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Museum high school programs at the National Museum of Wildlife Art

High School Programs at the Museum

Museum High School Programs

The National Museum of Wildlife Art and the Art Association are collaborating to present Teton County teens the opportunity to participate in a free annual art enrichment program. This museum high school program offers local high school students the opportunity to explore materials and processes not readily available in their classrooms. Students will be exposed to working artists and designers who teach a wide variety of artistic skills and help students develop a professional art portfolio. The program will culminate in a student exhibition. For 2017, the program will run from February 6 through May 15, on Mondays from 6 – 9 p.m.

The application deadline is Friday, January 27, 2017. To apply, click here.

Studio Art Hour in the Museum

This museum high school studio class is designed for art classes who want to sketch from the masters. The Museum provides drawing boards, pencils, colored pencils, and watercolor paints. Classes should bring their own paper. Students may sketch from paintings or sculptures in the galleries and then return to our classroom to add color with paint. As another alternative, small bronze sculptures can be set up on the tables in the classroom for sketching. These sessions may be scheduled over several weeks if desired.

Blacktail Contemporary Art Tours

Students view the new works under consideration for acquisition at the Blacktail Gala Collection events. Museum Curators discuss unconventional artist materials and processes. Tour dares for 2017 are Monday, February 13 through Friday, February 17. Please schedule in advance.

Styles of Wildlife Art


During Session One Students are introduced to the styles of art found at the Museum through a slide show featuring our collection, including primitivism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, and expressionism/fauvism.

Later, at the Museum, students consider their personal preferences for subject matter and style through the “Token Response” game played in the galleries. Each student has the opportunity to talk about their favorite works of art and the reasons why they like or dislike certain pieces.

Writing Workshop


In this museum high school workshop, students tour selected exhibitions in the Museum obtaining information about the artists and the artwork on display. Quotes from some of the artists are used to help students gain insight into the creative process. Students spend the last 30 minutes of this workshop writing in response to a piece of art in the Museum. Basic art materials such as pencils and colored pencils can be provided for illustration of the written pieces.

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Simmons
Assistant Curator of Youth and Adult Education
(307) 732-5435

Or fill out the form below (all fields are required):

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