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Museum high school programs at the National Museum of Wildlife Art

High School Programs at the Museum

The Studio Project

This year’s program will run from January to March 2019.
More information.

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. Students may sketch from paintings or sculptures in the galleries and then return to our classroom to add color with paint. These sessions may be scheduled over several weeks if desired.

Blacktail Contemporary Art Tours

Students view new contemporary works acquired for the collection at the Blacktail Gala Collection event. Museum curators discuss artists and their unconventional materials and processes. Blacktail tours are scheduled annually during the month of February. For more information contact Lisa Simmons, Associate Curator of Education and Outreach at or 307-732-5435.

Styles of Wildlife Art

Approximately 1.5 hours

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

Approximately 60 minutes

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:

Sari Platt
Associate Curator of Education and Outreach
(307) 732-5435

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