Wyoming Arts Council

CWC Sinks Canyon Center offers workshops

Artist’s Summit 2007, a collaboration among the Lander Art Center, the Art Association of Jackson Hole and Central Wyoming College in Riverton, introduces seven visual arts workshops this summer in the Wind River Range.

On June 8-13, Adam Jahiel, a photographer from Story, offers “Creating the world through your own lens,” for photographers at any level of expertise to develop their individual “art of seeing.” Lander artist Bill Yankee will teach landscape painting June 9-11. He will lead excursions into the natural areas around Sinks Canyon so participants can practice painting landscapes in the media of their choice. Lorre Hoffman, director of the Lander Art Center, will share her expertise in sculpture, teaching an “Iron Pour” course June 9-11.

From Japan, Jorie Johnson will teach a traditional felting class introducing two- and three-dimensional forms July 6-8.

Three workshops will be held Aug. 8-11. A three-day printmaking course is taught by Jean Gumpper, entitled “Transforming the landscape: Drawing into print-making.” Gumpper brings extensive printmaking and teaching skills to introduce the student to a variety of methods of combining drawing and printmaking. Bronwyn Minton offers “Process and place: Discovering new directions and ideas for your art.” This course is designed to clarify the participant’s working methods to generate ideas and develop new directions. Raku firing of ceramics taught by Jason Dayton will cover the history of Raku firing and offer opportunities to glaze and fire ceramic pieces.

These courses are open to all interested artists. Undergraduate credit is offered through Central Wyoming College and graduate credit is offered for most classes through Idaho State University. CWC is offering, through May 25, a “First Class Stipend” to pay $50 per credit for up to five credits for those who have not taken courses with CWC within the past year.

Participants may stay in one-room log cabins surrounded by historic apple orchards and red buttes that are located close to the classrooms. Or they can make their own lodging arrangements. Meals are prepared by a local caterer, allowing workshop participants an opportunity to get to know each other, exchange ideas, and relax during dining times.

FMI: CWC, Jackson Center, 307-733-7425; CWC Lander Center, 307-332-3394; Art Association, 307-733-6379. Or visit the Sinks Canyon Center and click on “Courses and Events.”

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