Wyoming Arts Council

UW Art Museum offers free classes for children

Paint Pony Express allows students to discover the world of art

Three weeks of free activities for students between the ages of 4 and 11 will be offered at the University of Wyoming Art Museum this July through the Paint Pony Express program. Paint Pony Express takes place Tuesday through Thursday, July 7-23. Children ages 4-5 meet Tuesdays, ages 6-8 meet Wednesdays, and classes on Thursdays are for ages 9-11.

Students will explore original art work from the Peter W. Doss Crow Indian Collection with Penny Isaac, daughter and tribal member, July 7, 8 and 9. They will meet artist-rancher Tracy Linder the week of July 14, 15 and 16 and investigate her sculpture, Tractor Hides, which are molded from the treads of tractor tires. July 22, 23 and 24 students will consider the work of weaver Lia Cook, who transforms childhood images into large-scale weavings.

Under the guidance of the Art Museum ’s teachers, students will then create their own work using writing, movement or performance and visual art/sculptural methods to convey their own artistic response and vision. Parents are asked to stay with children under the age of six. For additional information call the UW Art Museum at (307) 766-6622 or visit http://www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum

“Imagine learning from the masters” is a guiding principle of the UW Art Museum’s programs. The museum is located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Dr. in Laramie. The museum and Museum Store are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

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