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University of Wyoming Art Museum Hosts Summer Teacher Art Institute

June 9, 2009
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Cheyenne elementary art teacher, Virginia Allshouse, works on her sculpture during the 2008 Summer Teacher Institute. (UW Art Museum)

The University of Wyoming Art Museum and the UW Fine Arts Outreach Program will host "Transforming Learning: The 2009 Summer Teacher Institute," July 26-31.

The institute, a concentrated week-long workshop for teachers, uses original art work as the inspiration to find answers to questions such as: How can art help us explore new places? Can art help us learn new things about those places most familiar to us?

Registration fee is $50 per person. Residence hall rooms, breakfast and lunch are included. Participants are responsible for their own evening meals and all travel costs. To register, call UW Fine Arts Outreach, (307) 766-5139.

Observe, question, explore, create and reflect becomes the model for discovery as teachers become students. The new Ann Simpson Artmobile exhibition, "Where We Are Is Just the Beginning," will serve as resource and inspiration, as will the summer exhibits in the UW Art Museum, including the mixed media sculpture of Montana artist Tracy Linder, watercolor sketches, drawings and prints by Thomas Moran and selections from "Adornment: Native American Regalia."

The institute is funded in part by the Sigrid See Excellence Fund for the Art Museum Teacher Institute, the UW Fine Arts Outreach Program, the UW Art Museum, the Wyoming Arts Council through the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art.

"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 Drive in Laramie. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.

Posted on Tuesday, June 09, 2009

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