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UW Art Museum Offers Creative Activities to Celebrate March Art Month

February 26, 2016
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The University of Wyoming Art Museum will offer several fun, family-oriented, free events for students in grades 1-12 to celebrate March Art Month.

The museum will host “Teen Hang Out” Monday, Feb. 29, from 4-6 p.m. in the Shelton Studio. “Teen Hang Out” is for Albany County youths in grades 7-12. This event will include art making, an informal session to share ideas, and an opportunity to meet local artists and talk about art.

“Night at the Museum” will kick off March Art Month at the Art Museum Monday, March 7, from 5-7 p.m. It will offer the opportunity for families to look and talk about contemporary art. The evening will feature free art-making activities such as printmaking and shadow puppets. Free pizza and vegetable snacks will be available. Museum curators, teaching artists and volunteers will be on hand during this family-friendly event.

“Spring Break Art Camp” for children ages 6-10 will take place March 14-18 from 1-4:45 p.m. Students will explore the artwork exhibited in the museum and then use what they have learned to draw inspiration from everyday moments to make extraordinary art. The camp costs $60 for the week or $15 a day per student.

For more information or to register for either set of classes, contact Heather Bender, master teacher, at (307) 766-3515 or

“Family Activity Boxes” or “FAB Saturdays” is a new family-friendly event during Saturdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. “Family Activity Boxes” (FAB) are full of great art-making activities for families to do in the galleries during self-guided tours of the exhibitions. Ideas for take-home activities are included in each box. Each Saturday, families can look and talk about art, investigate new ideas and creative processes, in addition to explore and make art.

The “After School Enrichment Program” is for students in grades 1 and 2 to participate in a free after-school program at the UW Art Museum called “Imagine Learning from the Masters.” This program is made possible through a partnership with Albany County School District 1 and uses original art in the Art Museum to enhance students’ art, writing, thinking and speaking skills. Enrichment classes meet from 3:30-4:45 p.m., and each school signs up for a seven-visit session. Contact your school administrator or art teacher for participation information.  

For more information, call the Art Museum at (307) 766-6622, visit the website at, or follow the museum on Facebook and Instagram.

Through its “Museum as Classroom” approach, the UW Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages. Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday hours are extended to 7 p.m. February through April and September through November. Admission is free.

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