Summer Teaching Institute at the UW Art Museum

July 18, 2012

Participants in the University of Wyoming Art Museum Summer Teaching Institute, scheduled July 23-27, will use art as inspiration for teaching and learning, and also to build school and community partnerships for art education.

K-12 personnel and community and museum educators will provide strategies and support for exploring topics with students of all ages.

Cost for the workshop is $150 per person, with a $50 non-refundable pre-registration fee. Partners may register for $150 for the first participant, $125 for the second person and $100 for any additional partners. All partners must register together. Registration forms are available at the UW Art Museum website at

Education curator Wendy Bredehoft and master teacher Heather Bender will lead the workshop, which will take place in the new UW Visual Arts Building. Participants will explore artwork on exhibit -- including Francisco Goya’s “Los Caprichos’; Linda Fleming’s “Modeling the Universe”; and “Journeys along the Sepik River: Tribal Art from Papua New Guinea” -- in the UW Art Museum and the new Visual Arts Building Gallery,

Artists/teachers include UW art faculty members Diana Baumbach (foundations); Ashley Carlisle (sculpture); and Shelby Shadwell (drawing). Visiting artists/collectors Neltje and Mary Jane Edwards also will be at the teaching institute.

Each afternoon, studio time is included for participants to explore new materials and ideas inspired by the original artwork, objects and books.

A participant in last year’s institute noted, “I love this week. I learned so many new techniques to use with my students, rediscovered my own passion for art making and developed new friendships. Most importantly, I am feeling confident in my ability to engage students with original art and resources in ways that will be exciting and meaningful for them.”

For more information, contact Bredehoft at (307) 766-3496 or or visit the website at or Follow the museum on Facebook at

“Imagine learning from the masters” is a guiding principle of the UW Art Museum’s programs. 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.

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