Las Cruces, NM—The University Art Gallery (UAG) at NMSU will continue to conduct free children’s workshops throughout the summer. OutsmART is a series of Saturday interactive children’s art workshops exploring the power of art in their everyday lives. All ages and experience levels are encouraged to attend. However, this workshop may be most beneficial for children 5-15. Parents and guardians are invited to come to the classes.
Each workshop will be related to artwork exhibited in the university gallery. In the past year, participants have learned about traditional art practices, for example, making mosaics and monoprints, but have also tackled more conceptual topics like propaganda in art, cultural stereotypes, environmental issues, and even participated in performance art.
The summer schedule includes six workshops starting at 1 PM on the following dates:
May 12, 2018 Color and Canvas
June 9, 2018 John Garett Community Day (10-4pm) w/design workshop for kids (1 PM)
June 23, 2018 Monochromatic Monoprints based on the work of Susan A. Christie
July 14, 2018 Art from Photography based on the work of Karen S. Conley
Aug 4, 2018 Subtracted from Figurative Portraits based on the work of Jenny Morgan
Aug 11, 2018 A Sticky Situation-Creating Tape People Sculptures
Each workshop includes a short introduction prior to starting the project and students may stay past the hour to complete their work.
If you are interested and would like to sign up for this event, please visit our Facebook event page, https://www.facebook.com/pg/NMSUARTGALLERY/events/?ref=page_internalor feel free to call (575) 646-2545.