OutsmART: TODAY’S KIDS / TOMORROW’S ARTISTS: SATURDAY ART WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN AT THE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY AT NMSU
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 1PM on the following dates:
May 12, 2018 Color and Canvas
June 9, 2018 John Garett Community Day (10-4pm) w/design workshop for kids (1PM)
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_internal or feel free to call (575) 646-2545.
The University Art Gallery at NMSU is located at 1390 E. University Avenue in Las Cruces, in D.W. Williams Hall at the intersection of E. University Ave. and S. Solano Drive. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Designated gallery parking is available, and general parking on the NMSU campus is free on weekends and after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
OutsART will be in conjunction with the new 10-10 Arts Hop series. Through the 10-10 Arts Hop, the UAG is partnering with local participating galleries and arts organizations from 10 a.m.–10 p.m. for 12 hours of art in Las Cruces every second Saturday to promote art viewing and activities in greater Las Cruces.