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 spring 2019 schedule includes four workshops starting at 1PM on the following dates:

Date:                         Topic:

May 25, 2019      Students Choice 

(Passport to the NMSU Permanent Art Collection)

As of May 11, 2019, the University Art Gallery has closed it’s doors as it transitions to the new University Art Museum (Opening February 28, 2020). Taking place in the closed gallery, this free workshop will give students special access to the NMSU Permanent Art Collection’s Modern/Contemporary and Retablo collection. This one-of- a-kind access to the art collection will be an inspiring chance for students to see both contemporary work and art that has historical significance in our region. All students will get to pick their favorite piece of art in the collection and re-create it with their choice of medium and style.

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.

OutsmART is generously supported by Western Heritage Bank.