Continuing Education

Below is information about our Summer Art Institute, which takes place annually in July. Please check back for information about next year’s program as well as other professional development opportunities for educators; or click here for a list of upcoming adult art workshops.

July 24-28, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily
Summer Art Institute: Describing the World -The Natural Sciences & Art

This five-day intensive program will strengthen your knowledge of art while integrating the visual arts into your lives—where you work, live and play. This year, we explore the inspiring intersection of the natural sciences and the arts. The natural sciences include life and physical science—and much like the arts—often employ a creative and imaginative response to the world we live in. The Institute is led by Maryhill’s executive director, Colleen Schafroth, and features guest artists and presenters throughout the week. Extracurricular activities can include visits to artist’s studios and regional institutions.

Cost: $195 member / $215 non-member. For an additional cost 30 clock hours or 3 credit hours are available through Portland State University Graduate School of Education/Continuing Education.

Register Online: Complete the form below and pay via Pay Pal and a secure server.

Register by Phone: Call 509 773-3733 ext. 25

Questions? Call 509 773-3733 ext. 25 or email

MEET OUR SPECIAL GUESTS:  Lynn Orr, PhD and executive director of the Hood River County Museum will speak with us about art and the natural sciences; Marty Hudson, Naturalist and Weed Control Officer for Klickitat County, will talk about Maryhill’s McCarty Pond and the development of a wetland; geologist Lloyd DeKay will share information about the Columbia River Gorge Geology;  and Jason Lehman-Goldstein, Historian of Modern European Culture and Science, will present on Loie Fuller and the Natural Sciences.