Educational Programs

Educational Programs - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge

Maryhill Museum Education Programs

Throughout the March 15 to November 15 season, Maryhill offers a wide range of related educational programming. These educational opportunities are open to artists, educators, astronomy & dance lovers as well as the general public and local community. Highlights include the Summer Institute, Starry Night at the Museum and a scarecrow making workshop.

Current Education Program Calendar

Current, Educational Exhibitions

Teachers as Artists

March 15 – April 17

Submissions January 12 – February 9

Incoming Curator of Education, Sorcha Meek Paul is delighted to present the upcoming show Teachers as Artists. Maryhill Museum of Art has worked in partnership with Oregon Art Education Association and Washington Art Education Association to showcase teacher talent through juried exhibitions in the museum’s MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center. This juried exhibition has put Maryhill on the map with both Oregon and Washington art educators and has encouraged field trips from a wider range of locations. Juror Lou Palermo will be at the opening reception to announce the following awards: Best in show, First Place, Second place, Third Place, Curator of Education Choice, and several honorable mentions.

Please join us for our opening reception March 18th 2023 at 3:00pm. All welcome!  Members are Free

Image caption: Best in Show: Reagan Boysen. Solar Eclipse, acrylic on canvas. Twin Falls Middle School, North Bend, WA, Principal: Jeff D’Ambrosio

Teachers as Artists - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge
Current, Talks & Presentations

Slow Art Day

April 15th, 2023 @ 1pm

Enjoy an adventure into the night with two paintings from the exhibition Nocturnes.  This exhibition displays nighttime scenes by offering cityscapes and landscapes captured at twilight and after dark.  Learn more about the exhibition.  

Slow Art Day is an international event to invite novices – and experts – to experience the power of looking at art slowly. Curator of Education, Sorcha Meek Paul will lead the discussions. Free with admission.  Register by emailing education@maryhillmuseum.org or calling 509 773-3733 x  25.

Slow Art Day - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge
Classes & Workshops, Current

Nocturne Workshop

June 24, 2023

Probe the midnight sky with Laurel Bushman by exploring painting nocturnes inspired by Hubble Space Telescope images.

Registration required*, $12 supply fee, $60 nonmembers, $50 members.  Total cost including supplies is $72 and $62.

Nocturne Workshop - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge
Current, Starry Night at the Museum

Starry Night at the Museum with Rose City Astronomy 2023

June 24, 2023

Camp out on Maryhill’s beautiful lawn with storyteller extraordinaire Will Hornyak and Troy Carpenter of the Goldendale Observatory explains what you might see throughout the evening while the amazing Rose City Astronomers set up telescopes to view deeply into the universe. Check-in begins at 4 p.m. The Museum will remain open until 7 p.m.

Cost for Tent or RV Campsite: $80 nonmembers | $70 members Includes a campsite on the lawn at Maryhill, and one (1) free admission to the museum for each member of your party. Tent and RV sites accommodate one tent or RV. Campers provide their own tents and camping gear. No cooking fires permitted. There are no RV (electrical) hook-ups or showers. Reservations are strongly required. Deadline to register for tent or RV site is June 21, 2023.

Starry Night at the Museum with Rose City Astronomy 2023 - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge
Current, Summer Art Institute

2023 Summer Art Institute: Art History and the Science that Goes Along with It

July 17 – 21 2023 from 8:30am to 4:30pm daily.

Put some STEAM and STEM into your Art Education! 

Explore art history through science from the chemical composition of art materials to the breakthroughs of science represented in art.  You’ll leave this workshop with the skills and confidence to incorporate art making and science. Maryhill Museum of Art‘s Curator of Education, Sorcha Meek Paul will co-present the Institute with Colleen Schafroth, Executive Director as lead instructor. There will be a number of guest artists presenting throughout the week.  Clock hours and Professional Hours are available. STEM and STEAM Certificates can also be issued. Credit available through Antioch University for additional cost.

Cost:  $270 nonmembers, $250 members. 3-Credit hours are available for $150 from Continuing Education, Antioch University, Seattle, the first day of class.

Registration Required.www.maryhillmuseum.org or 509 773-3733 x 20

2023 Summer Art Institute: Art History and the Science that Goes Along with It - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge
Current, Educational Exhibitions

As the Crow Flies: The Scarecrows of the Columbia River

October 1 – 31 2023

Travel down the Columbia River to visit sites where Scarecrows tell a story through art, history, craft and curiosity. Locations include: Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale Community Library, White Salmon Library, The Dalles- Wasco County Library, The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, The History of Hood River County.

Free with admission

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