July 18-22, 2022| 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

2022 Summer Art Institute Art of the Natural World: Serious STEAM engagement - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge

Put some STEAM into your Art Education! Documenting the natural world has been at the very core of artmaking since the caves of Lascaux and has been vital in data collection and creativity throughout time. Let’s explore how science and art work together to enhance understanding in the classroom. We’ll delve deep into how students make connections between concepts, hone our observation and problem-solving skills, learn about artists, their media and practice, and use the world around us to illustrate, imagine, explore, create, and interpret the beauty of our planet. You’ll leave this workshop with the skills and confidence to incorporate art making – from drawing and illustration to printmaking, sculpture and photography – into lessons on biology, zoology, botany, anatomy, physics and more.

Maryhill Museum of Art‘s Curator of Education, Louise Palermo will co-present the Institute with oversight by Colleen Schafroth, Executive Director as lead instructor. There will be a number of guest artists presenting throughout the week.  Guest artists include Molly Gaston Johnson; Bio Illustrator; Christopher Pothier; Marjorie Williams-Smith and Duncan Berry.

Cost: $230 museum members / $245 non-members. Advance registration required. 

Three hours of credit are available through Antioch University Seattle for an additional fee. Continuing Education Clock-hours are available.

A “first-requested” scholarship is available through the Janet P. Swartz and Harriet G. Langfeldt Summer Art Institute Scholarship Fund. To apply, please contact education@maryhillmuseum.org.

Questions? Call 509 773-3733 ext. 25 or email education@maryhillmuseum.org.