Summer Art Institute: The Art and Science of Being Human

This year we will be exploring art history, social science, brain science and contemporary art through a variety of media and art history: The Institute will enrich your art and support lesson planning for invigorating your skills and inspiring your students. The Summer Institute was developed to highlight the deep connections between STEM education and art education by embracing STEAM! This year’s Institute will include brain science and how we truly see the world, we will be learning about artists, their media and practice, discovering and exploring new media through your own artmaking (drawing, printmaking, sculpture, bookmaking and more!), we will visit a working artist’s studio and enjoy some camaraderie in the beautiful setting of Maryhill Museum of Art and the Columbia River Gorge.  

We will work with you to help you find a room-share arrangement; or you can book a lovely campsite at Maryhill State Park or stay in one of the many Bed and Breakfast accommodations in the area. The Summer Institute is not only inspiring for your art and teaching practice but is also good for your soul! Clock hours and Professional hours are available.

If you are a member of Maryhill Museum of Art, registration is $250 for members and $270 for non-members. We do have a generous scholarship offered on a first-asked basis.  

If you are interested, please consider joining us! 

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day

32 Clock Hours/Professional development hours

$230 Members/$250 Non-members (must have 12 participants)

2024 Guest Presenters include:

Brigette McConville – Warm Springs Tribal Member, artist & anthropologist.

Shelley Toon Lindburg – Executive Director of Arts Education in the Gorge.

Steve Grafe – PHD, Curator of Art at MHM & author.

Colleen Schafroth – Retired Executive Director of MHM & author.

Sorcha Meek Paul – M.Ed. Curator of Education MHM & artist.

Dawson Walker – Cartoonist and Educator.


Jul 22 - 26 2024


8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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