Free Art Workshops

Artmobile Educator Erica Ramsey will provide the following workshops inspired by the collection:

  • “Tangram Buildings” for grades K-2, 10-11 a.m., Friday, July 21. Students will observe the work in the exhibition Art and Architecture: Metaphors in Space. After the initial viewing, students will discuss what they saw in the exhibition. Students will be invited to identify the geometric shapes they can identify in a any image from the exhibition. Students will explore the many different ways in which an architect could arrange geometric shapes to create a unique design, by playing with tangrams on the surface of laminated prints of each image. Students will have the opportunity to work with multiple building templates and to find multiple solutions to each tangram problem. Learning will culminate in a discussion of how one design problem can have multiple solutions.
  • “Dream School” for grades 3-5, 10 a.m. – noon, Thursday, July 20. Students will observe the work in the exhibition Art and Architecture: Metaphors in Space.After the initial viewing, students will discuss what they saw in the exhibition. Students will be invited to engage in conversations about the purpose of a building and how architects enable certain human activity through design. Students will explore the concept of architectural metaphor by designing a dream school.  Students will have the opportunity to draw a design of their dream school and share their designs with the group
  • “Lego Your Perspective” for grades 6-8, 1-3 p.m., Thursday, July 20. Students will observe the work in the exhibition Art and Architecture: Metaphors in Space. After the initial viewing, students will discuss what they saw, and then return to the exhibition. Students will be invited to engage in conversations about depictions of reality, perspective, and the manipulation of space. Students will explore space in images through a lesson on one-point perspective.  Students will have the opportunity to investigate space by building a small city with legos, and then practice drawing the city from observation using the principles of one-point perspective.
  • “Local Observation” for high school age – adult, 6-8 p.m., Thursday, July 20. Students will observe the work in the exhibition Art and Architecture: Metaphors in Space. After the initial viewing, students will discuss what they saw in the exhibition. Students will be invited to engage in conversations about why an artist might choose a building as the subject.  Students will be asked questions designed to encourage the discussion of the artist’s process of observation. Students will be provided the opportunity to draw local architecture from observation. The observational drawing experience may be interior or exterior.

To register, stop by the library or call 527-1880. 

The 2017-2019 Artmobile exhibition invites viewers to investigate the relationship between art and architecture. Images in the exhibition enable discussions of the ways in which architectural spaces impact our institutions, communities, emotional and physical well being, and how artists interpret these impacts.The exhibition features classical renderings, conceptual interpretations and expressive portrayals of the architecture that shapes our lives.

Funding for the Ann Simpson Artmobile Program is provided by the Ann Simpson Artmobile Endowment established by the Julienne Michel Foundation and with the support of Helga and Erivan Haub, Ann and Alan Simpson, and an anonymous donor. The Artmobile van is provided by the TRONOX, Ann and Al Simpson, and Rocky Mountain Power Foundation and other generous donors. Additional support is provided by TRONOX, Union Wireless, and the Wyoming Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature.