Fuel your creativity and “Make it Wild” with NMWA online classes

JACKSON, Wyo. — Need a new creative outlet? Look no further than the National Museum of Wildlife Art, offering a series of online art classes starting Tuesday, Jan. 11.

Each class is taught by a professional artist. The first three are available live and as a recording.

Up first: Bird Sculpture Using Wood and More, with Dan Burgette. After a discussion of sculpture, media, and tools used, Burgette will teach participants how to carve a simple wooden shorebird. There will be examples of birds at various stages, plus several options from which to model your finished bird. There will not be enough time to finish your bird sculpture in class, but participants will receive enough information to finish on their own. Burgette will be available after class via email to give input on progress and answer questions. The class goes live Jan. 11 from 6:30–8 p.m.

On Feb. 15, join Shana Stegman for a class in watercolor painting. This class is for anyone interested in self-expression using the beauty of color with water. It’s perfect for those wanting to paint more loosely or try painting for the first time. The class is great for beginners, but Stegman also encourages intermediate and advanced artists to want a relaxing time full of inspiration and creativity to join. Stegman will teach some fun color mixing studies, drawing, personal style development, how to get out of an “artist’s block,” and ways to love your own art. By the end, you should feel confident enough to paint on your own and add more art to your life. The live session is Feb. 15 from 6:30–8 p.m.

Finally, join Sue Tyler for Acrylic on Wood Block March 8. Tyler will demonstrate how to use acrylic and other water-based media to design an expressive, one-of-a-kind landscape on a wood block. Participants will observe and explore basic forms through drawing exercises, then layer transparent, fluid colors to create a unique landscape. Tyler encourages experimentation for a loose, abstract style. Her creative approach will energize each student’s unique style and produce expressive results. The live session is March 8 from 6:30–8 p.m.

All three classes will also be recorded. Participants will receive a list of inexpensive and easy to find art materials via email after registering. Visit the museum’s website to learn more about pricing and registration.

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