Loving Wyoming

                                                                                           Pride Artist Exhibition Submission Form

                                                                                                                                         Submissions due by April 23, 2021

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Loving Wyoming

 

 

Loving Wyoming is a project that the Wyoming Fine Arts Center has created to facilitate celebrations of the LGBTQIA+ community while teaching our students the power of acceptance, love, and courage through the lens of queer creatives. This will take place through curriculum in our art classes taught by queer teachers inspired by LGBTQIA+ art history, ending with a celebratory art exhibition at The Center during pride month.

The objectives of this program are:

  • To create a more inclusive community
  • Continue to teach students the importance and power of love and acceptance
  • Share work on social media to spread awareness to the city at large 
  • Collaborating with queer creatives and giving artists a platform to show work
  • Create an environment of diversity and inclusion that builds a stronger team and city
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WFAC Pride

Pride Programming

Join us for FREE programming featuring queer artists. Pre-registration is required so we can stay safe and socially distant. Masks are required in the building.

Register - Pride Programming 2021

Classes

  • Andy Warhol & Keith Haring Style Clay Portraits

    FREE - Pre-registration is required

    Students can create their own Warhol style portraits using clay! Playing with line,  color, and shape, the class will focus on pop art history and the queer creatives that influenced the style. Please bring small, printed photos to trace of your face or whomever you’d like to draw.  

    Artist Inspirations:  

    o Andy Warhol  

    o Keith Haring

     

    Section Offered
    Andy Warhol & Keith Haring Style Clay Portraits - Saturday April 17, 2021 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
    Ages 11, 12, 13, 14
    Grades 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
  • Kehinde Wiley Style Portraits

    FREE - Pre-registration required

    Students will create their very own fabulous self-portrait inspired by queer figural  painters. By painting over photos and collaging colorful backgrounds, each student  will be able to create a gorgeous piece of art that celebrates their unique identity.  Students should bring a fairly large photo of themselves or someone they’d like to  paint (fitting on an 11” x 14” canvas)  

    **Class size is limited to Art Room occupancy

    Artist Inspirations:  

    o Kehinde Wiley  

    o Frida Kahlo

    Section Offered
    Kehinde Wiley Style Portraits - Saturday May 1, 2021 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
    Ages 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Pride Flag Mosaics

    FREE - Pre-registration is required.

    In this class, families and students can create vibrant pride flag mosaics while learning a  little about the history of the pride flag and the incredible queer artists making strides  for the LGBTQ+ community today. 

    Artist Inspirations:  

    o Daniel Quasar – New Pride Flag Designer 

    o Gilbert Baker – Original Pride Flag Designer

    Section Offered
    Pride Flag Mosaics - Saturday April 10, 2021 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Watercolor & Charcoal Illustrated Portraits

    FREE - Pre-registration is required

    Students in this class will create stunning contour line artworks with charcoal and  watercolor inspired by some of queer history’s greatest illustrators. Please bring a photo of subject to work from, or you can do self-portraits using mirrors.  

    Artist Inspirations:  

    o Egon Schiele  

    o Jeanne Mammen 

    o Marie Laurencin

    Section Offered
    Watercolor & Charcoal Illustrated Portraits - Saturday April 24, 2021 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
    Ages 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Love

Hybrid Studio Art Classes

Low-cost classes combined with regular art curriculum

Local LGBTQIA+ artists guest lecture during regularly scheduled art programming with The Center’s art director Melinda Welch (MFA). 

Register - Hybrid Studio Art Classes March 2021

Classes

  • Hybrid Studio Art Class March 11th

    High School Studio Art Class

    Guest Artist: David Unthank

    Section Offered
    March 11, 2021 - Thursday March 11, 2021 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
    Ages 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Hybrid Studio Art Class March 13th

    Grades K-1 Elementary Studio Art Class- 9:30am-10:30am

    Middle School Art Class- 11:00am-12:30pm

    Guest Artists: Cole Sparks and Quincy Collins

    *Digital Illustration

    Section Offered
    March 13, 2021 Grades K-1 - Saturday March 13, 2021 - 9:30am-10:30am
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd
    March 13, 2021 Middle School - Saturday March 13, 2021 - 11:00am-12:30pm
    Ages 10, 11, 12, 13
    Grades 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
  • Hybrid Studio Art Class March 16th

    Grades 2-4 Elementary Studio Art Class

    Guest Artist: Sydney Mills

    Section Offered
    March 16, 2021 - Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 5:30pm-6:45pm
    Ages 8, 9, 10, 11
    Grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th