Prichard Art Gallery Hosts Fall Workshop

Tuesday, October 1 2013


MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery’s Education Outreach Program will host a creative workshops series throughout the fall aimed to spark artistic imagination for all ages. Space for each workshop is limited, sign up now.

The Education Outreach Program allows people to connect with significant works of contemporary art through docent-led tours and K-12 hands-on art lessons free of charge. Additional programs include workshops led by local artists on various topics and mediums. They are open to the public and all ages.

“The Prichard is the only venue for first-person experiences with significant emerging and established contemporary visual artists. Integration through digital communications plays a role in breaking isolation, but that is no substitute for a living experience with the arts and the creative process,” said Roger Rowley, director of the Prichard Art Gallery.

The creative workshops kick off with a children’s writing workshop led by University of Idaho creative writing MFA candidate Katie Lee Ellison. Students will spend two after-school sessions writing stories, followed by printing and publishing the work at the Print Museum in Palouse, Wash., Thursday, Oct. 3 and Thursday, Oct. 10 from 4-5 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 12. Students will find inspiration for their writing from the Robert Neuman exhibit currently running at the Prichard Art Gallery. For more information, email Ellison at kellison@uidaho.edu.

Patricia Cassidy will teach a jewelry-making workshop using metal embossing techniques on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.at the Prichard Art Gallery. Cassidy sells her work in the Prichard Art Gallery store under the business name Blue Mango. This workshop is limited to 10 people. Each person will make three pairs of earrings or pendants. All supplies will be provided by Cassidy and covered under the registration fee of $85, due by Oct. 16.

Participants of the James Castle Teacher and Artist Workshop will conduct hands-on activities based on the life and work of artist James Castle Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Prichard Art Gallery. During the workshop, led by Boise State University’s Kathleen Keys, participants will draw inspiration from images and short films of Castle’s life. Participants are encouraged to pre-register in order to hold a seat in the classes. This workshop is free for non-credit and $120 to receive 1 graduate professional development credit. Register for the workshop through the Prichard Art Gallery.

Father daughter duo Jim Croft and Nara Woodland will teach a bookmaking workshop beginning early December at the Prichard Art Gallery. Look for more information as the time approaches. Croft is an internationally known bookbinder and paper maker. He taught Woodland how to make medieval books when she was 12 years old. The first series of this workshop will focus on papermaking. Spring workshop series will focus on several bookbinding techniques. Previous experience is not required. For more information about this class, contact Woodland at nara@uidaho.edu.

The Prichard Art Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 pm. The gallery is closed Monday. The gallery, an outreach facility of the University of Idaho, is located at 414/416 S. Main St. on the corner of Fifth and Main Streets in downtown Moscow. Admission is free. Additional information is available at www.uidaho.edu/caa/prichardartgallery.
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About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic Conference. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu.