Wyoming artist Michele Farrier sets up camp at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West June 7–9 to instruct youthful budding artists on a journey through the creative process. The day camp accommodates sessions for two age groups: students 10–12 years of age meet from 9 a.m.–noon each day; and teens 13–16 years of age from 1–4 p.m.
“Michele is an amazing artist who is also a fabulous teacher,” says Emily Buckles, the Center’s Interpretive Specialist for Programs and Natural Science Educator. With 20-plus years of experience teaching art to K-12 students, Farrier nurtures students as they work with a variety of mediums.
Buckles emphasizes, “Art is something that kids love, and we should continue to foster that passion even through adulthood.” Referring to the 13–16 year old group, she says, “We are offering the class this year designed for older students than we have in the past.”
Space is limited, so advanced registration is required and can be done at tickets.centerofthewest.org. Cost for either age group is $30 per student for Buffalo Bill Center of the West members and $40 for non-members.
After Art Camp wraps up, Farrier sets up her easel in the Center’s Whitney Western Art Museum as Artist-in-Residence from June 10–16, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. each day. Visitors can view her working and chat with her about techniques in oil and pastel. The previous week, June 5–9, Cody artist Jeff Rudolph serves as the Artist-in-Residence.
Farrier received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of California-Davis, and earned a K-12 Art Specialist Teaching Credential from California State University-Sacramento. Her work can be found in the Wyoming State Art Collection and the Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, Wyoming. It is also for sale at both DeSelm’s Fine Art in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Guchiebird’s in Driggs, Idaho.
Scholarships are available; for more information on the camps or scholarship opportunities, contact Buckles at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-578-4110.
Art Camp and several other workshops, activities, and field trips schedule throughout summer 2017, are made possible through a generous grant from the R. Harold Burton Foundation. For more information on these programs, visit the “Learn” section of centerofthewest.org.
For all listings of public programing coming up during this, the Center of the West’s Centennial year, visit our online calendar.
Since 1917, the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, has devoted itself to sharing the story of the authentic American West. The Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For additional information, visit centerofthewest.org or the Center’s pages on Facebook and Google+. #100YearsMore
Contact: Emily Buckles at email@example.com or 307-578-4110.