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Aug
3
Mon
“Plein Air” workshop @ various on-site locations
Aug 3 – Aug 7 all-day

In conjunction with the fifth annual Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al National Juried Art Exhibition, the Sagebrush Art Center will host a “Plein Air” workshop by Arizona artist and juror, Phil Starke. The workshop will take place in various locations in Sheridan County Monday through Friday. The workshop is designed to help each artist develop their skills in outdoor painting at their own level, focusing on how to see as an artist and not a camera. The workshop will include demonstrations and individual help. The instructor will be painting in oils but pastels and acrylics are welcome as well. Painting will be on location, but students will meet at 9 a.m. at Sagebrush. Prices are $375 for SAGE members and $425 for non-members. For more information or to reserve your spot, call 674-1970 or see artinsheridan.com. The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

Aug
5
Wed
ParkFit @ Whitney Park
Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The weekly afternoon outdoor fitness sessions, Sheridan ParkFit, will continue Wednesday with soccer at Whitney Park. Each Wednesday through Aug. 26 free community workouts will be offered at a variety of parks. All members of the community are invited to attend. This year, points will be given for each activity you attend and you can play as an individual or team. Awards for the most points will be given out at the last session on Aug. 26, at which time the winning team will determine the final activity. Each session begins at 12:10 p.m. For more information, contact the Sheridan Recreation District at 674-6421.

Aug
8
Sat
Saturday U @ Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus
Aug 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

A summer session of Saturday U, the University of Wyoming’s popular free one-day college education program, will come to Sheridan Aug. 8. The day begins with coffee and pastries at 8:30 a.m. at Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus located approximately 28 miles from Sheridan in the Bighorn Mountains on the northeast edge of Park Reservoir. For directions, see www.sheridan.edu/site/spearowigwam/location. Opening remarks will be offered at 8:50 a.m. Each Saturday U term features lectures from three outstanding UW professors or community college representatives. Following the lectures, all three professors will participate in a final roundtable discussion. Participants may attend one, two, three or all four sessions. No registration is required, and the event is free and open to the public. The roundtable discussion and luncheon will be held outdoors, weather permitting. The program topic descriptions and UW professors lecturing include: • “Early Paleoindian Lifeways in the High Rockies,” with Marcel Kornfeld, Department of Anthropology professor from 9-10 a.m. • “Arts Activity in Wyoming and Its Impact,” with Bruce Richardson, UW-Casper Department of English, senior lecturer, from 10:15-11:15 a.m. • “Bringing together wildlife science, wild lands management and the public since 1953: The UW-NPS Research Center in Grand Teton National Park,” with Harold Bergman, Department of Zoology and Physiology professor, and director of the UW-National Park Service Research Center, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information about the Sheridan program, see the Saturday U website at www.uwyo.edu/saturdayu.

Aug
10
Mon
Jr. High/High School Summer Art Camp @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Aug 10 – Aug 13 all-day

The Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al will host their first ever Summer Art Camp for high school and junior high visual arts students August 10-13 at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. A variety of classes will be available for individual registration, or students can partake in all four classes for a discount. The first class will be photography with Stephen Mullins, August 10-13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. The class will teach students the basics of photography and photo editing using their cell phone camera or personal cameras. The fee for the course is $50. The second course is “Express Yourself with Paint!” with instructor Sonja Caywood. This will be offered August 10-11 from 2-4 p.m. The two-day class is designed to challenge and inspire students who believe they’re not artistic to remember the joy of self expression through artistic and imaginative self portraits. The course fee is $40. The third class will be “WIPEOUT Painting” with Micah Trampe on August 12 from 2-5 p.m. For $30, students will learn to combine drawing and painting techniques to create a unique piece of artwork using only their hands as painting tools. The final class will be “Street Art” with Stephen Mullins on August 13 from 2-5 p.m. In this class, students will learn about the contemporary street art scene and it’s recent significance. Students will create a stencil that will be painted onto cardboard and cut out. “Street Art” is also $30. Students may register for all four courses for only $100. To reserve a spot or for more information, call 674-1970. The art center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. inside the historic train depot.

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