- June 6: Storytelling in Art: Make Your Own Puppets
Families will learn how artists create visual stories in their paintings while hearing stories inspired by the Sid Richardson collection. Then, in the studio, the children will create cloth puppets based on characters in the museum's paintings.
- June 13: Artist's Tool Box: How to Paint Like an Artist
Families will explore the tools and techniques that Western artists Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington used to create their vibrant paintings. In the studio classroom, the children will create their own paintings on canvas.
- June 20: Communication in the Old West: Printmaking a Poster
Families will view vintage posters and advertisements from the 1800s and discuss printmaking as a technique for mass production and communication. They will learn how Frederic Remington's artworks were reproduced in popular magazines, forever capturing the public's imagination of the West. Then, in the studio classroom, the families will design a Westward Expansion poster using a relief print technique.