Wildcat Art is a non-profit program that serves the Tucson community while providing hands-on teaching experience for advanced undergraduate and graduate art education students. It is a 8 week long Saturday art program for students in k-12 offered every spring, by the University of Arizona School of Art.
Running for over two decades, Wildcat Art classes are structured to encourage students to explore ideas and issues through contemporary (digital media, installation, performance) and traditional art media practices (drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, design). Experiences are designed specifically for students at each age/grade level from kindergarten through adolescence (K-12). Classes are taught by advanced and graduate art & visual culture education students, in collaboration with art & visual culture education faculty.
Download the 2016 Wildcat Art registration form (PDF). Register early as spaces for 2016 are limited! Registration deadline – February 20, 2016.
**Please note, our elementary classes (k-5) are now full. We still have open spaces for 6th – 12th grade classrooms**
Previously our curriculum has included experiences in movement and contemporary dance; narrative and storytelling; collographic printing; cyanotype photography; post-modern architecture; clay; stop-frame animation, and other art-making processes. Students explore big ideas and themes through extended lessons that are aimed to relate significantly to the students’ lives and personal experiences. Wildcat Art also works closely with the University of Arizona Museum of Art, giving the students opportunities to learn through direct observation of works of art on display. Please visit the UAMA’s website for current exhibitions.
Classes run every Saturday from 10:00am – 12:00pm and are held in the School of Art Building on the University of Arizona campus.
Our 2016 schedule is as follows: Classes will meet each Saturday, from February 27 through April 23, with the exception of March 19 (our Spring Break). Our exhibition will open on April 26. A closing reception will be held on April 30 for students and families will be held at the University of Arizona Kachina Lounge (in the Student Union) from April 26-30. The closing reception will be April 30, 10:30am-12pm.