Wildcat Art is the 8 week long Saturday art program offered every spring, by the University of Arizona School of Art. Now in its 20th year, 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.
Kindergarten-Second Grade Classroom is Full
Download the 2015 Wildcat Art registration form (PDF). Register early as spaces for 2015 are limited! Registration deadline extended until February 28th for grades 3-12.
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.
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.
Classes run every Saturday from 9:30am – 12:00 noon and are held in the School of Art Building on the University of Arizona campus. Our 2015 schedule is as follows: Classes will meet each Saturday, from February 28th through April 25th, with the exception of March 21th (our Spring Break). Our exhibition will open on April 27th. A closing reception will be held on May 2nd for students and families.
The UA Museum of Art will be free for families of Wildcat Art students on April 4th and April 18th. Ask your students to give you a tour!
Our annual exhibition is held at the University of Arizona Union Gallery from April 27th to May 2nd. The closing reception will be May 2 @ 10:30am-12pm.