Programs for Adults


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
(for adults 50+)

Spring 2017

OLLI students examine DNAThe Science of Museum Collections
Session II: March 20-April 21, 2017 (5 meetings)
Tuesdays 3-4:30pm

Enjoy a museum sampler! Discover collections and the science behind them. Explore a new subject each week. Curators and collections managers will share interesting facts about specimens they are charged with collecting, cataloging, conserving, and researching. Featured this session will be ethnology and history, genomic resources (DNA and frozen tissues), fishes, earth sciences (fossils and dinosaurs), and insects. Included will be tours of the UA Museum of the North collections and laboratory spaces plus hands-on activities presented by museum education.

Registration required. Register via OLLI





Explore the theme of your choice and experiment with color, texture and materials. Enjoy dessert and hot drinks, and create your own works of art with professional instruction. No previous experience necessary!    

Check back soon for information on upcoming workshops!


Past Workshops

Fused Glass
(December 2016)Six fused glass plates with various designs.

No experience is needed for this hands-on glass fusing workshop. You will learn the basics of creating glass objects in a kiln, and create a fused glass plate and a small pendant or ornament.

Instructor: Margaret Donat, local artist and art educator
When: December 7, 5:00-7:00 pm
Where: UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab
Cost: $55 (non-members) / $50 (members)
Includes art instruction, high quality art materials, and light refreshments.Four fused glass pendants.

Images courtesy of Margaret Donat.





Encaustic Painting
(September 2016)

This hands-on encaustics workshop will examine approaches to using photographs, drawings, papers, and other objects that can be embedded into wax. We will address heating, fusing, and manipulating wax, as well as discuss colors, brushes, and where to find materials. Be inspired by museum objects as you experiment and create.

Instructor: Katlian Stark, Artist and Gallery Assistant at Well Street 

For a better experience, group size is limited to 10 participants.

Image courtesy of Katlian Stark

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