Denver, CO – August 31, 2021 – This fall, the Clyfford Still Museum will offer free virtual school experiences for the second year in a row to students in grades 4-12 and will expand to grades K-3 for the first time through its inStill Live school program.
inStill Live is a free virtual program facilitated by the Museum’s educators via video conferencing. The live virtual experience is hands-on, interactive, and allows students to take the lead in talking, reading, writing, and thinking in workshop-model lessons. inStill Live encourages small groups and features a high student-to-teacher ratio. CSM’s educators are trained in virtual engagement strategies to promote student participation.
“For the health and wellbeing of our community, school experiences at the Museum will be available starting November 2021 or possibly later, depending on the needs of our students and teachers,” said Nicole Cromartie, Clyfford Still Museum director of education and programs. “Until we can safely welcome classes back in the Museum in-person, our talented educators can still connect with classrooms and students virtually. Last year, we reached thousands of students through inStill Live, and we look forward to reaching even more students by expanding to grades K-3.”
Starting on September 13, the students in grades 4-12 will explore the theme, “Art in Times of Change,” to consider the ways changes impact people, both today and throughout history. Through close-looking at Clyfford Still’s art, sharing interpretations and ideas, and creating art, students will also reflect on how art can be a tool to process or respond to the changes they experience in their own lives.
In 2020, CSM staff worked closely with local K-3 teachers and students to develop its first program for primary grades. Beginning on October 5, 2021, K-3 students can explore the theme “You Are an Artist” through inStill Live. Young artists will explore the question, “What is an artist?” by creating art, exploring Clyfford Still’s art, and letting their imaginations run free.
Schools and teachers may request free inStill Live programs for grades K-12 at clyffordstillmuseum.org/instill.
About the Clyfford Still Museum
Designed by Allied Works Architecture to display the revolutionary art of one of the 20th century’s greatest artists, the Clyfford Still Museum opened in November 2011 in Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District. Considered one of the most important and mysterious painters of the 20th century, Clyfford Still (1904-1980) was among the first generation of abstract expressionist artists who developed a new and powerful approach to painting in the years during and immediately after World War II. The Museum’s collection represents more than 93% of the artist’s lifetime output. As the steward of Still’s art and legacy, the Museum’s mission is to preserve, exhibit, study, and foster engagement with its unique collections; generate outstanding exhibitions, scholarly research, educational and other cross-disciplinary programs that broaden the definition of a “single-artist” museum; and be a gathering place for the exploration of innovation and individual artistic endeavor. Connect with the Clyfford Still Museum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or at clyffordstillmuseum.org.
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