The holidays are quickly approaching & we have a lot going on at The NIC!



Workshops at the NIC


Workshop with Jamie Lacore

Saturday, December 10: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Please pre-register and pay by December 2).

Fees: $40 for members
$30 for students with valid student ID
$55 for non-members

Supplies fee is $8 due at the beginning of the class. Bring a friend and save $10 off your class fee. All levels of experience welcome. For a supply list or to register email: or all 235-5247.

Join the NIC for a festive introduction into the world of felt making! Explore the creative potential of felt and enjoy the tactile aspects of working with this versatile medium. In this class, we will use wet felting and needle felting techniques to create charming ornaments and felted soap bars. Vibrant colors combined with the warmth of wool will make these handmade pieces great holiday gifts! This class is for high school students and older.

Jamie Lacore is a multi-media artist who lives and works in Casper, Wyoming. Originally from Lawrence, Kansas, she received a BFA in Textile Design from the University of Kansas. To see what Jamie is up to on Instagram: @jamie_lacore_art


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Preschool Picassos

Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
2-5 year olds and their parent/adult
January 18 – February 22
March 15 – April 19
Fees: $35 for members and $45 for non-members per child/adult duo for each six-class session.
Class Description: Explore art concepts with your child in these age-appropriate, curriculum-related, and themed-structured six-week art classes. These classes engage young students in problem solving, creative expression and enhance fine motor coordination through exploration of different art materials.
The NIC offers families $15.00 off class fee for the second and third child for Preschool Picassos’ classes.

Home School Art

Grades: K-2 from 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. Grades: 3-8 from 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.
January 18 – February 22
March 15 – April 19
Fees: $40 for members and $50 for non-members per student for each six-class session
Class Description: Build skills and learn about different art media in a fun and engaging environment. These multidisciplinary, curriculum-based classes offer an unending variety of art projects and promote problem solving skills, communication and collaboration. The class will focus on art styles, concepts behind the art and personal interpretation, while enhancing students’ individual techniques through exploration of the elements of art and principles of design.
The NIC offers families $15.00 off class fee for the second and third child for Homeschool Art classes.

Are you a member of The NIC?


Give the gift of art!

Memberships to The NIC make great gifts – and a special little treat for yourself as well! Give the Gift of Art – free admission, a minimum of a 10% off in our fabulous Museum Shop, and more!

This past year, The NIC exhibits included art by Chris Navarro and Chuck Kimmerle, selections from our permanent collection of Western Art, and highlights of our Conrad Schwiering archive. Free admission to such well regarded shows will be a much appreciated gift all year round. And, we have some special shows coming for the 2017 Eclipse Festival!

Memberships are available at a special price for Seniors and Students. And now, The NIC is proud to announce that we are a member of The North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM). Membership at our Contributor Level, or above, includes membership to NARM. This special organizational membership includes free admission to over 850 museums, gardens, tech centers, and other cultural centers!

Even if you’re already a member of The NIC, now may be the time to consider upgrading your membership and enjoying
free admission at other NARM member locations, along with more great benefits.

Looking for a present for that special someone these holidays?
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THANK YOU for supporting The NIC over the years! We are committed to bringing exceptional art to our area. We’ve set up a Go Fund Me campaign for a Robert Russin exhibition in 2017. Any donation is helpful. We appreciate you!

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