The Stark Museum of Art offers a wide range of programs for ages 18+ including lectures, tours, gallery conversations, studio workshops and more throughout the year.

Adult Studio Workshop

Explore the world of fiber art with Guest Artist Xenia Fedorchenko at the Adult Studio Workshop: Narrative Felting on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Learn needle felting and visual storytelling techniques to create a 8” x 10” fiber artwork that tells a story. No prior felting experience required! The material fee of $60 includes a needle felting kit and all the supplies needed for the workshop plus a boxed lunch. Limited space available. This workshop is offered in conjunction with the special exhibition Black Pioneers: Legacy in the American West on view at the Stark Museum of Art through August 3, 2024.

Learn More About our Guest Artist:

Originally from Moscow, Russia, Xenia Fedorchenko joined the art faculty of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, in 2006 to teach printmaking and drawing. She received her Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2006) and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts (2000). 

Fedorchenko’s recent art practice focuses on plein air landscape painting, while her drawings and prints are represented in multiple university, museum and private collections nationally and internationally.

Fiber work, mainly papermaking and felting, has been a secondary focus of study for Fedorchenko since graduate school, where she took a number of courses in the discipline and served as a studio assistant for summer program offerings. Xenia’s graduate thesis consisted of etchings and lithographs printed on hand-made paper. Both felt and paper are currently offered at Lamar University as part of the Alternative Fiber Practices course.

Lunch & Look @ Home

Lunch & Look @ Home programs are a special series presented by Curator Sarah E. Boehme and guest speakers on subjects related to the Stark Museum of Art’s collection. This series provides visitors the opportunity to engage deeply with artists and works of art in the collection.

All live programs will be recorded and available at a later date at the button below and Stark Art & History YouTube channel.

Slow Art Viewing

Slow Art Viewing encourages the viewer to look carefully at works of art. On average, museum visitors spend less than eight seconds viewing any given work of art. The Slow Art method counteracts that tendency by encouraging the viewer to look at a few works of art for ten minutes each. This empowers the viewer to take control over the viewing experience and to make discoveries. You do not need special knowledge or training to enjoy and appreciate art. You bring your own perceptions and experiences to bear.