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Wayne Geary

Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UDAM) teaching artist.

Wayne Geary is a professional visual artist who has exhibited his work in galleries and museums locally and nationally. He has been awarded commissions to paint large murals through public art programs. Wayne has conducted many residencies in Utah and New Mexico and has worked extensively with handicapped, minority and at-risk students. He also teaches adult art classes at the University of Utah. Currently Wayne is an art teacher at a private school in Salt Lake City. Under Wayne’s direction, students (and often teachers as well) might paint a large wall mural that can become a permanent addition to the school. The painting, which is completed in latex and acrylic paint, is often concerned with landscape, natural history, and cultural or historical themes relevant to the residency site. Wayne uses an integrated approach, relating art instruction to other school subjects. Wayne emphasizes implementing the arts core curriculum during his residencies, and stresses helping teachers teach art. Enhancing students’ self-esteem and confidence is a major goal. Other residency activities might involve photography, drawing, collage, or individual student paintings. Available summers only. Material requirements vary depending on project. Wayne is available for residencies, teacher training, extended projects, collaborations with other artists, and short-term activities.


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