Open Studio: Weather Patterns
May 1 2024 | 10am - May 31 2024 | 5pm

333 E River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Smoky black clouds fill the sky above a bright expanse of green grass and a low range of evergreen trees in the far background.

Additional Details

The theme for May's art-making activity is inspired by April Gornik's moody landscape, Cloud Bringing Night. Artists have long been inspired by various weather patterns, representing them in monumental landscape paintings, or using depictions of weather and the sky to create mood. They use their artistic skills to capture the beauty, atmosphere, and sometimes unpredictable weather in their works. Weather patterns in art encompass a wide range of artistic styles and techniques. Artists continue to respond to and explore the visual effect of the always changing light and environment that weather creates.

Take a trip through the seasons with works from our collection that depict the elements in action — rain, snow, sunshine, and wind. Weather affects our lives in deep ways and is also used in language to describe life’s trials and sweet moments. Think about your own life, how weather has shaped its big moments, and your current season of life with our journaling activity.

Drop-in, Self-Guided Art Activity

As the school year comes to a close and finals loom, create your very own journal to weather the storm! Need inspiration? WAM has you covered! Enjoy our art-inspired prompts, coloring page inserts, and learn about resources on campus that aid with health and wellness.

Image Credit: April Gornik, Cloud Bringing Night, 2015. Oil on linen, 72 x 108 inches.