Southern Utah Museum of Art

Adult Programs

Our friends and neighbors in Iron County are a vital part of what makes the Southern Utah Museum of Art a cultural center in our community. The mission of the Learning and Experiences team is to champion participation in the arts through participatory learning and experiences for people of all ages. Adults in our community are invited to experience SUMA through programs like Art Adventures, Lunch and Learn, Melody in the Museum, and the Art Insights lecture series.

A Very SUMA Holiday: Winter Solstice Celebration

Friday, December 20, 4 - 7 p.m. 

Join us in a community celebration of the shortest day of the year with a late night at SUMA! We’ll have activities for all ages in the classroom and gallery, light refreshments, live music performances, and storytelling! Our SUMA Shop merchandise will also be 25% off during this event.


Art + Wellness: Meditation

Select Mondays at 8 a.m.
January 13 & 27; February 10 & 24; March 16 & 30; April 6 & 20

Start your school or work week off right with a guided meditation session during our next Art + Wellness series at SUMA. Learn the benefits of pranayama breathing, silent, and crystal bowl sound therapy meditation styles to then decide which is best for you before starting your own consistent practice. Led by instructor Melissa Adams, these 30-minute classes are designed for students and adults to improve focus, positivity, and a deeper connection to one’s self. No experience is necessary. This program is free to students and current SUMA members. Classes are limited to 25 participants and are first-come, first-serve.

SUMA Sidekicks: Free
Friends of SUMA Members: Free
Not-yet Members: $5 per session


Community Creates

Community Creates

Select Third Tuesdays, 6 p.m.

Various Locations

Get creative with our new program providing workshops for adults in a variety of mediums.  Workshops are inspired by the current exhibit and led by local artists. Each workshop will begin with general tips and best practices, then we will split into two groups based upon participant skill levels. If you are a beginner, the instructor will lead you through a guided experience to help you feel like a successful artist. If you are more experienced, feel free to go at your own pace and come away with your own unique creation! 

Registration is required due to limited availability.

January 21: Portraiture with Ben Sowards
February 18: Illustration with Hala Swearingen
March 17: Silkscreen with Brian Hoover

Pricing per class: 
SUMA Sidekicks: $10 
Friends of SUMA Members: $15
Not-yet Members: $20

Registration can be completed on Eventbrite. 

SUMA Members and Sidekicks can email for a special discount code. 


Art Insights: Pete Froslie

Thursday, January 23, 7 p.m. 
SUU Auditorium

Join artist Pete Froslie for an examination of his previous work and past experiences with artist residencies including “The Arctic Circle,” an artist and science-led expeditionary program. The main emphasis of the talk will be his multi-year project, Leviathan: The Aesthetics of Capital, which began in 2016 and encompasses the current installation at SUMA. This program is free and open to the public.


Art Adventures 

Watercolor Painting in Kolob Canyons
Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. 

Join SUMA and The Kolob Society to gain inspiration through nature and create your own plein air painting. Debbie Robb will instruct watercolor techniques and capturing the landscape to participants. SUMA will provide water and light snacks, but attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch. Space is limited to 12 participants and registration is required through Eventbrite. 

SUMA Sidekicks: $5
Friends of SUMA Members: $5
Not-yet Members: $10

If you are a SUMA Sidekick or Friends of SUMA Member, please email for your discount code.