Adult Education

The Yellowstone Art Museum invites art enthusiasts and accomplished artists to participate in monthly art classes led by regional artists. Please check back frequently for updates and class information.


Two-Color Watercolor with Jason Jam


Local artist Jason Jam is well known for his cartoons and graphic design, but he is equally deft with this popular medium. His is an independent artist/illustrator, game designer, and is currently the Community and Volunteer Coordinator at the Yellowstone Art Museum.

Using only two colors, this class will explore how to use values, shapes, and an array of techniques to create exciting watercolor paintings on Saturday, February 25 2017 from 10:00 a.m.–2:00p.m. Sign-up online below, by stopping by the museum front desk, or call us at 406-256-6804.

There is no supply fee but student must bring their own supplies.

Supply List for students to bring to class:

– Ultra-marine blue watercolor pigment–tube or pan
– Burnt Sienna watercolor pigment—tube or pan
– Two Round watercolor brushes–large brush between size 8–12, and a small brush between size 3–6
– Palette for mixing
– 9 x 12” watercolor pad of at least 140lb.
– Picture to reference for painting, with great contrast of color and hue

Price: $35.00

Date: February 25, 2017

Adult Art Education Bead Embroidery Workshop

Saturday, March 25th, 2017 from 10:00–4:00 p.m.

This fun class will spark your imagination as you learn a variety of sewing techniques using a colorful assortment of beads and fabric. Create your own personal and unique works of art! No previous experience necessary. You will leave with a pin to wear, bookmark, and enough knowledge and inspiration to continue your journey with beads.

Instructor Susan Germer has been enjoying this art form since 1994 and loves the improvisational aspect of painting and doodling with beads. All supplies will be provided. Your take-home kit will include beading needle, thread, fabric, pin back, leather, beeswax, and beads. Feel free to bring your own special beads and buttons. We will call for lunch delivery—or bring your own. Susan will contact you before class day to talk about extra things you might like to bring.


 Sign-up online or by calling the YAM front desk at 406-256-6804.

$60 for members

$67 for non-members

Students will need to bring a $30 supply fee to pay directly to the instructor on the day of class. 

Price: $67.00

Date: March 25, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

Drawing as a Conversation: Drawing Class led by Artist-in-Residence Robin Earles

Saturday, May 6, 2017

1–3:30 p.m.

Ages 16 to adult

$45 members, $50 non-members

All materials and supplies are included with class fee.

Robin Earles will demonstrate drawing techniques that allow the student to explore their own unique language while working in concert or conversation with artwork currently on exhibition. This is intended to create a unique experience for the student to better understand the works of others, build empathy for that art, while connecting with one’s own mark making abilities.

Price: $50.00

Date: May 6, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

Adult Art Education Cola Pen Drawing Workshop

Students will create a pen for calligraphy using a recycled soda can on Saturday, May 20 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Local artist Sarah Behrens Lemon will instruct students in this exciting process.

$35 for members

$40 for non-members

Student should bring one clean aluminum can and a $15 supply fee paid directly to the instructor.

Sign-up online or by calling the YAM front desk at 406-256-6804.


Price: $40.00

Date: May 20, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

*Classes will be cancelled two weeks prior to scheduled date if insufficient enrollment. Your enrollment cost will be refunded fully.  Please enroll before then to avoid cancellations. After registering, if you cannot attend a class, you must cancel a full TWO WEEKS before the class, or your money cannot be refunded.