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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.


Embellish Yourself as Art

Price: $35.00

April 26, 2014

This three-hour class is aimed at a child (and his or her accompanying adult) who wants to make a great handmade gift for Mom in time for Mother's Day.  No need to bring supplies; they will all be provided by the instructor.  Cost of class is $35 for the adult/child team.  Bring buttons and a deck of cards to embellish.

All other supplies will be provided by the instructor for a fee of $5, paid directly to instructor.

Cancellations made less than seven (7) days prior to the class date are not refundable.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Appalachian Egg Baskets

Price: $55.00

May 17, 2014

This beginning basketry class teaches the skills to make a reed egg basket (other times called a bun, gizzard, or ribbed basket).  Learn to make a frame using a God's eye lashing and to add ribs and weavers to make a handled two-bun egg basket.  Learn lots of techniques and create a fun-shaped basket.  Instructor Marsha Hill has crafted more than 1,600 baskets and has woven 40 types of baskets in her lifetime.

Supplies to bring are:  a plastic bucket/basin of approximately 16" diameter for soaking materials, garden hand pruners or strong kitchen-type scissors for cutting reeds; an old towel to drain the soaking reeds, and six clothespins.

Additional supplies will be provided by the instructor for a fee of $10, paid directly to instructor.

Cancellations made less than seven (7) days prior to the class date are not refundable.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Herb & Dorothy 50x50 film screening

June 26, 2014

Developed as the follow-up film to Megumi Sasaki’s award-winning documentary HERB & DOROTHY (2008) that moved millions of art-lovers worldwide, HERB & DOROTHY 50X50 captures the last chapter of the Vogel’s extraordinary life and their gift to the nation, raising various questions on art, and what it takes to support art in today’s society.

In 2008, legendary art collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel made an announcement that stunned the art world. Known and loved as a retired postal worker (Herb) and librarian (Dorothy) who built a world-class art collection on their humble salaries, the Vogels launched a national gift project with the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington DC that would constitute one of the largest gifts in the history of American art: to give a total of 2,500 artworks to museums in all fifty states.

This follow-up film focuses on the institutions who were recipients of the Vogel's unprecedented gift in 2009, including the Yellowstone Art Museum.  Film screening begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free with museum admission.


*Classes will be cancelled one week prior to scheduled date if insufficient enrollment. Please enroll before then to avoid cancellations. If you enroll and pay at least 30 days before the class, you will receive $5 discount for each class day. Contact Linda Shelhamer for more information–