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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.


Look Draw Look Draw with Robin Earles

Saturday, March 19, 2016, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
YAM Education Studio - class limited to 10 students
Class fee $60 for members, $67 for non-members
Students must bring an 18” x 24” drawing pad, no smaller.
$6 supply package fee paid directly to instructor includes charcoal and eraser.

The art of drawing is an uncanny act of coordinating the hand, eye, and mind. Class members will study the extraordinary forms, spaces, and surfaces of the world in which we live. Learn to record your observations using the language of line, shape, and tone.

Robin Earles, who received her MFA degree in 2006 at California State University, Long Beach, is co-founder of Buffalo Art Press, a fine art studio specializing in printmaking.  In addition to her studio practice, Robin teaches weekly classes at the studio and will be teaching at Rocky Mountain College in the fall of 2015. Robin is a select member of the Society of Animal Artists.

Price: $67.00

Date: March 19, 2016

Available Spaces: 9

Pinhole and Other Photography wtih Edward Barta

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
YAM Education Studio - class limited to 20 students
Class fee $60 for members, $67 for non-members
$5 supply package fee paid to instructor for paper and chemicals.

Local photographer and museum docent, Edward Barta, will instruct students on making their own pinhole cameras.  Class members will use a darkroom to produce both a  negative and a positive image. A Quaker Oats cereal box, supplied by Edward, will be used to form the camera.

Price: $67.00

Date: April 16, 2016

Available Spaces: 19

Drawing Comics with Jason Jam

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
YAM Education Studio - class limited to 20 students
Class fee $60 for members, $67 for non-members
No supply fee. Students must bring a ruler (straight edge) 12” minimum (longer preferred), eraser, pencil, heavyweight paper (11” x 14” minimum), and black Sharpie (ultra-fine point or micron pen). Colored markers, and colored pencils are not required, but students can bring them.

Students will learn the fundamentals of creating unique and inventive comic characters  and environments. From single panel to graphic novel, animals to superheroes, this class covers all aspects of cartooning.

Jason Jam is an independent artist, freelance artist/illustrator, and game designer, developing all aspects of the gaming industry.

Price: $67.00

Date: April 23, 2016

Available Spaces: 20

Hand-dyed Batik Kite Building with Terry Zee Lee and Drake Smith

Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
YAM Education Studio - class limited to 20 students.
Class fee $60 for members, $67 for non-members.
$8 supply fee paid directly to instructor provides kite skins, watercolor, bamboo, kite line, stickers and glue.

Students will use industrial-sized coffee filters and Blick concentrated watercolor paint to make batik patterns that translate into fabulous, well-flying kites.

Drake Smith and Terry Zee Lee have been spreading the word about the joys of kite building and kite flying for fifteen years.

Price: $67.00

Date: May 21, 2016

Available Spaces: 20

*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–