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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.

Classes

Bleach Discharging on Fabric & Paper with Brooke Atherton

Brooke Atherton teaches discharging, the process of removing color from fabric or paper.  Students will use three different chemicals in class and will work outside the museum's Visible Vault (please dress accordingly).  Techniques covered are traditional resist techniques, including wrapping, clamping, and folding to make patterns.  Soy wax will also be used as a resist.  Much more will be investigated!

Participants are encouraged to bring their own fabrics - cotton dyed with Procion MX dyes and some commercial dyes work well.  Test first to see if a small amount of bleach removed the color.  If it does, it will work.

$20 supply fee paid directly to instructor may be waived if students assemble and bring their own supplies.  Contact Brooke for more information at:  pabajaba@bresnan.net.

Brooke in studio

*All classes require a minimum enrollment of six students.  If a class does not reach the minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled two weeks prior to class date.  Your enrollment fee will be fully refunded.  You must cancel a full two weeks prior to class or your money cannot be refunded.

Price: $60.00

Date: September 27, 2014

Available Spaces: 18

Talk by Exhibiting Artist T.L. Solien

Artist T.L. Solien visits Billings to talk about his work in T.L. Solien:  Toward the Setting Sun.  This is a body of work that Solien has been working on for the past ten years, all inspired by his reading of the classic novel Moby-Dick.

Free to members or included with general admission.

Price: Free Event

Date: October 9, 2014

Zombie Makeup Workshop

Have you ever wanted to learn Hollywood makeup secrets that will turn you into the walking dead? Join us fora half-day, hands-on demonstration of zombie makeup presented by veteran scare-actor Kelly Everitt (formerly of Universal Studios—Orlando, and 13th Floor—Denver, as well as the star of Troma Productions New Year’s Grieve and current registrar at the YAM).

Supply fee of $25 payable directly to the instructor covers a professional makeup palette from Wolfe FX that you take home as well as materials needed to create 3D effects. Prosthetics are not required or supplied. Make sure to bring a towel and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting stained. Please notify us in advance of skin sensitivity or any allergy to latex, rice, moss, or oats. Get ready for the Zombie Crawl by attending
this class!

MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED AND PAID BY OCTOBER 10TH SO SUPPLIES CAN BE ORDERED!

*All classes require a minimum enrollment of six students.  If a class does not reach the minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled two weeks prior to class date.  Your enrollment fee will be fully refunded.  You must cancel a full two weeks prior to class or your money cannot be refunded.

Price: $35.00

Date: October 18, 2014

Available Spaces: 25

The Art of Paper Marbling

Susan Seilstad journeyed to Turkey over the summer to learn more marbling techniques. Participants in the class will learn the ancient Turkish art of Ebru. This will be followed by a hands-on demonstration and instruction on various marbling processes. A number of work centers will be available to create your own unique marbled paper design.

$15 supply fee paid directly to instructor for paper, brushes, dyes, paints, "combs," metal tools, stylus, newspapers, and trays.  Students need not bring any additional supplies.

*All classes require a minimum enrollment of six students.  If a class does not reach the minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled two weeks prior to class date.  Your enrollment fee will be fully refunded.  You must cancel a full two weeks prior to class or your money cannot be refunded.

Price: $60.00

Date: November 15, 2014

Available Spaces: 15

Journal in a Journal

Self-taught bookbinder Charlene Magargal transforms recycled goods into useable books. In this class, she will help you create two journals from repurposed materials. One smaller book will fit or attach inside a larger book, created with used book covers that the student is to provide. Participants will learn the long stitch, and accordion and fan-fold to make the pages. Basic journaling skills will be covered in the class.

$15 supply fee paid directly to instructor.  Supplies students need to bring include an apron (if you have one) and two hardback books that can be cut apart.

*All classes require a minimum enrollment of six students.  If a class does not reach the minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled two weeks prior to class date.  Your enrollment fee will be fully refunded.  You must cancel a full two weeks prior to class or your money cannot be refunded.

Price: $60.00

Date: January 17, 2015

Available Spaces: 14

Painting with Chalk Pastels

Regionally renowned artist Mike Caskey will present his second workshop. Caskey was raised in northwest Wyoming and has lived in Montana for over 40 years. He was featured at the museum last year in an exhibition titled Transitions: Autumn in the Yellowstone River Valley. Learn to “paint” with soft pastels, with an emphasis on landscape.

There will be no supply fee but students should bring one piece of Canson brand colored pastel paper and one box of 12- or 24-count soft pastels.  Both are available at Hobby Lobby or Michael's.  Bring your own photograph to work from.

*All classes require a minimum enrollment of six students.  If a class does not reach the minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled two weeks prior to class date.  Your enrollment fee will be fully refunded.  You must cancel a full two weeks prior to class or your money cannot be refunded.

Price: $60.00

Date: February 21, 2015

Available Spaces: 19

Create with Silver Precious Metal Clay

Make a wearable piece of art! Learn basic techniques for working with silver Precious Metal Clay (PMC), creative possibilities, and unique properties of the medium. Using simple tools, students will form and texture PMC into earrings and a pendant of their own design. After kiln firing, you will have a creation of fine silver (.999%). Finishing  techniques will be taught, including patination and color.

Certified Precious Metal Clay instructor Susan Germer has been creating with PMC for 10 years. Jewelry design has been her main focus for 14-plus years, and her jewelry has been sold in galleries, at shows, and in shops in Montana and San Francisco.

Supply fee of $55 is paid directly to instructor, and includes 18g package of PMC.  A tool kit will be provided for use during the workshop.  Extra PMC and tools will be available for purchase.

*All classes require a minimum enrollment of six students.  If a class does not reach the minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled two weeks prior to class date.  Your enrollment fee will be fully refunded.  You must cancel a full two weeks prior to class or your money cannot be refunded.

Price: $60.00

Date: March 21, 2015

Available Spaces: 7

Landscape/Wildlife Photography

Rocky Mountain College professor Dave Shumway has taught many classes over the past years. Dave will lead this workshop focusing on landscape/wildlife photography, beginning with introductory instruction in the museum’s Education Studio and then moving to actual fieldwork throughout the Billings area.

No supply fee, but you must bring your own camera.

*All classes require a minimum enrollment of six students.  If a class does not reach the minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled two weeks prior to class date.  Your enrollment fee will be fully refunded.  You must cancel a full two weeks prior to class or your money cannot be refunded.

Price: $60.00

Date: April 25, 2015

Available Spaces: 15

*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– lindas5252@yahoo.com