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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

Zombie Makeup Workshop

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Visible Vault - class limited to 20 students

Join us for a 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 star of Troma Productions New Year’s Grieve, and current registrar at the YAM).

Zombie workshop 2014 CC$20 supply fee covers a professional makeup palette that you take home, as well as materials 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!

Visible Vault - class limited to 20 students
Class fee $35 for members, $40 for non-members

$20 supply fee paid directly to instructor. MUST BE PREREGISTERED AND PAID BY SEPTEMBER 10 SO SUPPLIES CAN BE ORDERED.

 

Price: $40.00

Date: September 26, 2015

Available Spaces: 20

I've got Your Number with Eloise Oviatt

Two Saturday Class Series
Saturday, October 24 & 31, 2015, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
YAM Education Studio - class limited to 15 students
Class fee $60 for members, $67 for non-members
$25 supply fee paid directly to instructor provides clay, glaze, rolling pins, and multiple clay tools. Also included are two kiln firings and canvas.

Montana native and MSU-Bozeman graduate, Eloise Oviatt presents a class on two Saturdays on creating your own house numbers or decorative tiles out of high-fire stoneware clay for indoor or outdoor display. Use your creativity to make your clay tiles on the first Saturday and then you’ll paint and embellish the dried tiles the following week.

Price: $67.00

Date: October 24, 2015

Available Spaces: 15

Keeping a Sketchbook with Charlene Magargal

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
YAM Education Studio - class limited to 14 students
Class fee $60 for members, $67 for non-members
No supply fee

Heard about the Urban Sketching movement? This class covers this fast-growing way to keep a sketchbook/journal of the world around you. Drawing and painting are covered, along with samples to help you organize ideas and put them on paper. If the weather permits, part of this class will be conducted outside. Join us for this freestyle class. The best part is, NO art experience is required.

Bring your own drawing and painting supplies. Please limit your painting supplies to watercolor and quick drying paints.  You’ll need one journal or sketchbook, a small water bottle, and a tote to carry these items. Keep in mind when organizing your supplies, items should be compact, small, and fit neatly into your tote bag.

Price: $67.00

Date: November 21, 2015

Available Spaces: 14

Hybrid Printmaking wtih Steve Kuennen

Saturday, January 16, 2016, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
This workshop takes place at Buffalo Art Press
114 1/2 North 29th Street in Billings
Class limited to 7 students.
Class fee $60 for members, $67 for non-members
$25 supply fee paid directly to instructor includes ALL supplies and lab fees.

Combined techniques are often used by printmakers for innovative results. Class members will explore two or three techniques that can be combined to create truly original prints.

Steve graduated with a BFA (with distinction) in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and an MFA from California State University, Long Beach. He’s done freelance illustration for many major clients. He co-founded Buffalo Art Press with Robin Earles in 2005.

 

Price: $67.00

Date: January 16, 2016

Available Spaces: 7

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: 10

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: 20

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– lindas5252@yahoo.com