YAM adult art classes are designed for everyone from beginners to artists who want to hone their skills. Every class is taught by a professional artist who is eager to share their creative process and techniques. These museum-based classes are perfect for lifelong learners and creative members of our community. All adult art classes are available for OPI credits.
January 15 | Serial Drawing Techniques with Gerald Kindsfather
Price: Member $80 | Not-Yet-Member $105
“Sometimes you set out to spend whatever time is necessary to make a drawing perfect, but it results in a piece that is tight and overworked. You can seek perfection, yet achieve spontaneity and freshness by using serial techniques which involve repeated drawings of the same pose to learn positioning and proportion.” Immerse yourself in this process of repetitive serial drawing. Gerald Kindsfather has been teaching drawing at the college and adult education level since the 1980s.
February 5, 19, & 26 (Three-part series) | Making Your Mark with Bently Spang
Price: Member $80 | Not-Yet-Member $110
Explore the concept of mark-making, through drawing techniques and materials including pencil, charcoal and oil pastel. Each class in this three-part series will consist of brief lectures by the artist, discussion in the gallery, drawing demonstrations, and hands-on instruction in drawing. Bently Spang is an independent multidisciplinary artist, educator, writer, curator, and an enrolled member of the Tsitsistas/Suhtai Nation (a.k.a. Northern Cheyenne), who works in mixed media sculpture, video, performance, photography, installation and drawing. This series is generously supported by Humanities Montana and Art Bridges.
April 16 | Intermediate Oil Painting with Robert Tompkins
Price: Member $60 | Not-Yet-Member $85
This is your chance to be immersed in demonstration of essential concepts in painting as well as supervised practice. Learn how to locate images on canvas or panel, recognize abstract shapes, and assess value and color in a painting. You will mix color and recognize value, edges, and complementary colors. Robert Tompkins is an impressionist oil painter, whose works bridge abstraction and realism. His subjects include landscapes, florals, and figurative work. The suggested supply list will be provided after registration.
Classes will be cancelled two weeks prior to the scheduled date if enrollment is insufficient. 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 will not be refunded.