adult education

adult art classes

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.

YAM Museum Members receive 20% off all adult education courses.

Color-reduction Woodcut Workshop with Gesine Janzen at MSUB
When:
Saturday, January 20, 2024 | 10 AM – 4 PM
Cost:
$65 and museum members get 20% off with member code (call the front desk for questions)

This class will be held at Montana State University Billings in the Printmaking lab and dry room. Attendees will create a three-color woodblock print of their own design. They will learn how to transfer their design onto a block, carve the wood, and print with color inks onto multiple pieces of paper, ending up with an edition of 5 – 10 finished prints to keep.

Mixed Media Painting Workshop with Art Auction Artist Linda Pease
When: Saturday, February 24, 2024 | 10 AM – 4 PM
Cost:
$65 and museum members get 20% off with member code (call the front desk for questions)

Art Auction artist Linda Pease will be in the Education Studio for a day of art making inspired by her work in Art Auction 56. Together we will create compositions on canvas with antique paper and acrylic paint.

Painting with Sheila Miles
When: Saturday, April 6, 2024 | 10 AM – 4 PM
Cost:
$70 and museum members get 20% off with member code (call the front desk for questions)

Happy 60th Birthday to the YAM! In conjunction with her upcoming local exhibition at Kirk’s Grocery opening April 5 and on view through May 25, 2024 permanent collection artist Sheila Miles will be in house at the YAM for a one-day painting workshop exploring the techniques that make her work so special. Each participant will receive individual attention and she especially loves to share her tricks for working quickly and completing paintings in one session. Come paint with a living YAM legend and leave inspired to support the work of our permanent collection artists for years to come.

Tintypes with Todd Forsgren
When: Saturday, April 27, 2024 | 10 AM – 4 PM
Cost:
$40 and museum members get 20% off with member code (call the front desk for questions)

This beginner’s workshop covers the early photographic process of tintypes.  Beginning with the use of large-format and medium-format cameras with direct positive paper images, we then progress to making ferrotypes, a safe tintype dry plate process. Students will learn about basic photographic chemistry and techniques for making images with extremely low ISOs (c. 2).  Each student will leave the class with a tintype portrait of themself or a loved one as well as a number of other unique photographic objects that they have collaborated in the making of.

Portrait Drawing with Kevin Harris at Tippet Rise Art Center
When: Saturday, May 4, 2024 | 10 AM – 4 PM
Cost:
$25 and museum members get 20% off with member code (call the front desk for questions)

You are in for a special treat! Join Yellowstone Art Museum’s Artist in Residence Kevin Harris for a day of Figure Drawing at Tippet Rise Art Center. We will meet on site there at 10am and draw with live models until 4pm. Please pack a lunch for yourself and plenty of snacks and refreshments for your day. Water bottle filling stations are available. Supplies will be provided.

Art Classes with Artist-in-Residence, Kevin Harris
When: 1st Block:  February – March | 2nd Block: March – April | 3rd Block: May – June (All courses are 5-week sessions)
Cost:
$90.00 (Saturday and Sunday Courses) $75 (Thursday Night Courses)

1st Block:  February – March
Life drawing; Charcoal Costumed figure: Thursday night 6 – 8 PM (Feb 1 – Feb 29) FULL
Oil Painting: Studying from the masters, Saturday afternoon, 1 – 4 PM (3 Feb – 2 Mar) FULL
Gouache portrait (human/pet):  Sunday afternoon, 1 – 4 PM (4 Feb – 3 Mar) FULL

2nd Block: March – April
Life drawing: Charcoal Head and hands, Thursday night 6 – 8 PM (Mar 21 – Apr 18) FULL
Oil Painting: Still Life, emphasis on color (color theory), Saturday afternoon, 1 – 4 PM (Mar 23 – April 20) FULL
Oil Painting: Zorn Palette, costume figure, Sunday afternoon, 1 – 4 PM (Mar 24 – April 21) One spot left!

3rd Block: May – June (Registration opens on April 1, 2024)
Life drawing: Charcoal portrait, Thursday night 6 – 8 PM (May 9 – June 6)
Oil Painting: Studio Narrative/composition, Saturday afternoon 1 – 4 PM (May 11 – June 8)
Painterly Charcoal: Wildlife/Landscape, Sunday afternoon, 1 – 4 PM (May 12 – June 9)

Cancellation Policy

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.

For more information contact:
Marilu Metherell, Adult Education Coordinator
406.256.6804 x250
adulted@artmuseum.org

cooking classes

Pre- Registration is required a minimum of one week in advance to allow our chef to prep food and plan accordingly. Register online using the links below or call 406-256-6804 during business hours. Please email our Adult Education Coordinator, Marilu Metherell at adulted@artmuseum.org with any questions.

Saturday Cooking Classes

Explore the art of cooking in the Murdock Gallery with Chef Angela Lyle of the YAM’s Raven’s Café d’Art.

When: 10 AM – 1:30 PM
Cost
: $80 (20% off for Museum Members) | $20 supply fee included

**Rescheduled**
February 24 | Winter Favorites

Cold weather dishes from around the world.

March 23 | The Colors Of Mexico
Cooking adventures across the varied landscapes of Mexico.

May 11 | Fruit Is The Star
Sweet and savory dishes highlighting fruit.

Thursday Evening Cooking Classes

Get more hands on experience in just two hours with Chef Angela Lyle.

When: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Cost
: $65 (20% off for Museum Members)
| $20 supply fee included

February 8 | Heartfelt Sweets
Grandma’s best-loved desserts.

April 11 | Classic Aussie
Explore favorite recipes from Australia and New Zealand.

Cancellation Policy

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 cannot be refunded.

For more information contact:

Marilu Metherell, Adult Education Coordinator
406.256.6804 x250
adulted@artmuseum.org

yoga at the yam

Join us every Wednesday from 10:30–11:30 AM in the Murdock Gallery. Yoga instructor — and YAM member! — Sarah Brown will lead these sessions and welcomes ALL levels. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Cost: YAM member $60 for a six-class series | Not-yet Member $90 for a six-class series | YAM member $12 for a single drop-in class | Not-yet Member $17 for a single drop-in class
When: Wednesdays n the Murdock Gallery from 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Yoga special for December — purchase 6 classes for the cost of 5 for only $50! Coupon books can be purchased at the front desk.

For more information contact:

Marilu Metherell, Adult Education Coordinator
406.256.6804 x250
adulted@artmuseum.org

connections at the art museum with the montana chapter of the alzheimer’s association

This monthly program is an important way for people living with early-stage memory loss, including those living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia and their care partners to connect with others at the YAM. Promoting connection, interaction, and companionship through viewing and discussing artwork and creating art in the studio. The bonds formed at these programs often last throughout the duration of the disease, creating additional support for all involved.

 

When: Every 3rd Friday | 10:30 AM – 12 PM
Cost: Free

Registration in advance is required. Call 800.272.3900 or email montana@alz.org to register.

December 15, 2023
January 19, 2024
February 16, 2024
March 15, 2024
April 19, 2024

For more information please contact
Alzheimer’s Association

800.272.3900
montana@alz.org

 

For additional support please contact the Alzheimer’s Association’s free, 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 to speak with information specialists and care consultants.