children's classes

studio 2nd saturday

Whether we are at the museum or online, every Studio 2nd Saturday class includes touring the galleries and creating art that is connected to current exhibitions. Studio 2nd Saturday classes are currently being offered via Zoom. After registering, students will receive a Zoom link and then pick up art supply packets for creating art at home.

When: October – May, Second Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Ages: 5 – 12

Cost: Members: $10 | YAM Member Additional Child: $8 | Not-yet Member: $20

Register by calling the Museum Art Educator at 406-256-6804 x238 or email


January 9 | Scroll Up, Scroll Down
Show us your view from inside by creating a scroll based on the work of Gennie and Robert DeWeese in the Matriarchs of Modernism exhibition.

February 13 | 3D — Part 2
Combine two crazy ideas into one sculpture, inspired by the work in Yellowstone Art Auction 53.

March 12 | Sound of the Land
Bring the outside indoors using your art. Invent a 3D landscape that makes a sound based on the work of Patrick Zentz and Mel Ristau.

April 10 | Fold-a-Paint on Zoom
Explore reflection as you fold and paint to create a work of art inspired by the New Beginnings exhibition.

*CANCELED* May 8 | SUPER Stuffed Sculpture on Zoom
Sculpt it. Stuff it. Paint it. Make an organic stuffed sculpture inspired by Yayoi Kusama’s Pumpkin.


For more information contact:

YAM Museum Art Educator
406.256.6804 x238

summer art studio classes 2021

Register for our Thursday classes where you can tour, explore, and learn to create art. Every week focuses on a different exhibition and technique.

When: Thursdays: June 17 & 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29

Ages: 5 – 12

Morning Session: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Members: $10 | YAM Member Additional Child: $8 | Not-Yet Members: $20

Register by calling the Museum Art Educator at 406-256-6804 x238 or email


June 17 | Figure It Out
Dress a model. Draw a model. Explore drawing using lights and darks. Based on the exhibit John Giarrizzo: Work from Life Yesterday & Today.
Take home art supply packet included in registration.

June 24 | Sen-STAIN-tional
Combine inks with supplies from your own kitchen to create art about what you eat and why. Inspired by the work of Luzene Hill.

July 1 | Painting on the Edge
Paint big. Focus on the horizon. Based on art from the YAM’s permanent collection.

July 8 | Hanging Out
Create a 3D work of art that you can hang on the wall. Based on the North x Northwest: Out of Isolation exhibition.

July 15 | Crazy Big Collage
Make a life-sized invisible you using huge paper, vinyl stickers, and more. Inspired by I Refuse to be Invisible, a crazy big collage by Njideka Akunyili Crosby.

July 22 | Think. Blink. Paint.
First, paint blindfolded to discover a new style. Next, add details to create something unexpected. Based on art in the I Refuse to be Invisible exhibition.

July 29 | Clay Lines
Create with clay and then paint with clay. Inspired by the ceramics of Rudy Autio.


For more information contact:
YAM Museum Art Educator
406.256.6804 x238