Our Goal: High-quality art education

Come and Explore

Our vision is to provide high-quality, museum-based art education to children in Billings and the region. The YAM education team develops its own art curriculum, which is aligned with state and national art education standards. Every lesson is based on our permanent collection of artwork or current temporary exhibitions.

Education at the YAM includes touring the museum and teaching in our on-site studio as well as taking art to students in schools, after-school programs, and other educational settings. Our tours and studio teaching are grounded in Visual Thinking Strategies, an inquiry-based method designed to create connections between students and learning in museum settings.

Meet the Education Team!


YAM’S Education Staff is focused on museum-based learning for all ages. We craft curriculum that nurtures creativity, critical thinking, and innovation. Our highly trained and experienced team works closely with docents, artists, and educators throughout the region to provide high-quality art education to the community. Please feel free to contact us with any questions by calling 406-256-6804 or emailing us.

Mary Serbe, Education Director, Mary has a Master of Arts in Teaching, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Montana Educator Certification. Mary leads the education department at the YAM.
Sally McIntosh, Adult Program Coordinator, Sally has deep connections with the Billings art community as an educator, gallery director, and retired owner of a local art and design company. Sally manages adult education programming and takes art classes to the Montana Women’s Prison.
Carrie Goe- Nettleton, Museum Art Educator, Carrie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Montana Educator Certification. Carrie teaches art to Pre-K-12 students at the YAM and our offsite partnerships.
Jennifer Parry, Education Program Coordinator, Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a minor in Art History. Jennifer is the contact person for all tours and classes.

Are you interested in learning about all the ways the YAM brings art education to the community? Click here for a comprehensive overview.

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Thank you to all who support educational programming at the YAM.