Adult Education

The Yellowstone Art Museum invites art enthusiasts and accomplished artists to participate in art classes led by regional artists. Please check back frequently for updates and class information.

2017-2018 schedule of adult education classes now available!

*Please note that registration works best on a desktop computer rather than a mobile device. If you are having issues signing up, please call the front desk to register at 406-256-6804. 



this class is sold out! 

Students will explore free, easy approaches to watercolor. Students will paint several studies before completing a 16”x20” painting.

Instructor Carol Welch’s background includes teaching, gallery and frame shop owner, and former  Art Educator at the YAM. She paints with watercolor, acrylic and encaustic.

$15.00 supply fee paid directly to the instructor

Price: $67.00

Date: April 28, 2018

Revealing Form: Drawing on a Graphite-Toned Ground

this class is sold out!

Working with a full range of graphite pencils and other implements, participants will work up a mid-tone ground, create an observed image or invented shape, and develop a full range of darks and lights by erasing for lights and adding more graphite for darks. Beginners are welcome as are accomplished artists who have not tried this approach.

Lynn Thorpe earned her MFA in Painting and Printmaking in 1983 at University of Wyoming.  Her work is generally large scale oil paintings but drawing,  particularly on toned ground, is a prevailing interest with a life of its own.



Supply List:
All supplies can be purchased locally at any art supply store.

-range of graphite pencils 2H,H, 1B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 7B, 8B (Koh-I-Noor or Staedtler Mars)
and an ebony pencil
-1 totally out of ink, otherwise useless, ballpoint pen or similarly shaped dull but pointed
-range of erasers including art gum, white plastic eraser (any brand), kneaded rubber eraser
-pencil sharpener
-X-acto knife to shape erasers
-masking tape to tape drawing to board
-soft cloth (chamois) to wipe down the drawing
-soft brush to brush off debris

Instructor will provide drawing paper (Rives BFK)

Price: $67.00

Date: May 19, 2018

Plein Air Chalk Pastels with Mike Caskey

A plein air, chalk pastel class led by Mike Caskey will be held at Riverfront Park on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:00. Attendees will meet in the parking lot next to the shelter. Composition, color, and dark to light techniques will be covered.

Bring enough pastels and paper for two separate works.

**If you are a YAM member, use promo code 'MEMBER' to receive a $7 discount!**


Price: $67.00

Date: June 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 13

*Classes will be cancelled two weeks prior to scheduled date if insufficient enrollment. 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.