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.

2018-2019 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. 

Crossing Media: Art of the Mix with Brooke Atherton

Saturday, September 15  and Sunday September 16
10:00-4:00 pm (each day)
Adult Education Studio

Class Size: 12 spaces

Appropriate for any skill level!

Member Cost: $100.00
Non Member Cost:$125.00
*Note that price is for the two day workshop, students can not pay for each day separately.

Supply fee: $25.00 paid to the instructor on the day of the class.

Students are encouraged to bring additional materials to personalize their art piece.

In this 2 Day workshop, Students will create a book or wall hanging from fabric, paper, and found objects using techniques such as layering, collage, and stitching. On day one, students will begin by making materials (paper and canvas) their own through rusting, ice dyeing, and printing botanticals. Students will use water-based materials including pva glues, acrylic mediums, and various fusibles. On day two, students will have the opportunity to continue practicing from day 1 and can add print and color to background materials using soy wax.

*YAM Members use code 'member25' to receive a $25 discount!*

Price: General Admission $125.00

Date: September 15, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Mask-Making with Glenda Brauneis (Session 2)

October 6, 2018 in Education Studio

Time:  1:30-4:30

Class size: 10 spaces

Cost: Members $30.00     Non-members $40.00

Supply fee: $10.00 paid directly to instructor

Description: Remember when you were a kid and you’d jump right into an art project? No rules, no requirements, just you and your imagination? Let’s spend a couple of hours reminding ourselves about the joy of creating some-thing for the sheer joy of it. We will make amazing masks for Masquerade, laugh, and I will bring desserts.

Glenda has over 20 years of experience designing and creating costuming for clients and theaters nationwide.

Prices:
  • Members ($30.00)
  • Non-Members ($40.00)

Date: October 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

Mask-Making with Glenda Brauneis (Session 1)

October 6, 2018 in Education Studio

Time: 9:30-12:30

Class size: 10 spaces

Cost: Members $30.00     Non-members $40.00

Supply fee: $10.00 paid directly to instructor

Description: Remember when you were a kid and you’d jump right into an art project? No rules, no requirements, just you and your imagination? Let’s spend a couple of hours reminding ourselves about the joy of creating some-thing for the sheer joy of it. We will make amazing masks for Masquerade, laugh, and I will bring desserts.

Glenda has over 20 years of experience designing and creating costuming for clients and theaters nationwide.

Prices:
  • Members ($30.00)
  • Non-Members ($40.00)

Date: October 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 9

Tea With The Queen with Leslie Van Stavern Millar II

Saturday, November 9, 2018 in the Murdock Gallery

Time: 2:00

Class size: 42 spaces

Cost: Members $25.00   Non-members $35.00

Enjoy our exhibition Montana Peep Show and have tea with the Queen aka exhibiting artist, Leslie Van Stavern Millar II. In her exhibition, Millar depicts the Queen of England time-traveling to Montana to visit different historical events. A performance artist, Millar will join you for tea and answer your questions about the exhibition from the perspective of the Queen. So put on your finest hat and join us for this special one-time event. Following her gallery talk, tea will be served along with three courses including sandwiches, scones and jam, and desserts.

Price: General Admission $0.00

Date: November 9, 2018

Available Spaces: 42

Papermaking: From Pulp and Plants to Paper with Barb Garritson

Saturday, November 17, 2018 in Education Studio

10:00-4:00

Class size: 12 spaces

No experience necessary

Cost: Members $60.00        Non-members $80.00

Supply fee: $20.00 paid directly to the instructor

Students bring an apron, rubber gloves, newspapers or towels to absorb water. Also leaves, grasses, small seeds.

Description: Participants will be producing several pieces of paper made with recycled paper pulp and plant fibers. We will then embed and emboss the paper.

Retired after teaching 30 years, Barb now is focusing on the fiber arts. She sews, weaves fabric, spins wool and makes paper out of plant and animal fibers.

Prices:
  • Members ($60.00)
  • Non-Members ($80.00)

Date: November 17, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

Oil Paint a Self Portrait with Coila Evans

January 26, 2019 in Education Studio

10:00-4:00

Class size: 12 spaces

Experience with drawing and oil paints recommended

Cost: Members $60.00   Non-members $80.00

Complete supply kit costs $128.00 and needs to be ordered through John Armstrong at Q’s Art & Frame Shop by January 12, 2019, 406-248-1102 or qsartshop@gmail.com. Supply list is available upon request.
Description: Learn to paint the self-portrait with a limited palette, referencing photos from a phone, tablet or iPad. Class will include demonstrations to explain the process of painting a self-portrait.

 

When not painting, Coila is busy running her gallery in Roundup, MT.

She was recently recognized by the Portrait Society of America for her piece “Portrait of a Family Man.”

Prices:
  • Members ($60.00)
  • Non-Members ($80.00)

Date: January 26, 2019

Available Spaces: 12

Book Binding with Jodi Lightner

Saturday, February 16, 2019 in Education Studio

10:00-4:00

Class size: 12 spaces

Cost: Members $60.00   Non-members: $80.00

Supply fee: $25.00 paid directly to the instructor

Description: Learn book binding techniques for handmade sketch books and journals.

You will explore both sewing and gluing processes to make at least 2 personalized books.

Jodi completed her MFA degree at Wichita State University in 2010. She teaches Painting

and Drawing as an Assistant Professor at MSU-Billings.

Prices:
  • Members ($60.00)
  • Non-Members ($80.00)

Date: February 16, 2019

Available Spaces: 11

Wax On, Wax Off: Oil Paint and Cold Wax with Sara Mast

Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Education Studio

10:00-4:00

Class size: 10

Cost: Members $60.00   Non-members $80.00

Supply fee: $50.00 paid directly to the instructor

Description: This painting workshop will explore the use of cold wax with oil paint. A range of both traditional and non-traditional tools and application processes will be studied to achieve rich, textured surface qualities. Beginning to experienced painters are welcomed and instruction will include demonstration and individual work.

 

Sara received her MFA in Drawing and Painting from Queens College in New York. She is an Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting at MSU-Bozeman.

Prices:
  • Members ($60.00)
  • Non-Members ($80.00)

Date: April 6, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

Exploring Alcohol Inks with Yupo Paper with Nyd Kraushaar

Saturday, May 4, 2019

10:00-4:00

Class size: 12 spaces

Cost: Members $60.00   Non-members $80.00

Supply fee: $45.00 fee paid directly to the instructor. Students are asked to bring large box of cotton swabs, box of tissues, paper towel roll, old paint brushes or new cheap brushes, foam brushes, old deck of playing cards, pencils, tooth brush, wax paper and tools to make textures with ie., shapers, scrapers, stamps, etc..

Description: This class will experiment with different ways of applying inks and mixing colors. Plus how to fix problem areas and work safely with alcohol inks. Discussions, support, and critique of work done in class.

Nyd is a member of the Sandstone Gallery. She has taught art at the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming and at the Central Wyoming College in Riverton, Wyoming.

Prices:
  • Members ($60.00)
  • Non-Members ($80.00)

Date: May 4, 2019

Available Spaces: 12

*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.