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 Relief Printing Rebecca Weed                                                                                                                Saturday October 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Learn about the process, tools, and philosophy of relief printing. Use linoleum as the substrate and water based inks to print.
Instructor Rebecca received her MFA in Painting from the University of Montana in 2011. Currently she teaches at Northwest College in Powell, WY. She has also taught printmaking at MSU-Billings. She has participated in national and international group shows.

How to Hold an Elusive Memory Brooke Atherton 

Saturday and Sunday November 21, 22 10 a.m.-4 p.m
Brooke’s art is textile and paper based. Day one will focus on basic surface design techniques and adding color in three different ways. You will also tour Brooke’s solo exhibition with her. Day two, you will assemble a two or three dimensional object like a wall hanging or book with the materials prepared the day before, adding elements to personalize the piece.
Instructor Brooke has a BFA from Wright State University in Dayton, OH. She has been one of YAM’s Artist-in-Residence in the Visible Vault.

Book Binding III Jodi Lightner

Saturday December 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Explore the sewing processes of French Link and Coptic Stitch to create a personalized handmade book.
Instructor Jodi is an Asst. Professor of Art at MSU-Billings. She received her MFA in Painting from Wichita State University. Her solo and group exhibitions have been local, statewide, national and international.

Abstract Beginnings Connie Herberg

Saturday January 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
All levels of experience are welcome to discuss and practice abstraction techniques using acrylic paint with the goal to better understand and experience abstraction. Students bring their own sketchbook and apron.                                                                                   

Instructor Connie has a BA in Fine Art from MSU-Billings. Her home and studio are in Shepherd MT.

Contemporary Charcoal Drawing Louis Habeck                                                   

Saturday February 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.                                                                             

Discover the advantages and applications of different charcoal drawing materials e.g. charcoal pencils, willow, compressed, and charcoal powder. Learn both traditional and non-traditional techniques.
Instructor Louis received his BFA from the University of Montana. He is a former YAM Artist in Residence. His body of work reveals his abilities as an interdisciplinary artist and an innovator.

Needle Felting Spring Sheep Christena Luoma

Thursday March 25, 5-8 p.m.
Learn the joy of needle felting. Make a spring sheep with a strong core using wire and alpaca fiber.
Instructor Christena was born and raised in Montana. She has a deep love for fiber animals and loves sharing her knowledge and experience with others.

Nuno Felted Scarf Alena Larson

Saturday April 17. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Create a scarf and add thin strips of other fibers. With careful agitation, the fibers bind creating a thin structurally sound scarf.
Instructor Alena started felting seven years ago and has been represented in many Montana galleries. he loves eco printing on fabrics with plants from her garden. Students bring 2 old towels and an 11′ plastic bowl.

Intuitive Painting Loretta Domaszewski

Saturday May 15. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Find your inner expression while experimenting with paint, texture, movement, using traditional and non traditional materials and tools
Instructor Loretta is a contemporary artists. She encourages self discover though artistic expression. She has taught art and exhibited for three decades, including in the YAM’s Art Auction.