YAM adult art classes are designed for everyone from beginners to artists who want to hone their skills. Every class is taught by a professional artist who is eager to share their creative process and techniques. These museum-based classes are perfect for lifelong learners and creative members of our community. All adult art classes are available for OPI credits. YAM Museum Members receive 20% off all adult education courses.

This beginner’s workshop covers the early photographic process of tintypes. Beginning with the use of large-format and medium-format cameras with direct positive paper images, we then progress to making ferrotypes, a safe tintype dry plate process. Students will learn about basic photographic chemistry and techniques for making images with extremely low ISOs (c. 2). Each student will leave the class with a tintype portrait of themself or a loved one as well as a number of other unique photographic objects that they have collaborated in the making of.

Saturday, April 27 | 10 AM – 4 PM

Members: $32 | Not-yet Member: $40

  • January 20 | Color-reduction Woodcut Workshop with Gesine Janzen
  • February 24 | Art Auction Workshop with Linda Pease
  • April 6 | Sheila Miles
  • April 27 | Tintypes with Todd Forsegren
  • May 4 | Figure Drawing at Tippet Rise Art Center

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401 N 27th St Billings, MT 59101 At this address