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We are currently adding youth classes. Please check back soon. Thank You!


Parent and Child Paint Exploration
Explore the world of paint with your child.  Work together to express yourself with fun, exciting and creative projects.  This is an opportunity for bonding and celebrating the creative process. Tempura paint and other art supplies is included in the cost of the class.

Days: Saturday October 21st
                      November 4th
                      November 11th
Time: 1pm-3pm in room 18A
Cost per Workshop: $20 for one parent and one child and $3 for each additional participants, or if you book all three Saturday workshops the cost will be $45 for one parent and one child and an additional $3 for each additional participant. 

Instructor: Deb martin

Deb Martin is an avid painter in the Great Falls Community.  In her studio practice she explores portraiture, animals and still-life’s.  She understands the importance of the creative process and loves to share her knowledge with adults and children.  She is looking forward to exploring paint with your whole family and expresses that this class is meant for exploration and fun, no expertise or previous knowledge is necessary.

Ages 14 and Up

Beginning Ceramics (14+)
This is an 8-week course designed to introduce students to clay using the potter's wheel to create functional tableware. Students will learn the basics and step-by-step instruction on how to throw a cylinder and a bowl. We will finish forms with trimming, adding handles, knobs and some surface decoration. You will learn a variety of techniques and be introduced to various decorating and glazing techniques. Please come to class ready to practice, get dirty and have fun! Mandatory clean-up day the last week for all students.

Skill level: No experience required!
Date/time: Wednesday’s 6:30-9:30pm Starting October 11th- November 29th
Cost: $125 plus $35 supply fee
Instructor: Lauren Smith


Intermediate to Advanced Ceramics (14+)
This 8-week course is designed to further develop and refine technique. We will explore different forms such as; mugs, plates, lidded jars, baking dishes and vases. We will practice throwing larger, altering forms and joining sections. This class concentrates on improving your throwing skills and knowledge of clay. We will finish forms with trimming, adding handles, knobs and surface decoration as well as discuss various clay, glazes and firing processes that work well with producing functional pottery. Please come to class ready to practice, get dirty, and have fun! Mandatory clean-up the last week for all students.

Skill level: Must be able to center, open and throw a 2 lb wedge of clay.
Date/time: Monday’s 6:30-9:30pm Starting October 9th-November 27th
Cost $155 plus a $35 supply fee
Instructor: Lauren Smith


Day Time Beginning Ceramics (14+)
This is an 8-week course designed to introduce students to clay using the potter's wheel to create functional tableware. Students will learn the basics and step-by-step instruction on how to throw a cylinder and a bowl. We will finish forms with trimming, adding handles, knobs and some surface decoration. You will learn a variety of techniques and be introduced to various decorating and glazing techniques. Please come to class ready to practice, get dirty and have fun! Mandatory clean up day the last week for all students.

Skill level: No experience required!

Date/time: Wednesday’s 10:30am-1:30pm  Starting October 11th- November 29th
Cost: $125 plus $35 supply fee
Instructor: Lauren Smith


Pallet Knife Workshop
Taught by David Mensing

Reserve Your Spot: Saturday, November 4, from
9:00 A.M. until Noon for this Youth & Adult Intermediate Workshop!

Professional artist David Mensing will help you express a personal language with the pallet knife while forming one of a kind creations in this special three hour workshop for intermediate to advanced artists. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Fee: $60 (includes supply fee)  


Oil Painting (open to all skill levels) 14yrs+

This 6 week class is designed to explore oil painting techniques and color theory, through subjects such as still-life’s, landscapes, self-portraiture and even abstract painting.  Each subject designed by the instructor will be explored for 2 weeks.  This gives the artist time to work outside of class to hone their skills.

Days: Monday’s October 9th- November 13th
Time: 4:30-6:30
Cost: $45 
(particle scholarships are available.  Inquire at the reception desk)
Supplies needed: (3) 9”x12” hard board or (3) 9”x12” stretched canvas, assorted flat oil paint brushes.  Bring oil paint if you have some.  The instructor will provide some materials if you are unable to supply your own.

Instructor: Ashleigh McCann

Ashleigh is Great Falls native who’s work is meticulous and meditative, a practice of creating and then responding mindfully, over and over again until the image is resolved.  She finds that allowing the most spontaneous and unexpected marks to direct the image strengthens my work. With her imagery she is learning to let go of my control and to move unburdened.  Ashleigh not only works in abstraction, but is masterfully skilled in portraiture and rendering landscapes. You can view her website at www.ashmccann.com