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Youth Classes at The Square!

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-lifes, landscapes, self-portraiture and even abstract painting.  Each topic designed by the instructor will be explored for 2 weeks.  This gives the artist time to work outside of class to hone their skills.

When: Mondays April 2nd-May 7th, 2018
Time: 6-8pm

Cost: $60 plus $15 supply fee

Instructor: Ashleigh McCann
Ashleigh McCann is a Great Falls native whose work is meticulous and meditative, a practice of creating and then responding mindfully, over and over again until the image is resolved.  Ashleigh finds that allowing the most spontaneous and unexpected marks to direct the image strengthens my work. With imagery Ashleigh is learning to let go of her control and to move unburdened.  Ashleigh not only works in abstraction, but is masterfully skilled in portraiture and rendering landscapes. Ashleigh completed a 9 month residency at the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art in 2016. Ashleigh has her BFA from BYU in Idaho. You can view her website at www.ashmccann.com


Youth Pottery Classes (Grades 4-12)

This 6 week class will teach your child the basics of wheel throwing functional pottery.  Bowls and cylindrical forms will be explored as well as, trimming and glaze techniques.  This class is an energetic and fun way for your child to gain knowledge of this historical technique of throwing clay to make something useful.

When: Tuesdays April 3rd- May 8th, 2018
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Cost: $55 plus $10 supply fee (All firings and glaze included)

Instructor: Dino Pfaff
Dino Pfaff has 30 years of K-12 art teaching experience in multiple mediums here in the great state of Montana.  His love and skill for pottery is evident in his teaching style and works of art.   He has been teaching pottery classes here at the Paris Gibson Museum of Art for 4 years.


Homeschool Youth Pottery (Grades 4-12) with Dino Pfaff

This 6 week class will teach your child the basics of wheel throwing of functional pottery.  Bowls and cylindrical forms will be explored as well as trimming and glaze techniques.  This class is an energetic and fun way for your child to gain knowledge of this historical technique of throwing clay to make something useful.

When: Fridays April 6 –May 11 2018
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm

Cost: $55 plus $10 supply fee (included glazes, firing)
(inquire about scholarships at the Front Desk when you register)

Instructor: Dino Pfaff
Dino Pfaff has 30 years of K-12 art teaching experience in multiple mediums here in the great state of Montana. His love and skill for pottery is evident in his teach style and works of art. He has been teaching pottery classes here at the Paris Gibson Museum of Art for 4 years.


Homeschool Pottery Parent and Child Workshop with Dino Pfaff
(kids 7yrs old and up)

This 6 week class will give the opportunity for parent and child/ children to work together with the wheel throwing process.  You will learn throwing fundamentals for creating functional pottery. Bowls and cylindrical forms will be explored as well as trimming and glaze techniques.  This class is an energetic and fun way for your family to gain knowledge of this historical technique of throwing clay to make something useful.

When: Thursdays April 5th - May 10th, 2018
Times: 10:30am-12:00pm

Cost: $60 for one parent and one child.  $10 for each additional child  (includes supplies and firings)

Instructor: Dino Pfaff
Dino has 30 years of K-12 art teaching experience in multiple mediums here in the great state of Montana. His love and skill for pottery is evident in his teach style and works of art.   He has been teaching pottery classes here at the Paris Gibson Museum of Art for 4 years.

To register and pay for the workshop contact the homeschool Coordinator Coya Williams: 605-484-1537.


Parent and Child Ceramic Workshops (max 10 people) with Dino Pfaff

This 6 week class will give the opportunity for parent and child to work together with the wheel throwing process. You will learn throwing fundamentals for creating functional pottery. Bowls and cylindrical forms will be explored as well as trimming and glaze techniques. This class is an energetic and fun way for your family to gain knowledge of this historical technique of throwing clay to make something useful.

When: Saturdays April 7th-28th, 2018
Time: 10am-12pm

Cost: $60 for one parent and one child. $5 for each additional participant.  Includes clay, glaze and firings.

Instructor: Dino Pfaff
Dino Pfaff has 30 years of K-12 art teaching experience in multiple mediums here in the great state of Montana. His love and skill for pottery is evident in his teach style and works of art.   He has been teaching pottery classes here at the Paris Gibson Museum of Art for 4 years.


Youth Digital Photography Class (Grades 4-12)

This 6 week course will introduce digital photography students to provide the skills necessary to move from a "point and shoot" photographer, to using the camera in manual mode.  Class will cover basic functions of most cameras, composition, lighting, and the exposure triangle,  In-class, hands-on activities and outside projects will culminate with students creating a final project that will display their work at the conclusion of the course.  This course will explore techniques, composition, inspire ideas and content.

When: Tuesdays April 2nd-May 7th, 2018
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Cost: $60 plus $15 supply fee

Instructor: Robert Kruithoff
Robert Kruithoff is a local photographer who grew up in the Golden Triangle and Central Montana. He started his photography career at 9 years old with a Kodak Instamatic 110 camera. High School brought him some photojournalism training and the dark room, mixing chemicals and making prints. Always the picture taker at family events and an avid hobbyist, Robert began serious study to move onto a professional level 5 years ago.  His primary interests are landscape, portrait and fine art photography. Robert loves haring his knowledge and experience with others so they can improve their skills and enjoyment of the medium.


Youth Intro into Theater (Grades 3rd-12th)

Join the Storytellers for Youth Intro into Theater Classes: These classes will teach the basics of theater which includes theater terminology, character development, pops, costumes, make-up, and audition preparation.  This class is an important step for any person interested in theater.

When: Mondays April 9th -30th, 2018
Time: 4-5:30pm

Cost: $55

Instructor: Keely Ronish
Keely Ronish has been involved in the world of theatre for 10 years.  She has held many roles such as Little Red in Into The Woods, The production of 1776, Pilgrims Progress. She was, Jenny, in Swiss Family Robinson in which she also Co directed. Keeley produced and acted in C.S. Lewis's The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. Her career in theater began when she was 7 were she played the "Biting Rat" in the Pied Piper. She loves sharing her passion with youth.   As the founder of The Storytellers, Great Falls newest youth theatre group, she looks forward to providing the opportunity for young people to explore and participate in the world of theater in a supportive environment. Keeley believes that by empowering kids through theatre they can change the world.


Homeschool K-4th: Trans-Disciplinary Art Class

Explore elements of science, art history and art at the same time.  This class offers a unique opportunity to make art in may mediums such as drawing, painting and 3 dimensional art all they while learning how art connects to the world at large.  This class is formulated to generate ideas, inventions and connections between many disciplines.  This type of class has been taught at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is supported by the Kennedy Foundation for the Arts.

When: Mondays April 9th- May 14th, 2018
Time: 10:30-12pm

Cost:  $55 plus $15 supply fee

Instructor: Marci Wolff
Marcie Wolff is an avid painter and drawer who resides in Choteau Montana.  She is currently working towards her Masters of Fine Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design, online studies. Marcie has taught art classes for the past 7 years in both Great Falls and Choteau.


Homeschool 5th-8th Grade: Trans-Disciplinary Art Class

Explore elements of science, art history and art at the same time.  This class offers a unique opportunity to make art in may mediums, such as drawing, painting and 3 dimensional art all they while learning how art connects to the world at large.  This class is formulated to generate ideas, inventions and connections between various disciplines.  The students will be guided to explore visual thinking strategies as they start to formulate meaning and context within a piece of art. This type of class has been taught at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is supported by the Kennedy Foundation for the Arts.

When: Wednesdays April 11th-May 16th, 2018
Time: 1pm-2:30pm

Cost: $55 plus $15 supply fee

Instructor: Marcie Wolff
Marcie Wolff is an avid painter and drawer who resides in Choteau Montana.  She is currently working towards her Masters of Fine Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design, online studies.  She has taught art classes for the past 7 years in both Great Falls and Choteau.


Trans-Disciplinary Art Class 5th- 8th grade

Explore elements of science, art history and art at the same time.  This class offers a unique opportunity to make art in may mediums, such as drawing, painting and 3 dimensional art all they while learning how art connects to the world at large.  This class is formulated to generate ideas, inventions and connections between many disciplines.  The students will be guided to explore visual thinking strategies as they start to formulate meaning and context within a piece of art. This type of class has been taught at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is supported by the Kennedy Foundation for the Arts.

When: Mondays April 9th-May 14th, 2018
Time: 4-5:30pm

Cost: $55 plus $15 supply fee

Instructor: Marci Wolff
Marcie Wolff is an avid painter and drawer who resides in Choteau Montana.  She is currently working towards her Masters of Fine Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design, online studies.  She has taught art classes for the past 7 years in both Great Falls and Choteau.


All Things Messy K-3

Join us to explore a wide variety of colorful media  -- paint, crayon, floating ink, clay, yarn, paper, fabric, and found materials -- to draw, paint, fold, glue, moosh, tear, squish, print, or weave  an exciting and unique work of art each week. Parents, teachers, or other adults are always welcome to come and play with us.

When:
Wednesdays April 11th-May 23rd, 2018
When: 4-5:50pm

Cost: $55 plus $10

Instructor: BJ Buckley
BJ Buckley studied art at Wesleyan University and Boston University. She received her Masters Degree from The University Of Montana in the Creative Plus Program.  She has been teaching Arts in Schools programs for over 40 years.  She currently teaches seniors, children and adults with disabilities through the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art.  On her down time she focuses on poetry and book-making.


Youth Hand-Building Ceramics Weekend Workshops (ages 7 years old and up)

Kids workshop on hand building pottery. This class will include a dish with sgraffito decoration, a vase/vessel with texture and glaze, and a pinch pot of the potters choice. This will provide a brief introduction to the creative world of clay in a relaxed environment. 

When: Saturdays April 14th, 21st and May 5th, 12th
Time: 1:00-2:30pm

Cost: $90 plus: $15 supply fee

Instructors: Jimmy Henry and Colleen Johnson
Jimmie and Colleen are both pharmacists and life long artists. Jimmie took her first pottery class 17 years ago and has taken classes from more than 5 different instructors at Paris Gibson. Colleen has been taking pottery classes for several years at Paris Gibson. Both are accomplished painters and enjoy all kinds of crafts. They both enjoy pottery because there is always something new to learn and they look forward to sharing their passion and knowledge of pottery with students.