Nurture your creative spirit with one or all of three upcoming art classes scheduled at the Yellowstone Art Museum. Classes include “Two-Color Watercolor” with illustrator Jason Jam, “The Art of Bead Embroidery” with Susan Germer, and “Cola Pen Drawing” with calligrapher Sarah Behrens Lemon.
In the “Two-Color Watercolor” class, students will explore how to use values, shapes, and an array of techniques to create exciting watercolor paintings. The class takes place at the museum Saturday, February 25, from 10am–2pm. The cost of the class is $35.00 for members and $40.00 for non-members. There is no supply fee but students are asked to bring all supplies recommended by the instructor. Call the museum for details. This class is full but there is a waiting list.
Susan Germer will teach a variety of sewing techniques using a colorful assortment of beads and fabric in her class “The Art of Bead Embroidery.” No previous experience is required. Having worked in this art form since 1994, Germer will instruct students on the creation of unique works of art using a beading needle, thread, fabric, pin back, leather, beeswax, and buttons. The class takes place at the museum Saturday, March 25, from 10am–4pm. Cost of the class is $60.00 for members and $67.00 for non-members along with a $30.00 supply fee to be paid directly to the instructor.
Historically, master scribes used a variety of materials to make customized pens. Calligrapher Sarah Behrens Lemon will follow this tradition as she instructs students on the creation of both a calligraphy pen and/or a creative new drawing tool from a recycled soda can in a class that takes place at the museum on Saturday, May 20, from 10am–1pm. Cost of the class is $35.00 for members and $40.00 for non-members. An additional supply fee of $15.00 will paid directly to the instructor.
The museum is a barrier-free facility and free parking is available. Members are admitted free, and the general public can visit for a nominal admission fee. For more information, visit the museum’s website artmuseum.org.
Yellowstone Art Museum
401 North 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101
The YAM is the region’s largest contemporary art museum, nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It offers changing exhibitions, art education, a café, an art sales gallery, the Visible Vault, and a 7,500-piece permanent collection. The Yellowstone Art Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, & Saturday 10am–5pm.; Thursday & Friday 10am–8pm; and Sunday 11am–4pm. Admission: Members and High Five cardholders free, $6 adults, $3 students with valid ID, $3 children 6–18, under 6 free, $12 family (2 adults and 3 children max.) $4 discount price (please inquire).