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Classes for Children
Most classes are limited to 12 children.   Advance registration is required for all classes with the exception of pre-school art.  All materials are provided unless otherwise noted in class description.  Please make sure your child arrives on time and is picked up at the end of class time.  Children included in Family/Dual level Hockaday memberships receive 10% off of their class/workshop registrations.
Registration Methods
Visit the Museum
Call the Museum at 755-5268
Print out and mail in a registration form


Click here for additional information on cancellations, refunds, etc.

Preschool Art Adventures
Ages 2 - 5
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Using paper, paint, markers, crayons and glue, preschool artists and their adult helpers share fun art projects that encourage creativity and develop basic art skills.

Members Free at Family Membership Level
Non-members $3/child suggested donation

 Preschool Art Adventures

Home School Art Classes
Ages 6 - 15

Printable Registration Form

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Students will view original art works on display in the Museum as they learn to use the language of art. Each class session will explore how artists use a particular element of art or principal of design. A variety of materials and techniques will be utilized as students create their own art in related hands-on activities. All class materials provided.
Cost per session: $7 (Members receive 10% discount)

February 1
Surrounded by Land Techniques for landscape painting

February 8
Critter Prints Animal block prints

February 15
Color Me Happy Expressing moods with color

February 22
Going Somewhere? Drawing vehicles

March 1
All About Me Portraits

March 8
Weave It or Not Textile Art

March 15
Ribbit Color mixing with oil pastels

March 22
Beaded Design Making patterns

March 29
No Class - Spring Break

Young Artists

Home School Art Classes

After School Art Classes
Ages 7 - 14

Printable Registration Form

3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
(includes 15 minute drawing warm up; class starts at 3:45 PM)

Drawing 3-D
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
Class participants discover and practice the basics of three-dimensional drawing to create believable images of boxes, buildings, and other objects. Pencils, pens, and markers comprise the variety of drawing media that will be used with instruction geared to individual students’ skill levels.
Cost for 4-session class: $30

Eggstraordinary Eggs
Mar 7, 14, 21
Three eggs for three days! Students experiment with different techniques to make unique decorated eggs. The class explores the possibilities provided by batik style dyeing over a wax resist, cutting shapes in hollow egg shells, applying collage materials, and painting designs.
Cost for 3-session class: $25

After School Art Classes


Cancellations & Refunds

  • Due to costs for materials, instructors and staff, the Hockaday Museum has established the following cancellation policy: 100% refund, less $5 administrative fee for cancellation 7 or more days in advance of class; 50% less $5 administrative fee for cancellation 2-6 days in advance. No refund for cancellations made less than 2 days in advance. 

Additional Info

  • You may pre-register for classes by calling 406.755.5268. Participant's place in class is guaranteed upon receipt of full payment for the entire series.
  • To ensure the safety and well-being of participating children, the Hockaday requires prior notice of their existing health issues, as well as an emergency contact name & phone number.
  • Art classes are always fun and sometimes messy! Participants are advised to dress accordingly.



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