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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

Scholarships are available. Please contact Education Director Kathy Martin for more information.

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

** Announcing a Call for Entries! **

The Hockaday's 2018 children's exhibition, "Flowers, Trees & Honey Bees," will feature interpretations on the theme of plants, gardens and insects. All K-8 students of Museum Member Schools, Hockaday Art Classes and children included in Family Level Museum Memberships are eligible to participate in this exhibition.
Deadline to submit work: Dec. 12, 2017 - Jan. 5, 2017

, which must be attached to submissions.

"Flowers, Trees & Honey Bees" will be on display Jan. 11 - Feb. 17, 2018.
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)

Sept. 27
Names in 3-D

Oct. 4
Silly Sandwiches

Oct. 11
Birds Eye View

Oct. 18
Defining Space

Oct. 25
Animal Drawings

Nov. 1
Landscape Composition

Nov. 8
Clay Relief Sculptures

Nov. 15
People & Places

Nov. 22
NO CLASS -- Thanksgiving Break!

Nov. 29
From Lines to Patterns

Dec. 6
Crazy Still Life Creations

Dec. 13
Pastel Portraits

Dec. 20
Holiday Surprises

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)


Adventures with Pencil, Charcoal & Ink
Session 1: Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3

Session 2: Oct. 17, 24, 31
Practice basic drawing skills and learn new techniques with each class session. Classes will focus on the use of different kinds of lines, shading, drawing from real life, and learning to draw creatively. The interests of participating students will be taken into consideration for choosing subject matter.
Cost for 3-session class: $22.50


Animal Artists
Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28

Create a portfolio of animal drawings and paintings. Using a variety of media, students will work on observational and expressive skills as they gain a new appreciation for the animal world. Different animal groups will be investigated each week.
Cost for 4-session class: $30


Holiday Treasures
Dec. 5, 12, 16

Create thoughtful gifts for family members and artful holiday decorations. Shhh! Projects are a secret; we don't want to ruin the surprise. Techniques will include decorative painting, embossing and print making.
Cost for 3-session class: $22.50


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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