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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.

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)

Jan. 10
Intuit Art: Printmaking

Jan. 17
Arctic Animals - Sculpture

Jan. 24
Butterflies, Bees, and Bugs - Drawing

Jan. 31
Making Our World More Beautiful - Rock painting

Feb. 7
From Realism to Abstract - Oil pastel

Feb. 14
A Heart for Art - Multimedia

Feb. 21
Hand It Over - Clay

Feb. 28
Koi Pond - Watercolor

March 7
Birds of a Feather - Drawing

March 14
Tints & Shades - Painting

March 21
Marmotinto - Sand sketching

March 28

April 4
Reflections - Repetitions in Art

April 11
Pastel Drawing - Ernest Marceau inspiration

April 18
B is for Buffalo - Multi-media creation

April 25
Ways of Our Ancestors - Making and using earth paints

May 2
A Land of Contrast - Using value in works of art

May 9
Animal Sculpture - Manel Alvarez inspiration

May 16
Atmospheric Perspective - Landscapes

May 23
Buds and Blooms - The science of flowers

May 30
Plein Air Painting - Outdoor inspirations

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)

Famous Artist Flower Art
Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30

Chase away those winter blues by meandering through an imaginary garden of flowers. Drawing, painting and printmaking processes will be explored while making floral art in the style of master artists. Inspiration will come from famous works of art by Georgia O'Keefe, Vincent Van Gogh, Judith Leyster, Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt and Andy Warhol.
Cost for 4-session class: $30

Clay Creations
Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

Roll it, pinch it, cut and curl it ... Explore with clay to make one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls, plaques, and sculptures. This class will focus on hand building techniques, creating textures and finishing with paints or glazes.
Cost for 4-session class: $30

Clay Sculptures
March 6, 13, 20

Sculptural techniques used with ceramic clay will be investigated in this class. Projects will include the making of a 3-D bust and a creative mask to hang on the wall.
Cost for 3-session class: $25

Rock Art
April 3, 10, 17, 24

Turn rocks into 3-D paintings. Imagine a curled up cat, a sleeping bear, or a crouching tiger magically appearing in the shape of a rock. Not an animal carved in granite or marble, but a rock painted to become a 3-D animal. Rocks will be transformed using simple shapes to sketch the features and a bit of paint to bring the animal to life.
Cost for 4-session class: $30

May 1, 8, 15, 22

Experiment with both soft (chalk) and oil pastels while learning some of the tricks professional artists use with this medium. Compose interesting pictures, try different methods of color blending, layering and adding details. Students should wear clothing appropriate for an art class.
Cost for 4-session class: $30


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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