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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 with a guardian

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


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)


Young Artists

Home School Art Classes

After School Art Classes
Ages 7 - 14


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

Drawing Basics & Beyond 

Tuesdays: Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2

Experiment with a variety of drawing pencils, erasers, and papers while practicing basic drawing skills. Topics covered in this class will include basic pencil holding skills, sketching techniques, pencil shading, how to draw contours, basic structures,and animals.

Cost for 3-session class: $30


Drawing Explorations

Tuesdays: Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30

Explore new ways to draw familiar objects and scenes. Class sessions will concentrate on drawing techniques and creative use of materials such as graphite, charcoal, ink, and colored pencil. Student interests will be taken into consideration for choosing subject matter.

Cost for 4-session class: $30


The Magic of Silk Painting

Tuesdays: Nov. 6, 13, 20

Investigate the magic and science of silk painting in this fun class. Your design juices will be flowing as you experiment with painting techniques using paints, dyes and different resists.
Cost for 3-session class: $22.50


Mixed Media for the Holidays

Tuesdays: Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18

Young artists will gain an appreciation and understanding of art in creative ways as they experiment with many materials and techniques. We will create 2 and 3-dimensional holiday themed artwork while exploring art concepts of color, pattern, and texture. Works of art may include collage, mosaic, and sculptural masterpieces!

Cost for 4-session class: $30.00

After School Art Classes


Summer Art Classes

 Printable Registration Form






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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