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Classes & Workshops for Adults
Ages 15 & Up

Hockaday members 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.

Egg Decorating
Kathy Martin

Printable Registration Form
Saturdays, March 11 & 18
1:00 – 4:00 PM

Participants create decorated eggs using beeswax and dyes. Step-by-step instruction for creating traditional Pysanky designs are provided, as well as hints for creating personal designs. Students learn to use a kistka to draw melted wax designs, how to apply dyes, remove wax, and add finishing touches. Two to three emptied eggs are needed for the class. Students providing their own eggs are reminded to use small holes when blowing out egg contents. Blown eggs may be pre-ordered from the instructor at a cost of $3 each. All other materials and tools will be provided for in-class use.

Cost for 2-session workshop: Members/$45, Non-members/$50
Pysanky Easter Eggs
Pysanky Easter Eggs
A Timeless Legacy - Women Artists of Glacier National Park
Kathy Martin

Sign up through the PIRnet
Code 6880
Tuesday, April 25
5:00 – 8:00 PM

A Timeless Legacy honors all the women who came, and continue to come, to paint in one of the most ruggedly beautiful and culturally rich locations in Montana. While many male artists were rewarded with fame and financial success for their work in Glacier National Park, women artists and their contributions are relatively unknown. This project began as a 2015 Hockaday Museum of Art exhibition and was expanded to include a book and documentary film. It shines new light on paintings obscured by time, bringing long overdue acknowledgement to these women and their important role in expanding the artistic legacy of Glacier National took to paint both the grandeur of the park and the people who lived there. It brings long overdue acknowledgement to these women and their important role in expanding the artistic legacy of Glacier National Park.

All participants will receive an education packet that includes the book, DVD, art reproductions, map and related lesson plans.

Teachers are eligible for 3 PIR credits.
A Timeless Legacy
Painting Tips & Tricks
Wanda Mumm

Registration form coming soon!


Friday & Saturday, May 5 - 6
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

A good painting is a moment captured by a visual means. Great art is not done effortlessly. It is the questions about bringing more dimensions to a piece or figuring out lighting. Learning to figure it all out is the key to success. Wanda will help you to analyze your work and teach techniques to improve your art.

Cost for 2-session workshop: Members/$67.70, Non-members/$75



Photographing the Landscape
Marilyn Feather

Registration form coming soon!

Saturday, June 3
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Bring your camera for this class! Artist Wilderness Connection 2016 artist Marilyn Feather enjoys being outdoors and getting inspired by beautiful landscapes. Her photography goal is to help preserve national lands for future generations to enjoy and explore. Marilyn will share her insights into choosing a subject, how to place the image, being aware of color, texture, and other artistic elements. After a short slideshow on photographing the landscape, students will head out for a photo shoot in the field.

Cost: Members/$54, Non-members/$60

Landscape Painting
Nicholas Oberling
Printable Registration Form

Saturday & Sunday, June 24 - 25
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Offsite: Glacier Fine Art, 9004 Highway 2 East, Hungry Horse, MT

Nicholas Oberling, known for his landscape paintings of Glacier National Park, will teach a workshop at his studio gallery location, just seven miles from Glacier. Participants will work from life on the principles of plien air painting, including how to build a light effect and create realistic color harmonies. Open to all levels of expertise.

Cost for 2-session workshop: Members/$216, Non-members/$240

Plein Air Painting: Glacier National Park Region
Linda Glover Gooch

Printable Registration Form 

Printable Art Supply List

Monday - Wednesday, August 7 - 9
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Simplifying the landscape and building a strong foundation with a well thought out composition is the focus of this plein air workshop by returning A Timeless Legacy artist Linda Glover Gooch. Effectively capturing light, atmosphere and mood will be a high priority. At times, it is the mood of a scene that draws you in and not just the scene itself. Demonstrations will be done in oils along with short lectures and individual student attention. Studying values, color temperature, edges and brushwork will be discussed.

Cost: Members/$337.50, Non-members/$375

Linda Glover Gooch

Mount Cannon
Linda Glover Gooch
24" X 32


Cancellations & Refunds

  • Due to costs for materials, instructors and staff, the Hockaday Museum has established a cancellation and refund policy per workshop.  Please review the workshop's registration form for specifics.

Additional Information

  • You may pre-register for classes by calling 406.755.5268. Participant's place in workshop is guaranteed upon receipt of full payment.
  • Art classes are always fun and sometimes messy! Participants are advised to dress accordingly.



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