Adult Classes

AVAILABLE CLASSES

Fall Classes are now available, see list below

Senior Drawing (60+)

This class explores a variety of techniques and materials. New lessons are introduced regularly. This class is FREE with
pre-registration and all supplies are included.

When: Tuesdays 1:00-3:00pm
Instructor: Dan Price


Open Ceramic Studio

During the summer, the ceramics wheel room and glaze room are open to ceramic artists to rent. The studio is open during museum hours, except when classes are in session. Please contact The Square for more information.

Cost: $60 per month/$8 per day

Print-Making with Margie Schindele

This 6-week class will explore multiple print-making techniques such as: mono-printing, dry point, linoleum cuts, etching and how to use the printing press and much more. Students will also have an opportunity to view the multiple galleries here in the museum and see other artists that work in the print-making style.  Participants will gain knowledge of historical techniques and will create their own original prints.

When: Mondays, October 14th - November 18th, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: 18
Cost: $140 plus $50 supply fee
(Includes linoleum, ink, paper and other supplies)
Class size: Minimum 5, Maximum 10

(inquire about scholarships when you register)

10% off class fee with a current Museum Membership

OR

When: Mondays, October 14th - November 18th, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Room: 18
Cost: $140 plus $50 supply fee
(Includes linoleum, ink, paper and other supplies)
Class size: Minimum 5, Maximum 10

Margi Schindele studied art at CAL State University in Long Beach, California.  She puts her thoughts and feelings down on paper, through the art of Print-Making.  Mark-making is an expression of freedom which resonates with her. To be able to make multiples and additions is rewarding and she looks forward to sharing her technical skills with her students, while using the printing press.

Portrait Painting in Oil with Ashleigh McCann

In this 6-week class, participants will learn traditional techniques for approaching portraiture with oil paint as their medium. During Week 1 and Week 2, the class will focus on drawing the structure of the head and facial features.  During Weeks 4, 5, & 6, the class will paint a portrait using a live model.

When: Mondays, October 14th - November 18th, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Room: 10A
Cost: $150 plus $30 supply fee
(Includes Oil Paint, Brushes, Canvas, Drawing Supplies and Model Fee)
Class size: Minimum 5, Maximum 10

(inquire about scholarships when you register)

10% off class fee with a current Museum Membership

Ashleigh McCann is a Great Falls native whose work is meticulous and meditative, a practice of creating and then responding mindfully, over and over again until the image is resolved. Ashleigh finds that allowing the most spontaneous and unexpected marks to direct the image strengthens her work. With imagery Ashleigh is learning to let go of her control and to move unburdened. Ashleigh not only works in abstraction, but is masterfully skilled in portraiture and rendering landscapes. Ashleigh completed a 9 month residency at the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art in 2016. Ashleigh has her BFA from BYU in Idaho. You can view her website at www.ashmccann.com

Advanced Ceramics (Adult) with Rob Kellenbeck

This 6-week course is designed to further develop and refine technique. This class will concentrate on throwing dinner ware sets and all pieces that make up a set. Pieces such as plates, bowls, mugs, goblets, casserole, pitchers, carafe, gravy boat, platters butter dish, sugar bowl etc. The goal will be to produce a formal 4 place setting with all the attendant serving and baking dishes all while coordinating the style and decoration of the pieces with instruction in production throwing techniques.

When: Mondays, October 14th - November 18th, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Room: Wheel Room
Cost: $175 plus $35 supply fee
(Includes glazes, firing and one 25lb of clay)
Class size: Minimum 5, Maximum 10

(inquire about scholarships when you register)

Rob Kellenbeck has over 4 decades of experience in the ceramics field. He began his college academic studies in math and science, but once he took a ceramic elective course, he was hooked and started a more creative academic path in the arts.  His major became ceramics which lead him to earn his BFA from Texas Tech. He went on to open Deer Creek Pottery in the early 70’s. His accomplishments in the ceramic industry are vast and we are happy to have him here as an instructor and fellow potter in the Great Falls community.  To learn more about Rob and Deer Creek Pottery, please go to this link (Ceramic Monthly, pages 26-30), https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2015/06/Ceramics_Monthly_dec93_cei1293d.pdf

Beginning Ceramics (Adult, 14 Years And Up) with William Harning

This 6-week course is designed to introduce students to clay using the potter's wheel. In this class students will create functional tableware. Students will learn the basics with step-by-step instruction on how to throw a cylinder and a bowl. Students will finish forms with trimming, adding handles, knobs and some surface decoration. Students will learn a variety of techniques by being introduced to various decorating and glazing techniques. Please come to class ready to practice, get dirty and have fun! Mandatory clean-up day the last week for all students.

When: Wednesdays, October 16th - November 20th, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Room: Wheel Room
Cost: $125 plus $35 supply fee
(Includes glazes, firing and one 25lb of clay)
Class size: Minimum 5, Maximum 10

(inquire about scholarships when you register)

Willam Harning is currently the Artist-in-resident at the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art. He received his BFA in ceramics from Montana State University in 2018. His love and passion for functional pottery and teaching are a perfect fit for the Square. Harning holds a current exhibition record and has many years of teaching experience.