Adult Classes


Wheel Throwing Open to All Levels

This is a 4-week course is designed for both the beginning and avid wheel thrower. Beginning students will be introduced to the basics of clay and wheel throwing, while advanced students will be pushed further in their processes to create functional tableware and or sculptural objects.  Beginning students will learn the basics with step-by-step instruction on how to throw a cylinder and a bowl, finish forms with trimming, adding handles, knobs and some surface decoration. Students will learn a variety of techniques and be introduced to various decorating and glazing techniques. Please come to class ready to practice, get dirty and have fun!

When: Wednesday’s June 5th- June 26th
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Where: Wheel Room, Education Department
Cost: $125 plus $35 supply fee (includes glaze and firings)

Instructor: Rob Kellenbeck
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),

Beginning Watercolor with Ashleigh McCann

Beginning Watercolor is a 6 week class introducing the basics. Working from still-life, you will explore color theory and multiple techniques including flat washes and gradients.  New techniques are explored each week. Come be a part of this opportunity to learn the art of watercolor!

When: Saturday’s July 6th- August 10th, 2019
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Room: 10A
Cost: $115 plus $15 supply fee (Includes watercolor, paper and pencils for each class)
Class size: Minimum 5, Maximum 15

10% off class fee with 1 year Museum Membership

Instructor: Ashleigh McCann
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

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