Youth Classes

AVAILABLE CLASSES

Fall Classes are now available, see list below

Youth Pottery Class (Grades 4-12) with Dino Pfaff

This 6-week class will teach your child the basics of wheel-throwing functional pottery.  Bowls and cylindrical forms will be explored as well as trimming and glaze techniques. This class is an energetic and fun way for your child to gain knowledge of this historical technique of throwing clay to make something useful.

When: Tuesdays, October 15th - November 19th, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Wheel Room
Cost: $60 plus $10 supply fee
(Includes clay, glazes and firings)
Class size: Minimum 5, Maximum 10

(inquire about scholarships when you register)

10% off class fee with a current Museum Membership

Dino Pfaff has 30 years of K-12 art teaching experience in multiple mediums here in the great state of Montana. His love and skill for pottery is evident in his teach style and works of art.   He has been teaching pottery classes here at the Paris Gibson Museum of Art for 4 years.

Youth Drawing: The Art of Anime and Comics with Cameron Saunders (Grades 3rd and up)

In this 6-week class participants will learn and develop their skills drawing anime and comic book characters, ranging from humans, animals and other objects. During this class, students will begin to develop their own authentic personal style. Students will learn simple tricks for drawing certain aspects such as body proportions, facial features and hair styles. Take this class to turn the characters from your head into quality art!

When: Tuesdays, October 15th - November 19th, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: 10A
Cost: $60 plus $10 supply fee

(inquire about scholarships when you register)

10% off class fee with a current Museum Membership

Cameron Saunders is a great Falls native.  Saunders graduated from Great Falls High School May of 2019 as a AP art student.  Saunders has been recognized for her strength in drawing and painting anime.  While Saunders was studying she also interned and was a Summer Camp counselor at the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art. She has plans to attend college for Fine Art within the next couple of years.

Youth Print-Making with Margi Schindele

This 6-week class will explore multiple print-making techniques such as: mono-printing, dry point, linoleum cuts, and how to use the printing press and much more. Students will also have an opportunity to view the multiple 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: Tuesdays, October 15th - November 19th, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: 18
Cost: $60 plus $10 supply fee
Class size: Minimum 5, Maximum 10

(inquire about scholarships when you register)

10% off class fee with a current Museum Membership

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.

Parent and Child Ceramic Workshops with Dino Pfaff (Youth 7yrs old and up)

This 4-week class will give the opportunity for a parent and child/children to work together with the wheel throwing process. You will learn throwing fundamentals for creating functional pottery. Bowls and cylindrical forms will be explored, as well as, trimming and glaze techniques. This class is an energetic and fun way for your family to gain knowledge of this historical technique of throwing clay to make something useful.

When: Saturdays, October 19th - November 9th, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Wheel Room
Cost: $60 for one parent and one child. $5 for each additional participant
(Includes clay, glazes and firings)
Class size: Minimum 5, Maximum 10

(inquire about scholarships when you register)

10% off class fee with a current Museum Membership

Dino Pfaff has 30 years of K-12 art teaching experience in multiple mediums here in the great state of Montana. His love and skill for pottery is evident in his teach style and works of art.   He has been teaching pottery classes here at the Paris Gibson Museum of Art for 4 years.