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.

SUMMER CAMPS

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art’s Creative Arts Summer Camp Programs are for children entering 2nd grade through 6th grade. There are three different art-themed camps to select from, or sign your child up for all three.  Each child will participate in a variety of activities based on the themed camp, in a safe and artistic environment.  A 50% deposit is required to book the camp of choice, and the balance due is required the 1st day of camp. If you need to cancel, a 7 day in advance notice is required, or you will forfeit your deposit. This 7 day in advance to cancel policy, allows the Museum to fill the spot with students on the wait list. If your child misses any days, no refund is given.  Fill out one form per child.

Theater Camp (2nd - 6th Grade)

**As of July 2019, the Theater Camp is FULL

Theater camp at the Square will be an amazing experience for children that love drama, have great expression and show signs of theater interest. This camp will focus on team building, “improv”, character building, costume design, props and make-up.  Each day there will be a specific theme. Students will be involved with Theater for over 3 hours a day, while balancing out the day with indoor and outdoor games, walking to the park and creating theater props. The last day of camp the students will put on a short play for their family and friends.

When: Monday, August 5th- Friday, August 9th

Time and Cost:
7:30am-5:30pm  
Cost: $200
10:00am-3:00pm
Cost: $150

A 50% deposit is required to book the camp and the balance is due the first day of camp.

10 students maximum

What to bring: wear clothes that your child can get dirty in, and bring a lunch and two snacks and beverages.

  • Partial Scholarship are available: apply for one at the front desk

Theater Instructor: Keely Ronish
Keely Ronish has been involved in the world of theater for 10 years.  She has held many roles such as Little Red in “Into The Woods”, The production of “1776”, and “Pilgrims Progress”. She was, Jenny, in “Swiss Family Robinson” in which she also Co-directed. Keely also produced and acted in C.S. Lewis's “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe”. Her career in theater began when she was 7 were she played the ‘Biting Rat’ in the “Pied Piper”. She loves sharing her passion with youth.   As the founder of The Storytellers, Great Falls newest youth theater group, she looks forward to providing the opportunity for young people to explore and participate in the world of theater in a supportive environment. Keely believes that by empowering kids through theater they can change the world.