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Classes for Children
Most classes are limited to 12 children.   Advance registration is required for all classes with the exception of pre-school art.  All materials are provided unless otherwise noted in class description.  Please make sure your child arrives on time and is picked up at the end of class time.  Children included in Family/Dual level Hockaday memberships 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.

See below for information on cancellations, refunds, etc.


Preschool Art Adventures
Ages 2 -5 with a guardian

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Using paper, paint, markers, crayons and glue, preschool artists and their adult helpers share fun art projects that encourage creativity and develop basic art skills.

Members Free at Family Membership Level
Non-members $3/child suggested donation

 Preschool Art Adventures

Home School Art Classes
Ages 6 - 15


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Students will view original art works on display in the Museum as they learn to use the language of art. Each class session will explore how certain artists use a particular element of art or principal of design. A variety of materials and techniques will be utilized as students create their own art in related hands-on activities. All class materials provided.

Cost per session: $7 (Members receive 10% discount)


Fall 2019 Homeschool Classes 

Sept 18: Stylized Animals – Rebecca Tobey inspiration

Sept 25: Making Musical Instruments – Beau Theige’s Guitars inspiration

Oct 2: Drawing Trains & Tracks – Hear the Whistle Blow inspiration

Oct 9:  No class this week

Oct 16: Portraits – Artists of Glacier inspiration

Oct 23: Landscape Painting – Mary Edna Fraser Gateway to Glacier inspiration

Oct 30: Patterns in Art - various artist's inspirations

Nov 6: Graphic Art - Railroad brochure inspiration

Nov 13: Beadwork Designs – Montana Indian tribes

Nov 20: Art Meets Math - Fabonacci sequence, golden ratio

Nov 27: Visual Stories - Gary Schildt inspiration

Dec 4: Art That moves - Hugh Hockaday inspiration

Dec 11:  Illustrated Greetings - CM Russel & O.C. Seltzer inspiration

Dec 18:  Pastel Paintings - Still life Inspirations


Young Artists

Home School Art Classes

After School Art Classes
Ages 7 - 14


3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
(includes 15 minute drawing warm up; class starts at 3:45 PM)


Drawing Explorations

Ages 7-14

Tuesdays:  Sept 17, 24, Oct 1

Explore new ways to draw familiar objects and scenes.  Class sessions will concentrate on drawing techniques and creative use of materials such as graphite, charcoal, ink, and colored pencil.   Student interests will be taken into consideration for choosing subject matter

Cost: $22.50


Lines of All Kinds

 Ages 7-14

Tuesdays: Oct 15, 22, 29

Using lines to create art is the focus of this class.   Experiment pens, pencils, and scratchboard to create one of a kind masterpieces.

Cost: $22.50


Color Magic

Ages 7-14

Tuesdays: November 5, 12, 19, 26

In the hands of an artist, color is MAGIC!  Explore hues, tints, and shades while discovering the relationships colors have with each other.  Let your true colors come shining through as you create your own masterpieces.

Cost: $30 


Holiday Treasures

Ages 7-14

Tuesdays: December 3, 10, 17

Make gifts for family members and artful holiday decorations.   A variety of media and processes will be used in creating these NEW PROJECTS!


Cost: $30


After School Art Classes


Summer Art Classes - 2020 TBA
6-12; 10-15

 Printable Registration Form


Summer Art for Kids!

A Kalispell Parks & Recreation and Hockaday Museum collaboration

      *Please register through Kalispell Parks and Recreation




Cancellations & Refunds

  • Due to costs for materials, instructors and staff, the Hockaday Museum has established the following cancellation policy: 100% refund, less $5 administrative fee for cancellation 7 or more days in advance of class; 50% less $5 administrative fee for cancellation 2-6 days in advance. No refund for cancellations made less than 2 days in advance. 

Additional Info

  • You may pre-register for classes by calling 406.755.5268. Participant's place in class is guaranteed upon receipt of full payment for the entire series.
  • To ensure the safety and well-being of participating children, the Hockaday requires prior notice of their existing health issues, as well as an emergency contact name & phone number.
  • Art classes are always fun and sometimes messy! Participants are advised to dress accordingly.



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