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Classes & Workshops for Adults
Ages 15 & Up

Hockaday members receive 10% off of their class/workshop registrations.

Registration Methods
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Call the Museum at 755-5268
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Scholarships are available. Please contact Education Director Kathy Martin for more information.

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Botanical Water Painting
Holly Butlett

May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2 & 9, 2018
1 PM – 2:30 PM

Investigate the history of botanical art and learn the skills needed to create your own plant studies. This six week class begins with the basics of watercolor painting – how to use brushes, color mixing, applying paint. Students will practice painting fruit and flowers while honing their observational skills. The final class session is devoted to painting an actual botanical plate.

Cost for 6 class sessions: $125
Held at Hockaday Museum of Art
Register through our partner,
Kalispell Parks & Recreation

Holly Butlett
Holly Butlett
Drawing: From Black and White to Color
FITZ Maurice

Same class offered twice:
Saturday, June 16 & July 28, 2018* last class cancelled
10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Engage your creativity and enjoy a day of drawing. The morning session is devoted to the very expressive and easy to use medium of black charcoal. You will experiment, discover and make a finished drawing before breaking for lunch. Then in the afternoon, explore color and create a finished drawing using pastels. For more experience take both classes!

Cost for 1-day workshop: $50
Held at Hockaday Museum of Art
Register through our partner,
Kalispell Parks & Recreation

Rejoice, Saguaro National Park, Arizona
FITZ Maurice
12" x 16"

About FITZ
Classically trained in New York and Europe, FITZ Maurice has always been an artist. She has exhibited in juried exhibitions, museums and galleries throughout the United States and Europe. FITZ has won numerous awards, including the New York, Jackson Pollock Foundation Award. She traveled to and explored our national parks searching for the ultimate iconic scene and capturing each park in original oil paintings. The Hockaday Museum of Art is exhibiting a selection of these works during the summer of 2018.

A Timeless Legacy: Peace Park 2018 Series
Unraveling the Mystery of Plein Air Painting - Glacier National Park

John Hughes

 Printable Registration Form

Monday - Wednesday, June 18-20, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Experience Level: Advanced-Beginner and up

Location: Wheeler Cabin, GNP

The purpose of this workshop is to take the mystery out of plein air painting, by focusing students’ attention on two key principles of painting -- the way light behaves in nature and 12 design basics. That, coupled with what John calls “The Painter’s Tool Box of Expression” will form the core of this three day experience.  The first day will be in the form of a lecture, power-point presentation and painting demonstration. The last two days will be spent in the field painting the Glacier National Park area, where students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge they gained on the first day. John’s approach to teaching is fun and informal, with plenty of one on one help.

Cost for 3-day workshop: Members/$324, Non-members/$360

 John Hughes
John Hughes

About John
John Hughes, who's based in Taylorsville, Utah, is a nationally known artist with over 35 years of experience. A highly sought-after instructor, he teaches landscape painting classes for Salt Lake Community College and the Scottsdale Artist School in addition to private workshops and classes. Read John's full bio.


 A Timeless Legacy: Peace Park 2018 Series
Landscape Painting: Lighting and Harmony

Nicholas Oberling

Saturday - Sunday, July 21-22, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Meet at Glacier Fine Art, 9004 Highway 2 East, Hungry Horse, MT


Nicholas Oberling, known for his landscape paintings of Glacier Park, will teach a workshop on the grounds of his studio/gallery seven miles from Glacier. Participants will work from life on the principles of plein air painting, including how to build a light effect and create realistic color harmonies. Open to all levels of expertise.

       Cost: $240



Twilight on St. Mary Lake
  Nicholas Oberling
Oil on Panel
24" x 30"

  A Timeless Legacy: Peace Park 2018 Series
Plein Air Painting: Glacier National Park Region

Laurie Putnam


Monday – Wednesday, August 6-8, 2018
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Experience Level: Advanced-Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Painters welcome.

Lori Putnam’s paintings are a personal and genuine response to her subject, and she encourages and teaches her students how to do the same. She believes that each artist sees differently and finds his or her own, distinctive mark. Yet letting go of formulas and finding the confidence to express ourselves honestly seems difficult, sometimes even fearful. Students will leave this workshop excited; ready to experiment more on their own; and, above all, pointed toward meaningful, personal, artistic growth.
Participants will receive a free copy of Putnam's booklet "Plein air, Right from the Start." The workshop will include lectures and demonstrations; individual painting time; personalized instruction (perfect for advanced beginners, intermediate and advanced painters); and group discussions aimed to promote your progress. While demonstrations and advice on technique will be geared toward oil painters, artists who are more comfortable working in other mediums are welcome. Plein air experience strongly recommended.
Cost for 3-day workshop: $600


Fall at Logan Pass, Glacier National Park
  Lori Putnam
Oil on Linen
24" x 32"


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