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Ages 15 & Up

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

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Scholarships are available. Please contact Education Director Kathy Martin for more information.

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Cedar Basket Making

Instructor: Paul Rowley                        

 Plein Air Painters of America 3-Day Workshop

  Instructors: see below        

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: 12:00 - 3:30 PM

Join Guest Artist Paul Rowley for this cedar weaving workshop. Discover traditional skills for working with cedar. Each student will learn beginning techniques and leave with a berry basket. Additional online videos will be available for practice beyond the class session.

Paul Rowley was born in Seattle, Washington in 1977 and is an enrolled member of the Tlingit and Haida of Alaska. He is also a descendant of the Blackfeet and Cree of Montana. His first interest in textiles was through net making, the machined-like quality, repetition and uniformity combined both artistic craft and functionality which he has applied to hat making.

Paul's first introduction to weaving was in 2008 by Suquamish weaver Kippie Joe. After his first few traditional style hats he began to weave contemporary styled hats and was inspired to seek out natural local materials. He currently lives in the Flathead Valley where he weaves both contemporary and traditional cedar bark hats as well as making baskets, paddles, and nets.Small baskets will be completed in this introductory course. 

Cost: $85 - Includes all materials.

Location: Hockaday Museum of Art


Presenting at Friday lecture: Jill Carver, Dan Young, Matt Smith, Ralph Oberg, Lynn Gertenbach, Ned Mueller


Instructors for painting sessions: Jill Carver, Matt Smith, Dan Young, Kathryn Stats, Linda Tippetts, Lynn  Gertenbach, Ned Mueller, Ralph Oberg

Dates: May 31-June 2, 2019

Time: 9 am – 5pm approx..  times may vary with daily schedule

Location: Kalispell and surrounding area


Powell, Baird and Smith


Class Description: This workshop is an opportunity to study with a group of members from the Plein Air Painters of America. The three-day class will start with an all day lecture by six of the members, followed by two days of painting and teaching in the field. The instructors will demo on both field days and also help the students as they work on their own  paintings. Each instructor will aid the students with their own take on what they should consider, as well as help them with questions that may arise.

Given the number of instructors this will be a great opportunity to receive varying feedback from some of the country’s finest outdoor painters.


Cost: $550.00 (10% discount for Museum Members)


Suggested Hotels for out of town participants:

Kalispell Grand Hotel –special rate for workshop participants – no room block as it is a small hotel


Others – Red Lion, Hilton Garden Inn, Super 8, and many others listed on-line





The below adult classes are presented in partnership with Kalispell Parks & Recreation.


Botanical Watercolor Painting                                           

 Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Holly Butlett
Days: June 8, 15, 22, 29, & July 6
Time: 1:00-2:30 pm

Investigate the history 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. 
$125 for 5 class sessions 

Botanical Watercolor supply list:
1. Watercolor Paper – 140 lb hot press, 12” x 14” (a minimum of 6 sheets),    a  block of paper is fine
2. Watercolor Paint –Winsor Newton is a good brand
• aureolin yellow or lemon yellow
• yellow ochre
• cadmium red medium
• raw umber
• ultra marine blue 
• cerulean blue 
• quinacridone red 
3. A good Watercolor Brush – size 7 round – one good brush is better than cheaper synthetic brushes
4. Palette with individual places to hold paint as well as a place to mix the paint
5. Two Water Containers – cottage cheese containers work well
6. Pencil for sketching
7. Optional Materials – other size brushes, tracing paper, additional paint colors of your choice, masking fluid

*Please register for this class through Kalispell Parks and Recreation*




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