Upcoming Classes

Ages 6-12

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:00am

This class will address the fundamentals involved in creating that unique art form, that we called cartooning. We will go over the basics of drawing cartoons - single and multi-panel comics, supported by "how-to" lessons on drawing faces, backgrounds, lettering, coming up with gags and storylines, and compiling our results in the latest volume of ZACC Comics. The class will collaborate on the creation of a comic book and each camper will take home a copy. Taught by Tim Thornton.

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 1:00pm

Sorry this camp is FULL! Please consider signing up for one of other fun, creative and engaging camps! 

In this camp, kids will explore the intricacies of color and its uses in historical and contemporary art and visual culture. Campers will investigate color theory, play and experiment with color in new ways and create acrylic and watercolor paintings in various styles. No artistic experience is required for this camp.

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:00pm

Sorry. This camp is FULL! Call the ZACC to be put on the waiting list!

This class will investigate the craft of Bookmaking with extra pizazz! We will explore the importance of books in a historical context, as well as a vehicle for self-expression, and memory keeping. We will be doing a lot of tying, sewing, hole-punching, drawing, pasting, collecting, folding, cutting, and tearing. We will make a folded paper Accordion Book, A GIANT Cardboard Scrapbook, Binder Ring Book, and  a Pocket-sized Leather journal. 

Taught by Amber Whitenburg.

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:00am

In this camp we will learn about our natural surroundings by creating artwork using only natural materials. Some work will be left behind to change and evolve while other work will come home with us! We will spend lots of time exploring the shallow waters, trails and dens of Greenough Park.

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 1:00pm

 Sorry. This camp is FULL! Please consider signing up for one of our other amazing summer camps!

In this functional pottery class you will learn to make bowls, platters, dishes, mugs, and other awesome hand-built pieces.  We will explore different techniques such as sgraffito, carving, and impressions.  In this class you will produce unique art that you can use or give as gifts. 

Ages 8-16

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:00am

Sorry this camp is FULL. Please call the ZACC to get on the waiting list. 

Adults (16+)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

Inspired by projects seen on the world wide web, each two-hour class will focus on projects that are easy to make and complete, but may require new-to-you techniques, or eccentric materials. Class attendees will be strongly encouraged to personalize their work and create something that is unique and important to them. Curious about the project? Take a look below for a sneak peek at each month's project.

Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

Each two hour metalsmithing class investigates the craft of metalsmithing through jewelry making. Learn design basics, how to stamp and create texture with a hammer, and health and safety tips. Each student will leave class with their own handcrafted jewelry piece to give as a gift or keep for themselves.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 11:00am

Gather all your chipped and broken treasures and join this fun filled mosaic class with Patricia Thornton. This 2 day class will take place Saturday August 4th, and Sunday August 5th both from 11 am - 2 pm.Materials List1. Things to break or snip, broken things, unwanted things (small-ish)2. Something to attach your treasures to. (bottles, jars, bricks etc.) Visit here for our accessibility information.

Ages 12-17

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 1:00pm

 Based on one of Missoula’s most popular events, expert story curator Marc Moss guides campers in selecting a story to share, building a story's three main elements and peer work-shopping. Campers learn how to share a story effectively and voice acting techniques to prepare them for their own youth Tell Us Something live event! Campers will select a theme for their Tell Us Something event, collaborate on an event flier and workshop their stories.