The Holter employs a variety of platforms, strategies, and modalities to provide access to engagement. We use a multitude of tools to support a culture of self-discovery, curiosity, and wonder. We remove obstacles by using common language, and we use appropriate art education vocabulary when the context calls for it. The Holter actively reaches out and invites audiences to engage with contemporary art and supports them in that engagement.
Workshops run the gamut at the Holter, including school day programs, after-school programs, summer camps, and festivals which include the continuation of successful programs that support arts learning.
Adults can experience the Holter in ways that lead to social connections in unique ways. Adult programs that meet the needs of today’s busy schedules include workshops that support arts learning with limited time commitments but in conjunction with working and teaching artists.
Families can experience the Holter together in ways that allow all ages to interact with art and make connections through creative engagement. Family activities include one-time workshops, special events beloved by and based in the Helena community, and classes that encourage young and old alike to get creative!
Holter offers art-based programs for our community’s youth to express themselves through art and discuss current issues in a safe environment, fostering connects with their peers and encouraging positive mental health and wellness practices through the arts to learn together. The Holter provides spaces and programs for youth to create community and engage in arts learning.
Come have a pARTy with us!
The Holter offers private educational art experiences that range from beloved classes like Corks and Canvas, to birthday parties, bachelor/ettes, and even team bonding experiences with partner organizations, such as Adventures in Cardboard, and fantastic local teachers like Joy Kelso of the Candle Shoppe!
The Holter partners with many different organizations to provide arts learning opportunities for our community! These partnerships take place both inside and outside of the museum space.
Our school programs empower over 2,000 students from the Helena area annually through immersive guided field trips and art making opportunities in our studio classrooms.
Connect in new ways to art. Make and share personal connections. Immerse your group in an interactive experience. Get a quality and creative experience at the Holter, right in the heart of our community.
The Holter’s educational focus is to inspire, connect, and offer holistic healing through the arts to all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to engage with contemporary art and artists. The Holter education team strongly believes that engaging in lifelong arts learning opportunities can open unique and accessible pathways to learning about current issues and ideas. The Holter implements an innovative approach to help audiences connect with contemporary art – using methods of observation and interpretation. Our interpretive strategy is inquiry-based and preferences self-engagement and self-discovery.