Learn New Skills


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.

Hands-on summer fun with skilled educators and teaching artists. From acrylics to wood carving to printmaking to t-shirt screens to animal prints, explore a variety of art mediums with week-long full-day and half-day am or pm options for ages 5-17. We’ve got your summer fun!

Creative Kids

Hands-on workshops and after-school programs for preschool to elementary ages that introduce and build upon early age arts education.

Family Programs​

Family friendly classes, workshops, and festivals open to all ages that encourage the inner artist to create!

Private Events

Come have a pARTy with us!

Art Parties that allow your corporate group to get creative, your friend group to celebrate another milestone, or your kid to have the birthday of the year!

Join us for a party! With art!

Teen Programs

Programs for middle school and high school ages that build off of arts education to encourage and challenge youth in finding their voices or learning something new.

Adult Programs​

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. Pursue your curiosity and join us for a class!

Partners in Outreach

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.

Resources for Educators​

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.

Teach at the Museum​

Our Educational programming actively reaches out and invites audiences to engage with contemporary art and supports them in that engagement. We bring in and facilitate classes and teachers from a diversity of experiences and backgrounds that view art as a universal language.

Connect in new ways to art and to your community. Share your knowledge and passions. Immerse yourself in a teaching experience. Help us provide a creative learning space at the Holter.

The Holter’s Educational Philosophy

Inspiring Creativity for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities with contemporary art

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.

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