Weekly Programming at St. Peter's
In June 2020, the Holter Museum started to offer bi-weekly art classes in St. Peter’s Health Behavioral Health Unit (BHU), a unit dedicated to helping adults and seniors experiencing a mental health crisis return to life with new skills and new hope.
Sondra Hines, the Curator of Education at the Holter Museum, visits the unit every Tuesday and Thursday to lead an art making activity. Sondra has commented that the goals “for the program are to offer a creative environment for patients to experiment with art materials in a space that is therapeutic, but not formal therapy.”
ArtFeeds - Middle School
This workshop allows participants to work with artists exploring ways to use visual arts and writing to help navigate life while expressing in a space shared with peers.
It is an offshoot of the Holter’s existing Art for Survival High School programming that allows Middle School age participants a space to share among peers.
Art for Survival
Art for Survival began in Spring 2017 when the Holter Museum of Art’s education staff became aware of the needs of Helena teens through the Afterschool Teen Arts Council.
Holter staff developed this visual arts and writing workshop that allows teens to work with artists exploring ways to use visual arts and writing to help them navigate life.