Spectacular Summer Classes from LivingstonACE

Digital Photography

4 Thursdays, 6-7:30 PM, June 8 - June 29, $50

Have you always wanted to become an amateur photographer but don’t know where to start? Do you already take pictures but are not sure what all your camera can do or how to make your pictures more professional? This class is for you!

This class will be an encouraging environment to learn the basics of photography both compositionally and technically.

Each lesson will include information on one or two technical functions, such as shutter speed and aperture, as well as composition and conceptual ideas. Students will get to combine both in one assignment each week. We will look at the work of famous photographers as well as student work each week in an informal critique.

Taught by Elizabeth Salacinski

Elizabeth has worked with digital photography for three years and is currently working towards a BA majoring in photography at Montana State University. Her pictures have one first and second prize in the Park County fair and she hopes to become a dance photographer.

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Adult Beginner Ballet

3 Thursdays & 3 Mondays, 6-7:30 PM, June 8 - 26, $45

Basic beginning ballet for adults. Class will include stretching, barre exercises, and center work. We will cover the basic steps, combinations, and terminology of classical ballet. Improve your strength, flexibility, and balance. Ballet is a wonderful form of exercise and is fun at any age.

Taught by Parsifal Pittendorfer

Parsifal Pittendorfer began his ballet studies at Yellowstone Ballet School in Livingston, Montana. He received scholarships to San Francisco Ballet School, Orlando Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater and Ellison Ballet, NY. Before joining his current company, Texas Ballet Theater, in 2014 he danced professionally with State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara, California.

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Mommy & Me Yoga (or Daddy)

4 Mondays, 10-11 am, June 12-July 3, $20

Mothers and Fathers of Livingston, you are invited to bring your child to yoga class! This class will be a fun and mindful way to engage with your child and learn new yoga postures! No experience with yoga necessary, bring your curiosity and readiness to engage. Mats and props will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.

Taught by Ashton Snyder

Ashton Snyder is a RYT-200 yoga instructor. She enjoys the experience of teaching children, teenagers, and adults alike. For Ashton, yoga is a lifestyle that brings her peace, focus, energy, spiritual grounding and connection with mind, body, and others.

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Not Your Average Sign Language Class - Levels, I, II & Beyond

1 Saturday, 9-4, 1 Sunday,10-4, June 17-18, $65

Have you always wanted to learn sign language? Have you taken a sign class before but do not remember much? Do you want signing and receptive practice? Then this is the sign class for YOU! This is a fun workshop, taught by an experienced teacher, designed with much opportunity to practice fingerspelling, signing and receptive skills at your level! Emphasis will be on S.E.E. (Signing Exact English) comparing and contrasting ASL (American Sign Language). Sign up with a partner if possible.

Taught by Linda Zupan

Linda Zupan has taught kindergarten, MSU computer classes, MSU Peaks & Potentials (Grades 5-8) signing workshops, adult and senior citizen sign language classes and has also taught sign language sectionals to teachers across Montana. Linda has taken several hours of sign language classes (MCE & ASL) This class emphasizes Signing Exact English (SEE) for which Linda has extensively studied with the SEE Center for the Advancement of Deaf Children for which Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. recognizes offers continuing education credits.

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Boot Camp with Sadie

4 Tuesdays & 4 Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 AM, June 20 - July 13, $40

In this class we will be working our entire body systems. Through High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), using mostly bodyweight, you will be sweating like you've never sweat before! High intensity interval training consists of shorter spurts of intense anaerobic exercise followed by less intense recovery periods. Push-ups, squats, jumping jacks, and lunges are just some examples of what we will be doing. However, these will all be performed in an unconventional, non-boring, manner! HIIT workouts are proven to whip you into great cardiovascular shape as well as tone your entire body. Whether you are a beginner or advanced in your exercise patterns, HIIT will be a challenge. Every exercise can be modified for your fitness level, which is what makes HIIT workouts a hit! Any equipment that will be needed for this class will be provided. Just bring yourself, lots of water, sturdy shoes, and a towel if desired! Up your cardio game and tone your whole body through bootcamp with Sadie!

Taught by Sadie Bandstra

Sadie a certified trainer in multiple areas, sports nutrition coach, and just has a passion for exercise! Over the last three years, HIIT workouts have transformed her entire life. She lost a total of 40 pounds and feels great in her every day life! She never enjoyed the long workouts, so quick, intense workouts are the perfect fit!

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Buti Yoga

4 Mondays, 5:30-6:30 PM, June 5-26, $20

Buti Yoga is a dynamic asana practice fused with primal movement, tribal dance, and deep core engagement. Unlike a traditional yoga practice, poses are not held statically, but involve lots of movement! Get ready to sweat, laugh and transform yourself from the inside out.

Taught by Betsy Stahlman

Betsy is 47 years old and discovered Buti Yoga this past fall and fell immediately in love! When she hit her 40s she realized crossfit, running and skiing were great, but she needed more yoga and stretching and came across buti and never turned back. She jumped at the very first Buti Yoga certification in Montana this winter. This practice has changed her life, her attitude and her body.

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132 South B St.
Livingston, MT 59047

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Pour Painting taught
by Grey Wilson

Date: Saturday, June 10
Time: 11am to 1:30pm
Cost - $40 per student ($35 for LCAC members)

Back by popular demand, Grey Wilson will demonstrate the basics of creating paintings that use gravity as your paint brush. Use of specific materials will be explained, how to use them and effects that can be achieved when combining them.

Students will be able to do more than one painting in the class. They may have to pick up their art the following Tuesday, as it only takes overnight to dry. Completed paintings also move slightly, so it is better to let them set. Drawing skills are not necessary. If you can put ketchup on a hamburger, you can do this. It's lots of fun and you will be surprised how creative you will become.

All materials included.
Location: 119 south Main Street, Downtown Ltown
Registration now available ONLINE: www.livingstoncenter.org or call
(406) 222-5222 or Kathy@livingstoncenter.org
Sand Casting Workshop by Laura Rose, Instructor
Saturday, June 17th
Time: 10AM to 5PM

Cost: $200 per participant
(LCAC Members $190, Materials Included)
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Always wanted to feel the exhilaration of casting molten metal? Come experiment with direct pour sand casting, one of the oldest, simplest and most satisfying methods of casting. Bring small objects (up to 1.5 inches) to press directly into the sand or use provided objects. The pressed pieces will not be damaged, but should not be too delicate and must not have any undercuts. Casting will be done in silver unless students wish to bring their own metal. Students will learn to prepare the mold, to cast and different methods of finishing pieces. Lab coat optional.

*No jewelry experience necessary, but experience using a torch is helpful.

casting grain silver (depends on amount each student uses +/- $25)
melting crucible $5
mold frame $55>>option handmade wooden versatile frame into which objects can be cast either horizontally or vertically or aluminum ring from Rio, into which objects must be cast horizontally
delft clay $25
You must prepay to confirm your spot in a class. Your instructor needs time to order class materials.
Summer Art Camp:
Traveling Through Space & Time

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Session will run Monday-Friday at the Center from 9am to Noon

Elementary Art Camps (ages 5-8): Cost, $130 ($125 for members)

Session I: June 19 -23
Session II: July 10-14
Session III: August 14 - 18

Art Camp Intensives (ages 9 - 12): Cost, $135 ($125 for members)

Session I: June 26 - 30
Session II: July 17 - July 21
Session III: July 31 - August 4

Daily Schedule for Week One:
Day 1- Europe - Prerecorded history.
Project - Prehistoric Cave Drawing
Concept - Lines
Day 2 - Middle East - 7th - 13th Century
Project - Mosaics
Concept - Warm and Cool Colors
Day 3 - Italian Renaissance -
Project - Painting with egg and chalk.
Concept - Color Value
Day 4 - Early American Frontier -1800's
Project - Weaving
2nd Project - Soap Carving
Day 5 - Modern Art - Abstract Expressionism - 1940's
Field trip to see a local modern art
Project - Jackson Pollock Drip Painting


Italian Renaissance Gold Foil Relief Project
Week Two Themes and Activities:

Day 1 - Africa - Prerecorded history and more
Project - African Mask
Concept/Skill - Music as an art form (African music specifically)
Day 2 - Italy - Renaissance
Project - Gold Foil Reliefs
Concept/Skill - TBD
Day 3 - Russia - Late 1800's
Project - Making Matryoshka Dolls (Nesting Dolls)
Concept/Skill/Second Project - Making Peter and the Wolf Finger Puppets
Day 4 - USA - Mid 20th Century
Project - Picasso - One Color Painting
2nd Project - Fractured Faces
Day 5 - Space - In the Future
Project - (Littles - Create your own space alien and invent your own planet or galaxy)
(Bigs - Acrylic Painting of Galaxies and or real planets: pour painting)
Skill/Concept - How to draw cones and cylinders and such 3d by drawing a rocket.
Session will run Monday-Friday at the Center from 9am to Noon.


Week Three Themes and Activities:

Day 1 - Ancient Egypt
Project 1 - Clay Tablets
Project 2 - Drawing Profiles in Egyptian style. (older kids)
- Make an Egyptian necklace/crown (little kids)
Day 2 - Easter Island 1000 AD - 1500 AD/ Stonehenge 4000 years ago/ Native American
Project - Totem Poles - using clay.
Day 3 - Historic China
Project 1 - Origami
Project 2 - Ink Cherry Blossom Trees (little kids)
- The Great Wave of Kanagawa (older kids)
Day 4 - Ireland - 1800's
Project 1 - Stained Glass (all day, all levels) (FIELD TRIP!!!)
Day 5 - USA - Today
Project 1 - Encaustics
Project 2 - Tile Art

These camps will be held at the Center and local outdoor open space nearby. Become a member today and support 18 years of sparking new ways of seeing and thinking through the experience of art and culture.



(406) 222-5222

Gallery Hours:
Tues - Fri 11AM to 5PM
Sat 11AM to 4PM
119 S. Main Street

Livingston June Art Walk

Landmarks & Landscapes of Livingston

Works by Beth Gregory, Tony Demin, Tandy Riddle & John Zumpano

June 23 rd from 5-8pm

Green Door Gallery

120 N. Main, Livingston, MT


Join us at the newly designed Green Door Gallery at Wheatgrass Saloon for an

evening with the artists and the chance to view their new work.

Exhibit: A celebration of the landmarks and landscapes of Livingston, Montana as

rendered through photography, metal work and paint.

The Artists:

Beth Gregory creates artisan jewelry from her studio in Livingston, Montana. This

exhibit will feature her enamel work, which embraces the vibrant hues and rustic

imperfections of working with glass, metal, and flame.  Starting with hand-cut

reclaimed industrial copper, she fuses multiple layers of enamel to the metal,

building up rich designs with a depth of color.  The medium is perfect for capturing

the raw beauty of our local landscapes and landmarks.

Tony Demin studied photography at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, then moved

on to shoot adventure sports in Aspen, Colorado.  From there, he landed among the

majestic mountains and river valleys of Livingston, Montana. He now has come full-

circle back to his roots in Traverse City, Michigan. Tony strives to capture active

living: the beauty, the grit, the quiet, the extreme and the messiness. Whether the

photo is painstakingly constructed or a blind grab shot, the final image is fresh,

authentic and memorable. 

Tandy Riddle

Tandy Miles Riddle is an award winning fine artist whose work is inspired by the

myriad forms of beauty she finds and explores in Southwest Montana. Tandy

attended the Corcoran School of Art and Montana State University.

Tandy works with oil on canvas or board with some additions of pencil, oil paint

stick or cattle marker & spray paint. The technique might be described as

expressionist. There is a mixture of realism and abstraction with a nod toward

something described as painterly, using a looseness to describe something finite.

John Zumpano

A Montana native and California expat, John Zumpano has spent most of his life

traveling the country pursuing light, shadow and form. Whether in motion or

stillness, images are the core of his world. His photos speak of people, landscape and

what the West is made of. 

About Green Door Gallery: Green Door Gallery is the newly designed

gallery at Wheatgrass Saloon. The Gallery is designed by Synergigi

Designs. In addition to the Green Door Gallery, Wheatgrass Saloon

consists of a cold-press juice bar and boutique in historic downtown

Livingston, Montana. More information may be found at


For questions, contact Lisa Snow Beaudin at 406.333.2330

One Fine Page: An Evening with Park County Authors

Elk River Books is partnering with the Yellowstone Gateway Museum for a special author event, “One Fine Page: An Evening with Park County Authors,” to commemorate the museum’s 40th Anniversary. The free event is slated for Thursday, June 1, at 7:00 p.m.

Come enjoy page-long readings by some of Park County's best authors including Elise Atchison, Marc Beaudin, Tim Cahill, Charlotte McGuinn Freeman, Ralph Langer, Scott McMillion, Ilona Popper, Karen Reinhart, John Taliaferro and Maryanne Vollers. More to be announced.

The museum opens at 6:00 and refreshments will be served. Authors will be on hand following the readings to sign books.

Flower Design + 5 New Classes

Flower Design 1 Tuesday, May 16, 6:30-8:30, $35

Mommy & Me Yoga (or Daddy)
4 Mondays, 10-11 am, June 5-26, $20

Buti Yoga
4 Mondays, 5:30-6:30 PM, June 5-26, $20

Digital Photography
4 Thursdays, 6-7:30 PM, June 8 - June 29, $50

Not Your Average Sign Language Class - Levels, I, II & Beyond
1 Saturday, 9-4, 1 Sunday,10-4, June 17-18, $65

Bootcamp with Sadie
4 Tuesdays & 4 Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 AM, June 20 - July 13, $40

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Breathing Room Yoga

Canceled Yoga for chocolates workshop

Summer Schedule starts June 1

Our summer schedule will begin the first of June. We will continue to have 9 am classes Monday through Saturday and noon classes Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Our Kundalini classes, one at Wednesday at 6:30 am and Friday at 5:30 pm will continue as well as our Yoga for Every Body class on Thursdays at 10:45 am.

For the summer though, look for a multi-level Tuesday, gentle evening class series with Ashton starting in June, a Wednesday donation class in Sacajawea Park 4-5 pm before Farmer's Market also starting in June, and Full Moon Yoga outside and much more.....
No Classes on Monday, May 29, Memorial Day

Pre Mother’s Day open house

Please Join us for our 6th annual Pre-Mothers day Open House to celebrate our Mothers and Earth Mothers with pottery, gifts, ceramic arts, and refreshments! 10-4 May 13th at Rainbow's Landing Studio, 31 Orion Way, Emigrant

Elk River Books presents Jamie Harrison and The Widow Nash

Livingston author Jamie Harrison will read from her long-awaited new novel, The Widow Nash,

on Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m.

Harrison, who wrote the acclaimed Blue Deer series of mystery novels set in a fictionalized

Livingston, turns to historical fiction in her latest work. The Widow Nash tells the story of a

young woman who, needing to flee a violent suitor, fakes her own death and pursues a new life

in turn-of- the-century Livingston. With vibrant characters and period details, Harrison’s latest

spans continents and decades, engaging in moral questions that will resonate with modern


Publisher’s Weekly gives The Widow Nash a starred and boxed review, saying. “Harrison paints

a lovely and memorable portrait of a desperate woman’s flight to a new life … Harrison’s lead is

a strong and clever woman who is easy to admire, while the rest of the heroes, villains, and

ambiguous sorts are as vividly drawn as the raw and terrible scenery of Montana. Readers will

treasure Harrison’s rich characterization and sharp turns of phrase.”

Best selling novelist and part-time Livingston resident Carl Hiaasen writes, “This deliciously

ambitious novel delivers one memorable character after another. None is more magnetic than the

‘Widow Nash’ herself, a fabulous heroine and irresistible travel companion. Jamie Harrison is a

clever, gifted writer, and this shining book is flat-out terrific.”

In addition to her Blue Deer books, Harrison (daughter of the late novelist and poet Jim

Harrison), is a notorious foodie, has worked as a technical writer of archaeological, botanical and

biological reports, and has a wicked tennis serve.

The free event begins at 7 p.m. upstairs at Elk River Books, 120 N. Main St. in Livingston, and

will be followed by a book signing and reception. For more information, call 333-2330.

View from a Lens: 4 Photographers/4 Perspectives

View from a Lens:
4 photographers/4 perspectives

Lynn Donaldson: "Hands down, my favorite subject to photograph is rural Montana. My favorite thing to do is roam around on gravel roads with my camera. I’m not particularly interested in shooting scenery or wildlife, but I love photographing people, dusty barrooms, rodeos, and events. Displayed in this show are three images, out of hundreds of thousands of frames I’ve snapped in the past 25 years, documenting Montana’s rural corners".

Testimonial and photojournalistic work by Keegan Nashan from the Syrian refugee crisis.

Eloquent landscape photography by Lindsay Wells in a series entitled “From my Back Door”.
Paul Whiting

Architectural work from Paul Whiting: “I do better work when I don’t go out hunting for photographs. Quite the
opposite: the photograph finds me, it presents itself. To be aware of what surrounds us requires that we remain open - when we do, grace, and a compelling photograph, find us”.

These four artists will be displaying varied perspectives in complement and contrast to each other’s work.

Reception for the artists to be held Friday, May 19th
6 to 8pm at 119 South Main Street
in Livingston, refreshments and live music provided.

Upcoming Classes for Adults:

Mixed Metal Enameled Collage Pendant

Class Date: May 13, 2017 Class Size: Max - 8; Minimum - 4
Time: 10 AM to 5 PM (1 hour lunch break) Prepaid by May 5 so instructor can order materials
Cost: $160 Non-Members
($140 Members) Instruction Fee: $110
Materials Fee: $50 covers cost of 6”x 6” copper sheet, 3”x1” sterling silver, rivets, enameling powders, steel wire necklaces and use of class tools.
Prerequisite: Beth Gregory’s Enameling Class or experience with torch enameling. You will be able to move faster if you have taken “Metal - Alternative Surfaces” class. Supplies to bring if you have them (there will be some to share in class): Ball-peen hammer, small regular hammer, Sharpie extra fine tip marker, flush-cut wire cutters, safety glasses, scissors, tin snips, writing materials, bench block, metal scissors. Pliers: Bent nose, long needle nose, jewelry pliers.
Age: 18 and older (younger needs instructor approval) *** Pack a lunch if you’d like more time to play

Create your very own one of a kind pendant using copper sheet and sterling silver. You will first design your pendant on paper by deciding on the base shape (instructor has templates to borrow or you can create your own), and other layered elements for their shape and color. You will cut out the shapes using metal shears and disc cutter. You will learn how to finish the edges, how to dome the pieces and how to create metal patina by fire torching. You will have the option to enamel your smaller elements. Last but not least we will have fun putting them all together into two unique pendants using cold connection and pre made steel wire necklaces! Please wear cotton clothing and closed toe shoes, and bring a cotton apron if you have one. You will be playing with fire!

Nuno Felting 102 - Felted Silk Scarf

Class Date: May 14, 2017 Class Size: Max - 6; Minimum - 4
Time: 10 AM to 4:30 PM (30 mins break) Prepaid by May 5 so instructor can order materials
Cost: $115 Non-Members ($100 Members) Instruction Fee: $80 - Materials: $35
Prerequisite: Nuno Felting 101 or prior experience with nuno felting Age: Adults
Bring: One old bath towel and one hand towel that you don’t mind getting dye on and a spray bottle Please register ahead.

Create a one of a kind scarf using silk chiffon, wool and silk rovings, yarns, soap and water. You will hand dye your silk using a variety of fun techniques. Using an assortment of wool rovings and yarns, you will learn how to pull the wool, how to shape it and lay it on your scarf before wet felting it. There will be a strong emphasis on color and design choices as well as fashioning a well-felted fabric that hangs softly. Learning this nuno technique is a starting point to create clothing, pillows, and more. This is a labor intensive class (lots of elbow grease) so wear supportive shoes & comfortable clothes which you don’t mind getting wet and dirty. You must be able to stand and bend over for a duration of 1 to 1.5 hours when you are felting.

Register online now for 6 weeks of summer art camps.
This year's theme: Traveling Through Space & Time

Camp Schedule:

$135 - $120 per student.


Elementary Art Camps(ages 5 - 8)
Monday - Friday 9AM to NOON
Session I : June 19-23
Session II: July 10-14
Session III: August 14 - 18

Art Camp Intensives
(ages 9 - 12)
Monday - Friday 9AM to NOON
Session I : June 26-30
Session II: July 17 - 21
Session III: July 31 - Aug 4