Unleash your inner artist in Helena, MT
Following are Helena’s most inspiring artistic hubs, where you can see how it’s done by the masters, then get your hands dirty and make your own masterpiece.
Try it yourself: Once a month, Swanson offers four people the hands-on opportunity to make a table. At his Bob Vila–style workshop, you don't have to know how to use a sander―the workshops are designed for complete beginners. At the end of the weekend, you will be the proud owner―and crafter―of a Shaker-style cherry end table to show off at home. Workshops usually take place last Sat–Sun of each month; $585, including materials and meals; 810 Front St.; alswanson.com
Try it yourself: At the Holter, you can learn how to make paper, work at printmaking, or take a beginning oil-painting class. From $90; 12 E. Lawrence St.; holtermuseum.org/education/classes.htm
Try it yourself: Get some mud on your hands in weekend clay workshops. Visit their web site for details. 2915 Country Club Ave.; archiebray.org