Adult Art Classes 

   Spring 2018

We will be holding adult art classes in April and May.  Classes will be held on Sundays, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Cost is $20 per person.  This includes all materials, and the use of the space for open studio time on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

April 22:  water-color still life painting

May 6: acrylic paint - with pallet knife

May 13:  Learn to draw faces - pencil

May 20:  Chalk pastel faces

May 27:  Project - yet to be decided!  



Thrive is an 8 week experiential group designed for those believing in the creative process. This is a group dedicated to personal growth and exploring aspirations, expression, and beauty.

Process Group: We will begin the class with a discussion topic such as: Creating Space for Creativity, Living Simply, Beautifying our Space, Cultivating Joy, Letting Go. 

Experiential Process: The majority of our time will be spent actually creating art. We will explore all kinds of art forms and styles, using a wide range of materials (water colors, chalk pastels, acrylic paints, cattle markers, clay.) Participants do not need to be “artists,” per se, but need to come with with a willing spirit. Theresa has taught art classes for years and is adept at coming up with fun art projects and teaching the skills needed to create nice art pieces.


Theresa Cardiello, LCPC, MS

Throughout her work as a counselor, therapist, and educator, Theresa Cardiello has always woven in the use of art and music. She firmly believes in the beneficial and therapeutic role that creativity can play in one’s life. With an undergraduate degree in elementary education with a minor in fine arts and a graduate degree in mental health counseling, Theresa holds current licenses in both K-8 education and LCPC (counseling.) Currently Theresa splits her time between being a mental health counselor,  facilitating art classes in the Cardiello Art Garage and teaching piano lessons. 

Sue Kronenberger, MSW

Sue, a former mental health therapist, thinks of herself as one who is in revitalization rather than retirement. Her work as a psychotherapist focused on helping clients create solutions and enhance their strengths. For more than fifteen years Sue facilitated creative writing workshops, primarily for women, throughout Montana. Her work has appeared in national journals and books, as well as regional publications. Her cloth mosaic and recycled art pieces have been displayed in the Holter and Myrna Loy galleries.


Look for the next Thrive series to start in the Fall of 2018!

Cost: $240 for 8 weeks.  The price also includes open studio times (Sundays after class and Thursdays - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Theresa Cardiello (406) 442-8165
Sue Kronenberger (406) 449-0801