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Surreal Naturalism with Artist Jessie Smith

April 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$30 – $35

DATE: April 16
TIMES: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Montana Natural History Center

REGISTER HERE Surreal Naturalism 

Join Jessie Smith for instruction on illustration techniques with a surrealist’s flair. Jessie will cover the basics of using symbolism to develop a surreal work, as well as which tools to use and how to use them. You’ll learn how to create a polished fine art illustration from a sketch to a frameable work of art! Your subject matter will be inspired by MNHC’s numerous specimens—choose from birds, skeletons, skulls, antlers, and more. During this program you will use a variety of materials including micron and gel pens, pencils and pencil blenders, colored pencils, and Bristol paper.

Instructor Jessie Smith is a local Missoula artist who specializes in surreal naturalism drawing. Jessie has been an artist for over 10 years, starting in the tattoo industry then switching to fine art illustration after learning techniques that improved her drawing skills and developed into her own unique and distinct style of artwork.

COVID Precautions:

  • small class limited to 12 students
  • mask required indoors

Cost: $30 MNHC members / $35 non-members. Scholarships are available! Please contact cmorris [at] montananaturalist.org for more information.
You can add an MNHC membership at checkout.

REGISTER HERE for Surreal Naturalism


What’s the refund policy?
The course fee (minus a 25% administrative fee) is refundable if a cancellation is made up to 7 days before the event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after this deadline. This ticket is non-transferable to other programs or events. See our full refund/cancellation policy here.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope! We will have a list of all the attendees.


April 16, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$30 – $35
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