MAUDE KERNS ART CENTER

Bringing Art to Life

Location:
1910 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97403

Phone:
541.345.1571
Fax:
541.345.6248

E-mail:
staff@mkartcenter.org


Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday:
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday (when exhibits are on display): 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gallery Admission:
Suggested Donation
$3 per person
$5 per family

FALL CLASSES

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REGISTER FOR CLASSES

You can register online or over the phone, call Amber at 541-345-1571, or e-mail education@mkartcenter.org for more information. We also have Gift Certificates. You can register for classes online, in person with cash, check, or credit card, or by mail with check or credit card. Scholarships are available based on financial eligibility. For more information contact the Art Center.

You can register online or over the phone, call Amber at 541-345-1571, or e-mail education@mkartcenter.org for more information. To register by mail for a class or workshop please print out the registration form with payment:


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Weather Advisory: In the event of bad weather, the Art Center will close if Lane Community College is closed. Classes for that day will be cancelled and a make-up session will be held at a later date. In the event that Lane Community College is delayed, all Art Center classes before 12pm will be cancelled. Call 541-345-1571 after 12pm on the day in question to check for afternoon and evening classes.

PARKING FOR MKAC CLASSES:

The Art Center has a parking lot that is reserved for Art Center students, visitors, and staff. Street parking permits available before class!

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Full refund is offered if cancellation request is made 5 business days or more prior to class, workshop, or camp. If request is made 2 to 4 business days prior to class, workshop, or camp, fees and 50% of tuition will be forfeited. There is no refund if request is made one business day prior to class, workshop, or camp. There is no refund after the first class session.

No refunds, credits, or make-ups are offered for individuals who miss a class session.



Please ask for a materials list when registering.
Unless otherwise noted, materials are not usually included in class fees.


ADULT CLASSES
Ages 17+

Studio Painting
Kate Bollons
Class ID #2583

Full Enrollment, Waitlist Open

This nine-week class offers the perfect atmosphere for self-exploration and artistic camaraderie. Students with skills in their chosen medium have the opportunity to learn from each other’s methods, practice new techniques, and paint in a positive and supportive group setting. Each class begins with a critique reviewing the previous week’s work facilitated by Kate. Carefully designed still lifes are provided and students may take advantage of studio time to work on projects of their choice.

Tuesday, Oct 22 - Dec 17
10:30am - 2:00pm
Members $135 ~ Non-Members $150

*Please check back later for a Class Materials List.*


Online registration, Studio Painting

3 Colors + White
Kate Bollons
Class ID #2582

Learn the techniques for creating a wide array of color and tonal value for just 4 tubes of oil paint. Instruction with oil paint will focus on skill building in the use of value and color with the goal that each student apply these skills to the painting style of their choice. Those with competency in any painting medium- oil, acrylic, watercolor, etc.- may join the class to take advantage of weekly critiques as well as the several still lifes that will be set up for each session.

Wednesday, Oct 23 - Dec 11
9:30am - 12:30pm
Members $120 ~ Non-Members $135

Materials Fee $5

*Please check back later for a Class Materials List.*


Online registration, 3 Colors + White

Watercolor Fundamentals
Carolyn Gates
Class ID #2584

Learn how to paint with watercolor paints, while taking it one step at a time in this introductory eight-week course. Through class demonstrations and individual instruction, you will learn how to use your materials, basic watercolor techniques, various ways to mix and blend colors, and how to use common tricks as you complete small exercises and/or paintings each week. Practice in a fun and relaxed environment where there is no wrong way to learn this magnificent medium.

Wednesday, Oct 2 - Nov 20
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Members $120 ~ Non-Members $135


MATERIALS LIST: Watercolor Fundamentals


Online registration, Watercolor Fundamentals

Beginning Drawing
Barbara Counsil
Class ID #2580

This introductory drawing course will teach you to "see" and sketch with confidence. Learn simple techniques that will take your drawing skills to the next level and explore the elements of design, all in a fun and free environment. Instructor Barbara Counsil will also teach you to sketch with ink like the old masters. All skill levels welcome.

Wednesday, Oct 9 - Dec 11
6:00 - 9:00 pm
*No Class: Oct 16, Nov 27

Members $120 ~ Non-Members $135

*Please check back later for a Class Materials List.*


Online registration, Beginning Drawing

Intermediate Drawing
Craig Spilman
Class ID #2581

This class is for students who already have introductory or beginning-level drawing experience (definitely not recommended for beginners). The class will focus mainly on value studies and composition and will include a project dealing with atmospheric perspective. We will be working primarily from still life arrangements in controlled light situations. Challenges related to image-making in general will be discussed and participants will be encouraged to share their knowledge and experience to benefit and enrich the class process.

Tuesday, Oct 8 - Nov 26
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Members $120 ~ Non-Members $135


MATERIALS LIST: Intermediate Drawing


Online registration, Intermediate Drawing

Figure Drawing
Christopher St. John
Class ID #2585

Life Drawing teaches analysis tools for observing the human form and builds drawing skills through an examination of structure, anatomy, and movement of the human body. In this class we will develop our practice with charcoal and finish with pastels and a good understanding of color in figure drawing. Emphasis is placed on strengthening the personal voice alongside developing observational skills and practice. Classes begin with fun warm up exercises that challenge and build creativity. This course is suitable for people new to figure drawing as well as for students who have a good understanding of drawing from observation. Individuals of all experience levels are welcome since all of my classes are given in a supportive, closely led environment.

Thursday, Oct 10 - Dec 5
6:00 - 9:00pm
*No class: Nov 28

Members $120 ~ Non-Members $135
*Model Fee: $10

*Please check back later for a Class Materials List.*


Online registration, Figure Drawing

Landscapes en Plein Air
Jordan K. Walker
Class ID #2586

The natural world is full of awe inspiring environments, and there are few experiences more exciting than capturing a sense of these places through paint. During this six week class we will explore the basic principles of landscape painting; including composition, value, depth, and color. We will paint directly from life in parks and wild spaces around Eugene, and if the weather gets too cold we’ll paint indoors from photo reference. This class will also touch on essential techniques of oil painting such as paint application, edge control, and color mixing. While oil is my medium of choice, students are welcome to bring any other painting mediums that they have experience working in and would like to try in the field! Prior painting experience is preferred and reliable transportation is required.

Sunday, Oct 13 - Nov 17
9:30am - 1:30pm

Members $125 ~ Non-Members $140

*Please check back later for a Class Materials List.*


Online registration, Landscapes en Plein Air

CERAMICS CLASSES
Ages 17+

You can register online or over the phone, call Amber at 541-345-1571, or e-mail education@mkartcenter.org for more information.

Wheel Throwing (Tuesday)
Kyla Clary
Class ID #2587

Give wheel throwing a spin this fall in a professional ceramics studio! Have you done some wheel throwing before? You are sure to learn new tips from our instructors, Kyla or Taylor, who will lead you through the pottery process. This eight-week class will teach you how to hone the skills of wedging, centering, and creating forms on the wheel. You will learn techniques for throwing basic forms such as bowls, cups, and vases, to more intricate items. Complete projects by experimenting with different glazes and glazing techniques. Come experience the art of wheel throwing!

Tuesday, Oct 8 - Nov 26
6:00 - 9:00pm

Members $120 ~ Non-Members $135
*Materials Fee: $30


Online registration, Wheel Throwing (Tuesday)

Wheel Throwing (Thursday)
Taylor Ponzo
Class ID #2588

Give wheel throwing a spin this fall in a professional ceramics studio! Have you done some wheel throwing before? You are sure to learn new tips from our instructors, Kyla or Taylor, who will lead you through the pottery process. This eight-week class will teach you how to hone the skills of wedging, centering, and creating forms on the wheel. You will learn techniques for throwing basic forms such as bowls, cups, and vases, to more intricate items. Complete projects by experimenting with different glazes and glazing techniques. Come experience the art of wheel throwing!

Thursday, Oct 10 - Dec 5
6:00 - 9:00pm
*No class: Nov 28

Members $120 ~ Non-Members $135
*Materials Fee: $30


Online registration, Wheel Throwing (Thursday)

PRINTMAKING
Ages 17+

You can register online or over the phone, call Amber at 541-345-1571, or e-mail education@mkartcenter.org for more information.

Printmaking 101
Mika Boyd
Class ID #2589

This hands-on studio course will explore a range of basic printmaking techniques to produce fine art prints, including, but not limited to, Relief, Intaglio. Monotype, and Screen Printing. Students will learn how to transfer images, use plate-marking, tools, inks, brayers and pull prints with an etching press. No experience is necessary and beginners are welcome! Some in-depth and advanced techniques will be offered for any continuing students and anyone who would like a refresher. It’s loosely structured and students will have the freedom to experiment at your own pace. Let’s get inky!

Tuesday, Oct 8 - Nov 26
6:00 - 9:00 pm


Members $110 ~ Non-Members $125
*Materials Fee: $25


Online registration, Printmaking 101

ADULT WORKSHOPS
Ages 17+

Linocut Workshop
Barbara Counsil
Class ID #2598

Spend a weekend learning the basics of Linocut Printmaking with Barbara Counsil. This two-day workshop will have you designing, rolling, and printing in a matter of hours. Day one will include the basics and practice of working in a printmaking studio. Followed color mixing and a full day of printing and editioning on day two.

Saturday/Sunday, November 16 & 17
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Members $20 ~ Non-Members $35
*Materials Fee: $25


Online registration, Linocut Workshop

ARTIST SERVICES
Ages 17+

Twilight of the 70's: An Artists Primer
Christopher St. John
Class ID #2590

The 1970's introduced to us the idea of "contemporary art", and that fresh redefining of artistic practice that made the 1970's so dynamic remains a vital part of artistic practice today. This class examines the major breakthroughs of 1970's artistic practice from Land Art, Feminist Art, Performance, and Gutai, as well as the impact of the digital revolution. This is an art history focused class for anyone with an interest in adding perspective and new ideas to their practice, Through a combination of lectures, class discussions, and fun art making activities, this class offering will expand your notion of what it means to be an artist in 2019. Artists and makers of all levels and persuasions are welcome.

Monday, Oct 7 - Nov 11
6:00 - 9:00pm

Members $90 ~ Non-Members $105


Online registration, Twilight of the 70's: An Artists Primer

OPEN STUDIO SESSIONS
Ages 17+

You can register online or over the phone, call Amber at 541-345-1571, or e-mail education@mkartcenter.org for more information. Drop-ins are welcome. There is an $11 drop-in fee.

The Art Center invites artists to become a part of our Open Studio Sessions. Model poses vary and are selected to acommodate artists' needs. Sign up for the whole term and receive a sizeable discount!

Drop-ins are welcome. $11 Drop-In Fee.

Open Studio Sessions are non-instructed.

Figure Sculpture 1
7 sessions
Studio ID #2591

One long pose held over 7 weeks. Model is nude.

Mondays, Sept 16 - Oct 28
6:00 - 9:00pm

Members $75 ~ Non-Members $85


Online registration, Figure Sculpture 1

Figure Sculpture 2
7 sessions
Studio ID #2592

One long pose held over 8 weeks. Model is nude.

Mondays, Nov 4 - Dec 16
6:00 - 9:00pm

Members $75 ~ Non-Members $85


Online registration, Figure Sculpture 2

Figure Painting: Single Source Light
12 sessions
Studio ID #2593

One long pose. Models change biweekly. Artist collectively decided the first week on clothed or nude poses.

Tuesdays, Sept 17 - Dec 3
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Members $115 ~ Non-Members $130


Online registration, Figure Painting: Single Source Light

Figure Painting
13 sessions
Studio ID #2594

One long pose with a clothed model. Models change weekly.

Thursdays, Sept 19 - Dec 12
9:00am - 12:00pm

Members $115 ~ Non-Members $130


Online registration, Figure Painting

Figure Drawing AM
13 sessions
Studio ID #2595

Length of pose varies. Model is nude and models change weekly.

Fridays, Sept 20 - Dec 13
9:00am - 12:00pm

Members $115 ~ Non-Members $130


Online registration, Figure Drawing AM

Figure Drawing PM
13 sessions
Studio ID #2596

Length of pose varies. Model is nude and models change weekly.

Fridays, Sept 20 - Dec 13
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Members $115 ~ Non-Members $130


Online registration, Figure Drawing PM

YOUTH CLASSES
Ages 6-10

You can register online or over the phone, call Amber at 541-345-1571, or e-mail education@mkartcenter.org for more information.

Mixed Media Madness!
Caroline Turner
Class ID #2574

In this 8 week class, students will have the opportunity to explore unique art media and methods as they cut, paste, fold, print, and paint 2D and 3D art projects. We will explore sculpture, fiber art, printmaking, and how to transform some of these projects into new works of art. Drawings turning into sculptures and sculptures turning into paintings! Come experience the new and fun world of alternative art media! On the last day, show off our new found skills to family and friends during the class Art Show!

Tuesday, Oct 15 - Dec 3
3:50 - 5:20pm

Members $95 ~ Non-Members $105
*Materials Fee: $15


Online registration, Mixed Media Madness!

Clayin’ and Playin’
Class ID #2575

New projects allow you to experiment with form, shape, texture, and the art of building with clay. From handbuilt houses to monsters to amazing animal sculptures, this class is full of awesome new clay projects. You will mold, mush, roll your clay into all kinds of wonderful clay creations. Once our creations have gone through the kiln, you will get to experiment with the world of color while we glaze our pieces! On the last day of class, family and friends will be invited to see your artwork in your class Art Exhibit!

Wednesday, Oct 16 - Dec 11
3:50 - 5:20pm
*No class: Nov 27

Members $95 ~ Non-Members $105
*Materials Fee: $15


Online registration, Clayin’ and Playin’

Discover Drawing and Painting
Sara Spahn
Class ID #2576

Come get creative and have some fun with fellow budding artists in this popular 2D art class! In this eight-week class, your instructor will help you discover new ways to draw and perfect your painting techniques. Through fun class demonstrations you will learn all about color, line, and shape as to add variety to your artwork. Experiment with all kinds of art materials, including pencils, pastels, watercolors, and tempera as you create your very own masterpieces. On the last day of class, family and friends will be invited to see your artwork in your class Art Exhibit!

Thursday, Oct 17 - Dec 12
3:50 - 5:20pm
*No class: Nov 28

Members $95 ~ Non-Members $105
*Materials Fee: $15


Online registration, Discover Drawing and Painting

Visual Arts Mentorships (Ages 6 - 14)
Class ID #2597

With the help of a mentor, your idea for an art project can become a reality! Whether you’re interested in drawing, painting, or mixed media, this unique class offers the time and space to work side by side with an artist-guide. Together, you’ll create a plan for your project on the first day and spend the rest of the time working on it. At the end of the six weeks, invite your family to come check out all of your work. And parents, be sure to register early to ensure the best mentor match for your young artist!

Mondays, Oct 14 - Nov 18
3:50pm - 5:20pm

Members $95 ~ Non-Members $105
*Materials Fee: $15


Online registration, Visual Arts Mentorships

YOUNG ADULT CLASSES
Ages 11-16

You can register online or over the phone, call Amber at 541-345-1571, or e-mail education@mkartcenter.org for more information.

Experimental Drawing
Class ID #2577

In this 8-week course, students will be guided through new drawing practices and techniques that will assist in the overall development of drawing skills as well as composition building. Each week the instructor will introduce one or more new drawing exercises that push students to think about process over product and encourage them to expand and experiment with not only drawing mediums but also drawing styles. On the last day, show off our new found skills to family and friends during the class Art Show!

Tuesday, Oct 15 - Dec 3
3:50 - 5:20pm

Members $95 ~ Non-Members $105
*Materials Fee: $15


Online registration, Experimental Drawing

Handbuilding with Clay
Class ID #2578

Join us for a new opportunity to work with clay as an artistic medium! Come get your hands dirty and learn the basics of how to create functional and sculptural work out of clay. In this eight-week class we will cover pinch pots, coil building, and slab building. You will use you new skills to make fun and function pieces, as well as find inspiration to make sculptural pieces. We will explore glazing techniques on our work and see what exciting things we can create! On the last day, show off our new found skills to family and friends during the class Art Show!

Wednesday, Oct 16 - Dec 11
3:50 - 5:20pm
*No class: Nov 27

Members $95 ~ Non-Members $105
*Materials Fee: $15


Online registration, Handbuilding with Clay

Exploring Printmaking
Krista Raasch
Class ID #2579

In this class, students will explore the methods of screen-printing and linocut printing. Class instruction will include designing and producing a screen and printing plate, printing and editioning, along with experimental printing play! Students will have the opportunity to explore these techniques by developing printed matter such as a: poster, shirt, tote bag and works on paper. On the last day, show off our new found skills to family and friends during the class Art Show!

Thursday, Oct 17 - Dec 12
3:50 - 5:20pm
*No class: Nov 28

Members $95 ~ Non-Members $105
*Materials Fee: $15


Online registration, Exploring Printmaking

PRIVATE ART LESSONS

Do you have a budding artist?
It may be time for private art lessons at the Art Center!

Private Lessons are available for Youth (ages 6-10) and Young Adults (ages 11-16). Lessons will include (4) one-hour sessions with an Art Center Instructor. Weekly meetings. Lessons are available in a variety of drawing and painting mediums and are customized to fit each student's creative interests and schedule.

Private Art Lessons: $150 (Cost of materials not included.)


Online Private Lesson Proposal Form

For questions, please contact Amber at 541-345-1571 or email education@mkartcenter.org.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Personalized Gift Certificates are available for art classes, Art Center membership, or you can customize your own gift. To order your personalized Gift Certificate, you can call the Art Center at 541-345-1571 or e-mail education@mkartcenter.org

CONTACT US

Location:
1910 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97403

Phone: 541.345.1571

E-mail: staff@mkartcenter.org

Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday:
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday (when exhibits are on display): 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gallery Admission:
Suggested Donation
$3 per person
$5 per family


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