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

SUMMER 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:


Click & Print Class Registration Form

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!

POLICIES:

Class Refund/Cancellation Policy: Refund is available five business days prior to the first class. There are no refunds after the first meeting.

Cancellation of Workshops/Camps: Full refund if request is made five business days or more prior to workshop. If refund request is made two days prior to the workshop, fees and 50% of tuition will be forfeited. No refunds one day prior.



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


VISUAL ARTS WEEK WORKSHOPS

Cut Paper Illustration
Jess Graff

Explore the art and history of paper cutting. Learn techniques for successful illustration and safer tool use while developing personal stories in this delicate and beautiful media.

August 4, 2:00 - 3:30pm
Location: Maude Kerns Art Center

Ages 16 and up
$20 per person
All materials provided
Workshop limited to 15 people


Online registration, Cut Paper Illustration

Dare to Draw
Christopher St. John

This two hour workshop will helps students develop the fluidity and the responsiveness of their line work and use body awareness to expand their drawing language. Ages 13 and up. Free. All materials provided. Please contact MKAC at mkartcenter.org to register. Workshop limited to 15 people.

August 4, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Maude Kerns Art Center

Ages 13 and up
Free
All materials provided
Workshop limited to 15 people


Online registration, Dare to Draw

IPhone Self Portrait…More Than a Selfie…
Seeing the Real You
Susan Detroy

Learn to create interesting and creative self-portraits using professional phone apps. Workshop will be held both indoors and outside while the instructor gives tips and techniques for exploring self-portraiture.

August 7, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: RAIN, Kinko’s, and outside

Ages 18 and up
$30 per person
All materials provided
Please contact Susan at 541-345-2514 to register
Workshop limited to 8 people


Online registration, IPhone Self Portrait…More Than a Selfie…Seeing the Real You

3-D Bubble Art Celestials
David Placencia

Create space-themed artwork with blown bubbles while learning about the human eye, properties of light, and how a 3D effect is achieved. Each participant will take home a 16 x 20 original artwork and a pair of 3D glasses.

August 3, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: WheelHaus Arts Studio at 3925 Cross Street

Ages 6 and up
$30 per person
All materials provided
Please contact David at 541-521-7411 to register
Workshop is limited to 15 participants


Online registration, 3-D Bubble Art Celestials

Exploring Digital Art
Sophie Navarro

Learn how to do time lapse videos using your phone or pad (Time Spirit App) See how easy it is to snap up a pic using your smart phone or ipad then digitally modify your art in another program. The Time Spirit tool can allow you to record your process as you create an illustration or a doodle. You will be shown different drawing techniques and learn how to save it in your google drive and modify it in various editing software.

August 3, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Maude Kerns Art Center

Ages 13 and up
Free
All materials provided
Workshop limited to 7 people


Online registration, Exploring Digital Art

Wearable Art: Precious Metal Clay Jewelry Sculptures
Lesli Takasugi

Pottery for the jeweler and jewelry for the potter! Learn to mold, texture, shape, and cut soft precious metal clay. Make earrings, a pendant, bracelet, or a dog tag! Options include copper, silver, and bronze.

August 3, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Little Hands Art Center at 245 West 8th Avenue

Ages 8 and up
$30 per person
All materials provided
Please contact Little Hands Art Center at 323-791-3625 to register
Workshop limited to 12 people


Online registration, Wearable Art: Precious Metal Clay Jewelry Sculptures

A Mixed Media Caper
Ann Bumb Hamilton

Participants will work with a large variety of materials to make expressive compositions.  Many materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring in your own pieces. Class is open to all skill levels and will be no holds barred on experimentation.  Guidance will be provided to help you make choices.  Demonstrations and techniques will be part of the experience.

August 3, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Maude Kerns Art Center

Ages 16 and up
Free
All materials provided
Workshop limited to 12 people


Online registration, A Mixed Media Caper

Monotype Printmaking
Heather Halpern

Students will create an original image on a plastic plate using non-toxic water soluble inks. They will then learn to print their image on paper using an etching press.

August 8
3 workshops at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm

Location: Whitaker Printmakers at 1328 West 2nd Avenue

Ages 12 and up
$10 per person
All materials provided
Workshops are limited to 8 people in each workshop


Online registration, Monotype Printmaking 10am


Online registration, Monotype Printmaking 12pm


Online registration, Monotype Printmaking 2pm

Water Color Techniques
Jordan Walker

Create a set of bookmarks while learning 4 different watercolor techniques to achieve different textures and finishes.

August 3, 1pm - 3pm
Location: Maude Kerns Art Center

Ages 13 and up
Free
All materials provided
Workshop limited to 14 people


Online registration, Water Color Techniques

Step Into Screen Printing
Amber Eggleton

Experience the printmaking process and leave with a t-shirt or poster. Pre-designed screens, shirts, and all materials provided.

August 4, 10am - 12pm
Location: Maude Kerns Art Center

Ages 13 and up
Free
Workshop limited to 8 people


Online registration, Step Into Screen Printing

ADULT CLASSES

Figure Painting in Oils
Christopher St. John
Class ID #2564

Full Enrollment, Waitlist Open

In this class students will learn the fundamentals of rendering the human form in oil paint. Working from a live model, students will create a series of works ranging from quick oil sketches to completed multi-session paintings, and will learn about introductory oil painting techniques, human anatomy, color mixing, translating color into value, and the transition of turning a drawing into a painting. Special emphasis will be placed on translating observation and experience into living expression in oil paint. Attention will be given to the problems inherent in oil painting. All of my classes are given in a closely led, supportive environment, and all levels and backgrounds of making are welcome.

Thursdays, July 11 - August 29, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Members $113 ~ Non-Members $129 ~ $30 Model Fee


Materials List, Figure Painting in Oils


Online registration, Figure Painting in Oils

Landscapes en Plein Air
Jordan K Walker
Class ID #2567

Full Enrollment, Waitlist Open

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 learn to record some of the subtleties of nature while altering what we see to create compelling images.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.

Sundays, July 21 - September 1* 9:30am-1:30pm
*No class August 4 Members $119 ~ Non-Members $133


Materials List, Landscapes en Plein Air


Online registration, Landscapes en Plein Air

Beginning Drawing
Jordan K Walker
Class ID #2568

Learn the fundamental principles of drawing from observation and imagination in this eight-week introductory course! Through class demonstration and individual instruction, we’ll learn how to effectively use a variety of mediums to create compelling drawings. We’ll spend time drawing from still lives and photographic references to hone our observational skills. Essential concepts such as value, form, perspective, and composition, and effective measuring techniques will be covered. We will also explore ways to improve upon our references and create imaginative drawings built upon solid foundations. This class is open to students of all levels. If you’ve been drawn to drawing but unsure of how to improve your skills, this is a great place to begin!

Wednesdays, July 10 - September 4* 6:00pm-9:00pm
*No class August 7 Members $119 ~ Non-Members $133


Materials List, Beginning Drawing


Online registration, Beginning Drawing

CERAMICS CLASSES

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
Kyla Clary
Class ID #2565

Full Enrollment, Waitlist Open

Give wheel throwing a spin in a professional ceramics studio! Have you done some wheel throwing before? You are sure to learn new tips from your instructor who will lead you through the pottery process. This 8 week class will give you more time to create some good work. From cups to bowls to more intricate items, experience the art of wheel throwing. Complete projects by experimenting with different glazes.

Tuesdays July 9 - August 27* 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Members $113 ~ Non-Members $129 $30 Materials Fee


Online registration, Wheel Throwing

Hand Building Techniques
Tylor Ponzo
Class ID #2566

Full Enrollment, Waitlist Open

Handbuilding Techniques will teach you the basics of how to create functional or sculptural objects off the wheel. This 8 week class will cover pinch-pots, coil-building, slab-building and a bonus technique of carving solid clay. From cups and bowls to plates and wall hangings, we will even explore different glazes. Come get your hands dirty!

Thursdays July 11 - August 29, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Members $113 ~ Non-Members $129 $30 Materials Fee


Online registration, Hand Building Techniques

MKAC STUDIOS

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

Gelli Print Workshop
Frank Gosar
Class ID #2569

Immerse yourself in an afternoon of printmaking! Create beautiful monoprints with a Gelli® Plate and water based ink. Using a variety of tools and easily accessible supplies, you can produce a myriad of textures and patterns. Learn the additive and subtractive methods, how to use pattern-making tools, stamps, stencils, and more. Gelli® Plate printing is loads of fun for everyone, from beginner to advanced. Have a blast and leave with a stack of one-of-a-kind hand-prints!

Sunday, July 21 1:00 - 5:00pm
Members $20 ~ Non-Members $35 ~ Materials fee $20


Online registration, Gelli Print Workshop

ARTIST SERVICES

Developing Voice in a Noisy World - Creative Strategies for New Makers
Christopher St. John
Class ID #2573

Through a series of class discussions, critiques, presentations, and creative exercises in an artist's preferred drawing mediums, this class will give the artist struggling to find their voice, powerful tools to take ownership of their ideas and move them forward in today's increasingly noisy world. This three hour, six session class is given over a series of topics around the challenge of developing creative skills.

1. Strength of Voice-No Distractions: exercises for creative discipline
2. Je Ne Sais Pas: Embracing Doubt: exercises for leaning into fear
3. Solidarity, Not Politics: exercises for realizing community
4. An Offering That Elevates: exercises for making in a disposal culture
5. Social Media Politics: exercises for developing the responsible art persona
6. Bring Your Best Selves and Worst Selves: exercises for doing no harm

This class is suitable for creators of all kinds and welcome to beginners of all persuasions. Come develop your voice in a welcoming environment!

Tuesdays, July 30 - September 3, 6:00-9:00pm
Members $85 ~ Non-Members $100


Online registration, Developing Voice in a Noisy World

OPEN STUDIO SESSIONS

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.

Figure Sculpture
8 sessions
Class ID #2570

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

Mondays, July 15 – September 9* 6:00 - 9:00pm
*No class September 2 Labor Day
Members $76 ~ Non-Members $91


Online registration, Figure Sculpture

Figure Painting: Single Source Light
8 sessions
Class ID #2571

One long pose. Models change biweekly. Artists collectively decide the first week on a clothed or nude pose.

Tuesdays, July 16 - September 3 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Members $76 ~ Non-Members $91


Online registration, Figure Painting: Single Source Light

Figure Drawing
8 sessions
Class ID #2572

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

Wednesdays, July 17 - September 4 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Members $76 ~ Non-Members $91


Online registration, Figure Drawing

SUMMER ART CAMPS & WORKSHOPS

The Art Center offers full-day Summer Art Camps for Youth (Ages 6-10) and half-day Summer Workshops for Young Adults (Ages 11-16). Below is our preliminary schedule of Summer Art Camps & Workshops. We are accepting Camp & Workshop Registrations.

FULL-DAY SUMMER ART CAMPS
for YOUTH (Ages 6-10)

Full-day Summer Art Camps for Youth (Ages 6-10) include all art supplies and 2 snacks daily. Students do need to bring a lunch each day. You can register online or over the phone, call Amber at 541-345-1571, or e-mail education@mkartcenter.org for more information.

Drawing & Painting Like the Pros!
Class ID #2552

Full Enrollment, Waitlist Open

Have fun creating fabulous sculptures with different materials, from things you can find in nature to things you can find at home. Our sculpture lessons include forming, carving, collage, gluing and make use of materials such as clay, wood, soap, paper, tape, beans, foam, metal and stones. Each day you will create something new from 2-D sculptures like collages to 3-D sculptures like paper mache. On Friday we’ll have an art show at 4pm to show off your creations!

Monday - Friday, July 15 - 19 8:30am - 5:00pm
Members $167 ~ Non-Members $182


Online registration, Drawing & Painting Like the Pros!

Sculpture Mania!
Class ID #2553

Full Enrollment, Waitlist Open

Have fun creating fabulous sculptures with different materials, from things you can find in nature to things you can find at home. Our sculpture lessons include forming, carving, collage, gluing and make use of materials such as clay, wood, soap, paper, tape, beans, foam, metal and stones. Each day you will create something new from 2-D sculptures like collages to 3-D.

Monday - Friday, July 22 - 26 8:30am - 5:00pm
Members $167 ~ Non-Members $182


Online registration, Sculpture Mania!

Art Around the World!
Class ID #2554

Full Enrollment, Waitlist Open

Explore the world of art in a week-long camp for young artists. In this camp, you will spend your mornings drawing and painting as you learn about different types of art. You will spend your afternoons learning about different cultures and the art they make to express themselves. Take your imagination on a journey to explore the art of countries like China, Mexico, Russia, or Australia. If you’re looking to spend your days out of school in the art studio, then this fun-filled camp is for you! On Friday we’ll have a small art reception to show off your creations, so invite your family and friends.

Monday - Friday, July 29 - August 2 8:30am - 5:00pm
Members $167 ~ Non-Members $182


Online registration, Art Around the World!

Movie Making!
Class ID #2555

Full Enrollment, Waitlist Open

Our movie-making camps are a big hit with young storytellers, directors, illustrators, and creative thinkers of all kinds. You will be drawing and painting your morning away, and spending your afternoons creating a stop-motion animation film in small groups. On Friday at 4pm, your friends and family are invited to see all your creations at the Art Show and Movie Premiere.

Monday - Friday, August 5 - 9 8:30am - 5:00pm
Members $167 ~ Non-Members $182


Online registration, Movie Making!

Mixed Media Play!
Class ID #2556

Full Enrollment, Waitlist Open

Campers will have the opportunity to explore unique art media and methods as they cut, paste, fold, roll, print, and paint, 2D and 3D art projects including collage, printmaking, sculpture, and other mixed media techniques. Each day we’ll explore fun themes, Animals, Fantasy, Nature, and more. A medley of creative fun all week long! On Friday at 4pm we’ll have a small art exhibit to show off your creations!

Monday - Friday, August 12 - 16 8:30am - 5:00pm
Members $167 ~ Non-Members $182


Online registration, Mixed Media Play!

Talia’s Creature Features & Animal Art
Class ID #2557

Full Enrollment, Waitlist Open

If you love animals, then you’re going to have a blast in this camp. Each day, a different animal guest will be visiting to pose for you. Draw creatures from your imagination or from observation, whether it’s dogs, rabbits, dragons, or unicorns. Invite your friends and family to see your animal-inspired artwork on Friday at 4pm.

Monday - Friday, August 19 - 23 8:30am - 5:00pm
Members $167 ~ Non-Members $182


Online registration, Talia’s Creature Features & Animal Art

SUMMER HALF-DAY WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG ADULTS
(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.

Screen Printing
Class ID #2558

Full Enrollment, Waitlist Open

Learn how the screen printing process can transform your drawings and photographs into unique works of art. In this exciting workshop, designed specifically for young adults, students design and print their own tee shirts, posters and original works on paper. Beginning with simple, single-color prints, students learn new techniques, allowing them to make more complex, multicolored images. On Friday your family and friends will see your colorful prints at your workshops Art Exhibit!

Monday - Friday, July 22 - 26 9:00am - 12:00pm
Members $95 ~ Non-Members $110


Online registration, Screen Printing

Mixed Media Madness
Class ID #2559
M.V. Moran

In this super fun week long workshop we will be having a great time researching all kinds of art materials and artists. We will draw silly funny monsters, undersea creatures and draw ourselves as our pets! We will also draw in our sketchbooks and paint self-portraits. This class is designed for all levels. On the last day of class, family and friends are invited to see your artwork in your own Art Exhibit!

Monday - Friday, July 29 - August 2 9:00am - 12:00pm
Members $95 ~ Non-Members $110


Online registration, Mixed Media Madness

Digital Storytelling
Class ID #2560

Full Enrollment, Waitlist Open

Get ready to experiment and build your visual communication skills in this digital storytelling workshop. You will be introduced to drawing digitally, digital photo-editing, stop-motion animation, and more! With these tools you will learn to bring stories to life in a digital format. Tablets will be provided for all students to work on. All apps we use in this class are free to download if students want to use the apps on their home devices. Invite family and friends to see your creative work on the last day of class at our Digital Art Show!

Monday - Friday, August 5 - 9 9:00am - 12:00pm
Members $95 ~ Non-Members $110


Online registration, Digital Storytelling

Painting Workshop
Class ID #2561

Do you like to paint and have fun experimenting? This painting workshop will give you an opportunity to learn new painting skills and techniques! Use color theory to help you create beautiful masterpieces in different painting mediums. From experimenting with alternative watercolor techniques, to exploring the possibilities of tempera and learning to work fast with acrylics, this workshop will let you create a variety of finished pieces. Invite family and friends to see your creative work on the last day of class at our Painting Art Show!

Monday - Friday, August 12 - 16 9:00am - 12:00pm
Members $95 ~ Non-Members $110


Online registration, Painting Workshop

Cartooning & Zine Workshop
Class ID #2562

Do you love writing stories and illustrating your own characters? Do you love to visualize how your story will unfold? Do you enjoy creating your own style of comics? In this workshop, we will explore the world of cartooning and zines and learn how to create your own special story! Learn new drawing techniques, lettering and how to add mixed media to your zines! On the last day of class, family and friends are invited to see your artwork in your own Art Exhibit!

Monday - Friday, August 19 - 23 9:00am - 12:00pm
Members $95 ~ Non-Members $110


Online registration, Cartooning & Zine Workshop

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 6-12) and Young Adults (ages 10-16). 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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