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:
[email protected]


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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Adult Communicable Disease Management Plan

REGISTER FOR FALL ADULT CLASSES

You can register for classes by calling Cece at 541-345-1571, or
emailing [email protected] for more information.

•COVID-19 POLICY UPDATES•

Masks are currently encouraged but not required for all staff, students, instructors, and visitors to Maude Kerns Art Center. Masks will continue to be optional as long as Lane County is identified as medium or low risk by the CDC COVID - 19 Community Health Levels. If the CDC identifies Lane County as high-risk masks will become required. Students will be notified of any changes.

MKAC will not require proof of vaccination for adult students. MKAC has never required proof of vaccination for our youth or young adult students.

We have made changes to our Education Program for this upcoming term by limiting our class sizes to a maximum of 10 students for our Adult classes, 10 students for our Young Adults, and 12 students for our Youth programs.

All staff members, instructors, and education volunteers will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exemptions may be made only for eligible medical or religious reasons. There will not be an option to opt-out for other reasons or choose testing in lieu of vaccination.

*These policies are subject to change based on current Covid-19 conditions, as well as OHA and CDC guidelines/recommendations.*

COVID-19 POLICIES


•SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION•

We are currently offering scholarships for 50% of the cost of tuition for classes. Scholarships are available for all age groups through the Susi Larsen & Cameron Serbu Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Madeline Christenson Scholarship Fund.

To be considered applicants must fill out the application prior to registration and payment. If awarded applicants will be contacted for the remaining payment.


Print Scholarship Application ~ OR ~ Online Scholarship Application


DRAWING & PAINTING

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Fundamentals of Acrylic Painting

Bogi Pataki

Tuesday, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
October 4th - November 29th

*no class Nov 22nd*

Dive Into the world of acrylic painting! We will explore the history, mediums, and a variety of acrylic paints. We will be working on different painting surfaces while learning techniques including composition, color theory, mark-making, and image scaling. We will finish with a final painting and a group critique where you can share what you have learned. No previous experience is needed!

Members $150
Non-Members $165

Materials Fee $10


Materials List, Fundamentals of Acrylic Painting


Online registration, Fundamentals of Acrylic Painting

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Studio Painting

Kate Bollons

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Tuesday, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
October 11th - December 13th

*no class Nov 22nd*

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.

Members $170
Non-Members $185


Online registration, Studio Painting

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3 Colors + White: An Introduction to Oil Painting

Kate Bollons

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Wednesday, 9:30am - 12:30pm
October 12th - Dec 7th

*no class Nov 23rd*

Come learn the techniques for creating a wide array of color and tonal value with just five 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 applies these skills to the painting style of their choice. Those with experience and confidence in any painting medium - oil, acrylic, watercolor, etc.- may join the class to take advantage of weekly critiques in addition to utilizing the still lifes that will be set up for each session.

Members $150
Non-Members $165

Materials Fee $5


Materials List, 3 Colors + White


Online registration, 3 Colors + White

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Drawing Portraits

Lainey Everly

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Thursday, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
October 6th - October 27th

Expand your portraiture skills in this 4-week workshop with Lainey Everly. Learn tips and tricks that will expand your abilities to accurately render portraits. Practice reading and accurately portraying facial structures using photo references. learn how to interpret the complexities of light and shadow. Build on traditional techniques while further cultivating your own unique style! This class will begin by focusing on graphite and charcoal, material exploration throughout the class is highly encouraged! Some drawing experience is helpful, but not required.

Members $75
Non-Members $90


Materials List, Drawing Portraits


Online registration, Drawing Portraits

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Pastels

Channing Rudd

Monday, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
October 17th - November 21st

Join the remarkable world of pastels in this two-part workshop. In the first three weeks, you will learn how easy and fun it is to make your own set of pastels from scratch. Pastels are made of only pure color (pigment), & tree saps! We will learn the basic formulas for each type of pigment and you will go home with some beautiful pastels, at minimal cost! In the second half of this course, you will learn the material basics including scumbling, blending, and some detail secrets. Through demonstrations and critique, you will produce your very own pastel masterpiece!

Members $115
Non-Members $130

Materials Fee $20


Online registration, Pastels

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Botanical Illustration: Fall Harvest

Diana Patin

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Monday, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
October 17th - November 21st

This six-week course will guide you through learning a stylized, linework-based approach to rendering botanical subjects. Since it is the season of harvest, this course will specifically focus on fall-related blooms, vegetables, and bounty. You will learn how to render a convincing illustration that can stand on its own or serve as a model for paint, and colored pencils!

Members $115
Non-Members $130


Materials List, Botanical Illustration: Fall Harvest


Online registration, Botanical Illustration: Fall Harvest

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Intro to Digital Drawing

Krista Raasch

Tuesday, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
November 1st - Nov 29th

*no class November 22nd

Join us in this welcoming “at your own pace” exploration of making art on the iPad! We will create layered imagery through drawing applications, like Procreate, with a drawing stylus. Class time consists of step-by-step technical demonstrations and specific application tools. We will cover importing a reference photo, working with digital 'layers', brushes, and pens, as well as some fun experimental techniques!

Members $75
Non-Members $90


Online registration, Intro to Digital Drawing


•OPEN STUDIOS•

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Figure Drawing

Friday, September 30th - December 9th

*No Class Nov 25th

10 sessions, figure drawing open studio, length of pose varies. The model is nude and changes weekly. Wearing a mask will be optional for the model.

Members $145
Non-Members $160

Drop-Ins $15
Student Drop-Ins $10


•PRINTMAKING•

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Big Block Lino

Krista Raasch

Tuesday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
October 4th - October 25th

Dig into a detailed, large-scale carving to create an edition of linocut prints. Technical demonstrations will cover design tips, transferring your drawing to the block, safe carving strategies, proper ink handling, and pulling prints by hand along with the use of the etching press. Techniques such as Monotypes will be discussed!

Members $75
Non-Members $90

Materials Fee $20


Online registration, Big Block Lino

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Printmaking Fundamentals: Intaglio

Krista Raasch

Thursday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
October 6th - December 1st

*no class Nov 24th

Jump into the unique world of Intaglio printmaking in our eight-week class!I Participate in technical demonstrations, open-ended project prompts, and plenty of studio time for you to work through ideas and techniques. Using non-toxic, water-based materials and techniques, explore drypoint, chine colle, collagraph, and monotype. We will work mainly with the etching press.

All students enrolled in an MKAC Printmaking class will receive four (4) free open studio sessions to work outside of class time. These sessions can be used during the current term and the one following.

Members $150
Non-Members $165

Materials Fee $30


Online registration, Printmaking Fundamentals: Intaglio

•PHOTOGRAPHY•

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Courtesy of Eugene Darkroom Group

Manual Camera Function

Ben Birkey

2 hours of instruction

This course is available for those who are interested in working in a darkroom but are unfamiliar with shooting on film. In these individually scheduled, one-on-one courses, an instructor will guide you through the basics of manual camera function and shooting on black & white 35mm film. Bring your own camera or check one out with us.

*All other materials for this course are available through Eugene Darkroom Group*

Members $45
Non-Members $60


Online registration, Manual Camera Function

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Courtesy of Eugene Darkroom Group

Darkroom Photography Process

Diana Patin

6 hours of instruction with open lab time

This flexible and customizable course is designed for beginners with no previous experience in a black & white darkroom. In this individually scheduled, one-on-one course, an instructor will guide you through the basics of darkroom photography processes, adjusting the curriculum to focus on your goals within the medium. Topics covered include processing black & white film, contact printing, and enlargement printing in a black & white darkroom. Please note: This course does not include instructions on camera function & shooting. An additional lesson can be scheduled for those enrolled who require such instruction.

*All other materials for this course are available through Eugene Darkroom Group*

Members $160
Non-Members $175


Online registration, Darkroom Photography Process

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Courtesy of Eugene Darkroom Group

Black and White Refresher Course

Brenna Hansen

3 hours of instruction

This one-day session is designed for those who have had some previous experience in black & white photography, processing, or printing but have been away from it for some time. We will go through the process of black & white film processing and darkroom printing together as a refresher to these hands-on procedures. Participants must bring an exposed roll of film to work with for this class.

*All other materials for this course are available through Eugene Darkroom Group*

Members $75
Non-Members $90


Online registration, Black and White Refresher Course

•WEEKEND WORKSHOPS•

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Crochet Plant Hanger

Diana Patin

Saturday, October 15th
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Been curious about the art of crochet but don’t know where to start? Join instructor Diana Patin in this one-day workshop that will teach you the foundations of crochet while showing you how to make a simple but eye-catching plant hanger!

Members $30
Non-Members $40

Materials Fee $5


Online registration, Crochet Plant Hanger

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Contemporary Artist Fun!
(Ages 6-Up)

Sara S. Spahn

Saturday, October 15th
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Parents and kiddos are invited to work side by side and make artwork inspired by some amazing contemporary artists in this one-day workshop! We will learn about artists such as Yayoi Kusama and Alma Woodsey Thomas and create art inspired by their work.

Members $25
Non-Members $35

Materials Fee $5


Online registration, Contemporary Artist Fun! (Ages 6-Up)

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Tips, Tricks & Tools for Creating Detail in Oil Painting

Sarah Ciampa

Saturday, October 22nd
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this 4-hour workshop artist Sarah Ciampa will demonstrate tips, tricks, tools, and techniques to take your oil painting skills to the next level. This workshop will help students expand their knowledge of how to plan and create oil paintings with richer, fuller detail, expanded realism, visual harmony, and unique style. Learn about new tools and techniques that can help you express your own artistic vision and bring visual impact to your work. Topics covered will include 3 unique methods for setting up to paint from life, tips for creating more accurate realism, color concepts and methods, and many useful tools that all painters can benefit from having. This workshop is most appropriate for oil painters who are mid-level to advanced in skill, but beginning painters who have used oil paint and have a working knowledge of it will also benefit.

*This class is primarily demonstrational. Bring your sketchbook and a pencil to take notes. There will be limited hands-on painting*

Members $40
Non-Members $50


Online registration, Tips, Tricks & Tools for Creating Detail in Oil Painting

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Intro to Charcoal

Lainey Everly

Saturday, October 29th
& Sunday, October 30th
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Study the basics of charcoal drawing in this 2-day weekend course with Lainey Everly. Experiment with the different types of charcoal and learn about their possible uses and applications through exploration. Work on exercising control while also letting go and making bold marks! All skill levels are welcome.

Members $60
Non-Members $75


Online registration, Intro to Charcoal

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Introduction to Oil Painting

Jordan K. Walker

Saturday, November 12th
& Sunday, November 13th
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to paint or improve your skills but been unsure of where to begin? In this intensive 10-hour workshop, we will dive into the wonderful world of oil painting. We’ll work from a series of engaging still-life subjects to gain a better understanding of forms in three-dimensional space and focus first on principles of value, contrast, paint application, and composition. On our second day, we’ll use a split primary palette to explore methods of color mixing and learn to replicate and enhance the color notes we see in our reference. There is no need to be intimidated by this exciting and surprisingly forgiving medium, all levels of experience are welcome!

Members $75
Non-Members $90


Materials List, Introduction to Oil Painting


Online registration, Introduction to Oil Painting

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Acrylic Pour

River Banks

Saturday, December 3rd
& Saturday, December 10th
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come learn the art of acrylic pour painting! We will cover several techniques for this abstract and forgiving way of painting. We will be working with a fluid medium and some non-traditional painting tools on our first day. In our second session, we will continue working on them further by adding more paint or even adding 3-D elements.

Members $40
Non-Members $50

Materials Fee $5


Materials List, Acrylic Pour


Online registration, Acrylic Pour

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Wet Felting Fun!

Krista Raasch

Sunday, December 4th
12:00 - 4:00 pm

In this wet felting workshop, explore creating imagery and objects using the malleable material of wool. You will be guided through making flat felt pieces, as well as some dimensional ones. Get ready to be soapy!

Members $40
Non-Members $50

Materials Fee $5


Online registration, Wet Felting Fun!

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Making the Gift of Art!
(Ages 6 & Up)

Sara S. Spahn

Saturday, December 3rd
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Create a set of artful, hand-painted winter holiday cards inspired by retro clip art. Each of your cards will be an original work of art! Materials will also be available to create a set of collage gift tags and artful wrapping paper!

Members $25
Non-Members $35

Materials Fee $5


Online registration, Making the Gift of Art! (Ages 6 & Up)

CONTACT US

Location:
1910 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97403

Phone: 541.345.1571

E-mail: [email protected]

Gallery Hours:*
Monday to Friday:
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
*(These hours apply when exhibits are on display. Please check our Current Exhibit dates.)

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


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