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

Discover Drawing and Painting

REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Call our Arts Education Coordinator at the Art Center at 541-345-1571 or e-mail at education@mkartcenter.org. We also have Gift Certificates. You can register for classes 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.

To register for a class or workshop please print out and mail your 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.


ADULT CLASSES

Basic Drawing: Still Lifes & Portraits
Taylor Wilson
Class ID #2399

Open the door of inspiration to your inner artist! In this class you will learn the fundamentals of drawing, applied to still lifes and portraits. Whether you are new or returning there are always new techniques and skills to develop! Instructor Taylor Wilson will discuss the importance of line, shape, value, and composition as you learn how to "see" like an artist using a variety of drawing tools, to strengthen your drawing techniques. A fun and relaxed atmosphere perfect for beginning or intermediate artists.

Tuesdays, October 17 - December 12*, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
*No class will be held on October 31
Members: $84 ~ Non-Members: $99

Studio Painting
Kate Bollons
Class ID #2402

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 otherís 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.

Tuesdays, October 10 - December 5, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Members: $106 ~ Non-Members: $119

3 Colors + White: A Process in Painting
Kate Bollons
Class ID #2400

Learn the tricks for creating a wide array of color and tonal value from just 4 tubes of oil paint! Instruction 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 wish to join the class to take advantage of weekly critiques as well as the several still lifes that will be set up for each session.

Wednesdays, October 18 - December 6, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Members: $84 ~ Non-Members: $99 ~ $5 Studio Fee

Watercolor Fundamentals
Carolyn Gates
Class ID #2401

Learn to use 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 various ways to mix and blend colors, apply layers, and use common tricks as you complete small exercises each week. Learn in a fun and relaxed environment where thereís no wrong way to learn this magnificent medium.

Wednesdays, September 27 - November 15, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Members: $84 ~ Non-Members: $99

Figure Drawing
Taylor Wilson
Class ID #2403

Take a fresh approach to figure drawing with instructor Taylor Wilson. Taylor will lead you through an exploration of shape, mass, and planes, using graphite pencil and other drawing materials. Practice figure drawing from a live model and experiment with a variety of drawing techniques and methods during this five-week class. You're sure to come away from this class with new tricks and tips for accurately portraying the human form.

Thursdays, October 12 - November 9 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Members: $62 ~ Non-Members: $77 ~ $20 Model Fee

Intro to Colored Pencils
Ellen Gabehart
Class ID #2413

Students will explore drawing techniques with colored pencils, focusing on basic shapes, color variation, values, and textures. Emphasis will be on how to create viable compositions. Weekly demonstrations plus individualized evaluations make this class suitable for all students.

Thursdays, October 19 - December 14*, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
*No class will be held on November 23
Members: $84 ~ Non-Members: $99

CERAMICS CLASSES

Please call our Arts Education Coordinator at 541-345-1571 or e-mail education@mkartcenter.org for more information or if you would like to register.

Wheel Throwing
Nicole Hummel
Class ID #2404

Give wheel throwing a spin in our professional ceramics studio! Whether you're beginning or returning, you are sure to get tips you need in this small class. Nicole will lead you through the entire pottery process from start to finish. You will review the basics and finish on the last day of class experimenting with different glazes. There will be many opportunities to practice what you've learned, or perfect your techniques in these eight classes.

Tuesdays, October 3 - November 28*, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
*No class will be held on October 31
Members: $89 ~ Non-Members: $104 ~ $30 Materials fee

OPEN STUDIO SESSIONS

Please call our Arts Education Coordinator at 541-345-1571 or e-mail education@mkartcenter.org for more information or if you would like to register or drop-in to our Open Studio sessions!

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: Model I
8 Sessions
Class ID #2409

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

Mondays, September 11 - October 30, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Figure Sculpture: Model II
7 Sessions
Class ID #2410

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

Mondays, November 6 - December 18, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Members: $67 ~ Non-Members: $74

Draw, Paint, & Sculpt
12 Sessions
Class ID #2405

One long pose. The model changes every two weeks. Artists collectively decide the first week on a clothed or nude pose.

Tuesdays, September 19 - December 5, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Members: $97 ~ Non-Members: $112

Figure Painting
12 Sessions
Class ID #2406

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

Thursdays, September 21 - December 14*, 9:00am - 12:00pm
*No Open Studio will be held on November 23
Members: $97 ~ Non-Members: $112

Figure Drawing AM
12 Sessions
Class ID #2407

Length of pose varies. Model is nude. Models change weekly.

Fridays, September 22 - December 15*, 9:00am - 12:00pm
*No Open Studio will be held on November 24
Members: $97 ~ Non-Members: $112

Figure Drawing PM
12 Sessions
Class ID #2408

Length of pose varies. Model is nude. Models change weekly.

Fridays, September 22 - December 15*, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
*No Open Studio will be held on November 24
Members: $97 ~ Non-Members: $112

YOUTH CLASSES
Ages 6-12

Please call our Arts Education Coordinator at 541-345-1571 or e-mail education@mkartcenter.org for more information or if you would like to register.

Discover Drawing & Painting
Alexus Lentsch
Class ID #2411

Come and get creative and have some fun with fellow budding artists in this popular 2D art class! You are going to take off on an art adventure as you learn all about artists, including Michelangelo, Monet, and Maude Kerns. In this eight-week class, Alexus will help you discover new ways to draw and perfect your painting techniques. You will learn all about color, line, and shape as you experiment with different art materials. On the last day of class, family and friends are invited to see your artwork in your class "Art Exhibit!"

Wednesdays, October 11 - November 29, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Members $64 ~ Non-Members $74
$10 Materials fee

Clayin’ & Playin’
Class ID #2412

From fantastical fairy houses to big-mouthed monsters to amazing animal sculptures, this class is full of awesome clay projects. You will mold, mush, and roll your clay into all kinds of wonderful clay creations. New projects allow you to experiment with form, shape, texture, and finally color when you glaze your creations. On the last day of class, invite your friends and family to come to your class "Art Exhibit" and show off your clay creations!

Tuesdays, October 10 - December 5*, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
*No class will be held on October 31
Members $64 ~ Non-Members $74
$25 Materials fee

Visual Arts Mentorships (Ages 6 - 14)
Class ID #2414

With the help of a mentor, your idea for an art project can become a reality! Whether youíre 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, youíll 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, October 16 - November 20, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Members $62 ~ Non-Members $72
$10 Materials fee

YOUNG ADULT CLASSES
Ages 10-16

Please call our Arts Education Coordinator at 541-345-1571 or e-mail education@mkartcenter.org for more information or if you would like to register.

The Art of Cartooning
Isaac Paris
Class ID #2415

From choosing a storyline to developing your characters, this eight-week class introduces you to the fundamentals of cartooning. Discuss your story ideas, choose the right layout for your cartoon, and learn how to ink your final comic creations. You will discover the importance of line, space, color, and depth in your cartooning and experiment to develop your own comic style. On the last day of class, share your comic creations and class comic book with family and friends in your "Cartooning Showcase."

Tuesdays, October 17 - December 12*, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
*No class will be held on October 31
Members $64 ~ Non-Members $74
$10 Materials fee

Intro to Drawing
Shelby Harvey
Class ID #2416

Over the course of eight meetings your instructor, Shelby, will cover the bases of drawing techniques such as line, value, and shape. Experiment with a variety of drawing materials while practicing new perspectives on still lifes, landscapes, and the human figure, including an entire segment on hands. Discover your favorite drawing tools and find your unique style. On the last day, show off your skills to family and friends during your class "Art Show."

Wednesdays, October 18 - December 6, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Members $64 ~ Non-Members $74
$10 Materials fee

Intro to Painting: Watercolor & Charcoal
Shelby Harvey
Class ID #2417

It's amazing what you can do with layers of washes of watercolor and charcoal! Whether you've practiced painting and drawing before or it's your first time, this eight-week class will teach you all about using paint media and drawing materials. With your instructor, Shelby, you will complete exercises and projects to help you learn to use these versatile materials. Learn about color theory, as well as lighting and shading, and paint from still lifes and more in order to better understand the painterís way of seeing and working. On the last day, you'll exhibit your paintings and drawings for family and friends during the class "Art Show!"

Thursdays, October 12 - December 7*, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
*No class will be held on November 23
Members $64 ~ Non-Members $74
$10 Materials fee

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 studentís creative interests and schedule. To arrange private lessons for your young artist, please contact our Arts Education Coordinator at 541-345-1571 or email education@mkartcenter.org.

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

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
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