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

SPRING CLASSES

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

Drawing FUNdamentals
Class ID #2353

Whether you’ve been drawing for some time or are brand-new, this class is a great place to practice and build your rendering skills. With guidance, you will work from a variety of subject matter and still lifes. Learn and review how to design interesting compositions, layer with shadows and highlights, and depict various textures, forms, and more. This eight-week class offers a fun and relaxed atmosphere for you to improve your drawing skills and sharpen your artistic eye.

Tuesdays, April 11 - May 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Members $84 ~ Non-Members $99

3 Colors + White: A Process in Painting
Kate Bollons
Class ID #2354

Learn the tricks for creating a wide array of color and tonal value from just 4 tubes of oil paint! Instruction with the oil paint will focus on skill building in the use of value and color with the goal that each student will 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, April 12 - May 31, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Members $84 ~ Non-Members $99
*Studio Fee $5

Watercolor Fundamentals
Class ID #2356

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 and practice in a fun and relaxed environment where there’s no wrong way to learn this magnificent medium.

Wednesdays, April 12 - May 31, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Members $84 ~ Non-Members $99

Studio Painting
Kate Bollons
Class ID #2357

In this nine-week class, students work independently using the medium of their choice on their own projects or from any of the carefully designed still lifes set up in the studio. Every class begins with a constructive critique session led by Kate, where artists have the opportunity to give each other feedback on the strengths of their work, suggestions for potential changes, and information about painting methods and styles. The rest of the session is devoted to taking advantage of painting in a positive and supportive group setting.

Tuesdays, April 11 - June 6, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Members $117 ~ Non-Members $132

Portrait Drawing
Farley Craig
Class ID #2358

Take a fresh approach to portraiture with instructor Farley Craig. Farley will lead you through an exploration of shape, mass, and planes, using graphite pencil. Practice portrait drawing from a different model each week and experiment with a variety of drawing techniques and methods during this six-week class. You’re sure to come away from this class with new tricks and tips for accurately portraying the human form. Previous drawing experience is recommended. Space is limited, so don’t forget to register early!

Thursdays, April 6 - May 11, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Members $84 ~ Non-Members $99
*Model Fee $20

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
Mary Briggs
Class ID #2360

Our wheel-throwing class is growing increasingly popular, offering students an introduction to ceramics or a chance to hone their skills. This class takes place in the Art Center’s professional ceramics studio, and offers the full experience for the beginning and intermediate artist. You will learn how to throw and trim a variety of pieces such as bowls, plates, and mugs. Once bisqued, you’ll glaze your collection and return it to the kiln for the final firing. The whole process takes place within this eight-week course.

Thursdays, April 13 - June 1, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Members $89 ~ Non-Members $104 ~ $30 Materials fee

ADULT WORKSHOPS

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.

Clay Houses, Build Your Own!
Dan Young
Class ID #2355

Join us for this fun ceramics hand-building class! In this four-week, skills-based class, you will learn construction techniques using clay slabs to build a tiny house, ways to decorate windows and doors, finishing tricks for your roof and motifs, and glaze and oxide applications to add detail and accents to your work. Whether you want to make a cottage, a castle, a beach house, or a log cabin, Dan will show you all the techniques you will need to create your very own ceramic structure.

Thursdays, May 25 - June 15, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Members $53 ~ Non-Members $62 ~ $20 Materials Fee

Ink & Watercolor
Elizabeth Blue
Class ID #2336

Discover how you can bring ink and watercolors together in your art! In this three-week class, instructor Elizabeth Blue will introduce you to watercolor basics and brushwork, techniques for drawing with ink, and tricks for combining the two to create new outcomes. You will learn stenciling with both ink and watercolor, which is excellent for creating customized greeting cards. Take advantage of this unique workshop to enrich your artistic capabilities.

Mondays, March 6 - March 20, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Members $52 ~ Non-Members $62

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 #2362

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

Mondays, February 27 - April 17, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Members $65 ~ Non-Members $75

Figure Sculpture: Model II
9 Sessions
Class ID #2363

One long pose held over 9 weeks. Model is nude.

Mondays, April 24 - June 26*, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Members $73 ~ Non-Members $84
*There will be no Open Studio May 29th.

Draw, Paint, & Sculpt
12 Sessions
Class ID #2364

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

Tuesdays, April 4 - June 20, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Members $97 ~ Non-Members $112

Figure Painting
12 Sessions
Class ID #2365

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

Thursdays, April 6 - June 22, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Members $97 ~ Non-Members $112

Figure Drawing AM
12 Sessions
Class ID #2366

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

Fridays, April 7 - June 23, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Members $97 ~ Non-Members $112

Figure Drawing PM
12 Sessions
Class ID #2367

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

Fridays, April 7 - June 23, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Members $97 ~ Non-Members $112

SPRING ART CAMPS & WORKSHOPS

The Art Center offers full-day Spring Art Camps for Youth (Ages 6-12) and half-day Spring Workshops for Young Adults (Ages 10-16). Below is our preliminary schedule of Spring Art Camps & Workshops. We are accepting Camp & Workshop Registrations.

FULL-DAY SPRING BREAK ART CAMP
for YOUTH (Ages 6-12)

Full-day Spring Break Art Camp for Youth (Ages 6-12) include all art supplies and 2 snacks daily. Students do need to bring a lunch each day. 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.

Movie-Making Art Camp
Class ID #2359

Spring Break is the perfect time to spend your week doing fun art projects and creating a stop-motion animation movie with your friends! Before lunch, you’ll make art, using a variety of materials and media. After lunch, you will work together to create a storyboard, characters, and everything else you’ll need for your short movie. If you want to spend your days out of school and in the art studio, then this camp is for you! On Friday, invite family and friends to your class art exhibit and movie premiere!

Monday - Friday, March 27 - 31, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Members $157 ~ Non-Members $172

HALF-DAY SPRING ART WORKSHOPS
for YOUNG ADULTS (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.

Cartooning Workshop
Class ID #2361

Join us during your week off to learn all about cartooning and comic illustration! Tell your jokes or stories through pictures as you complete your comic strips and comic book pages. Find out how to draw attention and keep it with a dynamic splash page. Build your portfolio as you discover a variety of ways to create characters, make up fancy fonts, and examine different drawing styles. On Friday, share your stories with family and friends in your class “Cartooning Showcase!”

Monday - Friday, March 27 - 31, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Members $87 ~ Non-Members $102

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
Annee McHarry
Class ID #2368

Come get creative and have some fun with fellow budding artists in this popular 2D art class! Spend each day discovering intriguing materials, interesting styles, and inspiring artists while creating a portfolio filled with masterpieces of your own. With your instructor, Annee, you will find out how art has been made throughout the ages and try your hand at similar ways of drawing and painting. Make sure to invite friends and family to your class “Art Show” on the last day!

Tuesdays, April 11 - May 30, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Members $64 ~ Non-Members $74
$10 Materials fee

Let’s Get Comical
Isaac Paris
Class ID #2372

Bring in all your creative story ideas and share them in picture form during this exciting class. Create your own comic book characters and send them on fabulous journeys through settings from your own imagination. Your instructor will teach you how to lay out comic book pages and comic strips, and use splash pages, frames, and gutters just like the pros do. You are sure to have a blast in this class as you learn what it takes to be a comic book artist. Share your comical creations on the last day of your class during your class “Cartooning Showcase!”

Thursdays, April 13 - June 1, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Members $64 ~ Non-Members $74
$10 Materials fee

Clayin’ & Playin’
Class ID #2373

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. Every day is a new project, allowing 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!

Wednesdays, April 12 - May 31, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Members $64 ~ Non-Members $74
$25 Materials fee

Visual Arts Mentorships (Ages 6 - 14)
Class ID #2369

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! Parents, be sure to register early to ensure the best mentor match for your young artist.

Mondays, April 10 - May 15, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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.

Intro to Painting
Class ID #2370

Offering an assortment of exercises with diverse paint media, this class gives students a chance to explore the possibilities of painting. Your instructor will provide class demonstrations and individual instruction, guiding the class in new techniques and strategies. You’ll experiment with color, form, highlights and shadows, and more. This class is great for students with some experience in art but who may be new to painting. On the last day, share your painting portfolio with family and friends during your class “Painting Exhibit!”

Thursdays, April 13 - June 1, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Members $64 ~ Non-Members $74
$10 Materials fee

The Art of Cartooning
Isaac Paris
Class ID #2371

Calling all aspiring cartoonists! Put your storytelling skills and your drawing skills together during this eight-week class. Whether you have a project in mind or need a little help coming up with a new story, Isaac will guide you through each of the steps of cartooning. You’ll start by writing your storyline, and soon enough you’ll be drawing out your panels, gutters, narration boxes, and speech bubbles. Create your own stories, punch lines, characters, mini books, and more in this inspiring cartooning class. Don’t forget to invite your family and friends in on the last day to your “Cartooning Art Show!”

Tuesdays, April 11 - May 30, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Members $64 ~ Non-Members $74
$10 Materials fee

Intro to Drawing
Nessa Munter
Class ID #2374

Are you interested in learning to draw? Or maybe you already have some experience and want to improve your skills? Either way, this class is the right fit for you! Over the course of eight weeks, your instructor will help you use line, shape, value, and perspective to strengthen your work. A variety of drawing media will be covered, including pencil, charcoal, and pastels, allowing you to experiment and discover your favorite drawing tools. On the final day of class, bring along your family and friends to see your class “Art Show!”

Wednesdays, April 12 - May 31, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Members $64 ~ Non-Members $74
$10 Materials fee

Printmaking
Isaac Paris
Class ID #2375

Experience the excitement of transferring drawings, paintings, and carved images onto multiple surfaces in our new Printmaking class! In this eight-week class, you will learn ways to make multiple copies from just one of your designs, and how to make your very own personalized stamps! As part of the Printmaking Class print-exchange, each student will receive a booklet full of prints made by the whole class. Family and friends are invited to join in on the last day to enjoy your artwork during your class “Printmaking Art Show!”

Mondays, April 10 - June 5*, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Members $64 ~ Non-Members $74
$10 Materials fee
*There will be no class May 29th.

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. To arrange private lessons for your young artist, please contact our Arts Education Coordinator at 541-345-1571 or 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