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

REGISTER FOR SUMMER ADULT CLASSES

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DRAWING & PAINTING

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Drawing Spaces and Places

Diana Patin

Mondays, 10:00am - 12:30pm
July 8 - September 9
*No Class July 22 or 29

Get a fresh perspective this term as we sketch spaces and places. The first week, we will meet in the Maude Kerns Gallery. At this class, the instructor will provide details about different spaces we will visit. Those might include a garden or natural space, a more densely populated,"metropolitan" space, or a big vista. The last class we will spend time in the gallery refining a drawing. Learn how to draw perspective, consider overhead views and unique vantage points, frame crowded spaces, and build multiple sketches into vignettes. Find out about different artists' approaches to composing. We will spend the last week making a final, finished work. At the end of the class, we will learn how to photograph our work and select 1-3 images for a “Spaces and Places” slideshow!

Note: Students are responsible for their own transportation to the locations. Bring a lunch and water bottle. All levels welcome! If there is a weather event, class will be held at the Art Center.

Members $170
Non-Members $185


Materials List, Drawing Spaces and Places


Online registration, Drawing Spaces and Places

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Drawing Essentials

Diana Patin

Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
July 11 - September 5
*No Class July 25

Begin your artist journey in this eight week course with drawing! You will learn the foundational building blocks of artistic creation through the simple elements of line, edge, volume, value, texture and perspective. Each week you will develop your drawing and observational skills, come take your drawings to the next level!

Members $170
Non-Members $185


Materials List, Drawing Essentials


Online registration, Drawing Essentials

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Learn Bookbinding and Observational Drawing

Haven Burley

Mondays, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
July 8 - August 26

This 8 week class delves into two wonderful creative experiences, bookbinding and observational drawing! You will spend 3 weeks building a sketchbook learning two bookbinding techniques. The instructor will show you how to use specialty materials for sewing signatures together, making a cover from a special book board, and employing a simple stitch technique. Once you have constructed your very own sketchbook, get ready to spend the remaining 5 weeks filling the pages with observational drawings! With the instructor's guidance and inspiration you will loosen up and have fun with various approaches: life drawing, still life, gestural drawing, thumbnailing, collage, repetition and capturing the essence of an object. Bookmaking tools and supplies are provided. A materials list outlines the drawing items you will need to purchase. Join the fun of constructing and learning the joy of sketchbooking!

Members $170
Non-Members $185
Materials Fee $18


Materials List, Learn Bookbinding and Observational Drawing


Online registration, Learn Bookbinding and Observational Drawing

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Botanical Painting

Diana Patin

Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
July 9 - September 10
*No Class July 23 or 30

Enjoy 8 evenings of botanical painting with Diana. Whether beginning or continuing your practice, you will learn to paint botanical summer flora in a stylized manner. Through careful observation and learning to simplify to the most identifiable characteristics of summer floral subjects, you will learn to build a composition, add color, and build form in your paintings. Each class, you will follow along as the instructor demonstrates in real time, allowing the space for questions and explanations on how to approach the paintings in a specific manner. We will use real floral subjects and photo references throughout the class sessions. Join us and learn an illustrative approach to botanical painting. No experience necessary.

Members $170
Non-Members $185


Materials List, Botanical Painting


Online registration, Botanical Painting

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Watercolor Fundamentals

Channing Rudd

Tuesdays, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
July 9 - September 3
*No Class July 23

Develop your skills in watercolor painting while watching your budget. Learn about basic materials and identify ways to mix a variety of colors with a limited paint palette. With the instructor's demonstrations and individual guidance, you will learn about transparency, value, composing and planning your images, and a variety of watercolor painting techniques. Throughout the eight weeks, you will practice painting exercises and finish a final painting. Come practice in a relaxed environment where there is no wrong way to learn this magnificent medium.

Members $170
Non-Members $185


Materials List, Watercolor Fundamentals


Online registration, Watercolor Fundamentals

CREATIVE EXPLORATIONS

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Expression Through Creativity

Sara Spahn

Wednesdays, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
July 10 - September 11
*No Class July 31 or August 7

Inspired by the summer season's color and landscapes, relax in this evening class, immersing yourself in a summer adventure journal. With your instructor Sara's guidance, you will use photos, collage, painting, and drawing techniques to capture the spirit of your summer adventures. Bring in photos and learn how to visually memorialize your adventures. Summer is a time to relax. This class is just for you and your creative spirit! Materials provided.

Members $170
Non-Members $185
Materials Fee $18


Online registration, Expression Through Creativity

ARTIST SERVICES

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Community Art Share!

Levi Whittier

Saturday, June 15
1:00-3:00pm

Free to register


Online registration, Community Art Share! (June 15th)

Join us for a quarterly art share. Bring a piece of art, meet fellow artists, and receive feedback in a supportive environment. During this two-hour event, our facilitator will guide us through a reflective activity as we talk about what we see in each work of art. This is not a formal critique, but a facilitated conversation that allows us to share the experiences we have when viewing art. Open to anyone regardless of skill level. Please sign up today! Space is limited.

OPEN STUDIOS

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Figure Drawing

Wednesdays, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
July 10 - August 28

Continue practicing your drawing skills this summer in a welcoming environment. This figure drawing open studio will run eight weeks. The model will be nude and changes weekly. The length of each pose will vary.

Members $130
Non-Members $145

Drop-Ins $15
Student Drop-Ins $10


Open Studio Figure Drawing: Format and Etiquette


Online Registration, Open Studio Figure Drawing

CERAMICS

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Wheel Throwing Fundamentals

Emily Bellehumeur

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Mondays, 10:00am - 12:30pm
July 8 - September 9
*No Class July 15 and September 2

Join our daytime wheel throwing class. Whether you are new to wheel throwing or you have taken a wheel throwing class before, join us to build your skills. This class will cover the basics of throwing including wedging, centering, and creating simple forms on the wheel. Classes will begin with an instructor demonstration and move into hands-on activities to help you learn the basics of throwing and preparing your work to be fired. Students will leave this 8 week course with at least 3 finished forms to take home. All levels welcome.

Members $170
Non-Members $185
Materials Fee $28


Materials List, Wheel Throwing Fundamentals


Online registration, Wheel Throwing Fundamentals

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Handbuilding with Clay - Evening Class

Emily Bellehumeur

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
July 9 - September 3
*No Class July 16

Try your hand at clay! Beginners and those interested in refreshing their skills are welcome in this class as we learn about the materials, methods, simple tricks, tips, and rules involved in hand-building ceramic items. Learn how to make a layered tile, then move up to three dimensions with a vase or cup. The instructor will guide you through handbuilding methods such as coils, pinch pots, log rolls, soft slabs, hard slabs and more. We will also learn various glaze techniques like staining, resist, and more. As you work on projects of your own choosing, you will have the instructor there to help you consider the best design and construction methods.

Members $170
Non-Members $185
Materials Fee $28


Materials List, Handbuilding with Clay


Online registration, Handbuilding with Clay

PRINTMAKING

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Studio Printmaking

Levi Whittier

Class Full, Waitlist Open

This class is pre-enrolled. It has limited availability and when a spot opens we fill it with the next available person on the waiting list. We encourage you to add your name. Thank you for your patience.

Thursdays, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
July 11 - August 29

Enjoy this open-ended printmaking studio class where you can freely explore your printmaking designs and process. An instructor will be present to offer guidance when you need someone to help you brainstorm ideas, answer your questions, provide technical assistance, and give demonstrations. Sessions allow you to try out our tools, presses, and materials while you work side by side with an active and engaged studio community!

Members $170
Non-Members $185

Studio Fee $25

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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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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Black and White Refresher Course

Ben Birkey or Diana Patin

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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Introduction to Scratchboard

Levi Whittier

Saturday June 1 & 8
12:00 - 4:00 pm

Discover the intriguing art of scratchboard over two Saturdays. On day one, you will be introduced to the history and evolution the scratchboard artform. Discover how to select the perfect photo reference and begin creating your first scratchboard. Day two will be an open class with demonstrations by the instructor and one-on-one feedback as you continue working on your design. By the end of the class you will walk away with your very own scratchboard masterpiece and create a new past time for yourself! Please see the materials list for materials you will need to bring with you each day.

Members $111
Non-Members $126


Materials List, Introduction to Scratchboard


Online registration, Introduction to Scratchboard

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Experimenting with Watercolor & Relief Printmaking

Hannah Becker

Saturday & Sunday
August 10 & 11
12:00 - 4:00 pm

Get ready for a 2-day, inventive, and fun workshop where you will be relief carving, printing, and experimenting with watercolor and colored pencils. Hannah will guide you through different approaches to applying colored pencils and watercolor washes throughout the printmaking process. The first day, Hannah will demonstrate some simple designs and proper carving techniques to create your linoleum block prints. You will have a chance to ink and paint papers in preparation for the second workshop day. On the second day, Hannah will demonstrate how to ink your linoleum block. Then the experimentation in painting, printing and embellishing your prints begins! Discover the joy of experimenting with mixed mediums! Materials provided. No experience necessary.

Members $120
Non-Members $135
Materials Fee $25


Online registration, Experimenting with Watercolor & Relief Printmaking

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Digital Camera Basics

Diana Patin

Saturday, August 3
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Ever wondered how to use the different modes on your digital camera settings? This is the perfect opportunity to turn off the "auto" setting and learn more about making photographs with full control over the outcome. Learn to control Exposures with shutter speed and aperture. The instructor will spend time helping you learn how to compose images and make them more visually interesting. Join us for an informative and creative Saturday! You will need to bring your DSLR camera (Digital Single Lens Reflex). No smartphones.

Members $85
Non-Members $100


Online registration, Digital Camera Basics

FAMILY WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

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Birds of a Feather Collage Together!

Bogi Pataki

Saturday, July 27
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn to collage backgrounds and colorful one-of-a-kind birds using painted papers and colorful, bright collage materials. The instructor will guide you through painting and drying the paper and then using it to form collages. We will spend time creating mystical and magical stories of happy little birds!

(1) Member Adult with (1) Child $60
(1) Non-Member Adult with (1) Child $75

Additional Family Members $35


Online registration, Birds of a Feather Collage Together!

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•CANCELLATION POLICY•

All cancellations for classes, camps, and labs will incur a $50.00 administrative fee ($25 for workshops). Your refund will reflect this fee.

Full refunds or credits (minus the cancellation fee) will be offered if cancellation is made 10 business days or more prior to the start date of the class, workshop, lab, or camp.

A 50% refund or credit (minus the cancellation fee) on the cost of the class will be issued if a cancellation request is made within 6-10 business days prior to class, workshop, or camp.

No refund or credits will be given for cancellation requests made 5 business days or less prior to class, workshop, or camp. There are no refunds after the first session of the class, workshop, or camp.

No refunds, credits, or make-ups are offered for individuals who miss a class session, workshop, lab, or camp. No refunds or credits if asked to leave a current class, workshop or camp due to misconduct. Please read our behavior policy.


•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 Madeleine 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


•WEATHER ADVISORY•

In the event of bad weather, including snow to high heat conditions, the Art Center will hold any outdoor classes inside. If traveling to the art center isn't advisable, we will cancel classes for that day and a make-up session will be held at a later date. Please check our website for updates after 12 pm on the day in question to see if afternoon and evening classes are canceled.


•PARKING INFORMATION•

MKAC has a parking lot for art students, visitors, and staff. If you happen to arrive for your class and the parking lot is full, please come into the office and grab a parking pass. This will override the street parking time limits for your class time!

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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