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 online or over the phone, call Grace at 541-345-1571, or
email [email protected] for more information.


•COVID-19 POLICY UPDATES•

With the current restrictions that are put in place for Lane County, MKAC is still able to host classes based on exemptions for Youth programs and following the outline for Higher Education. We have worked diligently to create a schedule that can ensure the comfort and safety of all involved so we can continue to do what we love most, giving the community the opportunity to enjoy art.

In order to offer the safest classroom environment, MKAC will now require all Instructors and Adult students to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

All Instructor and Adult students must confirm their vaccination status during registration and show their physical vaccine card on the first day of class before entering the classroom. We will not be accepting images of vaccine cards, either printed or on a phone, at this time. Students who do not provide proof of vaccination will be asked to not attend class and will not receive a refund of class tuition or fees.

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, 8 students for our Young Adults, and 10 students for our Youth programs.


•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.


Print Scholarship Application ~ OR ~ Online Scholarship Application


DRAWING & PAINTING

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Studio Painting

Kate Bollons

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Tuesday, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Oct 5 - Dec 7
*no class Nov 23*

This eight-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

Wednesday, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Oct 13 - Dec 8
*no class Nov 24*

Learn the techniques for creating a wide array of color and tonal value with just 4 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 apply these skills to the painting style of their choice. Those with competency in any painting medium - oil, acrylic, watercolor, etc.- may join the class to take advantage of weekly critiques as well as the still lifes that will be set up for each session.

Members $150 ~ Non-Members $165
Materials Fee $5


Materials List, 3 Colors + White; An Introduction to Oil Painting


Online registration, 3 Colors + White; An Introduction to Oil Painting

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Fundamentals of
Acrylic Painting

River Banks

Wednesday, 6:30pm- 9:00pm
Oct 13- Dec 8
*no class Nov 24*

In this class, you will learn the basics of acrylic painting, including composition, color mixing, color theory, and value. Techniques such as brushstrokes, layering, glazing, and underpainting will also be presented in detail through weekly painting projects of still lifes. Demonstrations by the instructor will be made before each assignment.

Members $150 ~ Non-Members $165


Materials List, Fundamentals of Acrylic Painting


Online registration, Fundamentals of Acrylic Painting

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Landscapes en Plein Air

Jordan K. Walker

Sunday, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Oct 17 - Nov 21

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. Sometimes focus is key, and we will spend a few classes studying trees, fields and hills, water, and clouds before expanding our view to paint complete landscapes. 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.

Members $150 ~ Non-Members $165


Materials List, Landscapes en Plein Air


Online registration, Landscapes en Plein Air

Beginning Drawing

Kristin Sarette

Thursday, 6:30pm- 9:00pm
Oct 14 - Dec 9
*no class Nov 25*

Learn the basics of drawing in this beginning course with Kristin Sarette. Discover new ways of seeing the world through simple methods and exercises. Step by step you will learn to sketch, blend, and create full-value drawings of still life objects. Grow your confidence to take your drawing skills outside the classroom and into the world! Essential concepts such as value, form, perspective, and composition, as well as effective measuring techniques, will be covered. All skill levels are welcome.

Members $150
Non-Members $165


Materials List, Beginning Drawing


Online registration, Beginning Drawing

ARTIST SERVICES

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*NEW* In The Style Of...

Krista Raasch

Tuesday, 6:30-9:00pm
Nov 9 - Dec 7
*no class Nov 23*

In this hybrid art history/hands-on workshop, we will spend the first portion of each class learning about various artists, their techniques, and larger concepts. During the second half of class time, students will create artwork of their own based on the content they are studying. Each class will be inspired by a new concept or technique, and the making exercises will include elements of sculpture, collage, drawing, and printmaking. This workshop will be a fun, welcoming, and encouraging atmosphere, perfect for any level of Maker!

Members $75 ~ Non-Members $90
Materials Fee $15


Online registration, In The Style Of...

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*NEW* Critique Group

Krista Raasch

Friday, 5:30-7:30pm
Nov 29- Dec 10
*no class Nov 26*

All students currently enrolled in an MKAC class and all Art Center Members will now have the opportunity to join our FREE new community critique group. We welcome all skill levels and artistic backgrounds to come and share their thoughts with fellow artists, both new and established.

Please click the button below to reserve your spot in a critique session. All sessions will be limited to 8 participants.


Online registration, Critique Group

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*NEW* Professional Practices: Essentials for Working Artists

Brenna Hansen

Wednesday, 6:30- 9:00
Nov 10 - Dec 8
*no class Nov 24*

Join us for the first session of our Professional Practices Series designed to help prepare working artists to build the foundational skills to enter into the art world. Over the course of four weeks, we will work together to reflect on the concepts, visual characteristics, and experiences, both personal and professional, that drive our art practices. Students will emerge from the class with an artist resume, an artist statement and biography, and a basic visual portfolio to begin seeking professional opportunities and gallery exhibitions.

Members $75 ~ Non-Members $90


Online registration, Professional Practices: Essentials for Working Artists

MKAC STUDIOS

Open Studio - Figure Drawing

Class Full

10 session, figure drawing open studio, length of pose varies. The model is nude and changes weekly. Due to COVID - 19, The model will be required to wear a mask.

Members $135
Non-Members $150


Online registration, Open Studio - Figure Drawing

~ CERAMICS ~

Wheel Throwing

Jessica Morgan

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Saturday, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Oct 16 - Dec 11
*no class Nov 27*

Are you new to wheel throwing? Have you taken a class before and want to learn new skills? With your instructor, Jessica Morgan, you will learn all the techniques to lead you through the pottery process. This eight-week class will teach you how to hone the skills of wedging, centering, and creating forms on the wheel. You will complete your work by experimenting with glazes and glazing techniques.

Members $150
Non-Members $165

Materials $25


Online registration, Wheel Throwing

~ PRINTMAKING ~

Printmaking Fundamentals

Krista Raasch

Thursday, 6:30 - 9:00pm
Oct 14 - Dec 9
*no class Nov 25*

This hands-on studio course will focus on the technique of relief printmaking, including multiple variations of linoleum relief carving and using the press to create unique prints. Students will learn how to transfer their drawn design to the block, using tools, inks and brayers, as well as various methods to create multi-color designs. No experience is necessary, any level of Maker is welcome! Some in-depth and advanced techniques will be offered for continuing students and anyone who would like a refresher. Students will have the freedom to experiment at their own pace.

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 $25


Online registration, Printmaking Fundamentals

PHOTOGRAPHY

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Courtesy of Eugene Darkroom Group

Manual Camera Function

Brenna Hansen

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. Registration in Darkroom Photography Process Lessons is required for this course.

Members $45 ~ Non-Members $60


Online registration, Manual Camera Function

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Courtesy of Eugene Darkroom Group

Darkroom Photography Process

Brenna Hansen

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 instruction on camera function & shooting. An additional lesson can be scheduled for those enrolled who require such instruction.

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 included!* *Some materials may be provided by Eugene Darkroom Group

Members $75 ~ Non-Members $90


Online registration, Black and White Refresher Course

WORKSHOPS

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Hardcover Bookmaking

Kristin Sarette

Saturday, Nov 13 & Sunday, Nov 14, 1:00 - 4:00pm

During this two-day workshop with Kristin Sarette, you will learn how to make your own hardcover, hand-bound sketchbook from scratch. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of monotype printmaking for your unique book cover, the construction of a hardcover book and Coptic stitch signature binding. You will leave the workshop with a hand-bound unique sketchbook and the skills to create varied types of hand-sewn books in the future. All skill levels are welcome.

Members $45
Non-Members $65

Materials $15


Online registration, Hardcover Bookmaking

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Pour-Over Coffee Set (10 & up)

Jessica Morgan

Sunday, Dec 5, 1:00 - 4:00pm

Coffee Lovers! In this workshop, you will learn how to create your very own ceramic pour-over coffee and mug set. Through the process of handbuilding you will learn how to work with slabs, make pinch pots, and pull handles. This combo project makes enjoying a cup of coffee that much sweeter.

Members $40
Non-Members $55

Materials $5


Online registration, Pour-Over Coffee Set (10 & up)

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*NEW* Intro to Weaving

Krista Raasch

Tuesday, 6:30-9:00pm
Oct 12 - Nov 2

In this four-session workshop, participants can learn the basics of hand-weaving on a lap loom, from start to finish. A range of weaving techniques will be introduced, including some experimental ones! Basic weave structures, as well as building shapes, will be covered.

Members $75
Non-Members $90
Materials Fee $15


Online registration, Intro to Weaving

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Birds in Paper Clay

Rogene Mañas

Saturday Oct 16 & Sunday Oct 17, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join Rogene Mañas, mixed media artist and author of Artful Paper Clay: Adding Dimension to Your Art for a fun 2-day workshop! Learn to sculpt and carve paper clay on a substrate and finish your pieces with acrylic mediums, paints, and collage materials. The result is a wood-carved effect that will leave people wondering how it was made. This unique and innovative process is fun, flexible, and forgiving, making it perfect for beginning and advanced students alike.

*ALL proceeds from Birds in Paper Clay workshop will be donated to support Maude Kerns Art Center*

Members $75
Non-Members $90


Materials List, Birds in Paper Clay


Online registration, Birds in Paper Clay

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Botanicals in Paper Clay

Rogene Mañas

Saturday Oct 30 & Sunday Oct 31, 10:00am - 1:00 pm

Join Rogene Mañas, mixed media artist and author of Artful Paper Clay: Adding Dimension to Your Art for a fun 2-day workshop! Learn to sculpt and carve paper clay on a substrate and finish your pieces with acrylic mediums, paints, and collage materials. The result is a wood-carved effect that will leave people wondering how it was made. This unique and innovative process is fun, flexible, and forgiving, making it perfect for beginning and advanced students alike.

*ALL proceeds from Botanicals in Paper Clay workshop will be donated to support Maude Kerns Art Center*

Members $75
Non-Members $90


Materials List, Botanicals in Paper Clay


Online registration, Botanicals in Paper Clay

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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