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 SUMMER 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•

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•

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Open Studio:
Figure Drawing

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Wednesday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
July 13th - August 31st

8 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 $115
Non-Members $130

Drop-ins $15

Student Drop-ins $10


Online registration, Open Studio: Figure Drawing

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Introduction to Charcoal

Lainey Everly

Thursday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
August 11th - September 1st

Study the basics of charcoal drawing in this 4-week course with Lainey Everly. Experiment with the different types of charcoal and learn about their possible uses and applications through a series of individual projects. Work on exercising control while also letting go and making bold marks! All Skill Levels are welcome.

Members $75
Non-Members $90


Materials List, Introduction to Charcoal


Online registration, Introduction to Charcoal


•CERAMICS•

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Handbuilding

Laurie Kinder

Tuesday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
July 12th - August 30th

Instructor Laurie Kinder will teach you the basics of creating functional and decorative pottery by hand. You will learn traditional techniques including the coil method, slab construction, & pinch pots, as well as a variety of surface designs and different glaze techniques. You have the opportunity to shape bowls, pots, vases, mugs, etc. All essential materials will be provided.

Members $150
Non-Members $165

Materials Fee $35


Online registration, Handbuilding


•PRINTMAKING•

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Printmaking Fundamentals

Krista Raasch

Tuesday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
July 12th - August 30th

This hands-on studio class will introduce printmaking fundamental techniques of relief linoleum block printing, intaglio, and screenprinting. The class will consist of engaging hands-on technical demonstrations, project prompts, and plenty of studio work time to explore the techniques!

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

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Studio Printmaking

Krista Raasch

Thursday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
August 11th - September 1st

Instructor Krista Raasch will guide you in this open-ended printmaking studio class. She will be there to help brainstorm ideas, answer questions, provide technical assistance and give demonstrations. These sessions offer a space in our printmaking studio for trying out new ideas with our tools, presses, and materials. Come work side by side with an active and engaged studio community!

Members $75
Non-Members $90

Materials Fee $15


Online registration, Studio Printmaking

•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 provided by 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

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 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 provided by 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

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 provided by Eugene Darkroom Group*

Members $75
Non-Members $90


Online registration, Black and White Refresher Course

•BOOKMAKING•

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Handmade Sketchbook

Diana Patin

Monday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
July 25th - August 29th

This six-week course is split into two sections, crafting a sketchbook, and learning how to fill it! You will leave with a customized sketchbook to explore a variety of media. Be ready to get creative and experiment! All artists are welcome, whether you are looking to expand your sketchbook practice or establish one.

Members $115
Non-Members $130

Materials Fee $15


Online registration, Handmade Sketchbook

•ARTIST SERVICES•

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In The Style Of…

Krista Raasch

Thursday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
July 14th - August 4th

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 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 $10


Online registration, In The Style Of…

Photo Citation:
Installation view, Etel Adnan: Light’s New Measure, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 8, 2021–January 10, 2022.
Photo: David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 2021.

•WEEKEND WORKSHOPS•

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Cyanotype

Brenna Hansen

Saturday, June 11th
12:00pm - 4:00 pm

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that uses the sun to produce a cyan blueprint. The process is simple but incredibly diverse, lending itself easily to experimentation. In this one-day workshop, learn the fundamentals of the process and experimental techniques, producing the following works in cyanotype: photograms using natural objects, photographs using digital negatives, and toned & manipulated prints. No previous experience is required.

Participants will be asked to email a digital image in advance. All other materials for this workshop will be provided!

Members $35
Non-Members $45

Materials Fee $5


Online registration, Cyanotype

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Papermaking

Diana Patin

Saturday, July 30th
12:00pm - 4:00pm

In this one-day workshop you will learn the foundational skills of papermaking with recycled materials. Perfectly suited for those who wish to understand the basics or want to experiment! All essential materials will be provided.

Members $35
Non-Members $45

Materials Fee $5


Online registration, Papermaking

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Lumen Photo Printing

Brenna Hansen

Saturday, August 6th
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Come make photograms made with the sun! This camera-less photography process combines photographic paper and chemistry traditionally used in the darkroom setting with natural light and subject matter found outside! You will leave with prints that are colorful and experimental. The results are fun, experimental, and colorful.

Members $30
Non-Members $40

Materials Fee $5


Online registration, Lumen Photo Printing

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Introduction to Oil Painting

Jordan K. Walker

Saturday, August 13th
& Sunday, August 14th
12:00pm - 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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Card Cut Collagraph

Krista Raasch

Saturday, August 20th
& Sunday, August 21st
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Use surprising materials to make images! Derived from the word Kolla meaning to glue and graph: creating form and line, collagraph is a relatively recent form of printmaking. This printmaking workshop will consist of technical demonstrations on creating a collagraph plate, intaglio processes, and how to use an etching press. Students will have the opportunity to create multiple plates and prints!

Members $55
Non-Members $65

Materials Fee $10


Online registration, Card Cut Collagraph

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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