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 WINTER ADULT CLASSES

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Call or email Cece
for more information & to register:




541-345-1571

•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 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


•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.

DRAWING & PAINTING

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Studio Oil Painting

Kate Bollons

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.

Tuesday, 10:30am - 2:00pm
January 9 - March 12
*No Class February 13

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 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 $190
Non-Members $205


Materials List, Studio Oil Painting

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Three Colors + White: An Introduction to Oil Painting

Kate Bollons

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.

Wednesday, 9:30am - 12:30 pm
January 10 - March 6
*No Class February 14

Come learn the techniques for creating a wide array of color and tonal value with just 5 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 applies these skills to the painting style of their choice. Those with experience and confidence in any painting medium - oil, acrylic, watercolor, etc. - may join the class to take advantage of weekly critiques in addition to utilizing the still lifes that will be set up for each session.

Members $165
Non-Members $180

Materials Fee $10


Materials List, Three Colors + White: An Introduction to Oil Painting

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Beginning Figurative Drawing

Liv Braiker

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:30pm
January 10 - February 28

Join our instructor Liv Braiker and learn figure drawing! No experience is necessary. Through demonstrations and individual guidance, students will learn about structure, anatomy, and the movement of the human body. Practice with mark-making materials such as charcoal, conté crayons, and ink. Develop a stronger understanding of volume in figure drawing by working with a live nude model. Classes begin with warm-up exercises and emphasize strengthening observational skills. This course is suitable for students new to figure drawing and students with a good understanding of drawing from observation. Individuals of all experience levels are welcome in this supportive environment.

Members $165
Non-Members $180
Model Fee $22


Materials List, Beginning Figurative Drawing


Online registration, Beginning Figurative Drawing

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Drawing Essentials

Diana Patin

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Mondays, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
January 22 - March 18

*No Class February 19

Have you always wanted to learn to draw? With these simple elements - line, edge, volume, value, texture, and perspective - anyone can begin their artistic journey. In this eight-week course, develop your drawing and observational skills all while learning the foundational building blocks of artistic creation. Weekly demonstrations and consistent drawing practice throughout the course will build your skills and contribute to the simple enjoyment of drawing. No prior experience necessary. Come and enjoy!

Members $165
Non-Members $180


Materials List, Drawing Essentials


Online registration, Drawing Essentials

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Working with Pastels

Channing Rudd

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
January 10 - February 28

Reignite your creative practice by learning a new medium in the New Year. In this eight-week class, you will be introduced to the methods and materials used to create colorful pastel drawings. Through demonstrations and studio practice, you will explore the purest pigments, practice methods like scumbling and blending colors, and learn ways to compose your images. Enjoy eight afternoons of working with pastels and reinvigorate your creative practice. No experience is necessary.

Members $165
Non-Members $180


Materials List, Working with Pastels


Online registration, Working with Pastels

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Painting with Gouache

Diana Patin

Thursdays, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
January 18 - March 7

Start off the new year learning to paint bold and bright colors with gouache, an opaque watercolor medium. With the guidance of your instructor, Diana Patin, learn the properties of gouache - its flow and opacity – as well as special techniques like blending and layering. Diana focuses on building confidence in basic drawing to help you design and plan your painting before you begin. This class emphasizes the importance of enjoyment in your art practice. Get inspired to create all year long in this fun medium! No experience is necessary.

Members $165
Non-Members $180


Materials List, Painting with Gouache


Online registration, Painting with Gouache

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Watercolor Fundamentals

Levi Whittier

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
January 11 - February 29

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 $165
Non-Members $180


Materials List, Watercolor Fundamentals


Online registration, Watercolor Fundamentals

ARTIST SERVICES

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Community Art Share!

Liv Braiker

Saturday, March 16
1:00-3:00pm

Free to register


Online registration, Community Art Share!

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.

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"Pangolin"
Paper sculpture by Lisa Lloyd

In The Style Of...

Wendy Strong

Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
February 6 - 27 (4 Week Session)

This four-week workshop combines a fascinating look at established artists with hands-on creative exercises. The first portion of each class will focus on an artist, their techniques, approaches, or methods they use in artmaking. After a brief look at the artist's work, the instructor will guide you through an activity using those techniques or concepts during the second half of class. Each class will be inspired by a new concept or technique, and the exercises may include elements of sculpture, collage, drawing, and printmaking depending on the highlighted artist. A welcoming and encouraging atmosphere for any level of experience!

Members $82.50
Non-Members $90
Materials Fee $10


Online Registration, In The Style Of...

OPEN STUDIOS

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Figure Drawing

Fridays, January 12 - March 15

This figure drawing open studio has 10 sessions. Open Studios are meant for personal practice without an instructor. Participants must bring their own drawing supplies and paper. The model will be nude and changes weekly. The length of each pose will vary. Please see our open studio guidelines linked on our website for more information on the format of the class.

Members $130
Non-Members $145

Drop-Ins $15
Student Drop-Ins $10


Open Studio Figure Drawing: Format and Etiquette

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"Tito" Oil Crayon Drawing
Barbara Weinstein

Clothed Figure Painting

Thursdays, 9:30am - 12:30pm

January 11 - March 14

This figure painting open studio has 8 sessions. The model will be clothed and changes weekly. This class has one long pose.

Members $130
Non-Members $145

Drop-Ins $15
Student Drop-Ins $10


Online registration, Clothed Figure Painting

CERAMICS

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Wheel Throwing Fundamentals

Mondays

Emily Bellehumeur

10:00am - 12:30pm
January 8 - March 11

*No Class January 15 or February 19


Online registration, Wheel Throwing Fundamentals Monday Session

Tuesdays

Aly Wheeler

6:00pm - 8:30pm
January 9 - March 12

*No Class January 23 or February 27

Class Full, Waitlist Open


Online registration, Wheel Throwing Fundamentals Tuesday Session

Join our 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 $150
Non-Members $165

Materials Fee $28


Materials List, Wheel Throwing Fundamentals

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Handbuilding with Clay

Emily Bellehumeur

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Saturdays, 10:00am - 12:30pm
January 13 - March 2

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 handbuilding 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, stamps, and sprigs. We will also learn various glaze techniques like staining, sgraffito, resist, inlay, stencils, 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 $165
Non-Members $180

Materials Fee $28


Materials List, Handbuilding with Clay


Online registration, Handbuilding with Clay

JOURNALING

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Exploring the Art Journal

Bogi Pataki

Mondays, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
January 22 - March 18
*No Class February 19

Learn to transform a sketchbook into your own personalized art journal. Each week will have a different project and different medium, including acrylics, tempera, colored pencils, markers, stencils, watercolor, and pen. Your instructor, Bogi Pataki, guides you through unique projects that will inspire you to create artwork throughout your journal. Discover new approaches to filling the pages of a sketchbook! No experience needed.

Members $165
Non-Members $180

Materials Fee $15


Materials List, Exploring the Art Journal


Online registration, Exploring the Art Journal

PRINTMAKING

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Studio Printmaking

Liv Braiker

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
January 11 - February 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 $165
Non-Members $180

Materials 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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Courtesy of Eugene Darkroom Group

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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NEW! High School Open Studio

Sara S. Spahn

Join us on the 2nd Saturday of every month! This time is for you to bring into view your unique voice and skills. Whether you bring something you are currently working on, or explore a new project or idea, this open studio will provide access to tools and art materials in painting, drawing, and mixed media. If you need someone to bounce ideas off of, Sara will be on hand to help you gain inspiration for your creative process. Our goal is to help support your artistic practice, including helping you document and organize your artwork. Bring your unique self and contribute to a thriving teen arts community!

Members $35
Non-Members $50

Drop In Fee $15

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Ascension
Maude I. Kerns
Oil on canvas, 1942

Circles and Squares Oh My!

Sara S. Spahn

Saturday, February 3
1:00 - 3:30 pm

Experiment with a sense of freedom and fun as we transform circles and squares to create new shapes and worlds! Just like Maude Kerns herself, who painted non-objective art, you and your family will create works of art using circles, squares, and lines. A wide variety of materials will be provided. To inspire your experimentation in the studio, instructor Sara Spahn will take you through the current exhibit of Maude Kerns's artwork! Identify elements and principles of art such as geometric shape, line, form, and space. Investigate ways to make new shapes and realities. This is an experimental class and fun for all ages! No experience is necessary.

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

Additional Family Members $30


Online registration, Circles and Squares Oh My!

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Linoleum Block Printing

Pete Railand

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Saturday, February 24 & March 2
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join instructor Pete Railand and learn about linoleum block printing. This two-Saturday workshop will help you learn this versatile and fun printmaking method from the beginning concept, to drawing out your design, to the final print. Along the way, you will learn the approaches and methods of well-known printmakers, including Leopoldo Mendez, Kathe Kollowitz, and Antonio Frasconi. Some familiarity with drawing is helpful, but not necessary. No printmaking experience is required. All materials will be provided.

Members $90
Non-Members $105
Studio Fee $25


Online registration, Linoleum Block Printing

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Abstract Collage with Recycled Materials

Ann Hamilton and Beth Robinson

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Sunday, February 25
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn collage techniques using all recycled materials on repurposed substrates. Instructors Beth Robinson and Ann Hamilton team teach this fun and fast-paced class, sharing their years of knowledge about composition, color theory, and visual storytelling. This is an opportunity to experiment, combine unexpected elements, and break free from traditional artistic constraints. All levels of skill are welcome. Materials are provided.

$50 Registration Fee


Online registration, Abstract Collage with Recycled Materials

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Cardboard Bas-Relief

Rogene Mañas

Sunday, March 3
12:00 - 4:00 pm

Create dimensional art on repurposed canvases and panels using recycled shoe boxes, glue, and acrylic paint. Instructor Rogene Mañas shares her many unique mixed media tricks and techniques to create work that literally jumps off the page. Have fun with others learning this eco-friendly way of making art. All levels of skill are welcome, and all materials are provided.

$50 Registration Fee


Online registration, Cardboard Bas-Relief

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Open Studio: Collage

Saturday, March 9
10:00am - 12:00pm

Come be a part of the Eugene Collage Collective and celebrate collage at this community collaging session with other fellow collage artists. Open to all levels of experience. Some collage materials will be provided, but bring your favorite materials and tools.

$15 Drop-In Fee, No registration required

FAMILY WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

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Ascension
Maude I. Kerns
Oil on canvas, 1942

Circles and Squares Oh My!

Sara S. Spahn

Saturday, February 3
1:00 - 3:30 pm

Experiment with a sense of freedom and fun as we transform circles and squares to create new shapes and worlds! Just like Maude Kerns herself, who painted non-objective art, you and your family will create works of art using circles, squares, and lines. A wide variety of materials will be provided. To inspire your experimentation in the studio, instructor Sara Spahn will take you through the current exhibit of Maude Kerns's artwork! Identify elements and principles of art such as geometric shape, line, form, and space. Investigate ways to make new shapes and realities. This is an experimental class and fun for all ages! No experience is necessary.

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

Additional Family Members $30


Online registration, Circles and Squares Oh My!


•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!

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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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