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 WINTER 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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Fundamentals of Acrylic Painting

Diana Patin

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Mondays, 6:30pm- 9:00pm
January 10th - March 14th
*No class January 17th & February 21st

In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of acrylic painting. The first half of the class will be dedicated to learning techniques such as composition, color theory, and mark making. In the second half of the course, you will use these techniques to create a series of works. Both representational and abstract ways of painting will be introduced, and there will be an emphasis on experimentation and play throughout the class. We will finish the course with a final painting, and a group critique in the last class of the session.

Members $150 ~ Non-Members $165


Materials List, Fundamentals of Acrylic Painting


Online registration, Fundamentals of Acrylic Painting

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Studio Painting

Kate Bollons

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Tuesday, 10:30am - 2:00pm
January 4th - March 8th
*No class Feb 15th*

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 $170 ~ Non-Members $185


Online registration, Studio Painting

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3 Colors + White: An Introduction to Oil Painting

Kate Bollons

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Wednesday, 9:30am - 12:30pm
January 12th - March 2nd
*no class Feb 16*

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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Beginning Drawing

Lainey Everly

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Wednesday, 6:30pm- 9:00pm
January 19th - March 9th

Learn the basics of drawing in this beginning course with Lainey Everly. 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, proportion, and composition will be covered. All skill levels are welcome.

Members $150 ~ Non-Members $165


Materials List, Beginning Drawing


Online registration, Beginning Drawing

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Drawing: Portraits and Still Lifes

Lainey Everly

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Thursday, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
January 20th - March 10th

Hone your drawing and realism skills with Lainey Everly in this intermediate drawing course. Use a variety of drawing tools to create still lifes and portraits in a relaxed atmosphere. Build on traditional techniques while further cultivating your own unique style! Learn how to interpret light as an artistic subject in its interactions with surface and texture. Dive into the uses of line, shape, value, and composition in your work, and push your skills to new levels!

Members $150 ~ Non-Members $165


Materials List, Drawing: Portraits and Still Lifes


Online registration, Drawing: Portraits and Still Lifes

ARTIST SERVICES

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Cy Twombly, The Italians, 1961

In The Style Of...

Krista Raasch

Tuesday, 6:30-9:00pm
February 15th - March 8th

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 $15


Online registration, In The Style Of...

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*NEW* Essentials for Working Artists: Intro to Documentation & Web Design

Brenna Hansen

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Wednesday 6:30- 9:00 pm
February 16th - March 9th

Join us for the second session of our professional practices series designed to help working artists build foundational skills to enter the art world. In this four-week hands-on course, we'll work together to photographically document our artwork and build a basic website to showcase it. Students will emerge from the class with a live artist website that includes Home, About, and Image Gallery pages to expand upon the professional opportunities available to them. No photography or coding experience required. All skill levels and backgrounds are welcome.

*Completion of our “Essentials for Working Artists: Basic Portfolio Development” course is encouraged, but not required.

Members $75 ~ Non-Members $90


Online registration, *NEW* Essentials for Working Artists: Intro to Documentation & Web Design

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Critique Group

Krista Raasch

Friday 5:30-7:30pm
February 18th - March 11th

If you want a productive and welcoming environment to share your work and thoughts, look no further! All community Members will now have the opportunity to join our FREE 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

MKAC STUDIOS

Open Studio: Figure Drawing

Open Studio: Figure Drawing AM

Full, Waitlist Open

Friday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
January 14th - March 18th


Online Registration, Open Studio: Figure Drawing AM Session

Open Studio: Figure Drawing PM

Friday, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
January 14th - March 18th


Online Registration, Open Studio: Figure Drawing PM Session

10 sessions, figure drawing open studio, length of pose varies. The model is nude and changes weekly. Due to our current COVID - 19 policies, the model and all participating artists will be required to wear a mask and be vaccinated.

Members $135
Non-Members $150

~ PRINTMAKING ~

Relief Printmaking

Krista Raasch

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Thursday, 6:30 - 9:00pm
January 20th - March 10th

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, and 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 free open studio sessions to work outside of class time. These sessions can be used during the current term and the one following. Each studio session is four hours long.

Members $150 ~ Non-Members $165
Materials Fee $25


Online registration, Relief 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

WORKSHOPS

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Weaving: Exploring Everyday Materials

Krista Raasch

Tuesday, 6:30-9:00pm
January 18th - February 8th

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 using found materials! Basic weave structures, interlocking, and shape building will be covered.

Members $75
Non-Members $90

Materials $20


Online registration, Weaving: Exploring Everyday Materials

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Working With Watercolor

Jordan K. Walker

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
January 15th & 16th

Learn to paint with watercolor in a variety of ways during this two-session weekend course. Through class demonstrations and individual instruction, we’ll learn about how watercolor behaves as a medium, and practice methods of color mixing and layering. We’ll work from still lifes and imagination to explore the capabilities of watercolor and use it in tandem with ink drawing to broaden its possibilities. There’s no need to be intimidated by this versatile medium. Find out what wonders can be created with a little bit of water and pigment!

Members $75
Non-Members $90


Materials List, Working With Watercolor


Online registration, Working With Watercolor

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*NEW* Introduction to Bookmaking

Kristin Sarette

Wednesday, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
January 19th - February 9th

Tap into your creative skills and learn how to make unique and personal artists' books. This course is perfect for new and repeat students interested in exploring the rich tradition of bookmaking from cover to cover. Instruction is provided on the fundamentals of bookmaking using a variety of methods. You will have the opportunity to explore techniques, including folded and sewn structures, Japanese stab binding, and Hidden Belgian Binding.

*Material fee goes toward a supply kit that you will take home after the workshop.*

Members $75
Non-Members $90
Materials Fee $35


Online registration, *NEW* Introduction to Bookmaking

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*NEW* Printmaking: Greeting Cards

Krista Raasch

Class Full, Waitlist Open

Sunday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
February 6th

Spring-themed cards, perfect for Valentine's Day or Spring Equinox! In this beginner-friendly, one-day workshop, create a Spring-themed image for an edition of printed cards. Come with a design in mind or use one of our image templates. You will transfer your design to the block, learn safe carving techniques, inking up, and printing! Proper paper registration will also be demonstrated.

Members $35
Non-Members $50
Materials Fee $5


Online registration, *NEW* Printmaking: Greeting Cards

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An Introduction to Ink

Jordan K. Walker

Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
February 12th & 13th

Have you always wanted to draw with ink but wondered where to start? Over the course of two 5-hour sessions we will explore a variety of ways to draw with ink using micron pens, dip pens, and brush pens. We’ll draw from still lifes, photo references, and the imagination, and learn how to use line weight and hatching techniques to convey form and texture. Join us and find out what a bit of ink can do! Previous drawing experience is preferred.

Members $75
Non-Members $90


Materials List, An Introduction to Ink


Online registration, An Introduction to Ink

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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