You can register for classes online or over the phone, call Grace at 541-345-1571, or
email [email protected] for more information.
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.*
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.
Create unique 2-D and 3-D art projects by cutting, folding, and printing. Explore a variety of materials such as paint, ink, foam, fabric and so much more!
Watch your creativity grow! We will find inspiration from the natural world by making art using natural and found materials.
Explore the work of some of the world's most well-known artists and learn about sculpture, painting, and collage while learning about the different art-making styles of the masters.
Grab your passport and join our adventure as we explore how different cultures express themselves through art.
Dive into the world of Upcycled Art! Throughout this camp, we will transform everyday materials into masterpieces. We will learn how to cut, sculpt and weave using a variety of materials and methods.
Step into a world of magic and discover the power of storytelling. Create your own characters, build your own universe and meet mysterious creatures.
Writers, directors, and creative thinkers of all kinds come to experience the joy of movie-making through stop motion animation!
Animal lovers! Join us in a fun creature-filled art adventure where you will learn to create with your imagination and from observation with special animal guests.
Is your child passionate about art? Do they want to take their skills to the next level? It may be time for Private Art Lessons at the Art Center!
Private Lessons are available for Youth (ages 6-10) and Young Adults (ages 11-16). Lessons include a set of (4) one-hour sessions with one of our Art Center Instructors. Private lessons are customized to fit each student’s creative interests in drawing and water-based painting mediums. We normally schedule a one-hour lesson once per week for four weeks but we are flexible with scheduling.
How will this work? After you fill out and submit the application, we will have the information we need to pair your child’s interests and availability with an instructor. We will notify you via email about your application and any updates on scheduling. We will get in contact with you at least 1 to 2 weeks before the preferred start date for lessons. Once we confirm dates for all four lessons with both the parent and our instructor, we schedule the student for those dates. We ask that parents provide their children with art supplies for the lessons.
Interested in group Private Lessons? We offer Group Private Lessons for our Youth and Young Adult age ranges. You will be responsible for coordinating availability with other parents and applying for multiple students. These lessons are limited to a maximum of 6 students (who are around the same age). These lessons will also focus on drawing and water-based painting activities.
Private Lesson Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel a lesson, we will need 24 hour notice in order to reschedule. There are no refunds after the first lesson.
Payment? We require full payment for private lessons before the first lesson begins.
Individual Private Lessons: 4 one hour sessions for $150
Group Private Lessons: 4 one hour sessions for $150 + $50 per additional student