Learn at WKMA

WKMA offers an exciting variety of educational opportunities for learners of any age, skill, and interest level. Whether you’re looking for a creative way to spend an afternoon with your family, an in-depth workshop to help hone your skills, or an exciting new challenge, you’re sure to find something in our ever-changing lineup of classes! For information about classes, artists residencies, or becoming an instructor, contact Laken Bridges at lbridges@wkmuseum.org or 276.628.5005 ext. 109.

ART LAB

WKMA’s Art Lab is a hub for learning where students, makers, educators, and the public can connect, exchange knowledge and ideas, and hone their skills. Equipped with painting, drawing, printmaking, and clay studios; a darkroom; and digital and 3D labs, it’s a space where critical thinking is engaged, curiosity is sparked, and creativity flourishes. It’s a place ...

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Youth Education

WKMA offers an exciting variety of educational opportunities for learners of any age, skill, and interest level. Whether you’re looking for a creative way to spend an afternoon with your family, an in-depth workshop to help hone your skills, or an exciting new challenge, you’re sure to find something for you in our ever-changing lineup of classes!

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All Upcoming Classes & Programs

April

Miniature Watercolor Palettes

April 14, 2020 - April 14, 2020

Join WKMA staff to learn how to create your own miniature portable watercolor palette just in time for plein air painting season! Create a miniature palette for yourself or as a gift for the artist in your life. Then try out your palette and explore the basics ...

SNOWDAYS are PLAYDAYS!

February 28, 2020 - April 15, 2020

SNOWDAYS are PLAYDAYS! 12-4 p.m. $5 for non-members, FREE for members Need something to do when the kids are out of school for snow? Drop by WKMA any time from noon-4 p.m.for self-directed, creative activities! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Citrasolv Art

April 18, 2020 - April 18, 2020

Join teaching artist Greg Howser for this explorational and experimental workshop using chance and abstraction. Using a unique process with orange oil, transform ordinary magazine pages into rich, textural images. Then, learn compositional and collage techniques to create one-of-a-kind panels of art. All supplies are included. ...

Tips and Tricks with Paper and Fabric

April 23, 2020 - April 23, 2020

In this fun hands-on workshop, artist Greg Howser will share his tips and tricks for working with paper and fabric. The session will focus on construction, adhesive, and craftspersonship techniques to apply to a variety of creative projects. Supplies included. Thursday, April 23 from 5...

May

Exposed Binding Books

May 20, 2020 - May 20, 2020

Learn book-making vocabulary and the best materials to use for quality hand-made books! Instructor Greg Howser will guide you through the process of exposed binding book making, jump-starting the creation of your very own hand-made book. Perfect for your inner artist or journaler! Wednesday, May 20 from 5...

Exposed Binding Books

May 23, 2020 - May 23, 2020

Learn book-making vocabulary and the best materials to use for quality hand-made books. Instructor Greg Howser will guide you through the process of exposed binding book making, jump-starting the creation of your very own hand-made book. Perfect for your inner artist or journaler! Saturday, May 23 from 10 ...

Paper Shadow Boxes

May 30, 2020 - May 30, 2020

Discover the magic of cut paper, light, and shadow. Create an abstract image or representational wonderland out of cut paper, then learn how to layer each cut sheet to create a unique shadow box. Finally, add some LED lighting for flair! Enjoy your shadowbox in day and evening lighting. Saturday, ...

June

Learning Families: Embroidery & Buttons

June 13, 2020 - June 13, 2020

Learning Families: Embroidery & Buttons with Lauren Houser This Learning Families dives into our exhibit Superabundance: The Legacy of Laura Lu Copenhaver and the impact her business, Rosemont Industries, had on the popularity of hand-made Appalachian textiles. Families will enjoy a guided tour of the gallery, ...

SCIENCE + ART (Summer Art Camp)

June 15, 2020 - June 19, 2020

June 15-19, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This week campers will use all the aspects of science to inspire and create works of art. Participants will explore chemistry, biology, botany, meteorology, and more as they learn how these processes influence and inspire visual art. Summer Art Camp is a unique ...

DRAWING (Teen Summer Art Institute)

June 15, 2020 - June 19, 2020

June 15-19 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Students will be introduced to various drawing materials, including pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, and digital applications. They will learn to use each of these materials in both traditional and unconventional, cutting-edge ways. In this immersive camp, teens will spend full weeks honing ...

Old Masters Painting

June 01, 2020 - June 24, 2020

How did they do that? If you find yourself in wonder of the skill and technique of traditional masterful painters in art history, this is the class for you! During this four-week course, instructor Greg Howser will help you bring traditional ...

TECHNOLOGY + ART (Summer Art Camp)

June 22, 2020 - June 26, 2020

June 22-26, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Technology is an important part of almost everything that we do and there is no exception for art. This week campers will learn how to make art inspired by the technical world around them as well as using technology to create tech-savvy works ...

PAINTING (Teen Summer Art Institute)

June 22, 2020 - June 26, 2020

June 22-26 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This week, students will use a variety of materials-- from familiar acrylics and watercolors to newer digital tools-- and techniques to learn and enhance the practice of painting. In this immersive camp, teens will spend full weeks honing their craft in one major ...

July

ENGINEERING + ART (Summer Art Camp)

July 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020

July 13-17 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. We often forget to notice the art that is all around us. From architecture to landscaping, art works hand in hand with engineering to design our world. This week campers will be designing and creating mechanical objects and works of art that highlight ...

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