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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 for adult education at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelsie Christian for youth education at email@example.com
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 for examining the rich diversity of our world through the lenses of art, craft, and technology.Learn More >
Digital Lab, as part of William King’s Art Lab, is a center for anyone in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee to access, learn and use digital tools for art, design and life. We offer a variety of digital art and design workshops for all ages and experience levels, as well as open lab time for experienced individuals, print services, and workforce development bootcamps. Please email Alice Salyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (276) 628-5005 x123 for more detailsLearn More >
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!Learn More >
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All Upcoming Classes & Programs
September 01, 2023 - October 16, 2023
Mondays 9/11-10/16 from 10am-12pm $15 non-members, $10 members (per session) (receive a discount when you register through COA - see description) Minimum 3 students. Maximum 12 students. Art Lab lower level (Russell Road end)
Painting & Drawing
August 03, 2023 - October 17, 2023
Painting & Drawing Physical demands: Ability to work at length with pencils, paint brushes, x-acto knives, rulers, etc. Classes may involve sitting or standing for long periods and wrist and shoulder mobility. Please contact us to discuss adjustments and modifications ...
September 01, 2023 - November 02, 2023
Black & White Film Photography (w/ Nina Rizzo) 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, skip a week, 10/21, 10/26, 11/2 from 5:30pm-8:30pm $330 non-members, $315 members Interested in Black & White Film Photography? Artist and educator Nina Rizzo will demonstrate how black and white photography can expand ...
August 08, 2023 - November 14, 2023
TEEN LAB Tuesdays 5:30pm-7:30pm $10-$20 suggested donation (No teen will be turned away due to lack of funds) Minimum 3 teens ...
August 08, 2023 - November 18, 2023
What is printmaking? Printmaking is a fine art reproductive process with many variations that use aspects of drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and even photography. It involves creating a unique image on a repeatable surface (matrix), then obtaining multiple identical impressions from that surface. All levels ...
August 31, 2023 - November 19, 2023
Textiles Fundamentals of Needle Felting Thursday, 10/19/2023 4:30pm-6:30pm $45 Non-Members $40 Members Learn all about the basics of needle felting!
August 11, 2023 - December 12, 2023
Holiday Classes Scary Stickers Friday, October 20 5:00-7:00 PM Non-Members $30 Members $25 Minimum 2 people. Maximum 6 people. (Please register 1 week prior) Use our collection of stock Halloween illustrations and your imagination to design Scary Stickers. Participants will learn Photoshop basics to create their designs and can print up ...
May 15, 2023 - December 13, 2023
ADOBE BOOTCAMPS Cost: $200 non-members, $185 members Location: Art Lab – Digital Lab Art Lab’s Adobe Bootcamp training sessions are intensive introductions to Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects or Premiere Pro, following the official Adobe Classroom in a Book training materials. The ...
Sculpture and Ceramics
September 01, 2023 - December 18, 2023
Sculpture and Ceramics Clay Elf, Gnome, & Santa Heads Saturday, 11/18 from 10am-1pm $45 for Non-Members, $40 for Members Minimum 3 students. Maximum 10 students. Ages16-adult. Learn ...
August 03, 2023 - January 01, 2024
Open Studios Studio session times include setup and cleanup, so users must plan accordingly. All participants must be trained on any equipment used and are responsible for their own expendable art supplies (clay available for purchase). To reserve a day slot, to ...
Youth Art Classes
August 15, 2023 - April 18, 2024
Youth Art Classes Tagline/purpose: Youth Art Classes provide fun one-off art experiences designed to teach children artistic skills and techniques Spooky Tree Branch Paintings Students will follow along with the instructor on how to create a ...
Homeschool Art Classes
August 14, 2023 - April 24, 2024
This series of youth art classes is designed to provide homeschooling students with affordable, quality, and fun arts education. Classes will meet once a week on Wednesdays from September through April. All classes can be taken individually but, when taken consecutively, ...
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