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 Lori Rouse Mann at lrouse@wkmuseum.org.

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 for examining the rich diversity of our world through the lenses of art, craft, and technology.

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DIGITAL LAB

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 asalyer@wkmuseum.org or call (276) 628-5005 x123 for more details

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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

June 2021

Portrait Retouching Techniques

June 22, 2021 - June 22, 2021

Class: Portrait Retouching Techniques Date & Time: Tues. 6/22 from 6-8pm (Please register 1 week prior) Cost: $40 non-members, $35 members

Intro to Photoshop

June 29, 2021 - June 29, 2021

Class: Intro to Photoshop Date & Time: Tues. 6/29 from 1-4 pm (Please register 1 week prior) Cost: $40 member, $45 non-member Location: William ...

Flat Art Illustration from your photo

June 30, 2021 - June 30, 2021

Class: Flat Art Illustration from your photo Date & Time: Wednesday, 6/30 from 1pm - 4pm (Please register 1 week prior) ...

July 2021

Old Photo Retouching

July 01, 2021 - July 01, 2021

Class: Old Photo Retouching Date & Time: Thursday 7/1 from 1pm - 4pm (Please register 1 week prior) Cost: $45 non-members, $40 members

Adobe Illustrator: Patterns and More!

July 06, 2021 - July 08, 2021

Class: Adobe Illustrator: Patterns and More! Date & Time: Tue, Wed, Thurs 7/6, 7/7, 7/8 from 1pm - 4pm (Please register 1 week prior) Cost: $100 non-members, $90 ...

Collagraph Printmaking

July 06, 2021 - July 08, 2021

Class: Collagraph printmaking Date & Time: Tues, Wed, Thurs 7/6, 7/7, & 7/8 from 5:30pm-7:30pm Cost: $85 for non-members, $75 for members. Location: Art Lab, Print Shop (lower level, Russell Rd ...

FREE Lecture: Powerful Portraits (II)

July 10, 2021 - July 10, 2021

Lecture: Powerful Portraits (II) Date & Time: Sat 7/10 from 4:00-5:00 pm  Cost: FREE (register to claim your seat)

FREE Event: LUNCH & LEARN – Just Kenna Portrait Photography

July 14, 2021 - July 14, 2021

Just Kenna Portrait Photography When: 7/14 from 12 - 1pm  Location: William King Museum of Art’s Art Lab

Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp

July 13, 2021 - July 29, 2021

Class: Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp Date & Time: 7/13/ - 7/29, Tue/Wed/Thur, 2-5 pm Cost: $375 non-members, $330 members

Miniature Accordion Books

July 31, 2021 - July 31, 2021

Class: Miniature Accordion Books Date & Time: Sat, 7/31 from 10am-1pm Cost: $60 non-members, $50 members Location: Art Lab, Mixed Media and Drawing Studios (upper level) Supplies:

August 2021

FREE EVENT – Lunch & Learn: Looking at Betye Saar

August 11, 2021 - August 11, 2021

Looking at Betye Saar When: August 11, 12pm - 1pm Location: William King Museum of Art’s Art Lab Cost: FREE Join ...

FREE Lecture: Powerful Portraits (III)

August 14, 2021 - August 14, 2021

Lecture: Powerful Portraits (III) Date & Time: Sat 8/14 from 4:00-5:00 pm Cost: FREE (register to claim your seat)

Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp

August 03, 2021 - August 19, 2021

Class: Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp Date & Time: 8/3-8/19, Tue/Wed/Thur, 2-5 pm Cost: $375 non-members, $330 members

Brand Your Small Business

August 03, 2021 - August 19, 2021

Class: Brand Your Small Business Date & Time: 8/3-8/19, Tue/Wed/Thur, 6:00pm - 8:30pm Cost: $375 non-members, $330 members

Pinhole Camera Photo

August 21, 2021 - August 21, 2021

Class: Pinhole Camera Photo Date & Time: Saturday 8/21 from 10am-5pm (Please register 1 week prior) Cost: $125 non-members, $110 members Location: Art Lab, Darkroom (upper level) Supplies:

Intro to Premiere Pro

August 24, 2021 - August 24, 2021

Class: Premiere Pro Intro Date & Time:Tuesday, 8/24 from 6pm - 9pm (Please register 1 week prior) Cost: $45 non-members, $40 members

Coloring Pages with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

August 24, 2021 - August 26, 2021

Class: Coloring Pages with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Date & Time: Tues. 8/24 2-4 pm, Wed. 8/25 from 2-4 pm Thurs 8/26 from 2-4 pm Location:

Intro to InDesign

August 26, 2021 - August 26, 2021

Class: InDesign Intro Date & Time: Thurs. 8/26 from 6pm - 8:30 pm (Please register 1 week prior) Cost: $45 non-members, $40 members

Cyanotypes

August 28, 2021 - August 28, 2021

Class: Cyanotypes Date & Time: Sat 8/28 from 10am-5pm (Please register 1 week prior) Cost: $100 non-members, $90 member  Location: Art Lab, Darkroom (upper level) Supplies:

September 2021

Intro to Adobe Illustrator

September 01, 2021 - September 01, 2021

Class: Adobe Illustrator Intro Date & Time: Wednesday, 9/1 from 6pm - 9pm (Please register 1 week prior) Cost: $45 non-members, $40 members

Intro to Photoshop

September 01, 2021 - September 01, 2021

Class: Intro to Photoshop Date & Time: Wednesday, 9/1 from 1pm - 4 pm (Please register 1 week prior) Cost: $45 non-members, $40 members

Laser Cut Pendants 

August 31, 2021 - September 02, 2021

Class: Laser Cut Pendants  Date & Time: Tues. 8/31 and Thurs 9/2 from 6-8p.m. (Please register 1 week prior) Cost: $95 non-members, $90 Members

FREE EVENT – Lunch & Learn: Introduction to Art by Lesley Dill

September 08, 2021 - September 08, 2021

Introduction to Art by Lesley Dill When: September 8, 12pm - 1pm Location: William King Museum of Art’s Art Lab Cost: FREE

FREE Lecture! Art as Lifestyle – Introduction to Andrea Zittel

September 09, 2021 - September 09, 2021

Lecture: Art as Lifestyle - Introduction to Andrea Zittel Date & Time:  9/9  from 7:00-8:00 pm Cost: FREE (register to claim your seat)

Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

September 07, 2021 - September 23, 2021

Adobe InDesign Bootcamp Date & Time: 9/7-9/23, Tue/Wed/Thur, 1pm - 4pm Cost: $375 non-members, $330 members

Adobe Premiere Pro Bootcamp

September 07, 2021 - September 23, 2021

Class: Adobe Premiere Pro Bootcamp Date & Time: 9/7 - 9/23, Tue/Wed/Thur, 5:30pm - 8:30pm Cost: $375 non-members, $330 members

February 2022

Learning Families Private Classes

February 17, 2021 - February 01, 2022

Learning Families Private Classes are available for booking any time on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10:00-4:00.  Each class is 1.5 hours. Classes are arranged by grade level and subject, but are available to everyone. Cost: $45 non-member, $35 members. ...

April 2022

Learning Families FREE Activity: Climbing Robots

April 10, 2021 - April 10, 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-UqLMTcWxg&t=3s Learning Families: Climbing Robots In honor of Jordan Fowler's exhibit Tangible: Where Art and Technology Converge, this month's Learning Families will have Youth Education showing you how to make Climbing Robots! Drop in on Saturday, April 10...

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