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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 email@example.com or Charlotte Torrence for youth education at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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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Ceramics & Sculpture
December 05, 2022 - April 02, 2023
Ceramics & Sculpture Physical demands: Ceramics and many approaches in sculpture are labor-centered and require the ability to bend, stand, or sit for long periods. Wheel throwing requires significant hand and arm strength to center and manipulate clay. These courses ...
Homeschool Art Classes
December 19, 2022 - April 26, 2023
Homeschool Art This new series of youth art classes is designed to provide homeschooling students with an affordable, quality, and fun arts education. Classes will meet once a week on Wednesdays from February through April. All classes ...
Cleanse, Heal, Defend (with Phil Ernst)
January 18, 2023 - May 02, 2023
Cleanse, Heal, Defend (with Phil Ernst) Mondays 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1 from 6pm-7:30pm Art Lab upper level $25 per class or $150 for the whole course 4 students minimum/12 students maximum Sometimes we ...
Painting & Drawing
November 29, 2022 - May 10, 2023
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 if needed. Supplies:
December 06, 2022 - May 10, 2023
TEEN LAB - SPRING 2023 Teen Lab takes participants through a variety of studio art and/or digital processes, art lectures, and art films to challenge thinking, build technical skills and support the development of creative voice. Note that clay projects will need to be ...
November 28, 2022 - May 15, 2023
Special Topics Guest Instructors: Patrick Savage is a freelance, professional photographer and digital creative advocate with over a decade-and-a-half of professional experience. As a Mass Communications graduate of East Tennessee State University, most of his ...
Contemplating Character: Youth Watercolor Portrait Classes
March 23, 2023 - May 26, 2023
Youth Art Classes provide fun one-off art experiences designed to teach children artistic skills and techniques Join local artist Richard Graves to learn about making a self portrait in watercolor inspired by our featured spring exhibition Contemplating ...
January 01, 2023 - May 31, 2023
Open Studios We offer open studio All open studio sessions must be reserved 48 hours in advance to ensure staff are available to to monitor the facilities and equipment. Timed studio sessions include setup and cleanup, so users must plan accordingly. All participants must ...
Little Lambs Fiber Arts
January 05, 2023 - May 31, 2023
Little Lambs Fiber Arts Little Lambs Fiber Arts is a sheep-to-shawl youth fiber arts program generously funded by the Francis R. Dewing Foundation. Little Lambs provides affordable classes to children from 6 months to 12 years of age exploring fiber art methods as sensory, therapeutic, ...
November 14, 2022 - June 01, 2023
ADOBE BOOTCAMPS Cost: $175 non-members, $160 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 ...
November 28, 2022 - June 02, 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 ...
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