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

April 2021

FREE Virtual Lecture: Animating the Inanimate

April 18, 2021 - April 18, 2021

Animating the Inanimate Date & Time: Sun 4/18 from 4:00-5:00 pm Cost: Free (register to claim your seat) Location: Zoom Meeting ID: 891 5343 1928 Passcode:

Assemblage

April 21, 2021 - April 28, 2021

Assemblage Date & Time: Weds 4/21, 4/28 from 6-8pm (Please register 1 week prior) Cost: $75 non-member, $65 member Location: Art Lab, Mixed Media Studio (upper level) Supplies: Some ...

Relief Prints

April 08, 2021 - April 29, 2021

Relief Prints  Date & Time: Class is broken up into 4 sessions. Thursday 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm (Please register 1 week prior to beginning of class 4/8) Cost: One time fee for all 4 sessions $95 non-member, $85 member (optional $50 carving tool fee) ...

Illustrator: Patterns & More!

April 26, 2021 - April 29, 2021

Illustrator: Patterns & More! We will be introducing Illustrator, and then focusing on using it to create patterns- Topics covered will be Getting Used to the Workspace, Shapes, Patterns, Image Trace, the Pen Tool, and Colors. When: April 26, 27, 28 and 29 from 2pm - 4pm Where: Art ...

Teen Lab – Spring 2021

April 01, 2021 - April 30, 2021

NOTE: When purchasing/registering for class, adjust "Quantity" to reflect the number of Teen Lab classes you wish to register for. Once in checkout, please include the name of the classes you are registering for in the "ADDITIONAL INFORMATION" section. Please call 276-628-5005 ext. 112 with any questions/...

Free Friday! Digital Painting

April 30, 2021 - April 30, 2021

Digital Painting Date & Time: Fri, 4/30 from 6pm - 8pm (Please register 1 week prior) Cost: Free Location: Art Lab, Digital Lab (upper level) Supplies: Provided Dip your toe into the pool of digital art! In this free workshop from our Last Friday free studio series, learn the basics ...

May 2021

Exploring Color

May 20, 2021 - May 20, 2021

Exploring Color Date & Time: Thursday's, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24  from 6pm - 8pm (Please register 1 week prior) Cost: $240 non-member, $215 member Location: Art Lab (multiple studios used) Supplies: The ...

Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

May 03, 2021 - May 23, 2021

Date & Time: 5/3 - 5/23, Mon/Wed/Fri, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Last day to register 4/30 Cost: $500 non-members, $450 members PROGRAM KICK-OFF SPECIAL (CALL to register by 4/19): 15% OFF Location: Art Lab - ...

Monotype Printmaking

May 03, 2021 - May 24, 2021

Monotype Printmaking Date & Time: Mon 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24  from 5:30pm-7:30pm (Please register 1 week prior) Cost: $125 non-member, $112 member Location: Art Lab, Print Shop (lower level, Russell Rd) Supplies:

Sparking Creativity

May 03, 2021 - May 24, 2021

Sparking Creativity Cost: $45 non-member, $40 member Date & Time: Mon 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24  from 9:30-10:30am (Please register 1 week prior) Location: Zoom Supplies: N/A ...

Flat Art Illustration From Your Photo

May 24, 2021 - May 24, 2021

Flat Art Illustration from your photo Date & Time: Thurs. 5/24 from 6pm - 9pm (Please register 1 week prior) Cost: $45 non-members, $40 members Location: Art Lab, Digital Lab (upper level) Supplies:

Wet & Dry Media Portraits

May 12, 2021 - May 26, 2021

Wet & Dry Media Portraits Date & Time: Wed 5/12, 5/19, 5/26  from 6pm - 8pm (Please register 1 week prior) Cost: $95 non-member, $85 member Location: Art Lab, Painting & Drawing Studio (upper level) ...

Intro to Premiere Pro

May 26, 2021 - May 26, 2021

Premiere Pro Intro Date & Time: Thurs. 5/26 from 6pm - 9pm (Please register 1 week prior) Cost: $45 non-members, $40 members Location: Art Lab, Digital Lab (upper level) Supplies:

Image Transfer

May 25, 2021 - May 27, 2021

Image Transfer Date & Time: Tues. 5/25 from 5:30-8:30pm & Thurs. 5/27 from 5:30-8:30pm (Please register 1 week prior) Cost: $75 non-members, $70 members Location: Art Lab, Digital Lab (upper level) Supplies:

Free Friday: Continuous Line Jumbo Portraits

May 28, 2021 - May 28, 2021

Continuous Line Jumbo Portraits Date & Time: Friday, 5/28 from 6pm - 8pm  Cost: Free (register to claim your seat!) Location: Art Lab, Mixed Media and Drawing Studios (upper level) Supplies:

June 2021

Adobe Premiere Pro Bootcamp

June 07, 2021 - June 25, 2021

Date & Time: 6/7 - 6/25, Mon/Wed/Fri, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Last day to register June 4 Cost: $500 non-members, $450 members PROGRAM KICK-OFF SPECIAL (CALL to register by 4/19): 15% OFF Location: Art Lab ...

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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