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 for adult education at lbridges@wkmuseum.org or Charlotte Torrence for youth education at ctorrence@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 2022

Intro to Adobe Workshops – 2022

November 22, 2021 - June 02, 2022

Intro to Adobe Workshops - 2022 Cost: $35 non-members, $30 members Location: Art Lab – Digital Lab Supplies are provided. New to digital art & design? Get a taste of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign ...

Little Lambs Fiber Arts: Spring 2022

April 04, 2022 - June 03, 2022

Spring 2022 Little Lambs Fiber Arts Little Lambs Fiber Arts is a new sheep-to-shawl youth fiber arts program generously funded by the Frances R. Dewing Foundation. Little Lambs provides free classes to children from 6 months to 14 years of age exploring fiber art methods as ...

Printmaking Classes – 2022

January 01, 2022 - June 08, 2022

PRINTMAKING CLASSES Mon / Wed 5:30pm-7:30pm • $45/week for non-members • $40 /week for members • $10/week studio use

Clay / Sculpture Classes – 2022

January 01, 2022 - June 09, 2022

Clay / Sculpture Classes - 2022 Tues / Thurs 5pm-7pm in Clay Studio (Art Lab lower level)   • $30/week (with instruction - supplies separate) for non-members** • $25/week (with instruction - supplies separate) for members**

Digital Special Topics – 2022

November 22, 2021 - June 16, 2022

Digital Special Topics - 2022 Most supplies are included unless otherwise specified.   • Laser Cut Christmas to Valentine’s Cost: $30 non-members, $25 members Friday, February 4 1PM-3PM

Adobe Bootcamps – Spring 2022

November 23, 2021 - June 17, 2022

Adobe Bootcamps - Spring 2022 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 or Premiere Pro, following ...

Drawing Classes – 2022

January 01, 2022 - June 21, 2022

Drawing Classes 2022 Needs-based scholarships may be available. Call (276) 628-5005 ext.109 or email lbridges@wkmuseum.org ...

September 2022

Art Explorers

April 22, 2022 - September 24, 2022

Art Explorers April 22 - September 24 William King Museum of Art & Blue Ridge Discovery Center   John James Audubon, Mark Catesby, Ansel Adams, Robert Batemen… and YOU! 

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