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 Kelsie Christian for youth education at khale@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

May 2024

Textiles

December 13, 2023 - May 28, 2024

Fundamentals of Needle Felting with Lindy Bruns Tuesday, 5/14/24 5:30pm-8:30pm $75  If you are interested in needle felting but don’t know where to start this is the class for you! In this class ...

Community Studio Access

December 13, 2023 - May 31, 2024

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 schedule a studio training and orientation session, ...

June 2024

Photoshop

April 11, 2024 - June 13, 2024

Beginning Photoshop June 3-6 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Cost: $165 Location: Art Lab – Digital Lab Minimum 5 people. Maximum 10 people. (Please register 1 week in advance of the class) Supplies: Adobe Photoshop Training Book – purchase here:

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