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.

All Upcoming Classes & Programs


Abstract Shadow Boxes

August 27, 2020 - August 27, 2020

Participants will be taken on a short journey of the senses to inspire the creation of an abstract paper shadow box. Explore line, color, and shape with decorative and frosted papers to make a unique piece inspired by touch, sound, smell, and/or language. All supplies are included. Class size ...

Wreck Art

August 29, 2020 - August 30, 2020

This Wreck art class focuses on creation through destruction and alteration. Students will receive a finished artwork sourced from thrift stores, attics, waste bin, etc. Students will be guided through questions to consider about the artwork and how new life can be breathed into the piece. Then students will cut, ...


Realist Sculpture

September 01, 2020 - September 17, 2020

Join resident artist Lynn Price to learn how to work with clay to create realistic sculptures in clay. Price is a self-taught artist who has been a resident at William King Museum of 5 years. His specialty is figurative sculpture, portraiture, and animal realism. Supplies included. Realist Sculpture with Lynn ...

Intuitive Marks

September 04, 2020 - September 18, 2020

In this 3-evening class, students will learn about abstract and non-representational art through mixed media processes. Students will be guided through exercises in repetitive marks and  intuitive mark-making to create expressive experimental drawings. Don’t let abstract art intimidate you! No experience necessary. Supplies included. Intuitive Marks Fridays, ...

Folded Cutwork

September 19, 2020 - September 19, 2020

This class will teach the basics of needle turn applique. As the name implies. The needle turn method involves using the shaft and the point of the needle to turn under the raw edges of fabric as it is stitched down onto a background. We will be using a technique ...

Installation Art & Creative Play

September 24, 2020 - September 26, 2020

In this experimental and collaborative workshop, participants will learn about installation art and collaborate to create a unique art installation in the Art Lab. This creative process will be facilitated by resident artist Margaret Gregg.  Some supplies provided including ceiling hooks, fishing line, miscellaneous hardware, fabric and plastic and paper ...

Putting the Pieces Together

September 26, 2020 - September 26, 2020

Collage is a technique that involves combining disparate images and text to create a composition with new meaning. In this class, students will be guided through the collage process to create a work that celebrates or subverts existing systems and envisions their hopes or goals for the future.  In a ...

Make a Thing, Draw a Thing

September 14, 2020 - September 28, 2020

This class introduces students to basic terms and concepts in 2D and 3D art. It will introduce students to basic concepts in abstraction through the creation of forms using clay and drawing. Students will take inspiration from natural forms to create unique abstract forms in modelling clay. Then, students will ...

Teen Lab – Fall 2020

September 01, 2020 - September 30, 2020

This Teen Lab series will take participants through a variety of digitally-focused projects such as illustration, stop motion film, and zines to build technical skills and support the development of creative voice. Each week is independent of others (with the exception of stop motion film.) Students should bring a notebook ...

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