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. 

Digital Art & Design Workshops

We are pleased to offer a variety of digital art and design workshops for all ages and experience levels. Our Digital Art & Design Workshops are one- and two-day workshops covering a variety of topics such as digital illustration, photography & retouching, incorporating digital tools with your traditional art practice and much more.

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Print Services

We are pleased to offer personal and fine art printing services to the public! More size options are coming soon. Please email Alice Salyer at asalyer@wkmuseum.org or call (276) 628-5005 x123 for more details.

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Open Lab

Already have experience and need computer availability to work on a project or self-guided learning? We offer Open Lab hours free for self-guided projects, by appointment. We have both Mac and PC workstations with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere Pro as well as an Epson scanner. Please email asalyer@wkmuseum.org or call 276.628.5005 xt 123 to schedule an appointment.

Adobe Creative Cloud Digital Communication Training

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere Pro are industry standard tools for creative professionals worldwide. Our Adobe training sessions provide a technical foundation for future graphics experts, art students, and professionals increasing their skill set. Whether you are a new learner, or experienced professional looking to expand your knowledge, our Adobe Bootcamps will prepare you for career growth! Our Adobe Bootcamps are offered quarterly, three evenings a week for three weeks. These instructor led courses follow official Adobe training guides to share the capabilities of these powerful tools with students. Students who complete the Adobe bootcamps will be well on their way to passing the Adobe certification exams if they choose to continue towards that goal. Students should be comfortable working in either a Mac or a PC environment and be experienced in using the mouse, opening, closing and moving files as well as other basic computer skills.

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All Upcoming Classes & Programs

March 2024

Adobe Bootcamps

December 14, 2023 - March 01, 2024

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 Book training materials. The goal is to develop a working knowledge of the programs, and their possibilities and capabilities, as ...

Art Sampler

January 18, 2024 - March 12, 2024

Art Sampler - in partnership with College for Older Adults   Mondays 2/5-3/11 from 10am-12pm $25  (per session) (receive a discount when you register through COA - see description) Minimum 3 students. ...

April 2024

Youth Art Classes

February 05, 2024 - April 12, 2024

Valentine’s Day Conversation Hearts  Students will sculpt their own large conversation hearts out of clay. They can design the text and then paint the hearts that they create.  February 8th 

Homeschool Art Classes

August 14, 2023 - April 24, 2024

This series of youth art classes is designed to provide homeschooling students with affordable, quality, and fun arts education. Classes will meet once a week on Wednesdays from September through April. All classes can be taken individually but, when taken consecutively, ...

May 2024

Printmaking & Book Arts

December 13, 2023 - May 01, 2024

OVERVIEW: 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 ...

Photography

December 13, 2023 - May 02, 2024

Black & White Film Photography (w/ Nina Rizzo) Thursdays 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 from 5:30pm-8:30pm $330 Interested in Black & White Film Photography?  Artist and educator Nina Rizzo will demonstrate how black and white photography can expand your creative horizons in ...

Painting, Drawing & 2D Mixed Media

December 13, 2023 - May 13, 2024

OVERVIEW: 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:

Sculpture and Ceramics

February 01, 2024 - May 14, 2024

Clay Classes   Garden Gnome Heads with Laken Thursday 4/11  from 4:30pm-6:30pm $65 Members please check your Email for Discount Code Minimum 3 students. Maximum 10 students. Learn the steps to build playful gnome, santa, or elf heads for indoor or outdoor decoration. This class ...

Digital Special Topics

December 14, 2023 - May 19, 2024

Procrastination Project Fridays February 2, March 1, April 5, May 3 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM Cost: $10 per session Location: Art Lab – Digital Lab Please register 48 hours in advance of the ...

Textiles

December 13, 2023 - May 28, 2024

Vintage Textiles & Botanical Block Printing Sunday, 3/24/2023 from 1:30PM-4:30PM $75  Minimum 5 students. Maximum 10 students Ages 16-adult In this class you will learn the steps to carving a beautiful botanical-inspired ...

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, ...

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