Right now at the Kirk Newman Art School

Children's Art Camps

  • Ages 4-5: half-day camps run the week of July 20 and August 3, 9 am - 4 pm.
  • Grades 1-5: half- and full-day camps run the weeks of July 6, 13, 20, 27, and August 3.

    Camps for teens and preteens:

  • Multi Media Art Camp (ages 11-16) runs the weeks of July 13 and August 3, 9 am - 4 pm.
  • Filmmaking Camp (ages 12-17) runs the week of July 27, from 10 - 2:30 pm.
  • Register online or call (269) 349-7775.

    Register for fall classes beginning July 27 (members) and August 3 (non-members).
    Course descriptions will be available in the online version of the KIA quarterly
    Sightlines magazine, available on our homepage Monday, July 20.

    About the Kirk Newman Art School

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    We are a community-based, non-degree art school offering:

    • 300+ classes for over 3,000 students each year.
    • Classes for ages 4 years through adults.
    • 12 week fall and winter terms with weekly classes.
    • Shorter courses in specialized subjects each term.
    • 6 week spring term and 8 week summer term.
    • Children's and Teen's spring and summer Art Camps.
    • Scholarships for adults, teens, and children.

    Learn about Kirk Newman and the history of the Art School

    Classes are offered in photography, digital media, design, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, painting and drawing, printmaking, fiber, glass fusing, art appreciation, foreign languages and children's art.

    School Facilities surpass most college and university art departments.

    • Ceramics: Electric, gas, salt, and raku kilns plus two off-site, wood burning, anagama kilns
    • Sculpture: Clay, metal welding, wood and bronze casting foundry
    • Jewelry: Fabrication equipment, vacuum and centrifugal casting, sand blaster, rolling mills and kilns
    • Printmaking: Intaglio, photo etching, woodblock, lithography and serigraphy
    • Fibers: 20 floor looms, spinning wheels, equipment for felting and dyeing
    • Photography: 12 enlargers, chemistry and systems for alternative processes
    • Computer lab: 20+ state-of-the art Macintosh computers, Epson image and film scanners and archival printers
    • Glass fusing: facilities for kiln-formed and kiln-fused glass


    View our faculty list with links to instructor websites.
    Artwork by several faculty members is now for sale in the Gallery Shop.

    Certificate Program

    Find information about the certificate program for adults and teens

    Team Building

    Learn about our team building workshops for business groups

    Suggestions for a course of study

    If you have any questions about which classes are appropriate for your level or which classes to take next, email the Registration Office or call (269) 349-7775, ext. 3101, for guidance.


    Park free in our Lovell Street and South Street lots. On-street metered parking is free after 5 pm and on weekends.


    Small and large lockers are available for rental through the Registration Office.

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