Right now at the Kirk Newman Art School
Registration is open for more than 80 camps and classes for kids through adults this summer. Beginners welcome in all mediums, with lots of workshops, one- and two-day classes.
Summer Art School Dates
- Classes for adults begin June 8. Opportunities for adults include all the art school favorites, plus single-day sessions and workshops in jewelry, photography, drawing, and printmaking.
- Children's classes for grades 1-5 run June 13 - August 8 (no class July 4) in drawing, ceramics, painting, photography, even creative writing and tattoo design.
- Five-day camps for pre-K through grade 5, including half-day options, begin June 15, and continue through August 7.
Camps for teens and preteens include:
- Two sessions of Filmmaking Camp (ages 12-17) run the week of June 22, and July 27, from 10 - 2:30 pm.
- Toy and Model Design Camp (ages 9-12), where students will learn 3-D printing, runs July 6-10, 3-5:30.
- Two sessions of Multi Media Art Camp (ages 11-16) run the week of July 13 and August 3, 9 am - 4 pm.
Register online or call (269) 349-7775.
Post-Baccalaureate Residencies for 2015-16
We are now accepting applications for six advanced students in our Post-Baccalaureate Residency Program, due June 1.
About the Kirk Newman Art School
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.
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
Find information about the certificate program for adults and teens
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.