Are You an Artist? Find Out by Getting Hands-On!

Kirk Newman Art School Hands-On Event

Posted: March 6, 2012
Source: Farrell Howe
Phone: (269) 349-7775 ext. 3112


Have you admired the work of artists and thought, "I wish I could do that?" Have you been wanting to take an art class, but were afraid to make a financial investment as you weren't sure what media was the right fit for you? Now is your opportunity! Join us at the Hands-On Event at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts' Kirk Newman Art School, Friday, March 23: 6:30 - 9 pm.

At the Hands-On Event, guests are welcome to try ceramics, glass fusing, darkroom photography, watercolor painting, jewelry making, metal sculpture, indigo dyeing and digital graphics! Admission to this event is free. A nominal fee for some hands-on activities may apply. For a list of fees, please click here. Guests will create their masterpieces to take home and wow their friends and family!

This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Kirk Newman Art School, experience our professional studio space and learn from our practicing artists as they guide you to an art form that suits your creative needs. For more information, please call (269) 349-7775 ext. 3101.

Other News From the Kirk Newman Art School

2012 Spring/Summer Registration is Open!
For those interested in taking classes, there is still time to register for spring and summer classes! To view a list of class offerings, please click here to view the class schedule.

This month, the Kirk Newman Art School is offering several workshops. This is the perfect opportunity to work with a professional artist in an intimate setting. Here is a list of workshops for March:

*March 10-11, 9 am - 5 pm: Visiting Artist Workshop: Bede Clarke: Directions in Clay - Learn about altered pottery and drawing/painting on clay wall tiles with visiting artist Bede Clarke!

*March 18, 10 am - 4 pm: Jewelry Workshop: Basic Etching in Copper - Practice etching on metal. Transfer a design onto copper and create a relief using a chemical bath solution to dissolve unwanted metal areas.

*March 30 - April 1 (times vary): Rags: Beyond Plain Weave Workshop - Explore the basics of weaving with cloth strips, both for rugs and a lighter -weight version for table linens and totes.

Spring Art Camp & Children's Classes

Did you know that the Kirk Newman Art School has art classes for even the littlest Picassos? We offer childrens classes for ages K-17! We are also one of the few art facilities in the area that offers Art Camps year-round!

Learn more about our Children's Classes by clicking here.

Sign up for Spring Art Camp today by clicking here.

For more information about any of these exciting offerings from the Kirk Newman Art School, please visit, or call (269) 349-7775 ext. 3101.