Calling All Future Picassos - Create Your Own Masterpiece!

Kirk Newman Art School Hands-On Open House Event, March 26, 6-9 p.m.

Posted: March 5, 2010
Source: Farrell Howe
Job Title: Marketing Coordinator
Department: Development
Phone: (269) 349-7775

March 5, 2010

Farrell Howe
(269) 349-7775 ext. 3112

Calling All Future Picassos -
Create Your Own Masterpiece!

Kirk Newman Art School
Hands-On Open House Event
March 26, 6-9 p.m., FREE Admission!

Kalamazoo, MI - Friday, March 5, 2010. Are you curious to know if you have undiscovered artistic talent? Wouldn't it be great if you could try a variety of different art forms at once to find out? Good news! You can do just that at the Kirk Newman Art School Hands-On Open House on Friday, March 26, 6-9 p.m.

If you have never been to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, you may not be aware that it's far more than an art museum but also the Midwest's premier art school known as the Kirk Newman Art School. More than 300 classes are taught there annually, led by a faculty of professional, practicing artists. The Kirk Newman Art School offers the perfect mix of hard-to-find, traditional media like loom weaving and bronze casting and 21st century visual arts media like our state-of-the-art computer lab for graphic design and digital filmmaking.

The Hands-On Open House Event was created to offer everyone (children, teens and adults) the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of art mediums, learning techniques first hand by the talented faculty who practice these art forms. This event is perfect for anyone who has ever desired to take an art class at the Kirk Newman Art School but was unsure what art form they might be interested in.

This event is not your typical arts & crafts project. Participants will have the chance to use real art studio equipment and tools, and try their hand at the following projects: throw a pot on the potter's wheel, Raku a pot, watercolor a note card, fabricate a pendant, create a glass ornament or suncatcher, develop a photo in the photography lab, create a digital caricature on the computer, silkscreen a scarf, create a wire sculpture or just watch and learn!


The Hands-On event has something for everyone. Whether your interest is sculpting, painting, glass, photography, jewelry, fiber or graphic design, the Kirk Newman Art School is offering you the chance to try it all!

Best part? Admission to the Hands-On Open House Event is FREE. Some of the activities are ticketed. Ticket fees cover the cost of materials provided. Also, your creations are yours to keep!

Bring your friends, colleagues, a date, your kids, your creative neighbor...just don't miss this RARE opportunity to find out if you just might be the next Picasso, Chihuly or Kirk Newman!

The Kirk Newman Art School is a community-based, non-degree art school offering classes in photography, computer graphics, design, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, papermaking, painting and drawing, printmaking, fiber, glass fusing, art appreciation and children's art. Our facilities surpass most college and university art departments. For more information about our facilities or faculty of practicing artists, please visit our website.

Registration for Spring and Summer Art Classes and Camps opens on Monday, March 15th! Click here to view the class schedule.