ONLINE CLASSES

Experience the unique opportunity of online classes with professional artists from the Kirk Newman Art School faculty with the Zoom Pro Meeting App.

CREATIVE WRITING

Writing Your Memoir (611)

Joseph Gross, Online through Zoom Pro
Wednesdays, May 13- June 17
6:30 - 9 pm/6 weeks
$150/Members: $130

Explore the process of creating literary memoir from real memories and experiences with this online class using Zoom Pro. Through the examination of work by great contemporary artists and direct feedback from fellow writers, we will consider form, tone, strategies, and other tools to enrich our attempts at personal writing. Participants should be ready to share their work with others and respond in kind with thoughtful preparation. The instructor will email reading materials.

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Writing Poetry (613)

Scott Bade, Online with Webex
Tuesdays, June 9 - July 14
6:30 - 9 pm/6 weeks
$150/Members: $130

Explore how language and imagination come together to make the literary arts we are passionate about. Read, write, and discuss contemporary poetry and probably a little prose, too, in a range of styles. Classes will be conducted in a workshop fashion. The primary focus will be the discussion of one another's writing. Webex is a download that will be free to all students. You will receive instructions from Scott before the first class. If you have questions about the class you can email Scott at smbade@yahoo.com

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Writing Memoir (615)

Joseph Gross, Online through Zoom Pro
Wednesdays, June 24 - August 12
6:30 - 9 pm/8 weeks
$170/Members: $150

Explore the process of creating literary memoir from real memories and experiences with this online class using Zoom Pro. Through the examination of work by great contemporary artists and direct feedback from fellow writers, we will consider form, tone, strategies, and other tools to enrich our attempts at personal writing. Participants should be ready to share their work with others and respond in kind with thoughtful preparation. The instructor will email reading materials.

DRAWING

Basic Drawing (949)

Deborah Mattson, Online with Zoom Pro
Wednesdays, May 13 - June 17
2:45 - 4:15 pm/ 6 weeks
$90/Members: $70

This online, interactive class will be conducted over Zoom Pro. You will learn basic drawing techniques, including observational line drawing, perspective, and rendering light and texture. You will have feedback on your work, including at-home assignments, and discussions on draughtsmanship, style, and visual literacy. Have ready newsprint or drawing paper pad and a selection of drawing pencils and black markers.

Basic Drawing (951)

Deborah Mattson, Online with Zoom Pro
Wednesdays, June 24 - July 29
6:30-8 pm/ 6 weeks
$90/Members: $70

This online, interactive class will be conducted over Zoom Pro. You will learn basic drawing techniques, including observational line drawing, perspective, and rendering light and texture. We will have feedback on our work, including at-home assignments, and discussions on draughtsmanship, style, and visual literacy. Have ready newsprint or drawing paper pad and a selection of drawing pencils and black markers.

Children's Book Illustration (970)

Hannah Mabie, Online with Zoom Pro
Thursdays June 11- July 2
12-2 pm/4 weeks
$140/Members: $120

Do you have a great idea for a children's picture book, but you're not sure how to get started? In this class you will learn how to create whimsical children's book illustrations that help tell your story and push the narrative to the next level. Some drawing/sketching experience is helpful, but not required! The instructor will email you with a supply list. Hannah's website; www.mabieart.com/

PAINTING

Paint Parties (972)

Hannah Mabie, Online with Zoom Pro
Max 8 people

For birthdays, special events, or just for fun!
You can work with an artist for step-by-step instruction over Zoom Pro to create a masterpiece of your groups choosing. Pick up painting kits from the KIA and set up your painting studio in your own home. Connect with friends while still staying safe and create a beautiful piece of art.
Hannah's website; www.mabieart.com/
If you would like to schedule a private Zoom Pro Paint and Pour with your friends email:Barbs@kiarts.org.

Watercolor (946)

Susan Badger, Online with Zoom Pro
Tuesdays May 12 - June 16
6:30 -9 pm/6 weeks
$135/Members: $115

Prerequisite: Previous watercolor experience
In this online class, students will be able to continue to learn and practice their watercolor skills, while interacting with the instructor and fellow students. In a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, students will be able to observe demonstrations, receive lessons, execute projects and participate in discussions. The class will be held via Zoom Pro. Students enrolled in the class will be emailed the Zoom link, just click the link provided to access the online class. No App or program is necessary, only access to a device with an internet connection. E-mail questions and request materials list to Susan at Badgerburrow@aol.com.

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Watercolor (946b)

Susan Badger, Online with Zoom Pro
Wednesday, May 13 - June 17
1- 3:30 pm/ 6 weeks
$135/Members: $115

Prerequisite: Previous watercolor experience
In this online class, students will be able to continue to learn and practice their watercolor skills, while interacting with the instructor and fellow students. In a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, students will be able to observe demonstrations, receive lessons, execute projects and participate in discussions. The class will be held via Zoom Pro. Students enrolled in the class will be emailed the Zoom link, just click the link provided to access the online class. No App or program is necessary, only access to a device with an internet connection. E-mail questions and request materials list to Susan at Badgerburrow@aol.com.

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Soft Pastels/Oil Pastel (955)

Mary Kenney, Online with Zoom Pro
Tuesdays, June 9 - July 28
6:30 - 9 pm/8 weeks
$170/Members: $150

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing/equivalent
Experience the versatile and vibrant medium of soft pastels. Or explore oil pastels, a different medium that is not quite soft pastel, not quite oil paint, and not quite crayon. Experiment with both: your choice. Suitable for both beginners and advanced students, this course will cover technique, color, value, composition and more. Supply lists are on instructor's website: marykenney.com

Watercolor Postcards (968)

Hannah Mabie, Online with Zoom Pro
Thursdays, June 11-July 2
3-5pm /4 weeks
$140/Members: $120

Create your own hand-painted postcards to send to loved ones. While we can't be there for each other in person, we can still show we care. Class will meet over a video chat room called Zoom Pro weekly to learn watercolor fundamentals and go over some creative and fun card ideas. The instructor will email you with a supply list. Hannah's website; www.mabieart.com/

Paint and Pour 21+ (969)

Hannah Mabie, Online with Zoom Pro
Thursdays, June 11-July 2
6-8 pm/4 weeks
$140/Members: $120

Have a night out while staying in. Pick up a new skill and learn how to make beautiful acrylic paintings from the comfort of your own home. Each week we will create a new painting and un-wine with step-by-step instruction and a "quarantini" of your choosing. No painting experience necessary! The instructor will email you with a supply list. Hannah's website; www.mabieart.com/
If you would like to schedule a private Zoom Pro Paint and Pour with your friends email:Barbs@kiarts.org.

Poured Painting (971)

Hannah Mabie, Online with Zoom Pro
Saturday, June 20
12-3pm/ One-day
$45/Members: $25

Ready to get messy? In this workshop we will be creating beautiful abstract paintings using fun poured paint techniques. Learn how to create these paintings from the comfort of your own home! The instructor will email you with a supply list. Hannah's website; www.mabieart.com/

Beginning Watercolor w/ZOOM (961)

Susan Badger, Online with Zoom Pro
Thursdays, June 11 - July 30
6:30 - 9 pm/8 weeks
$170/Members: $150

In this unique online class, students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of painting watercolor while interacting in real time with the instructor and fellow students! In a supportive & encouraging atmosphere, students will receive lessons and projects, participate in discussions, watch instructor demonstrations, and be guided through practicing their new skills in watercolor!
The class will be held via Zoom Pro. Students enrolled in the class will be emailed the Zoom link, just click the link provided to access the online class. No App or program is necessary, only access to a device with an internet connection. E-mail questions and request materials list to Susan at Badgerburrow@aol.com.

The Creative Language of Watercolor (963)

Susan Badger, Online with Zoom Pro
Tuesdays, June 23 - July 28 (Two classes will be schedule for an alternative time)
6:30 - 9 pm/8 sessions
$170/Members: $150

Learn to develop and express your creativity with watercolor techniques, including wet into wet, color mingling, and layered transparent washes. Composition, simplification of shape, color and value will also be explored. The class will be held via Zoom Pro. Students enrolled in the class will be emailed the Zoom link, just click the link provided to access the online class. No App or program is necessary, only access to a device with an Internet connection. E-mail questions and request materials list to Susan at Badgerburrow@aol.com.

The Creative Language of Watercolor (963b)

Susan Badger, Online with Zoom Pro
Wednesdays, June 24 - July 29 (Two classes will be schedule for an alternative time)
1 - 3:30 pm/8 sessions
$170/Members: $150

Learn to develop and express your creativity with watercolor techniques, including wet into wet, color mingling, and layered transparent washes. Composition, simplification of shape, color and value will also be explored. The class will be held via Zoom Pro. Students enrolled in the class will be emailed the Zoom link, just click the link provided to access the online class. No App or program is necessary, only access to a device with an Internet connection. E-mail questions and request materials list to Susan at Badgerburrow@aol.com

FIBER

Wheel Navigation (585)

Emily Wohlscheid, Online with Zoom Pro
Wednesdays, May 20 - June 10
10am - 12pm/4 weeks
$85/Members: $65

Prerequisite: Beginning Spinning or Equivalent
It can take years to fully understand how all of the parts of the spinning wheel work. In this online class we will review all of the parts and terminology of the spinning wheel with an emphasis on ratios, various tension types, and how treading speed can affect your spun yarn. Using supplies from home through practice exercises, students will make adjustments to obtain yarn samples of everything from lace to bulky. A suggested supply list with resources and digital handouts will be provided.

Spinning Wool Study II: Virtual Edition (592)

Emily Wohlscheid, Online with Zoom Pro
Wednesdays, July 8 - July 29
10 - 11:30am/4 Weeks
$90/Members: $70

Prerequisite: Beginning Spinning or equivalent
In this virtual class we will explore a variety of breeds varying from the Winter 2020 session. Looking at preparations, spinning styles, breed history, and traditional uses for several breeds, students will examine commercially prepared fibers vs. raw locks with virtual demonstrations. Email and video chat support, lectures, and sharing of our resulting yarns along with online handouts, resources will enhance your experience. All materials will be shipped.

JEWELRY

Beads In Metalsmithing (729)

Emily Wohlscheid, Online with Zoom Pro
Tuesdays, May 19 - June 2
1 - 2pm/3 weeks
$45/Members: $25

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent
Many jewelry makers started out creating work with beads from a stash around the house. In this online class, you will learn how to use those beads to enhance your jewelry designs with metalsmithing techniques and minimal tools at home! Learn how to "set" a bead in negative space, use wire or sheet metal as a frame for a special focal bead, and several ways to use headpins to showcase beads. Suggested supply lists with resources and virtual handouts will be provided.

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Piercing Perfection (740)

Lauren Tripp, Online with Zoom Pro
Thursdays, June 11 - July 16
10:30 am - 12 pm/6 weeks
$90/Members: $70

Prerequisite: All levels of experience welcome
Have you always loved that nice pierced detailed jewelry? This is your chance to hone your sawing skills! During this online course we will look at new ways to apply piercing to your jewelry and more importantly we will practice this detail enhancing metalsmithing skill. Piercing can be fun and exciting! Materials list will be emailed upon registration.

Beads In Metalsmithing (757)

Emily Wohlscheid, Online with Zoom Pro
Tuesdays, July 7 - July 21
1 - 2pm/3 weeks
$45/Members: $25

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent
Many jewelry makers started out creating work with beads from a stash around the house. In this online class, you will learn how to use those beads to enhance your jewelry designs with metalsmithing techniques and minimal tools at home! Learn how to "set" a bead in negative space, use wire or sheet metal as a frame for a special focal bead, and several ways to use headpins to showcase beads. Suggested supply lists with resources and virtual handouts will be provided.

Organic Casting (758)

Amelia Falk-Wagner, Zoom Pro & Jewelry Studio
Tuesdays & Sundays, July 7 - August 2
Tuesdays 6-8 pm - July 7 at KIA studio & July 14-28 Online with Zoom Pro
Each Sundays- One hour scheduled session during 12-5 pm, July 12 - August 2
$140/Members: $120


Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry and Beginning/Intermediate Jewelry or equivalent

Would you like to try your hand at casting natural materials with woody or fibrous properties? This class will focus on preparing natural materials for casting and will be a combination of one KIA studio Tuesday evening class and three online/in home prep work classes. Each Sunday from 12 - 5pm you will schedule a one-hour studio session at the KIA Jewelry studio. Students will meet in the KIA jewelry studio for the first Tuesday session for a demonstration and to obtain materials to work at home to prepare flasks for casting. Subsequent Tuesday sessions will be held online to cover each step with demonstrations and allow students to ask questions. Fresh materials will be picked up weekly during Sunday casting sessions. Students will be limited to two flasks per week. All materials provided with additional available for purchase.

Virtual Finishing School summer (751)

Amelia Falk Wagner, Online with Zoom Pro
Thursday, July 9 - August 6
7 - 8 pm/5 weeks
$80/Members: $60

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent
Is your box full of projects that you just can't seem to get to a finished state? This workshop will cover all of the tools needed to get that final polished look to your pieces. We will cover all of the different types and uses for the flex shaft or Dremel tool attachments as well as learning about different surface treatments for textural effects. Abrasives and polishing supply kit provided (pickup at KIA main desk prior to first session).

Keum-Boo (741)

Lauren Tripp, Online with Zoom Pro
Saturday, July 18th (Registration cutoff July 10th)
10 - 11:30am/1 day
$80/Members: $60

Keum-Boo is an ancient Korean gilding technique used to apply thin sheets of gold to silver. During this online workshop students will learn how to apply Keum-Boo foil to a fine silver sheet using easily accessible household items. A tool list will be emailed and all supplies will be shipped.

Cold Working for Jewelers (742)

Emily Wohlscheid, Online with Zoom Pro
Tuesdays, July 28 - August 11
1-2:30pm/3 weeks
$55/Members: $35

Prerequisite: Beginning/Intermediate jewelry or equivalent experience
Many materials require creative thinking when incorporating them into finished jewelry and sculptural pieces to prevent damaging them. In this class we will focus upon various traditional metalsmithing techniques to help you troubleshoot through your mixed media projects that need to avoid the torch's flame. Techniques to be covered include cold setting objects, hinges, rivets, and more! Suggested Tool & Supply lists will be emailed.

PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA

Fundamentals of Photography (830)

Corinne Satterlee/ Online with Zoom Pro
Tuesday, May 12 - June 2
7 - 8 pm/4 weeks
$55/Members: $35

Take control of your photography! Kalamazoo Institute of Arts staff photographer Corinne Satterlee will help you go beyond your camera's Auto mode and master the fundamentals of photography. Basic photographic concepts on exposure control and composition are explored, helping you to communicate your unique voice with images. As photographers it's helpful to master the technical functions of the camera to make better photos. Keeping in mind one class in understanding camera controls can change everything in your picture making. We are excited to offer this class live through Zoom Pro.

Fundamentals of Photography (829)

Corinne Satterlee/ Online with Zoom Pro
Wednesday, May 13 - June 3
10 - 11 am/4 weeks
$55/Members: $35

Take control of your photography! Kalamazoo Institute of Arts staff photographer Corinne Satterlee will help you go beyond your camera's Auto mode and master the fundamentals of photography. Basic photographic concepts on exposure control and composition are explored, helping you to communicate your unique voice with images. As photographers it's helpful to master the technical functions of the camera to make better photos. Keeping in mind one class in understanding camera controls can change everything in your picture making. We are excited to offer this class live through Zoom Pro.

Fundamentals of Photography (812)

Corinne Satterlee/ Online with Zoom Pro
Tuesday, July 7 - 28
7 - 8 pm/4 weeks
$55/Members: $35

Take control of your photography! Kalamazoo Institute of Arts staff photographer Corinne Satterlee will help you go beyond your camera's Auto mode and master the fundamentals of photography. Basic photographic concepts on exposure control and composition are explored, helping you to communicate your unique voice with images. As photographers it's helpful to master the technical functions of the camera to make better photos. Keeping in mind, one class in understanding camera controls can change everything in your picture making. We are excited to offer this class live through Zoom Pro.

Fundamentals of Photography (812b)

Corinne Satterlee/ Online with Zoom Pro
Wednesday, July 8 - 29
10 - 11 am/ 4 weeks
$55/Members: $35

Take control of your photography! Kalamazoo Institute of Arts staff photographer Corinne Satterlee will help you go beyond your camera's Auto mode and master the fundamentals of photography. Basic photographic concepts on exposure control and composition are explored, helping you to communicate your unique voice with images. As photographers it's helpful to master the technical functions of the camera to make better photos. Keeping in mind, one class in understanding camera controls can change everything in your picture making. We are excited to offer this class live through Zoom Pro.

Photoshop/Adding Punch to your Photos summer (802)

Kelly Walkotten, Online with Zoom Pro
Tuesdays, July 7 - 28
10am - 12 pm/4 weeks
$85/Members: $65

Prerequisite: A basic knowledge of Photoshop or Lightroom and Photoshop and Lightroom CC installed on your computer.
Take your photo editing to the next level by learning how to retouch and enhance a portrait, when and how much to sharpen, content aware, color correction, understanding the use of layers and more. Kelly's website: https://www.kellywalkottenphotography.com/

Introduction to Photographic Lighting (806)

Amelia Falk Wagner, Online with Zoom Pro
Wednesdays, July 8 - 29
6 - 8pm/4 weeks
$85/Members: $65

Prerequisite: A camera capable of manual exposure and familiarity with the camera controls.
The basics of studio lighting will be covered without a lot of technical jargon that's hard to understand. You'll learn how direction and quality of light can hide flaws, emphasize details, how controlling the lighting can lead the viewer through your images. You will be taught how to work with a radio slave system and discuss the ins and outs of different types of lighting equipment. Each week, students will be able to watch a demonstration video, be given assignment sheets and share the work with the instructor for critique sessions.

Intro to Lightroom (804)

Mary Whalen, Online w/Zoom Pro
Mondays, June 8 - 29
10 am - 11:30 am /4 weeks
$70/Members: $50

Prerequisite: Lightroom software installed on your computer.

In this course, you will learn to; import images from a memory card, camera or folder into the Lightroom catalog, create keywords, ratings and use the basic photo adjustment tools to enhance your images. Leave this class knowing a logical workflow from import into Lightroom to export for the web, email, or print.

Lightroom / Bookmaking (808)

Mary Whalen, Online w/Zoom Pro
Mondays, July 6 - 27
10 am - 11:30 am /4 weeks
$70/Members: $50

Prerequisite: Knowledge of Lightroom and Lightroom software installed on your computer.
Students should come prepared with a book project in mind. You could compile your favorite recipes with photos, edit your travel photos to the "best of" or dig into your family photo album to create a book to share with family and friends. We will work on making adjustments to the images, sequencing, and editing for your book. You will be able to upload your finished book to Blurb for printing.

PRINTMAKING

Block Printing (786)

Trevor Grabill, Online with Zoom Pro
Thursdays, June 11 - July 30
6:30 - 9pm/8 weeks
$170/Members: $150

Printing carved blocks is one of the simplest and most versatile tools for reproducing art. Develop your relief printing skills as a brand-new beginner or advanced practicing printmaker. Learn the ins and outs of carving and printing linoleum and wood blocks and discuss your work in a community of like-minded makers via Zoom Pro. Students will purchase their own materials. After registering, students will receive a detailed materials list (with purchasing links) to set up a full home block printing studio for approximately $65.

Monoprint Gel Plates (791)

Deborah Mattson, Online with Zoom Pro
Thursdays, June 25 - July 9
2- 4 pm/3 weeks
$70/Members: $50

Learn to make your own gel plate for monoprints that will allow you to choose your plate s size and shape. Use your plate to explore a variety of techniques and projects such as making decorative paper, greeting cards, collages and landscapes. The instructor will email you a supply list when you register.

Kitchen Lithography (792)

Deborah Mattson, Online with Zoom Pro
Thursdays, July 16 - July 30
2- 4 pm/3 weeks
$70/Members: $50

Learn the basics of lithography with materials found around the house. After learning the basic technique you will be able to print on different surfaces, including fabric and wood. Multi-color and large format prints will also be demonstrated. The instructor will email you a supply list when you register.

Printing on Fabric (793)

Deborah Mattson, Online with Zoom Pro
Mondays, July 13 - July 27
6 - 8pm/3 weeks
$70/Members: $50

Learn to make simple stamps from a variety of materials that can be used to print fabric. You will learn different repeat patterns and how to print multiple color patterns. The instructor will email you a supply list when you register.

SCULPTURE

Sculpting with Plaster (418)

Brent Harris, Online with Zoom Pro
Tuesdays, May 12 - June 2
2:30 -3:30 pm/4weeks
$45/Members: $25

Plaster is one of the oldest and widely used sculptural materials. Students will be able to learn history and basic techniques using tools from home. We will do reductive carving from homemade forms as well as learn how to build up our sculptures on top of armatures. Students will need a 4 lb box of plaster of Paris (found at any hardware store).

Shou Sugi Ban for Sculpture (419)

Brent Harris, Online with Zoom Pro
Thursdays, May 14 - June 4
4-5pm/4weeks
$45/Members: $25

In this class students will use a hand torch to paint wood with flame. Although Shou Sugi Ban is a traditional technique for creating protective and creative results for house siding and furniture, we will explore its possibilities in carving, texturizing and finishing sculpture and sculpture bases. Students will need a small propane torch, whatever scrap wood you have on hand (pine 2x4 sections are best), a wire or bristle brush, and a safe area outdoors or in the garage (further finishing materials will be suggested once we've begun.