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.

CERAMICS

Narratives in Clay (361)

Courtney Nelson, Online Through Zoom Pro
Wednesdays, July 8 - August 5th
1:30-3 pm /weeks
$80/Members:$60

Explore stories and narratives in your work using water based or polymer clay. Take drawings or 2-D images and learn how to translate them into 3-D relief sculptures that tell compelling narratives. Create designs, pieces that can be added onto existing forms or sculptures. Students must purchase either a bag of clay, polymer clay, or air dry clay. Instructor's email is courtneyn@kiarts.org

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Get Creative with Hand-built Vases (360)

Susan McHenry, Online with Zoom Pro
Wednesdays, July 8 - August 5
6 - 8:30pm/ 5 weeks
$115/Members: $95

Prerequisite: Beginning Ceramics
Even though we can't gather in person for class, we can still learn from the comfort of our own homes as we maintain social distancing. You will be walked through how to set up a small workspace at home for hand-building with only a few necessary tools. Through conversation and demonstration, we'll explore various approaches to making vases using slabs and coils. Special attention will be given to handles and feet to add more personality and expression to your pieces. Students will be able to interact with each other and me via Zoom Pro in this virtual classroom. Students will need to have a webcam and the ability to download Zoom on their computer, phone or tablet. Please provide your own clay and tools or contact brianh@kiarts.org to purchase. The KIA can only fire and process your work if you also sign up for any ceramic in-house fall class. Kiln Units will be charged.

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CREATIVE WRITING

One-on-One Writing Critique (619)

Elissa Cahn, Online w/Zoom or phone
15 minute verbal critique plus written comments /$40
Schedule by email, elissa.cahn@gmail.com

Elissa Cahn is offering manuscript review for projects five pages or fewer. The review may include feedback on aspects of fiction such as: plot, conflict, point of view, setting, dialogue, voice/tone, scene, and technical concerns like sentence structure. Email your work to elissa.cahn@gmail.com for comments via Microsoft Word. The review can be by phone or Zoom call and include follow-up questions and brainstorming. Whether you're preparing your manuscript for submission or writing just for fun, manuscript review can help you gain a clearer sense of direction in order to elevate your work.

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.

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DRAWING

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 July 9- July 30
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/

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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.

Soft Pastels/Oil Pastel Online (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, July 9-July 30
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, July 9-July 30
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, July 18
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/

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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.

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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

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

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.

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Virtual Finishing School summer (751)

Amelia Falk Wagner, Online with Zoom Pro
Thursday, July 23 - August 20
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).

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Pendant Design (747)

Danny Giancaspro, Online with Zoom Pro
Mondays, July 13 - August 17
6 - 7:30pm/6 weeks
$90/Members: $70

Design and fabricate a pendant from home in this virtual class. Each week a guided lesson and demonstration will provide you with instruction to take individual designs from sketches on paper to completed pendants. Students will learn how to create a handcrafted chain from jump rings and a handmade clasp that works with the design of their pendant. Contact Emily Wohlscheid at emilyw@kiarts.org for kits or supply lists.

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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.

Faux Bone (743s)

Linda Kekic, Online with Zoom Pro
Saturday, July 25
10 am - 12 pm/One day
$65/Members: $45

Faux Bone is a user friendly and versatile material that can be cut, sawn, carved, and sanded. It can be dyed to look like ivory or bone, colored with shoe polish, acrylic paints, alcohol inks, and other media. Discover the beauty and flexibility of Faux Bone in this online course as you design several cabochons to use in jewelry making and small sculptures. Contact Emily Wohlscheid at emilyw@kiarts.org for kits or supply lists.

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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.

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Silver Etching (744s)

Linda Kekic, Online with Zoom Pro
Saturday, August 1
1 - 2:30pm/One Day
$70/Members: $50

Learn how to etch sterling silver and how to transfer designs to etch on sterling silver in this online workshop. The etchings may be highlighted with a patina. From the etched pieces, you can create earrings and/or a pendant. Contact Emily Wohlscheid at emilyw@kiarts.org for kits or supply lists.

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Stacking Rings (745s)

Linda Kekic, Online with Zoom Pro
Sunday, August 9
1 - 3pm/One Day
$65/Members: $45

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent
Texture, size and solder three stacking rings in this online workshop! Make one ring with sterling silver and two with copper, brass or bronze. Learn how to solder a small bezel cup on one stacking ring and bezel set with a small stone. Stacking rings can be worn separately or together. Contact Emily Wohlscheid at emilyw@kiarts.org for kits or supply lists.

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PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA

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.

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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/

PRINTMAKING

Block Printing (786)

Trevor Grabill, Online with Zoom Pro
Thursdays, July 9 - August 6
6:30 - 9pm/5 weeks
$115/Members: $95

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.

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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.

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SCULPTURE

Creative Fabrication With Gas Welding (416)

Brent Harris Online With Zoom Pro
Wednesdays, July 8 - July 29
11 am - Noon /4 weeks
$55/Members: $35

This course will be a comprehensive look into the art of oxy-acetylene welding. We will discuss the history of metal fabrication in the art world and the unique qualities of gas welding. We will also host demonstrations of welding, cutting, bending, and creative fabrication.

Metal Patina Techniques (417)

Brent Harris Online with Zoom Pro
Thursdays, July 9 - July 30
11 am - Noon /4 weeks
$55/Members: $35

In this class, hot and cold chemical patina techniques will be demonstrated to add dynamic color to bronze and steel. Repairing antique surfaces will be discussed. We will also explore natural patination techniques using common chemicals found at home or in nature.