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Kirkland Arts Center Announces Upcoming Workshops & Exhibitions

Winter Quarter classes & workshops at KAC continue through Saturday, March 20.
There is still time to register!

Registration for SPRING QUARTER and SUMMER ART CAMPS are open to all beginning Monday, March 1. KAC Members' early registration starts Wednesday, February 17!

Sign up today for one of our featured classes (below), or visit us online to view our full Winter Quarter catalog for all classes offered this season. 


Shadow Box Workshop

Rebecca DeVere
Saturday, February 13, 10 AM - 5 PM
$100 Members, $115 Nonmembers

Create a three-dimensional collage in this one day workshop. Use a wide variety of materials to actualize a project inspired by Joseph Cornell and your personal world. Choose from a vast collection of mixed media supplies to make your very own wall-hung shadow box. Bring in your own materials, ideas, and objects for your project. A comprehensive lesson on adhesives and 3-D assemblages will be covered.

Design 101

Joanne Nachman
Thursdays, February 18 - March 18, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$115 Members, $130 Nonmembers

Interested in trying art, or want to be an artist but do not know where to begin? In this class, students will learn to make visual decisions while discovering different materials and artists. By experiencing dynamic fundamentals of design and working with form, color, and collage, this class facilitates personal artistic decision making.

Get it Done! Developing Your Professional Marketing Materials

Miriam Works
Saturday, February 20 and 27, 10 AM - 5 PM
$120 Members, $135 Nonmembers

This workshop builds on information offered in "Getting Your Works Seen and Sold" and provides the opportunity to work on your marketing materials with an experienced guide in a supportive environment. Participants will determine what marketing materials they need in order to develop professional quality marketing pieces a business card, artist statement, presentation portfolio, resume, and more. There will be homework!

Block Printing

Theresa Neinas
Wednesdays, February 24 - March 3,
10 AM - 3 PM
$100 Members, $115 Nonmembers

This mini class offers an overview of relief block printing that will touch on composition, technique, and individual design. This class will cover the basics of transferring a design or image, carving an easy cut or safety cut block, and printing. Students will create artwork that is uniquely their own, and can expect to finish between three and six blocks.



Mask Workshop (Ages 8 - 11)

Jordan Swain
Saturday, February 6, 10 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for this fun and educational workshop. Learn about the Garinagu (singular Garifuna) people, their history and artistic traditions from a local Garifuna representative, then we will create masks in the Garifuna tradition. This workshop is in conjunction Umalali: The Garifuna Women's Project performance at the Kirkland Performance Center on February 7.

Cartooning (Ages 13 - 15)

Greg Stump
Saturdays, February 13 - March 20, 2 - 4:30 PM
$125 Members, $140 Nonmembers

Students in this class will create their own characters for a finished comic story, moving from pencil roughs to finished inks. Learn how to draw faces, figures, simple animation, and perspective. Different styles and elements of storytelling will be examined, such as exaggeration, perspective, layout, and composition.

Illustrate Your Own Book (Ages 8 - 11)

Suraiya Daud
Mondays, March 1 - 22, 4:30 - 6 PM (4 Sessions)
$70 Members, $80 Nonmembers

Experience the joy of designing and creating an illustrated picture book or storybook using a unique painting technique that resembles woodcut block print. Students will create the artwork and type to design, compose, and make their very own book. Students will be led through the steps of creating the book cover, inside pages, and the finished bound format.



Closing Saturday, February 6

Depth of Field
KAC Instructors' Exhibit

Curated by Tim Cross
Featured artists: Ryan Finnerty, Carol Gouthro, Michael Lorefice, Aaron Murray, Doug Parry, and Kinu Watanabe

This biennial exhibition features a selection of painting, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture, from our diversely talented instructors.

Opening Thursday, February 11

Off the Map
Friday, February 12 - Wednesday, March 10
Opening reception: Thursday, February 11, 6 - 8:30 PM

Curated by Jill Hardy
Featuring work by: Scott Bailey, Liz Hickok, Maya Lin, Matthew Picton, Hugo Solis & Brian Hemingway, Jane Tsong, and Claude Zervas

This exhibition explores how geospatial mapping technologies have made maps more accessible and how artists are creating new ones that chart the human experience. This exhibition will look at artists that appropriate cartographic technique to push the boundaries of mapping itself. Off the Map is part of KAC's Emerging Curator Initiative, in partnership with the University of Washington's Museology Graduate Program.

We hope you will join us for our Off the Map exhibition lecture at the Henry Art Gallery Auditorium on Friday, February 26 at 7 PM. Speakers include exhibition curator Jill Hardy, Lize Mogel, and artist Claude Zervas. (FREE to KAC and Henry Members, $5 General Admission.)

Pick up an Off the Map exhibition catalog (while supplies last)! The printing of this catalog has been made possible through generous support from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.

KAC's Fine + Functional Art Store 

at Kirkland Parkplace

336 Parkplace, Kirkland
Store Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, 12 to 5 PM

Come see for yourself how artists are interpreting Passion: art that celebrates what you love - the February theme at KAC's store has. This is the place for unique, affordable, quality work in 2-D, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, glass, and more. Wonderful new work is arriving weekly in all mediums, so make this a regular stop for gifts, self-indulgence, and retail therapy. There are over 100 local artists supporting KAC in this great showcase, and the sincerest form of community support comes with enthusiastic purchases! Our friendly store staff includes many artists who are volunteering to make has a great success.

With each purchase at has, you'll be providing essential support to individual artists and to Kirkland Arts Center programs.

Stay tuned for the March theme of Cups and Mugs and Bowls .....they come in more forms than you think!

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Kirkland, WA 98033

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