Kirk Newman Art School

The KIA organizes classes offer students a wide array of skills, including drawing, creative writing, ceramics, wellness and printmaking. Scholarship programs and member discounts allow everyone an opportunity to participate.


The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts offers learning opportunities for all ages, and welcomes more than 50,000 visitors to the museum and art school each year. A robust calendar of exhibitions, programs, receptions, and art-making opportunities can be found each month.

Fine Art Library

The Meader Fine Arts Library features works of literature and non-fiction about art, cinema, and more. Hosting book discussions to explore works throughout the month, our library is the premier destination for bibliophiles, art enthusiasts, and casual readers in the Kalamazoo area.

Educator Resources

We love educators and engage with teachers at all levels. We welcome inquiries from home schooling parents to college professors, and offer field trips, curriculum support, exhibition learning guides, and college assignments.

Docent Resources

Docents are among our most dedicated and hard-working volunteers, helping us complete our mission to bring art to everyone.

Team Building

We will customize a rewarding opportunity for your team to work together in a relaxed, studio atmosphere with an experienced artist/instructor on either individual art pieces or a group work of art.