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Through the Years

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Through the Years: Selections from Our Asian Collection Through the Years: Selections from the Asian Art Collection is an expanded reflection on the KIAs holdings of East Asian art collected during the past 50 years. Featuring works that span from the seventh century BCE to present day, this exhibition will highlight artworks that include Chinese…

Professional Practices for Artists: Finding Artists’ Opportunities

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Dive into some tactics for finding opportunities as well as reviewing some of the common documents and items needed to apply. Come to this class prepared to meet fellow artists, brainstorm, and receive solid information about the first steps in developing your career in the arts.

Earring Geometry

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI
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This workshop utilizes minimal tools and jewelry wire to create simple and impactful designs. Students will be introduced to wire working to create geometric hoops, custom earwires, and dangling focals using basic plier sets. Incorporating beads and found objects will also be covered. A suggested supply list may be obtained by contacting . $35 / Members:…

Intro to the Drop Spindle

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Whether spinning has just piqued your interest or you’ve mastered the wheel and want something more portable, the drop spindle offers a simple, affordable, and compact tool for creating handspun yarn. In addition to the basics of spinning and plying on a drop spindle, students will be introduced to how weight, size, and design all…

Stacking Rings

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Texture, size and solder three stacking rings! Make one ring with sterling silver and two with copper, brass or bronze.

Keum-Boo

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Keum-Boo is a technique used to apply thin sheets of gold to silver. Learn how to apply Keum-Boo foil to a fine silver sheet using easily accessible household items.

Bowl and Sun Catcher-Kiln Fused Glass

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Explore kiln-fused glass art! Make a 5” or 4”x6” slumped bowl and a window hanging sun catcher using beautiful transparent and opaque glass, frit, confetti and stringer.

Unveiling American Genius

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

This reimagining of the KIA permanent collection will illuminate the ingenuity and innovation that arise from all corners of American society. Unveiling American Genius demonstrates our commitment to an increasingly more inclusive and diverse representation of American artists within our holdings. The exhibition will explore key stories that women, African Americans, Latinx and other artists…

Precious Metal Clay/Fine Silver, Sterling Silver and Bronze

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Explore Metal Clay and make a variety of beautiful pieces of jewelry. Create several pieces of jewelry including earrings, pendants, beads, charms, and embellishments that will be kiln fired

Advanced Practices with Colored Pencils

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Love colored pencils but not the tedious, time-consuming process? Learn how to create painterly effects quickly using Prismacolor Art Stix and solvents!

Zine Workshop!

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Do you have something you want to share? Make a zine! A zine is a self-published booklet that often covers a single topic with the purpose of sharing information. Zine is short for magazine, and typically these small texts are fun to make, inexpensive to produce, and easy to distribute.

ARTbreak

Colleen Woolpert The Kalamazoo-based artist and inventor invites us to do a double-take. An identical twin born on Halloween, she will share projects related to her uncanny life of directed serendipity, her practice of using wonder as a social activist tool, and her fascination with vision-including her current "In-Depth Kalamazoo" stereograph exhibitions.