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Modern Abstractions

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Modern Abstractions: Japanese Prints from the Joy and Timothy Light Collection The year 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the Joy Light Gallery of Asian Art. Modern Abstractions: Japanese Prints from the Joy and Timothy Light Collection is a celebration of our benefactors contributions to the KIA 's efforts to illuminate the significant cultural impact…

Book Discussion

314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots which are then sold, collected, and handed on he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects.

Silver Etching

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

Learn how to etch sterling silver and transfer designs to be etched on sterling silver. Etchings may then be highlighted with a patina. From the pieces you create, you can make earrings and/or a pendant.

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…

Framing Moments: Photography from the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

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

Curated by renowned author, curator, historian, and photographer Dr. Deborah Willis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, Framing Moments: Photography from the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts offers a distinct and inclusive overview of photography in the United States and beyond.…

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

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

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

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.