Classes with KACC
Upcoming KACC Classes
Our classes blend the best of many kinds of media, traditions, perspectives, and practice. From 5-years-old to 95-years-young, learning and expanding appreciation of the arts is our core - and we love putting together classes that drive community engagement in art.
Applications for Classes
Zentangle with Karen ShirerFeb 23rd - Mar 15th, 2024 | Kerr Arts & Cultural Center
Instructor: Karen Shirer
Fridays, February 23 - March 15, 1-4 pm
Cost: $150, Includes Supplies
Class Limit: 12
Zentangle is easy to learn, relaxing, and fun. This method of art produces beautiful images by drawing simple repetitive patterns to create original abstract works of art which appear very complex. However, Zentangle is simple: perfect for emerging artists and even those who feel they lack any artistic talent whatsoever. Yet it has depth, sophistication and excitement enough to capture the interest of seasoned artists of any medium.
The class will start with the basics: using traditional Zentangle techniques and supplies. Once you understand the method and the original process, we’ll expand into additional media, designs and surfaces to create one-of-a-kind projects. You’ll take home a variety of practice pieces which you can turn into cards, gifts, ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards) tags, or miniature works of art. We will also complete more intricate finished pieces, using some of Karen’s mixed media techniques.
With its emphasis on mindfulness and repetition of patterns, Zentangle is well known for reducing stress and encouraging creativity, relaxation and concentration. The Zentangle method offers the comfort of structure without the stress of rules, judgment, or comparison. Classes are supportive, encouraging, and inspiring; but most of all, they’re fun!
All supplies are included. In classes 3 and 4, you may supplement with additional materials from home.
About Karen: A former resident of Kerrville, Karen Shirer now lives in Missouri’s Ozark Mountains. She returns to Texas in the winter months. She has a lifelong love of all things creative and has engaged in and taught many different artistic media including: watercolor, fiber arts, paper crafting, mixed-media cardmaking, and handmade books. She is also a performing singer-songwriter, having recorded two CDs of her original songs. She was introduced to Zentangle in 2013 and has been fascinated with its patterns and possibilities ever since. After completing her CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) certification, she has discovered many valuable uses for this unique art form. Karen strongly feels that art should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their previous experience, or lack of it. She strives to provide a class atmosphere of encouragement, inspiration and confidence, liberally laced with humor and relaxed enjoyment.
Homeschool/PreK Beginning Dance ClassFeb 28th - Apr 3rd, 2024 | Kerr Arts & Cultural Center
Homeschool/PreK Beginning Dance Class
Instructor: Rachel Lovelace
Six Week Course, Beginning February 28
1 pm - 2 pm
$75 Per Student
This six week course offers beginners techniques in a variety of dance. Perfect for ages 4 to 8, this class will teach early fundamentals in ballet, jazz, and modern dance with a small performance at completion. Students will also participate in fun games and activities that are dance and performance related, all while making new friends and interacting in an art community. 6 week course with performance the week following class completion.
Making Kaleidoscopes with Steve KittelsonMar 9th - Mar 9th, 2024 | Kerr Arts & Cultural Center
Instructor: Steve Kittelson
9 am – Noon
$250 (Includes Supplies)
Steve will furnish a hand turned walnut barrel for the kaleidoscope. The first surface mirrors will be cut to size to create a 10 point mandala and there will discussion on designing different images and cutting the mirrors. Beads and flame worked glass will be furnished to create the images and students are encouraged to bring items they may want to try. No experience is required and the age limit is 14 years.
Steve has been creating kaleidoscopes for 35 years. Both he and his wife Peggy are considered Masters of the art of Kaleidoscope making. Steve has taught classes his studio in Iowa and at International Brewster Society conferences all over the world, and the Nellie Bly Gallery in Jerome, AZ every October for over 20 years.
Symmetry & Surprise: The Kaleidoscope as Design InspirationMar 9th - Mar 9th, 2024 | Kerr Arts & Cultural Center
Presenter: Paula Nadelstern
KALEIDOSCOPE - the very word promises surprise and magic, change and chance. Exploding with visual excitement, a kaleidoscopic design organizes an abundance of color and shape into a complex, coherent and unique whole.
Internationally known and acclaimed quilt artist, Paula Nadelstern will present a slide lecture that will trace her evolving quilt series in which the multifaceted, luminous and random nature of a kaleidoscope is explored on a quilt's flat surface.
Paula will also discuss her design strategies and demonstrate how quilts of simple shapes can be transformed into dramatic visual spectacles using intricate, charismatic fabrics.
Kaleidoscope for KidsMar 9th - Mar 9th, 2024 | Kerr Arts & Cultural Center
Instructor: Rachel Lovelace
10 am - Noon
Ages: 1st - 4th Grade
Class Fee: $25
In this workshop, kids will make their own kaleidoscope using found items while learning about how a kaleidoscope bends light to make the dramatic images it produces.
Kids are welcome to bring their own pebbles, beads, tiny plastic toys, etc. to put inside their kaleidoscope, but supplies will be provided and the only thing they really need to bring is their imagination!
The Gnomes of SpringMar 23rd - Mar 23rd, 2024 | Kerr Arts & Cultural Center
The Gnomes of Spring
Instructor: Andrea Rummel
Ages: 7-11 year olds
10 am - Noon
Saturday, March 23
$35 includes supplies
Class Limit: 8 Students
Build a fun spring-themed gnome - or build a gnome with your own theme in this fun children's workshop. G"no"me experience needed - just bring your enthusiasm and a sense of whimsy. Supplies included.
Summer 2024 Art Classes for KidsJun 7th - Aug 2nd, 2024 | Kerr Arts & Cultural Center
KACC's Summer Classes for Kids ignite the creativity, help develop motor skills and teach children in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade about art.
Each child involved in Camp Create will learn about different art mediums from professional art instructors. Each class will offer hands-on creative projects in everything various media - from painting to fiber arts! Classes are held 9 am -Noon, Monday through Friday. Click on the links below to register your child.
More classes may be added at a later date - check this website frequently for updates!
Parent & Child Art ClassJun 15th - Jun 15th, 2024 | Kerr Arts & Cultural Center
Instructor: Maxine Shupp
Ages: 5-8 (with parent)
June 15, 2-4 pm
This class is for parents who want to play with their kids or try a fun new activities. Your child won't be the only one with art on the fridge! You and your little
Picasso will collaborate on and create a masterpiece together! Not only is this a great way to learn about art together, this will be a great way to improve bonding and communication.