The William King Museum of Art offers spring art, design courses | sunday stories


ABINGDON, Va. – The Art Lab at the William King Museum of Art is offering more than 70 art and design classes in the spring semester.

Art Lab is the learning center of the William King Museum of Art, where students, makers, educators and the public can connect, learn and grow. Art Lab offers both visual arts and technical training in a variety of mediums for ages from middle school to adulthood.

Spring classes include drawing, printmaking, ceramics and digital media. A new pottery studio provides the space and tools needed to teach students both handcraft and wheel throwing.

Several one-day workshops such as laser cutting, Adobe intros and drawing are planned. The lessons are aimed at beginners; no experience is necessary.

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere Pro are industry standard tools for creative professionals worldwide. Art Lab’s Adobe training courses provide a technical foundation for future graphics professionals, art students, and professionals who are expanding their skills. They are ideal for adults considering a career change or expansion, as well as students interested in the arts of communication.

Art Lab’s Teen Lab program offers opportunities just for teenagers. Weekly workshops in digital painting, 3D printing, video and more are offered at a pay-what-you-want price. Participants can work through a variety of digital and physical media projects and film analysis to build technical skills and support the development of a creative voice.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending that fully vaccinated people wear an indoor face covering. Therefore, all museum staff and visitors are expected to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. For outdoor events, this policy applies to unvaccinated visitors and is recommended for fully vaccinated visitors.

Contact the Director of Higher Education Laken Bridges at [email protected] or Digital Lab Manager Alice Salyer at [email protected] to find out more.

Register at or call 276-628-5005, ext. 109, for more details.


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