In addition to the exhibits and art talks, it offers seasonal art classes and the 2013-14 fall and winter courses are just beginning, said the KAC education director Jenny Diersen.
"We have classes starting every week through January," Diersen told The Park Record. "There are always a variety of things and we are excited to introduce new classes."
One of the new classes is Glass Fusion, taught by Park City-based artist David Robinson.
"The class is also offered in a program called Try It Out, so you can come one Saturday and try it to see if you like it," Diersen explained. "If you do, then there is a whole class that is held over multiple weeks that makes jewelry, coasters, and plates that you can use in your home."
Another new class is an adult-and-toddler session called Frankenpuppet this Friday, Oct. 11, which will be taught by Diersen.
"We will design a character by drawing them and then we'll bring out the sewing kits and bring the puppet to life, three-dimensionally," she said.
The family and youth programs usually run through the theme of the holidays, Diersen said.
"So we'll do some candy jars this month and then next month we'll do some art that deals with Thanksgiving and in December we'll do gingerbread houses and ornament art," she said. "It's just fun.
The KAC will also offer classes for older tots that don't require parental participation.
"We also started some new programs that are offered to 4- and 5-year-olds where parents can just drop off their kids for an hour," Diersen said. "One of these classes is called Animals for Tots, and the students will learn about the animals as well as how to paint, draw and sculpture them."
Of course there are many classes adults can participate in as well.
"We are able to offer a wide variety of classes for adults who have dabbled in art," Diersen said. "Some of these students feel like they need a creative outlet or want to try something new.
"We offer ceramics, digital photography, mixed media and abstract painting course, watercolors, encaustics and drawing," she said.
One of the adult teachers is painter Sandy Freckleton Gagon, who will teach a class called Still Life in Drawing and Painting.
Galleries in Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Ga., and Scottsdale, Ariz., have represented Freckleton Gagon, who studied at the University of Utah, the New York Academy of Art and the Seattle Academy of Fine Art.
Her work has also been seen in books and publications by Deseret Book, Bookcraft and Embryo Music.
Freckleton Gagon has taught at the KAC for a year, and has taught private workshops and classes at Salt Lake Community College for many years.
"The Still Life in Drawing and Painting class is a workshop that is geared to the whole comprehensive still life," she said. "It follows the process from beginning to end."
The classes will be held on Saturdays, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and offered to all levels of artists ages 18 and older, although Freckleton Gagon likes working with people with drawing experience or the maturity and patience to work with still life.
Tuition is $125, but KAC member discounts are available.
"We'll take up one day of the class drawing and one day painting," she said. "We'll start with a graphite-pencil drawing.
"It will be a very detailed drawing of a comprehensive still life study and then we'll transfer it to the canvas," Freckleton Gagon said. "I'll explain the different elements of drawing — block-ins, point-to-point, triangulation and all of that, and on the following Saturday, we'll paint with a limited palate."
During the second Saturday session, the class will discuss the painting process that will begin with the underlining burnt umber wash to the different colors.
"I know there are artists who will go directly to the canvas with their still life, but I feel there is more control to not combine drawing and painting," Freckleton Gagon said. "When I look at my own process, I think this would have been so helpful to me."
She said she likes working with the Kimball Art Center, because they care about art in the community.
"The Kimball Art Center really makes art accessible to everyone," Freckleton Gagon said. "I enjoy teaching there."
The Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., is offering fall and winter art classes. Visit www.kimballartcenter.org or call (435) 649-8882 for class information.