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Big Fun with Color

Through fun and exciting projects, learn age-appropriate color theory! What is the difference between a hue, a shade, and a tint, and what is saturation, value and intensity? Find out in this exciting class! And make beautiful art works in the process.

All students welcome 10 and up. Fun for the whole family!!

Dates & Times

Aug 17-Aug 21, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: All Ages from 10
Instructor: Tina Larkin
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Clay Castle

Create your masterpiece! This is your opportunity to design and build the castle of your dreams! Students will learn to create forms using basic clay hand building techniques. Pieces will be ready in a week to display in your yard, coffee table or bedroom!

Dates & Times

December 28, Monday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Create Your Own Zine

Zines are self published, handcrafted magazines made outside of mainstream press and media, by all kinds of people about all kinds of things. Zines may include comics, drawings, photographs, stories, poems, interviews, reviews, collage and more. They also make great school reports, fundraising items and memories.

All Levels

Supply fee $17
made payable to instructor at class.

Dates & Times

Aug 24-Aug 28, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: All Ages from 10
Instructor: Tina Larkin
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Drawing Camp

Drawing is extremely easy and fun! We will be drawing a variety of subjects such as landscapes, animals, flowers and still lives in this class. We will be working in several drawing media and will be covering contrast, highlights/shadow, composition etc. in this exciting class! The subjects will be taught in a step-by-step fashion. You will be able to follow along with the steps to acheive beautiful finished projects!

All Levels

Dates & Times

Aug 24-Aug 28, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 8-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Expressive Sun

The students will learn basic clay techniques to build a high fired "Mexican" Sun. They can be personalized to look like someone you know or ideas from the instructor. Multi color clays will be used. Instructor will "patina" the pieces after bisque and you will pick up your pieces ready to hang and enjoy.  All Levels

Dates & Times

December 21, Monday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Figure Drawing with Clothed Models

Figure Drawing is the FOUNDATION FOR ALL THE VISUAL ARTS! If you learn to draw the human figure, you can do anything in the Arts. Students will learn proportions, anatomy, design, and 'right brain seeing' while they create gesture drawings, contour drawings and formal images.

All Levels

Dates & Times

Aug 3-Aug 7, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: All Ages from 13
Instructor: Tina Larkin
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

High School Glassblowing

Teens, this class is your opportunity to learn to blow glass. Using 2000° furnaces (hot enough to turn a mixture of sand and soda ash into glass) you will practice the basics of blown glass and solid sculpted forms.  No prerequisite.  Beginner

Dates & Times

Aug 4-Aug 7, Tuesday-Friday 1-5 pm
Ages: Teen - 13+
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

High School Mash-up: Etching & Painting on Glass

High School MASH-UP is a course open to all levels that will cover ways to introduce personal meaning to portraits, through narrative. Personal and found images will be combined with text, to form a collage that will interact with sheet glass and frames that we will alter and decorate in class. Everyone will go home with one or more framed, commemorative pieces, as well as an understanding of how to use imagery, words, and mixed media as separate components of a work to tell a story.

Dates & Times

Aug 13 & Aug 14, Thursday & Friday 12 noon-5 pm
Ages: 14-18
Instructor: Jesse Nelson
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

iPad LEGO® ANIMATION: Brick Builder

Depict your slick movie flick with a mix of tricky brick tricks. Students will use iPads (provided by C.A.N.) to take animation photos, and edit video and sound.  Set, character and story construction will be taught while integrating subjects like math/science and visual/language arts. View the class commercial and over 3,000 student animations at www.cancancancan.com (4 cans). (LEGO® is not affiliated with, and does not sponsor or endorse, the services or products of the Clay Animation Network).  Advanced lessons are now offered in every class.


All Levels

Dates & Times

Aug 10-Aug 14, Monday-Friday 9 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-15
Instructor: C.A.N. Clay Animation Network
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Mixed Media Glass Camp

EVERYBODY is an artist; they might just not know it yet. This class is a mind opening and fun way to explore what makes you and your artistic voice special. Throughout the course, experimentation and conversation will help students unlock new avenues for their portraits.

Personal and found images will be combined with text, to form a collage that will interact with sheet glass that we will engrave, paint, and decorate in class. Everyone will go home with one or more framed, commemorative pieces, as well as an understanding of how to use imagery, words, and mixed media as separate components to tell a story.

Dates & Times

Dec 21-Dec 23, Monday-Wednesday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-12
Instructor: Jesse Nelson
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Prehistoric Creatures Camp

Travel back in time, and explore the fascinating world of Prehistoric Creatures in this exciting new class! We will learn to depict Prehistoric animals of the land, sea, and air in this exciting, fascinating class! These will include: Dinosaurs (land), Pterodactyls (sky), Ichthyosaurs (sea), and Plesiosaurs (sea). Additional animals include: Mammoths, Sabretooth Tigers, Ancient Crocs and Turtles, Trilobites, etc ! We will explore creatures in a variety of media- starting with pencil drawing, and continuing on in with Acrylic Painting!

All Levels

Dates & Times

Aug 24-Aug 28, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: 8-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Summer Art Camp

Four fantastic days of art making! In this fine art camp, your child will explore drawing, painting and printmaking. Mediums including watercolor, acrylic, pastel, pencil and ink will be used. New and fun projects completed daily. Aprons provided, but please have your child dress for mess.

Come for more than one week - different projects every week!

All Levels

Dates & Times

#1: Aug 3-Aug 6, Monday-Thursday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-12
Instructor: Nikki Wheeler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: Aug 10-Aug 13, Monday-Thursday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-12
Instructor: Nikki Wheeler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#3: Aug 10-Aug 13, Monday-Thursday 1-3 pm
Ages: 6-12
Instructor: Nikki Wheeler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Teen Acrylic Painting Camp

Acrylics are one of the most versatile media ever invented! Bright, luminous colors, ease of use, and infinite techniques make acrylic painting a boundless, creative choice. Whether you are intrigued by acrylic's potential, or have worked in acrylic for years, this class has something for everyone! We will cover the basics of composition, light & shadow, color harmony, and perspective. You will have the opportunity to paint a variety of subjects: landscapes, animals, plants, national parks, birds, sailboats, still lifes. We will delve into some of the alternative techniques acrylics has to offer: washes, layering, dripping, sponging, spraying, textured mediums, collage, etc!  Expand your creative horizons in this fun and informative class! All Levels

Dates & Times

Aug 17-Aug 21, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: ages 13-18
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Teen Drawing Camp

Drawing is extremely easy and fun! We will be drawing a variety of subjects such as landscapes, animals, flowers and still lives in this class. We will be working in several drawing media and will be covering contrast, highlights/shadow, composition etc. in this exciting class! The subjects will be taught in a step-by-step fashion. You will be able to follow along with the steps to acheive beautiful finished projects!

All Levels

Dates & Times

Aug 17-Aug 21, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: ages 13-18
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1