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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

#1: Jul 11-Jul 15, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 8-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: Aug 22-Aug 26, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 8-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Art Journaling Camp

Art starters are provided to get your ideas flowing in this opportunity to experiment with ways to express yourself visually with various mixed media. We'll combine design and written expression that will be personally yours in a journal that can be bound in a variety of ways. You don't have to be an artist for this. Come have some fun with materials and ideas. Supply fee payable to instructor at first class.


All Levels.

There will be a $15 supply fee made payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Dates & Times

Jul 11-Jul 15, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: 13-17
Instructor: Kimberlie Brayman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Beyond Selfies & Snapshots

Can phone and tablet pictures rock?  Yes!  Do you need a big, expensive camera to capture a cool image?  No!  With example pictures and hands-on field trips, you'll learn how that device already in your pocket or backpack can make a big impression.  We'll cover

- the properties of light: dull to dramatic,

- posing for that best look,

- principles of composition and

- adding impact to food and still-life pics.

Then we'll dive into editing apps to adjust your images on your device.  Lastly, we'll cover different ways to display your pictures - from prints on metal to books to coasters and mugs.  No experience required.  Bring any recent tablet or phone that has a digital camera and can be connected to the internet.

Dates & Times

Jul 18-Jul 22, Monday-Friday 1-4 pm
Ages: 13-17
Instructor: Nat Seymour
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Cartooning & Caricatures Camp

Write! Draw! Ink! This workshop allows young artists to learn the process of cartooning and drawing caricatures. Campers will follow along on a step by step basis to draw some favorite characters as well as create their own characters and write and draw their own stories.

All Levels.

All supplies provided.

Dates & Times

Aug 22-Aug 26, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: 8-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Ceramic Blue Birds of Happiness

The symbol of a bluebird as the harbinger of happiness is found in many cultures and may date back thousands of years. Join us to learn basic hand building techniques to build your own blue bird of happiness. Fun for the whole family! 

All Levels

Dates & Times

August 19, Friday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Ceramic Garden 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

July 8, Friday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Creative Expression for Kids

Set your kids' inner artist free practicing a variety of approaches to visual expression. This exploratory class will introduce the budding artist to a variety of 2 and 3 dimensional materials and mediums in creative ways. They will have fun with new and recycled materials. We'll talk about design elements and principles while creating so they take away more than works of art from this class. Supply fee payable to instructor at first class.


All Levels.

Dates & Times

Aug 15-Aug 19, Monday-Friday 12:30-2:30 pm
Ages: 6-10
Instructor: Kimberlie Brayman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Drawing & Painting Animals Camp

Painting and drawing animals is easy and fun- you will be amazed as you bring these creatures to life! In this class you will learn how to draw and paint a wide variety of animals doing what they do best- running, jumping, flying, swimming, etc. We will be drawing and painting animals and birds such as owls, tigers, parrots, wolves, hummingbirds, housecats, pelicans, bears, etc! We will cover anatomy, lighting, color harmony, composition, and many other subjects to help you to bring your animals to life in this exciting class! The subjects will be taught in a step-by-step fashion, in which you will be able to follow along with the steps while they are being done in front of the class. 

Dates & Times

Jul 11-Jul 15, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: 8-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Drawing & Painting Sea Creatures Camp

Painting and drawing sea creatures is easy and fun- you will be amazed as you bring these animals to life! In this class you will learn how to draw and paint a wide variety of sea lifelike sea horses, octopi, sea lions, shrimp, blowfish etc! We will cover anatomy, lighting, color harmony, composition, and many other subjects to help you to bring your animals to life! The subjects will be taught in a step-by-step fashion, in which you will be able to follow along with the steps while they are being done in front of the class. 

All Levels

All supplies included.

Dates & Times

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

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

#1: Jun 27-Jul 1, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 8-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: Jul 25-Jul 29, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 8-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Exploring Great Artists II

Have fun playing with different mediums and styles while gaining the gift of knowledge of famous periods in art history and recognition of some of the most famous artists in the world. Five artists, five projects. Wear old clothes.


All Levels

Dates & Times

Aug 1-Aug 5, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: 8-12
Instructor: Kimberlie Brayman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Fantasy and Sci Fi Creatures Camp

Explore the fascinating world of fantasy creatures in this exciting new class! We will depict Dragons, Dinos, Mecha, Monsters, Robots, Elves, Gnomes, Trolls, Shape- Shifters, Mutants, Clones, Giant Insectoids, Animal- Creature Hybrids, Multi- Creature Hybrids, and all the amazing things they do! Running, flying, swimming, battling foes, rescuing heroes, breathing fire, etc,! We will explore creatures in a variety of media- starting with drawing, and continuing on in the media of your choice- pencil, charcoal, and acrylics!       All Levels

Dates & Times

Jun 27-Jul 1, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: 8-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Fused Glass Fun! Bugs & Magic Wands

Lets make bugs and magic wands! Learn the principals of glass fusing, how to use vibrant dichroic glass, and incorporate metal wire in your creations!

All Levels.

Dates & Times

Mon, Wed & Fri, 7/18, 7/20 & 7/22, 10am-12pm, 3 sessions
Ages: 8-12
Instructor: Dolors Ruscha
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

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 2-Aug 5, Tuesday-Friday 10 am-2 pm
Ages: 14-18
Instructor: Jo Andersson
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Kids Art Camp

Your students will create fun and memorable artwork while learning a new skill or technique. Kids should join the class to have fun exploring their imagination and creativity. These projects you are sure to keep for years to come. 


Projects could include:
Paper Mache Houses
Jewelry
Watercolor Animals
Cartooning
Pen & Ink 

All Levels.


Dates & Times

Aug 8-Aug 12, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-10
Instructor: Bethany Chapman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Mosaic with Pre-Fused Glass

Make a beautiful picture frame with pre-fused glass pieces. Students will have a mulitutude of color and shape options to design a lovely gift or keepsake. Ready to go home that day!

All Levels.

Dates & Times

July 20, Wednesday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-12
Instructor: Carol Doherty
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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: Jun 27-Jun 30, Monday-Thursday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-12
Instructor: Nikki Gardner (Wheeler)
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: Jul 11-Jul 14, Monday-Thursday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-12
Instructor: Nikki Gardner (Wheeler)
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#3: Jul 18-Jul 21, Monday-Thursday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-12
Instructor: Nikki Gardner (Wheeler)
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#4: Aug 1-Aug 4, Monday-Thursday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-12
Instructor: Nikki Gardner (Wheeler)
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#5: Aug 15-Aug 18, Monday-Thursday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-12
Instructor: Nikki Gardner (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 8-Aug 12, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
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

Jul 25-Jul 29, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: 13-18
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Teen Drawing Intensive

Learn to draw or hone your skills! Students will learn techniques in Drawing while creating projects they will be proud to show off! Some of the projects include:

Grid drawing
One, two and three point perspective
Cartooning

All Levels

There will be a $20 supply fee made payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Dates & Times

Aug 15-Aug 17, Monday-Wednesday 1-4 pm
Ages: 13-17
Instructor: Bethany Chapman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1