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May 2016

Acrylic Painting I

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! Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Dates & Times

May 8-Jun 12, Sundays 12:30-3 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Drypoint Printmaking

Drypoint is a non-acid etching method, made by scratching into a zinc or plexi plate, inking by wiping ink into the scratched and textured plate, and printing.

This class is from our series of afternoon printmaking workshops, one session each. Each session will focus on a technique of basic printmaking: Drypoint, chine colle, monoprint and hybrid prints. Demonstrations by the instructor will be followed by studio work time and individualized attention. Use of the press, of printing papers and inks, and how to play/work in the printmaking medium will be covered. Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Dates & Times

May 14, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Elizabeth Brinton
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Beginning Encaustic Workshop

A jam packed workshop full of the core information you need to start your encaustic journey, yet a very creative hands on approach to learning to use this joyful medium, all students will leave with at least four paintings on wood panels!  I will be showing you different ways in which to use this versitile medium.  Look foreward to a colorful event!

All supplies included.

Dates & Times

May 14, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 18 & up
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Beginning Lapidary

Student will learn techniques to shape a slab of stone into a cabochon suitable for use in jewelry or other art work (hardness no greater than 7). 

Properties of types of stone and recognizing optimum shape for a cabochon will be taught. 

Students will be instructed in machine usage and safety as well as machine cleaning after use.

Dates & Times

May 21-Jun 11, Saturdays 10 am-12:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Waves on Cedar Basket

Using cedar bark for the spokes, this sculptural basket uses basic twining to undulate the cedar with the placement of the wire. The finish is an easy lashed border border of yellow cedar outer bark.

All levels

Dates & Times

May 21, Saturday 10 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Polly Sutton
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Art & Wine: Recycled & Pounded Aluminum Earrings

Enjoy a festive evening creating 3 pair of earrings from scrap aluminum and copper!  Materials headed for the landfill ends up as fashionable jewelry to wear and share!

Learn elements of design, construction, and the best tools to use for metal working. 

All levels

There wil be an $8 supply fee made payable to the instructor.

This workshop is a part of our Art & Wine program. Enjoy a glass of wine while creating beautiful artwork! You must be 21 years or older to participate. Class fees include art supplies and a glass of wine. Bring a friend or family member! Advanced registration required.

Dates & Times

May 24, Tuesday 6-9 pm
Ages: 21 & up
Instructor: Jennifer MacLean
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Basic Watercolor Painting

Students will learn basic watercolor techniques as including composition and color mixing. The student will learn wet-in-wet, dry brush, layering. We will take a step-by-step approach to insure that each student learns how to complete a watercolor painting from beginning to end.

All Levels

Dates & Times

May 25-Jun 29, Wednesdays 10 am-1 pm
Ages: 18 & up
Instructor: Jess Coleman
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Lapidary Open Studio

Spend the afternoon working independently on your lapidary project. We will have a room monitor available but no instruction. We provide the equipment, you provide your own rocks.

MUST have take Beginning Lapidary or pass an access test with monitor.

Please pre-register.

Dates & Times

May 27, Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Beginning/Intermediate Silversmithing

Beginning students will learn how to fabricate jewelry from metal sheet and wire.  Begin with basic skills such as forging, soldering and setting cabochon stones.  Learn to use a jeweler's saw and other hand tools.

Dates & Times

May 31-Jun 21, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio