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September 2017

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).

4 sessions

Beginner

Dates & Times

Sep 16-Oct 7, Saturdays 10 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Smoke and Pearls Encaustic Workshop

Smoke and Pearls
 This will be an Encaustic Workshop working in Black and white, creating elegant to abstract pieces.  In this course you will learn to use Encaustics, Embedding, and Bold Design.  Come join the fun!

This workshop is for All levels.

Dates & Times

September 16, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Drawing I - Sundays

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!

This class is for All Levels

Dates & Times

Sep 17-Oct 22, Sundays 3:30-5:45 pm
Ages: Ages 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Drawing for Kids

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 supplies included in cost of class.

Dates & Times

Sep 17-Oct 22, Sundays 12:30-2:30 pm
Ages: Ages 8-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing 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

Sep 19-Oct 10, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction and Memoir

Everyone has a story to tell! This class will investigate the art of crafting a compelling memoir as well as give introduction to the burgeoning field of Creative Non-Fiction. In this class, you will be presented with a number of inspiring examples to help you begin to consider how you might pursue your own craft.

Dates & Times

Sep 19-Oct 17, Tuesdays 4-6 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Seth Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Encaustic and Mixed Media

Discover methods of combining textile, fiber, paper, found objects and encaustic to create dimensional artworks. Build up surface texture, imagery and pattern using both collage and assemblage techniques, highlighting the transparent nature of beeswax that results in lustrous depth with resplendent surfaces. Gain an understanding of how to layer, embed, and create texture with encaustic and mixed media.

All Levels - some encaustic experience preferred

Dates & Times

September 23, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Deborah Kapoor
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Art & Coffee: Fused Geometric Wall Clock

You will be creating a bright colorful contemporary wall clock which will add a splash of color to your home or office.

Students will learn basic fusing concepts and will have a chance to use frit, stringers, and nuggets with other geometric shapes of glass. We will discuss how to drill a hole in your project and the placement of the hole for proper mounting on the wall.

Dates & Times

September 24, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Jewelry Wax Carving & Casting

Design a ring, Learn to carve a wax pattern, cast it in silver, prepare a simple inlay of ivory or abalone, finish and polish work, inlay.

Dates & Times

Sep 25-Nov 27, Mondays 6-8 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Olivier Peter-Contesse
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Glassblowing I

The basics of working with molten glass will be covered in this eight week class. Beginner

Dates & Times

Sep 26-Nov 14, Tuesdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Glassblowing II

If you already know the basics of blowing glass, but aren't quite ready to work on your own, this class is for you. The use of handles, bits, and wraps will be covered, as will color application. Intermediate - Prerequisite: Glass I (taken twice) or one year experience

Dates & Times

Sep 27-Nov 15, Wednesdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Manuel Castro
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Beginning Stained Glass

This introductory class provides a foundation for stained glass using the copper foil technique.  We will cover designing projects for glass, the art of glass cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering, finishing and presentation. 

Dates & Times

Sep 27-Nov 1, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln 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.

Pre-requisite: Beginning Lapidary or pass an access test with monitor.

Pre-registration required.

Dates & Times

September 29, Friday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Love Knot Ring

We are all going a million miles a minute in a thousand directions. Here's a ring to celebrate the myriad wonderful connections this dance brings, and ground you in consciously savoring the best of them. Plus you'll be reminded of how much fun you had making it!

All Levels

Dates & Times

September 30, Saturday 12 noon-4 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Julia Lowther
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Pine Needle Basket Weaving Basics

You will learn the basic methods of coiled weaving. We will use pine needles as our weaving material, though this technique can be used with other materials as well. You will start your weaving around a decorative center. You will use the basic swirling stitch gives your woven piece stability and is very attractive. Learn how to shape your basket to its desired form.

Dates & Times

September 30, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Introduction to Modern Short Fiction

With all due respect to the classics, we are truly living in a golden age of short fiction. Join us as we explore the basics of the modern short story. This discussion-based class will look at the current trends, concerns, and tactics of short fiction through the reading and analysis of several short stories. 

Dates & Times

September 30, Saturday 2-5 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Seth Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Fall Inspired Encaustic Workshop

We will be learning and playing with the rich warm colors and textures of fall, You will be Creating 3 12x12 paintings on wood. This always produces gorgeous work!

All Levels

Dates & Times

September 30, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1