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November 2014

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. 

Intermediate students that have taken the beginning course can continue creating jewelry on directed projects with the instructor. Design a project with the instructor's guidance and advance forward with more complicated processes.

Dates & Times

Nov 4-Nov 25, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Fall Teacher Workshop: Saving the Environment: Sustainable Art

Designed for the generalist teacher, this ten-hour workshop focuses on teaching specific learning outcomes in art and recycling, using a variety of arts based activities as a vehicle for learning. Specific objectives will focus on enhancing teacher's knowledge of environmental waste issues and how utilizing recyclable materials for classroom art projects can provide a low cost supply source while addressing this growing human problem. Projects, for Kindergarten through 8th grade, will be presented by experienced artists and learning specialists. Assessment strategies will be discussed and all activities are designed to be class-time efficient.

(SPU/Everett SD Clock Hours/SPU Credit available)

Class meets Friday, Nov 7, 5-8:30pm & Saturday, Nov 8, 9am-5pm

Dates & Times

November 7, 5:30-8:30pm, November 8, 9am-5pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Judi Cowper
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Sculpting Borosilicate Glass

This class will concentrate on the fundamentals of solid borosilicate sculpture with a focus on sea life.  Students will learn basic sculpting skills to build a strong foundation for their work.  We will also discuss solutions for finishing and displaying the work.  Finally, we will move beyond the technical to help students find their personal voice within the framework of their art. Intermediate

Dates & Times

Nov 15 & Nov 16, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jennifer Umphress
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Flameworked Ornaments!

This course is designed to help students create ornaments while going over the basics of working with borosilicate glass.  We will begin with a discussion about safety and will end with a kiln full of ornaments that we have made at the torch!  Snowmen, icicles, and stars will be a few of the designs that we will try, and the curriculum does allow for supervised work time and individualized instruction.  Beginner

Dates & Times

Nov 22 & Nov 23, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jessica Landau
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Wire Cloth Jewelry

Using heat treated wire cloth, wire and beads, and a few simple textile techniques, make earrings or pendants.  Wire cloth is a fun new material to explore and students are encouraged to use their own creativity.   Students will learn how to use heat patina to color the wire cloth, cutting, hemming, corrugating and finishing techniques will be covered.  All Levels

Dates & Times

November 23, Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Marilyn Moore
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1