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December 2016

Recycled Bottle Glass Beads

Try your hand at making glass beads in this one day class using recycled bottles! Beginner

Dates & Times

December 3, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
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.

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

Please pre-register.

Dates & Times

#1: December 3, Saturday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#2: December 17, Saturday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Single Session Drawing

Learn the basics of drawing. Topics learned in this workshop include: shading, creating texture, creating a composition, and drawing tips and techniques. 

Materials provided.

Dates & Times

December 3, Saturday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Bethany Chapman
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Fused Glass Ornaments

Learn how to assemble glass pieces into holiday creatures, or snowflakes. These make wonderful gifts or additons to your own tree.

Dates & Times

December 4, Sunday 2-3:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Carol Doherty and Teri Alverdes
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Fused Santa Cookie Plate

Learn how to cut sheet glass and integrate frit in this fun holiday class for beginners with Carol Doherty & Teri Alverdes (The Sisters Grimm). 

You'll create an 8" x 8" cookie platter that resembles Santa Claus.

When you have guests over during the holidays you can let them know that you made the cookies and the plate too!

Plates will be available for pick up 72 hours after firing.


Dates & Times

December 7, Wednesday 6:30-8 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Carol Doherty
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Art & Wine: Encaustic Abstract Theme

Grab a friend and follow along as we all create vibrant abstract encaustic works of art together in this fun night of painting and wine!  This will be a great way to follow along with Jackie in creating a colorful piece, or to put your own spin on it.  It's up to you, but one thing's for sure: we will have a blast waxing and torching! Cheers! Everyone makes one 12"x12" cradled wood panel painting.

All supplies included.  All Levels.

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

December 9, Friday 5-8 pm
Ages: 21 & up
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Single Session Intro To Glassblowing

The art of forming molten glass dates back to 3500 BC. This single day 8 hour intensive workshop is your chance to experience the thrill of working with the molten media that has captivated for centuries. You will learn the art of gathering glass from the furnace, and using fire, gravity and simple hand tools you will create forms of various shapes and sizes. Beginner

Dates & Times

December 10, Saturday 9:30 am-5:45 pm
Ages: 18 & up
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Rock & Ring - Cut a Cabachon & Make the Setting

Yearning for a taste of rock cutting AND jewelry making?

Two of Schack's favorite teachers are serving up a collaborative class for you to cut your own cabochon stone (with Art Cass) and create a custom sterling silver setting for your gem (with Julia Lowther). 

You'll love this class so much we'll have to shoo you out of the jewelry studio when the class is over!

(Making a lucky someone a ring for Christmas? Measure the destination finger in advance with a strip of paper or a piece of string, and bring that to class, OR bring a ring that you know fits the finger in question.) 

All materials and tools provide.  Bring nothing - go home with new jewelry.  Beginners welcomed with open arms!

All Levels

Dates & Times

Sat, December 10, 10am-5:30pm & Sun, December 11, 10am-5pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Julia Lowther
Location: Multiple

Dichroic Stained Glass Beveled Snowflake Ornament

You will create a beautiful Victorian Dichroic Beveled Snowflake using the copper foil technique.

Dates & Times

December 10, Saturday 11 am-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Fused Glass Jewelry

Experience the exciting technique of fusing dichroic glass by making stunning one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.

You will learn:
-glass fusing terminology and technique
-color coordination layout
-etching designs on glass
-layering different and vibrant glass colors to create unique pendants
-make channels in the glass to thread your chain or cord
-and more!

Dates & Times

December 17, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 16 through adult
Instructor: Dolors Ruscha
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Ceramic Castles

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