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March 2015

Painting with Glass

 In this four week workshop, students will learn a variety of techniques to use glass powders, frits, and stringers to create painterly effects with glass.  Each week the class will focus on a specific painting technique with focused exercises and then a larger work to explore the process further.  This workshop is geared to accommodate artists that are just starting our with glass and those that are looking to add another process to their practice.  

Dates & Times

Mar 11-Apr 1, Wednesdays 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Colin O'Reilly
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Preschool - Sculptural Nest & Eggs

Bring your preschooler to make art (and the mess that may go with it) at Schack Art Center! These hour-long Friday morning workshops are for the very young artists accompanied by their caregivers. Join local mom and teaching artist, Karin Vance Chickadel, to make seasonally themed art projects! Feel free to bring snacks for your child. Come as you are, no experience necessary.

March: Sculptural Nest and Eggs: Using a quick paper mache technique, you and your preschooler will create a decorative nest complete with decorative eggs!

Dates & Times

March 13, Friday 10-11 am
Ages: 2 1/2 - 5 with an adult
Instructor: Karin Chickadel
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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!

Dates & Times

Mar 15-Apr 19, Sundays 2-4 pm
Ages: 8-12
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Drawing

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!

Dates & Times

Mondays 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13. 4/20 (no class 3/30), 3-6 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Watercolor Painting

Enjoy the fascinating, vibrant world of watercolor in this exciting class! We will paint a variety of subjects- landscapes, animals, portraits, and still lives, and explore color, value, shadow, perspective, materials, and brush handling in this fun and informative class for everyone! The subjects will be taught in a step-by-step fashion. You will be able to follow along with the steps to the paintings as they are being done in front of the class. 

Beginner to Advanced

Dates & Times

Mondays 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13. 4/20 (no class 3/30), 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Painting Animals for Kids

Have you ever been fascinated by the sight of an animal in a photo, or in the wild? Animals are beautiful and fascinating subjects to paint! In this class, you will learn to paint a wide variety of animals in vibrant color! We will cover anatomy, lighting, color harmony, and composition, and many other subjects, to help you to bring your animals to life!   All Levels

Dates & Times

Wednesdays, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15. 4/22 (no class 4/1), 4-6pm
Ages: 8-12
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Multiple

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

Mar 24-Apr 14, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Introduction to Borosilicate Flameworking

Explore the basics of flameworking glass in this introductory course. All levels are welcome, and this course is encouraged to be repeated as we will constantly go over new material. Concentrate on the basics of flameworking in this general introductory course. Classroom time will include safety discussions, brainstorming sessions, and individualized guidance during supervised work time. Plan to move through beads in borosilicate glass all the way into your own complex ideas.  There will be an emphasis on finding each student's individual voice with the material as we learn through repetition about advancing hand skills and technique. Students will walk away with jewelry pieces, figurine style sculptures, ornaments, and a strong foundation of understanding the possibilities of working with glass on a small scale.  Sketchbook recommended.  Beginner


Dates & Times

Mar 28 & Mar 29, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jessica Landau
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

The Versatility of Colored Pencil

Transcend the traditional look, feel and concept of color pencils by learning to push this medium into a far richer and relevant form of fine art expression. Learn techniques of layering and color mixing that make your color pencil work feel more like a brush or liquid medium. Some drawing ability and knowledge of color is helpful.

Dates & Times

March 30, Monday 11 am-5:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Anna Mastronardi Novak
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Spring Break 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. All Levels

This camp takes place during the Everett School District's Spring Break dates. Please double check with your child's school district.

Dates & Times

Mar 30-Apr 2, Monday-Thursday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-12
Instructor: Nikki Wheeler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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

Mar 31-Apr 3, Tuesday-Friday 1-5 pm
Ages: Teen - 13+
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Ceramic Masks

The students will learn basic clay techniques to build high fired ceramic masks. They can be personalized to look like someone you know or ideas from the instructor. Multi color clays will be used. fire the pieces and you will pick up your pieces ready to hang and enjoy.

Dates & Times

March 31, Tuesday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Julie Perrine
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1