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June 2017

Celtic Knot Drawing

Learn how to construct a basic Celtic knot (an interlaced design) with a technique that can be used to fill a space of any size. Then, deepen your learning with exercises to expand into more complex knots and fill irregular spaces.

Dates & Times

June 4, Sunday 12:30-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Kevin Cain
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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

Jun 6-Jun 27, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Intro to Enameling, Cloisonne & Stencil

Enameling is the art of fusing powdered glass to metal. This class will teach the three basic techniques of enameling. Students will learn to stencil, cloisonne and chambleve.     

All Levels

Dates & Times

Jun 8-Jun 29, Thursdays 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Introduction to Pine Needle Basket Weaving

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

June 9, Friday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Dyeing for Quilters

Take your fiber arts in a new direction by creating your own hand-dyed fabrics. This three-day workshop will focus on low-water immersion dyeing, color theory, and bound resist (shibori) techniques. Gradations in color and value, visual texture, and creating neutrals with complementary colors will be explored.

Students will come away with a good start on a personal dye reference book, written instructions and recipes, samples, and yards of their own hand-dyed fabrics.

Dates & Times

Jun 9-Jun 11, Friday-Sunday 11 am-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Cameron Anne Mason
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Electro Etched Copper Pendants or Earrings

Electro-etching is a fabulous low-tech and low-cost way to add design and dimension to a flat sheet of metal. You'll choose a design from a selection provided, transfer it to copper sheet, etch the metal (re-purposed phone chargers are involved - very cool!), cut out your earrings or pendant, and dome your pieces before finishing them.               

All levels

Dates & Times

June 10, Saturday 10 am-5 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Julia Lowther
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Lampwork Glass Beadmaking

If you're fascinated by baubles, bangles, and beads, this one day class is for you. You will make many glass beads as you learn the basic skills of heating Moretti (soft) glass, applying it to a mandrel, and shaping it with tools. Beginner

Dates & Times

June 10, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Digital Photography Introduction

This class is a basic introduction to the fundamentals of photography, designed to help students move beyond the auto settings of their cameras. They will learn some basic photography techniques so that they know how to creatively control and predict the outcome of their photographs.

Dates & Times

June 10, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Berette Macaulay
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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

June 16, Friday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Weekend Intro to Hot Glass

Learn the basics of gathering, shaping, and blowing glass in this introductory course. We will establish a vocabulary about glass while using breath, heat, gravity, and simple tools to create forms.

Beginner

Dates & Times

Sat, June 17 & Sun, June 18, 9:30-1:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Weekend Beginning 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

Jun 17 & Jun 18, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Intermediate Lapidary

Pre-requisite beginning class or instructor approved. This class will cover techniques for stones hardness 7 and greater. Free form shaping.

Intermediate

Dates & Times

Wed, 6/21-7/19 (skip 7/5), 5:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

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).

Beginner

Dates & Times

Sa, 6/24-7/15 (skip 7/1), 10-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Weekend Advanced Silversmithing

*Students must have taken the Beginning-Intermediate Silversmithing course or have instructor's permission to take this class. 

Intermediate students 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

Jun 24 & Jun 25, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Summer Art Camp with Nikki

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.

Dates & Times

Jun 27-Jun 30, Tuesday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-12
Instructor: Nikki Gardner (Wheeler)
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1