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April 2014

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.  Four weekly sessions, no prerequisite.  Beginner

Dates & Times

#1: Apr 1-Apr 4, Tuesday-Friday 1-5 pm
Ages: Teens 14-18
Instructor: Colin O'Reilly
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

#2: Apr 8-Apr 11, Tuesday-Friday 1-5 pm
Ages: Teens 14-18
Instructor: Colin O'Reilly
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Your Camera, Your Pictures

This course will introduce you to the basics of digital camera operation and photographic technique. You will learn how aperture, shutter speed, light and motion affect the images you create. Use your own camera or share one with a friend. Any digital camera with an "M" or manual mode will work. Students should be able to email their photos, and must bring the camera and the COMPLETE camera manual to class. Level: Beginner

 *For beginning photographers wanting an intensive learning experience, this course can be taken in conjunction with the ADVENTUROUS IMAGES WORKSHOP offered later on many of the same evenings.

Dates & Times

Apr 2-Apr 23, Wednesdays 5:45-7:45 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Nat Seymour
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Drawing Step by Step

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

Apr 7-May 12, Mondays 2:30-5:30 pm
Ages: 16+
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Beginning-Intermediate Jewelry Making

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.  Complete two projects using these basic skills.  

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

Apr 8-Apr 29, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Fused Glass Easter Eggs!

Make your own fused glass Easter Eggs  in this evening Make It Now class. Using pre-cut glass, you can adorn your glass "egg" with colors and decorations.  Your creation will them be fused in the Kiln, ready for you to pick up one week later. 

Beginner

Dates & Times

#1: April 8, Tuesday 6-8 pm
Ages: Minimum Age is 10+
Instructor: Stacey King
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: April 17, Thursday 6-8 pm
Ages: Minimum Age is 10+
Instructor: Stacey King
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

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

Apr 9-May 28, Wednesdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Glassblowing I

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

Dates & Times

Apr 10-May 29, Thursdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bob Mitchell
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Make Your Own Fused Glass Jewelry!

In this afternoon workshop you will make your own fused glass Jewelry using different shapes and sizes of colored glass that will then be fused in a kiln. Create several broaches, pins, earrings, or pendants using small pieces of glass.  Stringers, iridized, dichroic, opalescent, and transparent glass will be available for use. Beginner

Dates & Times

April 13, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Teen - 13+, Adult - 18+
Instructor: Judy Macauley
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Acrylic Painting

Acrylics are one of the most versatile media ever invented! Bright, luminous colors, ease of use, and infinite techniques make acrylic painting a boundless, creative choice. Whether you are intrigued by acrylic's potential, or have worked in acrylic for years, this class has something for everyone! We will cover the basics of composition, light & shadow, color harmony, and perspective. You will have the opportunity to paint a variety of subjects: landscapes, animals, plants, national parks, birds, sailboats, still lifes. We will delve into some of the alternative techniques acrylics has to offer: washes, layering, dripping, sponging, spraying, textured mediums, collage, etc!  Expand your creative horizons in this fun and informative class! Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Dates & Times

Apr 13-May 11, Sundays 10 am-1 pm
Ages: 16+
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Creative Practices in the Common Core

This class is designed to assist teachers in utilizing Visual Arts to engage, motivate and lead students in the production of evidence of learning.  Participants will explore a variety of art forms and media to create products aligned with Common Core State Standards, Washington State Arts Standards, and National Arts Standards.  The class will address CCSS Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, as well as the value of Visual Literacy.

Dates & Times

Apr 16-May 7, Wednesdays 6-8:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jody Cain
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Watercolor Painting Step by Step

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

Apr 23-May 14, Wednesdays 2-5 pm
Ages: 16+
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Drawing for Teens

Drawing is the foundation of the visual arts, anyone can learn to draw! This class will build a solid foundation of drawing skills to strengthen your ability to express your creativity! The instructor will demonstrate specific techniques such as how to render realistically using line and contour, shape and form, light and shadow, space and depth, proportion and perspective. Principles of composition will also be covered. All Levels

Dates & Times

Apr 19-May 17, Saturdays 10 am-12 noon
Ages: Teen - 13+
Instructor: Charlene Collins Freeman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Watercolor for Teens

Discover the magic of watercolor painting! Learn about watercolor paper, paints, brushes, values and drawing in a fun, nurturing atmosphere. You'll be amazed at how fast you progress. Learn to see like an artist, develop basic drawing and brushstroke skills. Discover the value of light and shadow to add drama to your paintings! Participate in creative exercises and build the skills to take your artwork to the next level. Level: Beginner

Dates & Times

Apr 19-May 17, Saturdays 12:30-2:30 pm
Ages: Teen - 13+
Instructor: Charlene Collins Freeman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Intermediate Drawing for Adults

Drawing is the foundation of the visual arts, anyone can learn to draw! This class will build a solid foundation of drawing skills to strengthen your ability to express your creativity! The instructor will demonstrate specific techniques such as how to render realistically using line and contour, shape and form, light and shadow, space and depth, proportion and perspective. Principles of composition will also be covered. All Levels

Dates & Times

Apr 19-May 17, Saturdays 3:30-5:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Charlene Collins Freeman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Intuitive Painting

In this class you will use your intuition to guide you on shape, color and composition. You will finish 4-6 small paintings with an opportunity to make them into cards. Card stock and envelopes will be provided. DRESS TO MESS!
All Levels

This workshop is a part of our Arty Hour program. Enjoy a glass of wine and appetizers while creating beautiful artwork! You must be 21 years or older to participate. Class fees include art supplies, one glass of wine and appetizers. Bring a friend or family member! Advanced registration required.

Dates & Times

April 22, Tuesday 6-9 pm
Ages: 21+
Instructor: Jennifer MacLean
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Painting with Colored Pencils

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. Intermediate drawing skill and knowledge of color is required to benefit from this class.

Supply list provided.

Dates & Times

April 26, Saturday 11 am-5:30 pm
Ages: 16+
Instructor: Anna Mastronardi Novak
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

INTENSIVE BORO BEADMAKING WORKSHOP

Explore basic bead making techniques in borosilicate glass. All levels welcome. Please plan to begin the weekend with a discussion about safety in the studio.  This course will concentrate on the application of colored and clear glass to create fresh and exciting visual effects out of lightweight borosilicate glass. A few of the practices we will attempt include pulling stringers, adding dots and stripes of glass, raking / feathering the color, and making multiple beads on one mandrel. Good craftsmanship will be our highest priority and there will be time set aside to discuss the many ways to finish a bead.  Students are encouraged to come to class with ideas and a sketchbook.  Beginner

Dates & Times

Apr 26 & Apr 27, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jessica Landau
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Bronze Metal Clay Rings

Students will learn how to make several types of rings using Bronze metal clay. Learn the techniques of this amazing material. You will have the opportunity to construct several rings in various designs. You will also learn how to do stone setting techniques. Firing will take place after the class and your work will be available at Schack Art Center for pick-up in one week. Student should be able to provide ring size.

Level: Beginner

Dates & Times

April 27, Sunday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 16+
Instructor: Suz O'Dell
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1