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August 2014

Japanese Water-Based Wood-Cut (Mokuhanga)

This class is an introduction to traditional Japanese woodblock printing artists. Each person will cut and print an edition of color prints and to learn about this non-toxic technique. Mokuhanga provides precise registration and a variety of color applications. Mokuhanga is an ancient technique and an important chapter in the history of printmaking. The first day of the workshop will be devoted to designing and cutting blocks. The second day will focus on printing. All levels

Dates & Times

Aug 2 & Aug 3, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Betsy Best-Spadaro
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Summer 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

These camps take place during most area school district Summer Break dates. Please double check with your local school district.

Dates & Times

#1: Aug 4-Aug 7, Monday-Thursday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-12
Instructor: Nikki Wheeler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: Aug 18-Aug 21, Monday-Thursday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-12
Instructor: Nikki Wheeler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

iPad CLAY ANIMATION: Zombies (G-Rated)

rrAHGRG! Run Away!  The Zombies are coming!  Oh no!  I tripped!  AHH!…rrAHGRG! What?  It’s helping me get up?  Uh, thanks zombie dude, what’s your name? rrAHGRG! This camp is run by Seattle based C.A.N. - Clay Animation Network. Students will use iPads (provided by C.A.N) to take animation photos, edit video/sound, and create unique music scores based on the class theme. Set, character and story construction will be taught. Lessons seamlessly integrate subjects like math/science and visual/language arts. View the class commercial and over 2,000 student animations at www.cancancancan.com

Dates & Times

Aug 4-Aug 8, Monday-Friday 9 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-15
Instructor: C.A.N. Clay Animation Network
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

iPad LEGO® ANIMATION: Robots 4

Engineer a random robot from a selection of 48 hinging, swiveling, rotating, and other pieces. This camp is run by Seattle based C.A.N. - Clay Animation Network.  Students use iPads (C.A.N provides) to create stop-motion videos based on the class theme. View commercials at www.cancancancan.com. C.A.N is not affiliated with LEGO® .

Dates & Times

Aug 4-Aug 8, Monday-Friday 1-4 pm
Ages: 6-15
Instructor: C.A.N. Clay Animation Network
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Fused Glass Picture Frames

During this fun evening in the Kiln Studio, you will be guided through the process of making a 5"x7" fused glass picture frame! Beginner

Dates & Times

August 5, Tuesday 6-8 pm
Ages: Teen - 13+, Adult - 18+
Instructor: Stacey King
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Bird Bed & Breakfast - handbuilt ceramic birdhouse and birdfeeder

Make two fun and functional clay projects! Your clay birdhouse and birdfeeder will truly expresses your sense of color and whimsy. You will learn ceramic hand building techniques (slab, coil, stamping, etc.) using white cone 6 stoneware clay. Then, learn to glaze your one of kind creations with a variety of non-toxic glazes (matte & gloss) so they really can be used. Your garden art will truly be for the birds. 

Dates & Times

Aug 6-Aug 20, Wednesdays 5:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Marissa Motto
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

Aug 5-Aug 8, Tuesday-Friday 1-5 pm
Ages: 14-18
Instructor: Colin O'Reilly
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Intro to Encaustic

Explore the ancient medium of encaustic! Made from beeswax, damar resin and pigment, encaustic is a rich and luminous paint.

This workshop will cover introductory techniques including fusing, incising, stencils, collage, pours and transfers.  No experience required.   All Levels

Dates & Times

August 10, Sunday 11 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Deborah Kapoor
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Drawing Animals Camp

Drawing animals is extremely easy and fun- you will be amazed as you bring these creatures to life! In this class you will learn how to draw a wide variety of animals doing what they do best- running, jumping, flying, swimming, etc. We will be drawing animals and birds such as owls, tigers, parrots, wolves, hummingbirds, housecats, pelicans, bears, etc! We will be drawing in a variety of media, and covering anatomy, highlights/ shadow, composition, action, etc., in this exciting class!

All Levels

Dates & Times

Aug 11-Aug 15, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: 6-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Oil Painting I

Oil painting is a fun way to express your creative spirit. It's the most forgiving of all painting mediums. As you develop your skills, you'll soon be on your way! We will learn how to blend colors, which brush to use and how to apply the paint. You will be guided through different techniques such as: wet-on-wet, fat over lean, palette knives painting, and so on. All levels

Dates & Times

August 11, Monday 11 am-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anna Mastronardi Novak
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Krazy Kreatures

Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw and paint the fascinating  world of insects, reptiles, spiders, beetles, lizards, snakes, frogs, and all of the amazing things they do! We will learn to depict all of these creatures  in a variety of media- starting with drawing, and continuing on to paint these creatures in acrylics, in this fun and exciting

All Levels

Dates & Times

Aug 11-Aug 15, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Watercolor for Teens Camp

Have you ever wanted to 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, and 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

Aug 14-Aug 17, Thursday-Sunday 1-3 pm
Ages: Teen - 13+
Instructor: Charlene Collins Freeman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Drawing for Teens Camp

Drawing is the foundation of the visual arts and 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 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

Aug 14-Aug 17, Thursday-Sunday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: Teen - 13+
Instructor: Charlene Collins Freeman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Art & Snack - Paper Name Collage

Caregiver and child pairs will start with a hands-on alphabet themed snack then get a little messy to make a beautiful name collage. Each adult and child pair will make a name/word collage by applying colorful thin paper shapes onto a pre-stretched, primed canvas or onto a wood block with acrylic medium. Art, food and fun--all while reinforcing letter recognition!    All Levels

Dates & Times

August 16, Saturday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: Ages 3-6 with a caregiver
Instructor: Karin Chickadel
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

iPad LEGO® ANIMATION: Superheroes

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Its...Bionic Sweeper Guy? Create your own wacko superheroes to help save the day!  This program is run by Seattle based C.A.N. - Clay Animation Network. Students use iPads (C.A.N provides) to create stop-motion videos based on the class theme. View commercials at www.cancancancan.com. C.A.N is not affiliated with LEGO®

Dates & Times

Aug 18-Aug 22, Monday-Friday 9 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-15
Instructor: C.A.N. Clay Animation Network
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

iPad CLAY ANIMATION: Alienz

B.Y.O.C.A.  (Build Your Own Crazy Alien).  How many eyes, ears, noses, mouths, wings, and jetpacks does an alien have?  You decide! This camp is run by Seattle based C.A.N. - Clay Animation Network. Students use iPads (C.A.N provides) to create clay animation videos. Lessons include sound editing and music composition based on the class theme. View commercials at www.cancancancan.com.

Dates & Times

Aug 18-Aug 22, Monday-Friday 1-4 pm
Ages: 6-15
Instructor: C.A.N. Clay Animation Network
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Figurative Glass Sculpture

This class will focus on what is essential to translating a sketch or idea into glass. Personality and character is the goal for the course, bringing glass to life and giving it soul is an uncommon trait for the material and is very exciting to achieve. Problem solving through using different tools and processes will enable a greater viewpoint on sculptural glass. In the end this class is about having fun and making work that speaks for itself.

Intermediate/Advanced Experience

Dates & Times

Aug 22-Aug 24, Friday-Sunday 9 am-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Danny White
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Garden Suns

The students will learn basic clay techniques to build a high fired "Mexican" Sun. They can be personalized to look like someone you know or ideas from the instructor. Multi color clays will be used. Instructor will "patina" the pieces after bisque and you will pick up your pieces ready to hang and enjoy.  All Levels

Dates & Times

August 25, Monday 10 am-1 pm
Ages: 6 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
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. 

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

Aug 26-Sep 16, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

WEEKEND BOROSILICATE BEADMAKING INTENSIVE

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

Aug 30 & Aug 31, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jessica Landau
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio