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April 2015

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

Apr 1-Apr 4, Wednesday-Saturday 10 am-1 pm
Ages: 13-17
Instructor: Charlene Collins Freeman
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.  No prerequisite.  Beginner

Dates & Times

Apr 7-Apr 10, Tuesday-Friday 1-5 pm
Ages: Teen - 13+
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

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

Apr 11 & Apr 12, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Betsy Best-Spadaro
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

The Art of Hand Lettering

Learn 26 ways (an alphabets worth) to use hand lettering in your journals. Just one hand lettered word in a mixed media piece brings new meaning and adds personality to any creative craft or journal page. From calligraphic lines to collage, stamping techniques to stencils, this workshop will give you dozens of new techniques to take home!

Beginner

Dates & Times

Apr 11 & Apr 18, Saturdays 10 am-1 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Celeste Douville
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Flow Casting

In this workshop students will design and create their 6" x 6" x 3/4" slab of cast glass.  Participants will get an overview of kiln casting and the principles of glass flow.  Each student will set up their own "glass pattern" that will then be cast and have glass flow accross it from an elevated ramp demonstrating the flow of glass while creating a unique object. Beginner - with some glass cutting experience

Dates & Times

April 25, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Colin O'Reilly
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

One Hour Plates: Dots!

These hour long workshops are a chance to get creative in the fusing studio. Students will work with a 6" x 6" format, and try more complex color designs that include precious metal inclusions, stripes, and polka dots. Students will design a functional fused glass plate available for pick up 72 hours later. Beginner

Dates & Times

#1: April 12, Sunday 1-2 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Ed McDonald
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: April 12, Sunday 2-3 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Ed McDonald
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: April 12, Sunday 3-4 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Ed McDonald
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Cultivating Creativity with Common Core Connections

Cultivating Creativity with Common Core Connections consists of 4 evening sessions (Apr. 15, 22, 29, & May 6), 6-8:30 p.m. Learn how to enhance ELA and Math instruction and extend students' knowledge by creating a humanities-rich classroom culture through connecting visual art concepts to Common Core State Standards.

Dates & Times

Apr 15-May 6, Wednesdays 6-8:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jody Cain
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Introduction to Venetian Techniques

This course will provide a solid introduction to the many faceted field of Venetian glassblowing. Working with clear glass, we will examine a couple of the most iconic examples of Venetian glass and practice the techniques that were utilized in their creation. From simple forms with fine necks, to bits, stems and feet, we will work towards building familiarity and skill through repetition. Intermediate

Friday 4/17 : Instructor Demo 6-10pm

Sa-Su 4/18-19: Class    9-6pm

Dates & Times

Apr 18 & Apr 19, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Granite Calimpong
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Playing with Part Sheets

In this two-session workshop, students will design and create their own custom "Part Sheets."  These unique sheets of glass will then be cut up and used by the students to create their own glass art plates.  Students will create two unique part sheets to use in creating plates the following day.  This class is geared toward students who have some previous kiln forming experience.  Beginner

Dates & Times

Apr 18 & Apr 19, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Ed McDonald
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Vivid Ink Pendants

Using alcohol inks we will stretch the Vivid Ink Pendant limits with sharpies, colored pencils, and embossing powers. First time attendees are welcome. You will leave with 6 gorgeous pendants to wear home that night! All levels

This workshop is a part of our NEW 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 21, Tuesday 6-9 pm
Ages: 21 & up
Instructor: Jennifer MacLean
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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 knowledge

- Color coordination lay out

- Glass etching designs on glass

- Layer different and vibrant glass colors to create unique pendants

- Make channels in the glass to thread your chain or cord

 

- And more………

Dates & Times

April 25, Saturday 10 am-2 pm
Ages: 14+
Instructor: Dolors Ruscha
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

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

Apr 28-May 19, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1