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March 2015

Garden Sculpture with Silicone Mold

This class will teach you how to make multiple castings for your garden art or to  use for handmade gifts. Using wet clay you will sculpt a garden themed piece and then make a flexible mold from the sculpture.

After the mold is set up, you will then learn to properly mix and pour quick-set concrete into the rubber mold. After setting up the piece can be removed from the mold and you can take your garden art and new mold home to be used over and over again. Ken will also give you tips on finishing and painting your concrete.        Beginner to Intermediate

Dates & Times

Saturday, March 7, 11-1:30 pm, Sunday, March 8, 12-2 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Ken Hinch
Location: Multiple

Phone or Tablet Touch Ups

The device in your hand can be a powerful way to improve the pictures you've taken...or remake them into something completely new.  We'll review the most popular free and low-cost photo re-touching aps and show how they can boost your great images to excellent in just a few minutes.  No equipment or experience required.

Dates & Times

March 11, Wednesday 4-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Nat Seymour
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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

Basic Lino-Cut Workshop

The bold and direct quality of relief printmaking is distinct and unmistakable. While simple in principle, this medium offers a variety of interesting techniques and approaches for creating images that are striking and unique. In this workshop basic lino-cut printmaking methods and techniques will be introduced. Working from sketches, participants will create a black and white print. On day two, students will explore options for adding color to their composition. Through demonstration and active participation, workshop attendees will develop their skills and understanding of this simple yet limitless printmaking technique. All levels

Dates & Times

Mar 14 & Mar 15, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Betsy Best-Spadaro
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

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

Tuesdays, 3/17, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14. 4/21 (no class 3/31), 12-3pm
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

Manual Cameras: The Basics

How can the adjustments on your camera kick up your pictures?  This workshop will show how the manual controls on your camera affect your images and how to drastically improve your photography with them.  A camera with an "M" or manual mode is required for this class and a tripod is useful.

Dates & Times

March 18, Wednesday 4-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Nat Seymour
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Colorful Copper Pendants

Leave with two colorful copper pendants to "wear or share"!  Learn how to cut copper, rivet, and make easy bails!  All materials provided and all levels welcome!

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

March 19, Thursday 6-9 pm
Ages: 21 & up
Instructor: Jennifer MacLean
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Lattice Tray

Your imagination dictates the design and shape for your own unique, shallow tray.  The entire tray is woven in lattice twining (a lashing technique or bound weave), including the rim.  Instructor will bring samples as guides, but your own creativity is greatly encouraged.  Materials: dyed reed, waxed linen.

Size:  1" X 6" X 7"  (size varies)

Dates & Times

March 21, Saturday 10 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Sally Anaya
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Wine & Watercolors: Daisies!

Ready to sip, paint and have a good time? Join us for our "Wine & Watercolors" party and paint beautiful, vibrant daisies with watercolors. Spend one evening, in a relaxed atmosphere, learning how to paint while socializing with friends! 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

March 21, Saturday 6-9 pm
Ages: 21 & up
Instructor: Charlene Collins Freeman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Blown Glass Sculpture 101

This work shop will Focus on the technique of sculptural glass. We will make components that will be added to the piece later, using the garage, explore various approaches to color application, and employ the use of the Oxygen Propane "Hot Torch" to achieve great detail. If you have blown glass before and feel like exploring sculpture, or if you sculpt and want to hone your skills, and pick up some new tricks, this is the class for you.

Intermediate - Prerequisite: Glass II

Dates & Times

Mar 21 & Mar 22, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Designing With Stencils

Come create your very own glass art and learn how to create and use your very own stencils.  Students will be able to use or supplied stencils and their own to design and create their own fused glass plates.   Beginner

Dates & Times

March 21, Saturday 10 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Ed McDonald
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Felted Eggs & More

Basic elements of needle felting are learned and students will leave with at least one wooly pal for their Easter basket.

Other ideas that can be made during class are 3-D Diorama eggs, easy 2-D chick and bunny ornaments to hang on a branch.

Dates & Times

March 22, Sunday 1-3 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Elsa Bouman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

Intermediate-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.

$20 supply fee payable to instructor at class. Additonal fees may be charged depending on materials used by student.

Dates & Times

March 25, April 1, 8, Thurs April 16
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Drawing Children's Portrait

Are you fascinated with expressive portrait drawings? Have you ever imagined drawing a beautiful portrait of your child or grandchild? Working from their photographs, you learn to compose, see and draw the features of the face. The class will explore the use of color contet crayon to create expressive portraits. In just a few hours, you learn to produce a beautiful portrait drawing that will amaze your friends and family members.

Dates & Times

Mar 25-Apr 8, Wednesdays 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Li-Ting Hung
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Bottles

This class will cover the basic techniques used to create blown glass bottles. 

Dates & Times

March 28, Saturday 9 am-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Colin O'Reilly
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

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

Ceramic Garden Pots

The students will learn basic clay techniques to build a high fired rock pots.. 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.

Dates & Times

March 20, Friday 10 am-1 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Puppet Camp

Young artists start the week by sketching some ideas for puppet characters.  Using new, recycled, and scavenged materials with paints, markers, glitter and whatever, we will create a different type of puppet on the first four days of camp.  On Friday, each artist will make a folding puppet stage for presenting his or her own productions.

Dates & Times

Mar 30-Apr 3, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: 6-10
Instructor: April Richardson
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