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October 2014

Intro to Glass Mosaic (Hot & Cold)

This 6-week class is geared toward beginners who want to learn about the basic techniques, tools, and materials involved in creating mosaic art.  This informative class covers cutting glass, proper adhesives, substrates, design/ layout, and grouting.  The fundamentals of fused glass (warm/ kilnformed glass) will be taught to allow students to create components for their mosaic projects.  Students will be introduced to a wide variety of materials and will complete two projects during the class, exploring both traditional and contemporary techniques.  Students are encourages to experiment with color and texture to begin to discover the possibilities of mosaic.  All materials, supplies and tools are provided for students use.  Come experience the endless possibilities of this beautiful art form.  Beginner 

 

$50 SUPPLY FEE TO BE PAID TO INSTRUCTOR ON FIRST NIGHT OF CLASS.

Dates & Times

Oct 1-Nov 5, Wednesdays 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bob Mitchell
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Single Session Intro To Glassblowing

The art of forming molten glass dates back to 3500 BC. This single day 8 hour intensive workshop is your chance to experience the thrill of working with the molten media that has captivated for centuries. You will learn the art of gathering glass from the furnace, and using fire, gravity and simple hand tools you will create forms of various shapes and sizes. Beginner

Dates & Times

October 4, Saturday 9:30 am-5:45 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Watercolors: Botanical Art

Discover the magic of watercolor and botany! Learn to see like an artist, develop basic watercolor skills and discover the joy of exploring botany. The instructor will demonstrate specific techniques such as how to render realistically using color washes, emphasizing form through light and shadow, and the art of observation. Principles of composition will also be covered.   All Levels

Dates & Times

Oct 4-Nov 8, Saturdays 1-5 pm
Ages: Teen - 13+, Adult - 18+
Instructor: Charlene Collins Freeman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

How to Write Short Fiction

This class will provide new writers the tools that they need to begin writing short stories.

We will cover the basic concepts of composition as well as also peek into the nitty-gritty aspects of style and method so you can begin writing the stories that only you can write.

During this five week class, we will read and discuss several stories.
In addition, each student will have the opportunity to write and workshop a new story.

This class is intended for students in their late teens-adulthood. Some of the stories will contain content (typically language) of a PG-13 (one story leaning toward R) level.

Beginning to Intermediate

Dates & Times

Oct 6-Nov 3, Mondays 4-6 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Seth Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

"Jester" Twined Wire Basket

Using Marilyn's unique method of color blending, using copper strips and copper wire for spokes, explore the use of fine colored wire as a twining material. Students will learn basic twining with wire, color blending and shaping.  Students will begin the basket and receive all the instruction they will need to finish. As time is limited though, they may need to finish it on their own.

Dates & Times

October 11, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Marilyn Moore
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Printmaking Fundamentals: #2 Monoprint

Monoprints are created by inking a smooth plexi plate and drawing and wiping into it and then printing.  We will work in color and black and white.

This class is the third in a series of afternoon printmaking workshops, one session each. Each session will focus on a technique of basic printmaking: Drypoint, chine colle, monoprint and hybrid prints. Demonstrations by the instructor will be followed by studio work time and individualized attention. Use of the press, of printing papers and inks, and how to play/work in the printmaking medium will be covered. Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Take one, two, three or ALL four workshops! Sign up for more than one class at the same time and SAVE on processing fees!

Dates & Times

October 12, Sunday 12 noon-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Elizabeth Brinton
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

GLASS BEADS

Try your hand at making glass beads in this fun workshop.  The instructor will guide you through basic safety principles, and teach you how to make colorful glass beads which can then be turned into necklaces, bracelets, etc.  All supplies provided.  Beginner

Dates & Times

October 14, Tuesday 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Stacey King
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

Oct 19-Nov 23, Sundays 3-6 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Printmaking Fundamentals: #3 Chine Colle

Chine Colle is an exciting way to work with colored papers in combination with other printing methods to incorporate colors and shapes.

This class is the second in a series of afternoon printmaking workshops, one session each. Each session will focus on a technique of basic printmaking: Drypoint, chine colle, monoprint and hybrid prints. Demonstrations by the instructor will be followed by studio work time and individualized attention. Use of the press, of printing papers and inks, and how to play/work in the printmaking medium will be covered. Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Take one, two, three or ALL four workshops! Sign up for more than one class at the same time and SAVE on processing fees!

Dates & Times

October 19, Sunday 12 noon-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Elizabeth Brinton
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

Oct 19-Nov 23, Sundays 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Pastels

Pastels are a beautiful, exciting, vibrant art form that you can bring anywhere- and they yield amazingly bright, vibrant, color-infused art! We will be doing a variety of subjects- Landscapes, animals, and still lives, and will explore color, value, highlights, shadows and materials, in this fun and informative class for everyone! This class will primarily focus on the use of Hard Pastels and Oil Pastels. Beginner, Intermediate

Dates & Times

Oct 21-Nov 25, Tuesdays 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Wine & Watercolors: Winter Holiday Scene

Ready to sip, paint and have a good time? Join us for an evening of "Wine & Watercolors." Have you ever wanted to learn the magic of watercolor painting? Come learn some basics while enjoying a glass of wine in this fun, nurturing atmosphere. You will learn basic brushstroke skills and color schemes to add drama to you paintings. Come uncork your creativity! 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

October 25, Saturday 6-9 pm
Ages: 21 & up
Instructor: Charlene Collins Freeman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Sublime Silver Stack Rings

Soldering is magic. Making metal stick to itself with metal glue? Totally magic! Come learn some magic and go home with 3 lovely sterling silver stack rings to prove it. If you have never used a torch before, this is the class for you. Short, sweet, and highly productive. The instructor will be with you every step of the way.

Dates & Times

October 25, Saturday 1-5 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Julia Lowther
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Printmaking Fundamentals: #4 Combined Printmaking

Hybrid Prints are prints made with combined printmaking methods.

This class is the fourth in a series of afternoon printmaking workshops, one session each. Each session will focus on a technique of basic printmaking: Drypoint, chine colle, monoprint and hybrid prints. Demonstrations by the instructor will be followed by studio work time and individualized attention. Use of the press, of printing papers and inks, and how to play/work in the printmaking medium will be covered. Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Take one, two, three or ALL four workshops! Sign up for more than one class at the same time and SAVE on processing fees!

Dates & Times

October 26, Sunday 12 noon-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Elizabeth Brinton
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1