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February 2015

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

February 7, Saturday 9:30 am-5:45 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Beginning & Intermediate Bronze Metal Clay Jewelry

This class will teach beginning students how to manipulate the clay by using molding compound and textures. Students will complete 3-5 projects during class. Intermediate students will learn additional gem setting techniques and further hone their skils.

Firing will take place after the class and your work will be available at Schack Art Center for pick-up in one week. All Levels

Dates & Times

February 7, Saturday 10:30 am-5 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Suz O'Dell
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Caned Cedar Basket

Using prepared cedar bark and mellowed sweetgrass, students will learn to twine and weave a basic cedar bark basket.   There will be an opportunity to practice splitting cedar bark and gathering techniques will be discussed.

Dates & Times

February 7, Saturday 10 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Polly Sutton
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Sculpting Borosilicate Glass

This class will concentrate on the fundamentals of solid borosilicate sculpture with a focus on sea life.  Students will learn basic sculpting skills to build a strong foundation for their work.  We will also discuss solutions for finishing and displaying the work.  Finally, we will move beyond the technical to help students find their personal voice within the framework of their art. Intermediate

Dates & Times

Feb 7 & Feb 8, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jennifer Umphress
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Beyond Selfies: Better People Pictures Arty Hour

Want to improve ho-hum selfies and family snapshots into dramatic images?  This workshop demonstrates how to control light, expressions and poses to capture better pictures of people.  Bring and use any camera including camera phones.  No experience required.

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

February 11, Wednesday 6-9 pm
Ages: 21 & up
Instructor: Nat Seymour
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Preschool - Bag of Hearts

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.

February: Bag of Hearts: A color mixing workshop! Learn about tints and shades as you mix paint with your preschooler and paint your colors on a canvas bag and heart ornaments. Dress for mess!

Dates & Times

February 13, Friday 10-11 am
Ages: 2 1/2 - 5 with an adult
Instructor: Karin Chickadel
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Gelli Plate Printmaking

A gelli plate is a monoprinting tool that is made of silicone for softness well beyond plexiglass or glass, that doesn't degrade as gelatin printing plates do. We will create gorgeous papers full of colour and design. Prints can be just one layer or have a "patina" of layer upon layer to create one-of-a-kind papers. In this workshop we will use found objects, handmade and store bought stencils; discuss colour theory as it applies to avoiding muddy prints; where to use your new paper collection; and how to deal with "ugly" prints. All levels

Dates & Times

February 14, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Celeste Douville
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

February 14, Saturday 1-5 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Julia Lowther
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Drypoint & Beyond

We will cover basic drypoint etching, a very accessible way into printmaking.  Starting with a plate and drawing into it with sharp tools we can make black and white images.  We will move quickly into experimenting with color using chine colle, monoprint , and combinations of techniques.  Students will be able to make prints from their own ideas, and will be encouraged to expand and play.   All Levels. 

$15 supply fee made payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Dates & Times

Feb 15-Mar 8, Sundays 12 noon-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Elizabeth Brinton
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Ceramic Frogs

Ribbit! Make a high fired frog to be used outside in the garden or in the house to hold sponges by the kitchen sink or pens and pencils.

The students will learn basic clay techniques to build a high fired ceramic frogs.. They can be personalized to use for kitchen or wall hangings. 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

February 16, Monday 10 am-1 pm
Ages: 6 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
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

Feb 17-Mar 10, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Fused Glass Rondels

In this 4 hour class you will be able to create a Rondel of your own design! Your patterns will fused and slumped in the kiln, resulting in a beautifully shaped plate, ready for pickup 72 hours later. Beginner

Dates & Times

February 18, Wednesday 6-10 pm
Ages: 10 & up
Instructor: Ed McDonald
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Boost Your Compositions with any Camera

Make your pictures POP!  This workshop will show how to add punch to images by varying framing, foreground, background and other key elements.  Bring and use any camera including camera phones.  No experience required. All Levels.

Bring any camera, including point-and-shoots and camera phones.

Dates & Times

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

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

Feb 18-Mar 11, Wednesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

The Art of Keeping a Sketchbook

Discover the magic of keeping a sketchbooking! Learn to see like an artist, develop basic drawing and watercolor skills. Discover the joy of exploring your every day world and keeping a sketchbook as a visual journal! 

Dates & Times

Feb 21-Mar 28, Saturdays 2-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Charlene Collins Freeman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Teen Drawing

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

Feb 21-Mar 28, Saturdays 11 am-1 pm
Ages: 13-17
Instructor: Charlene Collins Freeman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

MADE AT THE TORCH: MARBLES

Try your hand at shaping glass into a round format as this course explores the many possibilities of composing colored and clear glass within a sphere. Basic torch skills will be introduced (no previous experience is necessary) and please note that time will be set aside to remind all students of necessary safety precautions. We will spend time applying surface decoration but will also be working with the implosion technique to send colored glass through clear for a spatial effect. Supervised work time will include discussion of each individual's ideas and techniques with the instructor. The main goal of this course is to create a perfectly round marble with the decoration of each student's choosing.  All Levels

Dates & Times

Feb 21 & Feb 22, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jessica Landau
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Silver Byzantine & Pearls Bracelet

Try your hand at the popular Byzantine chain in silver, and discover the addictive joy of chain making. You will also embellish your bracelet with pearls and learn to forge an "S" hook clasp, so you can leave wearing your new jewelry. Bring nothing - go home with bling.  What could be more fun? All levels

Dates & Times

February 21, Saturday 1-5 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Julia Lowther
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Wine & Watercolors: Romantic Bouquet

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 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

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

Blown Glass Enamels

This class is a chance for proficient glass blowers to explore the techniques and concepts of enameling on glass and add another arrow to their technical quiver.  Students will create blown glass objects the first day that will be used to enamel on the second day.  This allows students work through the entire creative process on several pieces from start to finish.  Intermediate

Dates & Times

Feb 21 & Feb 22, Saturday & Sunday 9:30 am-5:45 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jesse Nelson
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

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

February 23, Monday 11 am-5:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Anna Mastronardi Novak
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Etsy, Amazon & Ebay: Eye Candy from any Camera

Want your art or parts to look awesome and sell for more online?  Through examples and hands-on work, we will cover how different lights, shadows and colors can dramatically improve your product and still life pictures.  Bring and use any camera including camera phones.  No experience required.

All Levels.

Dates & Times

February 25, Wednesday 4-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Nat Seymour
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Pop Out Books

Let your creativity pop out and surprise you! You will learn a variety of bookbinding techniques while learning how to make this fun, toy-like book object. You'll choose from a wide variety of decorative papers, learn the deceptively easy way to fold and assemble the inside of your book and make your own covers to finish off your artful book. This book makes a nice gift, conversational piece or keepsake. You will use bone folders, scissors or Xacto knives, rulers, and glue and more.

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

February 26, Thursday 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: 21 & up
Instructor: Karin Chickadel
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Creative Concepts in Kilnforming

This class will cover techniques Morgan uses to achieve the crisp linear quality and distinctive character of his glass work. Through group exercises and one-on-one attention we will explore aspects of the process from developing ideas in the sketchbook and executing them in glass to loading work and firing it in the kiln. Several different projects will challenge students to be playful while thinking creatively about concept and its relationship to technique. The aim of this class is to give students the tools to pursue their own unique visions efficiently, confidently and to have fun while doing so.  Intermediate - Some Glass Experience 

Dates & Times

Feb 27-Mar 1, Friday-Sunday 9 am-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Morgan Madison
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Cedar Tiamonds Basket

Enjoy the rhythm of lattice twining over a slotted wooden base. Woven in Western red cedar bark and dyed rattan reed over a 3" glass vase with a wooden base and lashed with waxed linen, this little basket is both functional and versatile. Techniques include lattice twining, reading twill designs, and working with a slotted base.  Size:  3 ½ " X 3 ½ " X 3 ¾ ".

Dates & Times

February 28, Saturday 10 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Sally Anaya
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1