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September 2014

Intuitive Painting

In this class you will use your intuition to guide you on shape, color and composition. You will finish 4-6 small paintings with an opportunity to make them into cards. Card stock and envelopes will be provided. DRESS TO MESS!
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

September 16, Tuesday 6-9 pm
Ages: 21 & up
Instructor: Jennifer MacLean
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Fused Glass Plates

In this 2 hour class using pre-cut Bullseye glass, you will be able to create a square plate of your own design!  Beginner

Dates & Times

September 17, Wednesday 6-8 pm
Ages: Teen - 13+, Adult - 18+
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Hot Mess!

Hot Mess! is an opportunity for students to push their boundaries in the hot shop and explore some of their own ideas. This two day class is geared toward glass students that are making the transition from Glass II to renting shop time.  The class will cover some fundamentals of glass blowing with an emphasis on problem solving and working out your ideas in glass.  Each student will be asked to pick one technique or concept to focus on for the day to allow them to gain understanding and familiarity with the material through repetition.  The importance of drawing/ sketching out ideas before attempting them in the hot shop will also be stressed.  Students should come to class with a sketchbook.  

Prerequisite: Glass II or two years experience

Dates & Times

Sep 20 & Sep 21, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jesse Nelson
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Glass Fusing and Kilnforming I

This in depth technical class starts off with the basics of cutting glass, and will lead you through making several of your own projects.  The fundamental skills necessary to work on your own in the kiln shop will be introduced through demonstrations, discussions and instructor lead projects.  Kiln preparation and set up will also be introduced.  Beginner

Dates & Times

Sep 22-Nov 10, Mondays 6-10 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Glassblowing II

If you already know the basics of blowing glass, but aren't quite ready to work on your own, this class is for you. The use of handles, bits, and wraps will be covered, as will color application. Intermediate - Prerequisite: Glass I (taken twice) or one year experience

Dates & Times

Sep 24-Nov 12, Wednesdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jason Bauer
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Glassblowing I

The basics of working with molten glass will be covered in this Four week class. Beginner

Dates & Times

#1: Sep 23-Nov 11, Tuesdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jesse Nelson
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

#2: Sep 25-Nov 13, Thursdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bob Mitchell
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

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

Sep 27 & Sep 28, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Betsy Best-Spadaro
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Intro to Painting with Fire

*Note: This class is for beginning students who want to learn the basics of Painting with Fire. If you would like a more intensive beginner class, please take the "Painting with Fire & Beyond" class on Sunday. You do not take both as there is overlap.

Learn the immersion process of enameling, patented by Barbara Lewis, author of the top selling and rated book on Amazon in 2011, "Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry, a Workshop in Painting With Fire"..  You will become comfortable with the torch, learn about safety measures, suitable metals, and opaque and transparent enamels.  You will enamel beads without cleaning metal or applying counter enamel.  All tools and supplies are provided.  No loose hair or clothing or open toe shoes.  Please wear glasses or safety glasses.

This class is for beginning students who want to learn the basics of Painting with Fire. If you would like a more intensive beginner class, please take the Painting with Fire & Beyond class on Sunday. You do not take both as there is overlap. 

Dates & Times

September 27, Saturday 10:30 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Linda Kucera
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

All Wired Up: Enameled Steel Wire

Use the immersion process of enameling, patented by Barbara Lewis, author of the top selling and rated book on Amazon in 2011, "Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry, a Workshop in Painting With Fire" while taking torch fired enameling to the next level.  We will use steel wire to make beads, pendants, and copper wire to make enameled head pins.  Mold the wire into a unique shape of your design.  Students should bring a chain nose and a round nose pliers.  All other materials will be provided.  No loose hair or clothing or open toe shoes.  Please wear glasses or safety glasses.  Beginner

Dates & Times

September 27, Saturday 2-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Linda Kucera
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Fall Harvest - Pumpkin Arrangement

Carve out a pumpkin & fill with an assortment of fresh cut fall flowers!! You will learn some basics of floral design & flower care. This is a fun class to do with a group of friends or family!!

 

All levels, all ages are fine. Youth age (6-12) should have an adult attending with them.

Dates & Times

September 27, Saturday 10 am-1 pm
Ages: All ages, youth under 12 must be accompanied by adult
Instructor: Karen Hempel
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Painting with Fire and Beyond

*Note: This class includes an introduction section. If you are looking at the Painting with Fire classes we are offering, you should pick one or the other. This class is for beginning students who are looking for a more in depth offering, the other class, "Intro to Painting with Fire," is for beginning students who want a shorter overview of the process. 

Use the immersion process of enameling, patented by Barbara Lewis, author of the top selling and rated book on Amazon in 2011, "Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry, a Workshop in Painting With Fire" to make pendants while taking torch fired enameling to the next level.  We will decorate discs with decals, millefiori, 6/20 enamel, liquid enamel and use controlled over firing.  We will also make enameled head pins.  Students should bring 2 chain nose and 1 round nose pliers and a couple of inexpensive water color paintbrushes.  All other materials will be provided.  No loose hair or clothing or open toe shoes.  Please wear glasses or safety glasses.

Dates & Times

September 28, Sunday 12 noon-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Linda Kucera
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

Sep 30-Oct 21, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1