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February 2016

Writing a Novel in a Month

Do you want to write a novel? Sure, but it seems impossible, right? It isn't impossible: writing a novel is entirely attainable, and Schack is here to help you do it. Every year, thousands of writers across the world spend their Novembers crafting entire novels in just one month. We will be accomplishing this seemingly impossible goal by breaking the process into easy, doable steps with this exciting class. This class will be your one-stop-shopping booster club, cheer squad, think tank, and craft technique resource. You'll be amazed by what you are capable of accomplishing!           Beginning-Intermediate

Dates & Times

Feb 2-Mar 8, Tuesdays 4-6 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Seth Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Dichro Glass Pendants

Experience the exciting technique of fusing dichroic glass by making stunning one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Beginner

Dates & Times

February 6, Saturday 10 am-2 pm
Ages: Teen - 13+
Instructor: Dolors Ruscha
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Within the Layers

We will explore a range of techniques using acrylic products for layering, creating rich & complex surfaces.  All of these methods can be used within painted or collaged artwork and within translucent or transparent layers. I will be sharing techniques using a range of acrylic products including gels, grounds, mediums & pastes.  Some of the processes we will experiment with are glazes, faux encaustic, drawing, masking, stencils, image transfers and so much more...

Realism, abstract and mixed media artists will all benefit from this innovative way of thinking about materials. Your time will alternate between group demonstrations & self exploration, creating your own personal sample boards, a reference that will prove to be an invaluable resource for all future projects. 

Dates & Times

February 6, Saturday 11 am-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Barbara De Pirro
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Dichro Heart Pendant

Use dichroic glass pieces to make a gorgeous heart - shaped pendant.

Dates & Times

February 13, Saturday 10 am-2 pm
Ages: 13 and up
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.

Dates & Times

Feb 16-Mar 8, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

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

Mixed Media & Acrylic

Students will learn how to prepare their canvas with mixed media, including several different layers of media, gesso or medium and acrylic paint. We will then paint a subject of the students' choice on the canvas (it can be abstract or not) and learn how to incorporate mixed media into the subject of the painting, also concentrating on shadowing and highlighting to add depth. Also the student will learn how to create a high gloss acrylic finish to bring out the color in their painting and add the finishing touch.

All Levels

Dates & Times

February 20, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Amanda Stovall
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Sunburst Bling Pendant

This pendant will have people stopping to look! Made with a variety of different shapes of seed beads and SwarovskiTM crystals. They are fun to make, and can be completed in just a couple of hours. A detailed pattern will be provided.  All Levels

Dates & Times

February 20, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Marla Baer-Peckham
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Beginning Encaustic

A jam packed workshop full of the core information you need to start your encaustic journey, yet a very creative hands on approach to learning to use this joyful medium, all students will leave with at least four paintings on wood panels!  I will be showing you different ways in which to use this versitile medium.  Look foreward to a colorful event!

All supplies included.

Dates & Times

February 20, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Soft Sculpture Workshop - Monster Making for Kids

Students will decorate their own monster stuffed creatures with embellishments and character details. Culminating project includes a drawing, poem and/or short story and sharing of their monster.

Dates & Times

February 21, Sunday 12:30-2:30 pm
Ages: 8-12
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Soft Sculpture Workshop - Monster Making for Teens and Beyond

Students will design, cut and sew their own monster stuffed creatures from scratch that can be further decorated with embellishments and character details. Culminating project includes a poem or short story sharing their monster.

Dates & Times

February 21, Sunday 3:30-5:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Classic Silver Knot Ring

The square knot is timeless. It speaks of the sea and the ties that bind. Wear it to express love for yourself, your art, a lucky person, or all these precious things at once. Plus you get to do metal magic, because using metal glue (aka solder) to stick metal together? Totally magic! If you have never used a torch before, this is an excellent class to start with. The instructor will be with you every step of the way. All materials and tools provide. Bring nothing - go home with new jewelry. Have a blast in the process! All Levels

There will be a $12 supply fee made payable to the instructor on the day of class.

Dates & Times

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

Beach Basket Forms

A walk on the beach should inspire a basket made of what inspires you. My stash of rye grass, prepared willow bark and spruce roots will make a memorable piece to enjoy always.  Soft twining and twill learning is a pleasure for all levels.

Bring along the perfect beach rock, piece of driftwood, or mossy branch to add finishing touches.

Dates & Times

February 26, Friday 10 am-6:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Judy Zugish
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Miniature Covered Abalone Basket

Using mellowed Northwest Sweetgrass this tiny gem will be twined around sweetgrass spokes, then shaped over a miniature abalone. For those experienced in twining, a 2nd shell may be started. Sweetgrass preparation will be discussed.

All Levels

Dates & Times

February 27, Saturday 10 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Polly Sutton
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1