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Education Programs at the Schack

Schack's K-12 education programs offer unique learning opportunities through accredited teacher workshops, art docent training for parent/volunteers, a lending library of Art Outreach Suitcases, an annual college scholarship, art competitions for middle and high school students, exhibition space, gallery field trips, and weekly art classes for incarcerated youth.

These programs offer students and teachers the ability to develop critical understandings of art and culture and their relationship to our own lives.

Today around 14,000 students and educators from public, private, and home schools in Snohomish County participate in our art education programs every year.

Art Education Newsletter - Fall 2015

Click here to download the Schack's art education newsletter for Fall 2015.

2015-16 Art Education Calendar

Click here to view the K-12 Art Education calendar for 2015-2016 as a pdf.

September 2015-June 2016, Outreach Suitcases are available for classroom use and contain art objects that students may handle and examine, a teaching guide, transparencies, and lesson plans.

Oct. 8, 6-8pm: Open Studio Night for Teens 

Oct. 13, 4-5pm: Scholastic Teachers Meeting for instructors interested in submitting work in the 2016 Regional Scholastic Art Exhibit.

Oct. 13, 5-7pm: Art Portfolio Review & Consultation for instructors and students interested in learning how to assemble an art portfolio and get ready for the Schack Art Center's annual Susan J. Russell College Art Scholarship and the Scholastic Art Portfolio Awards.

Nov. 6-7, Exploring Multiple Art Techniques In Portraiture: Showcasing Chuck Close Teacher Workshop, Fri. 5-8:30pm and Sat. 9-5pm. 

Nov. 12, 6-8pm: Open Studio Night for Teens

Nov. 21, 8:45am-12:15pm Art Docent Fair: Artists Children Should Know will provide Art Docents with projects that can be taken back to the classroom.

Dec. 10, 6-8pm: Open Studio Night for Teens

Jan. 12, 2-6 pm Scholastic Art Registration Deadline for Snohomish County teachers submitting individual entries, Grades 7-12 and art/photography portfolio entries for the Susan Jane Russell Scholarship, Rotary of Everett Scholarships & Scholastic Portfolios.

Feb. 3-28 Regional Scholastic Art Portfolios Exhibit. EYA Gallery

Feb. 8-28 ALL AWARD WINNING ENTRIES Regional Scholastic Art Exhibit. Mezzanine Gallery

Feb. 10, 5-9 pm: Regional Scholastic Art Exhibit Opening Reception to honor local student artists.

Feb. 10, 6:30-8pm: Scholastic Art Award Ceremony will be held to honor regional and national award recipients. (Everett Civic Auditorium)

Feb. 11, 6-8pm: Open Studio Night for Teens features glass blowing demonstrations, meet & work with local artists, and projects to express students creatively.

Feb. 25, 6 pm deadline, Black & White Photography Contest entries due for Snohomish County 9-12 grade students.

Mar. 2-Apr. 17, Black & White Photography Contest Exhibit features all entries including the winning photographs.

Mar. 17, 6-8pm Open Studio Night for Teens

Apr. 14, 6-8pm Open Studio Night for Teens

April 20, 27, May 4, & May 11, 6-8:30 pm Art How2's 2016 classes examine Art Inspired 21st Century Skills: Communication/Collaboration/Critical Thinking/Creativity.

May 12, 6-8pm Open Studio Night for Teens 

May 16-June 3, Field Trips - Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration include 75 minute sessions consisting of a docent led tour, artists in action, and a hands-on activity. The exhibition provides a comprehensive survey of the artist's 40+ year involvement with printmaking and his prodigious accomplishment in the field.

For more information or to register for one of the above listed events contact, Nancy H. Bell, 425-259-5050, x23 or