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Discovery Tours

Schedule Your Discovery Art Tour

Schack Art Center is a non-profit, visual art center in downtown Everett that provides an up-close view into the fascinating world of glassblowing. Visitors will see working artists shape molten glass while admiring diverse exhibits featuring locally and internationally known professional artists.

For all Discovery Art Tours we ask that you make a reservation to ensure your time at the Schack will be an informative and creative experience.

Self-Guided Tour - Free (Available daily during open hours.)

This free tour begins with an exhibit questionnaire that will guide you through the current exhibit as you hunt for the answers, learn about the artwork and artists. Feel free to look into the studios to possibly see artists painting, drawing, printmaking, metalsmithing, at work in the Flame & Kiln Studio or blowing glass in the Hot Shop.


Docent Guided Tour

$30 per group. Available Wed.-Sun. open hours during scheduled exhibits, beginning the Wednesday after exhibit opens. Check exhibit schedule for dates. Allow 45-60 minutes for the tour.  Subject to docent availability.

This guided tour is filled with fun and facts about the history of the Schack, the artwork in the current exhibit and behind-the-scenes peeks at the Hot Shop, classrooms, mezzanine gallery and studios, and other wonderful parts of the space.


Docent Guided Tour with Activity

$60 up to 6 people, $10 for every person after. ($60 down to reserve, Docent Guided Tour included, allow 60-90 minutes total.)

The following art project choices are available for groups (ages 8 through adult) following the Docent Guided Tour:

Metal Tooling:

Metal Tooling is an art form dating back to the early Greeks and Romans around the 3rd century BC. Metal Tooling is the craft of pushing, working or making metal three dimensional to give it an embossed look. Students will have the opportunity to make a piece with this fun technique.

Metal Point Drawing:

A metal point drawing is made by dragging a metal stylus over the surface of a prepared paper, leaving a mark much like a pencil.  Many metals such as copper, brass, silver, gold and platinum can be used to create a metal point drawing, each having unique characteristics. Students will be drawing with copper and aluminum stylus on black canvas.


  • We are able to accommodate ages 8 and up on our Discovery Tours.
  • Youth tours, ages 8-13, chaperone ratio 1-6, maximum of 20 students per tour.
  • Reservations required for all tours.
  • Please contact Jules at or 425-259-5050 4-8 weeks in advance of preferred date to book your reservation.
  • We'll do our best to accommodate preferred dates, though scheduling will be subject to exhibit schedule and docent/instructor availability.
  • To make the most of your tour please review the following information found on our website: general information about the Schack Art Center, Gallery Etiquette & information about the current exhibit.

REFUND POLICY: Groups who withdraw 8 days or more prior to their Discovery Art Tour receive a full refund less a $10 processing fee. Groups who withdraw 7 days or less prior to their Discovery Art Tour are not eligible for a refund.

CANCELLATION: In the unlikely event the Schack Art Center needs to cancel a Discovery Tour, you will be notified by e-mail or by phone and receive a full refund of tuition.

HOLD HARMLESS: Participants agree to hold harmless the Schack Art Center, its officials, its employees and agents for any and all claims for personal injury and/or property damage in which damage and injury are or appears to be proximately caused in whole or in part by their participation in this program.

PHOTO PERMISSION: Participants give permission for the Schack Art Center to use, without limitation or obligation, photographs which may include the image or artwork for purposes of promoting the programs of the Schack Art Center.