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Adult - 18+

"Letting Go" Expressive Painting

A great way to calm all the stress and voices in our heads, please come and relax to a non judgement style of abstract painting. You will make four, large works on paper and thick wood. 

Dates & Times

March 11, Friday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Acrylic Painting I

Acrylics are one of the most versatile media ever invented! Bright, luminous colors, ease of use, and infinite techniques make acrylic painting a boundless, creative choice. Whether you are intrigued by acrylic's potential, or have worked in acrylic for years, this class has something for everyone!

Dates & Times

#1: Sun, Oct 31 - Dec 12, (no class Nov 27), 3:30-5:45pm
Ages: Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: Jan 16-Feb 20, Sundays 3:30-5:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#3: Feb 26-Apr 2, Saturdays 3:30-5:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#4: Apr 10-May 15, Sundays 3:30-5:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#5: May 21-Jun 25, Saturdays 3:30-5:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Alcohol Inks

Students will explore the world of alcohol ink, using a variety of colors, including metallics, to create abstracts or abstract landscapes and florals.

They will learn the characteristics of alcohol ink, and several techniques to manipulate the ink such as blowing with a straw, making color washes, misters, daubers, how to use medium and alcohol, and finish with rubber stamps.

Dates & Times

February 13, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 15 and up
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Art in the Garden: Fused Bird Bath

You will create a unique fused birdbath to place in your yard for the birds to come frolic in.

Dates & Times

#1: December 12, Sunday 1-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: March 20, Sunday 1-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: April 24, Sunday 1-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Art in the Garden: Fused Geometric Plant Stakes

These fused bright colorful contemporary garden plant stakes will add a splash of color to your yard and patio.

Dates & Times

#1: January 30, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: March 6, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: April 3, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Beginning Stained Glass

This introductory class provides a foundation for stained glass using the copper foil technique.  We will cover designing projects for glass, the art of glass cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering, finishing and presentation. 

Dates & Times

#1: Nov 8-Dec 13, Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: Jan 3-Feb 7, Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: Feb 21-Mar 28, Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#4: Apr 4-May 9, Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
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

#1: Nov 30-Dec 21, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: Jan 11-Feb 1, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#3: Feb 15-Mar 8, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#4: Mar 22-Apr 12, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#5: Apr 26-May 17, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Cartooning

Write! Draw! Ink! This workshop allows young artists to learn the process of cartooning and drawing caricatures. Students will follow along on a step by step basis to draw some favorite characters as well as create their own characters and write and draw their own stories.

Dates & Times

Feb 27-Apr 3, Sundays 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: 10 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Ceramic Hanging Face Pots

The students will learn basic clay techniques to build high fired hanging pots. They can be personalized to look like someone you know or ideas from the instructor.

Dates & Times

December 5, Sunday 1-3 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Colored Pencil

Colored Pencils are one of the most versatile media ever!-  like a combination between drawing and painting, they bring you the detail and realism of drawing, and the color, excitement, and vibrancy of painting! Color Pencils yield bright, cheerful and realistic results! 

Dates & Times

Jan 16-Feb 20, Sundays 12:30-2:30 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Come Play and Make a Plate!

Explore what fused glass is all about while making an 8" round or square plate.  All you need to bring is your creativity!  Glass will be fired outside of class and ready for pick up at the Schack Art Center at a later date. 

Dates & Times

#1: January 9, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: February 13, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: March 13, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#4: April 10, Sunday 1 pm-4 am
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Continuing Lampwork Glass Beadmaking

If you have taken Beginning Lampwork Glass and would like an advanced course  in the medium, then this is the class for you. Continue to build your torch and shaping skills.

Dates & Times

February 26, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Crystal Clay Pendants & Rings

Create a statement ring or pendant using epoxy clay and raw crystals. This easy technique pairs molding and sculpting with raw stones to create dynamic organic rings and pendants that are bound to knock your socks off. Get the same look as PMC without the kiln work.

Dates & Times

March 25, Friday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Dare to Paint! Abstracts

We will be creating a large series of free flowing abstracts by way of "letting go, and letting our paint and movements tell our internal stories". You will create LARGE beautiful art on heavy papers and canvas. This is such a fun expressive workshop, can't wait!

Dates & Times

February 5, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Decorative Fused Glass Lantern

You will be creating a beautiful decorative lantern with fused panels to enjoy outdoors or indoors.

You will learn basic fusing concepts in this class. Students will create four custom fused glass panels using frit, stringers, nuggets and enamel paints.

Dates & Times

#1: January 23, Sunday 1-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: February 27, Sunday 1-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: April 17, Sunday 1-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Drawing I

Drawing is extremely easy and fun! We will be drawing a variety of subjects such as landscapes, animals, flowers and still lives in this class. We will be working in several drawing media and will be covering contrast, highlights/shadow, composition etc. in this exciting class! The subjects will be taught in a step-by-step fashion. You will be able to follow along with the steps to achieve beautiful finished projects!

Dates & Times

#1: Jan 15-Feb 19, Saturdays 2:30-4:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: Feb 27-Apr 3, Sundays 2:30-4:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#3: Apr 9-May 14, Saturdays 2:30-4:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#4: May 22-Jun 26, Sundays 2:30-4:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Dyeing with Mushrooms and Lichen

Mushrooms are not just for eating, you can also derive a variety of colors to create a rainbow palette. I will go through the steps for natural dyeing, prepping yarn, have students create a dye card sample with yarn, and allow for a silk scarf to dye in the end.

Dates & Times

February 20, Sunday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Marion Richards
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Eco Friendly Etching

In this class, you will learn how to etch copper in a simple salt water bath using only batteries! This chemical-free technique is fun and easy and it won't break the bank. You'll also learn how to finish and color your etched pieces to add an extra dimension to your jewelry designs.

Dates & Times

February 25, Friday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Enameling on Copper

Enameling is the art of fusing powdered glass to metal. This class will teach the three basic techniques of enameling. Students will learn to stencil, cloisonne and chambleve on copper.  

Dates & Times

#1: Mar 3-Mar 24, Thursdays 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: Apr 21-May 12, Thursdays 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Encaustic Holiday Gift Miniatures Workshop

This fun class is a spin off of my basic encaustic painting class. You will learn everything you need to know about basic encaustic painting, and then you will use your skills to create six beautiful encaustic miniatures that you can gift to your friends and family.

Dates & Times

December 11, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Lauryn Taylor
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Exploring Borosilicate Glass

This introductory class will give students the opportunity learn the basics of borosilicate glass. Students will learn how to how to melt solid glass, blow out hollow work and how to sculpt or shape glass. Coloring techniques will also be covered.



Dates & Times

#1: January 29, Saturday 12 noon-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Mariah Cavanagh
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: April 9, Saturday 12 noon-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Mariah Cavanagh
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Exploring Cultural Heritage Through Art

Hybrid format, participants can join via zoom or attend in person at the Schack Art Center. Participants will indicate how they will attend via an emailed online form.

Inspired by the exhibition Story Tellers: Two Friends, Two Cultures. Art is saturated with culture. In this workshop, participants will gain ideas for building student appreciation of cultural diversity. Hands-on activities will promote renewed dialogue as participants acquire techniques to guide students toward creating unique interpretations of their heritage through visual narrative art. The universal language of art will be used as the on ramp to cultural competency. 

Dates & Times

April 29 & 30, Friday 5-7:45 PM and Saturday 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Mari Atkinson
Location: Multiple

Fabulous Acrylic Pours - Full Day

Students will explore and learn the popular and fascinating, fast and exciting new art form of acrylic pours in this full day class.

Dates & Times

March 6, Sunday 11 am-5 pm
Ages: 15 and up
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Fabulous Acrylic Pours - Half Day

Students will explore and learn the popular and fascinating, fast and exciting new art form of acrylic pours.

Students will learn how to prep their canvas, selecting colors, paint layering, several techniques of applying paint to the surface, as well as finishing the artwork and prep for hanging.

Dates & Times

January 22, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: 15 and up
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Fantastic Fire & Wax: Encaustic Shellac Burns and Other Fiery Fun!

In this fun and fiery workshop we will focus on intermediate and advanced encaustic techniques. These techniques will include wet and dry shellac burns, working with alcohol based inks, oil pigment sticks, and mixed media collage.

Dates & Times

March 27, Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Lauryn Taylor
Location: Multiple

Filigree Techniques

Learn to create beautiful silver wirework jewelry and improve your soldering skills! Filigree jewelry is made all over the world, from Thailand to Norway to Mexico and everywhere in between. In this class, you will learn how to make these graceful and intricate pieces yourself. We will explore how to construct sterling silver wire frames to create forms that are lightweight but strong. We'll then explore different soldering methods to fill the frames with fine filigree wires. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with chip solder, paste solder, and dry powdered solder. You will leave with a pair of filigree earrings, a pendant, or both. This is an intermediate-level course; some experience with soldering is required.

Dates & Times

Jan 29 & Jan 30, Saturday & Sunday 10:30 am-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Peggy Foy
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Flameworking in Borosilicate: Hollow Ornaments

This class will be a fun way to prepare for the holidays. Making both hollow round ornaments and snowmen.

The students will learn how to blow a round bubble to turn into an ornament, as well as how to sculpt a snowman out of solid glass rods.

Dates & Times

December 11, Saturday 12 noon-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Mariah Cavanagh
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Fluid Acrylic Paintings: Holiday Gift Miniatures

In this workshop you will learn all of the basics of fluid acrylics, and then you will use your skills to complete six beautiful matted miniature paintings that can be gifted to friends and family. Each painting will be matted with backing, and finished with a cellophane sleeve, ready to frame!

Dates & Times

December 12, Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Lauryn Taylor
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Fluid Acrylics: Exploring Intuitive Abstract Painting

Previously featured in USA Today and O Magazine, this fun and fluid workshop is a great way for beginning and mid career painters to unleash their artistic passion and discover (or rediscover) their intuitive creative voice.

As we explore the exciting world of intuitive abstract painting, texture, line, form and color come alive with vibrant fluid acrylic paint, wide brushes and a unique assortment of mark making tools.

Dates & Times

February 19, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Lauryn Taylor
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Free-form Art with Alcohol Ink

You've seen ink art, and you've seen flow/pour painting....This class is the best of both worlds! Watch how the ink spreads and paints itself as the alcohol evaporates from the ink! We will play with ink on glazed tile, on paper and on glass! The best thing about this medium is that no matter what you do, no matter what your skill level, you will create something beautiful every time! The key is letting go of the outcome and enjoying the process. Artists and "non-artists" join me, won't you? You won't regret it!

Dates & Times

#1: February 8, Tuesday 10-11 am
Ages: 15 and up
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: March 13, Sunday 2-3 pm
Ages: 15 and up
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Fused Coral Sea Bowl

Create a beautiful sea-inspired coral bowl to adorn your tabletop.

Students will make a 10"-13" fused coral bowl using strips of glass. Additional design elements can be added with frit and nuggets.

Dates & Times

#1: December 19, Sunday 1-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: January 16, Sunday 1-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: March 27, Sunday 1-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Fused Drop Ring Vase

This class will give you a chance to create a fused glass vase even if you have never worked with any kind of glass.

You will learn basic fusing concepts and will have the opportunity to use frit, stringers, nuggets and scrap glass to create your design. You will also learn about drop ring molds and how to cut a circle.

Dates & Times

#1: January 2, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: February 20, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Fused Geometric Wall Clock

You will be creating a bright colorful contemporary wall clock which will add a splash of color to your home or office.

Students will learn basic fusing concepts and will have a chance to use frit, stringers, and nuggets with other geometric shapes of glass. We will discuss how to drill a hole in your project and the placement of the hole for proper mounting on the wall.

Dates & Times

February 6, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Fused Snowman Cookie Plate

Looking for the perfect plate for Santa's cookies and reindeer treats?

This class will give you a chance to create a fused glass project even if you have never worked with any kind of glass.

Students will learn basic fusing concepts and will have a chance to use frit with the precut shapes.

Dates & Times

December 5, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Getting Real with Resin

Learn to work with ICE Resin, a non-toxic jeweler's grade resin that gives you endless possibilities for your jewelry designs! Pour the resin into a bezel setting or silicone mold, or even use it over paper. You can use lots of different images and materials with ICE Resin that will be sure to get your creativity running wild! You will be able to carefully take your piece with you after class, or come back the next day to pick it up.

Dates & Times

March 25, Friday 2-5 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Glassblowing I

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

Dates & Times

#1: Jan 10-Feb 28, Mondays 6-10 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

#2: Mar 21-May 9, Mondays 6-10 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

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. 

Dates & Times

#1: Jan 12-Mar 2, Wednesdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Eric Pederson
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

#2: Mar 23-May 11, Wednesdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Eric Pederson
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

HOT WAX: Beginning Encaustic Painting

In this workshop beginning encaustic students will receive complete basic encaustic painting instruction. This will include history and safety information on encaustic painting, a complete overview of the materials including medium, paint, tools, brushes and the hot palette, encaustic medium making instruction and DIY recipe, fusing fundamentals with heat guns and blow torches, substrate (supports) overview and preparation including smooth vs textured surface techniques, preparing hot wax paints, and learning how to do color layering and suspension. By the end of the day each student will have completed multiple practice boards and four finished abstract encaustic paintings on wood panels. 

Dates & Times

January 8, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Lauryn Taylor
Location: Multiple

Interm/Adv Silversmithing - Jewelry Workshop

*Students must have taken the Beginning-Intermediate Silversmithing course or have instructor's permission to take this class. 

After learning basic silversmithing skills in the beginning class, students can hone those skills with guided individual projects. The instructor presents more techniques and working side by side with other students creating their individual projects broadens the experience.

Dates & Times

#1: Dec 1-Dec 22, Wednesdays 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: Jan 12-Feb 2, Wednesdays 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#3: Feb 16-Mar 9, Wednesdays 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#4: Mar 23-Apr 13, Wednesdays 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#5: Apr 27-May 18, Wednesdays 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Intermediate Stained Glass - Wed Morning

This class is designed to teach students techniques beyond the basics. You choose the project and skills you would like to learn or improve.

Previous stained glass knowledge is required.

Dates & Times

#1: Wed., Dec 1 to Jan 12, (no class 12/22), 11am-1pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: Jan 19-Feb 23, Wednesdays 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: Mar 2-Apr 6, Wednesdays 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Intermediate Stained Glass - Wed Night

This class is designed to teach students techniques beyond the basics. You choose the project and skills you would like to learn or improve.

Previous stained glass knowledge is required.

Dates & Times

#1: Wed., Nov 3 to Dec 15, (no class 11/24), 6:30-8:30pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: Dec 29-Feb 2, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: Feb 9-Mar 16, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#4: Mar 23-Apr 27, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Intermediate Stained Glass -Thursday Morning

This class is designed to teach students techniques beyond the basics. You choose the project and skills you would like to learn or improve.

Previous stained glass knowledge is required.

Dates & Times

#1: Thurs., Nov 11 to Dec 16, (no class 11/25), 11a-1pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: Dec 30-Feb 3, Thursdays 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: Feb 10-Mar 17, Thursdays 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#4: Mar 24-Apr 28, Thursdays 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Intro to Needle Felting

In this class students will discover how fun and easy it is to create with wool fleece. From simple wool beads to intricately detailed small figures, the creative possibilities are endless! Students will leave class with new felted creations plus the tools and knowledge to keep on creating more at home.

Dates & Times

#1: December 12, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: March 20, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 12 and up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Intro to Watercolor Landscapes

This class will teach watercolor fundamentals to individuals who are new to watercolor painting. Fundamentals include paper type and watercolor technique using the natural landscape as subject matter.

Dates & Times

November 18, Thursday 6-9 pm
Ages: Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Katie Zeitler
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Jewelry Sawing Made Easy

Enter a new realm of jewelry techniques by learning how to use a jeweler's saw. Bring your own designs, or choose one of our samples to cut out of metal with a saw and create a pendant. Students will learn both sawing and piercing metal as well as finishing and filing steps to creating a smooth, eye-catching piece.

Dates & Times

February 25, Friday 2-5 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Lampwork Beadmaking Students Open Studio Time

This Lampworking Open Studio is a time for Intermediate and Advanced students to practice what they have learned and make more beads.

Students must have taken at least one lampwork beadmaking class at the Schack or from Staci Adman.

Dates & Times

#1: December 10, Friday 12 noon-3 pm
Ages: Ages 18 and up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: January 7, Friday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: February 11, Friday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#4: March 11, Friday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#5: April 15, Friday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Lampwork Glass Beadmaking

If you're fascinated by baubles, bangles, and beads, this one day class is for you. You will make many glass beads as you learn the basic skills of heating Moretti (soft) glass, applying it to a mandrel, and shaping it with tools.

Dates & Times

#1: January 15, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: March 12, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: April 23, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Lampwork Pendants Fundamentals

This is a beginner level lampwork glassblowing class that will teach students the basics of creating glass pendants. This class is a little bit of observation, and mostly hands on working. By the end of the class, students will have made a few items for themselves to take home!

Dates & Times

December 3, Friday 4-7 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jacob Petersen
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Lampworking: Glass Icicles

Students will create twisted glass icicle ornaments out of borosilicate glass using a bench-mounted torch. This is a great introduction to flameworking.

Dates & Times

December 4, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 and up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Lampworking: Make a Pipe

This class is a one day workshop of practicing working with hollow glass to make a functional pipe.

Students will learn how to use blow tubes, weld glass, use a punty, and how to shape hollow glass.

Dates & Times

#1: December 18, Saturday 12 noon-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Mariah Cavanagh
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: February 19, Saturday 12 noon-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Mariah Cavanagh
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: March 19, Saturday 12 noon-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Mariah Cavanagh
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#4: April 16, Saturday 12 noon-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Mariah Cavanagh
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Learn to Crochet: The Magic Circle

In this class we explore the art and skills associated with crochet! If you know how to crochet, but don't know about the Magic Circle, join us for a crochet skill that will open up a world of new projects! I use the magic circle in all one my crochet plushies. 

If you have never crocheted in your life, good news! This is also the class for you! Learning how to crochet means you can make your own scarves hats and slippers. You can learn how to make plushies to give away as gifts or keep for yourself.

Dates & Times

December 4, Saturday 2-3 pm
Ages: All ages
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Let's Create Art with Recycled Materials

We learn to reuse materials that we usually have at home to create wonderful and unique pieces of art.

Dates & Times

Jan 9-Feb 13, Sundays 1-3 pm
Ages: All ages
Instructor: Maria Casey
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Love Letters on Silk

These cards will show you really care! Do a series of small silk paintings and apply them to blank cards. Make one-of-a-kind Valentine cards for someone special, paint a varied selection of year-round cards to send, or package a set of several to give as a gift. Both beginners and experienced painters welcome. Also suitable for framing.

Dates & Times

February 12, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 15 and up
Instructor: Janet Lehwalder
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Lovely, Luminous Silk

Silk is a strong, lustrous, natural fabric with its own unique beauty. Paint it with colorful dyes to create an amazing piece to wear, pillow, frame, or appliqué.

Dates & Times

March 5, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 15 and up
Instructor: Janet Lehwalder
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Mixed Media Collage

We will be creating a series of abstract mixed media collages. You will create LARGE beautiful art on heavy papers. This is such a fun expressive workshop, can't wait!

Dates & Times

January 15, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Oil Painting on Gold Leaf

This class encompasses applying gold leaf to a cradled board, then painting a simple composition with oil paint onto the gold leaf.

Dates & Times

March 26, Saturday 11 am-5 pm
Ages: 15 and up
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Pack Basket

Learn to weave a large basket! In this class we will make backpack basket for foraging, fishing, grocery shopping or any application where have a sturdy rigid backpack may be useful.

Dates & Times

Jan 22 & Jan 23, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Richard Langley
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Paint Like Pollock

Take a look into the intriguing art of Jackson Pollock known as action paintings, also known as fractal or abstract drip splatter paintings. Students will dribble, splatter and splash paint onto a large canvas while painting on the floor, Pollock style.

Dates & Times

#1: November 27, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: February 26, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 15 and up
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Sci Fi & Fantasy Drawing

Explore the fascinating world of fantasy creatures in this exciting class! We will depict Dragons, Dinos, Mecha, Monsters, Robots, Elves, Gnomes, Trolls, Shape-Shifters, Mutants, Clones, Giant Insectoids, Animal-Creature Hybrids, Multi-Creature Hybrids, and all the amazing things they do! Running, flying, swimming, battling foes, rescuing heroes, breathing fire, etc.!

Dates & Times

#1: Sat, Oct 30 - Dec 11, (no class Nov 27), 11:15-1:15pm
Ages: 10 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: May 22-Jun 26, Sundays 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: 10 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Sew Your Own Plushie

Design, cut and sew your own monster stuffed creatures that can be further decorated with embellishments and character details.

Dates & Times

November 20, Saturday 2-5 pm
Ages: Ages 8 and up
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Tiny Glass Hearts - An Intro to Lampwork Glass

Creating tiny glass hearts is a fun introduction to sculpting with glass. Using rods of borosilicate glass and bench-mounted flameworking torches, students will learn how to melt and shape glass. Different methods of applying color will be covered.

Dates & Times

February 12, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Watercolor Painting

Enjoy the fascinating, vibrant world of watercolors in this exciting class! We will paint and draw a variety of subjects — landscapes, animals, portraits, and still lives, and explore color, value, shadow, perspective, materials, and brush handling in this fun and informative class for everyone! The subjects will be taught in a step-by-step fashion. You will be able to follow along with the steps to the paintings as they are being done in front of the class.  

Dates & Times

#1: Sat, Oct 30 - Dec 11, (no class Nov 27), 2:15-4:15pm
Ages: Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: Apr 10-May 15, Sundays 12:30 am-2:30 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Weekend Adv Silversmithing - Jewelry Workshop

*Students must have taken the Beginning-Intermediate Silversmithing course or have instructor's permission to take this class. 

After learning basic silversmithing skills in the beginning class, students can hone those skills with guided individual projects. The instructor presents more techniques and working side by side with other students creating their individual projects broadens the experience.

Dates & Times

#1: Dec 18 & Dec 19, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: Feb 26 & Feb 27, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#3: Mar 26 & Mar 27, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#4: Apr 23 & Apr 24, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Weekend Beginning 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

#1: Nov 6 & Nov 7, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: Dec 4 & Dec 5, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#3: Jan 15 & Jan 16, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#4: Feb 12 & Feb 13, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#5: Apr 9 & Apr 10, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

ZOOM Online: Collage - Decollage

Building up the surface then excavating back through, revealing & concealing!
Moving beyond any preconceived notions of what defines collage; this workshop will expand your vocabulary of methods and approaches. Discover techniques combining assorted papers, GOLDEN Acrylic paints, grounds & pastes to create multi-layered artworks. 

Dates & Times

March 5, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Barbara De Pirro
Location: ZOOM class