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Teen - 13+

Acrylic Painting Camp

Acrylic paints 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.

Dates & Times

Jul 25-Jul 29, Monday-Friday 2-4 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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: Jul 10-Aug 14, Sundays 3:30-5:45 pm
Ages: Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: Aug 21-Sep 25, Sundays 3:30-5:45 pm
Ages: Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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

June 5, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 15 and older
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Cartooning & Caricatures Camp

Write! Draw! Ink! This workshop allows you 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

#1: Jul 11-Jul 15, Monday-Friday 2-4 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: Aug 22-Aug 26, Monday-Friday 2-4 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Ceramic Blue Birds of Happiness

The symbol of a bluebird as the harbinger of happiness is found in many cultures and may date back thousands of years. Join us to learn basic hand building techniques to build your own blue bird of happiness. Fun for the whole family! 

All Levels

Dates & Times

May 7, Saturday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 8 and up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Ceramic Garden Gnomes

This is your time to create some cute garden gnomes for your yard! Using different colored clay and glazes, you can make boys or girls or one of each! Have fun with it!

Dates & Times

June 26, Sunday 1-3 pm
Ages: Ages 8 and up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Ceramic Garden Sun

The students will learn basic clay techniques to build a high fired "Mexican" Sun. They can be personalized to look like someone you know or ideas from the instructor. Multi color clays will be used. Instructor will "patina" the pieces after bisque and you will pick up your pieces ready to hang and enjoy. 

Dates & Times

August 6, Saturday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 8 and up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Ceramic Village Houses

Create your masterpiece! This is your opportunity to design and build the house of your dreams! Students will learn to create forms using basic clay hand building techniques.

Dates & Times

July 10, Sunday 1-3 pm
Ages: Ages 8 and up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Drawing & Painting Animals Camp

Learn to depict the beauty, energy, and diversity of animal life utilizing a variety of drawing and painting techniques and media. Learn a range of expressive and playful approaches to zoological illustration with step-by-step instruction, demonstration, and hands-on experience, gaining the foundation you need to draw any zoological subject you like.

Dates & Times

#1: Jul 25-Jul 29, Monday-Friday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: Aug 22-Aug 26, Monday-Friday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Drawing & Painting Pets!

Learn to depict the beauty, energy, and diversity of your pet utilizing a variety of drawing and painting techniques and media. Learn a range of expressive and playful approaches to zoological illustration with step-by-step instruction, demonstration, and hands-on experience, gaining the foundation you need to draw any zoological subject you like. 

Dates & Times

Aug 15-Aug 19, Monday-Friday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Drawing & Painting Sea Creatures Camp

Painting and drawing sea creatures is easy and fun- you will be amazed as you bring these animals to life! In this class you will learn how to draw and paint a wide variety of sea life like sea horses, octopi, sea lions, shrimp, blowfish etc!

Dates & Times

Aug 1-Aug 5, Monday-Friday 2-4 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Drawing Camp

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.

Dates & Times

#1: Jul 11-Jul 15, Monday-Friday 11-1 am
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: Aug 1-Aug 5, Monday-Friday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#3: Aug 29-Sep 2, Monday-Friday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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: Apr 9-May 14, Saturdays 3:30-5:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: Sun, May 22-July 10, 3:30-5:45pm (skip May 29 & July 3)
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#3: Jul 10-Aug 14, Sundays 12:30-2:30 pm
Ages: Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#4: Aug 20-Sep 24, Saturdays 3:30-5:45 pm
Ages: Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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

May 20, Friday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

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

June 25, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Galaxy Watercolor Painting

This class will teach watercolor fundamentals to individuals who are new to watercolor painting. Fundamentals include paper type and watercolor technique

Students will create a variety of watercolor paintings using space and the galaxy as the subject matter.

Dates & Times

July 26, Tuesday 6-9 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Katie Zeitler
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Gel Printing with Botanicals

Learn how to create unique monoprints without a press using a gel printing plate and botanical materials.

In this class we'll use an 8" x 10" gel plate with acrylic paint and natural elements, such as leaves, grasses, and flowers. We'll work to create prints that can stand on their own, but gel printed papers are also wonderful for collage, cards, art journals, or other mixed media projects.

Dates & Times

July 9, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Maren Oates
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

KIDSTAGE Theater Collaborative Sci Fi Creature Creation Camp

Create an out-of-this-world science fiction creature, both on stage and on paper! Spend your mornings writing and acting at KIDSTAGE, and your afternoons designing and painting at the Schack Art Center. Work with a professional visual arts educator and a professional acting teacher to expand your creativity. Students will walk to and from the Schack Art Center with KIDSTAGE staff.

Register Here! through the KIDSTAGE website

Dates & Times

Aug 8-Aug 12, Monday-Friday 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Ages: 6th-10th grade
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Kids Drawing

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 acheive beautiful finished projects!

Dates & Times

#1: Apr 9-May 14, Saturdays 12:30-2:30 pm
Ages: 10-17
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: Aug 20-Sep 24, Saturdays 12:30-2:30 pm
Ages: Ages 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Kids' Painting

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: Sat, May 21-July 9, 12:30-2:30pm (skip May 28 & July 2)
Ages: 10-17
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: Aug 21-Sep 25, Sundays 12:30-2:30 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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

#2: June 25, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: August 27, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Let's Create Art with Recycled Materials

Students will learn how to create art using recycled materials. They will learn to improve their psychomotor and cognitive skills using different textures and materials. Students will use techniques where they will learn how to use acrylic paint, oil pastels, watercolors and reuse cardboards, bottle caps, old magazines and plastic bottles.

Dates & Times

Aug 7-Aug 28, Sundays 1-3 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Maria Casey
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Make a Little Birdie Mosaic

Instructor will cut out, drill and sand bird shapes. In the class the students will create a mosaic bird. Instructor will show the reverse method with clear contact method with glass. Then using silicon glue apply design to glass. Instructor will take home and grout and students will be able to pick it up the week after class.

Dates & Times

July 2, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Shannon Danks
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Mosaic Garden Coasters

In this workshop the students would learn the indirect method of mosaic draw design on reverse side of clear contact paper: Lay contact paper sticky side up. Lay design upside down on contact paper. Lay contact paper bottom of mold. Pour mortar into mold. Wait 24 hours pop coaster out, remove contact paper to reveal design.

Dates & Times

June 19, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Shannon Danks
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

New Bark Beginnings

For all those new (or old) to basketmaking, one of the greatest pleasures is weaving with soft pliable barks. In this workshop, we combine willow strips and options for
texture while we create individual small basket expressions. We have a range of techniques to use and experienced guidance to make it all happen. It's really fun to see each basket develop its own character.

Dates & Times

August 27, Saturday 10:30 am-6 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Judy Zugish
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

July 17, Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Ages 15 and older
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Paint What You See (Formerly - Reverse Painting on Plexiglas)

Learn to carefully analyze a photograph, then trace and paint it in several easy steps. Challenge your mind with this interesting technique that requires no advanced painting skills.

Dates & Times

July 23, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 15 and older
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Paint Your Pal

Students will receive instruction in a simplified method of painting their furry friends.

Dates & Times

July 31, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 15 and older
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Plushie Monster Making

Using machine sewing, hand sewing, and hot glue we will choose from a variety of fabrics to make one-of-a-kind monsters.

Let your imagination run wild with fabric choices and design a plushie monster for yourself or as a gift to give to someone special!

Dates & Times

#1: Jul 24-Aug 14, Sundays 2-4 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

#2: Sep 11-Oct 2, Sundays 1-3 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Polymer Clay: Floral Journal Cover

In this class instructor will help students design and implement the use of polymer clay in creating a floral-focused journal cover(and possibly, if the students are willing, sneak a fairy door or Secret Garden motif in as well. We will be decorating the cover of an A5 size sketch journal.

Dates & Times

August 27, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Jessica Mase
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Polymer Clay: Goblin or Fairy Door

During the class we will work together to condition, shape, color, and decorate individualized Fairy Doors out of Polymer Clay and inclusions such as faux moss, stones, beads, crystal type stones.

Dates & Times

July 23, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Jessica Mase
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Polymer Clay: Nature Themed Journal Cover

In this class instructor will help students design and implement the use of polymer clay in creating a nature based journal cover. We will be decorating the cover of an A5 size sketch journal.

Dates & Times

June 26, Sunday 12:30-4:30 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Jessica Mase
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Relaxing Watercolor Painting

In this class, students will learn basic watercolor techniques and color theory as it relates to emotional expression. Students will create an abstract watercolor painting that reflects the colors that speak to their feelings in that moment as well as brush strokes that display their emotions as well. Relaxing music will play in the background.

Dates & Times

August 9, Tuesday 6-9 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Katie Zeitler
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

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

Sun, May 22-July 10, 12:30-2:30 (skip May 29 & July 3)
Ages: 10 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Sci Fi & Fantasy Drawing Camp

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: Jul 18-Jul 22, Monday-Friday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: Aug 29-Sep 2, Monday-Friday 2-4 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Sitka Sprucing

In this course for all levels, students will learn a basic twill pattern, how to stitch the base and up the sides for a basket that curves its way into the light.

Dates & Times

July 30, Saturday 10:30 am-5 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Judy Zugish
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Stamped Metal Jewelry

In this class you will learn to stamp metal with words, sayings, song lyrics or numbers. You will learn the basics of metal stamping, discover some tips and tricks to make the process easier as well as fun.

Dates & Times

May 20, Friday 2-5 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Teen Acrylic Painting Camp

Acrylic paints 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

Aug 15-Aug 19, Monday-Friday 2-4 pm
Ages: Ages 13 - 17
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Teen Drawing Camp

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.

Dates & Times

Jul 18-Jul 22, Monday-Friday 2-4 pm
Ages: Ages 13 - 17
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Teen Glassblowing

This four day summer program introduces students to the science and art of glass blowing with the guidance of a highly knowledgeable teacher. This hands-on experience will introduce teens to the basic techniques involved in glassblowing such as gathering, blowing, and properly handling tools.  No prerequisite.

Dates & Times

#1: Aug 9-Aug 12, Tuesday-Friday 1-5 pm
Ages: 14-18
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

#2: Aug 16-Aug 19, Tuesday-Friday 1-5 pm
Ages: 14-18
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Teen Smashbook Camp

Come create your very own art and journal Smashbook that will leave plenty of empty pages for you to use for the rest of the year. A Smashbook breaks all the rules around perfectionism, boundaries, and attachment to your artistic expression. We purposefully bring imperfect expression, our own rules, and non-attachment to the process of creating the Smashbook so that it can be a limitless container for your wildest creations.

Dates & Times

Aug 1-Aug 5, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: 13-17
Instructor: Angie Louthan
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Watercolor Home Portraits

In this class, students will create a home portrait. Students will using pencil and a ruler to sketch out the home, add details in using an ink pen, and then add color using watercolor paint.

Dates & Times

May 18, Wednesday 6-9 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Katie Zeitler
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing 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

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

Watercolor Textures

In this class, students will review watercolor painting fundamentals and learn how to create texture in their watercolor paintings using a variety of techniques.

Dates & Times

June 14, Tuesday 6-9 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Katie Zeitler
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio