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Teen - 13+

3D Eco Art

Students will discover how to use your hands to work with different materials and textures and their imagination to create an original 3D painting while learning to take care of the environment by using recycled materials.

Dates & Times

#1: October 8, Saturday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Maria Casey
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: November 19, Saturday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Maria Casey
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#3: December 10, Saturday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Maria Casey
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: Sun, Aug 28-Oct 9 (skip 9/4), 3:30-5:45pm
Ages: Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: Sat 10/8-11/19 (Skip 10/22), 3:30-5:45pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#3: Sun 12/4-1/22 (skip 12/25 & 1/1) 3:30-5:45pm
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

September 26, Monday 6-9 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Ceramic Ornaments

Celebrate the holidays! Students will learn to create forms using basic clay hand building techniques.

Dates & Times

November 20, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 8 & up, multi generational
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

December 4, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 8 & up, multi generational
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Children's Book Illustration

In this class, students will learn fundamentals for how to illustrate a short children's book using a story they have written or have permission to use.

Dates & Times

Mondays, 10/17-11/14 (skip 10/31), 6-8pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Katie Zeitler
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing 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

October 21, Friday 2-5 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Drawing & Painting Animals

Painting and drawing animals is easy and fun- you will be amazed as you bring these creatures to life! In this class you will learn how to draw and paint a wide variety of animals doing what they do best- running, jumping, flying, swimming, etc.

Dates & Times

Thurs, Nov 3-Dec 15 (skip Nov 24), 2-4pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

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

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: Sat, Aug 20-Oct 1 (skip 9/3), 3:30-5:45pm
Ages: Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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

#3: Sat, 12/3-1/21 (skip 12/24 & 12/31), 3:30-5:45pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

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

October 21, Friday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

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

December 12, Monday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 16 & 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

October 9, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

October 16, Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Lauryn Taylor
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

HOT WAX: Encaustic Basics

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

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

Indirect Stepping Stone

Students will be creating a stepping stone using the indirect method. Using contact paper at bottom of mold, students will be able to cut pieces of glass into a design of their choosing, cover the whole thing with concrete and then pop out the stepping stone when it is dry.

Dates & Times

September 27, Tuesday 6-9 pm
Ages: 10 & up
Instructor: Shannon Danks
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Intro to Gel Plate Printmaking

Learn how to create unique monoprints without a press using a gel printing plate. In this class we'll use an 8" x 10" gel plate with acrylic paint, founds textures, and DIY stencils and stamps. 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

November 6, Sunday 12:30-4:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Maren Oates
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

December 11, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Intro to Watercolor

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

October 11, Tuesday 6-9 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Katie Zeitler
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

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

Oct 16-Nov 20, Sundays 12:30-2:30 pm
Ages: 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

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: Sun, Aug 28-Oct 9 (skip 9/4), 12:30-2:30pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: Sundays, 12/4-1/22 (skip 12/25 & 1/1) 12:30-2:30pm
Ages: 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing 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: September 17, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: December 17, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Lets be Direct Stepping Stone

Students will create a lasting memory with glass and stone and create a stepping stone for their garden or home.

Dates & Times

October 11, Tuesday 6-8 pm
Ages: 10 & up
Instructor: Shannon Danks
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Make a Little Birdie Mosaic

In this class students will create their own unique mosaic bird. Learn the reverse method of mosaics with clear contact paper and glass. Then using silicon glue you apply your design. Your instructor will pre cut the bird shapes and take them home to grout. Students will be able to pick it up the week after class.

Dates & Times

October 1, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 10 & up
Instructor: Shannon Danks
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Make a Pop Up Art Journal!

This is a great introduction to bookbinding!

We'll use folding and creasing techniques to fold large pieces of paper into fun and unique journals. We'll use a variety of decorative papers, glue, scissors/razors, rulers, and creative folds to create one-of-a-kind handmade art journals!

Dates & Times

Nov 6 & Nov 13, Sundays 2:30-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Mixed Media - Colored Pencil and Oil Pastels

Colored Pencils and Oil Pastels are some of the most versatile media ever! Learn a bit about both media in this fun class! We will be doing a variety of subjects- Including landscapes, animals, and still lives. 

Dates & Times

Thurs, Nov 3-Dec 15 (skip Nov 24), 11am-1pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Mixed Media Workshop: Landscapes & Waterscapes

In this class, students will be creating a landscape or waterscape collage inspired by nature, while also using their imagination. Starting with a color palette that speaks to their environment of nature, using nature themed imagery and layering techniques to create texture and dimension.

Dates & Times

Dec 9 & Dec 10, Friday & Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Carolyn Brown
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Mosaic Block Party! It's a Wrap

Mosaic a block of wood using a two sided adhesive wrap around block of wood. You will mosaic and then immediately able to grout. Students will leave with a completed a mosaic in one session!

Dates & Times

December 4, Sunday 12:30-4:30 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Shannon Danks
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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

November 12, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Shannon Danks
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Needle Felted Pumpkins

Learn the basics of needle felting while creating unique needle felted pumpkins for fall. All supplies will be provided and you will take home felting tools, wool roving and inspiration to continue creating on your own. As time allows, we will discuss other Fall felting ideas that students can work on at home.

Dates & Times

October 9, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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

October 30, Sunday 6-9 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Paint What You See

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

October 3, Monday 6-9 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Paper Collage Creatures

This is an easily accessible way to make beautiful art with decorative papers, glue, and scissors.

Using simple shapes and repeating patterns with paper of different designs, you can make amazingly beautiful creature art!

Dates & Times

Nov 6 & Nov 13, Sundays 12 noon-2 pm
Ages: 8-15
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

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

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

Sat, 12/3-1/21 (skip 12/24 & 12/31), 12:30-2:30pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Sculptural Felting

During this class, students will approach contemporary felting through experimentation to create volume, texture and dimension. These methods and techniques can be used by students to create different objects like pillows, rugs, tapestries, fashion and accessories.

Dates & Times

Nov 5 & Nov 12, Saturdays 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Maria Londondo
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Silk Painting for All

You've always admired the beauty of silk and the colorful scarves and clothing designers create with it.  Learn to create those beautiful colors and designs yourself.  

Dates & Times

#1: October 29, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Janet Lehwalder
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: December 17, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Janet Lehwalder
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

Aug 30-Sep 2, Tuesday-Friday 1-5 pm
Ages: 13-17
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Watercolor Holiday Greeting Cards

This class will teach individuals how to create watercolor holiday greeting cards. This class is for all levels.

Dates & Times

November 8, Tuesday 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

10/8-11/19 (Skip 10/22), 12:30-2:30pm
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

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

What a Relief

In the class students will draw on Styrofoam creating a imprint. Plaster of Paris is then poured into the form and let harden. When its dry, we release the form and then carve into imprinted image creating a relief image.

Dates & Times

October 25, Tuesday 6-9 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Shannon Danks
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2