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Artist Professional Development

Art Exercises for Relaxation

Stressed out? Haven't had the time to get your creative juices flowing? Come join us for a couple hours of creative relaxation by exploring exercises that will relieve stress of the 9-5 and energize your creativity.

Dates & Times

November 3, Sunday 1-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Alicia Czerwiec
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

ART HOW2’S 2020: STEM-2- STEAM: Integrate! Innovate! Imagine…

Participants will be introduced to interactive projects as vehicles for teaching important understandings and skills all students need to learn. Projects will be created from mostly recyclable materials. Each project will have a framework adaptable to grade level abilities, alignment to WA Arts Learning Standards, and integrate STEAM components.

Dates & Times

Apr 15-May 6, Wednesdays 5-7:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Mari Atkinson
Location: Multiple

Art We Amazing: Restorative Arts Group

Art We Amazing is a restorative arts group in which we connect with others and care for our own needs so that we can continue to support others. We do this by exploring art materials and socializing with other caregivers. Through conversation and self exploration, we increase our capacity to do our important work caring for others. Join us!

Dates & Times

#1: January 18, Saturday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: 18 & over or under 18 with an adult
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: February 15, Saturday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: 18 & over or under 18 with an adult
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#3: March 21, Saturday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: 18 & over or under 18 with an adult
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#4: April 18, Saturday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: 18 & over or under 18 with an adult
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Connecting STEM to NW Tribal Culture

This interactive workshop will explore cultural aspects of the NW Coast Native Americans. Participants will learn how resources were utilized within their environment and attain ideas for integrating the required OSPI tribal sovereignty curriculum into other content areas. 

Dates & Times

F-Sa October 25-26 Fri. 5-8:30pm/Sat. 9am-5pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Mari Atkinson
Location: Multiple

Finding Freedom Through Intuitive Art

This is for anybody who deals with any or all of these aspects: Doesn't think they're a creative, struggles with perfectionism, compares themselves with others, who can't call themselves an artist, who seeks permission from others, who craves the feeling of living in freedom, and who doesn't know what it means to follow their intuition. Through a playful and fun series of intuitive art classes, we explore all these aspects of ourselves and more to help you become more YOU.

Dates & Times

#1: Feb 4-Feb 25, Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Angie Louthan
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: Apr 7-Apr 28, Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Angie Louthan
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

How to Live the Artistic Life

Are you trying to kickstart your artistic endeavors but just can't seem to find the time and energy? Are you trying to balance your work/family/art? Do days/weeks/months/years pass and, to your dismay, little to no progress is made?

This 3 hour interactive workshop will focus on the basics of the artistic life: honing your on-the-fly observation skills, amping up your ability to cram, and adjusting what you can so you can do what you must! If you are, as we all tend to be, bogged down with your art/life balance, this is the class for you!

Dates & Times

March 21, Saturday 2-5 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Seth Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Skagit & Snohomish County Studio, Gallery & Museum Bus Tour

Join fellow artists, art patrons and collectors for a day of exploring art and the beauty of the surrounding countryside. Arrangements for studio tours are in the works, galleries and museums in La Conner, Bow/Edison and Mt Vernon will be interspersed. Getting on and off a bus is the main requirement of this splendid day of art and conviviality. A lunch stop will be scheduled mid-day. Bring your own or go to an area restaurant.

All Are Welcome!

Dates & Times

March 7, Saturday 9:30 am-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Larry Metcalf
Location: On location