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Mixed Media

"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

July 16, Saturday 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 and older
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

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

Exploring Artists through Art Camp

Students will explore a new artists each day, and complete a project inspired by that artist. We will use a variety of mediums, including acrylic paint, chalk pastels, cut paper, reusing recycled materials, and printmaking on styrofoam plates. Students will complete a new project each day.

Dates & Times

#1: Aug 15-Aug 19, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 8-12
Instructor: Zava LeRoux
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: Aug 29-Sep 2, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 8-12
Instructor: Zava LeRoux
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

June 25, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Dana Butler
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

June 5, Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Lauryn Taylor
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

I Heart Art Camp

If you love art, you're sure to have fun in this multimedia art class. We'll be using a variety of mediums, techniques, and playful prompts to create art!

Dates & Times

#1: Jul 25-Jul 29, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: 8-12
Instructor: Angie Louthan
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: Aug 1-Aug 5, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 8-12
Instructor: Angie Louthan
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Intuitive Painting - Large Abstracts

Painting four large works on heavy paper and then a large canvas, we are continuing our letting go theme with the intention of building some new contrast and forms, be ready to fill those walls!

Dates & Times

May 14, Saturday 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Ages: 18 and older
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Joy of Pastels

Pastels are fun! This class will teach you the basics of getting set up and started in this wonderful medium, and students will gain confidence learning how to layer and manipulate marks to make finished paintings. They will learn all about soft pastels, how they are made, how to use them, and what surfaces work best for you.

Dates & Times

Sat, June 4-July 16 (skip July 2), 10am-12pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Richard Barrere
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

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

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

Lino Block Printing

Students will explore carving and printing a lino print, which is a very satisfying medium to carve. The printing process is easy and you will be amazed at how professional your prints look.

Dates & Times

#1: Jun 7 & Jun 8, Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Kristin Simpson
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

#2: Sep 17 & Sep 18, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Kristin Simpson
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking 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

Mixed Media Acrylic - Opposites Attract

Now even BOLDER compositions to speak loud and proud! We'll be creating 3 large abstract paintings using mixed media on heavy artist papers. A liberating and exhilarating way to create work that speaks volumes!

Dates & Times

August 13, Saturday 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 and older
Instructor: Jackie Cort
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

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

Painted Floorcloths

Inspired by floorcloths and vinyl from the 1920's and 30's, floorcloths are a vibrant, inexpensive way to add color and personality to your living space. You will make an entry mat sized floorcloth that will be a splash of color to welcome all to your home.

Dates & Times

#1: Jun 14 & Jun 15, Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Kristin Simpson
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: Sep 24 & Sep 25, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Kristin Simpson
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

Polymer Clay: Wine or Cider Bottle

This class we will hand make roses and succulents to decorate a wine/cider bottle. Inclusions such as glass rhinestones, quartz crystals, and glass cabochons will be included.

Dates & Times

August 6, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jessica Mase
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Smashbook Art 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

Jul 11-Jul 15, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: 8-12
Instructor: Angie Louthan
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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