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Mixed Media

Alcohol Ink Techniques

Working with alcohol inks is different than with any other medium. It can be lots of fun to watch the colors blends together without a brush. Move the paper around to get inspiring effects. Use a brush and and control it a bit to get watercolor-like effects. The colors are vibrant and each piece is totally unique to the artist.

Dates & Times

#1: February 9, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Nilia Fajardo
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: March 22, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Nilia Fajardo
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#3: April 26, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Nilia Fajardo
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

Cold Enamel Jewelry

Create faux enamel effects on metal with Iced Enamels®. Learn how to use enameling powders, enameling medium and resin to permanently adhere color to metal. This technique will create the same look as torch-fired or kiln-fired enamels but without the heat. Learn to combine Enamel Medium with quick-melting Relique powders, to create beautiful mixed-media metalwork in minutes. Cold Enameling will never rub off, fade or yellow over time.

Dates & Times

February 22, Saturday 10 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Cut it Through!

Paper cutting, from historical roots to the contemporary art scene, demonstrates its multi-facets. Simple techniques: cutting, stenciling, modeling_ permit to create large installations and intimate works. During this intensive class of serious fun, participants will discover the incredible variety of applications of this art form from fine arts to public art commissions.

Dates & Times

Mar 6-Mar 9, Friday-Monday 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Beatrice Coron
Location: Hampton Inn

Developing Your Visual Language Through Experimentation and Model Making

In this class we will focus on discovering and exploring each individuals unique voice. Through image presentations, discussion, demonstrations, and time to make, we will aim to find what is important, personal, and resonate to you in what you create.

Dates & Times

Mar 6-Mar 9, Friday-Monday 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Dean Pulver
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Drawing in Color: Pastels & Colored Pencil

Drawing is extremely easy and fun! We will be drawing a variety of subjects such as landscapes, animals, flowers and still lives in pastel and colored pencil in this class. We will be covering contrast, highlights/shadow and composition. 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: Oct 28-Dec 9 (skip Dec 2), Mondays 10am-12pm
Ages: Ages 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: Jan 17-Feb 14, Fridays 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#3: Apr 13-May 18, Mondays 1:30-3:30 pm
Ages: Ages 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Encaustic Open Studio/Series Work

This is a great time to make gifts, work on a series, play, ask questions, bring your projects you need help with, I'm here for you, and I'll be demonstrating different ways I like to paint and how to use wax over photos.

Dates & Times

December 14, Saturday 11-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Multiple

Fabulous Acrylic Pours

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

#1: February 10, Monday 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: March 30, Monday 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#3: April 19, Sunday 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

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

February 22, Saturday 2-5 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Glass & Mixed Media: The Altered Book

Mixed Media/Glass Sculpture course will focus on the serendipity of  mixed media and embrace the happy discoveries of glass + found objects.  We'll examine a variety of joining methods,  as well as incorporating  imagery, text, concept, and narrative.

Dates & Times

Mar 6-Mar 9, Friday-Monday 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Susan Taylor Glasgow
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln 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

Intuitive Painting - Large Abstracts

Painting 3 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

January 25, Saturday 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Mining Historic Textiles as a Route to the Future

Textiles embody the creative vision of cultures that produced them. They can also be extraordinary sources of inspiration for artists who envision the past differently than historians. This class will explore several strategies for probing provocative textiles in Gerhardt Knodel's personal collection.

Dates & Times

Mar 6-Mar 9, Friday-Monday 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Gerhardt Knodel
Location: Hampton Inn

Painted Collagraphs

This is a fun two-day workshop where students will learn how to create mixed-media paintings from a printed collagraph enhanced with colored mediums. Using cardboard and heavy paper, students will design and make their own image plates. With oil-based inks, they will roll and print from them onto rag paper and then develop their images with gouache staining, acrylic paints and colored pencils. 

Dates & Times

Mar 21 & Mar 22, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Erika Bass
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Paper Heart Lights

Add beautiful illumination with 3 dimensional heart lanterns always make a statement in a room or for the perfect occasion.

Students will learn to create stunning 3-D paper heart lanterns, pattern making and cutting techniques.

Students will make 3 small heart lanterns patterns, and one large 3-D paper heart lantern, including 8-foot hanging light to take home.

Dates & Times

February 1, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Alicia Czerwiec
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Paper Star Lights

Add beautiful illumination with 3 dimensional star lanterns always make a statement in a room or for the perfect occasion.

Students will learn to create stunning 3-D paper star lanterns, pattern making and cutting techniques.

Dates & Times

#1: November 23, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Alicia Czerwiec
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: December 8, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Alicia Czerwiec
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Personal Adornment & the Narrative Object

This workshop will explore a wide range of concepts applicable to personal adornment and the narrative object. Working with both traditional and alternative materials - silver, copper, wire, recycled materials, and found objects - participants will fashion objects of personal importance, expression, and adornment.

Dates & Times

Mar 6-Mar 9, Friday-Monday 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Robert Ebendorf
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Printmaking & Collage

We will explore techniques creating your own printed imagery using to create inspirational Collage artworks! Learn the basics of creating monotype, collagraph and relief printed images. All of these methods create unique results; the pressure of printing creates texture and pattern not possible when painting directly on paper. You will explore techniques of transferring imagery without a press, using water based, slow drying acrylic paints. 

Dates & Times

November 2, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Barbara De Pirro
Location: Multiple

Sculpture: Paper & Acrylic

There's so much to be discovered simply by manipulating paper!
Learn how paper & acrylics can be combined to create 3D sculptural forms or simply add more dimension within your flat work. It all begins with the creation of color, pattern and texture on paper, using methods combining acrylic paints, mediums and gels. 

Dates & Times

Mar 14 & Mar 15, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Barbara De Pirro
Location: Multiple

Stencil Graffiti

Learn how to apply a timeless technique with a modern vibe through stencil graffiti.

Students will learn layering approaches using stencils to create modern and bold art.

Students will make custom stencils and make prints prior to creating their final canvas graffiti production.

Dates & Times

#1: October 12, Saturday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Alicia Czerwiec
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: April 4, Saturday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Alicia Czerwiec
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Wake Up Your Abstracts: Movement & Mark Making

Learn how to add action to your abstract paintings with a variety of strokes and marks. We will paint large on paper with Ink and Mixed Media. You will learn how to create bold pattern and create several large paintings on paper.

Dates & Times

March 28, Saturday 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio