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Mixed Media

Beginning Encaustics

A jam-packed workshop full of the core information you need to start your encaustic journey, yet a very creative, hands-on approach to learning to use this joyful medium. All students will leave with at least four paintings on wood panels!  I will be showing you different ways in which to use this versatile medium.  Look forward to a colorful event!

Dates & Times

September 7, Saturday 11 am-2:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Multiple

Block Printed Holiday Cards

In this three-hour workshop we’ll draw and carve holiday card designs and hand print them on cardstock using water-soluble inks! We’ll use a variety of ink colors and several decorative techniques will be demonstrated for experimentation.

Everyone will walk away with a set of their very own hand-printed greeting cards and envelopes, their carved block and all the knowledge you need to do it all again at home!

Dates & Times

November 2, Saturday 10 am-2 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Cat Snapp
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

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

September 28, Saturday 10 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

Oct 28-Dec 9 (skip Dec 2), Mondays 10am-12pm
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: October 14, Monday 6-9 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: November 18, Monday 6-9 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

September 28, Saturday 2-5 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Hot & Spicy Encaustics

Let's get busy creating a series of 4 works on wood with the spicy colors of the season! Combine them with grays and cools for some pop, this is always a great workshop that produces great art. I'll demo pumpkins and carving wax for depth, and fall landscapes, however you may paint whatever you enjoy!

Dates & Times

October 19, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Multiple

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

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

Resin & Clay Jewelry

In this unique class you will learn a multitude of techniques to create beautiful relief pendants, earrings or links for jewelry. You will learn how to create silicone molds, how to use clay to create relief sculptures and then you will learn how to mix and color resin to use in finishing your work.

Dates & Times

November 1, Friday 10:30 am-3:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

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

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

Visible Mending with Tenun

In this class we discuss ethical fashion practices and how mending goes hand in hand with that mission. I'll teach basic hand sewing techniques and how to design a sashiko stitch pattern to make your mending a beautiful work of art.

Dates & Times

October 5, Saturday 11 am-1:30 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Amanda McLaurin
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1