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Learn something new or advance your skills by taking an art class with us!

We are the largest visual art center in Snohomish County. We currently offer art classes in ceramics, painting, silversmithing, fused glass and more.

Whether you're young or old, just starting out or a seasoned pro, the Schack Art Center has a class for you. You can find our youth art classes here and teen classes here

Find August Classes hereSeptember Classes here, October classes

Note - we are creating a new website so most of the Fall classes will be available there starting in September! 

Unleash your inner artist and sign up for an art class today!

Interested in teaching an art class with us? Submit a proposal today. 


Please contact Shannon Tipple-Leen, art class coordinator,



Basketry - Weaving

The process of weaving natural or man-made fibers or wire into a vessel or sculpture. This category often overlaps with fiber arts.

Book Arts

The creation or alteration of a book-like structure based on particular parameters. Examples include bookbinding, altered books and jewelry books.


Our camps for Youth & Teens are day camps, generally 2-3 hours per day, that fall during school breaks (winter, spring, and summer) and focus on a wide variety of art media including printmaking, drawing, painting, and sculpture.


The art of creating functional or sculptural works with clay. The clay is then fired in a kiln, glazed and then fired again. 


The assemblage of various materials on a surface, creating a new unique whole.  Common materials are paper ephemera, fibers, textiles and found objects.


The process of using lines, marks or color to produce an image, either representational, non-representational or both.  Common tools are pencils, pens, charcoal and pastel.

Encaustic - Warm Wax

The art of painting with warm beeswax mixed with pigment and resin.  Collage is often combined with encaustic techniques.

Fiber Arts

This type of art employs some type of fiber as a dominant material to create sculpture, wall pieces, clothing pieces or jewelry.  Knitting, embroidery, beadwork, quilting, sewing, dyeing, felting and more, or a combination of any of these, might be used.

Glass - Flameworking/Lampworking

Glass rods are heated over a flame to create beads, small sculptures, goblets, marbles, pendants and more.  We provide classes in both soft glass and borosilicate, a tougher glass that requires higher heat.

Glass - Fused & Kiln Formed

Also known as "warm glass", these classes do not generally involve direct contact with the heat; rather, pieces are assembled beforehand and then fired in a kiln.  Classes such as fused glass jewelry, plates, coasters, slumping and general fusing are offered.

Glass - Hot

Molten glass is gathered on the end of a steel tube,  then blown, shaped with tools and/or molded to create the desired form. Classes offered in our on-site hot shop include blowing, forming, bowls and bottles, murrini and incalmo.  We also offer monthly "Make It Now" sessions and High School Glassblowing.


Silversmithing, metal clay and mixed-media are among the types of jewelry classes we offer.  Warm and flameworked glass jewelry classes are also available in our  studio.

Mixed Media

Mixed media encompasses a wide range of materials and techniques used in combination.  The use of painted paper, embossed metal and found objects to create jewelry or a wall sculpture is an example of the diversity of these classes.  Collage and mosaic often overlap this category.


The formation of images or designs on a surface using small pieces of colored glass, stone, ceramic or other materials.  Classes include glass mosaic mirrors, recycled ceramic mosaic and more.


The application of a pigment suspended in some form of liquid medium to a surface.  Our classes include acrylic, oil, watercolor, ink and gouache, and encompass various techniques, surfaces and subject matter within each medium.

Pipe Making

The art of pipe making with different mediums.


The transfer of a design engraved or etched in wood or metal onto a surface such as paper, parchment or fabric. Lithography,  silkscreening and monoprinting are examples of subjects covered here.


The creation of a three-dimensional piece in any media - wood, concrete, stone etc.


Primarily used to create jewelry in the classes we offer, silversmithing is the crafting of silver into various objects through the application of heat, pressure, sawing, sanding and polishing.

Stained Glass

Colored glass that is used to make pictures and patterns in windows.

Teacher Workshops

Designed for educators our Teacher workshops explore ways to integrate various art topics into other curricula areas. Through demonstration, expert presenters, and hands-on activities, a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the art topic will be gained.

Teen Art Classes

Teen classes are available to students between the ages of 13 and 18 (highschool) years old. Some art classes may be designed just for teens, while others welcome mature teens to work alongside adults.

Youth Art Classes

Youth classes are available for students between the ages of 6-12 years old.