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Acrylic Painting I

Acrylics are one of the most versatile media ever invented! Bright, luminous colors, ease of use, and infinite techniques make acrylic painting a boundless, creative choice. Whether you are intrigued by acrylic's potential, or have worked in acrylic for years, this class has something for everyone!

Dates & Times

Sun, Oct 31 - Dec 12, (no class Nov 27), 3:30-5:45pm
Ages: Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

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

October 2, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Fabulous Acrylic Pours - Full Day

Students will explore and learn the popular and fascinating, fast and exciting new art form of acrylic pours in this full day class.

Dates & Times

October 30, Saturday 10-4 pm
Ages: Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Dana Butler
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

September 26, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Fluid Acrylic Paintings: Holiday Gift Miniatures

In this workshop you will learn all of the basics of fluid acrylics, and then you will use your skills to complete six beautiful matted miniature paintings that can be gifted to friends and family. Each painting will be matted with backing, and finished with a cellophane sleeve, ready to frame!

Dates & Times

December 12, Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Lauryn Taylor
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

October 31, Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Lauryn Taylor
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Fun-dational Color Pencil and Mixed Media

Playful mixed media experiments are collaged in a repurposed book - resulting in a unique art journal full of tips, tricks, and important "fun-dational" drawing and shading examples! But wait there's more! Next, use your amazing art journal experiences to create two (or more) artworks with individualized step by step guidance! It's a two-fer! Create a mixed media art journal and finished artworks in the same class!


Dates & Times

Oct 17-Nov 21, Sundays 1-3 pm
Ages: Ages 8 and up
Instructor: Cathy Tanasse
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

HOT WAX: Beginning Encaustic Painting

In this workshop beginning encaustic students will receive complete basic encaustic painting instruction. This will include history and safety information on encaustic painting, a complete overview of the materials including medium, paint, tools, brushes and the hot palette, encaustic medium making instruction and DIY recipe, fusing fundamentals with heat guns and blow torches, substrate (supports) overview and preparation including smooth vs textured surface techniques, preparing hot wax paints, and learning how to do color layering and suspension. By the end of the day each student will have completed multiple practice boards and four finished abstract encaustic paintings on wood panels. 

Dates & Times

October 30, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Lauryn Taylor
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Intro to Silk Painting

Discover the simple, yet exquisite technique of painting on silk. Learn how to trace the outline of your design with gutta resist, then touch the dyes on with a brush and watch them flow. Choose from the instructor's patterns or create your own. Completing a 22"x22" scarf will teach you the basic skills of design, color mixing, blending and texturizing. Simple enough for absolute beginners, this is also an exciting way for more experienced painters to transfer their talents to fabric.

Dates & Times

October 16, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Janet Lehwalder
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Intro to Watercolor Landscapes

This class will teach watercolor fundamentals to individuals who are new to watercolor painting. Fundamentals include paper type and watercolor technique using the natural landscape as subject matter.

Dates & Times

#1: October 14, Thursday 6:30-8 pm
Ages: Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Katie Zeitler
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: November 18, Thursday 6:30-8 pm
Ages: Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Katie Zeitler
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Kids' Painting

Acrylics are one of the most versatile media ever invented! Bright, luminous colors, ease of use, and infinite techniques make acrylic painting a boundless, creative choice. Whether you are intrigued by acrylic's potential, or have worked in acrylic for years, this class has something for everyone!

Dates & Times

Sun, Oct 31 - Dec 12, (no class Nov 28), 12:30-2:30pm
Ages: Ages 10 to 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Mindful Arts

Mindfulness activities can be immensely beneficial and widely accessible. We will explore various ways to explore human expression through art materials. No art experience needed

Dates & Times

#1: October 9, Saturday 11 am-12 noon
Ages: Ages 18 and up
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

#2: December 4, Saturday 11 am-12 noon
Ages: Ages 18 and up
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Mixed Media Acrylic - Holding Space: Large Acrylics

Vessels, bottles and holders of all sorts will make a showing in this expressive and meaningful work. We will discuss why and go where it takes us. Always a lovely subject.

In this workshop we'll create 3 large paintings using mixed media on artist papers.

Dates & Times

November 19, Friday 11 am-2:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Mixed Media Acrylic - Morphe: The Figure in Abstract

In this workshop we will explore the human figure in its expressive abstract form, no right or wrong here (ever!) Students will use their movements and choices of mixed medias to create our their "Morphed" muses.

Students will create 3 large paintings on heavy artist papers.

Dates & Times

December 10, Friday 11 am-2:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
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

October 15, Friday 11 am-2:30 pm
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Paint Like Pollock

Take a look into the intriguing art of Jackson Pollock known as action paintings, also known as fractal or abstract drip splatter paintings. Students will dribble, splatter and splash paint onto a large canvas while painting on the floor, Pollock style.

Dates & Times

November 27, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Silk Painted Greeting Cards

Do a series of small silk paintings and apply them to blank cards. Do your Christmas cards, paint a wonderful selection of year-round cards to send, or package a set of several to give as a gift. Both beginners and experienced painters welcome. Silk painting materials supplied. Stationery available for purchase in class. Also suitable for framing.

Dates & Times

December 11, Saturday 10:30-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Janet Lehwalder
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Silk Painting Level 2

For those who are comfortable with basic Serti (resist line) silk painting, Janet Lehwalder offers an advanced class. Learn new skills in shading, layering, color mixing and line building. Try alternative resists and fabrics. Bring a picture or design and learn to adapt it to this medium. "You'll be amazed at the possibilities in silk painting", says Janet. "Few people are aware of the wide range of work that is being done on silk." Plenty of time for one-to-one assistance.

Dates & Times

November 6, Saturday 10:30-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Janet Lehwalder
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Traditional Sign Painting

Instructor will take the class through basic sign painting practices, from sketching out composition, brushstroke technique, color choice, lettering and using oil paints for the finished product.

Dates & Times

Nov 3 & Nov 4, Wednesday & Thursday 6-8 pm
Ages: Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Edgar Beltran
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Watercolor Painting

Enjoy the fascinating, vibrant world of watercolors in this exciting class! We will paint and draw a variety of subjects — landscapes, animals, portraits, and still lives, and explore color, value, shadow, perspective, materials, and brush handling in this fun and informative class for everyone! The subjects will be taught in a step-by-step fashion. You will be able to follow along with the steps to the paintings as they are being done in front of the class.  

Dates & Times

Sat, Oct 30 - Dec 11, (no class Nov 27), 2:15-4:15pm
Ages: Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

ZOOM Online: Acrylic Skins & Collage

Discover the range of GOLDEN acrylic paints, gels & mediums that can be used to create Image Transfer, Paint & Acrylic Skins. Gain a broad understanding of product, material, method, tips & tricks.

Dates & Times

October 16, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Barbara De Pirro
Location: ZOOM class

ZOOM Online: Image Transfers & Collage

Discover techniques combining Image Transfers, Paper & Acrylic to create inspirational Collage works! Learn how to transfer laser copies of your own artwork, drawings or photographs onto the surface and as a background for layering. Plus learn how to create Image Transfer Skins!

Dates & Times

September 25, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Barbara De Pirro
Location: ZOOM class