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Painting

ABC's of Painting on Silk

In this fun workshop, students will learn the basics of painting upon silk using the Serti technique. In the workshop, students will learn the basics of how to select silks for painting. They will learn to draw their design on silk and apply resist to the pattern as well as learning how to paint on the silk using silk dyes.

Dates & Times

February 23, Sunday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Janet Lehwalder
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Abstraction in Acrylics

We will be working with acrylic to create four large, bold abstract images on paper.

You will learn:
How to work fast and free
How to create bold patterns
How to let go

Dates & Times

March 14, Saturday 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

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

#1: Oct 27-Dec 15 (skip Nov 24 & Dec 1), Sundays 3:30-5:45 pm
Ages: Ages 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: Jan 13-Feb 17, Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#3: Sundays, 2/23-4/5 (skip 3/7). 3:30-5:45pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

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

Drawing & Painting: Flowers and Plants

Painting and drawing flowers and plants is easy and fun- you will be amazed as you bring them to life! In this class you will learn how to draw and paint a wide variety of natural subjects. We will cover lighting, color harmony, composition, and many other subjects to help you to bring your artwork to life! The subjects will be taught in a step-by-step fashion, in which you will be able to follow along with the steps while they are being done in front of the class. 

All Levels

Dates & Times

Apr 13-May 18, Mondays 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages: Ages 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Drawing and Painting Animals and Birds

Painting and drawing animals and birds is easy and fun- you will be amazed as you bring these creatures to life! In this class you will learn how to draw and paint a variety of animals and birds doing what they do best- running, jumping, flying, swimming, etc. We will be drawing and painting animals and birds such as owls, tigers, parrots, wolves, hummingbirds, housecats, pelicans, bears, etc!

Dates & Times

Fridays, 2/21-3/27 (skip 3/6). 11am-1pm
Ages: Ages 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Drawing and Painting Sci-Fi Creatures for Kids

If you traveled to another planet in the future, what creatures would you discover? Learn drawing and painting skills while creating unique creatures from other worlds.

Dates & Times

Jan 12-Feb 16, Sundays 12:30-2:30 pm
Ages: Ages 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

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

Drawing Portraits & Caricatures

Drawing people is easy and fun - you will be amazed as you bring them to life! In this class you will learn how to draw a wide variety of people. We will cover anatomy, lighting, composition, and many other subjects to help you bring your artwork to life! The subjects will be taught in a step-by-step fashion, in which you will be able to follow along with the steps while they are being done in front of the class. 

All levels

Dates & Times

Mondays Feb. 24-April 6 (skip March 8), 10:30am-1:30pm
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

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

Large Abstracts in Black & White

We will be working in black and white acrylics to create four elegant abstract pieces. Come join the fun! 

Dates & Times

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

Oil Painting Workshop

Oil painting is a fun way to express your creative spirit. It's the most forgiving of all painting mediums. As you develop your skills, you'll soon be on your way! We will learn how to blend colors, which brush to use and how to apply the paint. You will be guided through different techniques such as: wet-on-wet, fat over lean, palette knives painting, and so on. All levels

Dates & Times

April 30, Thursday 11 am-5 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Anna Mastronardi Novak
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

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

Painting for Kids

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

Oct 27-Dec 15 (skip Nov 24 & Dec 1), Sundays 12:30-2:30 pm
Ages: Ages 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

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

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

#1: Jan 13-Feb 17, Mondays 1:30-3:30 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: Mondays, 2/24-4/6 (skip 3/8). 6:30-8:30pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio