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Teen Art Classes

Acrylic Painting Camp

Acrylic paints 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.

Dates & Times

Jul 25-Jul 29, Monday-Friday 2-4 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Cartooning & Caricatures Camp

Write! Draw! Ink! This workshop allows you to learn the process of cartooning and drawing caricatures. Students will follow along on a step by step basis to draw some favorite characters as well as create their own characters and write and draw their own stories.

Dates & Times

#1: Jul 11-Jul 15, Monday-Friday 2-4 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: Aug 22-Aug 26, Monday-Friday 2-4 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Ceramic Garden Gnomes

This is your time to create some cute garden gnomes for your yard! Using different colored clay and glazes, you can make boys or girls or one of each! Have fun with it!

Dates & Times

June 26, Sunday 1-3 pm
Ages: Ages 8 and up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Ceramic Garden Sun

The students will learn basic clay techniques to build a high fired "Mexican" Sun. They can be personalized to look like someone you know or ideas from the instructor. Multi color clays will be used. Instructor will "patina" the pieces after bisque and you will pick up your pieces ready to hang and enjoy. 

Dates & Times

August 6, Saturday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 8 and up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Ceramic Village Houses

Create your masterpiece! This is your opportunity to design and build the house of your dreams! Students will learn to create forms using basic clay hand building techniques.

Dates & Times

July 10, Sunday 1-3 pm
Ages: Ages 8 and up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Continuing Lampwork Glass Beadmaking

If you have taken Beginning Lampwork Glass and would like an advanced course  in the medium, then this is the class for you. Continue to build your torch and shaping skills.

Dates & Times

July 30, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Drawing & Painting Animals Camp

Learn to depict the beauty, energy, and diversity of animal life utilizing a variety of drawing and painting techniques and media. Learn a range of expressive and playful approaches to zoological illustration with step-by-step instruction, demonstration, and hands-on experience, gaining the foundation you need to draw any zoological subject you like.

Dates & Times

#1: Jul 25-Jul 29, Monday-Friday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: Aug 22-Aug 26, Monday-Friday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Drawing & Painting Pets!

Learn to depict the beauty, energy, and diversity of your pet utilizing a variety of drawing and painting techniques and media. Learn a range of expressive and playful approaches to zoological illustration with step-by-step instruction, demonstration, and hands-on experience, gaining the foundation you need to draw any zoological subject you like. 

Dates & Times

Aug 15-Aug 19, Monday-Friday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Drawing & Painting Sea Creatures Camp

Painting and drawing sea creatures is easy and fun- you will be amazed as you bring these animals to life! In this class you will learn how to draw and paint a wide variety of sea life like sea horses, octopi, sea lions, shrimp, blowfish etc!

Dates & Times

Aug 1-Aug 5, Monday-Friday 2-4 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Drawing Camp

Drawing is extremely easy and fun! We will be drawing a variety of subjects such as landscapes, animals, flowers and still lives in this class.

Dates & Times

#1: Jul 11-Jul 15, Monday-Friday 11-1 am
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: Aug 1-Aug 5, Monday-Friday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#3: Aug 29-Sep 2, Monday-Friday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Expressive Collage

Snip! Tear! Layer! Paint! Smile! Creating beautiful layered mixed media collages is a highly intuitive and rewarding process. In this fun and messy workshop you will connect with your creative self, working on both wood and paper supports, creating abstract artworks that utilize a variety of techniques and materials.

Dates & Times

August 6, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Lauryn Taylor
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

June 25, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Dana Butler
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

August 14, Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Lauryn Taylor
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Galaxy Watercolor Painting

This class will teach watercolor fundamentals to individuals who are new to watercolor painting. Fundamentals include paper type and watercolor technique

Students will create a variety of watercolor paintings using space and the galaxy as the subject matter.

Dates & Times

July 26, Tuesday 6-9 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Katie Zeitler
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

HOT WAX: Encaustic Basics

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

July 24, Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Lauryn Taylor
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Kids Drawing

Drawing is extremely easy and fun! We will be drawing a variety of subjects such as landscapes, animals, flowers and still lives in this class. We will be working in several drawing media and will be covering contrast, highlights/shadow, composition etc. in this exciting class! The subjects will be taught in a step-by-step fashion. You will be able to follow along with the steps to acheive beautiful finished projects!

Dates & Times

Aug 20-Sep 24, Saturdays 12:30-2:30 pm
Ages: Ages 10-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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

#1: Sat, May 21-July 9, 12:30-2:30pm (skip May 28 & July 2)
Ages: 10-17
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: Aug 28-Oct 2, Sundays 12:30-2:30 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

KIDSTAGE Theater Collaborative Sci Fi Creature Creation Camp

Create an out-of-this-world science fiction creature, both on stage and on paper! Spend your mornings writing and acting at KIDSTAGE, and your afternoons designing and painting at the Schack Art Center. Work with a professional visual arts educator and a professional acting teacher to expand your creativity. Students will walk to and from the Schack Art Center with KIDSTAGE staff.

Register Here! through the KIDSTAGE website

Dates & Times

Aug 8-Aug 12, Monday-Friday 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Ages: 6th-10th grade
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Let's Create Art with Recycled Materials

Students will learn how to create art using recycled materials. They will learn to improve their psychomotor and cognitive skills using different textures and materials. Students will use techniques where they will learn how to use acrylic paint, oil pastels, watercolors and reuse cardboards, bottle caps, old magazines and plastic bottles.

Dates & Times

Aug 7-Aug 28, Sundays 1-3 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Maria Casey
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

New Bark Beginnings

For all those new (or old) to basketmaking, one of the greatest pleasures is weaving with soft pliable barks. In this workshop, we combine willow strips and options for
texture while we create individual small basket expressions. We have a range of techniques to use and experienced guidance to make it all happen. It's really fun to see each basket develop its own character.

Dates & Times

August 27, Saturday 10:30 am-6 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Judy Zugish
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Oil Painting on Gold Leaf

This class encompasses applying gold leaf to a cradled board, then painting a simple composition with oil paint onto the gold leaf.

Dates & Times

July 17, Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Ages 15 and older
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Paint Your Pal

Students will receive instruction in a simplified method of painting their furry friends.

Dates & Times

July 31, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 15 and older
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Plushie Monster Making

Using machine sewing, hand sewing, and hot glue we will choose from a variety of fabrics to make one-of-a-kind monsters.

Let your imagination run wild with fabric choices and design a plushie monster for yourself or as a gift to give to someone special!

Dates & Times

#1: Jul 24-Aug 14, Sundays 2-4 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

#2: Sep 11-Oct 2, Sundays 1-3 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Polymer Clay: Floral Journal Cover

In this class instructor will help students design and implement the use of polymer clay in creating a floral-focused journal cover(and possibly, if the students are willing, sneak a fairy door or Secret Garden motif in as well. We will be decorating the cover of an A5 size sketch journal.

Dates & Times

August 27, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Jessica Mase
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Polymer Clay: Goblin or Fairy Door

During the class we will work together to condition, shape, color, and decorate individualized Fairy Doors out of Polymer Clay and inclusions such as faux moss, stones, beads, crystal type stones.

Dates & Times

July 23, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Jessica Mase
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Relaxing Watercolor Painting

In this class, students will learn basic watercolor techniques and color theory as it relates to emotional expression. Students will create an abstract watercolor painting that reflects the colors that speak to their feelings in that moment as well as brush strokes that display their emotions as well. Relaxing music will play in the background.

Dates & Times

August 9, Tuesday 6-9 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Katie Zeitler
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Sci Fi & Fantasy Drawing

Explore the fascinating world of fantasy creatures in this exciting class! We will depict Dragons, Dinos, Mecha, Monsters, Robots, Elves, Gnomes, Trolls, Shape-Shifters, Mutants, Clones, Giant Insectoids, Animal-Creature Hybrids, Multi-Creature Hybrids, and all the amazing things they do! Running, flying, swimming, battling foes, rescuing heroes, breathing fire, etc.!

Dates & Times

Sun, May 22-July 10, 12:30-2:30 (skip May 29 & July 3)
Ages: 10 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Sci Fi & Fantasy Drawing Camp

Explore the fascinating world of fantasy creatures in this exciting class! We will depict Dragons, Dinos, Mecha, Monsters, Robots, Elves, Gnomes, Trolls, Shape-Shifters, Mutants, Clones, Giant Insectoids, Animal-Creature Hybrids, Multi-Creature Hybrids, and all the amazing things they do! Running, flying, swimming, battling foes, rescuing heroes, breathing fire, etc.!

Dates & Times

#1: Jul 18-Jul 22, Monday-Friday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: Aug 29-Sep 2, Monday-Friday 2-4 pm
Ages: Ages 10 - 15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Sitka Sprucing

In this course for all levels, students will learn a basic twill pattern, how to stitch the base and up the sides for a basket that curves its way into the light.

Dates & Times

July 30, Saturday 10:30 am-5 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Judy Zugish
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Teen Acrylic Painting Camp

Acrylic paints 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

Aug 15-Aug 19, Monday-Friday 2-4 pm
Ages: Ages 13 - 17
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Teen Drawing Camp

Drawing is extremely easy and fun! We will be drawing a variety of subjects such as landscapes, animals, flowers and still lives in this class.

Dates & Times

Jul 18-Jul 22, Monday-Friday 2-4 pm
Ages: Ages 13 - 17
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Teen Glassblowing

This four day summer program introduces students to the science and art of glass blowing with the guidance of a highly knowledgeable teacher. This hands-on experience will introduce teens to the basic techniques involved in glassblowing such as gathering, blowing, and properly handling tools.  No prerequisite.

Dates & Times

#1: Aug 9-Aug 12, Tuesday-Friday 1-5 pm
Ages: 13-17
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

#2: Aug 16-Aug 19, Tuesday-Friday 1-5 pm
Ages: 13-17
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Teen Smashbook Camp

Come create your very own art and journal Smashbook that will leave plenty of empty pages for you to use for the rest of the year. A Smashbook breaks all the rules around perfectionism, boundaries, and attachment to your artistic expression. We purposefully bring imperfect expression, our own rules, and non-attachment to the process of creating the Smashbook so that it can be a limitless container for your wildest creations.

Dates & Times

Aug 1-Aug 5, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: 13-17
Instructor: Angie Louthan
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1