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Teen Art Classes

Alcohol Inks Abstract Workshop

Welcome to the alluring world of alcohol inks! In this workshop you will learn how create amazing abstract art developing a style that is yours! We will plearn how colors move, blend and flow. You will learn how to seal your work and how to frame it or mount it. No experience necessary!

Dates & Times

January 19, Saturday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Kippi Leonard
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Beginning & Intermediate Bronze Metal Clay Jewelry

This class will teach beginning students how to manipulate the clay by using molding compound and textures. Students will complete 3-5 projects during class. Intermediate students will learn additional gem setting techniques and further hone their skills.

Dates & Times

February 23, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Suz O'Dell
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Beginning Watercolor

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: Feb 25-Apr 1, Mondays 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: Apr 8-May 13, Mondays 3:30-5:30 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Braided Ring

Come learn the tricks of "braiding" wire with a drill and a hammer. No actual braiding involved. This is a great class for beginners who have never held a torch - the instructor will be right with you all the way. More experienced learners who yearn to be initiated into the mysteries of this stylish ring will also feel right at home.

*Please note: this date is different than the one listed int he catalog.

Dates & Times

April 20, Saturday 11 am-4 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Julia Lowther
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Ceramic Animal Planters

The students will learn basic clay techniques to build high fired animal planters.  They can be personalized to look like an animal you know or ideas from the instructor.

Dates & Times

February 17, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Ceramic Hanging Fish

The students will learn basic clay techniques to build high fired hanging fish.

Dates & Times

March 10, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Ceramic Suns

The students will learn basic clay techniques to build high fired ceramic sun sculptures.

Dates & Times

April 20, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 8 & 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

April 6, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Dapped & Riveted Earrings

Learn how to cut sheet metal using a disc cutter, form the disc into a cup and attach the cup to metal to create a cold connection and beautiful finished earrings (or a pendant). The techniques learnt in this class can be used for a variety of jewelry making.

Dates & Times

April 26, Friday 3-6 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Drawing for Kids

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!


All supplies included in cost of class.

Dates & Times

#1: Jan 13-Feb 17, Sundays 12:30-2:30 pm
Ages: Ages 8-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: Su 4/7-5/19 (skip 4/21), 12:30-2:30pm
Ages: Ages 8-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Drawing I - Mondays

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

Feb 25-Apr 1, Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Ages 15 & up
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: Jan 14-Feb 18, Mondays 11-1 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: Apr 8-May 13, Mondays 11 am-1 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Electro Etched Copper Pendants or Earrings

Electro-etching is a fabulous low-tech and low-cost way to add design and dimension to a flat sheet of metal. You'll choose a design from a selection provided, transfer it to copper sheet, etch the metal (re-purposed phone chargers are involved - very cool!), cut out your earrings or pendant, and dome your pieces before finishing them. 

Dates & Times

March 9, Saturday 10 am-5 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Julia Lowther
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Intro to Needle Felting

In this class students will discover how fun and easy it is to create with wool fleece. From simple wool beads to intricately detailed small figures, the creative possibilities are endless! Students will leave class with new felted creations plus the tools and knowledge to keep on creating more at home.

Dates & Times

#1: February 3, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: March 24, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#3: April 14, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Lampwork Glass Beadmaking

If you're fascinated by baubles, bangles, and beads, this one day class is for you. You will make many glass beads as you learn the basic skills of heating Moretti (soft) glass, applying it to a mandrel, and shaping it with tools.

Dates & Times

#1: January 19, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: February 23, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#3: March 30, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Landscape & Botanical Painting

Travel the World without leaving the comfort of your own studio! Explore the amazing sights of the world through drawing and painting! From humble everyday scenes to spectacular works of humans and nature- some examples include: Victoria Falls, The Pyramids at Giza and The Grand Canyon.  We will depict the world in a several media- starting with drawing, and continuing on to acrylics! The subjects will be taught in a step-by-step fashion. You will be able to follow along with the steps to the paintings while they are being done in front of the class.  

Dates & Times

Feb 25-Apr 1, Mondays 3:30-5:30 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Painting on Silk: The Serti Method

You've always admired the beauty of silk and the colorful scarves and clothing designers create with it.  Learn to create those beautiful colors and designs yourself.  Discover the simple Serti technique of painting on silk.  Trace your design onto the silk with a resist, using a pattern from my collection or yours.  The dyes are then applied with a brush, flowing and blending naturally to create paintings, scarves, quilts, home decor, cards and more.  Simple enough for beginners, silk painting is also an exciting way for experienced painters to transfer their talents to fabric. You'll complete a 22x22" scarf as you learn the basic skills of design, color mixing, blending and texturing.

Dates & Times

March 2, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Janet Lehwalder
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Pine Needle Basket Weaving - Intermediate

Expand your design ideas by learning how to incorporate "windows", snake wraps, beads and decorative stitches to your pine needle basket designs. Get individual help with your own design.

Dates & Times

#1: February 2, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: March 30, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Pine Needle Basket Weaving Basics

You will learn the basic methods of coiled weaving. We will use pine needles as our weaving material, though this technique can be used with other materials as well. You will start your weaving around a decorative center. You will use the basic swirling stitch gives your woven piece stability and is very attractive. Learn how to shape your basket to its desired form.

Dates & Times

#1: March 2, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: April 27, Saturday 10:30-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

The Writer's Workshop

Are you trying to carve out time and gain inspiration for your writing? Join us at Schack’s Writer’s Workshop. This four week, multi-discipline class will feature engaging craft lectures, extensive craft workshops, and will provide one of the most important tools a writer needs to succeed: supportive community committed to giving specific, encouraging feedback!

Dates & Times

#1: Feb 17-Mar 10, Sundays 2:30-4:30 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Seth Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

#2: Apr 2-Apr 23, Tuesdays 4-6 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Seth Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio