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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

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

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

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

#4: April 6, 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: Nov 28-Dec 19, Wednesdays 6:45-8:45 pm
Ages: Ages 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

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

#3: 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 1

Ceramic Hanging Face Pots

The students will learn basic clay techniques to build high fired hanging rock pots. They can be personalized to look like someone you know or ideas from the instructor.

Dates & Times

November 3, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Ages 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Mezzanine Gallery

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 Pumpkins

Create your masterpiece! This is your opportunity to design and build a fabulous pumpkin! Students will learn to create forms using basic clay hand building techniques.

Dates & Times

October 21, 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

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

December 28, Friday 11 am-2 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

#1: December 8, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: February 9, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

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

Creating Dimensional Surfaces with Encaustic

This workshop incorporates the layering of mixed media in-between layers of translucent layers of encaustic onto 2-d supports, adding dimensional elements to create a rich and luminous surface.

Dates & Times

December 8, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Deborah Kapoor
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

#1: Nov 5-Dec 10, Mondays 6:45-8:45 pm
Ages: Ages 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: 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 I - Wednesday Evenings

Come learn the fundamentals of drawing in this introductory class with mezzotint artist Byron Bratt. Students will focus on linear perspective, shape, value and form.

Dates & Times

Feb 20-Mar 27, Wednesdays 5:30-8 pm
Ages: Ages 15 & up
Instructor: Byron Bratt
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

Fused Christmas Cookie Ornaments

You will be creating fused glass ornaments to hang on your tree and/or to give as gifts.

Students will learn basic fusing concepts and will decorate precut ornament shapes with frit, stringers and noodles, and nuggets. We will also add some dichroic scrap pieces for some extra bling.

Dates & Times

December 9, Sunday 1-3 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Fused Snowman Cookie Plate

Looking for the perfect plate for Santa's cookies and reindeer treats?

This class will give you a chance to create a fused glass project even if you have never worked with any kind of glass.

Students will learn basic fusing concepts and will have a chance to use frit with the precut shapes.

Dates & Times

#1: December 1, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: December 5, Wednesday 6-9 pm
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln 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: November 11, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 12 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

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

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

Intro to Poetry

Are you dabbling with poetry? Do you have notebooks half-filled with lines you are trying to perfect? Or, perhaps, you are trying to figure out how to read poetry and are struggling to understand how the masters can pack such a wallop in so few words.

Join us as we wade into the glade of the poetic form.

Dates & Times

October 20, Saturday 2-5 pm
Ages: Ages 13 & up
Instructor: Seth Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

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

#1: Nov 14-Dec 19, Wednesdays 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

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

Learn How to Write Short Fiction

This class will provide new writers the tools that they need to begin writing short stories. We will cover the basic concepts of composition as well as also peek into the nitty-gritty aspects of style and method so you can begin writing the stories that only you can write.

Dates & Times

Nov 5-Dec 3, Mondays 4-6 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Seth Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Marbled Scarves

How many times have you admired beautifully marbled scarves in stores? Here's your chance to create your own. Learn the art and science of marbling.

Students will learn the art and science of marbling techniques, creative tools to use, and color dispersion techniques.

Dates & Times

November 3, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Alicia Czerwiec
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Monsoon Stole Crochet-Along

In this class students will meet to work together on a shared crochet project- the Monsoon Stole by Alia Bland.

Dates & Times

Feb 9-Mar 16, Saturdays 11 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 13 & up
Instructor: Angie Kritenbrink
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking 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

January 26, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Janet Lehwalder
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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

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

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

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

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

Sun, Sand & Sky Alcohol Inks 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 learn 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

May 4, Saturday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Kippi Leonard
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Surface Design: Printing, Stenciling & Image Transfer

In this workshop, students will be experimenting with a wide variety of surface design techniques including: stamping on fabric with premade stamps, carving simple stamps, eco-printing, mono-printing, using premade stencils, creating stencils, and image transfer.

Dates & Times

December 1, Saturday 11 am-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Rebecca Wachtman
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

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

Zoological Illustration

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: Nov 5-Dec 10, Mondays 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages: Ages 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

#2: Jan 14-Feb 18, Mondays 3:30-5:30 pm
Ages: Ages 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio