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Teen Art Classes

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

November 9, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Suz O'Dell
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Block Printing & Carving on Fabric

Woodblock printing on textiles is the process of printing patterns on textiles, usually of linen, cotton or silk, by means of incised wooden blocks. It is the earliest, simplest and slowest of all methods of textile printing. Come learn how to create woodblocks and design your own scarf.

Dates & Times

October 19, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Alicia Czerwiec
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking 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

November 23, Saturday 11 am-4 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Julia Lowther
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

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

Ceramic Pumpkins or Skeleton Bowls

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

Dates & Times

October 20, Sunday 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 27, Friday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Ages 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Coiled Pine Needle Basket Weaving - Beginning

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

October 19, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Coiled Pine Needle Basket Weaving - Interm/Advanced

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

November 23, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

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: September 7, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

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

Sep 15-Oct 20, Sundays 12:30-2:30 pm
Ages: Ages 10-15
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

Oct 28-Dec 9 (skip Dec 2), Mondays 1-3 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

Oct 28-Dec 9 (skip Dec 2), Mondays 10am-12pm
Ages: 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

October 26, 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, noodles and nuggets. We will also add some dichroic scrap pieces for some extra bling.

Dates & Times

#1: November 6, Wednesday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: December 1, Sunday 1-4 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: October 27, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: November 17, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Intro to Flameworking in Borosilicate-Simple Ornaments

Explore the basics of lampworking with clear borosilicate glass. Learn how to melt glass rods with a bench-mounted torch and then manipulate the molten gather on the end of the rod with tools to create simple round and flattened shapes, and even twisted icicles, all of which we will turn into small hanging ornaments. 

Dates & Times

December 7, Saturday 12 noon-4 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
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: September 22, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 12 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: November 17, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 12 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#3: December 15, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 12 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

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

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: September 28, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

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

#3: December 14, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

New Bark: Shimmer & Glimmer

Discover the beauty and flexibility of willow bark woven onto a molded form. Learn and choose how to use the potential of natural materials. Explore forming a base, twining, simple weave to a shapely contour. Become familiar with border options and finish techniques. Great fun for all levels and a glowing treasure on your table!

Dates & Times

October 12, Saturday 10:30 am-5 pm
Ages: 12 & up (with an adult)
Instructor: Judy Zugish
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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

September 12, Thursday 11 am-5 pm
Ages: Ages 15 & up
Instructor: Anna Mastronardi Novak
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Resin & Clay Jewelry

In this unique class you will learn a multitude of techniques to create beautiful relief pendants, earrings or links for jewelry. You will learn how to create silicone molds, how to use clay to create relief sculptures and then you will learn how to mix and color resin to use in finishing your work.

Dates & Times

November 1, Friday 10:30 am-3:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Silk Painting: 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

October 27, Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Janet Lehwalder
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Stamped Metal Jewelry

In this class you will learn to stamp metal with words, sayings, song lyrics or numbers. You will learn the basics of metal stamping, discover some tips and tricks to make the process easier as well as fun.

Dates & Times

October 12, Saturday 2-5 pm
Ages: Ages 12 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

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

October 12, Saturday 11 am-1 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Alicia Czerwiec
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing 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

Sep 21-Oct 12, Saturdays 3-5 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Seth Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Watercolor Painting I

Enjoy the fascinating, vibrant world of watercolor in this exciting class! We will paint 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

Sep 16-Oct 21, Mondays 10 am-12 noon
Ages: Ages 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Woven Oval

What a fun table or wall project that introduces you to the wonders of willow bark! Basics of setup and twining, your own shaping and finish are great all level skills of basketmaking. This piece is a delight to make with naturals: soft, strong, and yielding. I hang mine on the wall, and use it on the tabletop as well.

Dates & Times

November 23, Saturday 10:30 am-5 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Judy Zugish
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Write a Novel This Month!

Do you want to write a novel? Sure, but it seems impossible, right? It isn't impossible: writing a novel is entirely attainable, and Schack is here to help you do it. 

Dates & Times

Oct 28-Dec 2, Mondays 4-6 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Seth Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1