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March 2019

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

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

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

Weekend Intro to Hot Glass

Learn the basics of gathering, shaping, and blowing glass in this introductory course. We will establish a vocabulary about glass while using breath, heat, gravity, and simple tools to create forms.

Dates & Times

Mar 2 & Mar 3, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: 17 & up
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Beginning Woodcut and Linocut Printmaking

This course will introduce students to relief printmaking using linoleum as a support. We will start with reductive technique and move on to multiple blocks. Color mixing will be covered.

Students will learn how to prepare their paper, register their prints for multiple printings, carve linoleum plates, mix colors and handle the press.

Dates & Times

Mar 4-Apr 8, Mondays 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Karen Klee-Atlin
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Intermediate Stained Glass -Tuesday Night

This class is designed to teach students techniques beyond the basics. You choose the project and skills you would like to learn or improve.

Previous stained glass knowledge is required.

Dates & Times

Mar 5-Apr 9, Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Intermediate Stained Glass -Tuesday Morning

This class is designed to teach students techniques beyond the basics. You choose the project and skills you would like to learn or improve.

Previous stained glass knowledge is required.

Dates & Times

Mar 5-Apr 9, Tuesdays 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Intermediate Stained Glass -Thursday Night

This class is designed to teach students techniques beyond the basics. You choose the project and skills you would like to learn or improve.

Previous stained glass knowledge is required.

Dates & Times

Mar 7-Apr 11, Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Understanding Color I

Have you ever been frustrated when choosing colors for an art project, sewing project, painting or even deciding what to wear? Does it seem that sometimes you get it and other times you don't? Learning basic color theory will give you the tools, knowledge and understanding to make those choices a whole lot easier and more fun.

Dates & Times

March 9, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Lois Gaylord
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

Art in the Garden: Fused Geometric Plant Stakes

These fused bright colorful contemporary garden plant stakes will add a splash of color to your yard and patio.

Dates & Times

March 10, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Blown Glass Paperweights

In this class, students will learn how to create and cold-work paperweights. Paperweights are easy to learn but hard to master. There will be design planning and color experimentation as well.

Dates & Times

Mar 16 & Mar 17, Saturday & Sunday 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Patrick Matson
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Collage & Image Transfers

We will explore techniques combining paper, image transfers and acrylic to create inspirational artworks! Experiment with various products that can be used to transfer laser copies of your own artwork, drawings or photographs into the surface of your artwork. Learn how to develop layers of pattern & imagery, combining simple methods using paint, mediums & gels, enriching the surface by developing depth.

Dates & Times

March 16, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Barbara De Pirro
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Intro to Bookbinding

Over 4 weeks, you will learn four key structures in the bookbinding world: one-sheet bindings, accordion binding, pamphlet stitch, and stab binding. This is the perfect starter class if you love writing, drawing, painting, journaling, scrapbooking, working with your hands or if you’ve always wondered how books are made.

Dates & Times

Mar 18-Apr 8, Mondays 6-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Cat Snapp
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Lapidary Open Studio

Spend the afternoon working independently on your lapidary project. We will have a room monitor available but no instruction. We provide the equipment, you provide your own rocks.

Pre-requisite: Must have taken or be currently enrolled in Intermediate or Advanced Lapidary or pass an access test with monitor.


Dates & Times

#1: March 22, Friday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass or Leslie Dickinson
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#2: March 27, Wednesday 12 noon-3 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass or Leslie Dickinson
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Portrait Painting in Oil

Working from a photo, students will create a portrait in oil paint.

Students will learn the principals of composition, light, palette choice, we will focus on facial features, and expression of human face. Students will complete a 11"x14" or 16"x20" painting.

Dates & Times

Mar 23 & Mar 24, Saturday & Sunday 10:30 am-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Lyussy Hyder
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Mixed Media Collage

This is a favorite of mine as we cut, glue and paint. We will be working on 3 12" thick wood panels. I'll show you how to incorporate bold abstract paint into your collage pieces. You can bring your own materials to collage with but it is never required, let's get busy!

Dates & Times

March 23, Saturday 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Basic Glass Cutting 101

In this class, students learn about basic tools to cut and break apart glass.

You will learn how to do the three basic cuts: inside curves, outside curves, and straight lines. Students will have the skills to be more creative when taking fusing classes. This class is also for anyone wanting to improve their cutting skills.

Dates & Times

March 24, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
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

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

Soul Food - Creating a Symbolic Dish

"You Are What You Eat"
Create a symbolic dish to hold the things that are closest to your heart.

In this assemblage class we will use found objects in a symbolic language to talk about a personal experience.  

Dates & Times

Sat 3/30, 11am-3pm & Sun 3/31, 12-4pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Lisa Spreacker
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

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

Weekend Advanced Silversmithing

*Students must have taken the Beginning-Intermediate Silversmithing course or have instructor's permission to take this class. 

Join other students who have taken Beginning Silversmithing and further your skills by working side by side with individual projects. Instructor will work on projects and demonstrate techniques as well. A general supply list is available. You may also have a conversation with the instructor about your project at sign up.

Dates & Times

Mar 30 & Mar 31, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Intermediate/Advanced Silversmithing

*Students must have taken the Beginning-Intermediate Silversmithing course or have instructor's permission to take this class.

Join other students who have taken Beginning Silversmithing and further your skills by working side by side with individual projects. Instructor will work on projects and demonstrate techniques as well.

Dates & Times

Mar 20-Apr 10, Wednesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Coldworking

Students will be instructed on the efficient and safe usage of the equipment and techniques necessary for the successful cutting and polishing of glass objects.

Dates & Times

Mar 30 & Mar 31, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Rebecca Chernow
Location: Cold Shop

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

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

Lapidary I

Student will learn techniques to shape a slab of stone into a cabochon suitable for use in jewelry or other art work (hardness no greater than 7).

Dates & Times

Mar 30 & Mar 31, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Fused Drop Ring Vase

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

You will learn basic fusing concepts and will have the opportunity to use frit, stringers, nuggets and scrap glass to create your design. You will also learn about drop ring molds and how to cut a circle.

Dates & Times

March 31, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio