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September 2018

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

September 14, Friday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Beginning Lapidary

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

Sep 15 & Sep 16, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Drawing I - Sundays

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

Sep 16-Oct 21, Sundays 3:30-5:45 pm
Ages: Ages 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing 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 16-Oct 21, Sundays 12:30-2:30 pm
Ages: Ages 8-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Fused Pocket Flower Vase

You will be creating small pocket vases to hang and display your favorite flowers.

Students will learn basic fusing concepts. You will be using fiber paper to create your pocket shape.

Students will get to make up to six small pocket vases. Additional design elements can be added with frit, stringers, noodles and nuggets.

Dates & Times

September 16, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Acrylic Painting I

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!

Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Dates & Times

Sep 17-Oct 22, Mondays 6:45-8:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Mixed Media Brilliant & Bright Flowers

This class is designed for all levels of artists - the dapplers to the more adventurous. We will work on #300 watercolor paper, incorporating paint, ink, stencils, oil crayons, etc. a mixed media delight of supplies, and proven techniques to go with it. Your artwork will be adhered to a wood square or hexagon for a finished project and easy hanging.

Dates & Times

September 19, Wednesday 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jennifer MacLean
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Hot Collage #1

Hot Collage is a multi-level glass class that combines various hot and warm glass techniques with high fire ceramic decals. Areas of exploration will include applying and collaging imagery on cold glass, learning how to gather and shape hot glass, squeezing, and fusing glass in the hot shop. We will be collaging imagery onto glass, and collaging glass onto glass. We will talk about and work on design, pattern, and color. Gathering and shaping solid glass will be covered.

Dates & Times

Sep 21-Oct 12, Fridays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

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

September 22, Saturday 10 am-1 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Kippi Leonard
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Intermediate Lapidary

Pre-requisite: beginning class or instructor approval. This class will cover techniques for stones hardness 7 and greater. Free form shaping.

Dates & Times

Sep 22 & Sep 23, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Glassblowing I

The basics of working with molten glass will be covered in this eight week class.

Dates & Times

Sep 25-Nov 13, Tuesdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Eric Pederson
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

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

Sep 25-Oct 30, Tuesdays 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln 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

Sep 25-Oct 30, Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Glassblowing II

If you already know the basics of blowing glass, but aren't quite ready to work on your own, this class is for you. The use of handles, bits, and wraps will be covered, as will color application. 

Dates & Times

Sep 26-Nov 14, Wednesdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Manuel Castro
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Beginning Stained Glass

This introductory class provides a foundation for stained glass using the copper foil technique.  We will cover designing projects for glass, the art of glass cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering, finishing and presentation. 

Dates & Times

Sep 26-Oct 31, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
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

Sep 27-Nov 1, Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Black Lace Stockings Basket

When you combine fine black linen and warm supple cedar bark - ooo-la-la! Thus, the inspiration for this lean and slender, shapely basket. Look closely for the ‘garters' or if you prefer - a ruffly flirtatious top. A rhythmical basket for patient, precise weavers.

Dates & Times

September 28, Friday 11 am-5 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Judy Zugish
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Intro to a Jewelry Saw

Enter a new realm of jewelry techniques by learning how to use a jeweler's saw. Bring your own designs, or choose one of our samples to cut out of metal with a saw and create a pendant. Students will learn both sawing and piercing metal as well as finishing and filing steps to creating a smooth, eye-catching piece.

Dates & Times

September 28, Friday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Modern Batik

Learn the ancient art of batik with a modern twist using updated techniques and materials. Using dyes and soy wax resist, students will create lustrous, multi-layered textiles for art and art-to-wear.

Dates & Times

September 29, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Cameron Anne Mason
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

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

September 29, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Suz O'Dell
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Working Large & Loosening Up Abstracts

We'll be painting large and loose on papers and then large thick wood panel,using acrylics and mixed media and tools. This is a great way to get into creative Flow!

Students will learn how to overcome creative block and to feel confident at any level. Students will make 3 large works on paper and 1 large work on wood.


Dates & Times

September 29, Saturday 11 am-2:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
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

September 29, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln 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

September 30, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

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

Sep 30-Nov 4, Sundays 2:30-4:30 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Seth Riley
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio