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July 2018

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

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

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

Jul 8-Aug 12, Sundays 3:30-5:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Summer Art Camp

Joint the fun for five fantastic days of art making! In this art camp, your child will explore drawing and painting with fine art mediums including watercolor, acrylic, pastel, pencil and ink!

Dates & Times

#1: Jul 9-Jul 13, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-10
Instructor: Shelly Chess
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: Jul 30-Aug 3, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 6-10
Instructor: Shelly Chess
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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!

Please bring supplies on the first day of class.

Dates & Times

Jul 9-Aug 13, Mondays 6:45-8:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Drawing & Painting Animals Camp

Painting and drawing animals is easy and fun- you will be amazed as you bring these creatures to life! In this class you will learn how to draw and paint a wide variety of animals doing what they do best- running, jumping, flying, swimming, etc.

Dates & Times

Jul 9-Jul 13, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: 8-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Making Fancy Cane

Learn to make\pull "zanfrico" fancy cane of various designs and "roll" them up to create beautiful pieces!

In this class student will learn to:
Pull straight canes proficiently

Twist various fancy canes using straight canes to make patterns.

Roll up fused canes on a collar and blow them into various shapes.

Intermediate

Dates & Times

Th 7/12, F 7/13, Th 7/19 & F 7/20, 6-10pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Rich Langley & Chris Schuelke
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

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

July 14, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

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.

Beginner

Dates & Times

Jul 14 & Jul 15, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Hot Shop

Weekend Beginning Silversmithing

Beginning students will learn how to fabricate jewelry from metal sheet and wire.  Begin with basic skills such as forging, soldering and setting cabochon stones.  Learn to use a jeweler's saw and other hand tools.

Dates & Times

Jul 14 & Jul 15, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing 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. Beginner

Dates & Times

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

Sculpture & Acrylic

Gain a broad understanding through in depth exploration and comprehensive media education. Learn how acrylic can be used to create 3D sculptural forms or simply add more dimension within your flat work. This class will cover a range of techniques including the manipulation of fiber, textiles & paper, creating dimensional acrylic skins, acrylic mold casting & how to create structural supports.

Dates & Times

Jul 14 & Jul 15, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Barbara De Pirro
Location: Multiple

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

July 15, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Ceramic Tidepool with Melted Glass

Make a beautiful treasure. Everyone loves to look at sea life in a tidepool and this is your time to create your own. Students will learn to create the bowl and sea animals using basic clay hand building techniques.

Dates & Times

July 16, Monday 11-2 am
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Drawing Camp

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.

Dates & Times

Jul 16-Jul 20, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: 8-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Teen Drawing Camp

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.

Dates & Times

#1: Jul 16-Jul 20, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 13-18
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

#2: Jul 23-Jul 27, Monday-Friday 1-3 pm
Ages: 13-18
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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: Beginning Lapidary or pass an access test with monitor.

Pre-registration required.

Dates & Times

#1: July 16, Monday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#2: July 23, Monday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

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

Jul 18-Aug 22, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Lampwork Pendants: Fundamentals

This is an introductory lampwork/borosilicate class that will include vital information to a hobbyist or aspiring glassblower.

Beginner

Dates & Times

July 20, Friday 5-9 pm
Ages: Ages 13 & up
Instructor: Jacob Petersen
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Crystal Clay Pendants & Rings

Create a statement ring or pendant using epoxy clay and raw crystals. This easy technique pairs molding and sculpting with raw stones to create dynamic organic rings and pendants that are bound to knock your socks off. Get the same look as PMC without the kiln work.

Dates & Times

July 21, Saturday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Cartooning & Caricatures Camp

Write! Draw! Ink! This workshop allows young artists to learn the process of cartooning and drawing caricatures. Campers will follow along on a step by step basis to draw some favorite characters as well as create their own characters and write and draw their own stories.


PLEASE NOTE: August session is 1-3pm not 10am-12pm as listed in the catalog. 

Dates & Times

Jul 23-Jul 27, Monday-Friday 10 am-12 noon
Ages: 8-15
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Beginning/Intermediate Silversmithing

Beginning students will learn how to fabricate jewelry from metal sheet and wire.  Begin with basic skills such as forging, soldering and setting cabochon stones.  Learn to use a jeweler's saw and other hand tools.

Dates & Times

Jul 24-Aug 14, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Dramatic Doodles

Relax while unleashing your inner creativity with dramatic doodles. Turn your doodles into works of art through repetitive patterning, optical illusions and unique color palettes.

Dates & Times

July 24, Tuesday 6-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Alicia Czerwiec
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing 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. A general supply list is available. You may also have a conversation with the instructor about your project at sign up.

Dates & Times

Jul 25-Aug 15, Wednesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

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

Jul 28 & Jul 29, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Basic Glass Cutting

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

July 28, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Elements of Nature & Encaustic

We will be assembling natural elements on wood and adding beeswax and color. Feel free to collect small natural elements to play with.

Students will learn how to let go of judgement, how to use and play with encaustic and texture and how to attach objects.

Dates & Times

July 28, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Beyond Traditional Cutting Tools

This class takes you beyond the basic cutting tools.

Students will learn how to use cutting tools that make it easier to cut geometric shapes. You will use a strip cutter, circle cutter, and the Morton Portable Glass Shop to expand on your glass designs for fusing, stained glass, and mosaics.
You will practice your new cutting skills by creating two fused 4" square coasters.

Dates & Times

July 29, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Photography: Digital Media & More

With example pictures and hands-on field trips, students will learn how the devices already in their pockets or backpacks can make big impressions. Lighting, posing, composition and editing are covered. No experience required. Bring any iOS or Android tablet or phone manufactured in the last 2 years that has a camera and can be connected to the internet.

Dates & Times

Jul 30-Aug 3, Monday-Friday 9 am-12 noon
Ages: 13-17
Instructor: Nat Seymour
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Phone & Tablet Movie Making

Creating videos does not require bulky cameras or voluminous editing gear. Join us as we script, storyboard, shoot and edit movies you think up. Along the way we'll discuss narrative, characters, composition, light, camera work and other ways the audience can be pulled into the visual story you create.

Dates & Times

Jul 30-Aug 3, Monday-Friday 1-4 pm
Ages: 13-17
Instructor: Nat Seymour
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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

Jul 31-Sep 4, 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

Jul 31-Sep 4, Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio