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February 2021

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

Feb 3-Mar 24, Wednesdays 6-10 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Manuel Castro
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

Feb 6 & Feb 7, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Fabulous Acrylic Pours

Students will explore and learn the popular and fascinating, fast and exciting new art form of acrylic pours.

Students will learn how to prep their canvas, selecting colors, paint layering, several techniques of applying paint to the surface, as well as finishing the artwork and prep for hanging.

Dates & Times

#1: February 6, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: February 23, Tuesday 6-9 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Fused Coral Sea Bowl

You will be creating a beautiful sea-inspired coral bowl to adorn your tabletop.

Students will make a 10"-13" fused coral bowl using strips of glass. Additional design elements can be added with frit and nuggets.

Dates & Times

February 7, Sunday 1-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

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

Feb 9-Mar 2, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

ZOOM Online class - Kids Drawing I

Drawing is extremely easy and fun! We will be drawing a variety of subjects such as animals, creatures and characters in this class. We will be covering contrast, highlights/shadow, composition etc. The subjects will be taught in a step-by-step fashion. You will be able to follow along with the steps to achieve great finished projects!

Dates & Times

Feb 9-Mar 9, Tuesdays 3:30-5 pm
Ages: 10-18
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: ZOOM class

Interm/Adv Silversmithing - Jewelry Workshop

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

After learning basic silversmithing skills in the beginning class, students can hone those skills with guided individual projects. The instructor presents more techniques and working side by side with other students creating their individual projects broadens the experience.

Dates & Times

Feb 10-Mar 3, Wednesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
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.

Dates & Times

February 13, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln 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 four small pocket vases. Additional design elements can be added with frit, stringers, noodles and nuggets.

Dates & Times

February 14, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
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

February 19, Friday 2-5 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Open Studio - Come & Play Friday

Explore what fused glass is all about while making an 8" round or square plate.  All you need to bring is your creativity!  Glass will be fired outside of class and ready for pick up at the Schack Art Center two weeks later.   

Dates & Times

February 19, Friday 6-9 pm
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Getting Real with Resin

Learn to work with ICE Resin, a non-toxic jeweler's grade resin that gives you endless possibilities for your jewelry designs! Pour the resin into a bezel setting or silicone mold, or even use it over paper. You can use lots of different images and materials with ICE Resin that will be sure to get your creativity running wild! You will be able to carefully take your piece with you after class, or come back the next day to pick it up.

Dates & Times

February 19, Friday 10 am-1 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Reverse Painting on Plexiglass

A style of painting "front-to-back" or "detail-to-background", working with negative space, in reverse of typical painting styles. Challenge your mind with this interesting technique that requires no advanced painting skills.

Dates & Times

February 20, Saturday 12 noon-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Weekend Adv Silversmithing - Jewelry Workshop

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

After learning basic silversmithing skills in the beginning class, students can hone those skills with guided individual projects. The instructor presents more techniques and working side by side with other students creating their individual projects broadens the experience.

Dates & Times

Feb 20 & Feb 21, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Beginning Lapidary - Cabochon Cutting

Cabochon cutting is a method of cutting gemstones with a convex, rounded surface that is polished but unfaceted. The back of a normal cabochon-cut stone is flat.

Students will learn how to take a stone from flat slab to a beautiful polished piece ready for jewelry or other artwork.

 

Dates & Times

February 21, Sunday 12:30-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Carly Vdh
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary 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

February 21, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Art in the Garden: Fused Bird Bath

You will create a unique fused birdbath to place in your yard for the birds to come frolic in.

Dates & Times

February 21, Sunday 1-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

ZOOM Online class - 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!

Dates & Times

Feb 24-Mar 31, Wednesdays 11 am-1:15 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: ZOOM class

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

Feb 25-Apr 1, Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

ZOOM Online class - Colored Pencil Drawing I

Drawing is extremely easy and fun! We will be drawing a variety of subjects such as landscapes, animals, flowers and still lives in Colored Pencil in this class. We will be covering contrast, highlights/shadow, composition etc. 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

Feb 26-Mar 26, Fridays 11:15 am-1:15 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: ZOOM class

ZOOM Online: Collage & Layering

In this online workshop we will explore techniques combining paper, found materials and acrylic to create inspirational artworks! Learn how to develop pattern, imagery & texture, combining methods using Golden Paints, Mediums, Gels, Pastes for Collage.

Dates & Times

February 27, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Barbara De Pirro
Location: ZOOM class

Pack Basket

Learn to weave a large basket! In this class we will make backpack basket for foraging, fishing, grocery shopping or any application where have a sturdy rigid backpack may be useful.

Dates & Times

Feb 27 & Feb 28, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Richard Langley
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

ZOOM Online class - Drawing I

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 covering contrast, highlights/shadow, composition etc. 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

Feb 27-Apr 3, Saturdays 11:15 am-1:15 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: ZOOM class

Intermediate Stained Glass - Thursday 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

Feb 25-Apr 1, Thursdays 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

ZOOM Online class - 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!

Dates & Times

Feb 28-Apr 4, Sundays 3:30-5:45 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: ZOOM class

Alcohol Inks

Students will explore the world of alcohol ink, using a variety of colors, including metallics, to create abstracts or abstract landscapes and florals.

They will learn the characteristics of alcohol ink, and several techniques to manipulate the ink such as blowing with a straw, making color washes, misters, daubers, how to use medium and alcohol, and finish with rubber stamps.

Dates & Times

February 28, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing 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

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

ZOOM Online Class - Painting for Kids

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

Feb 28-Apr 4, Sundays 12:30-2:30 pm
Ages: 10-18
Instructor: Peter Barth
Location: ZOOM class