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December 2021

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

December 12, Sunday 1-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Ceramic Hanging Face Pots

The students will learn basic clay techniques to build high fired hanging pots. They can be personalized to look like someone you know or ideas from the instructor.

Dates & Times

December 5, Sunday 1-3 pm
Ages: 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Encaustic Holiday Gift Miniatures Workshop

This fun class is a spin off of my basic encaustic painting class. You will learn everything you need to know about basic encaustic painting, and then you will use your skills to create six beautiful encaustic miniatures that you can gift to your friends and family.

Dates & Times

December 11, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Lauryn Taylor
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Flameworking in Borosilicate: Hollow Ornaments

This class will be a fun way to prepare for the holidays. Making both hollow round ornaments and snowmen.

The students will learn how to blow a round bubble to turn into an ornament, as well as how to sculpt a snowman out of solid glass rods.

Dates & Times

December 11, Saturday 12 noon-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Mariah Cavanagh
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Fluid Acrylic Paintings: Holiday Gift Miniatures

In this workshop you will learn all of the basics of fluid acrylics, and then you will use your skills to complete six beautiful matted miniature paintings that can be gifted to friends and family. Each painting will be matted with backing, and finished with a cellophane sleeve, ready to frame!

Dates & Times

December 12, Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Lauryn Taylor
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Fused Coral Sea Bowl

Create 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

December 19, Sunday 1-5 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
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

December 5, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

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

Dec 1-Dec 22, Wednesdays 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing 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

December 12, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 15 and up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Lampwork Beadmaking Students Open Studio Time

This Lampworking Open Studio is a time for Intermediate and Advanced students to practice what they have learned and make more beads.

Students must have taken at least one lampwork beadmaking class at the Schack or from Staci Adman.

Dates & Times

December 10, Friday 12 noon-3 pm
Ages: Ages 18 and up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Lampworking: Glass Icicles

Students will create twisted glass icicle ornaments out of borosilicate glass using a bench-mounted torch. This is a great introduction to flameworking.

Dates & Times

December 4, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 and up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Lampworking: Make a Pipe

This class is a one day workshop of practicing working with hollow glass to make a functional pipe.

Students will learn how to use blow tubes, weld glass, use a punty, and how to shape hollow glass.

Dates & Times

December 18, Saturday 12 noon-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Mariah Cavanagh
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Learn to Crochet: The Magic Circle

In this class we explore the art and skills associated with crochet! If you know how to crochet, but don't know about the Magic Circle, join us for a crochet skill that will open up a world of new projects! I use the magic circle in all one my crochet plushies. 

If you have never crocheted in your life, good news! This is also the class for you! Learning how to crochet means you can make your own scarves hats and slippers. You can learn how to make plushies to give away as gifts or keep for yourself.

Dates & Times

December 4, Saturday 2-3 pm
Ages: All ages
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Mindful Arts

Mindfulness activities can be immensely beneficial and widely accessible. We will explore various ways to explore human expression through art materials. No art experience needed

Dates & Times

December 4, Saturday 11 am-12 noon
Ages: Ages 18 and up
Instructor: Kathy Lynott
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Mixed Media Acrylic - Morphe: The Figure in Abstract

In this workshop we will explore the human figure in its expressive abstract form, no right or wrong here (ever!) Students will use their movements and choices of mixed medias to create our their "Morphed" muses.

Students will create 3 large paintings on heavy artist papers.

Dates & Times

December 10, Friday 11 am-2:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Silk Painted Greeting Cards

Do a series of small silk paintings and apply them to blank cards. Do your Christmas cards, paint a wonderful selection of year-round cards to send, or package a set of several to give as a gift. Both beginners and experienced painters welcome. Silk painting materials supplied. Stationery available for purchase in class. Also suitable for framing.

Dates & Times

December 11, Saturday 10:30-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Janet Lehwalder
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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

Dec 18 & Dec 19, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

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

Dec 4 & Dec 5, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Winter Holiday Weaving Happy Hour!

Join Mia for a lovely afternoon weaving project to show off your holiday spirit! (And have a tasty beverage, of course.)

Class cost includes a pre-warped circular frame loom and a boatload of seasonally inspired materials. 

Dates & Times

December 11, Saturday 2-5 pm
Ages: Ages 18+; photo ID required for adult beverages
Instructor: Mia Hanson
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1