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November 2019

Juicy Abstracts, Let's Go Bigger!

Time to go bigger and bolder! Let's make art that has a big impact. We'll do warm-ups on paper and then go straight into the liberating juicy flow of colors, mark making, and adding some special techniques for added interest. Let's let our body movement get into the process! You will paint on papers and 48x24 canvas.

Dates & Times

November 2, Saturday 11 am-2:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Printmaking & Collage

We will explore techniques creating your own printed imagery using to create inspirational Collage artworks! Learn the basics of creating monotype, collagraph and relief printed images. All of these methods create unique results; the pressure of printing creates texture and pattern not possible when painting directly on paper. You will explore techniques of transferring imagery without a press, using water based, slow drying acrylic paints. 

Dates & Times

November 2, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Barbara De Pirro
Location: Multiple

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

Nov 2 & Nov 3, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Fused Christmas Cookie Ornaments

You will be creating fused glass ornaments to hang on your tree and/or to give as gifts.

Students will learn basic fusing concepts and will decorate precut ornament shapes with frit, stringers, noodles and nuggets. We will also add some dichroic scrap pieces for some extra bling.

Dates & Times

November 2, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Block Printed Holiday Cards

In this three-hour workshop we’ll draw and carve holiday card designs and hand print them on cardstock using water-soluble inks! We’ll use a variety of ink colors and several decorative techniques will be demonstrated for experimentation.

Everyone will walk away with a set of their very own hand-printed greeting cards and envelopes, their carved block and all the knowledge you need to do it all again at home!

Dates & Times

November 2, Saturday 10 am-2 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Cat Snapp
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Art Exercises for Relaxation

Stressed out? Haven't had the time to get your creative juices flowing? Come join us for a couple hours of creative relaxation by exploring exercises that will relieve stress of the 9-5 and energize your creativity.

Dates & Times

November 3, Sunday 1-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Alicia Czerwiec
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

November 9, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Agees 16 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln 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

November 9, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Suz O'Dell
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

Nov 9 & Nov 10, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-2 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Rebecca Chernow
Location: Cold shop

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

November 10, Sunday 1-5 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Lapidary I

Students 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

Nov 16 & Nov 17, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary 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

Nov 16 & Nov 17, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Demystifying Camera Exposure & Focus

Learn what ISO 200, f5.6 and histogram mean, and why you should care. Understand what all those focus modes do. Keep detail in bright whites and saturated colors instead of blowing them out. Capture as much shadow detail as possible. Have blur only when wanted for artistic effect.

Dates & Times

Su 11/17-12/8 (skip 12/1), 1-3pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bill Ray
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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

November 17, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 12 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

November 17, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln 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

November 18, Monday 6-9 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Dana Butler
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Lapidary II

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

Dates & Times

Nov 23 & Nov 24, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Woven Oval

What a fun table or wall project that introduces you to the wonders of willow bark! Basics of setup and twining, your own shaping and finish are great all level skills of basketmaking. This piece is a delight to make with naturals: soft, strong, and yielding. I hang mine on the wall, and use it on the tabletop as well.

Dates & Times

November 23, Saturday 10:30 am-5 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Judy Zugish
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Braided Ring

Come learn the tricks of "braiding" wire with a drill and a hammer. No actual braiding involved. This is a great class for beginners who have never held a torch - the instructor will be right with you all the way. More experienced learners who yearn to be initiated into the mysteries of this stylish ring will also feel right at home.

*Please note: this date is different than the one listed int he catalog.

Dates & Times

November 23, Saturday 11 am-4 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Julia Lowther
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Coiled Pine Needle Basket Weaving - Interm/Advanced

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

November 23, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Continuing Lampwork Glass Beadmaking

If you have taken Beginning Lampwork Glass and would like an advanced course  in the medium, then this is the class for you. Continue to build your torch and shaping skills.

Dates & Times

November 23, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Paper Star Lights

Add beautiful illumination with 3 dimensional star lanterns always make a statement in a room or for the perfect occasion.

Students will learn to create stunning 3-D paper star lanterns, pattern making and cutting techniques.

Dates & Times

November 23, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Alicia Czerwiec
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

November 24, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
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 rock pots. They can be personalized to look like someone you know or ideas from the instructor.

Dates & Times

November 24, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

Nov 26-Jan 14 (skip Dec 24 & Dec 31), Tuesdays 10:30am-12:30pm
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

Nov 26-Jan 14 (skip Dec 24 & Dec 31), Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio