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December 2018

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

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

#2: December 5, Wednesday 6-9 pm
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln 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

Dec 1 & Dec 2, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

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

December 1, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Ages 13 & up
Instructor: Michele Morton
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Surface Design: Printing, Stenciling & Image Transfer

In this workshop, students will be experimenting with a wide variety of surface design techniques including: stamping on fabric with premade stamps, carving simple stamps, eco-printing, mono-printing, using premade stencils, creating stencils, and image transfer.

Dates & Times

December 1, Saturday 11 am-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Rebecca Wachtman
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking 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

December 7, Friday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

Two Two Twill

Sounds like a dance step; "doin' the two-two twill" and it's oh-so-much fun with prepared red cedar bark, natural or dyed for contrast. Combine a classically great material and a rhythmical weavers' technique to make the first of many great baskets. So versatile, these "steps" can be interpreted in a lovely rising rectangle or free style graceful tune - finished with an exquisite folded border or go funky with lashing. 

Dates & Times

December 8, Saturday 10:30 am-5:30 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Judy Zugish
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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

December 8, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Creating Dimensional Surfaces with Encaustic

This workshop incorporates the layering of mixed media in-between layers of translucent layers of encaustic onto 2-d supports, adding dimensional elements to create a rich and luminous surface.

Dates & Times

December 8, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Deborah Kapoor
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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 and noodles, and nuggets. We will also add some dichroic scrap pieces for some extra bling.

Dates & Times

December 9, Sunday 1-3 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

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

#1: December 5, Wednesday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

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

#3: December 19, Wednesday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Schack Staff
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

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

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

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

December 15, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
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

December 15, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Ceramic Village Houses

Create your masterpiece! This is your opportunity to design and build the house of your dreams! Students will learn to create forms using basic clay hand building techniques.

Dates & Times

December 28, Friday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Ages 8 & up
Instructor: Tina Carpenter
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1