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Teen Night at Schack Art Center

Monthly from October through May, Schack Art Center hosts a FREE, art filled evening just for teens. Each event includes working with up to four local artists offering different activities, watching glass blowing demonstrations, enjoying refreshments and seeing our latest exhibits.  Activities are intended for ages 13-18 and range from drawing and painting to jewelry making, block printing, fiber arts, metalsmithing and more. 

The evening is open to teens in the greater Snohomish County area, and offers a chance to unwind, have fun, make art, meet fellow teen artists, and go home with a new skill or two.

Every Teen Night takes place from 6-8pm, no registration required, just drop in!*

*We are currently developing a new Virtual Teen Night format that will debut in November, 2020. Check back soon for more information.

Dates for Teen Night 2020/2021:

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - VIRTUAL

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - VIRTUAL

Skip January

Thursday, February 18, 2020

Thursday, March 18, 2020

Thursday, April 15, 2020

Thursday May 20, 2020

Location*: Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave. Everett, WA 98201

*Virtual Teen Nights are linked on this page, so be sure to bookmark it!

Support for this program comes from the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians and the Terry & Cheryle Earnheart Fund for Children held at the Community Foundation of Snohomish County.

Below, you'll find activities from our Spring 2020 Teen Nights. Please enjoy!

May 21, 2020

Welcome to Virtual Teen Night!

We're back this month with more activities from our Teen Night art instructors!  Anna, Mary, Cat and I (Jules) have some more ideas to start the gears turning, and as usual we can't wait to see how you interpret and evolve each one.

Pointillism With a Twist

by Mary Peterson

Mary Peterson - Pointillism With a Twist

Mary's project today explores a fun way to achieve a colorful pointillism effect through mixed-media printmaking.  Instructions, step-by-step photos and examples in the PDF below.  Get colorful!

Supplies you will need:

Sandpaper with grain around P120

Crayons or oil pastels


Printer paper or similar light weight paper. Transfers best to thinner papers.


Optional: colored pencils for filling in open areas, glue stick, card stock.

Download the PDF of "Pointillism With a Twist" here.


Stay Safe Pins

by Anna Mastronardi Novak

Anna's project today gives you a way to promote the message of safety and care for your friends and loved ones.


Safety pins, wire, ribbon, beads, buttons, and any items you have at home - take a look at the samples and create your own designs using your skill and imagination. StaySafe

Download the PDF of "Stay Safe Pins" here.


Printable Social-Distancing Greeting Cards

by Cat Snapp

Cat has created some printable Social Distancing Greeting Cards for all of your quarantine correspondence needs.  The PDF contains the printable cards and envelopes, and the video shows how they go together.  Enjoy!

Link to download the card and envelope sheet..

Printable Greeting Cards - Cat Snapp Studio from Cat Snapp on Vimeo.


Quarantine Cat Toy

by Jules Anslow

Jules and her able assistant Ellie bring you a cat toy made from recycled materials and cat food!


Plastic single-serving fruit or applesauce cups (2)

Ribbon or necklace cording


Ball-point pen or Sharpie

Sandpaper or emery board



Drill with small drill bit



Thanks so much to everyone who participates, and to the instructors for bringing us fun experiences to explore!  And please, share your explorations and inventions with us! #schackteennight


April 30, 2020

April's Virtual Teen Night Activities:

Blackout Poetry from Angie Louthan


Torn out Pages from a book

Pencils Black Marker or Pen


Cardboard pieces to fit your book page (Cereal boxes, cracker boxes, delivery boxes)

Glue OR Mod Podge

Your choice of colored markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint markers, OR paint

Paint brush if needed. Paper Towel or Napkin Library card, ID card, grocery store card, or something firm

Here's a link to pdf instructions. Thanks, Angie!


Mixed Media Gratitude Journal from Mary Peterson


Old book



Hole punch

Exacto knife

Optional supplies listed in the video

Thank you so much for this great tutorial, Mary!

Basic Macrame by Jules Anslow


Cording or string of some type, multiple colors


Optional: Piece of matboard, cardboard or thin wood, binder clips, beads, toys, drill, drill bits

Downloadable Coloring Page by Rosemary Jones

Here's a link to the coloring page download.



Crayons, markers, or colored pencils to color with

We asked local artist Rosemary Jones to create a coloring page that honors the class of 2020. Color it in with your school colors and place in you window to show support for your school’s outgoing seniors or color it in with colors you like as meditative practice. Or maybe color it in and rip it up because you are frustrated with what’s going on! There’s no right or wrong here.

Thank you for this beautiful page, Rosemary!


Relaxing Colored Pencil Activity from Anna Mastronardi Novak

Here's a link to the pdf instructions for this activity. 


Colored pencils


Enjoy this simple and relaxing coloring activity from Anna.

Thank you for sharing, Anna!


Links from others that we think you’ll enjoy

CreativeBug from Everett Public Library

Find thousands of award winning video classes taught by top artists and designers on this site. You can access this for free with an account through your Everett Public Library card. Anyone residing in Snohomish County can get a library card online (here’s a video tutorial on how to apply for a card online).

Printable Greeting Cards and Envelopes from Cat Snapp Studio

Printable greeting cards to say hello while social distancing. Print using your own paper, cut, fold and glue away! Cat Snapp is a local artist and Schack instructor. Check out her online shop, too.

Downloadable Coloring Pages from Kimberly Mattson

Kim is our 2020 Fresh Paint poster artist and an accomplished artist and designer. She is offering these free coloring pages on her website. Be sure to poke around her site and look at all of her beautiful creations!

Stay home with SAM

Find lots of inspiration in the portion of the Seattle Art Museum's website. There are tutorials, virtual tours, videos and more.