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Adult Classes at the Art Center

Introduction to Figure Drawing

This four week series, students will develop their sight and hand/eye coordination to learn techniques to build a solid drawing foundation and an understanding of the human form. Open to students of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. With a model each week. Open to ages 16 and up.

Call the Art Center at 315.255.1553 to register for this class

Teacher: Donalee Peden Weasley
Dates: Saturday, November 8, 15, 22 and December 6
Time: 1-3pm
Cost: $150 members/$160 non-members


Cayuga Community College Classes

Classes offered in partnership with Cayuga Community College.

Call (315) 294-8841 or visit to register.



1. Exploration in Gouache with Chris Baker

Teacher: Chris Baker

"Exploration in Gouache" is a class designed for people who are confidant in their drawing skills, and are anxious to try a new medium.  The four week course will explore color mixing, use of tools and subject matter. Meeting twice a week will provide students with strong, consistent instruction, encouraging exploration and discovery in a seldom used medium.  Supply list will be provided after registration.  Open to ages 18 and up.



Location: This class meets at the Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10/7, 10/9, 10/14, 10/16, 10/21, 10/23, 10/28, 10/30

Time: 6-8pm

Cost: $250                                       


Chris Baker received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1968 from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and upon graduation, began teaching in Auburn, NY.  He later completed a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts at RIT.  He worked as an art teacher in the Cato-Meridian School District for 38 years.  Baker has exhibited extensively the past 30 years in Central New York including The Gallery of Central New York, Cazenovia, NY, The Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY, West End Gallery, Corning, NY and the Schweinfurth Art Center.  In addition, Baker has shown numerous times and won several awards in the prestigious National Exhibition of American Watercolors in Old Forge, NY.  



2. Printmaking and Graphic Arts Workshops

Teacher: Richard Pardee

This series of three workshops will teach students how to create Posters, Monoprints and Collagraphs.  Supply lists will be provided after registration. 


a) Poster or “Broadside” Workshop (10/18) Cancelled:  Artists and designers have long-used the poster format to express an idea with graphic arts. In this workshop, students will create posters for an event or business using innovative graphic arts processes, such as stencil, "easy-cut" plates or collage. 

b) Monoprints Workshop (11/8): Monoprints are a spontaneous printmaking method, with painterly effects.  Artists, such as Edgar Degas explored this medium as the basis for his pastels and paintings. Students will learn to create a series of prints, executed on an etching press, in a theme chosen by them, or use what they learn as the basis of mixed media artworks.

c) Holiday Collagraphs, or "Cardboard Prints" Workshop (12/13):  Collagraphy is a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a rigid background such as paperboard or wood.  In this workshop, students will use materials that can be glued to a base, to make repeat pattered paper for holiday cards, scrapbooking, wrapping paper, or simply beautiful designs. 

Location: These workshops will meet at the Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021

Dates: Saturdays, 10/18, 11/8, 12/13                  

Time: 2-4pm

Cost: $90 for series/ $35 each               

Richard Pardee is a fine graphic artist/printmaker.  Pardee worked during the first part of his career in commercial printing, as a pressman for Michael Bixler Press & Letterfoundry for nearly ten years.  He returned to school for his MFA in printmaking, and currently teaches design and art history, in addition to Book Arts.



3.  Ceramics – Integrating Texture and Stained Glass into Tiles, Ornaments, Wall Hangings & Vases

Teacher: Barb Crosbie

In this six series of classes you will learn how to integrate texture into the design of your piece to add interest, depth and beauty.  A variety of slab forms will be used, starting with tiles and ornaments, then moving to wall hangings and vases. Both soft and hard slab construction techniques will be employed.  A variety materials will be used to create texture, and you will be encouraged to bring in materials from home.  The glazes used in the class will enhance the texturized nature of the pieces created.  Stained glass will be incorporated into the pieces to add variety in depth and color.  Each week a new project will be introduced and demonstrated.  You will be encouraged to bring your own project ideas to work on in class as well.  Completed pieces will be available for pick up at the Art Center before Thanksgiving.  

Location: This class will meet at the Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021

Dates:  Fridays, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14

Time:  9:30am-12pm

Cost:   $189 + $45 supply fee to be paid on day 1                   



4. Ceramics:  Handmade Serving Dish for the Holidays
Teacher: Barb Crosbie

In this two part series you will create a handmade serving dish with a winter or holiday theme.  This could be a salad bowl, a serving tray or appetizer plate.   You will learn the basics of slab construction in clay, and how to seam and attach clay pieces to create relief in your piece.  In the first week you will build your piece, and in the second session you will glaze.  All work will be available for pick up at the art center before thanksgiving.  All pieces will be competed in stoneware clay and non-toxic glazes; these pieces will be dishwasher, oven and food safe.  


Open to ages 14 and up.

Two part series led by Barb Crosbie and held at the Schweinfurth Art Center.  Supply list will be provided after registration.

Location: This series meets at the Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021

Dates: Wednesdays, 10/22 & 11/5

Time: 6-8pm

Cost: $60 + $20 supply fee payable on Day 1    


Barb’s experience with clay started in a classroom setting, however, through time is has become largely self-directed.  Barb studied at the Dundas Valley School of Art in Canada.  She has sold pieces in Utah at numerous shows, across the country through her online store (, at nature centers and small shops. In addition to teaching at the Schweinfurth, Barb teaches classes out of her home studio to children and adults, with instruction encompassing both hand building and throwing on the wheel. 



Drop-in Oil Painting Class

Drop-in Oil Painting Class  

Friday, September 19



The single class will cover basic painting techniques, and allow students to complete a painting inspired by the image here.   The fee covers all required art supplies for the class and light refreshments.


Cost:    $30 to pre-register / $35 at door

Teacher:  Stephanie Stevens-Cain

Time:  6-8pm

To pre-register, please call us at the Art Center at 315.255.1553



Paper Collage - Printing/Painting - Cancelled

Wednesday - Sunday, October 1-5, 2014

All levels

Teacher: Fran Skiles

This five-day workshop emphasizes the process involved in creating semi rigid paper colleges. Participants are encourage to work intiuitvely using a sewing machine, watercolor paper, Japanese and Chinese paper, acrylic ink, photography and acrylic paint. Students will work with and have demonstrations in painting, mono-printing, silk-screen, copy paper bonding, plus other techniques. These studies may become completed projects and/or works-in-progress. The class includes demonstrations, group discussions and individual critiques.

Class fee: $565, plus $5 supply fee 

For a supply list click here.

Call the Art Center to sign up at 315-255-1553 or email Program Coordinator, Stephanie Lange at



Deconstructed Screen Printing


Thursday, Friday & Saturday, October 30 - November 1, 2014
All levels

Teacher: Kerr Grabowski - Wait List Only


Embrace intuition, spontaneity and playfulness and explore the facet of screen-printing. Use a screen and thickened fiber reactive dye and create rich, textural monoprints. Experiment with Deconstructed Screen Printing, Polychromatic Printing, direct drawing and more. Learn to balance "control" and serendipity so that your work has your style and says what you want it to. In addition to the printing methods, use blockouts and stencils to create "your" mark, other mono-print methods, layering of prints, painting back into prints and prepared screens.

The resulting fabric may used as an end in itself or a point of departure for further embellishment. No screen-printing experience required. Great workshop for quilters who love textures, doll and book artists, collage artists and surface designers looking for ways to increase their mark making vocabulary.

ass fee: $345 plus $5 equipment fee

Click here for supply list for this class.

To register for Studio Schweinfurth (QBL2), call 315.255.1553  or email Program Coordinator, Stephanie Lange at


Color: a Workshop for Artists and Designers


Thursday, Friday & Saturday

October 30 - November 1, 2014
All levels

Teacher: David Hornung


This workshop explores the basic structure of color and strategies for its application in art and design. Students engage the information presented by the instructor in a series of practical exercises using painted papers and simple collage techniques. No painting experience is required. This is an abbreviated version of the color curriculum David developed at the Rhode Island School of Design.

ass fee: $345 plus $5 equipment fee


Click here for supply list for this class.


Slice and Insert Improvisation 


Saturday, December 6, 2014
All levels

Teacher: Jacquie Gering

Price: $140 members/ $150 non members
($265 for Members for both this class and Braille Modern Quilting/ $280 for both for non members)


Join Jacquie for a full day workshop focusing on the improvisational Slice and Insert piecing technique from her book Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projets for Improvisational Quilts. Learn the basic technique and a new adaptation, a foolproof strategy for machine inserts, simple techniques for adding complexity to a design as well as how to work with even width and wedge shaped inserts. Combined simple sewing with a new skill and create your own linear design. Jacquie will share quilts from her book as well as new designs to inspire you.


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To register for this class call the Art Center at 315.255.1553

Braille Modern Quilting 


Sunday, December 7, 2014
All levels

Teacher: Thomas Knauer

Price: $140 members/$150 non members
($265 for members for both this class and Slice and Insert Improvisation/ $280 for non members for both)


Every quilt tells a story, but in this workshop that will become literally true. Studentswill explore different ways of using Braille as a basis for designing blocks, and then use those blocks to make quilts wtih hidden meaning. While the finished quilts will end up looking throughly modern and abstract; beneath that surface will be a message; whether it is personal or political, or a little bit of both is up to you. In the class we will explore a range of variations and approaches, and then each participant will work wtih Thomas to develop and make their own quilt.

Click here for the supply list for this class.


To register for this class call the Art Center at 315.255.1553


To register for Studio Schweinfurth (QBL2), call 315.255.1553  or email Program Coordinator, Stephanie Lange at

Studio Schweinfurth (QBL2) Registration Policies

You may call 315-255-1553 to register by phone or email Program Coordinator, Stephanie Lange at

All Studio Schweinfurth classes take place at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, located at 205 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021. 

Studio Schweinfurth (QBL2) Registration


Tuition plus a $5 Studio Schweinfurth equipment fee is required. Additional supply fees may apply. Information regarding supply fees will be published as soon as it is available. A non-refundable deposit of $100 per class is required to register. Final payments are due 45 days prior to the class start date. No refunds after this date for any reason. Registrations received after 45 days prior to class start date must be paid in full.

Class Times

All classes run from 9am-12pm and 1:30-4:30pm unless otherwise specified.

Class Supply List & Material Fees

Supply lists will be posted as soon as possible along with the class description. Additional material fees may apply and will be paid directly to the teacher.


Hotel accommodations are available at several locations in Auburn and special discounts are often available when booking through the Schweinfurth. Contact Program Coordinator Stephanie Lange at for a list of local B&Bs, motels, and hotels in the area and any special rates offered by these places.


Lunch plans will be available for purchase for all classes. Meal plans are optional and vary per class. Please call (315) 255-1553 for more information.

Cancellation Policy

A non-refundable deposit of $100 per class is required to register. The balance due for each class must be 45 days prior to the class start date. No refunds will be given after this date for any reason. All cancellations made after 45 days prior to the class start date are not refundable for any reason. Class fees are transferable to another student of your choice. Cancellations must be made in writing or e-mail and received no later than 45 days prior to the class start date to qualify for a refund. We encourage you to contact your travel agent regarding travel cancellation insurance.

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