adult art classes
  dot Kids Classes
  dot Adult Classes
  dot Family Classes
  dot QBL
  dot QBL2

- Cayuga Community College Classes

- Studio Schweinfurth: Fiber Art Workshops for Adults (QBL2)

- Quilting by the Lake 2015

Adult Classes at the Art Center

Drawing the Figure with Mixed Mediums

This four week course will focus on developing a strong structure and understanding of the human form along with personal expressiveness. Students will use a wide variety of mediums to define the human form. With a nude model. Ages 16 and older.

Teacher: Donalee Peden Wesley

Dates: Saturdays, Feb 28 - March 21

Time: 1-3pm

Cost: $150 members/$160 non-members


Call the Art Center at 315.255.1553 to register for this class



Building on Canvas

In this six-week series, students will learn the basics of perspective drawing and color planning. Students will bring in photos of their home, favorite building or other structure, and use it to develop a painting using acrylics. This class is appropriate for beginner to advanced painters.

Teacher: Chris Baker

Dates: Thursdays, April 16 - May 21

Time: 6-8pm

Cost: $150 members/$160 non-members

Call the Art Center at 315.255.1553 to register for this class



Pine-Needle Nuno Scarf Felting Workshop
Teacher: Leiko Uchi

Dates: Saturday - Sunday, May 2-3

Cost: $250

Skill: All Levels

Felting is one of the most ancient textile techniques in history. It is the magic of wool that allows you to create seamless 2D or 3D Pieces from fiber. The Pine-Needle Scarf is made with very fine lacy felt. The lad wool before felting will remind you of pine needles on the snow. Students will make a scarf after learning the basics with a small sample. It is amazing to see how the fine fabric behaves with very little amount of the wool.

Click here for the supply list.


Textile Bookmaking
Teacher: Naomi Adams

Dates: September 11 - 13, 2015

Cost: $355

Skill: All levels

Dive into the world of creating your own unique textile artists' books and sketchbooks. The class will cover the foundations of bookmaking, with opportunities for advanced exploration of new techniques for more experienced students. Special emphasis will be placed on special methods and ideas for using textiles to create unique handmade books. Learn the technical skills through the creation of blank sample books that can be used as journals or sketchbooks. Investigate the use of sewn bindings including the Coptic Stitch, Medieval Long Stitch and a Tape binding.



Surface Design Sampler: Monoprinting, Stamping and More
Teacher: Pat Pauly

Dates: Saturday - Sunday, October 3-4
Cost: $250
Skill: All Levels

Wonder how those fabulous printed fabrics are made? Try monoprinting, stamping and direct painting on fabric. Using fiber reactive dyes, we will discover many ways to add pattern, color, and texture to fabric. It is a great class to learn how to use surface design for fabric. Use your finished cotton fabric for functional pieces (tote bags, jackets, clothing) or in a quilt.

Click here for the suppy list

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.

Kids Classes . Adult Classes . Quilting by the Lake . Faculty

SCHWEINFURTH MEMORIAL ART CENTER . 205 Genesee Street, AUBURN, NY 13021 . (315)255-1553 .