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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. 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. 







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 - Closed


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.

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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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