CLASSES

THE SCHWEINFURTH
ART CENTER

Schweinfurth Art Center Adult Classes Registration Policies

Pre-registration is required for classes unless otherwise stated. Payment is due at the time of registration. No refunds will be given for cancellations within one week of class start date.

Supply lists will be provided for certain classes. Students should purchase and bring the supplies to the first day of class unless otherwise indicated. Supply lists will be posted on the Art Center website as soon as possible, or emailed to registered students.

Special Accommodation for Schweinfurth Art Center Classes & Workshops

Participants that require special accommodation are encouraged to request accommodation at the time of registration. At least 2 weeks notice is requested.

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

Questions? Please call the Art Center at 315-255-1553.

Clay Studio: Introduction to Pottery Wheel



This 6-week series is a terrific introduction to the exciting pottery wheel, clay and glazes. All registered students have free access to our clay studio to work on projects and continue to practice skills during the class period. Class size limited to 8 students. Appropriate for students who are new to the wheel, those who are looking to brush up on their skills and those with limited experience. With more than 30 years teaching experience, John is able to adapt the class sessions to the interests and skill levels of participating students.
 
Class fee includes 25 lb. of clay, use of community tools and glazes. Firing fees are additional.
 

When: Thursdays, March 1-April 5, 2018, 6-8pm
Who: Ages 15 and up
Teacher: John Smolenski
Cost: $170 for members / $180 for non-members

To register, please click here or call the Art Center at 315.255.1553.


Clay Studio: Surface Design Workshop



Join artist Karen Smith for this one-day workshop in our Clay Studio. Explore a variety of surface treatments including water etching, color mixing, sgraffito and more. Underglazes will be used to create controlled effects not possible with glazes applied by dipping. Appropriate for hand builders as well as those who throw on the wheel.

Karen will provide several bisque and greenware tiles for the class to use for experimentation. Participants may bring their own bisque and/or greenware pieces for recommendations and/or experimentation. Tiles, glazes and the firing of the tiles are all included in class fee. Additional fee ($1 per mug size) to fire additional pieces beyond the test tiles

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9am-4pm (with hour lunch break)
Who: Ages 16 and up
Teacher: Karen Smith
Cost: $90 for members / $100 for non-members

To register, please click here or call the Art Center at 315.255.1553.


Brusho Spring Fling



Celebrate spring in this one-day brusho workshop with artist Christy Lemp. Let’s welcome the season and paint with vibrant Brusho crystal colors. Brusho is a unique, highly pigmented watercolor ink powder.  It comes in many colors, and can be diluted or simply sprinkled on paper and sprayed with water-watch the fireworks effect it has.  It is a wonderful way to paint loosely with spontaneous freedom and bright color!  

We will explore lots of techniques with spring in mind.  Think flowers, butterflies, Easter eggs and colorful backgrounds for any subject. With plenty of samples and a demo to give you ideas, you will have so much fun discovering this new medium. Brusho paints provided and included in class fee.  

When: Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9am-4pm (with hour lunch break)
Who: 16 and up
Teacher: Christy Lemp
Cost: $80 for members / $90 for non-members
Supply List: Brusho Workshop Supply List.pdf

To register, please click here or call the Art Center at 315.255.1553.


Clay Studio: Animal Building Workshop



Sculpt your favorite animal in clay! Participants will learn how to employ hand building techniques to create a variety of animals in this two-day workshop. Pictures will be used as references to develop characteristics of each small sculpture (under 10 inches). Instructions will be step by step with the ultimate goal of creating sculptures that are unique to each individual.

Students will learn techniques in the first day of the workshop (April 21) to create their animal, and have free access to our Clay Studio during open studio hours to continue working and finalize piece(s) if not finished on April 21. Pieces must be completed and bone dry by Sunday, May 6, allowing the Schweinfurth to bisque fire all pieces in preparation for the second day of the workshop (May 12). Students will employ under glazing techniques to complete their animals in the second class. Clay, underglazes and firing of animals included in class fee. Appropriate for all levels.
 

When: Saturdays, April 21 & May 12, 2018, 9am-4pm (with hour lunch break)
Who: Ages 16 and up
Teacher: Karen Smith
Cost: $170 for members / $180 for non-members

To register, please click here or call the Art Center at 315.255.1553.


Clay Open Studio



Inspired to work on your own project? For artists and students with pottery experience interested in working independently without instruction, our Clay Studio is available to use on a monthly and drop-in basis. Open to ages 15 and up. A short orientation is required prior to using the studio unless you have taken a clay class at the Art Center.
 
Open Studio Hours
Tuesdays: 9:30am-4pm
Wednesdays: 9:30am-3pm
Thursdays: 9:30am-8pm
Fridays:  9:30am-4pm 
Saturdays:  12:30pm-4pm
 
Fees
Use of Clay Studio is free for students enrolled in an ongoing class in the Clay Studio
Monthly fee:  $30 for members / $35 for non-members
Drop-in fee:  $5 for members / $7 for non-members
 
Monthly fees include use of glazes, community tools and tables in Clay Studio and room outside studio. Firing fees are additional. Firing fees are “$1/mug size” for a bisque firing and “$1/mug size” for glaze firing. $1 extra per 6 extra inches in height.  Drop-in students are charged for firing on a per piece basis ("$1/mug size" fees apply). 
 
Clay is available for purchase in a 50lb box or 25lb bag. Note that clay used in the Clay Studio must be purchased through the Art Center. This allows us to reclaim clay and to minimize problems in kiln firings.  Exceptions possible if approved by a Clay Studio teacher.
 

When: Monthly Fee for Open Studio (for one month beginning date paid)
Who: Ages 15 and up
Cost: $30 for members / $35 for non-members

To register, please click here or call the Art Center at 315.255.1553.


Sewing Open Studio

Have sewing experience and are inspired to work on your own project? The Barbara Feinstein Sewing Studio is available to use on drop-in basis. Enjoy the large open studio with a loft-like setting. Plenty of table space and design boards.

Open to ages 15 and up. A short orientation is required prior to using the studio unless you have taken a sewing class at the Art Center. Use of machines available only to those who have taken a sewing class, or by approval.
 
Open Studio Hours
Tuesdays: 10am-4pm
Thursdays: 1-5pm
Saturdays:  12:30-4pm
Note hours subject to change during special events or Studio Schweinfurth workshops.  
 
Fee:  $5/drop-in fee for non-members.   $3/drop-in fee for members.
 

Who: Ages 15 and up

To register, please click here or call the Art Center at 315.255.1553.


MakeRoom for Knitting



Come to the Schweinfurth and knit with friends!  Join our drop-in group which meet in our upstairs Barbara Feinstein Sewing Studio on Tuesdays, from 11am-2pm. 

From now until January 12, our knitting group is supporting the Little Hats Big Hearts, a program organized by the American Heart Association. Join us in knitting red hats for babies born in February at participating hospitals.  Click here to learn more.

When: Tuesdays, 11am-2pm, ongoing unless noted otherwise
Who: Ages 15 and up
Cost: Free for members / $2 for non-members

To register, please click here or call the Art Center at 315.255.1553.