CLASSES

THE SCHWEINFURTH
ART CENTER

Art Center Policies

Winter Weather: if it is a snow day for the Auburn Enlarged City School District, Art After School will be canceled.

Payment is required for all art classes at the time of registration. No refunds within one week of class start date. Classes often fill up, so we encourage you to register early!

If the Art Center cancels a class you will be notified. When a class is cancelled, your enrollment fee may be credited towards another class or may be refunded in full.

Summer Art Camp: Mapping the World (Ages 6-10)



As we each have navigated our significantly “smaller” worlds this spring, let’s now take a moment to expand our horizons through art and imagination! In this camp we will explore different types of real and imagined maps through art experiences each day via a group Zoom meeting and individual “studio” visits and group check ins. We’ll map the familiar, and expand to the imagined. Each project will integrate a range of materials and mediums, from drawing and painting with pastels and watercolor, to diorama and sculptures with wire and clay. 

Note that this art camp will be held online via Zoom.

When: Monday-Friday July 20-24, 10am-Noon
Who: 6-10
Teacher: Michele Ridgeway
Cost: $50 for members / $60 for nonmembers

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


Summer Art Camp: Navigating the World through Maps (Ages 11-16)



By examining the world around and within us, students will experiment with different techniques for mapping real and imagined spaces. Create patterns with printed objects and letters, create a self-portrait that maps the "interior life" of the artist, and create a sculpture or other work that maps something you invent or dream. Come join us via Zoom, as each day we connect for a group zoom meeting, individual “studio” visits, and group show of work and chat. A daily art exploration will be introduced through demonstration and example sharing, after which students will complete work independently with opportunities to check in with a studio visit.

Note that this art camp will be held online via Zoom.

When: Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 1-3pm
Who: Ages 11-16
Teacher: Michele Ridgeway
Cost: $50 members / $60 non-members

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


Summer Art Camp: Art and Nature (Ages 6-10)



Join Warner in bringing Art & Nature inside!  Create glowing gems, oil pastel leaf paintings and Zen-tangle animals. Design a layered Ombre Landscape and your own dream catcher while studying the stars of the summer skies.  Weave circular weavings and create prints inspired by patterns we find in nature.  Build free standing sculptures inspired by our favorite animals and create homemade play dough bobble heads!  This online camp will include sharing circles and games to keep our bodies and minds feeling creative and inspired.

Note that this art camp will be held online via Zoom.

When: Monday-Friday, August 3-7, 10am-Noon each day
Who: Ages 6-10
Teacher: Warner Varno
Cost: $50 members / $60 non-members

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


Summer Art Camp: You've Got Mail! (Ages 11-16)



Explore 2-D design and creative writing with Post Card and Mail Art! Sending mail the old-fashioned way can be a wonderful way to connect. Over five days, this camp will explore the delight of crafting, sending and receiving original mail art.

Using collage, found text, photography and line art, students will learn contemporary techniques to create post cards which can be mailed to class members, family or friends. A final project will be to send post cards to the Schweinfurth Art Center to be exhibited when the center reopens.

This course will include short video tutorials, and we will meet on Zoom to work on projects in real time. Students will also respond to writing and drawing prompts in a personal art journal— a great way to collect inspiration and experiment with visual storytelling long after camp ends. 

*A kit with blank post cards, collage materials and postage stamps will be provided to each participant.

Note that this art camp will be held online via Zoom.

When: Monday-Friday, August 3-7, 1-3pm each day
Who: Ages 11-16
Teacher: Didi Leavitt
Cost: $50 members / $60 non-members

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


Summer Art Camp: Animal Explorations (Ages 6-10)



Spend the week exploring animals and their habitats around the globe through art. We will create using all kinds of different mediums including paper, paint and found objects. Learn as we have fun delving into the animal worlds of our own country, Africa, Australia and more!

Note that this art camp will be held online via Zoom.

When: Monday-Friday, August 10-14, 10am-Noon
Who: Ages 6-10
Teacher: Joy LoPiccolo
Cost: $50 for members / $60 for non-members

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


Summer Art Camp: Habitats and Landscapes - Becoming a Naturalist (Ages 11-16)



This week long course on becoming a naturalist includes color pencil drawings, watercolor and collage. Find the joy of nature by collecting plant specimens and observing animals in their natural habitat. Fill your sketchbook with observational drawings from an insect collection (provided by the art instructor), create lovely illustrations of flowers and discover how to draw birds. Experiment with glue, wax resists and salt to develop your skills in watercolor. And collage of a birds eye view of a landscape, sourcing images of remote places via google photos. 

Note that this art camp will be held online via Zoom.

When: Monday-Friday, August 10-14, 1-3pm
Who: 11-16
Teacher: Madeline Bartley
Cost: $50 for member / $60 for non-members

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