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.

Watercolor Series with Eric Shute

This watercolor workshop offers all the fundamentals for creating a professional watercolor. Beginners don’t be intimidated:  We will start with the basic fundamentals training the eye and mind to interpret a scene in correct values of lights and darks.  Each week we build on the previous lesson using a limited palette at first and gradually expanding the palette to include a wider range of color.  We will explore all elements needed to create a work of art including color theory and effective strategies for expressive, spontaneous brushwork.  The workshop starts with the basics and builds to more advanced techniques.  Whether a beginner or more experienced painter the workshop is designed to make each participant a better painter while having a lot of fun in the process.   

Note this class is being held ONLINE via Zoom.

This class is now FULL. To be placed on a waiting list, please email Deirdre at

When: Tuesdays 1-3pm May 12-June 16, 2020
Who: All Levels
Teacher: Eric Shute
Cost: $ 160 members / $170 non-members
Supply List: Watercolor Materials List.pdf

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

Clay Open Studio

Due to COVID-19, we are suspending open studio until further notice. 
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: 10am-4pm
Wednesdays: 10am-3pm
Thursdays: 10am-4pm
Fridays:  10am-4pm 
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:  $10 for members / $15 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 ($30) or 25lb bag ($17) . 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.