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.

Pottery Wheel Mini-Series



Join John Smolenski for a 4-week pottery wheel series.  The series is a great opportunity to strengthen and practice throwing skills and learn additional glazing techniques.

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.

Class fee includes 12.5 lb. of clay, use of community tools and glazes. Firing fees are additional.

When: Thursdays, November 15-December 13, 5:30-8pm (no class on Nov 22)
Who: Ages 15 and up
Teacher: John Smolenski
Cost: $120 members / $130 non-members

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


Watercolor: Collage & Cards



Strengthen your painting skills and learn how to create meaningful and unique cards and collages using watercolor and mixed media. Transform your studies and mistakes into something beautiful, all the while learning different mounting, design and painting techniques. We will be working from life and your own photographs. 

It’s a perfect class for beginners or those who want to learn new techniques and experiment with more illustrative ways with watercolor and mixed media! 

This class is available on a drop-in basis.  $30 per class.  Please call 315-255-1553 to reserve your spot for a certain day, or email info@schweinfurthartcenter.org

When: Tuesdays, Nov 6-Dec 18, 1:30-3:30pm (no class Nov 20)
Who: Ages 15 and up
Teacher: Hetty Easter
Cost: $160 for members / $170 for non-members
Supply List: Watercolor Illustrations & Cards Supply List.pdf

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


Beginner Oil Painting Series



Learn the basics of oil painting in this 6-week class series with Hetty Easter. Learn how to render value and form with a limited palette.  Students will paint in the French style of grisaille,  a method of painting in monochrome and a terrific way to experiment with oil painting. Explore this medium working from a combination of models and still life.

This class is available on a drop-in basis.  $30 per class.  Please call 315-255-1553 to reserve your spot for a certain day, or email info@schweinfurthartcenter.org

When: Thursdays, 6-8pm, November 1-December 13, 2018 (no class Nov 22)
Who: Ages 16 and up
Teacher: Hetty Easter
Cost: $170 for members / $180 for non-members
Supply List: Oil Painting Supply List Fall 20182.pdf

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:  10am-4pm
Note that the Clay Studio will be closed beginning July 13 for summer art camps and maintenance work.  The studio will re-open on Tuesday, September 4, after Labor Day weekend. 
 
Note that the Clay Studio will be closed in the fall on these dates: Friday, Sept 21; Saturday, Sept 22, Saturday, Oct 20; Friday, Oct 26; Saturday Oct 27; Thanksgiving Day & Christmas. 
 
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
 
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 & Crocheting



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. 

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.