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.

Art After School



Art After School gives children the opportunity to be creative and have fun in a unique environment. Classes meet Wednesday afternoons from 3:45-5:15pm for a series of six week sessions throughout the school year. Note that students can arrive as early as 3:30 to the Art Center. Scholarships are available.
 
Winter/Spring 2017
 
Session 1:  Winter Wonderland!
 
Session 2:  Spring into ART!
Wednesdays, March 22-May 3, 2017 (no class on April 19 during April school break), 3:45-5:15pm
Celebrate all things spring!  Make clay stepping stones with your own unique touches. Take found objects and make colorful flowers. Turn newspaper back into "pulp" and make our own flowerpots. When dry and formed, we will paint them and plant vegetables or flowers. Come get messy and have fun with us!
Only 2 spots left!
 

When: Session 2: Wednesdays, March 22-May 3, 2017 (no class on April 19 during April school break), 3:45-5:15pm
Who: Ages 6-10
Teacher: Joy LoPiccolo
Cost: $60 for members / $70 for non-members

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


Spring Art Camp: Ancient Civilizations (Grades 1-5)



Explore Egyptian and Australian Aboriginal art!  Projects will include tomb wall paintings and mummy masks. Learn about hieroglyphics and symbols. Create sand designs and cave drawings, and make hand puppets inspired by animals from Australia.

When: Monday-Friday, April 17-21, 9am-Noon each day
Who: Grades 1-5
Teacher: Linda McCarthy
Cost: $95 members / $105 non-members

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


Teen Style Makers



Join us for a fashion design series focused on inspiring creativity though an exploration of design and experimentation!  Over the course of six weeks, students will learn how to create beautiful, finished garments utilizing different surface design techniques.
 
Starting with basic patterns for an A-line dress and/or kimono-style jacket, students will experiment with alternative ways to design unique silhouettes using both pattern manipulation and simple draping techniques. Students will learn how to manipulate fabric with paint applications, experimental sewing and embellishments. They will transform their patterns, drawings and experiments into a finished garment. Each student will have the opportunity to design shoes as well. Students are encouraged to arrange their schedule so they can attend each of the six weeks.  
 
The lead teacher for this series is Hetty Easter. Additional teachers include Chiara Kuhns and Nancy Bales.
 

When: Saturdays, May 6-June 10, 2017, 9am-Noon
Who: Grades 7-12
Teacher: Hetty Easter
Cost: $250 for members / $260 for non-members for 6 weeks

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


Spring Art Camp: Mixed Media (Grades 6-10)



Explore mixed media!  Painting, sewing and assemblage. Create a unique self-portrait from fabric, beads, paper, yarn, paint and found objects. Design a landscape inspired by your favorite place, whether your home, secret retreat, destination, or dream location. Experiment with paint and paper to create a travel journal capturing scenes from a trip or other memorable experience.

When: Monday-Friday, April 17-21, 9am-Noon
Who: Grades 6-10
Teacher: Alison Fisher Cullen
Cost: $95 members / $105 non-members

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


Beginning Quilting (Grades 4-9)



Learn how to sew a quilt!  In this class students will make small quilts and explore several techniques used to create the designs that make up quilt tops. Learn how to design by cutting and piecing fabrics and using the sewing machine to put together. Create a surface design by fusing fabrics to a surface. Learn the steps used to assemble the three quilt layers, and how to quilt and finish using the sewing machine.

Students need to have some experience with a sewing machine, either having taken a beginner class at the Schweinfurth, at school or another location.

When: Wednesdays, March 22-May 3 (no class on April 19 during April school break), 3:45-5:15pm
Who: Grades 4-9
Teacher: Nancy Bales
Cost: $95 members / $105 non-members (includes supply fee for cloth, thread and other supplies)

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


Summer Art Camp 2017: Art & The Elements



Four weeks of Summer Art Camp at the Schweinfurth.  Explore art through nature's elements: Water, Earth, Fire & Air!  Registration now open! Scroll below to see each week's description and to register.

Students may sign up for one week or more. Morning sessions each week will run Monday-Friday, from 9am-Noon. During Week 2 & Week 4, we will have afternoon sessions that run from 1pm-4pm for students age 11 and up. Those weeks, students can sign up for both the morning and afternoon sessions, bring a bag lunch, and stay all day.

NEW in 2017:  Schweinfurth Summer Camp T-Shirts, included in summer camp fee

Who: Two age groups: Ages 6-10 & 11-16
Cost: $100 for members / $110 for non-members per week-long session (includes $5 fee for T-shirt)

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


Summer Art Camp 2017: Week 1 (Ages 6-10), 9am-Noon



WATER

Learn all about fabric dyeing and printing, and watercolor! Learn how to create batik style patterns on textiles with resists, block printing and vibrant colors. Create a unique vase to hold water and flowers. Experiment with the wide world of watercolor painting and collaging under-water creatures. Have fun experimenting with sidewalk painting and painting with bubbles!
 

When: Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 17-21, 9am-Noon (Ages 6-10)
Who: Ages 6-10
Teacher: Madeline Bartley
Cost: $100 for members / $110 for non-members

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


Summer Art Camp 2017: Week 1 (Ages 11-16), 9am-Noon



Superheroes & The Elements

Come join us for a week of superheroic creativity as we design our own superheroes based upon The Elements! First we will design them and then we will draw a story featuring our new heroes. Led by comic book artist Randy Elliott.  

When: Monday-Friday, July 17-21, 9am-Noon
Who: Ages 11-16
Teacher: Randy Elliott
Cost: $100 for members / $110 for non-members

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


Summer Art Camp 2017: Week 2 (Ages 6-10), 9am-Noon



EARTH!  

Create art inspired by the earth!  Transform driftwood into sculptures, from plant boxes to candle holders. Create pictures from stones and design unique mosaic stepping stones for the garden.  Incorporate a wide variety of found materials from our natural world.

When: Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 24-28, 9am-Noon
Who: 6-10
Teacher: Molly Fontana
Cost: $100 for members / $110 for non-members

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


Summer Art Camp 2016: Week 2 (Ages 11-16), 9am-Noon



WATER

Experiment with fabric dyeing, printing and watercolor. Create batik style patterns on textiles with resists, block printing, stamps and screen printing techniques. Learn all the tricks to mixed media watercolor painting and drawing. Create underwater creatures with watercolor collage and other media. 

When: Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 24-28, 9am-Noon
Who: Ages 11-16
Teacher: Madeline Bartley
Cost: $100 for members / $110 for non-members

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


Summer Art Camp 2016: Week 2 (Ages 11-16), 1-4pm



Elemental Weaving

Join us for a week of weaving and basket making!  Experiment with reeds and other natural materials.  Learn fundamental techniques for making small Shaker baskets. Have fun creating berry and flower baskets.  Integrate colorful fabric, yarn and birch bark into your unique creations.

When: Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 24-28, 1-4pm
Who: Ages 11-16
Teacher: Liz Carnes
Cost: $100 for members / $110 for non-members

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


Summer Art Camp 2017: Week 3 (Ages 6-10), 9am-Noon



FIRE!
 
Learn about fire and its connection to world cultures and art, humans and the earth, and its characteristics of light, heat and color. Be inspired by the sun and stars! Imagine a fantasy "Spacescape" painted with watercolor in the style of artist Peter Max and Dr. Seuss. Use chalk pastels to create a swirling galaxy, and learn how to use sketchbooks to explore ideas for paintings and mixed media projects.
 

When: Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4, 9am-Noon
Who: Ages 6-10
Teacher: Warner Varno
Cost: $100 for members / $110 for non-members

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


Summer Art Camp 2017: Week 3 (Ages 11-16), 9am-Noon



EARTH!

Explore the world of handbuilding and the exciting potters wheel! This class is appropriate for students who are new to the wheel or who have some experience. John Smolenski will demonstrate a variety of forms and guide students through exercises to help them learn to center and throw. Students will be introduced also to glazing and range of combinations available for decorating their creations.

When: Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4, 9am-Noon
Who: Ages 11-16
Teacher: John Smolenski
Cost: $100 for members / $110 for non-members

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


Summer Art Camp 2017: Week 4 (Ages 6-10), 9am-Noon



AIR!
 
Explore all that flies, weaves and bounces through the air.  Kites, air planes, balloons, bubbles, mobiles and more! Make a holder for your very own air plant.
 

When: Monday-Friday, August 7-11, 9am-Noon
Who: Ages 6-10
Teacher: Joy LoPiccolo
Cost: $100 for members / $110 for non-members

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


Summer Art Camp 2017: Week 4 (Ages 11-16), 9am-Noon



AIR

Investigate the element of air. Learn sketchbook techniques to develop original imagery, and use those ideas to create a body in motion in a surreal mixed media landscape. Design your own personal symbol using graphic line design. Create chalk pastel skies with dramatic silhouettes.  Learn about the various representations of air and wind in art history.
 

When: Monday-Friday, August 7-11, 9am-Noon
Who: Ages 11-16
Teacher: Warner Varno
Cost: $100 for members / $110 for non-members

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


Summer Art Camp 2017: Week 4 (Ages 11-16), 1-4pm



Creative Movement, Art & the Elements
 
Get creative with movement and art, blending art and physical activity. Students will work on different art projects that reflect the elements of nature - Water, Air, Fire & Earth - and the creative interpretations of them, both visually and physically. Have fun creating kites, experimenting with body painting, developing sculptures from natural materials, and learning different surface design techniques for fabric.
 
We welcome guest instructors from Sky Yoga and Wellness and Symmetry Align.
 

When: Monday-Friday, August 7-11, 1-4pm
Who: Ages 11-16
Cost: $100 for members / $110 for non-members

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