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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 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.

 

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!
 
This week is now FULL.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email Deirdre at daureden@schweinfurthartcenter.org
 

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.  

This week is now FULL.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email Deirdre at daureden@schweinfurthartcenter.org

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.

This week is now FULL.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email Deirdre at daureden@schweinfurthartcenter.org

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 2017: 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. 

This week is now FULL.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email Deirdre at daureden@schweinfurthartcenter.org

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 2017: Week 2 (Ages 11-16), 1-4pm



Elemental Weaving

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

This week is now FULL.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email Deirdre at daureden@schweinfurthartcenter.org

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.
 
This week is now FULL.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email Deirdre at daureden@schweinfurthartcenter.org
 
 

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

The week will include a range of handbuilding projects and time on the potter's wheel.  Learn how to make a bowl and mug on the wheel. Handbuild unique pieces including a frame and a tray. Learn about different sources and types of clay found naturally in the earth, and how the components of glazes impacts colors.  Work will be glazed and fired with food safe glazes.

This class is appropriate for students who are new to the wheel or who have some experience.

This week is now FULL.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email Deirdre at daureden@schweinfurthartcenter.org

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.
 
This week is now FULL.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email Deirdre at daureden@schweinfurthartcenter.org

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.
 
One spot left!
 
 

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.


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.

Fall 2017
Session 1:  September 20-October 25, 2017
Session 2:  November 1-December 13, 2017

When: Session 1: Wednesdays, September 20-October 25, 3:45-5:15pm
Who: Ages 6-10
Cost: $60 for members / $70 for non-members

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


Introduction to Sewing & Sewing Machines: Youth



In this six-week series, have fun learning the basics of sewing by hand and with a sewing machine. Create several useful items which highlight the most common sewing techniques and lead students on the path to more advanced projects. Sample projects include a pillowcase, drawstring knapsack and jewelry satchel. All tools, machines and materials are provided.

When: Thursdays, September 20-October 25, 2017, 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.