Registration is open for spring art classes

The Schweinfurth Art Center is accepting registrations for spring youth art classes. The Art Center is offering a six-week Art After School session and two weeklong April Art Camp workshops, each aimed at a different age group.

“Art After School: Spring Fever” will give children ages 6 to 10 the opportunity to create colorful mixed media art inspired by the earth waking up on the California coast. Participants will draw people biking, playing, and swimming and make masks out of clay. The class is taught by Warner Varno.

The class meets 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays from April 1 through May 13 – no class April 8 – at the Schweinfurth, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. The cost is $60 for Schweinfurth members, $75 for nonmembers.

The Schweinfurth is offering two April Art Camps during spring break: “Fresh Art Every Day” for children 6 to 10 and “You’ve Got Mail!” for students 11 to 14.

Artist Lydia Montgomery is teaching “Fresh Art Every Day,” which will feature different projects and different media every day. The projects include designing felt books and flowers, making vegetable prints, embroidering notecards, creating patches for embellishing clothes, and turning wool sweaters into hats. Students will be encouraged to customize their projects for self-expression and according to their skill level.

The older students attending “You’ve Got Mail” will explore 2-D design and creative writing through postcard and mail art. Students will use collage, paper marbling, found text, ink, and even a few stitches to make mini-masterpieces to mail to themselves, friends, family, and each other. Artist Didi Leavitt will also direct participants to create an art journal to record quick draw challenges and writing prompts – a method of recording ideas that campers can use long after the workshop ends.

Both art camps run from 9 a.m. to noon daily from April 6 to 10, 2020. The cost for the camp is $115 for Schweinfurth members, $130 for nonmembers.

Scholarships are available for students in need who would like to attend Art After School or one of the April Art Camps. For more information about scholarships, call the art center at 315.255.1553 or email