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.

Creative Digital Photography



Learn the foundation of digital photography in this five-week session, including composition, exposure, flash, lighting, and depth of field. Learn how aperture, shutter speed, and ISO work together to create images with interest. Explore portrait and action photography. A digital camera with full manual controls – either a digital SLR or a point-and-shoot camera with full manual controls -- is required.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, May 2 to May 30, 2019
Who: Adults and teens (16+)
Teacher: Christopher Molloy
Cost: $140 for members; $150 for nonmembers
Supply List: Creative Digital Photography1.pdf

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


Pottery Wheel



This 6-week series is a terrific introduction to the exciting pottery wheel, clay and glazes. 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. Appropriate for students who are new to the wheel, those who are looking to brush up on their skills and those with limited experience. With more than 30 years teaching experience, John is able to adapt the class sessions to the interests and skill levels of participating students.
 
Class fee includes 25 lb. of clay, use of community tools and glazes. Firing fees are additional. 

 

When: Thursdays, May 23-June 27, 2019, 5:30-8:00pm
Who: Ages 15 and up
Teacher: John Smolenski
Cost: $190 for members / $200 for non-members

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


iPhone Photography Workshop: Edit like a Pro



 Take incredible iPhone Photos that you can share with pride!  

Learn the basics to pro tips for taking professional looking photos with your iPhone! Take your photos to the next level by learning about the importance of lighting, editing tips, tricks, & apps, create your own "style" or "brand" and even learn Hash-tagging!
This class is designed for anyone looking to learn more about photography and editing. We will focus strictly on iPhone photography, so be sure to have your iPhone with you!

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 1:00-2:30pm
Who: Ages 12 to Adults
Teacher:
Cost: $25 for members; $30 for nonmembers

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


Beginning Watercolor



Watercolor can be intimidating! It doesn't have to be! Increase your confidence by learning how to breakdown complex watercolors into simple techniques that combined together create dynamic studies! We will discuss different artistic masters and their tricks and techniques as well as touching on the classic fundamentals regarding value, composition and color theory. We will explore and practice all of these things using small scale studies and experiments that will build your confidence to tackle bigger projects. We will be using imagination, photo reference as well as working from life. This is a great class for complete beginners or someone who wants to just get back to a creative practice!

When: Tuesdays, April 2- May 7 (no class April 23) 1:30-3:30pm- call 315-255-1553 about dropping in.
Who: 16 +
Teacher: Hetty Easter
Cost: $160 for members / $170 for non-members
Supply List: Watercolor Class Supply List.pdf

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


Open Studio



Inspired to work on your own project? Open Studio is an opportunity for adults to create and gain feedback from peers in a creative and fun workspace. Bring something to work on or start a new project. Participants will bring their own projects and materials, while the Art Center will provide the space to get messy and create. Curious and want to try it out? Open Studio is only $5/Members and $7/Non-Members to participate. Open Studio will take place on Thursdays, May 2-June 27, 2019 from 5:00-7:30pm.  

When: Thursdays, May 2-June 27, 2019, 5:00-7:30 pm
Who: Adults
Cost: $5/drop-in fee for members. $7/drop-in fee for non-members

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: 10am-4pm
Wednesdays: 10am-3pm
Thursdays: 10am-4pm
Fridays:  10am-4pm 
Saturdays: 10am-4pm
 
No open studio Monday, April 15-Friday, April 19.  
 
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 ($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.


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.