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 Series



Join John Smolenski for a 4-week pottery wheel series.  Appropriate for beginners and those looking to strengthen their wheel skills.  The series is a great opportunity to practice throwing skills and learn new 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.

Class FULL email mail@schweinfurthartcenter.org to be placed on the waitlist 

When: Thursdays, November 7-December 5, 5:30-8pm (no class on Nov 28)
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.


Figure Drawing with Model



Practice figure drawing and painting with a live model!  Note there will not be formal instruction. Students may work in the medium and format of their own choosing.

Model will hold a series of short poses, followed by longer poses.

Students may sign up for all 4 weeks, or drop in on a per-class charge basis.  Questions?  Please email Davana at mail@schweinfurthartcenter.org

When: Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21 & December 5, 6-8pm
Who: 16 and up
Cost: $40 for members / $50 for non-members. OR $15 drop-in per class

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


Large Scale Mixed Media Painting



In this one-day workshop, experience a new way of working with acrylic paint, one that allows you to be guided by color and movement! Explore the natural tendencies of water and paint on canvas, creating a dance between you and your painting. Integrate your personal stories and create meaningful symbols and layers of meaning using a lexicon of personal imagery that you develop and design. Students will use oil-based marker pens and gouache to find ways to work in and out of our imagery and the base painting on canvas, culminating in an intricate and layered surface that is like figuring out your own original puzzle-one that is being made while you discover the pieces. 

When: One Day Workshop Saturday November 23, 2019. 9am- 4pm, with 1 hour lunch break.
Who: 16 and up
Teacher: Warner Varno
Cost: $90 for members, $100 for nonmembers
Supply List: Painting Workshop Supplies2.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: 10am-4pm
Wednesdays: 10am-3pm
Thursdays: 10am-4pm
Fridays:  10am-4pm 
Saturdays: 10am-4pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clay studio will be closed:
  • Nov. 27th: studio closes at 1pm
  • Thanksgiving Day: Art Center Closed
  • Dec. 12 & 13: studio unavailable from 12-2pm
  • Dec. 20: studio unavailable from 12-2pm
  • Christmas Eve: Art Center Closed
  • Christmas Day: Art Center Closed
  • New Year’s Day: Art Center Closed

 

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:  $10 for members / $15 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.