Auburn, NY (April 11, 2023) – Artists of all ages can sign up for spring art classes at the Schweinfurth Art Center. The classes cover throwing clay, watercolor plein air painting, and more.
Students ages 5 to 10 can sign up for our last Art After School session for the 2022-23 school year. The class, called Beyond the Stars, will envision what life is like outside of planet Earth by creating 2- and 3-dimensional projects. Artists will also explore several mediums, including clay, drawing, painting, and collage work.
The class, taught by artist Madison Stevens, meets 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays from May 10 through June 14. Cost is $55 for Schweinfurth members, $65 for nonmembers. Registration is required at https://schweinfurthartcenter.org/youth-classes/
The Schweinfurth is still planning our Summer Art Camps, which run the last two weeks in July and first two weeks in August. Registration will be opening within a couple of weeks.
The Schweinfurth is also offering four spring art classes for adults 16 and older:
- Plein Air Skill Builder, a 6-week class taught by artist Eric Shute, will help students develop skills that will make open air painting more fun and successful. Classes will begin in the art center, then move outside as weather permits. The class meets 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays May 2 to June 13, 2023 (no class June 6). Cost is $180 for Schweinfurth members, $190 for nonmembers.
- Spring Wheel Throwing with Mike Hughes, an 8-week class that will teach the foundational skills for throwing pots on the wheel: centering, basic throwing techniques, trimming, and glazing. The class meets 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays May 2 through June 20, 2023. Cost is $285 for Schweinfurth members, $295 for nonmembers.
- Ceramic Sculpture and Beyond, an 8-week class taught by artist Kristina Flynn, will cover the benefits and advantages of handbuilding clay. Participants will create one larger ceramic sculpture or a series of smaller pieces that could be decorative or functional. The class meets 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays May 4 to June 22, 2023. Cost is $285 for Schweinfurth members, $295 for nonmembers.
- Spring Wheel Throwing with John Smolenski, an 8-week class that will teach the foundational skills for throwing pots on the wheel: centering, basic throwing techniques, trimming, and glazing. The class meets 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays May 4 to June 22, 2023. Cost is $285 for Schweinfurth members, $295 for nonmembers.
Registration for adult classes is open at https://schweinfurthartcenter.org/adult-classes/. For more information, contact Program Coordinator Julia Banfi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315.255.1553.
About the Schweinfurth
The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center is a multi-arts center that opened in 1981 thanks to a bequest from Auburn-born architect Julius Schweinfurth. The art center's programs include more than a dozen exhibitions each year and educational programs for children and adults, which feature local, national, and international artists. For more information, link to schweinfurthartcenter.org
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