Schack’s teen art nights provide place, tools to hone creativity

  • By Gale Fiege Herald Writer
  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014 4:25pm
  • LifeGo-See-Do

Cynthia Gaub teaches art at North Middle School in Everett.

She also runs an after-school art club at North. So it wasn’t any stretch for Gaub when she was asked by the folks at the Schack Art Center to help run the monthly open studio night for teens.

“If kids are not in organized activities, many run the risk of getting into trouble,” Gaub said. “Schack is a good option for creative kids.”

At the teen night on April 17, Gaub plans to help students make woven, mixed-media egg nests. Fiber and paper collage is the medium in which Gaub works most, she said.

“Typically, several artists bring projects for teen nights and the kids go from table to table,” Gaub said.

Siblings Andrew and Sarah Kelly are Gaub’s students at school and at Schack. They are among the youngest teen night participants, but some of the most enthusiastic.

“I would recommend teen night to any kid because you get to meet so many interesting people who have similar interests,” said Sarah, 13. “The adult artists have great ideas for projects. They just want you to improve on your art skills and have fun.”

Among their favorite teen-night projects this year have been the Christmas card that Andrew, 12, made for their mother and the Christmas tree ornaments Sarah made from folded pages of old books.

Schack Art Center’s final, free Open Studio Nights for Teens are 6 to 8 p.m. April 17 and May 15, at the center, 2921 Hoyt Ave. Everett.

On April 17, students also can make an Easter egg design project with artist Anna Mastronardi Novak and other hands-on projects with Celeste Douville and Tinnel Hillis.

The event coincides with the awards ceremony for the Schack’s 2014 Black and White Photography Contest on exhibit on now through April 29 in the Emerging Young Artists Gallery. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, except Easter Sunday, April 20.

Schack Art Center received more than 185 entries for its contest, which was open to all Snohomish County high school students. Judges were photographers Terry Divyak, Mark Dodge and Mary Bess Johnson.

The grand prize went to Kainalu Ramos, a junior at Henry M. Jackson High School, for his entry “Fathomless.”

Gale Fiege: 425-339-3427; gfiege@heraldnet.com.

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