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Let the artist in you shine!

Thank you for considering the Shemer Art Center for your art class interests! We are pleased to share with you our Class Schedule for adults ages 18+!

Please be sure to read our registration policy prior to registering for a class.

BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE POTTERY with Alan Jones

If you have ever wanted to learn how to work with clay, this is the class for you.

Beginning Students
The foundation of any successful thrower is mastering the basics. This introduction to throwing on the wheel will cover centering, bowls, plates, and cylinders. These are the techniques that every potter must learn in order to be skillful and successful. Students will work together in a hands-on environment covering these methods as well as basic history and scientific principles of clay and the wheel.

Intermediate Students
With the basics of throwing under your belt Intermediate students will be encouraged to push their boundaries. A focus on being able to throw more complicated forms such as amphora, sectionals, chargers, and teapots; as well as general sizes and shapes that may lie outside the student’s comfort zone. Pushing these boundaries will help build upon the skills of the potter and increase confidence to pursue more ambitious projects.

Open to all levels

Mondays | 9:30am- 12:30pm | July 8 – August 26, 2024 | 8 sessions | $300, plus $15 studio fee (required), $20+ for clay (if purchased through Shemer)


  •  July 8, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  July 15, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  July 22, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  July 29, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 5, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 12, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 19, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 26, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED POTTERY with Alan Jones

Intermediate Students
With the basics of throwing under your belt Intermediate students will be encouraged to push their boundaries. A focus on being able to throw more complicated forms such as amphora, sectionals, chargers, and teapots; as well as general sizes and shapes that may lie outside the student’s comfort zone. Pushing these boundaries will help build upon the skills of the potter and increase confidence to pursue more ambitious projects.

Advanced Students

Students on the advanced track will be encouraged to work on finding and expanding their artistic voice; the things that make their pottery unique and personal. In this class students will be encouraged to explore and expand their body of work, pushing boundaries, and continuing to learn additional techniques. Students will work one-on-one with the instructor to establish personal goals and milestones related to their pottery and work as an artist.

Mondays | 1pm-4pm | July 8 – August 26, 2024, 2024 | 8 sessions  | $300, plus Materials fee: $15 studio fee (required) and $20 clay (optional)


  •  July 8, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  July 15, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  July 22, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  July 29, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 5, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 12, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 19, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 26, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

DRAWING BASICS with Elliott Everson

Everyone can learn to draw and this class will get you started.

Drawing requires learning how to observe correctly and record what you see.

Students will learn the essentials of proportion, line, shading, perspective and composition, and use basic drawing techniques to create realistic pencil drawings of still life, landscapes and more, with natural and man made textures and subjects.

Learning to draw accurately will provide you with an excellent foundation for additional drawing, colored pencil, painting and other art classes. Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces. Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Have fun!

All Levels

Tuesdays  |  9:30am – 12:30 pm  | July 9 – August 27, 2024 | No class July 30 |  7 Sessions   |   $265


  •  July 9, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 13, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 20, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 27, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  July 16, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  July 23, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 6, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING with Sue Hunter

In this class students will learn the loose processes and unique effects achieved by using palette knives instead of brushes. Participants will be amazed by the incredible abstract or representational work they are able to create using these unexpected tools.

In this class students will be using flat palette knives, joint knives and other tools.Paintings can be all acrylic or acrylic underpainting and finished with oil paints.

The instructor, Sue Hunter, will demonstrate how to prepare a wood cradle board using gesso and muslin and demonstrate how to select subject and apply paint with knives. Join us to learn how these unique tools can be used to create new exciting works of art.

Open to all levels.

Tuesdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 am  | July 9 – July 30, 2024  | 4 Sessions  |  $150


  •  July 9, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  July 16, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  July 23, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  July 30, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES  with Elliott Everson

In this class students will learn the basic techniques of colored pencil drawing.

Instruction will include different pencil strokes, blending, layering colors, and burnishing, as well as the use of other tools and materials.

Use colored pencils to achieve realistic color and texture in your drawing of your subject be it animal, plant, landscape, shiny or rusty cars, or a glass vase of flowers!  Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces.

Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Have fun!

All Levels

Tuesdays  |  1:00 – 4:00 pm  | July 9 – August 27, 2024 | No class July 30 |  7 Sessions   |   $265


  •  July 9, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  July 16, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  July 23, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 6, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 13, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 20, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 27, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Studio Painting with Sue Hunter

Learn to develop and clarify your painting style while expanding your technical skills in this studio class.
Sue will tailor discussions and demonstrations to the developing needs of each student-artist. As the class progresses, students will have the opportunity to learn ways of adding other media to their paintings.

 

 

Prerequisite: Previous painting experience. Bring a blank canvas or a work in progress, images, reference materials, or a sample of finished work, and painting supplies you currently use to the first class; suggestions for additional materials will be discussed at that time.  All media welcome.

Wednesdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 am  | July 10 – July 31, 2024 | 4 Sessions  |  $150


  •  July 10, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  July 17, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  July 24, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  July 31, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

ADVANCED COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES with Elliott Everson

Join us to further your learning about the variety of uses and techniques of colored pencil drawing including different pencil strokes, blending, layering colors, burnishing, as well as other tools and materials.

Use colored pencils to achieve realistic colors and textures to create drawings of man made or natural subjects, animals, plants, landscapes, shiny or rusty cars, or a glass vase of flowers. Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces. Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Have fun!   Basic experience required.

* this class is available for both virtual and in person students

Wednesdays  |  9:30am – 12:30 pm  | July 10 – August 28, 2024 | No class July 31 |  7 Sessions   |   $265


  •  July 10, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  July 17, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  July 24, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 7, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 14, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 21, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 28, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

PRINTMAKING with Larry Nisula

In this class, students will learn the basics of silkscreen printing. The methods of using photo emulsion and cut stencils to create unique and exciting prints will be explored. Students will move on to discover how to work with brushed on color, as well as the process behind color registration.

Larry will demonstrate techniques as the class progresses, and students will have the opportunity to learn the process of creating intaglio prints, woodcut prints, and linoleum prints. Common techniques include using both drypoint and the etching of copper plates. When printing their plates, students will use etching presses. Note: These printmaking processes involve chemicals and harsh solvents. The instructor will take time to explain proper safety measures. Etching of plates will be done off campus.

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Wednesdays,  July 10 – July 31, 2024  | 1:00 – 4:00 pm | 4 sessions  |  $150, plus $35 materials fee


  •  July 10, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  July 17, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  July 24, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  July 31, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

JEWELRY MAKING: Silver Casting, Fabrication, and Enameling with Larry Nisula

Jewelry Making for Teens & Adults, perfect for parents who want to take a class with their children!  This class is all about introducing students to basic and fundamental techniques and tools used to create unique jewelry and metal-smithed objects. Topics covered include fabrication and casting in silver, silver soldering a banded ring, and working in the lost wax method.  Advanced techniques include sand and cuttlebone casting, as well as enameling. Students will have the opportunity to create several jewelry pieces including, rings, pendants and earrings.

Age: 13+

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Wednesdays, July 10 – July 31, 2024  | 4:30 – 6:30 pm | 4 sessions | $100, plus $35 materials fee


  •  July 10, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  •  July 17, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  •  July 24, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  •  July 31, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

STUDIO PAINTING with Sue Hunter

In this class students are able to work in pastel, watercolor, oil or acrylic paint. Throughout this studio class they will learn to develop and clarify their painting style while expanding their technical skills.

Sue will tailor discussions and demonstrations to the developing needs of each student artist. As the class progresses, students will have the opportunity to learn ways of adding other media to their paintings if desired.

Prerequisite: Previous painting experience. Bring a blank canvas or a work in progress, images, reference materials, or a sample of finished work, and painting supplies you currently use to the first class; suggestions for additional materials will be discussed at that time.

Thursdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 am  | July 11 – August 1, 2024  | 4 Sessions  |  $150


  •  July 11, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  July 18, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  July 25, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 1, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

WATERCOLOR BASICS with John Erwin

Watercolor can be elusive and challenging.  John Erwin instructs in a way that creates successful paintings.
In this class you will learn the basics of color and design to create well balanced paintings.John will instruct on how to start and complete a painting.

Each week you will build techniques and skills to guide you into more complex, finished paintings.

For beginning watercolor students

Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm  |  July 16 – August 27, 2024 | No Class August 20 |  6 sessions   |  $225


  •  July 16, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  July 23, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  July 30, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 6, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 13, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 27, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

HYBRID CLASS: Exploring Handbuilding with Danielle Wood *

In this class students will have the opportunity to explore handbuilding in a variety of techniques. Handbuilding methods that will be explored are coiling, pinch pots, slab work, pillow forms, press molded forms, drape molds, and many more. The students will also learn about glazing their work and highlighting the forms they create with the glazes that they choose. In this class, testing glazes and exploring color will also be encouraged. Students will have the opportunity to explore Cone 5/6 glazes, underglazes, lusters, decals, marbling, and some Nerikomi. Projects will be suggested, and some students may have projects in mind that is also encouraged. Bring your creativity and this is a great opportunity to explore sculptural textured forms in clay.

Skill Level: Some Ceramic Experience Encouraged

* This class is available for both virtual and in-person students!

Tuesdays  |  1 – 4 pm  |  July 16 – August 27, 2024 | 7 sessions   |  $265 +  $15 studio fee (required) + clay fee if purchased through Shemer

 


  •  July 16, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  July 23, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  July 30, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 6, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 13, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 20, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 27, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES with John Erwin

Watercolor can be elusive and challenging, even to those that have worked in the medium before.  John Erwin instructs in a way that helps experienced watercolor students create more successful paintings than ever before.

In this class students will learn more about composition, value, color mixing and design. John will instruct on how to start and complete a painting using the elements and principles of watercolor.  Each week you will build techniques and skills like wet into wet, negative painting and dry painting to guide you into more complex, finished paintings.

For intermediate/advanced watercolor students

Tuesdays  1:00 pm – 4:00 p.m.  | July 16 – August 27, 2024 | No Class August 20 |  6 sessions   |  $225


  •  July 16, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  July 23, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  July 30, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 6, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 13, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 27, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

HYBRID CLASS: Handbuilding Techniques with Danielle Wood *

In this class students will have the opportunity to explore handbuilding in a variety of techniques. Handbuilding methods that will be explored are coiling, pinch pots, slab work, pillow forms, press molded forms, drape molds, and many more. The students will also learn about glazing their work and highlighting the forms they create with the glazes that they choose. In this class, testing glazes and exploring color will also be encouraged. Students will have the opportunity to explore Cone 5/6 glazes, underglazes, lusters, decals, marbling, and some Nerikomi. Projects will be suggested, and some students may have projects in mind that is also encouraged. Bring your creativity and this is a great opportunity to explore sculptural textured forms in clay.

Skill Level: Some Ceramic Experience Encouraged

* This class is available for both virtual and in-person students!

Fridays  |  9:30 – 12:30 pm  |  July 19 – August 30, 2024 | 7 sessions   |  $265 +  $15 studio fee (required) + clay fee if purchased through Shemer

 


  •  July 19, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  July 26, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 2, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 9, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 16, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 23, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 30, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

ABSTRACT PAINTING with Bela Fidel

In this four-week class students will learn the most important principles of painting: Design, Value, Color, Line and ancillary elements that give life to an abstract painting.

Painting in the abstract style requires a reliance on innermost vision, authenticity and feeling.Yes, this also applies to Representational painting but the latter offers an exterior image on which to base a vision. Painting Abstract makes artists delve into the recesses of their souls for a truthful and authentic depiction in shapes, values, color, mark-making, etc.

This class will address the technical aspects as well as the personal/feeling resources students go to when creating from the inside out. Join this rewarding adventure and acquire solid and important technical information as well as discover how to play and transform it into a personal, authentic voice.  During this class students will also learn how to create a concertina sketchbook and learn about the role of a sketchbook in the development of art. In addition, students will learn how to make their own mark-making brushes and how to incorporate mark-making into abstract paintings. This course is comprehensive and will guide students’ artistic and technical development in a friendly and creative atmosphere.

Beginners are welcome

Fridays | 1 pm – 4 pm  | August 2 – August 30, 2024 | 5 Sessions | $190 + $20 materials fee


  •  August 2, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 9, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 16, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 23, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 30, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

LANDSCAPE PAINTING with Sue Hunter

Using line, shapes and values to design exciting landscapes. Learn to limit your brushstrokes for a painterly look. Students will learn to use harmonizing colors, to mix colors, edit picture before painting, solve problems and simplify their paintings.

We will paint trees, rocks, mountains, clouds, skies and water and anything else students desire. All mediums included. A suggested supply list will be sent but bring what you have.

Open to all levels.

Tuesdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 am  | August 6 – August 27, 2024  | 4 Sessions  |  $150


  •  August 6, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 13, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 20, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 27, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Intermediate Wheel Throwing with Stephen Bunyard

Let’s make better pots! This class is aimed at advancing student’s throwing skills. Students will focus on making the most of their clay with efficient throwing techniques, and then move on to more advanced forms. Classes will focus on the fine details that define a body of work, with an emphasis on aspects of alteration and decoration. Students will learn more about glazing and how choices are made when forming can enhance the glazing. They will also have the opportunity to learn about the importance of documenting artwork and get a chance to photograph finished works. Most importantly, everyone will have a fun time being creative!

Stephen Bunyard is an experienced potter making wheel thrown work in porcelain. Best known for his illustrated work and sake sets, he puts the fun in the fundamentals. He loves sharing his experiences in clay and mentoring other potters.

Tuesdays  | August 6 – September 10, 2024 |  6 pm – 9 pm | 6 sessions | $225 plus $15 studio fee (required), $20+ for clay (if purchased through Shemer)

 


  •  August 6, 2024
     6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  •  August 13, 2024
     6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  •  August 20, 2024
     6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  •  August 27, 2024
     6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  •  September 3, 2024
     6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  •  September 10, 2024
     6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Studio Painting with Sue Hunter

Learn to develop and clarify your painting style while expanding your technical skills in this studio class.
Sue will tailor discussions and demonstrations to the developing needs of each student-artist. As the class progresses, students will have the opportunity to learn ways of adding other media to their paintings.

 

 

Prerequisite: Previous painting experience. Bring a blank canvas or a work in progress, images, reference materials, or a sample of finished work, and painting supplies you currently use to the first class; suggestions for additional materials will be discussed at that time.  All media welcome.

Wednesdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 am  | August 7 – August 28, 2024 | 4 Sessions  |  $150


  •  August 7, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 14, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 21, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 28, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

DRAWING REALISTIC PORTRAITS with Ludmila Demich

The focus of this class will be learning how to draw a portrait. Students will be introduced to and familiarized with concepts like: composition, structural approach, proportions of the head and position of the head. As well as building value, light and shadow and defining features of the face.

Everything a student needs to know about drawing a realistic portrait will be covered. Students will surprise friends, and themselves with excellent results!
This class is for all levels.

Wednesdays, August 7 – August 28, 2024 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm  | 4 Sessions  |  $150


  •  August 7, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 14, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 21, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 28, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

PRINTMAKING with Larry Nisula

In this class, students will learn the basics of silkscreen printing. The methods of using photo emulsion and cut stencils to create unique and exciting prints will be explored. Students will move on to discover how to work with brushed on color, as well as the process behind color registration.

Larry will demonstrate techniques as the class progresses, and students will have the opportunity to learn the process of creating intaglio prints, woodcut prints, and linoleum prints. Common techniques include using both drypoint and the etching of copper plates. When printing their plates, students will use etching presses. Note: These printmaking processes involve chemicals and harsh solvents. The instructor will take time to explain proper safety measures. Etching of plates will be done off campus.

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Wednesdays,  August 7 – August 28, 2024  | 1:00 – 4:00 pm | 4 sessions  |  $150, plus $35 materials fee


  •  August 7, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 14, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 21, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 28, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PASTEL AND COLORED PENCIL FUNDAMENTALS with Ludmila Demich

In this class students will learn how to capture vibrancy and luminosity using pastel and colored pencil as a medium. Students will have the opportunity to use what they already have at home: pastel, pastel pencils or color pencils, but with a new look. Friends will be shocked with the result and what can be done with these mediums.
Students will participate in exercises that strengthen their skills. Through demonstrations and discussions, students will learn formal components including composition, perspective and color while also exploring experimental techniques. The instructor will then work one-on-one with students as they develop their own personal narratives and concepts through independent projects. No previous experience is required.

The course will be taught for dry pastel materials; no oil pastels please.

A list of supplies will be available prior to the class.

Wednesdays  |  1- 4 pm  | August 7 – August 28, 2024 |  4 Sessions  |  $150


  •  August 7, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 14, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 21, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 28, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

JEWELRY MAKING: Silver Casting, Fabrication, and Enameling with Larry Nisula

Jewelry Making for Teens & Adults, perfect for parents who want to take a class with their children!  This class is all about introducing students to basic and fundamental techniques and tools used to create unique jewelry and metal-smithed objects. Topics covered include fabrication and casting in silver, silver soldering a banded ring, and working in the lost wax method.  Advanced techniques include sand and cuttlebone casting, as well as enameling. Students will have the opportunity to create several jewelry pieces including, rings, pendants and earrings.

Age: 13+

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Wednesdays, August 7 – August 28, 2024  | 4:30 – 6:30 pm | 4 sessions | $100, plus $35 materials fee


  •  August 7, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  •  August 14, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  •  August 21, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  •  August 28, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

STUDIO PAINTING with Sue Hunter

In this class students are able to work in pastel, watercolor, oil or acrylic paint. Throughout this studio class they will learn to develop and clarify their painting style while expanding their technical skills.

Sue will tailor discussions and demonstrations to the developing needs of each student artist. As the class progresses, students will have the opportunity to learn ways of adding other media to their paintings if desired.

Prerequisite: Previous painting experience. Bring a blank canvas or a work in progress, images, reference materials, or a sample of finished work, and painting supplies you currently use to the first class; suggestions for additional materials will be discussed at that time.

Thursdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 am  | August 8 – August 29, 2024  | 4 Sessions  |  $150


  •  August 8, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 15, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 22, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 29, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE TECHNIQUES with Ludmila Demich

This class will encourage students who have been working in collage to further explore the potential of the medium, by introducing mixed media. Materials used in this class will include watercolor,  acrylic paints, acrylic ink, and a brayer. Students will learn to create their own customized collage paper, unlike anything available in a shop, ideal for their individual collage projects.
Techniques taught will include using molding paste with stencils and encasing natural materials between layers of rice paper to create texture in collages.
Learn even more about the versatility of acrylic mediums and how to combine them with other suitable materials to have a WOW effect. This is the perfect course for students who have been working in paper collage and are looking to continue expanding their knowledge and art practice.

A list of supplies will be available prior to the class.

Thursdays  |  9:30 – 12:30 pm  | August 8 – August 29, 2024 |  4 Sessions  |  $150


  •  August 8, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 15, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 22, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  August 29, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Paper Collage with Ludmila Demich

Creating works of art through collage is an exciting process with endless possibilities for creativity and innovation. In this class students will learn about collage and create their own unique works of art using the collage process. This class is perfect for artists looking to reinvigorate their creative practice and play with new imagery and compositions.
Students will explore using the principals of design to compose works of art that combine a diverse pallet of images including objective and non objective parts into fresh ideas and images. In this class you will have the opportunity to use a variety of materials, including rice paper, cut outs from magazines, prints, photographs, stained paper, found paper, and fibers. Students will learn how to combine all these different materials, forms, images and textures to create something new.
Join us and learn to approach collage in original and refreshing ways.

Thursdays, August 8 – August 29, 2024 | 1:00 -4:00 pm  | 4 Sessions  |  $150


  •  August 8, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 15, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 22, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  August 29, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Human and Animal Figures as Containers with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

This class will explore creating human and animal figures in clay that are also containers. Using handbuilding and modeling techniques, you could turn your favorite animal into a teapot. A human head could become a drinking cup or a torso could be formed into a flower vase. Surface decoration techniques will include using underglazes on wet and bisque fired clay to create pattern and color along with cone five glazes.

Prerequisite:  Beginning level class in handbuilding

Thursdays, August 29 – October 17, 2024 |1:00 – 4:00 pm | 8 sessions  |  $300, plus $15 studio fee (required), $20+ for clay (if purchased through Shemer)


  •  August 29, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 5, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 12, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 19, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 26, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 3, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 10, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 17, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE POTTERY with Alan Jones

If you have ever wanted to learn how to work with clay, this is the class for you.

Beginning Students
The foundation of any successful thrower is mastering the basics. This introduction to throwing on the wheel will cover centering, bowls, plates, and cylinders. These are the techniques that every potter must learn in order to be skillful and successful. Students will work together in a hands-on environment covering these methods as well as basic history and scientific principles of clay and the wheel.

Intermediate Students
With the basics of throwing under your belt Intermediate students will be encouraged to push their boundaries. A focus on being able to throw more complicated forms such as amphora, sectionals, chargers, and teapots; as well as general sizes and shapes that may lie outside the student’s comfort zone. Pushing these boundaries will help build upon the skills of the potter and increase confidence to pursue more ambitious projects.

Open to all levels

Mondays | 9:30am- 12:30pm | September 2 – October 21, 2024 | 8 sessions | $300, plus $15 studio fee (required), $20+ for clay (if purchased through Shemer)


  •  September 2, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 9, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 16, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 23, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 30, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 7, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 14, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 21, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED POTTERY with Alan Jones

Intermediate Students
With the basics of throwing under your belt Intermediate students will be encouraged to push their boundaries. A focus on being able to throw more complicated forms such as amphora, sectionals, chargers, and teapots; as well as general sizes and shapes that may lie outside the student’s comfort zone. Pushing these boundaries will help build upon the skills of the potter and increase confidence to pursue more ambitious projects.

Advanced Students

Students on the advanced track will be encouraged to work on finding and expanding their artistic voice; the things that make their pottery unique and personal. In this class students will be encouraged to explore and expand their body of work, pushing boundaries, and continuing to learn additional techniques. Students will work one-on-one with the instructor to establish personal goals and milestones related to their pottery and work as an artist.

Mondays | 1pm-4pm | September 2 – October 21, 2024 | 8 sessions  | $300, plus Materials fee: $15 studio fee (required) and $20 clay (optional)


  •  September 2, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 9, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 16, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 23, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 30, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 7, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 14, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 21, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

DRAWING BASICS with Elliott Everson

Everyone can learn to draw and this class will get you started.

Drawing requires learning how to observe correctly and record what you see.

Students will learn the essentials of proportion, line, shading, perspective and composition, and use basic drawing techniques to create realistic pencil drawings of still life, landscapes and more, with natural and man made textures and subjects.

Learning to draw accurately will provide you with an excellent foundation for additional drawing, colored pencil, painting and other art classes. Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces. Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Have fun!

All Levels

Tuesdays  |  9:30am – 12:30 pm  | September 3 – October 22, 2024 | No class September 10 & October 1 | 6 Sessions   |   $225


  •  September 3, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 17, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 24, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 8, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 15, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 22, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING with Sue Hunter

In this class students will learn the loose processes and unique effects achieved by using palette knives instead of brushes. Participants will be amazed by the incredible abstract or representational work they are able to create using these unexpected tools.

In this class students will be using flat palette knives, joint knives and other tools.Paintings can be all acrylic or acrylic underpainting and finished with oil paints.

The instructor, Sue Hunter, will demonstrate how to prepare a wood cradle board using gesso and muslin and demonstrate how to select subject and apply paint with knives. Join us to learn how these unique tools can be used to create new exciting works of art.

Open to all levels.

Tuesdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 am  | September 3 – October 22, 2024  | 8 Sessions  |  $300


  •  September 3, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 10, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 17, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 24, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 1, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 8, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 15, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 22, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

WATERCOLOR BASICS with John Erwin

Watercolor can be elusive and challenging.  John Erwin instructs in a way that creates successful paintings.
In this class you will learn the basics of color and design to create well balanced paintings.John will instruct on how to start and complete a painting.

Each week you will build techniques and skills to guide you into more complex, finished paintings.

For beginning watercolor students

Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm  |  September 3 – October 22, 2024 | No class October 1 | 7 sessions   |  $265


  •  September 3, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 10, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 17, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 24, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 8, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 15, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 22, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES with John Erwin

Watercolor can be elusive and challenging, even to those that have worked in the medium before.  John Erwin instructs in a way that helps experienced watercolor students create more successful paintings than ever before.

In this class students will learn more about composition, value, color mixing and design. John will instruct on how to start and complete a painting using the elements and principles of watercolor.  Each week you will build techniques and skills like wet into wet, negative painting and dry painting to guide you into more complex, finished paintings.

For intermediate/advanced watercolor students

Tuesdays  1:00 pm – 4:00 p.m.  | September 3 – October 22, 2024 | No class October 1 | 7 sessions   |  $265


  •  September 3, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 10, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 17, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 24, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 8, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 15, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 22, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES  with Elliott Everson

In this class students will learn the basic techniques of colored pencil drawing.

Instruction will include different pencil strokes, blending, layering colors, and burnishing, as well as the use of other tools and materials.

Use colored pencils to achieve realistic color and texture in your drawing of your subject be it animal, plant, landscape, shiny or rusty cars, or a glass vase of flowers!  Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces.

Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Have fun!

All Levels

Tuesdays  |  1:00 – 4:00 pm  |September 3 – October 22, 2024 | No class September 10 & October 1 | 6 Sessions  |   $225


  •  September 3, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 17, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 24, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 8, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 15, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 22, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ADVANCED COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES with Elliott Everson

Join us to further your learning about the variety of uses and techniques of colored pencil drawing including different pencil strokes, blending, layering colors, burnishing, as well as other tools and materials.

Use colored pencils to achieve realistic colors and textures to create drawings of man made or natural subjects, animals, plants, landscapes, shiny or rusty cars, or a glass vase of flowers. Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces. Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Have fun!   Basic experience required.

* this class is available for both virtual and in person students

Wednesdays  |  9:30am – 12:30 pm  | September 4 – October 23, 2024 | No class September 11 & October 2 | 6 Sessions |  $225


  •  September 4, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 18, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 25, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 9, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 16, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 23, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

DRAWING REALISTIC PORTRAITS with Ludmila Demich

The focus of this class will be learning how to draw a portrait. Students will be introduced to and familiarized with concepts like: composition, structural approach, proportions of the head and position of the head. As well as building value, light and shadow and defining features of the face.

Everything a student needs to know about drawing a realistic portrait will be covered. Students will surprise friends, and themselves with excellent results!
This class is for all levels.

Wednesdays, September 4 – October 23, 2024 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm  | 8 Sessions  |  $300


  •  September 4, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 11, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 18, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 25, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 2, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 9, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 16, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 23, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Studio Painting with Sue Hunter

Learn to develop and clarify your painting style while expanding your technical skills in this studio class.
Sue will tailor discussions and demonstrations to the developing needs of each student-artist. As the class progresses, students will have the opportunity to learn ways of adding other media to their paintings.

 

 

Prerequisite: Previous painting experience. Bring a blank canvas or a work in progress, images, reference materials, or a sample of finished work, and painting supplies you currently use to the first class; suggestions for additional materials will be discussed at that time.  All media welcome.

Wednesdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 am  | September 4 – October 23, 2024 | 8 Sessions  |  $300


  •  September 4, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 11, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 18, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 25, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 2, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 9, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 16, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 23, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

PRINTMAKING with Larry Nisula

In this class, students will learn the basics of silkscreen printing. The methods of using photo emulsion and cut stencils to create unique and exciting prints will be explored. Students will move on to discover how to work with brushed on color, as well as the process behind color registration.

Larry will demonstrate techniques as the class progresses, and students will have the opportunity to learn the process of creating intaglio prints, woodcut prints, and linoleum prints. Common techniques include using both drypoint and the etching of copper plates. When printing their plates, students will use etching presses. Note: These printmaking processes involve chemicals and harsh solvents. The instructor will take time to explain proper safety measures. Etching of plates will be done off campus.

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Wednesdays,  September 4 – October 23, 2024  | 1:00 – 4:00 pm | 8 sessions  |  $300, plus $35 materials fee


  •  September 4, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 11, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 18, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 25, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 2, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 9, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 16, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 23, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PASTEL AND COLORED PENCIL FUNDAMENTALS with Ludmila Demich

In this class students will learn how to capture vibrancy and luminosity using pastel and colored pencil as a medium. Students will have the opportunity to use what they already have at home: pastel, pastel pencils or color pencils, but with a new look. Friends will be shocked with the result and what can be done with these mediums.
Students will participate in exercises that strengthen their skills. Through demonstrations and discussions, students will learn formal components including composition, perspective and color while also exploring experimental techniques. The instructor will then work one-on-one with students as they develop their own personal narratives and concepts through independent projects. No previous experience is required.

The course will be taught for dry pastel materials; no oil pastels please.

A list of supplies will be available prior to the class.

Wednesdays,  September 4 – October 23, 2024 | 1 – 4 pm  | 8 Sessions  |  $300


  •  September 4, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 11, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 18, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 25, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 2, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 9, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 16, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 23, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

JEWELRY MAKING: Silver Casting, Fabrication, and Enameling with Larry Nisula

Jewelry Making for Teens & Adults, perfect for parents who want to take a class with their children!  This class is all about introducing students to basic and fundamental techniques and tools used to create unique jewelry and metal-smithed objects. Topics covered include fabrication and casting in silver, silver soldering a banded ring, and working in the lost wax method.  Advanced techniques include sand and cuttlebone casting, as well as enameling. Students will have the opportunity to create several jewelry pieces including, rings, pendants and earrings.

Age: 13+

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Wednesdays, September 4 – October 23, 2024  | 4:30 – 6:30 pm | 8 sessions | $200, plus $35 materials fee


  •  September 4, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  •  October 2, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  •  October 9, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  •  October 16, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  •  October 23, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  •  September 11, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  •  September 18, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  •  September 25, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE TECHNIQUES with Ludmila Demich

This class will encourage students who have been working in collage to further explore the potential of the medium, by introducing mixed media. Materials used in this class will include watercolor,  acrylic paints, acrylic ink, and a brayer. Students will learn to create their own customized collage paper, unlike anything available in a shop, ideal for their individual collage projects.
Techniques taught will include using molding paste with stencils and encasing natural materials between layers of rice paper to create texture in collages.
Learn even more about the versatility of acrylic mediums and how to combine them with other suitable materials to have a WOW effect. This is the perfect course for students who have been working in paper collage and are looking to continue expanding their knowledge and art practice.

A list of supplies will be available prior to the class.

Thursdays  |  9:30 – 12:30 pm  | September 5 – October 24, 2024 |  8 Sessions  |  $300


  •  September 5, 2024 - October 3, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 12, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 19, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 26, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 3, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 10, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 17, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 24, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

STUDIO PAINTING with Sue Hunter

In this class students are able to work in pastel, watercolor, oil or acrylic paint. Throughout this studio class they will learn to develop and clarify their painting style while expanding their technical skills.

Sue will tailor discussions and demonstrations to the developing needs of each student artist. As the class progresses, students will have the opportunity to learn ways of adding other media to their paintings if desired.

Prerequisite: Previous painting experience. Bring a blank canvas or a work in progress, images, reference materials, or a sample of finished work, and painting supplies you currently use to the first class; suggestions for additional materials will be discussed at that time.

Thursdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 am  | September 5 – October 23, 2024  | 8 Sessions  |  $300


  •  September 5, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 12, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 19, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 26, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 3, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 10, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 17, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 24, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Paper Collage with Ludmila Demich

Creating works of art through collage is an exciting process with endless possibilities for creativity and innovation. In this class students will learn about collage and create their own unique works of art using the collage process. This class is perfect for artists looking to reinvigorate their creative practice and play with new imagery and compositions.
Students will explore using the principals of design to compose works of art that combine a diverse pallet of images including objective and non objective parts into fresh ideas and images. In this class you will have the opportunity to use a variety of materials, including rice paper, cut outs from magazines, prints, photographs, stained paper, found paper, and fibers. Students will learn how to combine all these different materials, forms, images and textures to create something new.
Join us and learn to approach collage in original and refreshing ways.

Thursdays, September 5 – October 24, 2024 | 1:00 -4:00 pm  | 8 Sessions  |  $300


  •  September 5, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 12, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 19, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 26, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 3, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 10, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 17, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 24, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

URBAN SKETCHING  with John Erwin

In this class, students will learn the basics of urban sketching, including how to use their photos as sketch materials to create a personal sketchbook.This class will cover perspective, sketching, and design.

Students will also learn how apply color to sketches. There will be an emphasis on landscape and architecture. Students are encouraged to come and have fun turning their photos into lasting sketch memories.

All Levels

Fridays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm | September 6 – October 18, 2024  | No class October 4 | 6 sessions  |  $225

 


  •  September 6, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 13, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 20, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 27, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 11, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 18, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Working in a Series with Bela Fidel

This course will expand students’ knowledge of abstract painting through the process of working in a series. Students will discover their own unique and original voice while building a body of work. This course will define the concept of working in series exploring repetition, experimentation and thematic cohesion. Students will learn about sequential exploration, motifs, themes and techniques for cohesion and consistency. This is the perfect course for students who have been painting in abstract style for any length of time. This course will use both oils and acrylics.

Fridays, September 6 – October 4, 2024|  1 – 4 pm | 5 sessions | $190, plus $15 materials fee


  •  September 6, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 13, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 20, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  September 27, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 4, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

STUDIO PAINTING with Sue Hunter

In this class students are able to work in pastel, watercolor, oil or acrylic paint. Throughout this studio class they will learn to develop and clarify their painting style while expanding their technical skills.

Sue will tailor discussions and demonstrations to the developing needs of each student artist. As the class progresses, students will have the opportunity to learn ways of adding other media to their paintings if desired.

Prerequisite: Previous painting experience. Bring a blank canvas or a work in progress, images, reference materials, or a sample of finished work, and painting supplies you currently use to the first class; suggestions for additional materials will be discussed at that time.

Thursdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 am  | October 31 – December 19, 2024  | No class November 28 | 7 Sessions  |  $265


  •  October 31, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 12, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 19, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  September 26, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 3, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  October 10, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 19, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Color & Composition with Patrice Al-Shatti

This class is for painting students who want to take their skill to the next level. The class will take the confusion out of color and introduce students to the secrets of successful composition, unlocking a whole new experience of satisfying artistic expression. Students will learn time tested ideas through group exploration of artwork across the ages, short studies and exercises, and the creation of personal works of art. The instructor will work one on one with students to apply ideas learned to their personal projects. This is a great foundational class, no matter your medium or style.

Fridays | September 20 – November 8, 2024 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | 8 sessions | $300


  • Class
     September 20, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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     September 27, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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     October 4, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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     October 11, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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     October 18, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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     October 25, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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     November 1, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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     November 8, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Tuesdays 1:00 – 4:00 pm | September 24 – October 15, 2024 | 4 sessions |  $150

Cast shadows can be a dramatic enhancement to liven up an otherwise lackluster scene, though often tricky to paint. A photo of an interesting scene with equally interesting cast shadows will be used for the demo and a photo will be provided for your use – but you are always welcome to paint from your own reference material whenever you wish.

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  •  September 24, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 1, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 8, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  October 15, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

REALISM BASICS IN OILS with Patrice Al-Shatti

In this class students will learn an easy step by step method to achieve luminous realism in oils using a modern variation of the underpainting and glazing techniques used by historic masters. Students will hone their skills at preparing a painting surface, explore several ways to get their image on a panel or canvas, learn about underpaintings and how they make the painting process accessible for anyone, and experience the joy of glazing for depth and vibrancy of color. Glazing in oils is a magical process that brings extraordinary richness to contemporary realistic artwork and students will be amazed by their results. The class is divided into four sequential units where students will build an oil painting from hardboard panel up to a finished masterpiece. Beginning and more advanced oil painters are welcome.

Advanced Track: Students who have learned the basics of underpainting and glazing will explore the impact of burnt umber and pastel under paintings and work on imagery of their own choice. Students will work one on one with the instructor to improve their painting technique, hone their artistic voice, and generate amazing reference photos. Please come to the first session with several images you’d like to work with.

Saturdays | October 12, 2024 | 10 am 2 pm | October 19 & October 26, 2024 | 10 am-3 pm | November 9, 2024 | 10 am- 1 pm | 4 sessions | $215


  •  October 12, 2024
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  •  October 19, 2024
     10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  •  October 26, 2024
     10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  •  November 9, 2024
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm

BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE POTTERY with Alan Jones

If you have ever wanted to learn how to work with clay, this is the class for you.

Beginning Students
The foundation of any successful thrower is mastering the basics. This introduction to throwing on the wheel will cover centering, bowls, plates, and cylinders. These are the techniques that every potter must learn in order to be skillful and successful. Students will work together in a hands-on environment covering these methods as well as basic history and scientific principles of clay and the wheel.

Intermediate Students
With the basics of throwing under your belt Intermediate students will be encouraged to push their boundaries. A focus on being able to throw more complicated forms such as amphora, sectionals, chargers, and teapots; as well as general sizes and shapes that may lie outside the student’s comfort zone. Pushing these boundaries will help build upon the skills of the potter and increase confidence to pursue more ambitious projects.

Open to all levels

Mondays | 9:30am- 12:30pm | October 28 – December 16, 2024 | 8 sessions | $300, plus $15 studio fee (required), $20+ for clay (if purchased through Shemer)


  •  October 28, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 4, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 11, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 18, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 25, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 2, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 9, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 16, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED POTTERY with Alan Jones

Intermediate Students
With the basics of throwing under your belt Intermediate students will be encouraged to push their boundaries. A focus on being able to throw more complicated forms such as amphora, sectionals, chargers, and teapots; as well as general sizes and shapes that may lie outside the student’s comfort zone. Pushing these boundaries will help build upon the skills of the potter and increase confidence to pursue more ambitious projects.

Advanced Students

Students on the advanced track will be encouraged to work on finding and expanding their artistic voice; the things that make their pottery unique and personal. In this class students will be encouraged to explore and expand their body of work, pushing boundaries, and continuing to learn additional techniques. Students will work one-on-one with the instructor to establish personal goals and milestones related to their pottery and work as an artist.

Mondays | 1pm-4pm | October 28 – December 16, 2024 | 8 sessions  | $300, plus Materials fee: $15 studio fee (required) and $20 clay (optional)


  •  October 28, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 4, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 11, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 18, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 25, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  December 2, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  December 9, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  December 16, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING with Sue Hunter

In this class students will learn the loose processes and unique effects achieved by using palette knives instead of brushes. Participants will be amazed by the incredible abstract or representational work they are able to create using these unexpected tools.

In this class students will be using flat palette knives, joint knives and other tools.Paintings can be all acrylic or acrylic underpainting and finished with oil paints.

The instructor, Sue Hunter, will demonstrate how to prepare a wood cradle board using gesso and muslin and demonstrate how to select subject and apply paint with knives. Join us to learn how these unique tools can be used to create new exciting works of art.

Open to all levels.

Tuesdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 am  | October 29 – December 17, 2024  | 8 Sessions  |  $300


  •  October 29, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 5, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 12, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 19, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 26, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 3, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 10, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 17, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

DRAWING BASICS with Elliott Everson

Everyone can learn to draw and this class will get you started.

Drawing requires learning how to observe correctly and record what you see.

Students will learn the essentials of proportion, line, shading, perspective and composition, and use basic drawing techniques to create realistic pencil drawings of still life, landscapes and more, with natural and man made textures and subjects.

Learning to draw accurately will provide you with an excellent foundation for additional drawing, colored pencil, painting and other art classes. Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces. Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Have fun!

All Levels

Tuesdays  |  9:30am – 12:30 pm  | October 29 – December 17, 2024 | 8 Sessions   |   $300


  •  October 29, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 5, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 12, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 19, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 26, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 3, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 10, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 17, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES  with Elliott Everson

In this class students will learn the basic techniques of colored pencil drawing.

Instruction will include different pencil strokes, blending, layering colors, and burnishing, as well as the use of other tools and materials.

Use colored pencils to achieve realistic color and texture in your drawing of your subject be it animal, plant, landscape, shiny or rusty cars, or a glass vase of flowers!  Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces.

Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Have fun!

All Levels

Tuesdays  |  1:00 – 4:00 pm  | October 29 – December 17, 2024 | 8 Sessions   |   $300


  •  October 29, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 5, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 12, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 19, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 26, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  December 3, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  December 10, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  December 17, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

DRAWING REALISTIC PORTRAITS with Ludmila Demich

The focus of this class will be learning how to draw a portrait. Students will be introduced to and familiarized with concepts like: composition, structural approach, proportions of the head and position of the head. As well as building value, light and shadow and defining features of the face.

Everything a student needs to know about drawing a realistic portrait will be covered. Students will surprise friends, and themselves with excellent results!
This class is for all levels.

Wednesdays, October 30 – December 18, 2024 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm  | 8 Sessions  |  $300


  •  October 30, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 6, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 13, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 20, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 27, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 4, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 11, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 18, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

ADVANCED COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES with Elliott Everson

Join us to further your learning about the variety of uses and techniques of colored pencil drawing including different pencil strokes, blending, layering colors, burnishing, as well as other tools and materials.

Use colored pencils to achieve realistic colors and textures to create drawings of man made or natural subjects, animals, plants, landscapes, shiny or rusty cars, or a glass vase of flowers. Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces. Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Have fun!   Basic experience required.

* this class is available for both virtual and in person students

Wednesdays  |  9:30am – 12:30 pm  | October 30 – December 18, 2024 | 8 Sessions   |   $300


  •  October 30, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 6, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 13, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 20, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 27, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 4, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 11, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 18, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Studio Painting with Sue Hunter

Learn to develop and clarify your painting style while expanding your technical skills in this studio class.
Sue will tailor discussions and demonstrations to the developing needs of each student-artist. As the class progresses, students will have the opportunity to learn ways of adding other media to their paintings.

 

 

Prerequisite: Previous painting experience. Bring a blank canvas or a work in progress, images, reference materials, or a sample of finished work, and painting supplies you currently use to the first class; suggestions for additional materials will be discussed at that time.  All media welcome.

Wednesdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 am  | October 30 – December 18, 2024 | 8 Sessions  |  $300


  •  October 30, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 6, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 13, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 20, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 27, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 4, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 11, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 18, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

PRINTMAKING with Larry Nisula

In this class, students will learn the basics of silkscreen printing. The methods of using photo emulsion and cut stencils to create unique and exciting prints will be explored. Students will move on to discover how to work with brushed on color, as well as the process behind color registration.

Larry will demonstrate techniques as the class progresses, and students will have the opportunity to learn the process of creating intaglio prints, woodcut prints, and linoleum prints. Common techniques include using both drypoint and the etching of copper plates. When printing their plates, students will use etching presses. Note: These printmaking processes involve chemicals and harsh solvents. The instructor will take time to explain proper safety measures. Etching of plates will be done off campus.

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Wednesdays,  October 30 – December 18, 2024  | 1:00 – 4:00 pm | 8 sessions  |  $300, plus $35 materials fee


  •  October 30, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 6, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 13, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 20, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 27, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  December 4, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  December 11, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  December 18, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PASTEL AND COLORED PENCIL FUNDAMENTALS with Ludmila Demich

In this class students will learn how to capture vibrancy and luminosity using pastel and colored pencil as a medium. Students will have the opportunity to use what they already have at home: pastel, pastel pencils or color pencils, but with a new look. Friends will be shocked with the result and what can be done with these mediums.
Students will participate in exercises that strengthen their skills. Through demonstrations and discussions, students will learn formal components including composition, perspective and color while also exploring experimental techniques. The instructor will then work one-on-one with students as they develop their own personal narratives and concepts through independent projects. No previous experience is required.

The course will be taught for dry pastel materials; no oil pastels please.

A list of supplies will be available prior to the class.

Wednesdays,  October 30 – December 18, 2024 | 1 – 4 pm  | 8 Sessions  |  $300


  •  October 30, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 6, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 13, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 20, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 27, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  December 4, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  December 11, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  December 18, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

JEWELRY MAKING: Silver Casting, Fabrication, and Enameling with Larry Nisula

Jewelry Making for Teens & Adults, perfect for parents who want to take a class with their children!  This class is all about introducing students to basic and fundamental techniques and tools used to create unique jewelry and metal-smithed objects. Topics covered include fabrication and casting in silver, silver soldering a banded ring, and working in the lost wax method.  Advanced techniques include sand and cuttlebone casting, as well as enameling. Students will have the opportunity to create several jewelry pieces including, rings, pendants and earrings.

Age: 13+

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Wednesdays, October 30 – December 18, 2024  | 4:30 – 6:30 pm | 8 sessions | $200, plus $35 materials fee


  •  October 30, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  •  November 6, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  •  November 13, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  •  November 20, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  •  November 27, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  •  December 4, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  •  December 11, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  •  December 18, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE TECHNIQUES with Ludmila Demich

This class will encourage students who have been working in collage to further explore the potential of the medium, by introducing mixed media. Materials used in this class will include watercolor,  acrylic paints, acrylic ink, and a brayer. Students will learn to create their own customized collage paper, unlike anything available in a shop, ideal for their individual collage projects.
Techniques taught will include using molding paste with stencils and encasing natural materials between layers of rice paper to create texture in collages.
Learn even more about the versatility of acrylic mediums and how to combine them with other suitable materials to have a WOW effect. This is the perfect course for students who have been working in paper collage and are looking to continue expanding their knowledge and art practice.

A list of supplies will be available prior to the class.

Thursdays  |  9:30 – 12:30 pm  | October 31 – December 19, 2024 |  8 Sessions  |  $300


  •  October 31, 2024 - November 28, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 7, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 14, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 21, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 28, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 5, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 12, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 19, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Paper Collage with Ludmila Demich

Creating works of art through collage is an exciting process with endless possibilities for creativity and innovation. In this class students will learn about collage and create their own unique works of art using the collage process. This class is perfect for artists looking to reinvigorate their creative practice and play with new imagery and compositions.
Students will explore using the principals of design to compose works of art that combine a diverse pallet of images including objective and non objective parts into fresh ideas and images. In this class you will have the opportunity to use a variety of materials, including rice paper, cut outs from magazines, prints, photographs, stained paper, found paper, and fibers. Students will learn how to combine all these different materials, forms, images and textures to create something new.
Join us and learn to approach collage in original and refreshing ways.

Thursdays, October 31 – December 19, 2024 | 1:00 -4:00 pm  | 8 Sessions  |  $300


  •  October 31, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 7, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 14, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 21, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 28, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  December 5, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  December 12, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  December 19, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

URBAN SKETCHING  with John Erwin

In this class, students will learn the basics of urban sketching, including how to use their photos as sketch materials to create a personal sketchbook.This class will cover perspective, sketching, and design.

Students will also learn how apply color to sketches. There will be an emphasis on landscape and architecture. Students are encouraged to come and have fun turning their photos into lasting sketch memories.

All Levels

Fridays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm | November 1 – December 6, 2024  | No class November 29 | 5 sessions  |  $190

 


  •  November 1, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 8, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 15, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  November 22, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  •  December 6, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

ABSTRACT PAINTING with Bela Fidel

In this four-week class students will learn the most important principles of painting: Design, Value, Color, Line and ancillary elements that give life to an abstract painting.

Painting in the abstract style requires a reliance on innermost vision, authenticity and feeling.Yes, this also applies to Representational painting but the latter offers an exterior image on which to base a vision. Painting Abstract makes artists delve into the recesses of their souls for a truthful and authentic depiction in shapes, values, color, mark-making, etc.

This class will address the technical aspects as well as the personal/feeling resources students go to when creating from the inside out. Join this rewarding adventure and acquire solid and important technical information as well as discover how to play and transform it into a personal, authentic voice.  During this class students will also learn how to create a concertina sketchbook and learn about the role of a sketchbook in the development of art. In addition, students will learn how to make their own mark-making brushes and how to incorporate mark-making into abstract paintings. This course is comprehensive and will guide students’ artistic and technical development in a friendly and creative atmosphere.

Beginners are welcome

Fridays | 1 pm – 4 pm  | November 8 – December 13, 2024 | 6 Sessions | $225 + $20 materials fee


  •  November 8, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 15, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 22, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  November 29, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  December 6, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  •  December 13, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Color & Composition with Patrice Al-Shatti

This class is for painting students who want to take their skill to the next level. The class will take the confusion out of color and introduce students to the secrets of successful composition, unlocking a whole new experience of satisfying artistic expression. Students will learn time tested ideas through group exploration of artwork across the ages, short studies and exercises, and the creation of personal works of art. The instructor will work one on one with students to apply ideas learned to their personal projects. This is a great foundational class, no matter your medium or style.

Fridays | November 15 – December 20, 2024 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | 6 sessions | $225


  • Class
     November 15, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Class
     November 22, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Class
     November 29, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Class
     December 6, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Class
     December 13, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Class
     December 20, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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