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Thank you for your interest in our workshops

Below please find a list of our upcoming workshops, scheduled for adults, ages 18+ unless otherwise indicated.

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

Copper Patination with Joey Melinda Morgan

Science and art become one in this workshop where students will receive a hands-on experience creating patina copper.  Students will explore different methods of patination using household cleaning products, a butane torch, cooked eggs, a combination of chemicals and heat, and Sculpt Nouveau (a pre-mixed patina stain). 

Each method has its own unique artistic appeal and end result.  All the processes are safe and can be easily recreated in a home environment, in fact students will be given written, easy-to-follow ‘how-to at home’ instructions for each method.  The creative possibilities from this colorful workshop are endless ‘when chemistry becomes ART!’  So be sure to sign up today!

All levels welcome and all supplies will be provided. 

Saturday | July 13, 2024 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | $75 + $20 materials fee due to instructor


  •  July 13, 2024
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Acrylic Pour with Bela Fidel

In this workshop, students will learn that acrylic is a versatile medium which lends itself to surprising effects. Acrylic Pour and the various techniques used with this medium are conducive to creating exciting, beautiful surprises. There will be a focus on the “dirty pour” technique which allows for tons of fun and happy accidents! Come have fun!

All Levels Encouraged

Friday, July 19, 2024 |  1 – 4 pm | $75, plus $30 materials fee


  •  July 19, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

WINE & WATERCOLOR with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin and you’ll be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours! You’ll enjoy the comfortable atmosphere of this light-hearted class and you’ll leave with at least one beautiful, completed painting!

This is a continuous class and each month you will be introduced to the techniques of watercolor painting.  You’ll learn the basics as well as some advanced techniques as you continue attending this fun-filled event.  All supplies will be provided. Only a willingness to try something new is required!

Appetizers and beverages will be provided.  Space is limited so reserve your spot now for this month’s Wine & Watercolor class at the Shemer Art Center!

All Levels
Thursday, July 25, 2024 | 6:00-8:00 pm  | 1 session

$40 per person


  •  July 25, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

BF-54-24 Explore Texture! with Bela Fidel

Dive into the realm of tactile artistry in this immersive course. Explore the possibilities of compounds, pastes, collages, art- and non-art – materials. Throughout this course, students will embark on a journey that transcends conventional artistic boundaries. Engage in hands-on exploration, sculpting both smooth and sculptural forms, weaving together a tapestry of sensory experiences without limits. Students will have the opportunity to harness their creativity, through experimentation with diverse mediums, and crafting unique compositions that stimulate not just sight, but touch, and imagination. Let your creations speak volumes through their tactile richness and artistic depth, enroll now and redefine the boundaries of artistic expression!

All Levels Encouraged

Friday, July 26, 2024|  1 – 4 pm | $75, plus $30 materials fee


  •  July 26, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

MARBLING ON RICE PAPER with Pam Root & Candice Diaz

This fun and enlightening workshop focuses on Experimental Chinese Marbling and Watercolor Painting Techniques. Students will incorporate collage pieces that have been made by painting rice paper. In this workshop students will have fun working loosely, while using their newly learned skills to create artwork without any pre-planning!

Students will see a one-of-a kind work of art evolve before their eyes as they dip rice paper in water and ink. They will also learn how to master rice paper marbling using just Sumi ink. After the marbleized pieces dry, students will begin to see images and abstract areas that can be enhanced with painting or collage with watercolor and acrylic.

Finished marbled paper can also be used as bookmarks, note cards and much more. Students are able to bring their own watercolor and acrylic supplies, but it is not required. Rice paper and ink will be provided

All Levels

Saturday, July 27, 2024 |  10:00 am – 3:00 pm | $125, plus $10 materials fee paid to the instructors on first day


  •  July 27, 2024
     10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pet Portraits with Sue Hunter

Learn to capture the sweet personality of your furry friend in this pet portraiture workshop with Sue Hunter. Sue will teach students what makes a good reference image and lead students through the process of composing, sketching and painting their pets. Learn how to portray what makes your pet special, using mark-making techniques that convey the texture of their fur, color-mixing tips to get the perfect color for their coat, and guidance on the important details, like the sparkle in their eyes. Sue will tailor discussions and demonstrations to the needs of each student.

Students will need to bring several pictures of their pet to choose from as well as the supplies for the media you wish to work in.

Saturday, August 17, 2024 | 10 am – 3 pm | 1 Session  |  $125


  •  August 17, 2024
     10:00 am - 3:00 pm

WINE & WATERCOLOR with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin and you’ll be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours! You’ll enjoy the comfortable atmosphere of this light-hearted class and you’ll leave with at least one beautiful, completed painting!

This is a continuous class and each month you will be introduced to the techniques of watercolor painting.  You’ll learn the basics as well as some advanced techniques as you continue attending this fun-filled event.  All supplies will be provided. Only a willingness to try something new is required!

Appetizers and beverages will be provided.  Space is limited so reserve your spot now for this month’s Wine & Watercolor class at the Shemer Art Center!

All Levels
Thursday, August 22, 2024 | 6:00-8:00 pm  | 1 session

$40 per person


  •  August 22, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

COLORED PENCIL ON WOOD with Elliot Everson

In this Workshop, students will utilize wood as a unique surface for creating colored pencil artwork.  Each piece of wood has its own personality and grain, which offers interesting patterns and textures that will stimulate creativity. Learn to integrate these natural qualities with your subject. Natural elements such as plants, flowers, fallen leaves, insects, rabbits and critters can be fitting subjects for this surface.

With examples and demonstrations Elliott will share his knowledge of materials, surface preparation, and techniques for applying colored pencil to wood.

Prepared projects and line drawings, as well as a variety of reference photos will be provided for participants to use in creating their own finished artwork.

If there are subjects you would like to draw, please bring photos or actual objects to work with. Consider using a subject such as plants, animals or even structures that would seem natural, appropriate and at home on wood.

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Fridays | August 23 & 30, 2024  1 – 4 pm |   $150, plus $15 materials fee


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

Bold Botanicals in Watercolor with Patrice Al-Shatti

This three-part workshop will guide students through using watercolor to paint a single, beautiful flower in close-focus realism. Students will find that when viewed closely, the leaves and petals of a botanical subject are amazing, abstract shapes.

Students will be able to paint a striking, single flower that glows with light and dances with movement. This workshop is a great opportunity to take unique botanical reference images and paint a masterpiece. Watercolor experience is helpful, but not necessary as the class will also review fundamental techniques.

Saturdays, September 14 – September 28, 2024 | 10 am – 1 pm | 3 sessions | $225


  •  September 14, 2024
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  •  September 21, 2024
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  •  September 28, 2024
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm

WINE & WATERCOLOR with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin and you’ll be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours! You’ll enjoy the comfortable atmosphere of this light-hearted class and you’ll leave with at least one beautiful, completed painting!

This is a continuous class and each month you will be introduced to the techniques of watercolor painting.  You’ll learn the basics as well as some advanced techniques as you continue attending this fun-filled event.  All supplies will be provided. Only a willingness to try something new is required!

Appetizers and beverages will be provided.  Space is limited so reserve your spot now for this month’s Wine & Watercolor class at the Shemer Art Center!

All Levels
Thursday, September 26, 2024 | 6:00-8:00 pm  | 1 session

$40 per person


  •  September 26, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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