Adult Classes

Thank you for considering the Shemer Art Center for your adult (ages 18+) art class interests!  We are pleased to share with you our 2021 Class Schedule!

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

For WORKSHOPS, please visit our separate Workshops page

For YOUTH CLASSES (ages 6-17 as indicated), please visit our separate Youth Classes page

EE-184-21 Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson*

COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES  with Elliott Everson

Join us in learning about 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!

**In order to provide a safe learning environment, all class sizes will be limited, and masks are required for all students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.  

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

All Levels

Tuesdays  |  1:00 - 4:00 pm  |   October 26 - December 14, 2021 |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: October 26, 2021

Available Spaces: 0

LN-31-21 Printmaking: Silkscreen & Intaglio Printing with Larry Nisula

PRINTMAKING: SILKSCREEN, INTAGLIO, WOODCUT & LINOLEUM PRINTING with Larry Nisula

In this class, students will learn the basics of silkscreen printing. The traditional 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 traditional color registration.

Larry will demonstrate techniques as the class progresses. Students will have to 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 also have an opportunity to learn about and use the etching presses. Note: These printmaking processes involve chemicals and harsh solvents. The instructor will take time to explain proper safety measures.

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

**In order to provide a safe learning environment, all class sizes will be limited, and masks are required for all students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.  

Wednesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm |  October 27 - December 15, 2021  |  8 sessions  |  $280, plus $35 materials fee

Price: $280.00

Date: October 27, 2021

Available Spaces: 0

LD-43-21 Drawing Realistic Portraits with Ludmila Demich

DRAWING REALISTIC PORTRAITS with Ludmila Demich

The focus of this class will be learning how to draw a portrait. Students will get introduced to and familiar 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 will be covered. Students will surprise friends, and themselves with their excellent results!
This class is for all levels.
**In order to provide a safe learning environment, all class sizes will be limited, and masks are required for all students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.  

Wednesdays  |  9:30am-12:30pm  | October 27 - December 8, 2021  |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: October 27, 2021

Available Spaces: 2

SH-140-21 Studio Painting with Sue Hunter

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.

**In order to provide a safe learning environment, all class sizes will be limited, and masks are required for all students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.  

Thursdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 pm  | October 28 - December 16, 2021| No class Nov. 18 & 25 |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: October 28, 2021

Available Spaces: 1

LD-45-21 Paper Collage with Ludmila Demich

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.
**In order to provide a safe learning environment, all class sizes will be limited, and masks are required for all students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.  

Thursdays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm |  October 28-Dec 9, 2021 |  6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: October 28, 2021

Available Spaces: 1

SK-01-21 Gelli Printing with Sherry Kimmel


GELLI PRINTING with Sherry Kimmel

In the class we will be making fall inspired prints using leaves, pine branches and other items from nature including feathers.  Students will use Gelli prints to create one-of-a-kind mono prints. Gelli plates are fun and exciting to use. You don't have to be an art expert to produce beautiful prints. Sherry will be teaching some new techniques including "faux chine collée," a unique collage printing method adapted to the gelli plate, a marbling technique, and a fun peeling paint technique! We will also be using stencils, Embossed papers, combs, masks and Alcohol Inks to produce some beautiful prints as well as working with image transfers. These techniques can be used for collage, altered book and mixed media artists. Come join the fun as we get creative with our gelli plates!
Instructor provides lots of fun items for the class, but you will need to purchase a gelli plate.

All levels are welcome.

**In order to provide a safe learning environment, all class sizes will be limited, and masks are required for all students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.  

Thursdays, November 11-December 9 | 1pm-4pm | No class November 25 | 4 sessions  | $140, plus $15 materials fee

Price: $140.00

Date: November 11, 2021

Available Spaces: 2

JGP-40-22 VIRTUAL CLASS - Watercolor Unleashed: Cast Shadow as a Compositional Device with Julie Gilbert Pollard

VIRTUAL CLASS - Watercolor Unleashed: Cast Shadow as a Compositional Device with Julie Gilbert Pollard

Cast shadows can serve as 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.

There will be demos, instruction and individual critique throughout the Zoom class. Class time will be structured, yet open enough to accommodate the artistic spirit within us all. All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting!

All Levels | Tuesdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm | March 22 – April 26, 2021  | 6 sessions |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: March 22, 2022

Available Spaces: 7