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 2020 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

JE-145-21 VIRTUAL CLASS - Watercolor Techniques with John Erwin

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VIRTUAL CLASS - 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 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 intermediate/advanced watercolor students

Wednesdays  9:30 - 11:30 p.m.  | March 3 - April 7, 2021 |  6 sessions  |  $140

Price: $140.00

Date: March 3, 2021

Available Spaces: 4

JE-144-21 HYBRID (Virtual & In-Person) CLASS - Urban Sketching with John Erwin

URBAN SKETCHING with John Erwin

HYBRID (Virtual & In-Person)

In this HYBRID class (offering virtual and in-person learning), students will learn how to use their photos as sketch material 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.

**In order to allow for safe social distancing, attendance in the classroom will be limited to 6 students but virtual students are welcome!   Masks are required and temperatures will be taken each class. If you would like to learn more about the safety procedures that we are following, please contact us for a copy of the Shemer Art Center Safety Code of Conduct**

All Levels

 

Friday  |  9:30 am-12:30 pm  | March 5 - April 9, 2021 |  6 sessions  |  $210

 

Price: $210.00

Date: March 5, 2021

Available Spaces: 1

JGP-37-21 VIRTUAL CLASS - Watercolor Unleashed: Spring in the Desert with Julie Gilbert Pollard

VIRTUAL CLASS - WATERCOLOR UNLEASHED: SPRING IN THE DESERT with Julie Gilbert Pollard

The desert in bloom is a marvel. With rain, the sand, rocks and desert vegetation become a backdrop for a riot of color. During this class, paint rocks, rocky formations and desert plants using unexpected hues to express this prickly subject through the excitement of color and juicy watercolor washes. Desert landscape scenes will be used for the demo paintings 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 at all levels 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!

Tuesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm | March 23 - April 13, 2021 | 4 sessions  | $140

Price: $140.00

Date: March 23, 2021

Available Spaces: 1

EE-175-21 VIRTUAL CLASS - Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

VIRTUAL CLASS - 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!

All Levels

Tuesdays  |  1:00 - 4:00 pm  |  April 13 - May 25, 2021 |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: April 13, 2021

Available Spaces: 6

EE-174-21 Virtual Class - Drawing Basics with Elliott Everson


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VIRTUAL CLASS - 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  |  April 13 - May 25, 2021  |  7 Sessions   |   $245

Price: $245.00

Date: April 13, 2021

Available Spaces: 6

EE-176-20 VIRTUAL CLASS - Advanced Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

VIRTUAL CLASS - 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.

Wednesdays  |  9:30am - 12:30 pm  | April 14 - May 26, 2021 |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: April 14, 2021

Available Spaces: 1

JKM-21-21 VIRTUAL CLASS - Ceramic Figure Sculpture with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

 

CERAMIC FIGURE SCULPTURE with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

In this class, Jane will discuss basic anatomy and structure and will demonstrate hand building and modeling techniques.  The student's personal approach may be realistic, abstract or whimsical in style and may focus on the human or animal form.  Surface finishes will include the use of underglazes and cone five glazes.

Jane Kelsey-Mapel is an Arizona artist known for her narrative ceramic figure sculptures. She holds a bachelor's degree in Art from Arizona State University and a master's degree in Ceramics from the University of North Texas. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections and has been featured in U.S. and international publications.

All Levels

Thursdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm | April 15 - May 27, 2021 | 7 sessions  | $245, plus $15 glaze fee

Price: $245.00

Date: April 15, 2021

Available Spaces: 8