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

JGP-38-21 VIRTUAL CLASS - WATERCOLOR UNLEASHED: PAINTING FROM PHOTOS with Julie Gilbert Pollard

VIRTUAL CLASS - WATERCOLOR UNLEASHED: PAINTING FROM PHOTOS with Julie Gilbert Pollard

In this class, students will combine the "reality" of the landscape with memory and imagination.  By concentrating on shape and value as the most important of the building blocks of painting, students will use “color-as-value” to stimulate an emotional response from their viewer. Students will learn to use unexpected color combinations in unpredictable ways to convey how they see AND feel about the world we live in. Technique will be studied also, as a necessary component to the "big picture" of landscape painting.

A photo will be provided for the student’s use for the first class study. Students will bring their own reference materials for the remainder of the class. Demonstrations of techniques will be given suitable for the subject matter, exercises, critique and lots of painting time. All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. Class time will be structured, yet open enough to accommodate the artistic spirit within us all. The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting!

All Levels | Tuesdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm |  May 18 – June 15, 2021  | 5 sessions |  $175

Price: $175.00

Date: May 18, 2021

Available Spaces: 4

SH-132-21 Mixed Media and Collage with Sue Hunter

MIXED MEDIA AND COLLAGE with Sue Hunter

The arts of mixed media and collage offer an endless array of creative techniques. This class is perfect for students who would like to add new dimensions to their creative process or beginners who want the freedom to experiment. Create either traditional or abstract designs using acrylic paints and mark making tools for texture.

Processes using materials such as molding paste, fiber paste, tar gel, gesso, paper, and stencils will be demonstrated.   Build textures and layers with handmade stamps and objects used as stamps. This class also provides instruction on how to under paint images and create unique papers for collaging. There is no limit to how far the imagination can go!

**In order to allow for safe social distancing, the class size will be limited. Students will be required to wear masks and temperatures will be taken upon arrival. 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**

Open to all levels.

Tuesdays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm  | July 6 -August 24, 2021  |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: July 6, 2021

Available Spaces: 6

EE-177-21 HYBRID (Virtual & In-Person) CLASS - Drawing Basics with Elliott Everson


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DRAWING BASICS with Elliott Everson

HYBRID (Virtual & In-Person)

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 6 - August 24, 2021  |  8 Sessions   |   $280

Price: $280.00

Date: July 6, 2021

Available Spaces: 3

EE-178-21 HYBRID (Virtual & In-Person) - Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES  with Elliott Everson

HYBRID (Virtual & In-Person)

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  |  July 6 - August 24, 2021 |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: July 6, 2021

Available Spaces: 6

JE-150-21 Watercolor Basics with John Erwin

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.

**In order to allow for safe social distancing, this class will be limited to 6 students. 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**

For beginning watercolor students

Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  |  July 6 - August 17, 2021  | 7 sessions   |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: July 6, 2021

Available Spaces: 4

JE-151-21 Watercolor Techniques with John Erwin

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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 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.

**In order to allow for safe social distancing, this class will be limited to 6 students. 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**

For intermediate/advanced watercolor students

Tuesdays  1:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.  | July 6 - August 17, 2021 |  7 sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: July 6, 2021

Available Spaces: 8

SH-133-21 Studio Painting with Sue Hunter

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.

**In order to allow for safe social distancing, the class size will be limited. Students will be required to wear masks and temperatures will be taken upon arrival. 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**

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-11:30 am  |  July 7 -August 25, 2021  |   8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: July 7, 2021

Available Spaces: 6

EE-179-21 HYBRID (Virtual & In-Person) CLASS - Advanced Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

ADVANCED COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES with Elliott Everson

HYBRID (Virtual & In-Person)

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  | July 7 - August 25, 2021 |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: July 7, 2021

Available Spaces: 6

JE-152-21 VIRTUAL Adventures in Watercolor with John Erwin

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VIRTUAL Adventures in Watercolors with John Erwin

Join us for an exciting adventure into watercolor painting. We will explore wet into wet, dry brush and negative painting techniques. Working with sketches we will create colorful dynamic landscapes and florals. All levels are welcome to join us on this fun filled adventure.

All Levels
Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 11:30 am | July 7 - August 18, 2021 | (7 sessions) | $245 | Via Zoom

Price: $245.00

Date: July 7, 2021

Available Spaces: 8

SH-134-21 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.

**In order to allow for safe social distancing, the class size will be limited. Students will be required to wear masks and temperatures will be taken upon arrival. 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**

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 pm  | July 8-August 26,2021|  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: July 8, 2021

Available Spaces: 8

LN-27-21 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.

**In order to allow for safe social distancing, this class will be limited to 6 students. 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**

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Wednesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm |  July 8 - Aug 26, 2021  |  8 sessions  |  $280, plus $35 materials fee

Price: $280.00

Date: July 8, 2021

Available Spaces: 6

JE-153-21 Travel Photo Sketching with John Erwin

TRAVEL PHOTO SKETCHING  with John Erwin

In this class, 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.

All Levels

Fridays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm | July 9 - August 27, 2021 (no class 08/06/2021 or 08/20/2021)  |  6 sessions  |  $210

 

Price: $210.00

Date: July 9, 2021

Available Spaces: 7

BF-31-21 Abstract Painting with Bela Fidel

ABSTRACT PAINTING with Bela Fidel

In this class, students will become acquainted with the basic principles of painting such as value, design, and color.  Students will get an overview of the class principles which will inspire, clarify and strengthen their art and process.

Students will work with 12x12 wood panels using either oil or acrylic paints.  Through guidance and individual instruction, students will find the joy in art-making while learning important guidelines to aid them in creating art that true to them. Intermediate students will review the above Principles in a new light and strengthen their art-making with renewed curiosity and excitement.

Upon registration students will be provided a list of supplies to bring to class. In addition to those, we invite you to bring your curiosity, your desire to explore and play in your creative process!

Beginners are welcome

Fridays, August 6 - August 27, 2021 |  1:00pm - 4:00pm | 4 sessions

$140

Price: $140.00

Date: August 6, 2021

Available Spaces: 6

SH-135-21 Mixed Media and Collage with Sue Hunter

MIXED MEDIA AND COLLAGE with Sue Hunter

The arts of mixed media and collage offer an endless array of creative techniques. This class is perfect for students who would like to add new dimensions to their creative process or beginners who want the freedom to experiment. Create either traditional or abstract designs using acrylic paints and mark making tools for texture.

Processes using materials such as molding paste, fiber paste, tar gel, gesso, paper, and stencils will be demonstrated.   Build textures and layers with handmade stamps and objects used as stamps. This class also provides instruction on how to under paint images and create unique papers for collaging. There is no limit to how far the imagination can go!

**In order to allow for safe social distancing, the class size will be limited. Students will be required to wear masks and temperatures will be taken upon arrival. 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**

Open to all levels.

Tuesdays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm  | August 31 - October 19, 2021  |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: August 31, 2021

Available Spaces: 6

EE-180-21 HYBRID (Virtual & In-Person) CLASS - Drawing Basics with Elliott Everson


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DRAWING BASICS with Elliott Everson

HYBRID (Virtual & In-Person)

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  |  August 31 - October 19, 2021  |  8 Sessions   |   $280

Price: $280.00

Date: August 31, 2021

Available Spaces: 6

EE-181-21 HYBRID (Virtual & In-Person) - Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES  with Elliott Everson

HYBRID (Virtual & In-Person)

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  |  August 31 - October 19, 2021 |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: August 31, 2021

Available Spaces: 6

SH-136-21 Studio Painting with Sue Hunter

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.

**In order to allow for safe social distancing, the class size will be limited. Students will be required to wear masks and temperatures will be taken upon arrival. 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**

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-11:30 am  |  September 1 -October 20, 2021  |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: September 1, 2021

Available Spaces: 8

EE-182-21 HYBRID (Virtual & In-Person) CLASS - Advanced Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

ADVANCED COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES with Elliott Everson

HYBRID (Virtual & In-Person)

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  | September 1 - October 20, 2021 |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: September 1, 2021

Available Spaces: 3

SH-137-21 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.

**In order to allow for safe social distancing, the class size will be limited. Students will be required to wear masks and temperatures will be taken upon arrival. 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**

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 pm  | September 2-October 21, 2021|  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: September 2, 2021

Available Spaces: 8

BB-25-21 Oil and Cold Wax Medium with Barbara Bagan

OIL AND COLD WAX MEDIUM: An Introduction and Way Beyond with Barbara Bagan

This class is for beginners as well as those who have some experience with oil and cold wax.

Participants will explore a variety of substrates/surfaces including oil paper, Multimedia Art Board, and cradled boards. Essential tools and various techniques for “mark-making” and scraping will be demonstrated. Students will learn how to add collage, stencils, and other materials to the oil and cold wax piece. In addition, we will discuss steps to finishing the final piece—to mat and frame or mount, to wax or varnish, to paint, varnish, or wax the sides of the board.

In this class we will play, experiment, and create endless opportunities for “happy accidents” which occur almost effortlessly when oil and cold wax are combined.

**In order to allow for safe social distancing, this class will be limited to 7 students. All students will be required to wear a mask and temperatures will be taken daily. 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**

Fridays | September 10 - October 1, 2021 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 pm | 4 sessions | $140

Price: $140.00

Date: September 9, 2021

Available Spaces: 5

SH-138-21 Mixed Media and Collage with Sue Hunter

MIXED MEDIA AND COLLAGE with Sue Hunter

The arts of mixed media and collage offer an endless array of creative techniques. This class is perfect for students who would like to add new dimensions to their creative process or beginners who want the freedom to experiment. Create either traditional or abstract designs using acrylic paints and mark making tools for texture.

Processes using materials such as molding paste, fiber paste, tar gel, gesso, paper, and stencils will be demonstrated.   Build textures and layers with handmade stamps and objects used as stamps. This class also provides instruction on how to under paint images and create unique papers for collaging. There is no limit to how far the imagination can go!

**In order to allow for safe social distancing, the class size will be limited. Students will be required to wear masks and temperatures will be taken upon arrival. 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**

Open to all levels.

Tuesdays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm  | October 26 - December 14, 2021  |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: October 26, 2021

Available Spaces: 6

EE-183-21 HYBRID (Virtual & In-Person) CLASS - Drawing Basics with Elliott Everson


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DRAWING BASICS with Elliott Everson

HYBRID (Virtual & In-Person)

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 26 - December 14, 2021  |  8 Sessions   |   $280

Price: $280.00

Date: October 26, 2021

Available Spaces: 6

EE-184-21 HYBRID (Virtual & In-Person) - Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES  with Elliott Everson

HYBRID (Virtual & In-Person)

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  |   October 26 - December 14, 2021 |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: October 26, 2021

Available Spaces: 6

EE-185-21 HYBRID (Virtual & In-Person) - Advanced Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

ADVANCED COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES with Elliott Everson

HYBRID (Virtual & In-Person)

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  | October 27 - December 15, 2021 |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: October 27, 2021

Available Spaces: 11