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 2022 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

SH-151-22 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!

Open to all levels.

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Tuesdays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm  | July 5- August 9, 2022 |  6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: July 5, 2022

Available Spaces: 3

SK-04-22 Floral Collage Using Gelli Prints with Sherry Kimmel

FLORAL COLLAGE USING GELLI PRINTS with Sherry Kimmel

Open your mind to a new way of decorating papers for a Floral Collage using a Gelli Plate. Gelli Plates are fun and exciting to use for the Collage process.  To decorate papers Sherry will teach a variety of techniques in Gelli Printing using stencils, embossed papers/wallpapers, masks, Mosiac Tiles, alcohol resist, texture rubbing, and soap bubble resist..  These techniques are used for collage, altered books, and mixed media artists.  Come join the fun as we get creative
with our Gelli Plates!

All levels are welcome.

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Wednesdays, July 6 - August 3 | 1pm-4pm | No class July 27 |  4 sessions  | $140

Price: $140.00

Date: July 6, 2022

Available Spaces: 6

SH-152-22 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.

 

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

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 6 - August 10, 2022  | 6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: July 6, 2022

Available Spaces: 1

LN-39-22 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 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. 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

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Wednesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm |  July 6 - August 10, 2022  |  6 sessions  |  $210, plus $35 materials fee

Price: $210.00

Date: July 6, 2022

Available Spaces: 3

EE-197-22 Colored Pencil Open Studio with Ludmila Demich*

ADVANCED COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES with Ludmila Demich

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

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Wednesdays  |  9:30am - 12:30 pm  | July 6- August 10, 2022 | No class July 27 |  5 Sessions  |  $175

Price: $175.00

Date: July 6, 2022

Available Spaces: 0

LN-40-22 Jewelry Making: Silver Casting, Fabrication, and Enameling with Larry Nisula

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

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.

 

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

 

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Wednesdays | 4:30 - 6:30 pm | July 6 - August 10, 2022 | 6 sessions  | $150, plus $35 materials fee

Price: $150.00

Date: July 6, 2022

Available Spaces: 3

JE-173-22 Urban Sketching with John Erwin

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.

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

All Levels

Thursdays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm |   July 7 - August 11, 2022 | No class August 4 | 5 sessions  |  $175

 

Price: $175.00

Date: July 7, 2022

Available Spaces: 0

JS-04-22 Intermediate & Advanced Pottery with James Schwarz

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED POTTERY with James Schwarz

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.

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Mondays | 1pm-4pm | July 11- August 15, 2022 | 6 sessions  | $210, plus Materials fee: $15 studio fee (required) and $20 clay (optional)

Price: $210.00

Date: July 11, 2022

Available Spaces: 3

DW- 89-22 Pottery Open Studio with Danielle Wood

POTTERY OPEN STUDIO with Danielle Wood

In this class students will have the opportunity to work in ceramics in an open studio environment where they can focus on their own chosen body of work through handbuilding and wheel throwing.  Ceramic techniques and instructor consultation will be available in the studio as needed.  It is a great space to build a body of work surrounded by other ceramicists in a supportive artistic community.

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

* Ceramic Experience Encouraged

Mondays | 6:00-9:00 pm | July 11 - August 15, 2022 | 6 sessions  | $210, plus $15 studio fee (required) and $20 for clay (optional)

Price: $210.00

Date: July 11, 2022

Available Spaces: 1

JE-171-22 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.

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

For beginning watercolor students

Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  |   July 12 - August 16, 2022 | 6 sessions   |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: July 12, 2022

Available Spaces: 0

DW-90-22 Building a Body of Work in Ceramics with Danielle Wood*

BUILDING A BODY OF WORK IN CERAMICS with Danielle Wood*

In this class, new techniques and methods of handbuilding will be introduced.  Students wanting to continue learning more about clay and building upon their handbuilding knowledge and techniques are invited to the class.  As well as students that have projects in mind and want to explore different techniques that can be explored with their body of work or wanting to be in a community of sculptors building their artwork.  In this class, students will have the opportunity to explore pinch pots, coil pots, pillow pieces for the wall or pedestal, as well as press molds, decals, and luster.  Students can continue to build a solid foundation in handbuilding in this class and explore a variety of different techniques to add to their ceramic sculpting style experimenting with different techniques.

Skill Level: Some Ceramic Encouraged

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

Clay Request: *If clay is not requested it will be assumed that no clay is needed and none will be brought to class!

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Tuesdays  |  1:00-4:00 pm  |  July 12 - August 16, 2022 |  5 sessions   |  Class fee: $175

 Materials fee:  $15 studio fee (required) and $20 for clay (optional)

 

Price: $175.00

Date: July 12, 2022

Available Spaces: 2

PA-01-22 Realism Basics in Oils with Patrice Al-Shatti

REALISM BASICS IN OILS-

Realism Basics in Oils is a series of four classes that will teach students the skills necessary to create an oil painting of contemporary realism using updated variations of the underpainting and glazing techniques used by historic masters like Vermeer. It is an accessible step-by-step approach that allows the artist to separate the application of color, value, shape, and edge quality and is perfect for those who either have struggled to feel satisfied with looser styles of painting or simply yearn to create their own luminous realistic masterpiece. The class is divided into four sequential parts and students are strongly encouraged to take the classes sequentially to have the best experience.

PART I: SURFACE PREPARATION with Patrice Al-Shatti | July 30, 2022 | 10 am 2 pm

Students will learn the careful preparation of a hardboard panel to create a surface that is both smooth but with tooth to capture oil paint. We will review options for and application of a toning layer, known as the imprimatura and use of Liquin, a modern drying agent, in this process. Then students will learn the grid transfer method of moving their chosen drawing onto the panel and, historic tools for compositional excellence, studio safety with oil paints and solvents, and a review of materials.

PART II: THE POWER OF UNDERPAINTING with Patrice Al-Shatti |August 6, 2022 | 10 am-3 pm

Students will learn how to create a closed grisaille, or underpainting. The underpainting is the magical layer that allows the artist to focus on shape, edge, and value and can be the bones of a realistic painting. It also greatly simplifies the painting process by breaking it down into manageable steps. Students will learn how various types of underpaintings impact the feeling of the final work and how to mix their own blacks for richness and complexity, offering them a repertoire of options as they move forward to create their own works of contemporary realism.

PART III: GLAZING FOR LUMINOSITY with Patrice Al-Shatti |August 13, 2022 | 10 am-3 pm

Using transparent oil paints and Liquin to speed drying, we will explore the art of glazing for color, depth, and luminosity. Applied to a dry underpainting, layered glazes bring extraordinary vibrance to contemporary realistic artworks. Students will learn about necessary supplies and techniques and gain practice as they glaze the piece they underpainted in Session III.

PART IV: FINISHING YOUR PIECE with Patrice Al-Shatti | August 20 | 9:30 am- 12:30 pm

Students will learn how to take their painting from good to great through the careful evaluation and correction of value range, color correction, application of highlights, and a simple method of varnishing.

Patrice studied classical methods at the Lorenzo de’Medici Institute in Florence, Italy and the Rees Atelier. She found her niche in the historic technique of underpainting and glazing, a timeless method that brings great depth of light and color to the work. She paints in a time intensive, layered style using transparent colors in both watercolor and oils. It is an ideal method for building a sense of luminescence.

Patrice’s work is has been shown in multiple solo and group exhibitions, was juried into the Maricopa Community Colleges Artists of Promise exhibition, several Arizona Artists’ Guild exhibitions, the Olney Gallery, and multiple years of the Glendale Arts Council Statewide Juried Fine Arts Competition, where she won first prize in 2022. A number of pieces are in the permanent collection of Midwestern University and private collectors around the Western United States and South America have purchased and commissioned her work.

**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.  

Saturdays | July 30, 2022 | 10 am 2 pm | August 6 & 13, 2022 | 10 am-3 pm | August 20 | 9:30 am- 12:30 pm | 4 sessions | $210

Price: $210.00

Date: July 30, 2022

Available Spaces: 1

BF-38-22 Abstract Painting with Bela Fidel

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.

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Beginners are welcome

Fridays, August 12 - September 2, 2022 | 1pm- 4pm | 4 sessions | $140 + $17 materials fee

Price: $140.00

Date: August 12, 2022

Available Spaces: 6

LD-59-22 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 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.
**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Wednesdays  |  1:00pm-4:00pm  | August 17 - September 21, 2022  |  6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: August 17, 2022

Available Spaces: 4

LN-41-22 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 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. 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

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Wednesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm |  August 17 - September 21, 2022  |  6 sessions  |  $210, plus $35 materials fee

Price: $210.00

Date: August 17, 2022

Available Spaces: 9

LD-60-22 Pastel and Colored Pencil Fundamentals with Ludmila Demich

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.

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Thursdays  |  9:30 - 12:30 pm  |  August 18 - September 22, 2022  |  6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: August 18, 2022

Available Spaces: 6

LD-61-22 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.
**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Thursdays  |  1 pm - 4 pm | August 18 - September 22, 2022 |  6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: August 18, 2022

Available Spaces: 6

JS-06-22 Wheel Throwing Basics

Wheel Throwing Basics with James Schwarz

In this beginning pottery class adult students will have an introductory experience with clay focusing on learning to throw on the wheel. Pottery staples such as cylinders, bowls, and plates will be covered, as well as mugs and teapots. This is the perfect class to learn the basics, fall in love with pottery, and make something that will last a lifetime!

New Instructor!  James's work as a ceramicist focuses on wheel-thrown work with an emphasis on contrast.  When he isn't making whimsical functional ware, he is working on works  that focus on recovery from traumatic events; reflecting that even something that has been broken can still hold value.

James is a native of Arizona and has lived in the Valley since 2012.  He has worked in ceramics prior at Mesa Community College and the Edna Vihel Arts Center in Tempe.

Saturdays | August 20 - September 24, 2022 |  10 am-1 pm | 6 sessions  | $210, plus Studio fee: $15 studio fee (required) and $20 clay (optional)

Price: $210.00

Date: August 20, 2022

Available Spaces: 4

JS-07-22 Beginning & Intermediate Pottery with James Schwarz

BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE POTTERY with James Schwarz

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.

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Open to all levels

Mondays | 9:30am- 12:30pm | August 22 - September 26, 2022 | 6 sessions | $210, plus Materials Fee: $15 studio fee (required), $20 for clay (optional)

Price: $210.00

Date: August 22, 2022

Available Spaces: 6

JS-08-22 Intermediate & Advanced Pottery with James Schwarz

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED POTTERY with James Schwarz

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.

**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.  

Mondays | 1pm-4pm | August 22 - September 26, 2022 | 6 sessions  | $210, plus Materials fee: $15 studio fee (required) and $20 clay (optional)

Price: $210.00

Date: August 22, 2022

Available Spaces: 7

EE-198-22 Drawing Basics with Elliott Everson

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!

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

All Levels

Tuesdays  |  9:30am - 12:30 pm  |  August 23 - September 27, 2022  |  6 Sessions   |   $210

Price: $210.00

Date: August 23, 2022

Available Spaces: 3

EE-199-22 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!

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

All Levels

Tuesdays  |  1:00 - 4:00 pm  | August 23 - September 27, 2022  |  6 Sessions   |   $210

Price: $175.00

Date: August 23, 2022

Available Spaces: 5

JGP-42-22 VIRTUAL CLASS - WATERCOLOR UNLEASHED: PAINTING FROM PHOTOS with Julie Gilbert Pollard

VIRTUAL CLASS - Watercolor Unleashed: Painting from Photos with Julie Gilbert Pollard

The focus of this class will be to combine the "reality" of the landscape as seen by the camera with the passion brought to it from 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 the viewer. Students will learn to use unexpected color combinations in unpredictable ways to convey how they see AND feel about the world. Technique will be studied also, as a necessary component to the "big picture" of landscape painting.

A photo will be provided for students to use for the first class study. Bring reference material for the following class. There will be demonstrations of techniques 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 | August 23 & 30, 2022  | 2 sessions |  $70

Price: $70.00

Date: August 23, 2022

Available Spaces: 9

EE-200-22 Advanced Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson*

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

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Wednesdays  |  9:30am - 12:30 pm  | August 24- September 28, 2022 |  6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: August 24, 2022

Available Spaces: 8

DW-91-22 Building a Body of Work in Ceramics with Danielle Wood*

BUILDING A BODY OF WORK IN CERAMICS with Danielle Wood*

In this class, new techniques and methods of handbuilding will be introduced.  Students wanting to continue learning more about clay and building upon their handbuilding knowledge and techniques are invited to the class.  As well as students that have projects in mind and want to explore different techniques that can be explored with their body of work or wanting to be in a community of sculptors building their artwork.  In this class, students will have the opportunity to explore pinch pots, coil pots, pillow pieces for the wall or pedestal, as well as press molds, decals, and luster.  Students can continue to build a solid foundation in handbuilding in this class and explore a variety of different techniques to add to their ceramic sculpting style experimenting with different techniques.

Skill Level: Some Ceramic Encouraged

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

Clay Request: *If clay is not requested it will be assumed that no clay is needed and none will be brought to class!

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Fridays  |  9:30am - 12:30 pm  |  September 2 - October 7, 2022 |  6 sessions   |  Class fee: $210

 Materials fee:  $15 studio fee (required) and $20 for clay (optional)

 

Price: $210.00

Date: September 2, 2022

Available Spaces: 8

JKM-28-22 Story Telling in Clay with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

Story Telling in Clay with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

This class will give students an opportunity to bring stories to life through the medium of clay.  Stories may be inspired by childhood memories, dreams, Greek mythology, fairy tales, and any other real or imagined source.  The instructor will guide students through the selection of images and construction techniques to best interpret the narrative they choose.  Depending on the student’s interest, the narrative could be realistic, abstract or metaphorical and could be a vessel or a sculpture.  A variety of handbuilding techniques and surface decoration will be demonstrated including transparent underglazes, stains and glazes.

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Thursdays |  September 8 - October 20, 2022 |1:00 - 4:00 pm | 7 sessions  |  $245 + $15 studio fee (required) + $20 clay (optional)

Price: $245.00

Date: September 8, 2022

Available Spaces: 7

BB-30-22 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.

Upon registering students will be provided a list of supplies. The instructor will supply some basic materials.

**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.  

Fridays |  September 16 - October  7, 2022 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 pm | 4 sessions | $140

Price: $140.00

Date: September 16, 2022

Available Spaces: 8

LN-43-22 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 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. 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

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Wednesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm |  September 28 - November 2, 2022  |  6 sessions  |  $210, plus $35 materials fee

Price: $210.00

Date: September 28, 2022

Available Spaces: 9

JS-11-22 Wheel Throwing Basics

Wheel Throwing Basics with James Schwarz

In this beginning pottery class adult students will have an introductory experience with clay focusing on learning to throw on the wheel. Pottery staples such as cylinders, bowls, and plates will be covered, as well as mugs and teapots. This is the perfect class to learn the basics, fall in love with pottery, and make something that will last a lifetime!

New Instructor!  James's work as a ceramicist focuses on wheel-thrown work with an emphasis on contrast.  When he isn't making whimsical functional ware, he is working on works  that focus on recovery from traumatic events; reflecting that even something that has been broken can still hold value.

James is a native of Arizona and has lived in the Valley since 2012.  He has worked in ceramics prior at Mesa Community College and the Edna Vihel Arts Center in Tempe.

Saturdays | October 1 - October 29, 2022 |  10 am-1 pm | 5 sessions  | $210, plus Studio fee: $15 studio fee (required) and $20 clay (optional)

Price: $175.00

Date: October 1, 2022

Available Spaces: 6

JS-10-22 Intermediate & Advanced Pottery with James Schwarz

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED POTTERY with James Schwarz

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.

**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.  

Mondays | 1pm-4pm | October 3 - November 7, 2022 | 6 sessions  | $210, plus Materials fee: $15 studio fee (required) and $20 clay (optional)

Price: $210.00

Date: October 3, 2022

Available Spaces: 8

JS-09-22 Beginning & Intermediate Pottery with James Schwarz

BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE POTTERY with James Schwarz

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.

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Open to all levels

Mondays | 9:30am- 12:30pm | October 3 - November 7, 2022 | 6 sessions | $210, plus Materials Fee: $15 studio fee (required), $20 for clay (optional)

Price: $210.00

Date: October 3, 2022

Available Spaces: 7

EE-201-22 Drawing Basics with Elliott Everson

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!

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

All Levels

Tuesdays  |  9:30am - 12:30 pm  |  October 4 - November 8, 2022  |  6 Sessions   |   $210

Price: $210.00

Date: October 4, 2022

Available Spaces: 6

EE-202-22 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!

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

All Levels

Tuesdays  |  1:00 - 4:00 pm  | October 4 - November 8, 2022  |  6 Sessions   |   $210

Price: $210.00

Date: October 4, 2022

Available Spaces: 7

EE-203-22 Advanced Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson*

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

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Wednesdays  |  9:30am - 12:30 pm  | October 5- November 9, 2022 |  6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: October 5, 2022

Available Spaces: 9

JGP-43-22 VIRTUAL CLASS - WATERCOLOR UNLEASHED: RE-VISIT YOUR SUMMER VACATION or PAINT YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO with Julie Gilbert Pollard

VIRTUAL CLASS - Watercolor Unleashed: Re-Visit your Summer Vacation or Paint Your Favorite Photo with Julie Gilbert Pollard

It’s October and summer vacation memories are fading. Bring them back! Painting allows artists to re-visit the places they’ve been. The first photo reference/painting project will be supplied, after which students will choose one of their own photos - from a super summer getaway OR of course, any other photo you wish to paint!

 

There will be demonstrations of techniques 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 | October 18- November 15, 2022  | No class Nov 1 | 4 sessions |  $140

Price: $140.00

Date: October 18, 2022

Available Spaces: 10

DW-92-22 Building a Body of Work in Ceramics with Danielle Wood*

BUILDING A BODY OF WORK IN CERAMICS with Danielle Wood*

In this class, new techniques and methods of handbuilding will be introduced.  Students wanting to continue learning more about clay and building upon their handbuilding knowledge and techniques are invited to the class.  As well as students that have projects in mind and want to explore different techniques that can be explored with their body of work or wanting to be in a community of sculptors building their artwork.  In this class, students will have the opportunity to explore pinch pots, coil pots, pillow pieces for the wall or pedestal, as well as press molds, decals, and luster.  Students can continue to build a solid foundation in handbuilding in this class and explore a variety of different techniques to add to their ceramic sculpting style experimenting with different techniques.

Skill Level: Some Ceramic Encouraged

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

Clay Request: *If clay is not requested it will be assumed that no clay is needed and none will be brought to class!

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Fridays  |  9:30am - 12:30 pm  |  October 21 - December 2, 2022 | No Class Nov. 25 | 6 sessions   |  Class fee: $210

 Materials fee:  $15 studio fee (required) and $20 for clay (optional)

 

Price: $210.00

Date: October 21, 2022

Available Spaces: 8

LN-45-22 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 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. 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

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Wednesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm |  November 9 - December 14, 2022  |  6 sessions  |  $210, plus $35 materials fee

Price: $210.00

Date: November 9, 2022

Available Spaces: 9

JS-12-22 Wheel Throwing Basics

Wheel Throwing Basics with James Schwarz

In this beginning pottery class adult students will have an introductory experience with clay focusing on learning to throw on the wheel. Pottery staples such as cylinders, bowls, and plates will be covered, as well as mugs and teapots. This is the perfect class to learn the basics, fall in love with pottery, and make something that will last a lifetime!

New Instructor!  James's work as a ceramicist focuses on wheel-thrown work with an emphasis on contrast.  When he isn't making whimsical functional ware, he is working on works  that focus on recovery from traumatic events; reflecting that even something that has been broken can still hold value.

James is a native of Arizona and has lived in the Valley since 2012.  He has worked in ceramics prior at Mesa Community College and the Edna Vihel Arts Center in Tempe.

Saturdays | November 12 - December 17, 2022 |  10 am-1 pm | 6 sessions  | $210, plus Studio fee: $15 studio fee (required) and $20 clay (optional)

Price: $210.00

Date: November 12, 2022

Available Spaces: 6

JS-13-22 Beginning & Intermediate Pottery with James Schwarz

BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE POTTERY with James Schwarz

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.

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Open to all levels

Mondays | 9:30am- 12:30pm | November 14 - December 19, 2022 | 6 sessions | $210, plus Materials Fee: $15 studio fee (required), $20 for clay (optional)

Price: $210.00

Date: November 14, 2022

Available Spaces: 7

JS-14-22 Intermediate & Advanced Pottery with James Schwarz

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED POTTERY with James Schwarz

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.

**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.  

Mondays | 1pm-4pm | November 14 - December 19, 2022 | 6 sessions  | $210, plus Materials fee: $15 studio fee (required) and $20 clay (optional)

Price: $210.00

Date: November 14, 2022

Available Spaces: 8

EE-204-22 Drawing Basics with Elliott Everson

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!

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

All Levels

Tuesdays  |  9:30am - 12:30 pm  |  November 15 - December 20, 2022  |  6 Sessions   |   $210

Price: $210.00

Date: November 15, 2022

Available Spaces: 7