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

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 art 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 their authentic art. 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: 0

GMD-04-21 Intermediate & Advanced Pottery with Guy Michael Davis

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED POTTERY with Guy Michael Davis

Intermediate Students:

Students will take their pottery-making ability to the next level. They will perfect the skills that they learned as a beginner, and adapt them to evolve their own unique pottery style. Progress will be made by working on different projects each session. Working with clay becomes more relaxing and fun as basic skills are mastered!

Advanced Students:
Now that students have really sharpened their skills, they will begin to design their own successful projects. Advanced students will focus on creating functional pottery that works well, and looks good doing it. Students will be given the choice of working along with the class projects or working on their own ideas. Either way, they will explore the process of bringing creative ideas to life.

Guy and his family recently moved to Arizona from Cincinnati, Ohio.  For the past 11 years he taught at the University of Cincinnati, and before that, at The Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, in Covington, KY.  He holds a master's degree in Fine Arts from The Ohio State University and a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute.

Mondays | 9:30 am-12:30 pm | August 30 - October 18, 2021 | 8 sessions  | $280, plus Materials fee: $15 studio fee (required) and $15 clay (optional)

Price: $280.00

Date: August 30, 2021

Available Spaces: 2

GMD-05-21 Beginning & Intermediate Pottery with Guy Michael Davis

BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE POTTERY with Guy Michael Davis

If you have ever wanted to learn how to work with clay, this is the class for you.

Beginning Students:

Beginner-level instruction will keep students focused on their goals. They will learn to control clay on the potters wheel and practice basic shapes to get their pottery adventure started!

Intermediate Students:

The focus will be on creating functional pots. Students will learn what to do now that they are at the level that they can control the clay. The intermediate class projects will guide students towards mastery!

Guy and his family recently moved to Arizona from Cincinnati, Ohio.  For the past 11 years he taught at the University of Cincinnati, and before that, at The Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, in Covington, KY.  He holds a master's degree in Fine Arts from The Ohio State University and a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute.

Open to all levels

Mondays | 1:00-4:00 pm | August 30 - October 18, 2021 | 8 sessions | $280, plus Materials Fee: $15 studio fee (required), $15 for clay (optional)

Price: $280.00

Date: August 30, 2021

Available Spaces: 0

GMD-06-21 Pottery Open Studio with Guy Michael Davis

POTTERY OPEN STUDIO with Guy Michael Davis

This is a class for students who would like to work on their own projects at their own pace. The freedom of the studio environment will allow students to work with intense focus, or with expansive contemplation. The instructor will be available to offer guidance on an individual basis.

NOTE: The Pottery Open Studio class is open to ceramics students currently enrolled at the Shemer Art Center, regardless of instructor.

Guy and his family recently moved to Arizona from Cincinnati, Ohio.  For the past 11 years he taught at the University of Cincinnati, and before that, at The Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, in Covington, KY.  He holds a master's degree in Fine Arts from The Ohio State University and a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute.

Open to all levels

Mondays | 6:00-9:00 pm | August 30 - October 18, 2021 | 8 sessions  | $280, plus $15 studio fee (required) and $15 for clay (optional)

Price: $280.00

Date: August 30, 2021

Available Spaces: 4

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!

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: 0

EE-180-21 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!

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

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: 0

EE-181-21 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!

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

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: 4

JE-156-21 VIRTUAL CLASS - Adventures in Watercolor with John Erwin

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VIRTUAL CLASS - 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 - 12:30 am | September 1 - October 13, 2021 | 7 sessions | $245 | Via Zoom

Price: $245.00

Date: August 31, 2021

Available Spaces: 6

JE-154-21 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.

For beginning watercolor students

Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  |  August 31 - October 12, 2021  | 7 sessions   |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: August 31, 2021

Available Spaces: 5

JE-155-21 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.

For intermediate/advanced watercolor students

Tuesdays  1:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.  | August 31 - October 12, 2021 |  7 sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: August 31, 2021

Available Spaces: 2

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. As the class progresses, students will have the opportunity to learn ways of adding other media to their paintings.

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: 7

EE-182-21 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

Wednesdays  |  9:30am - 12:30 pm  | September 1 - October 20, 2021 |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: September 1, 2021

Available Spaces: 0

LN-29-21 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

Wednesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm |  September 1 - October 20, 2021  |  8 sessions  |  $280, plus $35 materials fee

Price: $280.00

Date: September 1, 2021

Available Spaces: 8

LD-40-21 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.

Wednesdays  |  1:00 - 4:00 pm  | September 1 - October 20, 2021  |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: September 1, 2021

Available Spaces: 7

SH-137-21 Studio Painting in Oil, Acrylic or Pastel with Sue Hunter

STUDIO PAINTING IN OIL, ACRYLIC or PASTEL 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.

Thursdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 pm  | September 2-October 21, 2021|  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: September 2, 2021

Available Spaces: 1

LD-42-21 Pastel Fundamentals with Ludmila Demich

PASTEL FUNDAMENTALS with Ludmila Demich

Pastel is situated on the edge between drawing and painting, unitedly combining a line and color together.
Learn how to capture vibrancy and luminosity using pastel as a medium.
Prepare yourself to work not just with your own projects but to have some useful exercises for your future projects. Through demonstrations and discussions, students will learn formal components such as composition, perspective and color while also exploring many experimental techniques. The instructor will work one-on-one with students as they develop their own personal narratives and concepts.

No previous experience is required, but some art experience is expected.

The course will be taught for dry pastel materials; no oil pastels please.

A list of supplies will be available prior to the class.

Thursdays  |  1:00 - 4:00 pm  |  September 2 - October 22, 2021  |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: September 2, 2021

Available Spaces: 6

LD-41-21 Unique Artist Books with Ludmila Demich

UNIQUE ARTIST BOOKS with Ludmila Demich

Creating artist books is an art unlike any other, both intimate and versatile. Books provide a natural resting place for ideas, a wonderful medium for sharing beliefs and experiences, and a safe house for secrets and dreams.
Students will learn how to create a one-of-a-kind art pieces and see beyond the standard definition of what a "book" could be.  Students will learn about hand tools, terms, techniques and more.  Students will have the freedom to experiment and design their own unique artist books.

A list of supplies will be available prior to the start of class.

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

JE-157-21 Urban Sketching with John Erwin

URBAN 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 | September 3 - October 15, 2021  |  7 sessions  |  $245

 

Price: $245.00

Date: September 3, 2021

Available Spaces: 6

DW-82-21 Intermediate & Advanced Ceramics: Color & Texture with Danielle Wood

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED CERAMICS: COLOR & TEXTURE with Danielle Wood

In this class, students will have the opportunity to explore color and texture. The students will be able to try different glazing techniques with cone 5 glazes, decals, paper transfers, slip trailing, sgraffito, mishima, and lusters. Discussions and demonstrations will be tailored to the developing needs of each student artist.

Different handbuilding techniques will also be demonstrated including slab building, coiling, pinch pots, press molds, drape/slump molds with an emphasis on texture to be accented by glaze. Discussions will also include how to apply glazes efficiently, feathering glazes, making washes with oxides, different techniques that can be used with colored slips and other processes depending on the needs of the class. Discussions on the different types of glazes and their firing temperatures will also be available. This will be a glaze intensive with the opportunity to test different glazes so each student will have the opportunity to discover their own palette of glazes for their ceramic work.

Clay Request:

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

Skill Level: Intermediate & Advanced 

Fridays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm  | September 3 - October 22, 2021 | 8 sessions |  Class fee: $280

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

 

 

Price: $280.00

Date: September 3, 2021

Available Spaces: 5

DW-81-21 Building a Body of Work in Ceramics with Danielle Wood*

BUILDING A BODY OF WORK IN CERAMICS with Danielle Wood*

In this class, students will continue to develop and refine their work in clay using a variety of ceramics techniques and tools.  This is an excellent opportunity to focus on a body of work while learning new techniques in handbuilding, sculpting, and color.  Each class will have demonstrations, individual one-one-one and group discussions.  Danielle will discuss handbuilding techniques including pinch pots, coiling, mold making, slab-build projects, and many more.  Glaze and color will also be discussed and explored.  Cone 5 glazes, additive texture, color such as decals, luster, and paper transfers will be explored.  Bring your creativity!

Skill Level: Intermediate & Advanced

* 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!

Tuesdays  |  1:00-4:00 pm  |  September 7 - October 26, 2021 |  8 sessions   |  Class fee: $280

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

 

Price: $280.00

Date: September 7, 2021

Available Spaces: 4

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.

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: 2

JGP-39-21 VIRTUAL CLASS - WATERCOLOR UNLEASHED: PAINTING FROM SUMMER VACATION PHOTOS with Julie Gilbert Pollard

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

In this class, students will combine the "reality" of their summer vacation landscape photos 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 then bring their own reference materials for the remainder of the class. Demonstrations of techniques will be given with a dual camera set-up 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 |  Sept 28 – Oct 26, 2021  | 5 sessions |  $175

Price: $175.00

Date: September 28, 2021

Available Spaces: 6

GMD-07-21 Intermediate & Advanced Pottery with Guy Michael Davis

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED POTTERY with Guy Michael Davis

Intermediate Students:

Students will take their pottery-making ability to the next level. They will perfect the skills that they learned as a beginner, and adapt them to evolve their own unique pottery style. Progress will be made by working on different projects each session. Working with clay becomes more relaxing and fun as basic skills are mastered!

Advanced Students:
Now that students have really sharpened their skills, they will begin to design their own successful projects. Advanced students will focus on creating functional pottery that works well, and looks good doing it. Students will be given the choice of working along with the class projects or working on their own ideas. Either way, they will explore the process of bringing creative ideas to life.

Guy and his family recently moved to Arizona from Cincinnati, Ohio.  For the past 11 years he taught at the University of Cincinnati, and before that, at The Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, in Covington, KY.  He holds a master's degree in Fine Arts from The Ohio State University and a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute.

Mondays | 9:30 am-12:30 pm | October 25 - December 13, 2021 | 8 sessions  | $280, plus Materials fee: $15 studio fee (required) and $15 clay (optional)

Price: $280.00

Date: October 25, 2021

Available Spaces: 5

GMD-08-21 Beginning & Intermediate Pottery with Guy Michael Davis

BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE POTTERY with Guy Michael Davis

If you have ever wanted to learn how to work with clay, this is the class for you.

Beginning Students:

Beginner-level instruction will keep students focused on their goals. They will learn to control clay on the potters wheel and practice basic shapes to get their pottery adventure started!

Intermediate Students:

The focus will be on creating functional pots. Students will learn what to do now that they are at the level that they can control the clay. The intermediate class projects will guide students towards mastery!

Guy and his family recently moved to Arizona from Cincinnati, Ohio.  For the past 11 years he taught at the University of Cincinnati, and before that, at The Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, in Covington, KY.  He holds a master's degree in Fine Arts from The Ohio State University and a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute.

Open to all levels

Mondays | 1:00-4:00 pm | October 25 - December 13, 2021 | 8 sessions | $280, plus Materials Fee: $15 studio fee (required), $15 for clay (optional)

Price: $280.00

Date: October 25, 2021

Available Spaces: 0

GMD-09-21 Pottery Open Studio with Guy Michael Davis

POTTERY OPEN STUDIO with Guy Michael Davis

This is a class for students who would like to work on their own projects at their own pace. The freedom of the studio environment will allow students to work with intense focus, or with expansive contemplation. The instructor will be available to offer guidance on an individual basis.

NOTE: The Pottery Open Studio class is open to ceramics students currently enrolled at the Shemer Art Center, regardless of instructor.

Guy and his family recently moved to Arizona from Cincinnati, Ohio.  For the past 11 years he taught at the University of Cincinnati, and before that, at The Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, in Covington, KY.  He holds a master's degree in Fine Arts from The Ohio State University and a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute.

Open to all levels

Mondays | 6:00-9:00 pm | October 25 - December 13, 2021 | 8 sessions  | $280, plus $15 studio fee (required) and $15 for clay (optional)

Price: $280.00

Date: October 25, 2021

Available Spaces: 6

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!

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: 4

EE-183-21 Drawing Basics with Elliott Everson*


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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!

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

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 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!

* 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: 5

EE-185-21 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

Wednesdays  |  9:30am - 12:30 pm  | October 27 - December 15, 2021 |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: October 27, 2021

Available Spaces: 9

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

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: 8

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.

Thursdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 pm  | October 28 - December 16, 2021|  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: October 28, 2021

Available Spaces: 8

DW-83-21 Building a Body of Work in Ceramics with Danielle Wood*

BUILDING A BODY OF WORK IN CERAMICS with Danielle Wood*

In this class, students will continue to develop and refine their work in clay using a variety of ceramics techniques and tools.  This is an excellent opportunity to focus on a body of work while learning new techniques in handbuilding, sculpting, and color.  Each class will have demonstrations, individual one-one-one and group discussions.  Danielle will discuss handbuilding techniques including pinch pots, coiling, mold making, slab-build projects, and many more.  Glaze and color will also be discussed and explored.  Cone 5 glazes, additive texture, color such as decals, luster, and paper transfers will be explored.  Bring your creativity!

Skill Level: Intermediate & Advanced

* 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!

Tuesdays  |  1:00-4:00 pm  |  November 2 - December 14, 2021 |  7 sessions   |  Class fee: $245

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

 

Price: $245.00

Date: November 2, 2021

Available Spaces: 6

DW-84-21 Intermediate & Advanced Ceramics: Color & Texture with Danielle Wood

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED CERAMICS: COLOR & TEXTURE with Danielle Wood

In this class, students will have the opportunity to explore color and texture. The students will be able to try different glazing techniques with cone 5 glazes, decals, paper transfers, slip trailing, sgraffito, mishima, and lusters. Discussions and demonstrations will be tailored to the developing needs of each student artist.

Different handbuilding techniques will also be demonstrated including slab building, coiling, pinch pots, press molds, drape/slump molds with an emphasis on texture to be accented by glaze. Discussions will also include how to apply glazes efficiently, feathering glazes, making washes with oxides, different techniques that can be used with colored slips and other processes depending on the needs of the class. Discussions on the different types of glazes and their firing temperatures will also be available. This will be a glaze intensive with the opportunity to test different glazes so each student will have the opportunity to discover their own palette of glazes for their ceramic work.

Clay Request:

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

Skill Level: Intermediate & Advanced 

Fridays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm  | November 5 - December 17, 2021 | 7 sessions |  Class fee: $245

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

 

 

Price: $280.00

Date: November 5, 2021

Available Spaces: 7