Adult Classes

Thank you for considering the Shemer Art Center for your art class interests!  We are pleased to share with you our 2018 Class Schedule!

Please be sure to read our new registration policy prior to registering.

For workshops, please visit our separate workshops page

AJ-70-18 Beginning Pottery with Alan Jones

BEGINNING POTTERY with Alan Jones

If you have ever wanted to learn how to work with clay, this is the class for you.  Alan Jones is a Phoenix icon.  He has been a professional ceramic artist for decades, generously sharing his knowledge and skill through his teaching.  In this class, Alan will expertly instruct you in wheel throwing clay.   He has developed a curriculum to build your skill level from week to week.  Although the class is geared towards beginning potters, all skill levels are welcome.

A $30 fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class will cover materials including clay and glazes.

Open to all levels

Mondays | 1:00-4:00 pm | April 23 - May 28, 2018 | 6 sessions  | $180, plus Materials Fee: $15 for glazes (required) $15 for clay (optional)

 

Price: $180.00

Date: April 23, 2018

Available Spaces: 4

AJ-69-18 Intermediate/Advanced Pottery with Alan Jones

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED POTTERY with Alan Jones

If you have worked with clay but really want to take it to the next level, this is the class for you.  Alan Jones is a Phoenix icon.  He has been a professional ceramic artist for decades, generously sharing his knowledge and skill through his teaching.  In this class, Alan will work with you to build your skill so that your work can truly be inspirational.  Although the class is intended for intermediate to advanced potters, all levels are welcome.

A $30 fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class will cover materials including clay and glazes.

Focused on furthering your skill level

Mondays | 9:30-12:30 pm | April 23 - May 28, 2018 | 6 sessions  | $180, plus Materials fee: $15 for glazes (required) and $15 clay (optional)

Price: $180.00

Date: April 23, 2018

Available Spaces: 3

AJ-71-18 Pottery Open Studio with Alan Jones

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POTTERY OPEN STUDIO with Alan Jones

If you want to work on current projects yet expand your ceramic abilities, this is the class for you.  Alan Jones is a Phoenix icon.  He has been a professional ceramic artist for decades, generously sharing his knowledge and skill through his teaching.  In this class, Alan will help you take your work to the next level.  No matter what your skill level Alan will guide your explorations so that your work improves.

A $30 fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class will cover materials including clay and glazes.

Open to all levels

Mondays | 6:00-9:00 pm | April 23 - May 28, 2018 | 6 sessions  | $180, plus Materials Fee: $15 for glazes (required) and $15 for clay (optional)

Price: $180.00

Date: April 23, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

KS-04-18 Beginning Pottery: Wheel Throwing with Kathleen Scott

 

BEGINNING POTTERY:  WHEEL THROWING WITH KATHLEEN SCOTT

In this class, students will be introduced to using the pottery wheel to create their own bowls, and cups, and cylinders. Students will be taken through the entire process step by step, from wedging, centering the clay on the wheel, creating a piece, trimming, and glazing. This class is for anyone who has ever been interested in throwing on the wheel, or for those who learned, but would like a refresher.  No prior clay experience necessary!

Wednesdays, April 25 - May 30 | 6:00-9:00pm  | 6 sessions  

$180, plus Materials Fee: $15 for glazes (required) and $15 for clay (optional)

 

Price: $180.00

Date: April 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 1

SH-70-18 Creative Collage with Sue Hunter

CREATIVE COLLAGE with Sue Hunter

This class will allow students to learn the process of creating a collage, which for this class will start with a simple image, which you will transfer or draw onto a 10x10 wooden canvas that has been painted with two coats of white gesso.   You will then paint the image with acrylic paint.  Next, using paper torn into individual pieces  you'll use matt medium to adhere the paper to the canvas, coating both sides of the paper.  To finish your artwork, you'll define form using light and shadow with colored paper and other items such as stamps and stencils.  This technique is great for using your imagination and being free to create.

Open to all levels.

Tuesdays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm 

May 1  - 29, 2018 |  5 Sessions  |  $175

Price: $175.00

Date: May 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

EE-92-18 Drawing Basics with Elliott Everson

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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 

May 1 - May 29, 2018   |  5  Sessions   |   $175

Price: $175.00

Date: May 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

EE-93-18 Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

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COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES  with Elliott Everson

Join us in learning about basic techniques of colored pencil drawing.

Instruction will include different pencil strokes, blending, layering colors, and burnishing, as well as the use of other tools and materials.

Use colored pencils to achieve realistic color and texture in your drawing of your  subject be it animal, plant, landscape, shiny or rusty cars, or a glass vase of flowers!  Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces.

Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Have fun!

All Levels

Tuesdays  |  1:00 - 4:00 pm 

May 1- 29, 2018  |  5 Sessions  |  $175

Price: $175.00

Date: May 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 2

EE-94-18 Advanced Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

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ADVANCED COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES with Elliott Everson

Join us to further your learning about the variety of uses and techniques of colored pencil drawing including different pencil strokes, blending, layering colors, burnishing, as well as other tools and materials.

Use colored pencils to achieve realistic colors and textures to create drawings of man made or natural subjects, animals, plants, landscapes, shiny or rusty cars, or a glass vase of flowers. Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces. Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Have fun!   Basic experience required.

Wednesdays  |  9:30am - 12:30 pm 

May 2 - 30, 2018   |  5 Sessions  |  $175

Price: $175.00

Date: May 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

EE-95-18 Drawing Basics with Elliott Everson

Transition - center BW 150DRAWING BASICS  with Elliott Everson

Everyone can learn to draw and this class will get you started.

Drawing requires learning how to observe correctly and record what you see.

Students will learn the essentials of proportion, line, shading, perspective and composition, and use basic drawing techniques to create realistic pencil drawings of still life, landscapes and more, with natural and man made textures and subjects.

Learning to draw accurately will provide you with an excellent foundation for additional drawing, colored pencil, painting and other art classes. Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces. Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Have fun!

All Levels

Wednesdays  |  1:00 - 4:00 pm   

May 2 - 30, 2018   |  5  Sessions   |   $175

Price: $175.00

Date: May 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 7

SH-69-18 Painting Open Studio with Sue Hunter

PAINTING OPEN STUDIO 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.

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 pm   

May 2 - May 30, 2018  |  5 Sessions  |  $175

Price: $175.00

Date: May 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

SH-71-18 Oil/Acrylic with Sue Hunter

OIL/ACRYLIC with Sue Hunter

This is a class designed to walk you through the painting process from beginning to end.  Sometimes the most difficult part of making art is starting.

Sue will guide you through the process of setting up your paints and organizing your colors.  Learn how to simplify and mix colors.  Emphasis on values will be discussed throughout the sessions.

Learn to view your surroundings, to edit in your mind's eye, and to create interesting and engaging compositions.

Each week, Sue Hunter will demonstrate the lesson and then provide individual and group instruction.  Students are invited to work in either oil or acrylic.  Materials list for both will be provided.

Thursdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 pm 

May 3 - 31, 2018  | 5 Sessions  |  $175

Price: $175.00

Date: May 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

EE-96-18 Drawing Open Studio with Elliott Everson

DRAWING OPEN STUDIO with Elliott Everson

Join Elliott Everson in an open studio setting.  New and returning students continue learning and refining drawing techniques, try new subjects and learn to use new textures or surfaces.

Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Elliott will provide one-on-one or group instruction depending on the needs of the students.

This is a tremendous opportunity to push your drawing skills to a new level in an open setting.  Use colored pencils or graphite.  Open to all Levels.  Have fun!

Fridays  |  9:30 am-12:30 pm 

May 4 - June 1, 2018  |  5 Sessions  | $175

 

Price: $175.00

Date: May 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

KS-05-18 Handbuilding Methods & Techniques with Kathleen Scott

 

HANDBUILDING METHODS & TECHNIQUES WITH KATHLEEN SCOTT

This class will focus on hand-built ceramics methods. Whether you’re an experienced hand-builder looking to finish a project or someone new to working with clay, this class is for you! Each week demonstrations will be given on a particular technique, from slabbing, coiling, and pinching, to creating textures, sgraffito, image transfer, and glazing. 

Fridays, May 4 - June 1 | 1:00-4:00pm  | 5 sessions 

$150 plus Materials Fee: $15 for glazes (required) and $15 for clay (optional)

 

Price: $150.00

Date: May 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 3

DW-26-18 Handbuilding Intensive with Danielle Wood

Handbuilding Intensive: Creating a Body of Work with Danielle Wood

In this class, students will have an opportunity to continue a body of work with guided instruction. Throughout the class, specific techniques pertaining to glazing and handbuilding will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to build a solid body of work that expresses ideas and inspirations that intrigue and inspire their artwork. Students will learn about different glazing, handbuilding techniques, while having the opportunity to experiment with color and form. The class is open to all levels, but some ceramic experience is encouraged.

Wednesdays  |  1:00-4:00 pm

May 9 - May 30, 2018  |  4 sessions

Class fee: $120
Materials fee:  $15 for glazes (required) and $15 for clay (optional)

Price: $120.00

Date: May 9, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

DW-28-18 Handbuilding Fundamentals with Danielle Wood

Handbuilding Fundamentals with Danielle Wood

In this class, students will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of handbuilding in ceramics. They will be introduced to pinch pots, coil building, slab work, press and slump molds. Glaze will also be emphasized in this class. Glaze testing will also be encouraged, so this course is an excellent introduction into how color is used in clay. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to make hand built sculptural and functional ware as well. The possibilities for creativity are endless!

Level: Those who are new to clay, but want to learn more.

 

Fridays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

May 11 - June 1, 2018  |  4 sessions

Class fee: $120
Materials fee:  $15 for glazes (required) and $15 for clay (optional)

Price: $120.00

Date: May 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

JE-65-18 Watercolor Basics: Travel Scenes with John Erwin

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WATERCOLOR BASICS: Travel Scenes with John Erwin

Watercolor can be elusive and challenging.  John Erwin instructs in a way that creates successful paintings.  In this three-session class you will learn the basics of color and design to create well balanced paintings. Focusing on travel scenes, 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

Wednesdays, 1-4 pm 

May 16 - 30, 2018 | 3 sessions | $105

 

Price: $105.00

Date: May 16, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

JE-67-18 Watercolor Techniques: Travel Scenes with John Erwin

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WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES: Travel Scenes with John Erwin

Watercolor can be elusive and challenging.  John Erwin instructs in a way that creates successful paintings.  In this three-session class you will learn the basics of color and design to create well balanced paintings. Focusing on travel scenes, John will instruct on how to start and complete a painting.  Each week you will build techniques and skills to guide you into more complex, finished paintings.

For intermediate/advanced watercolor students

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  

May 16 - 30, 2018 | 3 sessions | $105

 

Price: $105.00

Date: May 16, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

JE-66-18 Artisan Printmaking: Spring Florals with John Erwin

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ARTISAN PRINTMAKING with John Erwin

Learn the hands-on art of printmaking and create hand-pulled prints.  Join John on this adventure as you explore traditional and experimental forms of printmaking.  The centuries-old process is easy and fun under the direction of this gifted artist and instructor.  Printmaking opens you to a new form of expression and helps you to reevaluate your approach to art making.

Experience the excitement of converting your designs into original prints! In this class you will learn to make your own unique marks and stamps that will become cards or artwork.  Explore mixing colors and printing on a variety of papers including colorful Japanese rice paper and an array of artist papers.

Most of the materials will be provided including carving tools, inks and a press.  Each week you will leave with a finished Spring Florals project.

All Levels
Thursdays  |  1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

May 17 - 31, 2018  |  3 sessions  |  $105

 

Price: $105.00

Date: May 17, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

JE-68-18 10-Minute Sketching with John Erwin

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10-MINUTE SKETCHING  with John Erwin

What’s the difference between a sketch and a drawing?   A sketch can be imperfect, it takes less time than a drawing, evokes emotion, and captures a moment. There is an art to making a sketch that instantly conjures a memory of time or place.

In this class, award-winning artist John Erwin shares his tips and lessons on sketching from his extensive travel over several decades. John generously shares his personal travel journals of sketches and the artistic lessons he learned along the way.

From this class you will be able to capture your travel memories in sketches. John will teach you how to set up a sketchbook and a pocket-travel sketch kit. Through specific lessons, you will learn how to create balanced compositions with perspective and value. Experience the excitement and the confidence of sketching in public. You will add people, cars and other real-life interest to your sketches. From black and white line drawing in pencil, pen or other media, John will guide you through adding color, texture and pattern to create more finished works. Working with watercolor, ink, pencil, marker and you will even use a razor blade! You will astonish yourself and your friends in your ability to capture the spirit of the place you are sketching.

All Levels

Thursdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 pm

May 17 - 31, 2018  |  3 sessions  |  $105

 

Price: $105.00

Date: May 17, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

SH-72-18 Creative Collage with Sue Hunter

CREATIVE COLLAGE with Sue Hunter

This class will allow students to learn the process of creating a collage, which for this class will start with a simple image, which you will transfer or draw onto a 10x10 wooden canvas that has been painted with two coats of white gesso.   You will then paint the image with acrylic paint.  Next, using paper torn into individual pieces  you'll use matt medium to adhere the paper to the canvas, coating both sides of the paper.  To finish your artwork, you'll define form using light and shadow with colored paper and other items such as stamps and stencils.  This technique is great for using your imagination and being free to create.

Open to all levels.

Tuesdays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm 

July 10 - August 21, 2018 |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: July 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

JE-69-18 Watercolor Basics: Travel Scenes with John Erwin

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WATERCOLOR BASICS: Travel Scenes with John Erwin

Watercolor can be elusive and challenging.  John Erwin instructs in a way that creates successful paintings.  In this three-session class you will learn the basics of color and design to create well balanced paintings. Focusing on travel scenes, 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 

July 10 - August 14, 2018 | 6 sessions | $210

 

Price: $210.00

Date: July 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

JE-70-18 Watercolor Techniques: Travel Scenes with John Erwin

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WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES: Travel Scenes with John Erwin

Watercolor can be elusive and challenging.  John Erwin instructs in a way that creates successful paintings.  In this three-session class you will learn the basics of color and design to create well balanced paintings. Focusing on travel scenes, 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.  

July 10 - August 14, 2018 | 6 sessions | $210

 

Price: $210.00

Date: July 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

SH-73-18 Painting Open Studio with Sue Hunter

PAINTING OPEN STUDIO 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.

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 pm   

July 11 - August 22, 2018  |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: July 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

SH-74-18 Oil/Acrylic with Sue Hunter

OIL/ACRYLIC with Sue Hunter

This is a class designed to walk you through the painting process from beginning to end.  Sometimes the most difficult part of making art is starting.

Sue will guide you through the process of setting up your paints and organizing your colors.  Learn how to simplify and mix colors.  Emphasis on values will be discussed throughout the sessions.

Learn to view your surroundings, to edit in your mind's eye, and to create interesting and engaging compositions.

Each week, Sue Hunter will demonstrate the lesson and then provide individual and group instruction.  Students are invited to work in either oil or acrylic.  Materials list for both will be provided.

Thursdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 pm 

July 12 - August 23, 2018  | 7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: July 12, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

JE-71-18 Artisan Printmaking with John Erwin

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ARTISAN PRINTMAKING with John Erwin

Learn the hands-on art of printmaking and create hand-pulled prints.  Join John on this adventure as you explore traditional and experimental forms of printmaking.  The centuries-old process is easy and fun under the direction of this gifted artist and instructor.  Printmaking opens you to a new form of expression and helps you to reevaluate your approach to art making.

Experience the excitement of converting your designs into original prints! In this class you will learn to make your own unique marks and stamps that will become cards or artwork.  Explore mixing colors and printing on a variety of papers including colorful Japanese rice paper and an array of artist papers.

Most of the materials will be provided including carving tools, inks and a press.  Each week you will leave with a finished project.

All Levels
Thursdays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 p.m.

July 12 - August 16, 2018  |  6 sessions  |  $210

 

Price: $210.00

Date: July 12, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

JGP-22 WATERCOLOR UNLEASHED! The Basics Reviewed for Beginning & Advanced Studies with Julie Gilbert Pollard

15-68Watercolor! Considered to be the most challenging medium! This class will focus on the “basics” of watercolor which are necessary to review on a regular basis - regardless of one’s facility with the medium - and critical for the watercolor painter who is at the beginning of their watercolor studies. Using floral subject matter, wet-into-wet, wet-on-dry, negative painting, washes, techniques and more will be studied.  Reference photos will be supplied, or you may use your own. There will be demos, instruction at all levels, critique and lots of painting time. Class time will be structured, yet open enough to accommodate the artistic spirit within us all. All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting!

Tuesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm

July 17 - August 7, 2018 | 4 sessions | $140

 

Price: $140.00

Date: July 17, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

WW-15-18 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

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 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin.  Be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours.  Enjoy a lighthearted atmosphere while learning something new. You will leave with a beautiful completed painting.

Each month you will be introduced to the techniques of watercolor painting.  Learn the basics as well as some advanced techniques of watercolor painting during this fun-filled event.  All supplies will be provided.  Only a  willingness to try something new is required.

Appetizers and beverages will be provided.  Space is limited so reserve your spot now for this month's Wine and Watercolor at the Shemer!

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | July 19, 2018 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: July 19, 2018

Available Spaces: 18

WW-16-18 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

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 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin.  Be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours.  Enjoy a lighthearted atmosphere while learning something new. You will leave with a beautiful completed painting.

Each month you will be introduced to the techniques of watercolor painting.  Learn the basics as well as some advanced techniques of watercolor painting during this fun-filled event.  All supplies will be provided.  Only a  willingness to try something new is required.

Appetizers and beverages will be provided.  Space is limited so reserve your spot now for this month's Wine and Watercolor at the Shemer!

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | August 16, 2018 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: August 16, 2018

Available Spaces: 18

JGP-23 WATERCOLOR UNLEASHED! Paint A Fall Landscape with Julie Gilbert Pollard

15-68In this class you will paint fall foliage - colorful leafy canopies of foliage with gnarly tree trunks and spidery twigs as revealed by the falling leaves in the ensuing autumn season.  The class will explore watercolor techniques suited to placing trees with character and personality into landscapes, learning to combine these features with other landscape elements to produce colorful and striking paintings. There will be demos, exercises, critique and lots of painting time.  Class time will be structured, yet open enough to accommodate the artistic spirit within us all. All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting!

Tuesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm

September 4 - October 9 | 6 sessions | $210

 

Price: $210.00

Date: September 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

WW-17-18 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

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 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin.  Be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours.  Enjoy a lighthearted atmosphere while learning something new. You will leave with a beautiful completed painting.

Each month you will be introduced to the techniques of watercolor painting.  Learn the basics as well as some advanced techniques of watercolor painting during this fun-filled event.  All supplies will be provided.  Only a  willingness to try something new is required.

Appetizers and beverages will be provided.  Space is limited so reserve your spot now for this month's Wine and Watercolor at the Shemer!

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | September 13, 2018 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: September 13, 2018

Available Spaces: 18

SH-75-18 Creative Collage with Sue Hunter

CREATIVE COLLAGE with Sue Hunter

This class will allow students to learn the process of creating a collage, which for this class will start with a simple image, which you will transfer or draw onto a 10x10 wooden canvas that has been painted with two coats of white gesso.   You will then paint the image with acrylic paint.  Next, using paper torn into individual pieces  you'll use matt medium to adhere the paper to the canvas, coating both sides of the paper.  To finish your artwork, you'll define form using light and shadow with colored paper and other items such as stamps and stencils.  This technique is great for using your imagination and being free to create.

Open to all levels.

Tuesdays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm 

September 18 - October 30, 2018 |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: September 18, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

SH-77-18 Oil/Acrylic with Sue Hunter

OIL/ACRYLIC with Sue Hunter

This is a class designed to walk you through the painting process from beginning to end.  Sometimes the most difficult part of making art is starting.

Sue will guide you through the process of setting up your paints and organizing your colors.  Learn how to simplify and mix colors.  Emphasis on values will be discussed throughout the sessions.

Learn to view your surroundings, to edit in your mind's eye, and to create interesting and engaging compositions.

Each week, Sue Hunter will demonstrate the lesson and then provide individual and group instruction.  Students are invited to work in either oil or acrylic.  Materials list for both will be provided.

Thursdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 pm 

September 20 - November 1, 2018  | 7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: September 20, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

WW-18-18 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

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 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin.  Be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours.  Enjoy a lighthearted atmosphere while learning something new. You will leave with a beautiful completed painting.

Each month you will be introduced to the techniques of watercolor painting.  Learn the basics as well as some advanced techniques of watercolor painting during this fun-filled event.  All supplies will be provided.  Only a  willingness to try something new is required.

Appetizers and beverages will be provided.  Space is limited so reserve your spot now for this month's Wine and Watercolor at the Shemer!

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | October 18, 2018 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: October 18, 2018

Available Spaces: 18

SH-78-18 Creative Collage with Sue Hunter

CREATIVE COLLAGE with Sue Hunter

This class will allow students to learn the process of creating a collage, which for this class will start with a simple image, which you will transfer or draw onto a 10x10 wooden canvas that has been painted with two coats of white gesso.   You will then paint the image with acrylic paint.  Next, using paper torn into individual pieces  you'll use matt medium to adhere the paper to the canvas, coating both sides of the paper.  To finish your artwork, you'll define form using light and shadow with colored paper and other items such as stamps and stencils.  This technique is great for using your imagination and being free to create.

Open to all levels.

Tuesdays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm 

November 13 - December 18, 2018 |  6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: November 13, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

SH-79-18 Painting Open Studio with Sue Hunter

PAINTING OPEN STUDIO 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.

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 pm   

November 14 - December 19, 2018  |  6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: November 14, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

SH-80-18 Oil/Acrylic with Sue Hunter

OIL/ACRYLIC with Sue Hunter

This is a class designed to walk you through the painting process from beginning to end.  Sometimes the most difficult part of making art is starting.

Sue will guide you through the process of setting up your paints and organizing your colors.  Learn how to simplify and mix colors.  Emphasis on values will be discussed throughout the sessions.

Learn to view your surroundings, to edit in your mind's eye, and to create interesting and engaging compositions.

Each week, Sue Hunter will demonstrate the lesson and then provide individual and group instruction.  Students are invited to work in either oil or acrylic.  Materials list for both will be provided.

Thursdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 pm 

November 15 - December 20, 2018  | 6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: November 15, 2018

Available Spaces: 10