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Let the artist in you shine!

Thank you for considering the Shemer Art Center for your art class interests! We are pleased to share with you our Class Schedule for adults ages 18+!

Please be sure to read our registration policy prior to registering for a class.

SCULPTING HEADS & HANDS with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

In this ceramic sculpture class, students will learn a step by step process to create the form and features of the human head and hands.  Sculpting techniques will include modeling a solid form and then hollowing it out in preparation for firing as well as slab building and pinch techniques.  Basic anatomy and proportion of the head, neck and shoulders will be discussed.  Expressive qualities of the head and hands will also be explored through facial expression, gesture of the hands and various surface finishes such as underglaze stencils and transfers.

Prerequisite:  Beginning level class in handbuilding

Thursdays, January 18 – March 7, 2024 |1:00 – 4:00 pm | 8 sessions  |  $300, plus $15 studio fee (required), $20+ for clay (if purchased through Shemer)


  •  January 18, 2024 - March 7, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Color & Composition with Patrice Al-Shatti

This class is for painting students who want to take their skill to the next level. The class will take the confusion out of color and introduce students to the secrets of successful composition, unlocking a whole new experience of satisfying artistic expression. Students will learn time tested ideas through group exploration of artwork across the ages, short studies and exercises, and the creation of personal works of art. The instructor will work one on one with students to apply ideas learned to their personal projects. This is a great foundational class, no matter your medium or style.

Thursdays | February 22 – April 11, 2024 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | 8 sessions | $300


  • Class
     February 22, 2024 - April 11, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE POTTERY with Alan Jones

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.

Open to all levels

Mondays | 9:30am- 12:30pm | February 26 – April 8, 2024 | 7 sessions | $265, plus $15 studio fee (required), $20+ for clay (if purchased through Shemer)


  •  February 26, 2024 - April 8, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED POTTERY with Anne Rasmussen

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.

Mondays | 1pm-4pm | February 26 – April 8, 2024 | 7 sessions  | $265, plus Materials fee: $15 studio fee (required) and $20 clay (optional)


  •  February 26, 2024 - April 8, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

POTTERY OPEN STUDIO with Anne Rasmussen

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.

* Ceramic Experience Encouraged

Mondays | 6:00-9:00 pm | February 26 – April 8, 2024 | 7 sessions  | $265, plus $15 studio fee (required) and $20 for clay (optional)


  •  February 26, 2024 - April 8, 2024
     6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES  with Elliott Everson

In this class students will learn the 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  | February 27 – April 9, 2024  | 7 Sessions   |   $265


  •  February 27, 2024 - April 9, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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.

 

 

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  | February 28 – April 10, 2024 | 7 Sessions  |  $265


  •  February 28, 2024 - April 10, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

PRINTMAKING 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, and 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

Wednesdays,  February 28 – April 10, 2024  | 1:00 – 4:00 pm | 7 sessions  |  $265, plus $35 materials fee


  •  February 28, 2024 - April 10, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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.

Wednesdays, February 28 – April 10, 2024 | 1:00pm-4:00pm  | 7 Sessions  |  $265


  •  February 28, 2024 - April 10, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Jewelry Making for Teens & Adults, perfect for parents who want to take a class with their children!  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.

Age: 13+

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Wednesdays, February 28 – April 10, 2024  | 4:30 – 6:30 pm | 7 sessions | $175, plus $35 materials fee


  •  February 28, 2024 - April 10, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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 am  | February 29 – April 11, 2024  | 7 Sessions  |  $265


  •  February 29, 2024 - April 11, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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.

Thursdays, February 29 – April 11, 2024 | 1:00 -4:00 pm  | 7 Sessions  |  $265


  •  February 29, 2024 - April 11, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

HANDBUILDING STUDIO with Elizabeth Behnke

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. This is a perfect class for students to work on special projects with guidance and input from an experienced instructor. Students seeking help with more complex intermediate to advanced projects, or seeking to expand their handbuilding skills will receive one on one consultation from the instructor as needed.  This is a class is a great space to build a body of work surrounded by other ceramicists in a supportive artistic community.

* Ceramic Experience Encouraged

Fridays | 1 pm – 4 pm  | March 1 – April 12, 2024 | 7 Sessions  |  $265, plus $15 studio fee (required), $20+ for clay (if purchased through Shemer)


  •  March 1, 2024 - April 12, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  |  March 5 – April 9, 2024 | No Class Mar 19 | 5 sessions   |  $190


  •  March 5, 2024 - April 9, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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.

All Levels

Fridays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm | March 8 – May 3, 2024  | No class March 22, April 12 & 19 | 6 sessions  |  $225

 


  •  March 8, 2024 - May 3, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE TECHNIQUES with Ludmila Demich

This class will encourage students who have been working in collage to further explore the potential of the medium, by introducing mixed media. Materials used in this class will include watercolor,  acrylic paints, acrylic ink, and a brayer. Students will learn to create their own customized collage paper, unlike anything available in a shop, ideal for their individual collage projects.
Techniques taught will include using molding paste with stencils and encasing natural materials between layers of rice paper to create texture in collages.
Learn even more about the versatility of acrylic mediums and how to combine them with other suitable materials to have a WOW effect. This is the perfect course for students who have been working in paper collage and are looking to continue expanding their knowledge and art practice.

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

Thursdays  |  9:30 – 12:30 pm  | March 14 – April 11, 2024 |  5 Sessions  |  $190


  •  March 14, 2024 - April 11, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Human and Animal Figures as Containers with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

This class will explore creating human and animal figures in clay that are also containers. Using handbuilding and modeling techniques, you could turn your favorite animal into a teapot. A human head could become a drinking cup or a torso could be formed into a flower vase. Surface decoration techniques will include using underglazes on wet and bisque fired clay to create pattern and color along with cone five glazes.

Prerequisite:  Beginning level class in handbuilding

Thursdays, March 21 – May 9, 2024 |1:00 – 4:00 pm | 8 sessions  |  $300, plus $15 studio fee (required), $20+ for clay (if purchased through Shemer)


  •  March 21, 2024 - May 9, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP – Watercolor Unleashed: Flowers in a Watercolor Landscape with Julie Gilbert Pollard

Flowers are magical creations – and they give us a delightful excuse to go wild with color! The focus of this class will be painting a landscape enhanced by blooms up-close, more distant color masses, and foliage, using a variety of techniques.

All Levels | Tuesdays 1:00 – 4:00 pm | April 2 – 30, 2024 | No class April 9 | 4 sessions |  $150


  •  April 2, 2024 - April 30, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE POTTERY with Alan Jones

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.

Open to all levels

Mondays | 9:30am- 12:30pm | April 15 – May 27, 2024 | 7 sessions | $265, plus $15 studio fee (required), $20+ for clay (if purchased through Shemer)


  •  April 15, 2024 - May 27, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED POTTERY with Anne Rasmussen

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.

Mondays | 1pm-4pm | April 15 – May 27, 2024 | 7 sessions  | $265, plus Materials fee: $15 studio fee (required) and $20 clay (optional)


  •  April 15, 2024 - May 27, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

POTTERY OPEN STUDIO with Anne Rasmussen

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.

* Ceramic Experience Encouraged

Mondays | 6:00-9:00 pm | April 15 – May 27, 2024 | 7 sessions  | $265, plus $15 studio fee (required) and $20 for clay (optional)


  •  April 15, 2024 - May 27, 2024
     6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING with Sue Hunter

In in this class students will learn the loose processes and unique effects achieved by using palette knives instead of brushes. Participants will be amazed by the incredible abstract or representational work they are able to create using these unexpected tools.

In this class students will be using flat palette knives, joint knives and other tools.Paintings can be all acrylic or acrylic underpainting and finished with oil paints.

The instructor, Sue Hunter, will demonstrate how to prepare a wood cradle board using gesso and muslin and demonstrate how to select subject and apply paint with knives. Join us to learn how these unique tools can be used to create new exciting works of art.

Open to all levels.

Tuesdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 am  | April 16 – May 28, 2024  | 7 Sessions  |  $265


  •  April 16, 2024 - May 28, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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.

 

 

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  |April 17 – May 29, 2024 | 7 Sessions  |  $265


  •  April 17, 2024 - May 29, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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.

Wednesdays, April 17 – May 29, 2024 | 1:00pm-4:00pm  | 7 Sessions  |  $265


  •  April 17, 2024 - May 29, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PRINTMAKING 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, and 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

Wednesdays,  April 17 – May 29, 2024  | 1:00 – 4:00 pm | 7 sessions  |  $265, plus $35 materials fee


  •  April 17, 2024 - May 29, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Jewelry Making for Teens & Adults, perfect for parents who want to take a class with their children!  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.

Age: 13+

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Wednesdays, April 17 – May 29, 2024  | 4:30 – 6:30 pm | 7 sessions | $175, plus $35 materials fee


  •  April 17, 2024 - May 29, 2024
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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.

Thursdays  |  9:30 – 12:30 pm  | April 18 – May 30, 2024 |  7 Sessions  |  $265


  •  April 18, 2024 - May 30, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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 am  | April 18 – May 30, 2024  | 7 Sessions  |  $265


  •  April 18, 2024 - May 30, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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.

Thursdays, April 18 – May 30, 2024 | 1:00 -4:00 pm  | 7 Sessions  |  $265


  •  April 18, 2024 - May 30, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  |  April 23 – May 28, 2024 |  6 sessions   |  $225


  •  April 23, 2024 - May 28, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

DRAWING BASICS with Elliott Everson

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

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

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

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

All Levels

Tuesdays  |  9:30am – 12:30 pm  | April 23 – May 28, 2024 | 6 Sessions   |   $225


  •  April 23, 2024 - May 28, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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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 students will learn more about composition, value, color mixing and design. John will instruct on how to start and complete a painting using the elements and principles of watercolor.  Each week you will build techniques and skills like wet into wet, negative painting and dry painting to guide you into more complex, finished paintings.

For intermediate/advanced watercolor students

Tuesdays  1:00 pm – 4:00 p.m.  | April 23 – May 28, 2024 | 6 sessions   |  $225


  •  April 23, 2024 - May 28, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES  with Elliott Everson

In this class students will learn the basic techniques of colored pencil drawing.

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

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

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

All Levels

Tuesdays  |  1:00 – 4:00 pm  | April 23 – May 28, 2024  | 6 Sessions   |   $225


  •  April 23, 2024 - May 28, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  | April 24 – May 29, 2024 | 6 Sessions  |  $225


  •  April 24, 2024 - May 29, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

BF-55-24 Working in a Series with Bela Fidel

This course will expand students’ knowledge of abstract painting through the process of working in a series. Students will discover their own unique and original voice while building a body of work. This course will define the concept of working in series exploring repetition, experimentation and thematic cohesion. Students will learn about sequential exploration, motifs, themes and techniques for cohesion and consistency. This is the perfect course for students who have been painting in abstract style for any length of time. This course will use both oils and acrylics.

Fridays, April 26 – May 24, 2024|  1 – 4 pm | $150, plus $15 materials fee


  •  April 26, 2024 - May 24, 2024
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

REALISM BASICS IN OILS with Patrice Al-Shatti

In this class students will learn an easy step by step method to achieve luminous realism in oils using a modern variation of the underpainting and glazing techniques used by historic masters. Students will hone their skills at preparing a painting surface, explore several ways to get their image on a panel or canvas, learn about underpaintings and how they make the painting process accessible for anyone, and experience the joy of glazing for depth and vibrancy of color. Glazing in oils is a magical process that brings extraordinary richness to contemporary realistic artwork and students will be amazed by their results. The class is divided into four sequential units where students will build an oil painting from hardboard panel up to a finished masterpiece. Beginning and more advanced oil painters are welcome.

Advanced Track: Students who have learned the basics of underpainting and glazing will explore the impact of burnt umber and pastel under paintings and work on imagery of their own choice. Students will work one on one with the instructor to improve their painting technique, hone their artistic voice, and generate amazing reference photos. Please come to the first session with several images you’d like to work with.

Saturdays | May 4, 2024 | 10 am 2 pm | May 11 & May 18, 2024 | 10 am-3 pm | May 25, 2024 | 10 am- 1 pm | 4 sessions | $215


  •  May 4, 2024 - May 25, 2024
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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