Class Registration

SC-22-01 Summer Camp - Week 1

SC-22-01  Summer Camp - Week 1

 

Summer Camps at the Shemer Art Center are a BLAST!

Daily instruction for children and teens ages 6 – 13 will be offered from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with three teaching sessions per day, plus two half-hour breaks.  Classes will include drawing, painting and ceramics, each taught by professional artists and instructors, with an Art Show on the last day!  Students will be grouped by age and abilities, and this year (so far...) they should plan to bring a MASK, lunch, snack and water bottle each day.

Please be sure to call the Shemer Art Center with questions or if you need assistance registering your budding artists!

Space will once again be limited, to keep class sizes small.  Once full, a waiting list will be compiled for each week, so if the week you are interested in is full, give us a call and we”ll add your name!

We are also currently considering "before" and "after" Summer Camp options, for working parents.... so let us know your needs.

Week One  June 6 - 10, 2022  |  9 am - 4 pm |   $300  (call us to get  "Sibling Discount Price" - $15 off your second registration)

Price: $300.00

Date: June 6, 2022

Available Spaces: 0

SC-22-02 Summer Camp - Week 2

SC-22-02  Summer Camp - Week 2

 

Summer Camps at the Shemer Art Center are a BLAST!

Daily instruction for children and teens ages 6 – 13 will be offered from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with three teaching sessions per day, plus two half-hour breaks.  Classes will include drawing, painting and ceramics, each taught by professional artists and instructors, with an Art Show on the last day!  Students will be grouped by age and abilities, and this year (so far...) they should plan to bring a MASK, lunch, snack and water bottle each day.

Please be sure to call the Shemer Art Center with questions or if you need assistance registering your budding artists!

Space will once again be limited, to keep class sizes small.  Once full, a waiting list will be compiled for each week, so if the week you are interested in is full, give us a call and we”ll add your name!

We are also currently considering "before" and "after" Summer Camp options, for working parents.... so let us know your needs.

Week Two  June 13 - 17, 2022  |  9 am - 4 pm |   $300  (call and ask about our "Sibling Discount Price" for $15 off your second registration)

Price: $300.00

Date: June 13, 2022

Available Spaces: 0

SC-22-03 Summer Camp - Week 3

SC-22-03  Summer Camp - Week 3

 

Summer Camps at the Shemer Art Center are a BLAST!

Daily instruction for children and teens ages 6 – 13 will be offered from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with three teaching sessions per day, plus two half-hour breaks.  Classes will include drawing, painting and ceramics, each taught by professional artists and instructors, with an Art Show on the last day!  Students will be grouped by age and abilities, and this year (so far...) they should plan to bring a MASK, lunch, snack and water bottle each day.

Please be sure to call the Shemer Art Center with questions or if you need assistance registering your budding artists!

Space will once again be limited, to keep class sizes small.  Once full, a waiting list will be compiled for each week, so if the week you are interested in is full, give us a call and we”ll add your name!

We are also currently considering "before" and "after" Summer Camp options, for working parents.... so let us know your needs.

Week Three  June 20 - 24, 2022  |  9 am - 4 pm |   $300  (call and ask about our "Sibling Discount Price" for $15 off your second registration)

Price: $300.00

Date: June 20, 2022

Available Spaces: 0

SC-22-04 Summer Camp - Week 4

SC-22-04  Summer Camp - Week 4

 

Summer Camps at the Shemer Art Center are a BLAST!

Daily instruction for children and teens ages 6 – 13 will be offered from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with three teaching sessions per day, plus two half-hour breaks.  Classes will include drawing, painting and ceramics, each taught by professional artists and instructors, with an Art Show on the last day!  Students will be grouped by age and abilities, and this year (so far...) they should plan to bring a MASK, lunch, snack and water bottle each day.

Please be sure to call the Shemer Art Center with questions or if you need assistance registering your budding artists!

Space will once again be limited, to keep class sizes small.  Once full, a waiting list will be compiled for each week, so if the week you are interested in is full, give us a call and we”ll add your name!

We are also currently considering "before" and "after" Summer Camp options, for working parents.... so let us know your needs.

Week Four  June 27 - July 1, 2022  |  9 am - 4 pm |   $300  (call and ask about our "Sibling Discount Price" for $15 off your second registration)

Price: $300.00

Date: June 27, 2022

Available Spaces: 0

SH-151-22 Mixed Media and Collage with Sue Hunter

MIXED MEDIA AND COLLAGE with Sue Hunter

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

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

Open to all levels.

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

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

Price: $210.00

Date: July 5, 2022

Available Spaces: 6

SK-04-22 Gelli Printing with Sherry Kimmel

GELLI PRINTING with Sherry Kimmel

In the class students will use Gelli prints to create one-of-a-kind mono prints. Gelli plates are fun and exciting to use. You don't have to be an art expert to produce beautiful prints.
Sherry will be teaching some new techniques including "faux chine collée," a unique collage printing method adapted to the gelli plate, a marbling technique, and a fun peeling paint technique! We will also be using stencils, Embossed papers, combs, masks and Alcohol Inks to produce some beautiful prints as well as working with image transfers. These techniques can be used for collage, altered book and mixed media artists. Come join the fun as we get creative with our gelli plates!
Instructor provides lots of fun items for the class, you will receive a supply list upon registration.

All levels are welcome.

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

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

Price: $140.00

Date: July 6, 2022

Available Spaces: 8

SH-152-22 Studio Painting with Sue Hunter

Studio Painting with Sue Hunter

Learn to develop and clarify your painting style while expanding your technical skills in this studio class.
Sue will tailor discussions and demonstrations to the developing needs of each student-artist. As the class progresses, students will have the opportunity to learn ways of adding other media to their paintings.

 

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

Prerequisite: Previous painting experience. Bring a blank canvas or a work in progress, images, reference materials, or a sample of finished work, and painting supplies you currently use to the first class; suggestions for additional materials will be discussed at that time.  All media welcome.

Wednesdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 am  | July 6 - August 10, 2022  | 6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: July 6, 2022

Available Spaces: 2

LN-39-22 Printmaking: Silkscreen & Intaglio Printing with Larry Nisula

PRINTMAKING: SILKSCREEN, INTAGLIO, WOODCUT & LINOLEUM PRINTING with Larry Nisula

In this class, students will learn the basics of silkscreen printing. The methods of using photo emulsion and cut stencils to create unique and exciting prints will be explored. Students will move on to discover how to work with brushed on color, as well as the process behind color registration.

Larry will demonstrate techniques as the class progresses. Students will have the opportunity to learn the process of creating intaglio prints, woodcut prints, and linoleum prints. Common techniques include using both drypoint and the etching of copper plates. When printing their plates, students will use etching presses. Note: These printmaking processes involve chemicals and harsh solvents. The instructor will take time to explain proper safety measures. Etching of plates will be done off campus.

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

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

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

Price: $210.00

Date: July 6, 2022

Available Spaces: 4

LD-56-22 Drawing Realistic Portraits with Ludmila Demich

DRAWING REALISTIC PORTRAITS with Ludmila Demich

The focus of this class will be learning how to draw a portrait. Students will be introduced to and familiarized with concepts like: composition, structural approach, proportions of the head and position of the head. As well as building value, light and shadow and defining features of the face.

Everything a student needs to know about drawing a realistic portrait will be covered. Students will surprise friends, and themselves with excellent results!
This class is for all levels.
**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Wednesdays  |  1:00pm-4:00pm  | July 6 - August 10, 2022  |  6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: July 6, 2022

Available Spaces: 4

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

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

This class is all about introducing students to basic and fundamental techniques and tools used to create unique jewelry and metal-smithed objects. Topics covered include fabrication and casting in silver, silver soldering a banded ring, and working in the lost wax method.  Advanced techniques include sand and cuttlebone casting, as well as enameling. Students will have the opportunity to create several jewelry pieces including, rings, pendants and earrings.

 

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

 

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

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

Price: $150.00

Date: July 6, 2022

Available Spaces: 6

SH-153-22 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.

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

Thursdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 pm  | July 7 - August 11, 2022| 6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: July 7, 2022

Available Spaces: 2

JE-173-22 Urban Sketching with John Erwin

URBAN SKETCHING  with John Erwin

In this class, students will learn the basics of urban sketching, including how to use their photos as sketch materials to create a personal sketchbook.This class will cover perspective, sketching, and design.

Students will also learn how apply color to sketches. There will be an emphasis on landscape and architecture. Students are encouraged to come and have fun turning their photos into lasting sketch memories.

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

All Levels

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

 

Price: $175.00

Date: July 7, 2022

Available Spaces: 4

LD-57-22 Pastel and Colored Pencil Fundamentals with Ludmila Demich

PASTEL AND COLORED PENCIL FUNDAMENTALS with Ludmila Demich

In this class students will learn how to capture vibrancy and luminosity using pastel and colored pencil as a medium. Students will have the opportunity to use what they already have at home: pastel, pastel pencils or color pencils, but with a new look. Friends will be shocked with the result and what can be done with these mediums.
Students will participate in exercises that strengthen their skills. Through demonstrations and discussions, students will learn formal components including composition, perspective and color while also exploring experimental techniques. The instructor will then work one-on-one with students as they develop their own personal narratives and concepts through independent projects. No previous experience is required.

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

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

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

Thursdays  |  9:30 - 12:30 pm  |  July 7- August 11, 2022  |  6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: July 7, 2022

Available Spaces: 7

LD-58-22 Paper Collage with Ludmila Demich

Paper Collage with Ludmila Demich

Creating works of art through collage is an exciting process with endless possibilities for creativity and innovation. In this class students will learn about collage and create their own unique works of art using the collage process. This class is perfect for artists looking to reinvigorate their creative practice and play with new imagery and compositions.
Students will explore using the principals of design to compose works of art that combine a diverse pallet of images including objective and non objective parts into fresh ideas and images. In this class you will have the opportunity to use a variety of materials, including rice paper, cut outs from magazines, prints, photographs, stained paper, found paper, and fibers. Students will learn how to combine all these different materials, forms, images and textures to create something new.
Join us and learn to approach collage in original and refreshing ways.
**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Thursdays  |  1 pm - 4 pm | July 7- August 11, 2022 |  6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: July 7, 2022

Available Spaces: 7

WW-63-22 Wine & Watercolor with John Erwin

WINE & WATERCOLOR with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin and you’ll be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours! You’ll enjoy the comfortable atmosphere of this light-hearted class and you’ll leave with at least one beautiful, completed painting!

This is a continuous class and each month you will be introduced to the techniques of watercolor painting.  You’ll learn the basics as well as some advanced techniques as you continue attending 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 & Watercolor class at the Shemer Art Center!

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

All Levels
Thursday, July 7th, 2022 | 6:00-8:00 pm  | 1 session

$35 per person

Price: $35.00

Date: July 7, 2022

Available Spaces: 16

PW-03-22 Ceramics & Ikebana with Ping Wei

CERAMICS & IKEBANA  with Ping Wei

Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging, is inseparable from ceramic vases. The practice of Ikebana brings natural botanical materials (flowers, branches, leaves etc.) into living spaces. Vases not only provide the function of supplying water to flowers, but also help achieve the perfect harmony between natural materials and man-made forms.
In this three-part workshop, Ping will discuss the Japanese wabi-sabi in the way of ceramics and flowers. In Part One students will create a ceramic vase for their Ikebana arrangement. Students will have the opportunity to create one or two ceramic vases after discussion and demonstration. In Part Two students will learn about glazing and be given an introduction to Ikebana flower arranging. During the final part of this workshop students will get a more in-depth lesson on Ikebana and learn to create their Ikebana arrangements in the beautiful ceramic vases they created.

Fridays | July 8, 15 & 29, 2022 |1 - 4pm | $105 + $45 materials fee (includes glazes and flowers) + $20 clay fee (optional)

 

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

Price: $105.00

Date: July 8, 2022

Available Spaces: 8

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

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED POTTERY with James Schwarz

Intermediate Students
With the basics of throwing under your belt Intermediate students will be encouraged to push their boundaries. A focus on being able to throw more complicated forms such as amphora, sectionals, chargers, and teapots; as well as general sizes and shapes that may lie outside the student's comfort zone. Pushing these boundaries will help build upon the skills of the potter and increase confidence to pursue more ambitious projects.

Advanced Students

Students on the advanced track will be encouraged to work on finding and expanding their artistic voice; the things that make their pottery unique and personal. In this class students will be encouraged to explore and expand their body of work, pushing boundaries, and continuing to learn additional techniques. Students will work one-on-one with the instructor to establish personal goals and milestones related to their pottery and work as an artist.

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

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

Price: $210.00

Date: July 11, 2022

Available Spaces: 3

DW- 89-22 Pottery Open Studio with Danielle Wood

POTTERY OPEN STUDIO with Danielle Wood

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

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

* Ceramic Experience Encouraged

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

Price: $210.00

Date: July 11, 2022

Available Spaces: 4

JE-171-22 Watercolor Basics with John Erwin

WATERCOLOR BASICS with John Erwin

Watercolor can be elusive and challenging.  John Erwin instructs in a way that creates successful paintings.
In this class you will learn the basics of color and design to create well balanced paintings.John will instruct on how to start and complete a painting.

Each week you will build techniques and skills to guide you into more complex, finished paintings.

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

For beginning watercolor students

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

Price: $210.00

Date: July 12, 2022

Available Spaces: 1

JE-172-22 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 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.

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

For intermediate/advanced watercolor students

Tuesdays  1:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.  | July 12- August 16, 2022 |  6 sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: July 12, 2022

Available Spaces: 7

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

BUILDING A BODY OF WORK IN CERAMICS with Danielle Wood*

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

Skill Level: Some Ceramic Encouraged

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

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

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

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

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

 

Price: $175.00

Date: July 12, 2022

Available Spaces: 2

ART HISTORY LECTURES- Auguste Rodin Part One

Auguste Rodin, Part One, 1857-1883

The Thinker, 1879-89, bronze, Musée Rodin, Paris

 

Auguste Rodin is considered the founder of modern sculpture, a style which reflects the natural, life-like and individual over the heroic and mythological.Rodin asserted the artist’s right to declare his work finished (even though it looked unfinished) when he had realized his artistic aim.  As such, he cleared the path for The Impressionists

We will look at his early sculptures from 1857-1883, including The Gates of Hell (birthplace of The Thinker and The Kiss), The Age of Bronze, The Man with the Broken Nose, and The Monument to Victor Hugo.  And we will meet his patents and his two favorite ladies:  Rose Beuret and Camille Claudel.

Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Price: $15.00

Date: July 14, 2022

Available Spaces: 16

SK-06-22 Creating A Collage Book with Sherry Kimmel

CREATING A COLLAGE BOOK with Sherry Kimmel

In this workshop students will create an accordion-style collage book that tells a story about a favorite artist, a family event or a special trip.
Using collage paper, color pictures, embellishments, and paint students will be able to create textures, text, and layering for depth to create a one-of-a-kind collage art book. This is a great course for students who have a collection of photos, painted papers or paper keepsakes that need a good home to display their beauty. Previous experience is not necessary, however the class will be a great opportunity for students who have previously taken Gelli Printing with Sherry Kimmel to put all your beautiful mono prints to use in a cohesive work of art.
Come join the fun in exploring " The Art of Collage".

All levels are welcome.

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

Friday, July 15 | 1pm-4pm |  $75

Price: $75.00

Date: July 15, 2022

Available Spaces: 7

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

REALISM BASICS IN OILS-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

**In order to provide a safe learning environment, all class sizes will be limited, and masks are required for all students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.  

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

Price: $210.00

Date: July 30, 2022

Available Spaces: 6

BF-38-22 Abstract Painting with Bela Fidel

ABSTRACT PAINTING with Bela Fidel

In this four-week class students will learn the most important principles of painting: Design, Value, Color, Line and ancillary elements that give life to an abstract painting.

Painting in the abstract style requires a reliance on innermost vision, authenticity and feeling.Yes, this also applies to Representational painting but the latter offers an exterior image on which to base a vision. Painting Abstract makes artists delve into the recesses of their souls for a truthful and authentic depiction in shapes, values, color, mark-making, etc.

This class will address the technical aspects as well as the personal/feeling resources students go to when creating from the inside out. Join this rewarding adventure and acquire solid and important technical information as well as discover how to play and transform it into a personal, authentic voice.  During this class students will also learn how to create a concertina sketchbook and learn about the role of a sketchbook in the development of art. In addition, students will learn how to make their own mark-making brushes and how to incorporate mark-making into abstract paintings. This course is comprehensive and will guide students' artistic and technical development in a friendly and creative atmosphere.

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

Beginners are welcome

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

Price: $140.00

Date: August 12, 2022

Available Spaces: 7

ART HISTORY LECTURES- Auguste Rodin Part Two

Auguste Rodin, Part Two, 1884-1917

The Burghers of Calais, 1884-1895, bronze, Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville, Calais

 

By 1895 Rodin was at the height of his fame, but the acclaim which greeted him was accompanied by intense vilification because the critics and the public still wanted finished, idealized, heroic statuary.  His sculptures in this era, 1884-1917, include The Burghers of Calais, Thought, The Balzac Monument, The Hand of God and Cathedral.  In this lecture we will also pause to consider his erotic watercolors.

Rodin now had gained many honors and awards and female friends.  In 1917, his last year, he married Rose Beuret, his long-time companion and the mother of his son, to show his gratitude to her for her fidelity to him, despite his many love affairs.

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Price: $15.00

Date: August 18, 2022

Available Spaces: 16

JS-06-22 Wheel Throwing Basics

Wheel Throwing Basics with James Schwarz

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

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

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

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

Price: $210.00

Date: August 20, 2022

Available Spaces: 6

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

BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE POTTERY with James Schwarz

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

Beginning Students
The foundation of any successful thrower is mastering the basics. This introduction to throwing on the wheel will cover centering, bowls, plates, and cylinders. These are the techniques that every potter must learn in order to be skillful and successful. Students will work together in a hands-on environment covering these methods as well as basic history and scientific principles of clay and the wheel.

Intermediate Students
With the basics of throwing under your belt Intermediate students will be encouraged to push their boundaries. A focus on being able to throw more complicated forms such as amphora, sectionals, chargers, and teapots; as well as general sizes and shapes that may lie outside the student's comfort zone. Pushing these boundaries will help build upon the skills of the potter and increase confidence to pursue more ambitious projects.

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

Open to all levels

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

Price: $210.00

Date: August 22, 2022

Available Spaces: 6

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

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED POTTERY with James Schwarz

Intermediate Students
With the basics of throwing under your belt Intermediate students will be encouraged to push their boundaries. A focus on being able to throw more complicated forms such as amphora, sectionals, chargers, and teapots; as well as general sizes and shapes that may lie outside the student's comfort zone. Pushing these boundaries will help build upon the skills of the potter and increase confidence to pursue more ambitious projects.

Advanced Students

Students on the advanced track will be encouraged to work on finding and expanding their artistic voice; the things that make their pottery unique and personal. In this class students will be encouraged to explore and expand their body of work, pushing boundaries, and continuing to learn additional techniques. Students will work one-on-one with the instructor to establish personal goals and milestones related to their pottery and work as an artist.

**In order to provide a safe learning environment, all class sizes will be limited, and masks are required for all students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.  

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

Price: $210.00

Date: August 22, 2022

Available Spaces: 7

EE-198-22 Drawing Basics with Elliott Everson

DRAWING BASICS with Elliott Everson

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

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

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

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

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

All Levels

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

Price: $210.00

Date: August 23, 2022

Available Spaces: 7

EE-199-22 Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES  with Elliott Everson

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

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

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

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

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

All Levels

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

Price: $175.00

Date: August 23, 2022

Available Spaces: 7

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

ADVANCED COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES with Elliott Everson

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

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

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

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

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

Price: $210.00

Date: August 24, 2022

Available Spaces: 11

BB-30-22 Oil and Cold Wax Medium with Barbara Bagan

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

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

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

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

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

**In order to provide a safe learning environment, all class sizes will be limited, and masks are required for all students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.  

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

Price: $140.00

Date: September 16, 2022

Available Spaces: 8

JS-11-22 Wheel Throwing Basics

Wheel Throwing Basics with James Schwarz

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

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

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

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

Price: $175.00

Date: October 1, 2022

Available Spaces: 6

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

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED POTTERY with James Schwarz

Intermediate Students
With the basics of throwing under your belt Intermediate students will be encouraged to push their boundaries. A focus on being able to throw more complicated forms such as amphora, sectionals, chargers, and teapots; as well as general sizes and shapes that may lie outside the student's comfort zone. Pushing these boundaries will help build upon the skills of the potter and increase confidence to pursue more ambitious projects.

Advanced Students

Students on the advanced track will be encouraged to work on finding and expanding their artistic voice; the things that make their pottery unique and personal. In this class students will be encouraged to explore and expand their body of work, pushing boundaries, and continuing to learn additional techniques. Students will work one-on-one with the instructor to establish personal goals and milestones related to their pottery and work as an artist.

**In order to provide a safe learning environment, all class sizes will be limited, and masks are required for all students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.  

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

Price: $210.00

Date: October 3, 2022

Available Spaces: 8

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

BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE POTTERY with James Schwarz

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

Beginning Students
The foundation of any successful thrower is mastering the basics. This introduction to throwing on the wheel will cover centering, bowls, plates, and cylinders. These are the techniques that every potter must learn in order to be skillful and successful. Students will work together in a hands-on environment covering these methods as well as basic history and scientific principles of clay and the wheel.

Intermediate Students
With the basics of throwing under your belt Intermediate students will be encouraged to push their boundaries. A focus on being able to throw more complicated forms such as amphora, sectionals, chargers, and teapots; as well as general sizes and shapes that may lie outside the student's comfort zone. Pushing these boundaries will help build upon the skills of the potter and increase confidence to pursue more ambitious projects.

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

Open to all levels

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

Price: $210.00

Date: October 3, 2022

Available Spaces: 7

EE-201-22 Drawing Basics with Elliott Everson

DRAWING BASICS with Elliott Everson

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

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

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

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

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

All Levels

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

Price: $210.00

Date: October 4, 2022

Available Spaces: 7

EE-202-22 Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES  with Elliott Everson

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

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

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

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

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

All Levels

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

Price: $210.00

Date: October 4, 2022

Available Spaces: 7

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

ADVANCED COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES with Elliott Everson

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

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

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

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

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

Price: $210.00

Date: October 5, 2022

Available Spaces: 11

PRCD-12-22 Marbling & Collage on Rice Paper with Pam Root & Candice Diaz

MARBLING & COLLAGE ON RICE PAPER with Pam Root & Candice Diaz

This fun and enlightening workshop focuses on Experimental Chinese Marbling and Watercolor Painting Techniques. Students will incorporate collage pieces that have been made by painting rice paper. In this workshop students will have fun working loosely, while using their newly learned skills to create artwork without any pre-planning!

On the first day, students will see a one-of-a kind work of art evolve before their eyes as they dip rice paper in water and ink. They will also learn how to master rice paper marbling using just Sumi ink. After the marbleized pieces dry, on Day Two, students will begin to see images and abstract areas that can be enhanced with painting or collage with watercolor and acrylic.

Finished marbled paper can also be used as bookmarks, note cards and much more. Students are able to bring their own watercolor and acrylic supplies, but it is not required. Rice paper and ink will be provided

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

All Levels

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 2:00 - 4:00 pm & Saturday, October 22, 2022 |  10:00 am - 2:00 pm | $150, plus $10 materials fee paid to the instructors on first day.

Price: $150.00

Date: October 21, 2022

Available Spaces: 6