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BF-18-18 Encaustic for Beginners with Bela Fidel

ENCAUSTIC FOR BEGINNERS with Bela Fidel

In this two-day workshop students will become acquainted with the inherent luminosity of encaustic and the beauty of its layers, additions, subtractions and heat manipulation for special effects.read more

Thursday & Friday  |  10:00am - 4:00pm

August 30 & 31, 2018  |  2 days 

$210, plus $40 materials fee paid to the instructor on first day.

Price: $210.00

Date: August 30, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

DM-02-18 Photographic Processes with David Miller

   

PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES with David Miller 

This Photographic Processes workshop will cover four methods of transferring your photographic images onto a variety of surfaces, including watercolor paper and ceramic tile, to create a one-of-a-kind work of art with a beautiful weathered look that can be left on its own or turned into part of your mixed-media art projects.  Materials provided with a $25 supply fee.

Saturday September 1, 2018| 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | 1 Session

Workshop Fee: $70

Materials Fee: $25 paid to instructor 

 

Price: $70.00

Date: September 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 3

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: 10

EE-101-18 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 

September 4 - October 23, 2018  |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: September 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

EE-102-18 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 

September 4 - October 23, 2018   |  8  Sessions   |   $280

Price: $280.00

Date: September 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

JE-73-18 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 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 

September 4 - October 16, 2018 | 7 sessions | $245

 

Price: $245.00

Date: September 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 3

JE-74-18 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 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.  

September 4 - October 16, 2018 | 7 sessions | $245

 

Price: $245.00

Date: September 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 7

KS-08-18 Wheel Thrown Pottery with Kathleen Scott

WHEEL THROWN POTTERY WITH KATHLEEN SCOTT

In this class, students will be guided through the fundamentals of creating pieces on the wheel. Whether you’re new to pottery or have experience and are looking to hone your skills, this class is for you! Each week a different demonstration will be given, including centering and making a cylinder, cups, throwing and trimming bowls and plates, pulling handles, as well as various surface design techniques.

Tuesdays, September 4 - October 23, 2018

6:00 - 9:00 pm  | 8 sessions 

$280 plus Materials Fee: $15 for glazes (required) and $15 for clay (optional)

 

Price: $280.00

Date: September 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

EE-103-18 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 

September 5 - October 24, 2018   |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: September 5, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

DW-29-18 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

September 5 - October 24, 2018  |  8 sessions

Class fee: $280
Materials fee:  $15 for glazes (required) and $15 for clay (optional)

Price: $280.00

Date: September 5, 2018

Available Spaces: 2

LN-08-18 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 metalsmithed objects. Topics covered include silver soldering a banded ring, working in wax, mold making, centrifugal and vacuum casting, and flame enameling. Additional techniques such as steam and sand casting can be demonstrated and made available.

 

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Wednesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm | September 5 - October 24, 2018 | 8 sessions  | $280, plus $35 materials fee

Price: $280.00

Date: September 5, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

JE-75-18 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.

September 6 - October 18, 2018  |  7 sessions  |  $245

 

Price: $245.00

Date: September 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

EE-104-18 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 

September 7 - October 26, 2018 (no class - 10/5) |  7 Sessions  | $245

 

Price: $245.00

Date: September 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

DW-30-18 Illuminated Ceramics with Danielle Wood

Illuminated Ceramics with Danielle Wood

In this class, students will have an opportunity to make artwork with the intent to add a light element to their work. The artwork can include votives, a pillow piece with cut out parts, a tall coil sculpture, or a functional lamp. There are no limitations on what can be created! There will be discussion about which LEDs to use. We will be working with porcelain in this class to increase translucency. A variety of handbuilding techniques will be used, including coiling, pinch, slab, pillow pieces, press molds - along with a variety of glazes. It will be an enjoyable class, with tons of creative exploration!

 

Fridays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

September 7 - October 26, 2018  |  8 sessions

Class fee: $280
Materials fee:  $15 for glazes (required) and $15 for clay (optional)

Price: $280.00

Date: September 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 7

JE-76-18 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

Friday  |  9:30 am-12:30 pm

September 7 - October 19, 2018  |  7 sessions  |  $245

 

Price: $245.00

Date: September 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 7

KS-09-18 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, September 7 - October 26, 2018 | 1:00-4:00pm  | 8 sessions 

$280 plus Materials Fee: $15 for glazes (required) and $15 for clay (optional)

 

Price: $280.00

Date: September 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

MK-08-18 Intro to Asian Brush Painting Featuring Wisteria with Martha Klare

INTRO TO ASIAN BRUSH PAINTING FEATURING WISTERIA with Martha Klare

Come relax and learn to paint the colorful wisteria with an Asian flair. Using traditional brush painting paper and brushes we will explore some of the fundamental techniques and principles relating to the wisteria and other subject matter. You will also see how the power of “being in the present” relates to your strokes. Each piece of work you create is a reflection of your unique ch’i (energy, spirit) in that moment of time and can never be repeated.   This is a fun way to learn about this unique art form and enhance your ability to “let go” at the same time.read more

Levels

September 8, 2018  |  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   |  $70, plus a $15 materials fee payable directly to the instructor on the first day of class.

Price: $70.00

Date: September 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

AJ-75-18 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. Class will focus on design of functional pieces that work well and look good doing it!  Although the class is intended for intermediate to advanced potters, all levels are welcome.

Focused on furthering your skill level

Mondays | 9:30-12:30 pm | September 10 - October 29, 2018 | 8 sessions  | $280, plus Materials fee: $15 for glazes (required) and $15 clay (optional)

Price: $280.00

Date: September 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 4

AJ-76-18 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, you will start at the beginning by learning to control clay on the potter's wheel. Master a few of the basic shapes to get your pottery adventure going. Alan 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.

Open to all levels

Mondays | 1:00-4:00 pm | September 10 - October 29, 2018 | 8 sessions  | $280, plus Materials Fee: $15 for glazes (required) $15 for clay (optional)

 

Price: $280.00

Date: September 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

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.read more

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: 16

KS-10-18 Shemer Art Club: After School Program with Kathleen Scott

SHEMER ART CLUB: AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM with Kathleen Scott

Each week, Instructor Kathleen Scott will guide students through a different method of art making including ceramics, painting, printmaking, marbling paper, sculpture, and even stop-motion animation! While learning new skills, students will be encouraged to have fun and express themselves creatively.

Open to ages 8-12.

 

Fridays, September 14 - October 19, 2018 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm | 6 Sessions

Class Fee: $115

Materials Fee: $10 paid to instructor on first day of class 

 

Price: $115.00

Date: September 14, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

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: 8

SH-76-18 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   

September 19 - October 31, 2018  |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: September 19, 2018

Available Spaces: 4

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: 6

KE-01-18 Smartphone Photos: How to Improve Your Selfies and More with Kay Eskridge

 

SMARTPHONE PHOTOS: HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SELFIES AND MORE with Kay Eskridge

This hands-on class will begin with a tutorial on the technical aspects of photography. Students will learn how to take better selfies, and pose for group photos. The beautiful grounds of the Shemer Art Center will serve as background for these photos.  Action photography will also be discussed and put into practice. Are there some vacation pictures or snapshots from this summer that could be enhanced? Methods using free apps on smartphones will help students to do just that! All students can expect to leave with solid knowledge of the basics of photography, as well as some cool pics to show off to friends and family!

Kay Eskridge of Images by Kay is a Certified Professional Photographer . She has won several major awards, such as “Arizona Photographer of the Year” and numerous Fuji Masterpiece Awards.

All Levels

No Materials Fee

Thursdays  |  4 p.m. - 6 p.m.  

September 20 - October 11, 2018  | 4 sessions | $100

 

Price: $100.00

Date: September 20, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

KE-03-18 Family Photo Night with Kay Eskridge

FAMILY PHOTO NIGHT with Kay Eskridge

Both parents and adults are invited to attend this hands-on class will begin with a tutorial on the technical aspects of photography. Families will have a blast learning to pose for group photos. Topics covered will include vacation photos (scenic and portrait), capturing better action photos, and figuring out “what went wrong” on the photos they have already taken. read more

All Levels

No Materials Fee

Thursday, September 20, 2018  |  6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  | 1 session | $20

Price: $20.00

Date: September 20, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

JGP-24 Introduction to Oil Painting with Julie Gilbert Pollard

Introduction to Oil Painting with Julie Gilbert Pollard

If you have wanted to try out oil painting before investing in the supplies, this is the workshop for you! All paint, brushes and one small canvas, plus a few miscellaneous necessary painting supplies will be furnished for the day of the workshop*.  You will need to bring minimal supplies such as paper towels, apron, etc.  A list of supplies will be available upon registration.read more

All Levels
Saturdays | September 22 & 29, 2018 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | 2 sessions

$210.  *No need to invest in oil painting supplies! Supplies for the day are available for a $15 fee

Price: $210.00

Date: September 22, 2018

Available Spaces: 9

MK-09-18 Pumpkins with Attitude - Asian Brush Painting with Martha Klare

PUMPKINS WITH ATTITUDE - ASIAN BRUSH PAINTING with Martha Klare

Cool fall weather brings festivities, fun, playfulness and PUMPKINS!

Release your cool weather energy as you learn to paint gnarly pumpkins with Asian flair. Using Asian style paper and brushes we will explore some of the fundamental techniques and principles of Brush Painting.   You will experience how your unique ch’i (energy, spirit) of the moment is reflected in each piece you create with this style of painting. Join us …..and bring a fall fun attitude!read more

All Levels

October 6, 2018  |  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   |  $70, plus a $20 materials fee payable directly to the instructor on the first day of class.

Price: $70.00

Date: October 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

JKM-12-18 Day of the Dead Skulls - Ceramic Workshop with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

DAY OF THE DEAD SKULLS - CERAMIC WORKSHOP with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

Dia De Los Muertos (in English, Day of the Dead) is a joyous Mexican holiday when families come together to remember and celebrate their deceased loved ones. Following in this tradition, participants will create colorful ceramic skulls inspired by the sugar skulls made for Day of the Dead celebrations. The first day of the workshop will be spent working in wet clay. Jane will discuss the basic structure of the head and will demonstrate hand building and decorating techniques. The skulls will be bisque fired and students will return for a half day class to apply the final surface color. The pieces will be glaze fired and ready for pick up after the workshop.

Jane Kelsey-Mapel creates narrative ceramic figure sculpture. She holds a B.A. degree in Art from Arizona State University and an M.F.A. in Ceramics from the University of North Texas. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections and has been featured in U.S. and international publications.

All Levels

Saturdays, October 13 & 20, 2018
October 13: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm  October 20: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2 sessions
$140. plus $25 materials fee (includes clay, glazes, firing)

Price: $140.00

Date: October 13, 2018

Available Spaces: 9

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.

read more

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: 17

KE-02-18 Smartphone Photos: How to Improve Your Selfies and More with Kay Eskridge

 

SMARTPHONE PHOTOS: HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SELFIES AND MORE with Kay Eskridge

This hands-on class will begin with a tutorial on the technical aspects of photography. Students will learn how to take better selfies, and pose for group photos. The beautiful grounds of the Shemer Art Center will serve as background for these photos.  Action photography will also be discussed and put into practice. Are there some vacation pictures or snapshots from this summer that could be enhanced? Methods using free apps on smartphones will help students to do just that! All students can expect to leave with solid knowledge of the basics of photography, as well as some cool pics to show off to friends and family!

Kay Eskridge of Images by Kay is a Certified Professional Photographer . She has won several major awards, such as “Arizona Photographer of the Year” and numerous Fuji Masterpiece Awards.

All Levels

No Materials Fee

Thursdays  |  4 p.m. - 6 p.m.  

October 18 - November 8, 2018  | 4 sessions | $100

 

Price: $100.00

Date: October 18, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

KE-04-18 Family Photo Night with Kay Eskridge

FAMILY PHOTO NIGHT with Kay Eskridge

Both parents and adults are invited to attend this hands-on class will begin with a tutorial on the technical aspects of photography. Families will have a blast learning to pose for group photos. Topics covered will include vacation photos (scenic and portrait), capturing better action photos, and figuring out “what went wrong” on the photos they have already taken.read more

All Levels

No Materials Fee

Thursday, October 25, 2018  |  6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  | 1 session | $20

Price: $20.00

Date: October 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

PW-01-18 Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arrangement with Ping Wei

IKEBANA: JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT with Ping Wei 

During this workshop, offered by international Ikebana artist Ping Wei, students will learn the art of Japanese flower arranging, where the process is as important as the resulting arrangement.  In Ikebana, the learning does not come from merely memorizing the basics, but also from the process where students begin to attune to their inner selves, to the flowers and branches they are touching, to the surroundings that envelope them, and by extension to the world in which they exist.

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All Levels

Saturday  |  12:00 pm - 2:00pm

October 27, 2018

$50, plus $20 materials fee

Price: $50.00

Date: October 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 9

BF-19-18 Encaustic Mixed Media with Bela Fidel

ENCAUSTIC MIXED MEDIA with Bela Fidel

In this 1-day workshop Bela brings her experience with many textural techniques incorporating art- and non-art-related materials. You will learn how they can be used with Encaustics, thus greatly enhancing the use of this fascinating medium.

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Friday  |  10:00am - 4:00pm

November 2, 2018  

$105, plus $40 materials fee paid to the instructor on first day.

Price: $105.00

Date: November 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

EE-105-18 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 

November 6 - December 18, 2018   |  7  Sessions   |   $245

Price: $245.00

Date: November 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

EE-106-18 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 

November 6 - December 18, 2018  |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: November 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

JE-77-18 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 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 

November 6 - December 18, 2018 (*no class November 20)

| 6 sessions | $210

 

Price: $210.00

Date: November 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

JE-78-18 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 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.  

November 6 - December 18, 2018 (*no class November 20) 

| 6 sessions | $210

 

Price: $210.00

Date: November 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

EE-107-18 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 

November 7 - December 19, 2018   |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: November 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 7

KE-05-18 Family Photo Night with Kay Eskridge

FAMILY PHOTO NIGHT with Kay Eskridge

Both parents and adults are invited to attend this hands-on class will begin with a tutorial on the technical aspects of photography. Families will have a blast learning to pose for group photos. Topics covered will include vacation photos (scenic and portrait), capturing better action photos, and figuring out “what went wrong” on the photos they have already taken.read more

All Levels

No Materials Fee

Thursday, November 8, 2018  |  6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  | 1 session | $20

Price: $20.00

Date: November 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

JE-80-18 Printmaking: Holiday Cards with John Erwin

PRINTMAKING: HOLIDAY CARDS with John Erwin

Join us for a fun introduction into the world of card making. John will show you how to make hand printed holiday cards step by step.

First, we will use an easy to carve material to create cards. Then we will explore other exciting options using gel plates to produce exciting one of a kind cards. Lastly, we will experiment with etching. John will show you how to print cards with and without a manual press.

Your friends and family will be sure to be impressed by the hand printed cards that you send to them this holiday season! Join us for this fun, colorful class.

No experience required.  All materials and inks will be provided.

All Levels
Thursdays, November 8 - December 20, 2018 (no class - 11/22) | 9:30 - 12:30 pm  | 6 sessions

$210

Price: $210.00

Date: November 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

EE-108-18 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 

November 9 - December 21, 2018 (*no class November 23) 

|  6 Sessions  | $210

 

Price: $210.00

Date: November 9, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

JE-79-18 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

Friday  |  9:30 am-12:30 pm

November 9 - December 21, 2018 (*no class - November 23)

|  6 sessions  |  $210

 

Price: $210.00

Date: November 9, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

SO-01-18 The Art of Zentangle with Suzanne O'Malley

The Art of Zentangle with Suzanne O'Malley

The meditative art of Zentangle will be explored in this 1-day Saturday workshop. Zentangles are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art, created through a very specific method, to form structured patterns on a square paper tile. The patterns will unfold before the very eyes of the student as she becomes completely engrossed in “artistic meditation.”  read more

All Levels

No Materials Fee

November 10, 2018  |  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   

Price: $70.00

Date: November 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

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: 9

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: 9

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 (*no class - November 22)  | 5 Sessions  |  $175

Price: $175.00

Date: November 15, 2018

Available Spaces: 7

WW-19-18 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.read more

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | November 15, 2018 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: November 15, 2018

Available Spaces: 18

LT-04-18 Fused Glass Jewelry for Beginners with Lauren Toth

FUSED GLASS JEWELRY FOR BEGINNERS with Lauren Toth

Learn how to design beautiful, colorful cabachons to be used in pendants, earrings and pins. You will be taught the tips and tricks of successful jewelry making using both dichroic and regular glass. Each student will be able to make as many pieces as will fit on a 7” x 7” kiln shelf on the first day.  On day two you will be surprised to see and work with what you made the class before. You will work with your pieces adding bails and findings to finish them off using cold fusing techniques.  We will also discuss what worked and what didn’t along with seeing other glass jewelry made with techniques beyond the scope of this workshop. Bring a chain or cord so you can wear your own special piece home. Extra chain, cords and ribbons will be made available for purchase if so desired.

No prior experience necessary.  Workshop includes use of fuse glass tools, equipment and kiln firing to complete an original glass design.  System 96 COE glass will be used in this workshop.A $35 materials fee paid directly to the instructor covers all glass materials for the workshop.

(Safety NOTE: Students are required to wear closed toe shoes for this workshop.)

 

Saturday, December 1, 2018 |  10:00am - 4:00pm

Workshop Wrap-up on Saturday, December 8, 2018 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

No one under the age of 18 permitted unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.  If under 18, no glass cutting or grinding will be allowed.  No one under the age of 13 allowed.

Workshop fee: $140

Materials fee: $35 paid directly to instructor on first day

Price: $140.00

Date: December 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

JGP-25-18 Watercolor Landscape from Photos with Julie Gilbert Pollard

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WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPE FROM PHOTOS with Julie Gilbert Pollard

The focus of this class will be to combine the "reality" of the landscape as seen by the camera with the passion you bring to it from your memory and imagination. By concentrating on shape and value as the most important of the building blocks of painting, you will use color-as-value to stimulate an emotional response from your viewer. Learn to use unexpected color combinations in unpredictable ways to convey how you see AND feel about the world we live in. Technique will be studied also, as a necessary component to the "big picture" of landscape painting.

A list of supplies will be available upon registration.

 

Tuesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm | December 4 - 18, 2018 | 3 sessions  | $105

Price: $105.00

Date: December 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 8