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ART HISTORY LECTURES- Charles Demuth

Charles Demuth

1883-1935

Self-Portrait, 1907, oil on canvas,

Demuth Museum, Lancaster, PA

 

Charles Demuth combined European cubism and expressionism with American subjects while most American artists were still committed to realism.  His work was difficult to judge.  Critics put his elegant still lives in watercolor in a secondary status since oil was considered the only medium of substance.  His figurative paintings, though intense and complex and powerful, were inadequately exhibited.  Today watercolor has achieved the status of a major medium and figurative expressionism is again admired.  Demuth’s talents can now be properly evaluated and appreciated.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Price: $15.00

Date: February 16, 2023

Available Spaces: 11

SO-15-23 Zentangle Fairyhouses with Suzanne O'Malley

ZENTANGLE FAIRYHOUSES with Suzanne O'Malley

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing & fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called “tangles.”  This workshop will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create tangles and apply them to a drawing. Students in this workshop will create whimsical fairy houses.

All materials supplied. 

Thursdays  |  February 16 & 23, 2023 | 1 - 4 pm |  $150

Price: $150.00

Date: February 16, 2023

Available Spaces: 9

LN-50-23 Jewelry Making: Silver Casting, Fabrication, and Enameling with Larry Nisula

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

Jewelry Making for Teens & Adults, perfect for parents who want to take a class with their children!  This class is all about introducing students to basic and fundamental techniques and tools used to create unique jewelry and metal-smithed objects. Topics covered include fabrication and casting in silver, silver soldering a banded ring, and working in the lost wax method.  Advanced techniques include sand and cuttlebone casting, as well as enameling. Students will have the opportunity to create several jewelry pieces including, rings, pendants and earrings.

Age: 13 and Above

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 | March 1 - April 12, 2023 | 7 sessions  | $175, plus $35 materials fee

Price: $175.00

Date: March 1, 2023

Available Spaces: 7

LN-49-23 Printmaking with Larry Nisula

PRINTMAKING with Larry Nisula

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

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

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Wednesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm |  March 1 - April 12, 2023  |  7 sessions  |  $265, plus $35 materials fee

Price: $265.00

Date: March 1, 2023

Available Spaces: 5

BF-43-23 Acrylic Pour with Bela Fidel

Acrylic Pour with Bela Fidel

In this workshop, students will learn that acrylic is a versatile medium which lends itself to surprising effects. Acrylic Pour and the various techniques used with this medium are conducive to creating exciting, beautiful surprises. There will be a focus on the "dirty pour" technique which allows for tons of fun and happy accidents! Come have fun!

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

All Levels Encouraged

Friday, March 3, 2023 |  1 pm - 4 pm | $75, plus $30 materials fee

Price: $75.00

Date: March 3, 2023

Available Spaces: 2

EB-02-23 Handbuilding Techniques with Elizabeth Behnke

HANDBUILDING TECHNIQUES with Elizabeth Behnke

In this class students will explore and build on creating works in clay using handbuilding techniques and methods. From pinch pots to slab sculpture, and functional to wildly decorative, the class will focus on design and technique to achieve balanced, well constructed, and beautiful works in clay.  Students will choose their own projects and then develop them to completion with the instructor providing guidance.  Overall, this class is intended to be a fun and creative start to your weekend!

NEW INSTRUCTOR- Elizabeth began teaching at Phoenix Center for the Arts in 2016, teaching a variety of subjects, from handbuilding techniques to basic throwing skills. She says her passion is helping each student find their creativity and express it.

Fridays | 9:30 am-12:30 am  | March 3 - April 14, 2023 | 7 Sessions  |  $265, plus $15 studio fee (required), $20+ for clay (if purchased through Shemer)

Price: $280.00

Date: March 3, 2023

Available Spaces: 0

JMM-02-23 Copper Patination with Joey Melinda Morgan

Copper Patination with Joey Melinda Morgan

Science and art become one in this workshop where students will receive a hands-on experience creating patina copper.  Students will explore different methods of patination using household cleaning products, a butane torch, cooked eggs, a combination of chemicals and heat, and Sculpt Nouveau (a pre-mixed patina stain). 

Each method has its own unique artistic appeal and end result.  All the processes are safe and can be easily recreated in a home environment, in fact students will be given written, easy-to-follow ‘how-to at home’ instructions for each method.  The creative possibilities from this colorful workshop are endless ‘when chemistry becomes ART!’  So be sure to sign up today!

All levels welcome and all supplies will be provided. 

Saturday | March 4 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | $75 + $20 materials fee due to instructor

Price: $75.00

Date: March 4, 2023

Available Spaces: 2

SO-15-23 Zentangle Basics for Teens with Suzanne O'Malley

ZENTANGLE BASICS FOR TEENS with Suzanne O'Malley

Zentangles are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract art, created through a very specific method, to form structured patterns. The Zentangle Method is an easy to learn, relaxing & fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called “tangles.”  This workshop will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create tangles and apply them to a drawing. In the first class students will learn the basics creating a tangle in black ink on white paper. During the second class students will experiment creating a Zentanngle design in white ink on black paper. For the final class students will apply everything they've learned throughout the workshop applying the Zentangles to a subject like an animal or landscape.

Ages 12-16, All materials supplied. 

Saturday  |  March 4 - 18, 2023 | 10 am - 1 pm |  $225

Price: $225.00

Date: March 4, 2023

Available Spaces: 9

TD-14-23 World Building & Character Design with Turner Davis

WORLD BUILDING & CHARACTER DESIGN with Turner Davis

In this class designed for teens students will learn all about “Concept Art,” which is essentially centered around the art practice of “world building."  In this class students will be challenged to explore the various components of “Concept Art” designing characters, creatures and machines, and integrating those components into an imaginary environmental/context or "world." Students will then focus on ways these components can be coherently integrated together utilizing different rendering techniques and furthering their formal understanding of visual creation.

Open to ages 10 and up

Saturdays, March 4 - 18, 2023 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | 3 Sessions

Class Fee: $150

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

Price: $150.00

Date: March 4, 2023

Available Spaces: 5

AR-07-23 Intermediate & Advanced Pottery with Anne Rasmussen

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED POTTERY with Anne Rasmussen

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

Advanced Students

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

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

Mondays | 1pm-4pm | March 6 - April 17, 2023 | 7 sessions  | $265, plus Materials fee: $15 studio fee (required) and $20 clay (optional)

Price: $280.00

Date: March 6, 2023

Available Spaces: 7

AR-06-23 Pottery Open Studio with Anne Rasmussen

POTTERY OPEN STUDIO with Anne Rasmussen

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

**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 | March 6 - April 17, 2023 | 7 sessions  | $265, plus $15 studio fee (required) and $20 for clay (optional)

Price: $280.00

Date: March 6, 2023

Available Spaces: 7

BF-44-23 Demystifying Color with Bela Fidel

Demystifying Color with Bela Fidel

Are you afraid of choosing the right colors when you are painting in acrylics or oils? Do you feel like you have not read as many books as you might need to before you truly understand how to use color correctly?  Or do you have a vision of something you want to paint that requires a certain color combination, but you don’t know how to create it? Worry no more. This class will demystify color, make it easy to understand and apply.

In this two-day workshop you will learn how to simplify the use of beautiful, harmonious color and learn how to create almost endless color combinations with a limited palette and how to apply it to a painting (abstract or representational). Students will have control of the colors they want to use and learn how to mix them without using countless tubes of color. Come explore, play, learn and feel confident in color choices when creating a harmonious painting in acrylics or oils. In the first class students will receive an introduction to value, temperature and saturation, and participate in a short exercise focused on choosing a palette, learning to mix, and creating a series of color combinations. In the second class students will create a painting using the principles they've learned.

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

All Levels Encouraged

Friday, March 10 & 17, 2023 |  1 pm - 4 pm | $150, plus $10 materials fee

Price: $150.00

Date: March 10, 2023

Available Spaces: 8

SH-172-23 Pet Portraits with Sue Hunter

Pet Portraits with Sue Hunter

Learn to capture the sweet personality of your furry friend in this pet portraiture workshop with Sue Hunter. Sue will teach students what makes a good reference image and lead students through the process of composing, sketching and painting their pets. Learn how to portray what makes your pet special, using mark-making techniques that convey the texture of their fur, color-mixing tips to get the perfect color for their coat, and guidance on the important details, like the sparkle in their eyes. Sue will tailor discussions and demonstrations to the needs of each student.

Students will need to bring several pictures of their pet to choose from as well as the supplies for the media you wish to work in.

Saturday, March 11, 2023 | 10 am - 3 pm | 1 Session  |  $125

Price: $125.00

Date: March 11, 2023

Available Spaces: 7

SPBR-23 Spring Break Art Camp

SPRING BREAK ART CAMP with Nancy Troupe and Jason Savaglio

Calling all aspiring artists ages 8-13!  Come and let your creativity bloom in this five-day Spring-time themed art camp at the Shemer Art Center.

Students will learn, create and have fun.  Over the course of camp students will learn more about the elements of art, line, color, space, texture, form, and value, and how to use these elements in addition to the techniques they learn to create beautiful, unique painted and printed works of art!

Sign up today to watch your young artists continue to grow in this spring art camp.

All materials will be included. Please pack and send a snack & water bottle with your child.

Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17, 2023  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm |   $200

Price: $200.00

Date: March 13, 2023

Available Spaces: 3

ART HISTORY LECTURES- Romare Bearden

Romare Bearden

1911 - 1988

Three Folk Musicians, 1967, collage of various papers with paint

and graphite on canvas, Private Collection

 

Born in North Carolina, Romare Bearden grew up in New York City and Pittsburgh, then graduated from NYU in 1935.  He studied history and philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris.  Famous for his collages, Bearden was an artist in many media—oil and gouache, watercolors, drawings, photographs, prints, book and cover illustrations.  He began his collages in 1963-64, combining images cut from magazines with colored paper.  He took imagery from African-American rural life in the south and urban life in the north.  Of the collages, he said:  “When I conjure these memories, they are of the present to me, because, after all, the artist is a kind of enchanter in time.”

 

Thursday, March 16, 2023

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Price: $15.00

Date: March 16, 2023

Available Spaces: 15

WW-69-23 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, March 16, 2023 | 6:00-8:00 pm  | 1 session

$35 per person

Price: $35.00

Date: March 16, 2023

Available Spaces: 11

LD-68-23 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.

Wednesdays, March 22 - April 26, 2023 | 1:00pm-4:00pm  | 6 Sessions  |  $225

Price: $225.00

Date: March 22, 2023

Available Spaces: 6

JKM-31-23 Sculpting Heads and Hands with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

SCULPTING HEADS & HANDS with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

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

Prerequisite:  Beginning level class in handbuilding

Thursdays, March 23 - May 11, 2023 |1:00 - 4:00 pm | 8 sessions  |  $300, plus $15 studio fee (required), $20+ for clay (if purchased through Shemer)

Price: $315.00

Date: March 23, 2023

Available Spaces: 2

LD-69-23 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.

Thursdays  |  1:00 -4:00 pm  | March 23 - April 27, 2023 |  6 Sessions  |  $225

Price: $225.00

Date: March 23, 2023

Available Spaces: 6

LD-70-23 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.

Thursdays, March 23 - April 27, 2023 | 9:30 - 12:30 pm  | 6 Sessions  |  $225

Price: $225.00

Date: March 23, 2023

Available Spaces: 3

WW-70-23 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, April 6, 2023 | 6:00-8:00 pm  | 1 session

$35 per person

Price: $35.00

Date: April 6, 2023

Available Spaces: 16

SH-172-23 Experimental Watermedia with Sue Hunter

EXPERIMENTAL WATERMEDIA with Sue Hunter

In this one-day workshop students will enjoy experimenting with and learning about Japanese Yupo paper, masking fluid and hi-flow acrylics. Students will use masking fluid pens to block out lines and shapes on Yupo paper. After masking is dry, students will be apply hi-flow acrylics to paper using a small spray bottle allows acrylics move and blend across the paper. Once the acrylics are dry the masking will be removed and reveal the designs created. With critique and discussion students will consider their compositions and add paint or darker values with a brush, or remove and edit with alcohol.

Students will expand knowledge of materials and have fun creating experimental abstract artwork.

All supplies will be provided for an extra fee.

Saturday  |  10 am - 3 pm  | April 8, 2023  | 1 Session  |  $100

Price: $100.00

Date: April 8, 2023

Available Spaces: 8

PA-04-23 Realism Basics in Oils with Patrice Al-Shatti

REALISM BASICS IN OILS with Patrice Al-Shatti

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 for the best experience.

PART I: SURFACE PREPARATION | April 8, 2023 | 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. Along with the instructor students 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 |April 15, 2023 | 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 | April 22, 2023 | 10 am-3 pm

Using transparent oil paints and Liquin to speed drying, this class 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 | April 29, 2023 | 10 am- 1 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.

Saturdays | April 8, 2023 | 10 am 2 pm | April 15 & April 22, 2023 | 10 am-3 pm | April 29, 2023 | 10 am- 1 pm | 4 sessions | $215

Price: $215.00

Date: April 8, 2023

Available Spaces: 7

PW-06-23 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 | April 14, 21 and 28, 2022 |1 - 4pm | $225 + $45 materials fee (includes glazes and flowers) + $20 clay fee (optional)

 

Price: $225.00

Date: April 14, 2023

Available Spaces: 8

SH-173-23 Painting Florals with Sue Hunter

Painting Florals with Sue Hunter

Learn to capture the vibrancy of floral arrangements in this floral painting workshop with Sue Hunter. Sue will teach students what makes a good reference image and lead students through the process of composing, sketching and painting a floral still-life. Learn how to portray a beautiful arrangement, using mark-making techniques that convey the texture of the petals, color-mixing tips to get the perfect colors, and guidance on the important details that make a painting unique. Sue will tailor discussions and demonstrations to the needs of each student.

Some reference images will be provided, but students are also invited to bring reference images of their choosing as well as the supplies for the media they wish to work in.

Saturday, April 15, 2022  | 10 am - 3 pm | 1 Session  |  $125

Price: $125.00

Date: April 15, 2023

Available Spaces: 8

SH-169-23 Palette Knife Painting with Sue Hunter

PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING with Sue Hunter

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

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

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

Open to all levels.

**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 am  | April 18 - May 30, 2023  | 7 Sessions  |  $265

Price: $265.00

Date: April 18, 2023

Available Spaces: 7

EE-213-23 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  |  April 18 - May 30, 2023 | 7 Sessions   |   $265

Price: $265.00

Date: April 18, 2023

Available Spaces: 5

EE-214-23 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  | April 18 - May 30, 2023  | 7 Sessions   |   $265

Price: $265.00

Date: April 18, 2023

Available Spaces: 8

SH-170-23 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  | April 19 - May 31, 2023 | 7 Sessions  |  $265

Price: $265.00

Date: April 19, 2023

Available Spaces: 9

EE-215-23 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  | April 19 - May 31, 2023 | 7 Sessions  |  $265

Price: $265.00

Date: April 19, 2023

Available Spaces: 3

LN-51-23 Printmaking with Larry Nisula

PRINTMAKING with Larry Nisula

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

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

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Wednesdays,  April 19 - May 31, 2023  | 1:00 - 4:00 pm | 7 sessions  |  $265, plus $35 materials fee

Price: $265.00

Date: April 19, 2023

Available Spaces: 8

LN-52-23 Jewelry Making: Silver Casting, Fabrication, and Enameling with Larry Nisula

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

Jewelry Making for Teens & Adults, perfect for parents who want to take a class with their children!  This class is all about introducing students to basic and fundamental techniques and tools used to create unique jewelry and metal-smithed objects. Topics covered include fabrication and casting in silver, silver soldering a banded ring, and working in the lost wax method.  Advanced techniques include sand and cuttlebone casting, as well as enameling. Students will have the opportunity to create several jewelry pieces including, rings, pendants and earrings.

Age: 13 and Above

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,  April 19 - May 31, 2023  | 4:30 - 6:30 pm | 7 sessions | $175, plus $35 materials fee

Price: $175.00

Date: April 19, 2023

Available Spaces: 9

SH-171-23 Studio Painting with Sue Hunter

STUDIO PAINTING with Sue Hunter

In this class students are able to work in pastel, watercolor, oil or acrylic paint. Throughout this studio class they will learn to develop and clarify their painting style while expanding their technical skills.

Sue will tailor discussions and demonstrations to the developing needs of each student artist. As the class progresses, students will have the opportunity to learn ways of adding other media to their paintings if desired.

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

Thursdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 am  | April 20 - June 1, 2023  | 7 Sessions  |  $265

Price: $265.00

Date: April 20, 2023

Available Spaces: 6

ART HISTORY LECTURES- Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

1780 - 1867

Self-Portrait at the Age of 79, oil on canvas, Uffizi, Florence

 

Cursed Portraits!  They always keep me from undertaking important things,” said Jean-Augustte-Dominique Ingres, frustrated by slow progress on his portraits. He pretended to prefer huge public decorations and altar pieces but the demand for his portraits was constant and they are now considered his legacy.  They are a reflection of his time period as it wished to be remembered.  His work spanned 60 years: from the end of the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Empire, the Bourbon Restoration of the Monarchy, the Second Republic and the Second Empire under Napoleon III. His subjects were the ruling elite.

This lecture will look at these portraits in oil and the preliminary pencil sketches.

 

Thursday, April 20, 2023

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Price: $15.00

Date: April 20, 2023

Available Spaces: 17

EB-03-23 Handbuilding Techniques with Elizabeth Behnke

HANDBUILDING TECHNIQUES with Elizabeth Behnke

In this class students will explore and build on creating works in clay using handbuilding techniques and methods. From pinch pots to slab sculpture, and functional to wildly decorative, the class will focus on design and technique to achieve balanced, well constructed, and beautiful works in clay.  Students will choose their own projects and then develop them to completion with the instructor providing guidance.  Overall, this class is intended to be a fun and creative start to your weekend!

NEW INSTRUCTOR- Elizabeth began teaching at Phoenix Center for the Arts in 2016, teaching a variety of subjects, from handbuilding techniques to basic throwing skills. She says her passion is helping each student find their creativity and express it.

Fridays | 9:30 am-12:30 am  | April 21 - June 2, 2023 | 7 Sessions  |  $265, plus $15 studio fee (required), $20+ for clay (if purchased through Shemer)

Price: $280.00

Date: April 21, 2023

Available Spaces: 10