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1206-JE-17 Holiday Cardmaking with John Erwin

HOLIDAY CARDMAKING with John Erwin

Come join us for a few days in this busy time of year and learn how to make beautiful and unique holiday cards!

Making Holiday cards with block prints is a fun form of printmaking, and they make nice framable gifts.

You will learn all the basic skills needed to create a one color hand-pulled relief print, and you can use your block for printing on cards or t-shirts, your choice!

No experience required.  All materials and inks will be provided to create 10 original cards.

All Levels
Wednesdays | 1:00-4:00 pm  | December 6 & 13, 2017 | 2 sessions

$105

Price: $105.00

Date: December 6, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

JGP-20 Introduction to Oil Painting with Julie Gilbert Pollard

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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.

Get your feet wet with a simple landscape using one of the methods featured in Julie’s new book Discover Oil Painting. 

There will be demos, exercises, critique and lots of painting time. All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting!

All Levels
Saturdays | December 9 & 16, 2017 | 10:00am - 4:00pm | 2 days

Workshop fee: $210

Materials fee: $15 to be paid directly to instructor on first day

Price: $210.00

Date: December 9, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

0105-JE-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.  Class will not meet on January 19.

All Levels

Fridays  |  9:30 am-12:30 pm

January 5 - February 23, 2018*  |  7 sessions  |  $245

*No Class January 19

Price: $245.00

Date: January 5, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

0109-JE-18 Watercolor Basics with John Erwin

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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. Focusing on landscapes and still life, 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.  We will explore wet into wet, dry brush and negative painting techniques.  Class will not meet on January 23.

All Levels
Tuesdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 pm 

January 9 - February 20, 2018*  |  6 sessions  |  $210 

*No Class January 23

 

Price: $210.00

Date: January 9, 2018

Available Spaces: 3

0109-EE-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 

January 9 - February 20, 2018   |  7  Sessions   |   $245

Price: $245.00

Date: January 9, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

0109p-EE-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 

January 9 - February 20, 2018  |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: January 9, 2018

Available Spaces: 7

0109-SH-18 Experimental Water Media with Sue Hunter

EXPERIMENTAL WATER MEDIA with Sue Hunter

In this class students will have fun experimenting with combining different media – watercolor, fluid acrylics, black gessos, masking fluid, tar gel*, and molding paste* to produce texture along with various tools and products.  Alcohol Inks* will be introduced.

You'll see how watercolor has a different look on yupo paper and watercolor paper. The options are endless. Open to all levels.

*Instructor will provide tar gel, molding paste and alcohol inks.

Tuesdays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm 

January 9 - February 20, 2018 |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: January 9, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

0110-EE-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 

January 10 - February 21, 2018   |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: January 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 7

0110p-EE-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

Wednesdays  |  1:00 - 4:00 pm   

January 10 - February 21, 2018   |  7  Sessions   |   $245

Price: $245.00

Date: January 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

0110-SH-18 Painting Studio with Sue Hunter

PAINTING 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   

January 10 - February 21, 2018  |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: January 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

0111-JE-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.  Methods to be covered include:  Relief Printing; Woodblock (using 'soft 'easy' to carve images); Drypoint Etching (using clear acrylic sheets); Monoprints (creating one of a kind prints); Chine Colle (printing on a surface attached to another surface; Collograph (printing over a raised surface); Gyotaku (a 200 years-old Japanese style of fish rubbing, yielding a remarkable fish print with exact color duplication, subtlety of motion and exquisite detail); Solar Printing (a light sensitized approach to creating an etching plate) and Pochoir (a stencil-based printing technique).

All Levels
Thursdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 pm 

January 11-February 22, 2018  |  7 sessions  |  $245

 

Price: $245.00

Date: January 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 7

0111-FF-18 Family Fun Night at the Shemer with John Erwin

FAMILY FUN NIGHT with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin designed especially for families!

Moms, daughters, dads and sons* as well as siblings and even friends who are as close as family members will enjoy the evening; you'll be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours!

Instruction will include basic techniques of painting with watercolor, and some advanced techniques as well; all supplies are provided.  Attendees will enjoy a light hearted atmosphere while learning something new, and everyone will leave with at least one beautiful completed painting.

Class includes appetizers and beverages.  Space is limited, so call today to reserve your place now for November's Family Fun Night at the Shemer Art Center!

*Designed for children ages 8 and up.

All Levels
Thursday | 6:00-8:00 pm  | January 11, 2018 | 1 session

$20

Price: $20.00

Date: January 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 18

0111p-SH-18 Painting Studio with Sue Hunter

PAINTING 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.

Thursdays  |  1:00-4:00 pm 

January 11 - February 22, 2018  |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: January 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

0111-SH-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 

January 11 - February 22, 2018  | 7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: January 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

0112-EE-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 

January 12 - February 23, 2018  |  7 Sessions  | $245

 

Price: $245.00

Date: January 12, 2018

Available Spaces: 7

0118-WW-18 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

WINE and WATERCOLOR with John Erwin

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

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

Enjoy appetizers and beverages while you paint.  Space is limited so reserve your spot now for this month's Wine and Watercolor at the Shemer!

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:30 pm | January 18, 2018 | 1 session

$25

Price: $25.00

Date: January 18, 2018

Available Spaces: 17

0215-WW-18 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

WINE and WATERCOLOR with John Erwin

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

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

Enjoy appetizers and beverages while you paint.  Space is limited so reserve your spot now for this month's Wine and Watercolor at the Shemer!

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:30 pm | February 15, 2018 | 1 session

$25

Price: $25.00

Date: February 15, 2018

Available Spaces: 18

0301-FF-18 Family Fun Night at the Shemer with John Erwin

FAMILY FUN NIGHT with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin designed especially for families!

Moms, daughters, dads and sons* as well as siblings and even friends who are as close as family members will enjoy the evening; you'll be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours!

Instruction will include basic techniques of painting with watercolor, and some advanced techniques as well; all supplies are provided.  Attendees will enjoy a light hearted atmosphere while learning something new, and everyone will leave with at least one beautiful completed painting.

Class includes appetizers and beverages.  Space is limited, so call today to reserve your place now for November's Family Fun Night at the Shemer Art Center!

*Designed for children ages 8 and up.

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

$20

Price: $20.00

Date: March 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 18