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EE-184-21 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!

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

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

All Levels

Tuesdays  |  1:00 - 4:00 pm  |   October 26 - December 14, 2021 |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: October 26, 2021

Available Spaces: 0

LN-31-21 Printmaking: Silkscreen & Intaglio Printing with Larry Nisula

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

In this class, students will learn the basics of silkscreen printing. The traditional 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 traditional color registration.

Larry will demonstrate techniques as the class progresses. Students will have to 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 also have an opportunity to learn about and use the etching presses. Note: These printmaking processes involve chemicals and harsh solvents. The instructor will take time to explain proper safety measures.

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

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

Wednesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm |  October 27 - December 15, 2021  |  8 sessions  |  $280, plus $35 materials fee

Price: $280.00

Date: October 27, 2021

Available Spaces: 0

LN-32-21 Jewelry Making for Teens: Silver Casting, Fabrication, and Enameling with Larry Nisula

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

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

Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate

 

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

Wednesdays | 4:30 - 6:30 pm | October 27 - December 15, 2021 (No class 11/24)| 7 sessions  | $175, plus $35 materials fee

Price: $175.00

Date: October 27, 2021

Available Spaces: 2

LD-43-21 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 get introduced to and familiar 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 will be covered. Students will surprise friends, and themselves with their excellent results!
This class is for all levels.
**In order to provide a safe learning environment, all class sizes will be limited, and masks are required for all students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.  

Wednesdays  |  9:30am-12:30pm  | October 27 - December 8, 2021  |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: October 27, 2021

Available Spaces: 2

SH-140-21 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.

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

Thursdays  |  9:30 am-12:30 pm  | October 28 - December 16, 2021| No class Nov. 18 & 25 |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: October 28, 2021

Available Spaces: 1

LD-45-21 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.
**In order to provide a safe learning environment, all class sizes will be limited, and masks are required for all students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.  

Thursdays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm |  October 28-Dec 9, 2021 |  6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: October 28, 2021

Available Spaces: 1

SB-07-21 Ceramic Glazing for Teens with Stephen Bunyard

CERAMIC GLAZING FOR TEENS with Stephen Bunyard

In this workshop, students will learn the basics of glazing ceramic bisque-ware. They will get an introduction to types of firing, witness cones, firing temperatures, surface preparation, glaze application, wax resist techniques, and the continuation of design through the glazing process.  Students will glaze their pieces and once fired they will be available for pickup. Bring your creativity!

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

Ages: 12 - 17

Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 10:00 - 2:00  p.m. | 1 Session

Class Fee: $50

Materials Fee: $30

 

 

Price: $50.00

Date: October 30, 2021

Available Spaces: 2

SK-01-21 Gelli Printing with Sherry Kimmel


GELLI PRINTING with Sherry Kimmel

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

All levels are welcome.

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

Thursdays, November 11-December 9 | 1pm-4pm | No class November 25 | 4 sessions  | $140, plus $15 materials fee

Price: $140.00

Date: November 11, 2021

Available Spaces: 2

WW-57-21 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!

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

All Levels
Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 6:00-8:00 pm  | 1 session

$30 per person

Price: $30.00

Date: December 2, 2021

Available Spaces: 1

PRCD-10-21 Marbling & Collage on Rice Paper with Pam Root & Candice Diaz

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

This fun and enlightening workshop focuses on Experimental Chinese Marbling and Watercolor Painting Techniques. Collage pieces that have been made by painting rice paper will be incorporated. Students will have fun working loosely, while using their newly learned skills to create artwork without any preplanning!

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

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

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

All Levels

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Saturday, December 4, 2021 |  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

$120, plus $10 materials fee paid to the instructors on first day.

Price: $120.00

Date: December 3, 2021

Available Spaces: 1

SO-09-21 Zentangle Hummingbirds with Suzanne O'Malley

ZENTANGLE HUMMINGBIRDS  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 & will then move on to applying them to create a beautiful hummingbird piece.

 All materials supplied & all levels welcome.

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

Friday  |  10:00 - 2:00 pm  |   December 3, 2021  |  $80

Price: $80.00

Date: December 3, 2021

Available Spaces: 4

ART HISTORY LECTURES- Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse, 1869-1954

Part One, His Works from 1900 to 1917

Presented by Eleanor Sypher, PhD

Eleanor holds a doctorate degree in Greek and Roman civilizations from Columbia University. Join us for these educational lectures, presented with wit and humour!

Self-Portrait, 1906, oil on canvas, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

French artist, known for his original use of color and line, who turned away from the principles of classical art—simplicity and grandeur, as did his rival and friend, Picasso.  The two of them together defined modern art in the early twentieth century.  Matisse first became infamous as the leader of the Fauves (wild beasts) who painted in outrageous colors.  Then, after 1906, he began to develop his own definitive style, emphasizing rhythm in flattened forms and decorative patterns, while imaginatively imitating African and Moorish art and producing dynamic abstractions in painting and sculpture.  In 1908 Matisse’s Notes of a Painter was published and remains an inspiration to artists and their followers.

Thursday, January 20, 2022 | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Price: $10.00

Date: January 20, 2022

Available Spaces: 12

ART HISTORY LECTURES- Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse, 1869-1954

Part Two, His Works from 1918 to 1954

Presented by Eleanor Sypher, PhD

Eleanor holds a doctorate degree in Greek and Roman civilizations from Columbia University. Join us for these educational lectures, presented with wit and humour!

Icarus from Jazz, pub. Paris, 1947, 20 stenciled plates based on paper cutouts

In 1917, Matisse left Paris for Nice because he favored its brilliant sunshine and bright colors. His style, as well as that of Picasso, became more representational—a characteristic of post-World War I art. During WW II and later, Matisse remained in Nice creating sensuous representations of his favorite model, while illustrating beautiful books, including Jazz.  After surgery in 1941, Matisse became chair- or bed-bound and could no longer paint.  But he could manage paper cutouts with scissors (he called this “drawing with scissors”), resulting in lively abstractions. He used these as sketches for stained glass windows in the Matisse Chapel in Venice, a building which he designed.  These gorgeous collages remained his medium until his death in 1954.

Thursday, February 17, 2022 | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Price: $10.00

Date: February 17, 2022

Available Spaces: 14

JGP-40-22 VIRTUAL CLASS - Watercolor Unleashed: Cast Shadow as a Compositional Device with Julie Gilbert Pollard

VIRTUAL CLASS - Watercolor Unleashed: Cast Shadow as a Compositional Device with Julie Gilbert Pollard

Cast shadows can serve as a dramatic enhancement to liven up an otherwise lackluster scene, though often tricky to paint. A photo of an interesting scene with equally interesting cast shadows will be used for the demo and a photo will be provided for your use - but you are always welcome to paint from your own reference material whenever you wish.

There will be demos, instruction and individual critique throughout the Zoom class. 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!

All Levels | Tuesdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm | March 22 – April 26, 2021  | 6 sessions |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: March 22, 2022

Available Spaces: 7