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AJ-85-19 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. Class projects will keep you focused on your goals! Although the class is geared towards beginning potters, all skill levels are welcome.

Open to all levels

Mondays | 1:00-4:00 pm | April 22 - May 20, 2019  | 5 sessions  | $175, plus Materials Fee: $15 for glazes (required) $15 for clay (optional)

 

Price: $175.00

Date: April 22, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

AJ-86-19 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. Classes will focus on creating functional pieces that work well and look good doing it. Class projects lead you step by step to success! Although the class is intended for intermediate to advanced potters, all levels are welcome.

A $30 fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class will cover materials including clay and glazes.

Focused on furthering your skill level

Mondays | 9:30-12:30 pm | April 22 - May 20, 2019 | 5 sessions  | $175, plus Materials fee: $15 for glazes (required) and $15 clay (optional)

Price: $175.00

Date: April 22, 2019

Available Spaces: 5

AJ-87-19 Pottery Open Studio with Alan Jones

POTTERY OPEN STUDIO with Alan Jones

If you want to work on current projects yet expand your ceramic abilities, 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 help you take your work to the next level.  No matter what your skill level Alan will guide your explorations so that your work improves.

Open to all levels

Mondays | 6:00-9:00 pm | April 22 - May 20, 2019 | 5 sessions  | $175, plus Materials Fee: $15 for glazes (required) and $15 for clay (optional)

Price: $175.00

Date: April 22, 2019

Available Spaces: 2

EE-119-19 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.

Wednesdays  |  9:30am - 12:30 pm 

April 24 - May 29, 2019   |  6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: April 24, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

LN-12-19 Printmaking: Silkscreen & Intaglio Printing with Larry Nisula

PRINTMAKING: SILKSCREEN & INTAGLIO 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 also learn the process of creating intaglio 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

Wednesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm |

April 24 - May 29, 2019 | 6 sessions  | $210, plus $35 materials fee

Price: $210.00

Date: April 24, 2019

Available Spaces: 4

DW-40-19 Explorations in a Body of Work in Ceramics with Danielle Wood

EXPLORATIONS IN A BODY OF WORK IN CERAMICS with Danielle Wood

Students will continue the body of work that they are exploring. Students will try new sculptural and glaze techniques to add to their artistic practice. It is beneficial as an artist to have a body of work that shows a solid collection of work, style, forms, and color, that the artist is investigating.

In this course, students will be encouraged to continue in this style and explore at a deeper level what influences their work and inspires their artistic practice. Demonstrations will be given with a variety of techniques including slab work, pinch, drape, slump molds, and coil. Various glazing techniques will be explored and experimented with, including lusters, decals, and paper decals. Creation of artist’s statements and documenting work will also be an opportunity in this class. Students are encouraged to bring their creativity and ideas for their clay explorations.

 

Extensive ceramic experience required

Clay Request:

*If clay is not requested it will be assumed that no clay is needed.

Wednesdays  |  1:00-4:00 pm

April 24 - May 29, 2019 |  6 sessions

Class fee: $210
Materials fee:  $15 for glazes (required) and $15 for clay (optional)

Price: $210.00

Date: April 24, 2019

Available Spaces: 1

DW-41-19 Exploration of Illuminated Ceramics & Handbuilding Basics with Danielle Wood

EXPLORATION OF ILLUMINATED CERAMICS & HANDBUILDING BASICS with Danielle Wood

In this class, there will be an emphasis of handbuilding with clay with a focus on illuminated porcelain. This class will go over techniques used in foundational elements of handbuilding including pinch pots, coiling, slump/drape molds, press molds, and some slip casting. This class will lay a firm foundation in clay while exploring the special topic of translucency in porcelain. Thin porcelain slabs will be used to help encourage translucency, and experimenting will occur with a variety of porcelains and sculptural forms. Translucency can be a wonderful element to a sculptural forms, such as votives, vases, handbuilt bowls, or sculptural forms. Experimentation with LED lights will also be included. Students are encouraged to bring their creativity and willingness to explore the limitless territory of illumination in ceramics.Clay Request: *If clay is not requested it will be assumed that no clay is needed.

Clay Request:

*If clay is not requested it will be assumed that no clay is needed.

 

Some Ceramics Experience Encouraged 

Wednesdays  |  6:00 - 9:00 pm

April 24 - May 29, 2019  |  6 sessions

Class fee: $210
Materials fee:  $15 for glazes (required) and $15 for clay (optional)

Price: $210.00

Date: April 24, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

WW-24-19 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

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 | April 25, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: April 25, 2019

Available Spaces: 14

EE-118-19 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!

All Levels

Tuesdays  |  1:00 - 4:00 pm 

April 25 - May 30, 2019  |  6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: April 25, 2019

Available Spaces: 4

LD-07-19 Introduction to Drawing Realistic Portraits with Ludmila Demich

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING REALISTIC PORTRAITS with Ludmila Demich

The focus of this class will be learning how to draw a portrait. Students will get 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 beginners.

Thursdays  |  9:30 - 12:30 pm 

April 25 - May 30, 2019 |  6 Sessions  | $210

Price: $210.00

Date: April 25, 2019

Available Spaces: 5

AJ-88-19 Wheel-Throwing and Handbuilding Open Studio with Alan Jones

WHEEL-THROWING AND HANDBUILDING OPEN STUDIO with Alan Jones

This open studio is for students who wish to work independently in the areas of wheel-throwing and handbuilding ceramics. The open studio will be monitored by Alan Jones. A Phoenix icon, Alan has been a professional ceramic artist for decades, generously sharing his knowledge and skill through his teaching.  Although students will be taking this open studio to work on independent projects, Alan will be there for guidance.

Prior experience required

Fridays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm | April 26 - May 24, 2019 | 5 sessions  | $175

Price: $175.00

Date: April 26, 2019

Available Spaces: 4

DW-42-19 Ceramics: An Overview of Handbuilding & Wheel-Throwing with Danielle Wood

CERAMICS: AN OVERVIEW OF HANDBUILDING & WHEEL-THROWING with Danielle Wood

This class will introduce students to handbuilding with an exploration into wheel throwing as well. The first three weeks of class will be focused on discussing various handbuilding techniques. During the last three weeks there will be an emphasis on throwing techniques with a variety of forms including bowls, cups, handle making, vases, and plates. The handbuilding techniques will include pinch pots, coiling, slump/drape molds, press molds, and some slip casting. It is a great class to explore ceramics and the full range of the medium from sculptural to functional forms. Students should bring their creativity and their sketchbooks!

Clay Request:

*If clay is not requested it will be assumed that no clay is needed.

All levels encouraged

 

Fridays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

April 26 - May 31, 2019 |  6 sessions

Class fee: $210
Materials fee:  $15 for glazes (required) and $15 for clay (optional)

Price: $210.00

Date: April 26, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

SH-87-19 Exploring Alcohol Ink with Sue Hunter

EXPLORING ALCOHOL INKS with Sue Hunter

Have fun experimenting with the many techniques to be explored while working with alcohol ink! Alcohol ink on Yupo paper produces brilliant colors, unexpected results and unlimited possibilities.  Get ready to loosen up and let this medium take flight! Witness how the inks work into magical shapes and forms by using tar gel and molding paste.

Each process will be demonstrated by the instructor, and samples of finished works shown.

 

 

*Inks can stain clothing and hands. Please wear appropriate attire and bring latex or rubber gloves.

All Levels 

Saturday  |  11:00 am - 3:00 pm 

April 27, 2019  | 1 Session  |  $70, Materials Fee: $20 paid directly to instructor

Price: $70.00

Date: April 27, 2019

Available Spaces: 6

SH-88-19 Mixed Media and Collage with Sue Hunter

     

MIXED MEDIA AND COLLAGE with Sue Hunter

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

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

Open to all levels.

Tuesdays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm 

April 30 - May 28, 2019 |  5 Sessions  |  $175

Price: $175.00

Date: April 30, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

SH-89-19 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   

May 1 - 29, 2019  |  5 Sessions  |  $175

Price: $175.00

Date: May 1, 2019

Available Spaces: 3

SH-90-19 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 

May 2 - 30, 2019 | 5 Sessions  |  $175

Price: $175.00

Date: May 2, 2019

Available Spaces: 7

BB-14-19 Introduction to Oil and Cold Wax Medium with Barbara Bagan

INTRODUCTION TO OIL AND COLD WAX MEDIUM: Tools, Techniques, Textures, and More with Barbara Bagan

In this workshop artists will be introduced to the basics, and beyond, regarding the tools, techniques, and methods of creating with oil paints and cold wax medium.   The layers of oil paints and cold wax are applied, scratched, scrapped, pressed, or gently layered in either a planned or intuitive way to create exciting textures, expressive marks, and unique surfaces.

We will play, experiment, and create opportunities for happy accidents which occur almost effortlessly when oil paints and cold wax are combined.

For beginners through advance artists. Bring your curiosity, an open mind, and a creative attitude.

 

Barbara Bagan is an experienced and knowledgeable instructor.  She is a member of several local art organizations, has taught university and studio courses, as well as designed and conducted various expressive art programs and workshops.  After recently retiring as Professor in Charge of Expressive Arts Therapy at Ottawa University in Phoenix, she is now focusing her time on her art and teaching.  She exhibits locally and nationally and locally and has garnered awards and recognition for her watercolors, acrylics, alcohol inks, and pastels.

In addition to the $20 materials fee to be paid directly to the instructor, students will be sent a short list of supplies that they will need to purchase and bring to class.

Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | 1 session | $90 |  $20 materials fee

Price: $90.00

Date: May 4, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

LA-01-19 Introduction to Calligraphy with Linda Arandas

INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY with Linda Arandas

Learn the basics of Italic Calligraphy. The introductory workshop will be focused on the lower case letters of the italic alphabet using broad edged calligraphy markers. No experience is necessary, just the desire to improve your handwriting and take the first steps into the beautiful art of calligraphy.

Linda Arandas is a mixed media artist from Scottsdale. Before transplanting to Arizona she was a long time member of the Pittsburgh Calligraphy Guild. She has studied under many calligraphy masters.

All Levels

May 4, 2019  |  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.   |  $55, plus a $10 materials fee payable directly to the instructor on the first day of class.

Price: $55.00

Date: May 4, 2019

Available Spaces: 7

JE-87-19 Watercolor Basics with John Erwin

WATERCOLOR BASICS with John Erwin

Watercolor can be elusive and challenging.  John Erwin instructs in a way that creates successful paintings.  In this class you will learn the basics of color and design to create well balanced paintings.  John will instruct on how to start and complete a painting.  Each week you will build techniques and skills to guide you into more complex, finished paintings.

For beginning watercolor students

Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 

May 7 - 28, 2019 | 4 sessions | $140

 

Price: $140.00

Date: May 7, 2019

Available Spaces: 6

JE-88-19 Florals in Watercolor with John Erwin

FLORALS IN WATERCOLOR with John Erwin

The focus in this class will be on florals. Students will learn to successfully paint flowers in watercolor using basic shapes and brushstrokes.

Watercolor can be elusive and challenging.  John Erwin instructs in a way that creates successful paintings.  In this class students will learn the basics of color and design to create well balanced paintings.  John will instruct on how to start and complete a painting.  Each week students will build techniques and skills to help guide them into more complex, finished paintings of flowers.

Experience Encouraged

Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm 

May 7 - 28, 2019 | 4 sessions | $140

 

Price: $140.00

Date: May 7, 2019

Available Spaces: 1

JE-89-19 Watercolor Painting Open Studio with John Erwin

WATERCOLOR PAINTING OPEN STUDIO with John Erwin

The watercolor painting open studio is for students who wish to work on individual projects, with guidance from the instructor. Students will take their current explorations further and experiment in new ways. Students may work from photographs, still life or en plein air on the beautiful grounds of the Shemer Art Center.

Some supplies will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring basic watercolor painting supplies, such as watercolors, brushes, a palette, and paper.

Basic Experience Encouraged

Thursdays  |  9:30- 12:30 p.m.

May 9 - 30, 2019  |  4 sessions  |  $140

 

 

Price: $140.00

Date: May 9, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

JKM-12-19 Making Faces with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

 

MAKING FACES - A CERAMIC SCULPTURAL WORKSHOP with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

This class will be a fun hands-on exploration of faces, human or animal and as representational or as whimsical as you like! The first day of class will be spent working in wet clay. Jane will discuss basic anatomy and proportions and will demonstrate slab building and modeling techniques. The pieces will be bisque fired and students will return for a half day class to apply the final surface color. Underglazes will be used as stains and washes similar to watercolor. The pieces will be glaze fired and ready for pick up after the workshop.

Jane Kelsey-Mapel is an Arizona artist known for her narrative ceramic figure sculptures. She holds a bachelor's degree in Art from Arizona State University and a master's degree 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, May 11 & 18, 2019
May 11: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm  May 18: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
2 sessions
$140 plus $25 materials fee (includes clay, glazes, firing)

Price: $140.00

Date: May 11, 2019

Available Spaces: 5

MK-12-19 Prickly Pear Cacti - Asian Brush Painting with Martha Klare

PRICKLY PEAR CACTI - ASIAN BRUSH PAINTING with Martha Klare

 The Prickly Pear cactus is one of the most iconic plants of the American deserts. It’s unique growth habit and contrast of delicate blooms and prickly pads gives it an abundance of character, making it an excellent Asian Brush Painting subject. This workshop will focus on the Prickly Pear (in bloom). Using traditional Asian Brush Painting materials you will be introduced to the fundamentals and principles of the art form. With your new knowledge you will have the opportunity to experiment and create your personal images of the Prickly Pear. You will also experience the power of being “mindful” as your work becomes a visual reflection of your unique ch’i (energy, spirit) in a moment of time, which cannot be repeated. Asian Brush Painting is a great way to practice some of the basics of mind, art and meditation in a visual form.

Experience this unique art form for the first time or hone your skills from our previous brush painting workshops.

 

Note: You will be working with black ink and colors that do not wash out. Please dress accordingly.

About the instructor: Martha began brush painting over 25 years ago.   She has had the opportunity to study under several brush painters of distinction in various parts of the US as well as China.   Her work has been sold internationally by several publishers as posters, framed images, and greeting cards.

All Levels

Saturday May 11, 2019  |  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: May 11, 2019

Available Spaces: 6

WW-25-19 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

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 | May 23, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: May 23, 2019

Available Spaces: 17

PRCD-04-19 Marbling and Collage on Rice Paper with Pam Root and Candice Diaz

MARBLING AND COLLAGE ON RICE PAPER with Pam Root and 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!

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.

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

All Levels

Saturday May 25, 2019 |  10:00am - 2:00pm

$70, plus $10 materials fee paid to the instructors on first day.

Price: $70.00

Date: May 25, 2019

Available Spaces: 9

SO-03-19 Fantasy Cacti Zentangle with Suzanne O'Malley

FANTASY CACTI ZENTANGLE with Suzanne O'Malley

Zentangles are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract art, created through a very specific method, to form structured patterns. In this workshop students will be using templates to trace cacti designs. They will then fill the cacti pictures in using the method of Zentangle.

As an added step, they will be applying colored pencil to their designs. Students will be amazed as beautiful patterns emerge and colored pencils help them add dimension and vibrancy to their artwork!

No materials are required and there is no materials fee. Students are encouraged to bring their own colored pencils if they have them available.

Previous experience helpful, but not necessary.

Saturday May 25, 2019  |  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  |  $70

Price: $70.00

Date: May 25, 2019

Available Spaces: 5

SO-03-19 Fantasy Cacti Zentangle with Suzanne O'Malley

FANTASY CACTI ZENTANGLE with Suzanne O'Malley

Zentangles are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract art, created through a very specific method, to form structured patterns. In this workshop students will be using templates to trace cacti designs. They will then fill the cacti pictures in using the method of Zentangle.

As an added step, they will be applying colored pencil to their designs. Students will be amazed as beautiful patterns emerge and colored pencils help them add dimension and vibrancy to their artwork!

No materials are required and there is no materials fee. Students are encouraged to bring their own colored pencils if they have them available.

Previous experience helpful, but not necessary.

Saturday May 25, 2019  |  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  |  $70

Price: $70.00

Date: May 25, 2019

Available Spaces: 6

SC-19-01 Summer Camp - Week 1

SC-19 -01  Week 1 Summer Camp

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

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

Week One:  June 3 - 7, 2019 |  9 am - 4 pm |   $250 (call for $15 sibling discount)

Price: $250.00

Date: June 3, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

SC-19-02 Summer Camp - Week 2

SC-19 -02  Week 2 Summer Camp

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

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

Week Two:  June 10 - 14, 2019 |  9 am - 4 pm |   $250 (call for $15 sibling discount)

Price: $250.00

Date: June 10, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

SC-19-03 Summer Camp - Week 3

SC-19 -03  Week 3 Summer Camp

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

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

Week Three:  June 17 - 21, 2019 |  9 am - 4 pm |   $250 (call for $15 sibling discount)

Price: $250.00

Date: June 17, 2019

Available Spaces: 16

SC-19-04 Summer Camp - Week 4

SC-19 -04  Week 4 Summer Camp

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

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

Week Four:  June 24 - 28, 2019 |  9 am - 4 pm |   $250 (call for $15 sibling discount)

Price: $250.00

Date: June 24, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

JGP-28-18 Watercolor Unleashed: The Rocky Landscape with Julie Gilbert Pollard

WATERCOLOR UNLEASHED: THE ROCKY LANDSCAPE with Julie Gilbert Pollard

Rocks, Boulders & Pebbles: the "bedrock" if you will of landscape painting. Creating the shapes and forms of individual rocks and learning to combine them into a collective shape that "says rocks" without detailing each is crucial to successful landscape painting. We will focus on the challenge of painting a landscape in which rocks are a significant feature.

A photo will be provided for your use but you are always welcomed and encouraged to paint from your own reference material whenever you wish. There will be demonstrations of techniques suitable for the subject, exercises, ongoing critique, and plenty of painting time. Class time will be structured, yet open enough to accommodate the artistic spirit within us all. All levels are welcomed and encouraged to attend. The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting.

 

Tuesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm | July 9 - August 6, 2019 (no class July 30) | 4 sessions  | $140

Price: $140.00

Date: July 9, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

EE-122-19 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!

All Levels

Tuesdays  |  1:00 - 4:00 pm 

July 9 - August 27, 2019 (no class 7/30)  |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: July 9, 2019

Available Spaces: 7

EE-123-19 Drawing Basics with Elliott Everson

Transition - center BW 150DRAWING 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!

All Levels

Tuesdays  |  9:30am - 12:30 pm 

July 9 - August 27, 2019 (no class 7/30)   |  7  Sessions   |   $245

Price: $245.00

Date: July 9, 2019

Available Spaces: 6

EE-124-19 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.

Wednesdays  |  9:30am - 12:30 pm 

July 10 - August 28, 2019 (no class 7/31)  |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: July 10, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

EE-126-19 Colored Pencil on Wood with Elliott Everson

COLORED PENCIL ON WOOD with Elliott Everson

In this class students will utilize a wood panel as a unique surface for creating Colored Pencil art. Each panel of wood possesses its own personality that offers interesting patterns in the grain that will stimulate creativity. Plants and flowers, trees, autumn leaves, seed pods or interesting designs can be blended into the surface patterns.

With examples and demonstrations Elliott will, share his knowledge of materials, surface preparation, and techniques for applying colored pencil to wood.

Prepared projects and line drawings, as well as a variety of reference photos will be provided for participants to use in creating their own finished piece.

Students are encouraged to bring photos that would be interesting to work with. When choosing a photo, students should think about using a subject that would be at home around, on or of wood.

All levels encouraged

Thursdays  |  1:00 - 4:00 pm 

July 11 - August 29, 2019 (no class 8/1) |  7 Sessions  | $245

 

Price: $245.00

Date: July 11, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

LD-09-19 Introduction to Drawing Realistic Portraits with Ludmila Demich

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING REALISTIC PORTRAITS with Ludmila Demich

The focus of this class will be learning how to draw a portrait. Students will get 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 beginners.

Thursdays  |  9:30 - 12:30 pm 

July 11 - August 29, 2019 |  8 Sessions  | $280

Price: $280.00

Date: July 11, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

LD-10-19 Pastels: Vibrancy and Luminosity with Ludmila Demich

PASTELS: VIBRANCY AND LUMINOSITY with Ludmila Demich

Pastel is situated on the edge between drawing and painting, unitedly combining a line and color together.
Learn how to capture vibrancy and luminosity using pastel as a medium.
Prepare yourself to work not just with your own projects but to have some useful exercises for your future projects.

Through demonstrations and discussions, students will learn formal components such as composition, perspective and color while also exploring many experimental techniques. The instructor will work one-on-one with students as they develop their own personal narratives and concepts.

No previous experience is required, but some art experience is expected.

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

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

Thursdays  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

July 11 - August 29, 2019 |  8 Sessions  | $280

Price: $280.00

Date: July 11, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

EE-125-19 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 

July 12 - August 29, 2019 (no class 8/2) |  7 Sessions  | $245

 

Price: $210.00

Date: July 12, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

SH-91-19 Mixed Media and Collage with Sue Hunter

     

MIXED MEDIA AND COLLAGE with Sue Hunter

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

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

Open to all levels.

Tuesdays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm 

July 23 - August 27, 2019 |  6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: July 23, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

SH-92-19 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   

July 24 - August 28, 2019  |  6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: July 24, 2019

Available Spaces: 13

SH-93-19 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 

July 25 - August 29, 2019 | 6 Sessions  |  $210

Price: $210.00

Date: July 25, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

JGP-29-18 Watercolor Unleased: Fall Colors to Winter White with Julie Gilbert Pollard

WATERCOLOR UNLEASHED: FALL COLORS TO WINTER WHITES with Julie Gilbert Pollard

Just like the seasons, transition from painting colorful fall foliage to the subtle nuanced colors of winter. We will explore watercolor techniques suited to placing trees with character and personality into our landscapes and even some “holiday” snow!

 

A photo will be provided for your use but you are always welcome and encouraged to paint from your own reference material whenever you wish. There will be demonstrations of techniques suitable for the subject, exercises, ongoing 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 | November 12 - December 17, 2019 | 6 sessions  | $210

Price: $210.00

Date: November 12, 2019

Available Spaces: 7