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MK-10-18 Holiday Poinsettias - Asian Brush Painting with Martha Klare

HOLIDAY POINSETTIAS - ASIAN BRUSH PAINTING with Martha Klare

Get in the Holiday Spirit with art! This half-day workshop will focus on the Poinsettia, which has become a multicultural symbol of the winter holidays. Capture the essence of this flower and the season using Asian Brush Painting techniques and materials, while learning some basics of the ancient, meditative, yet spontaneous art form.  Each piece you create is a reflection of your unique ch’i (energy, spirit) in that moment of time and can never be repeated.   You will have the opportunity to create your own variations of the Poinsettia to take home. (And a color copy on glossy paper can easily be turned into an elegant and personal holiday card. ) This is a fun way to exercise your creativity and get in the Holiday spirit while exploring basics of Asian Brush Painting.

All levels welcome.

$20.00 materials fee payable (cash or check) in class.

Note: You will be working with ink and pigments 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 in the form of posters, framed images, greeting cards, and other.

All Levels

December 15, 2018  |  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   |  $70, plus a $20 materials fee payable directly to the instructor on the first day of class.

Price: $70.00

Date: December 15, 2018

Available Spaces: 3

DH-04-19 DIAMOND IN THE DESERT – Basic Mosaic Mirrors with Dave Hanson

DIAMOND IN THE DESERT - BASIC MOSAIC MIRRORS with Dave Hanson

Stained glass comes in a dazzling array of colors – arrange pieces side-by-side in a mosaic pattern and pick the right grout color, and even a simple design will burst into bloom!  In this basic two-day workshop students will create a mosaic mirror while exploring the power of contrasting colors and learning how a subtle variation in materials can add depth and amplify light-play.  As a twist, students will use a diamond-shaped mirror on a rectangular board – a deceptively simple change that will make your project even more unique.

The second day's focus will be on choosing the grout color to make each project pop, then grouting it, and taking it home.

A $15 supplies fee includes use of tools, an 8”x11” jigsawed board with mirror attached, as well as adhesives and a wide variety of glass, beads, colored mirror, iridescent and dichroic glass.

 

All Levels
January 5 & 12, 2018  | 2 sessions | $140 | $15 materials fee paid directly to instructor
Saturday | January 5, 2018 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday | January 12, 2018 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Price: $140.00

Date: January 5, 2019

Available Spaces: 6

AJ-79-19 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 | January 7 - February 25, 2019 | 8 sessions  | $280, plus Materials Fee: $15 for glazes (required) $15 for clay (optional)

 

Price: $280.00

Date: January 7, 2019

Available Spaces: 6

AJ-80-19 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 | January 7 - February 25, 2019 | 8 sessions  | $280, plus Materials fee: $15 for glazes (required) and $15 clay (optional)

Price: $280.00

Date: January 7, 2019

Available Spaces: 2

SH-81-19 Creative Collage with Sue Hunter

CREATIVE COLLAGE with Sue Hunter

This class will allow students to learn the process of creating a collage, which for this class will start with a simple image, which you will transfer or draw onto a 10x10 wooden canvas that has been painted with two coats of white gesso.   You will then paint the image with acrylic paint.  Next, using paper torn into individual pieces  you'll use matt medium to adhere the paper to the canvas, coating both sides of the paper.  To finish your artwork, you'll define form using light and shadow with colored paper and other items such as stamps and stencils.  This technique is great for using your imagination and being free to create.

Open to all levels.

Tuesdays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm 

January 8 - February 26, 2018 (*no class 2/19) |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: January 8, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

EE-109-19 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 8 - February 26, 2019   |  8  Sessions   |   $280

Price: $280.00

Date: January 8, 2019

Available Spaces: 3

EE-110-19 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 8 - February 26, 2019  |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: January 8, 2019

Available Spaces: 3

JE-80-19 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.  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 

January 8 - February 26, 2019 (no class 2/12) | 7 sessions | $245

 

Price: $245.00

Date: January 8, 2019

Available Spaces: 5

JE-81-19 Watercolor Techniques with John Erwin

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WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES with John Erwin

Watercolor can be elusive and challenging, even to those that have worked in the medium before.  John Erwin instructs in a way that helps experienced watercolor students create more successful paintings than ever before.  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 intermediate/advanced watercolor students

Tuesdays  1:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.  

January 8 - February 26, 2019 (no class 2/12) 

| 7 sessions | $245

 

Price: $245.00

Date: January 8, 2019

Available Spaces: 3

KS-15-19 Wheel Thrown Pottery with Kathleen Scott

WHEEL THROWN POTTERY WITH KATHLEEN SCOTT

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

Tuesdays, January 8 - February 26, 2019

6:00 - 9:00 pm  | 8 sessions 

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

 

Price: $280.00

Date: January 8, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

SH-82-19 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   

January 9 - February 27, 2019 (No class 2/20)  |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: January 9, 2019

Available Spaces: 1

EE-111-19 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 9 - February 27, 2019   |  8 Sessions  |  $280

Price: $280.00

Date: January 9, 2019

Available Spaces: 1

SH-83-19 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 

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

Price: $245.00

Date: January 10, 2019

Available Spaces: 7

JE-82-19 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.

All Levels
Thursdays  |  9:30- 12:30 p.m.

January 10 - February 28, 2019 (no class 2/14)  |  7 sessions  |  $245

 

Price: $245.00

Date: January 10, 2019

Available Spaces: 5

LD-03-18 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 

January 10 - February 28, 2019 |  8 Sessions  | $280

Price: $280.00

Date: January 10, 2019

Available Spaces: 7

LD-04-19 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 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.
We will cover everything you will need to know. You will surprise your friends, and yourself with your excellent results!

Thursdays  |  9:30 - 12:30 pm 

January 10 - February 28, 2019 |  8 Sessions  | $280

Price: $280.00

Date: January 10, 2019

Available Spaces: 6

EE-112-19 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 

January 11 - March 1, 2019 | 8 Sessions  | $280

 

Price: $280.00

Date: January 11, 2019

Available Spaces: 6

JE-83-19 10-Minute Sketching with John Erwin

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10-MINUTE SKETCHING  with John Erwin

What’s the difference between a sketch and a drawing?   A sketch can be imperfect, it takes less time than a drawing, evokes emotion, and captures a moment. There is an art to making a sketch that instantly conjures a memory of time or place.

In this class, award-winning artist John Erwin shares his tips and lessons on sketching from his extensive travel over several decades. John generously shares his personal travel journals of sketches and the artistic lessons he learned along the way.

From this class you will be able to capture your travel memories in sketches. John will teach you how to set up a sketchbook and a pocket-travel sketch kit. Through specific lessons, you will learn how to create balanced compositions with perspective and value. Experience the excitement and the confidence of sketching in public. You will add people, cars and other real-life interest to your sketches. From black and white line drawing in pencil, pen or other media, John will guide you through adding color, texture and pattern to create more finished works. Working with watercolor, ink, pencil, marker and you will even use a razor blade! You will astonish yourself and your friends in your ability to capture the spirit of the place you are sketching.

All Levels

Friday  |  9:30 am-12:30 pm

January 11 - March 1, 2019 (no class 2/15)

|  7 sessions  |  $245

 

Price: $245.00

Date: January 11, 2019

Available Spaces: 6

KS-16-18 Handbuilding Methods & Techniques with Kathleen Scott

 

HANDBUILDING METHODS & TECHNIQUES WITH KATHLEEN SCOTT

This class will focus on hand-built ceramics methods. Whether you’re an experienced hand-builder looking to finish a project or someone new to working with clay, this class is for you! Each week demonstrations will be given on a particular technique, from slabbing, coiling, and pinching, to creating textures, sgraffito, image transfer, and glazing. 

Fridays, January 11 - March 1, 2019

| 1:00-4:00pm  | 8 sessions 

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

 

Price: $280.00

Date: January 11, 2019

Available Spaces: 2

PW-02-19 Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arrangement with Ping Wei

 

IKEBANA: JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT with Ping Wei 

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

During this relaxing workshop students will feel their creativity blossom. Class will begin with Ping providing a verbal history of the art of Ikebana. He will discuss that the art form takes root in the concept of simplicity, and that there is an emphasis on lines and the use of space. After a demonstration by Ping, students will make their own, original Ikebana arrangement. The workshop will conclude with a thoughtful critique of each student’s arrangement.

Participants are asked to bring their own small or medium-sized vase or vessel for their design.

Ping Wei started his Sogetsu Ikebana study in 2003 under Yukiko Kimoto sensei in Phoenix. His current teacher’s ranking is first grade Somu. He travels to Japan to further his studies at Sogetsu headquarters in Tokyo, and also attends Sogetsu Ikebana master teacher’s workshops in the United States yearly.

 

 

 

 

All Levels

Saturday  |  12:00 pm - 2:00pm

January 12, 2019

$50, plus $20 materials fee

Price: $50.00

Date: January 12, 2019

Available Spaces: 4

DW-34-19 Building a Body of Work in Ceramics with Danielle Wood

BUILDING A BODY OF WORK IN CERAMICS with Danielle Wood

In this class, students will learn how to develop and clarify a body of work through the artistic medium of clay. Students will get a chance to select ways of working that fit the forms they would like to make. Glaze and additive textures will be selected to give further depth and unifying colors to their work. Experimenting with different cone 5 clay bodies will be encouraged. Every week a new idea or technique will be shared at the beginning of class. One on one time will be given with each student. Experimenting with glazes will be encouraged. Methods of hand building such as coiling, pinch pots, press molds, slab work will also be touched upon. However, the main portion of the class is for each student to build a body of work that they enjoy creating and suits their personal style, by the end of the class.

Prerequisite: Previous hand building in clay experience.

Wednesdays  |  1:00-4:00 pm

January 16 - February 27, 2019 |  7 sessions

Class fee: $245
Materials fee:  $15 for glazes (required) and $15 for clay (optional)

Price: $245.00

Date: January 16, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

WW-21-19 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

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Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin.  Be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours.  Enjoy a lighthearted atmosphere while learning something new. You will leave with a beautiful completed painting.read more

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | January 17, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: January 17, 2019

Available Spaces: 17

KS-14-19 After-School Art Club with Kathleen Scott

AFTER-SCHOOL ART CLUB with Kathleen Scott

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

Open to ages 8-12.

 

Fridays, January 18 - February 22, 2019 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm | 6 Sessions

Class Fee: $115

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

 

Price: $115.00

Date: January 18, 2019

Available Spaces: 2

DW-35-19 Introduction to Handbuilding with Danielle Wood

INTRODUCTION TO HANDBUILDING with Danielle Wood

In this class, students will get a solid foundation in hand building with different sculptural techniques such as coiling, pinch pots, slab work, and press molds. There will be a brief introduction to throwing on the wheel in order to teach techniques that involve both throwing and hand building when creating artwork. Experimentation in glazing will be encouraged with a variety of cone 5 glazes and textures. Lusters, decals, and other surface layering will be encouraged. Bring your creativity!

 

All levels encouraged

 

Fridays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

January 18 - March 1, 2019  |  7 sessions

Class fee: $245
Materials fee:  $15 for glazes (required) and $15 for clay (optional)

Price: $245.00

Date: January 18, 2019

Available Spaces: 5

BB-12-19 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.

 

Saturday | January 26, 2019 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | 1 session | $105 |  $20 materials fee

Price: $105.00

Date: January 26, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

JGP-26-19 Watercolor Unleashed: Painting From Photos with Julie Gilbert Pollard

WATERCOLOR UNLEASHED: PAINTING FROM PHOTOS with Julie Gilbert Pollard

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

 

A photo will be provided for your use for the first class study. You will bring your own reference material for the remainder of the class. There will be demonstrations of techniques suitable for the subject matter, exercises, critique and lots of painting time. All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. Class time will be structured, yet open enough to accommodate the artistic spirit within us all. The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting!

 

Tuesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm | February 5 - 26, 2019 | 4 sessions  | $140

Price: $140.00

Date: February 5, 2019

Available Spaces: 9

WW-22-19 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

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Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin.  Be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours.  Enjoy a lighthearted atmosphere while learning something new. You will leave with a beautiful completed painting.read more

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | February 21, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: February 21, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

BB-13-19 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.

 

Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | 1 session | $105 |  $20 materials fee

Price: $105.00

Date: March 9, 2019

Available Spaces: 5

SH-84-19 Creative Collage with Sue Hunter

CREATIVE COLLAGE with Sue Hunter

This class will allow students to learn the process of creating a collage, which for this class will start with a simple image, which you will transfer or draw onto a 10x10 wooden canvas that has been painted with two coats of white gesso.   You will then paint the image with acrylic paint.  Next, using paper torn into individual pieces  you'll use matt medium to adhere the paper to the canvas, coating both sides of the paper.  To finish your artwork, you'll define form using light and shadow with colored paper and other items such as stamps and stencils.  This technique is great for using your imagination and being free to create.

Open to all levels.

Tuesdays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm 

March 12 - April 23, 2019 |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: March 12, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

SH-85-19 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   

March 13 - April 24, 2019  |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: March 13, 2019

Available Spaces: 12

SH-86-19 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 

March 14 - April 25, 2019  | 7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: March 14, 2019

Available Spaces: 9

WW-23-19 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

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Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin.  Be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours.  Enjoy a lighthearted atmosphere while learning something new. You will leave with a beautiful completed painting.read more

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | March 21, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: March 21, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

JGP-27-18 Watercolor Unleashed: Flowers - Delicate & Bold with Julie Gilbert Pollard

WATERCOLOR UNLEASHED: FLOWERS - DELICATE & BOLD with Julie Gilbert Pollard

Discover the beauty of light, airy washes in multiple transparent colors to paint multi-colored and white flowers. For light-saturated flowers we will use transparent washes for the lights, clean medium tones and rich darker values to set off those beautiful translucent blooms. The arrangement of flowers into a pleasing and captivating composition will be studied as equally important to watercolor technique.

 

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

Tuesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 pm | April 2 - 30, 2019 | 5 sessions  | $175

Price: $175.00

Date: April 2, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

WW-24-19 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

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Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin.  Be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours.  Enjoy a lighthearted atmosphere while learning something new. You will leave with a beautiful completed painting.read more

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | April 18, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: April 18, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

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: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2 sessions
$140 plus $25 materials fee (includes clay, glazes, firing)

Price: $140.00

Date: May 11, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

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: 33

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: 33

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: 33

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: 33

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 2 - 23, 2019 | 4 sessions  | $140

Price: $140.00

Date: July 2, 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: 10