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LN-11-19 Printmaking for Teens with Larry Nisula

PRINTMAKING FOR TEENS with Larry Nisula

Printmaking is an overarching term for MANY different artistic processes. During this four-week class, teens will receive a fun, educational overview of some of the most common forms of printmaking. Students will delve into projects that involve a different printmaking technique each week. Topics will include: silkscreen using hand-cut stencils, creating prints on paper or t-shirts, relief printing, and etching. Students will be amazed by what they create, all while learning valuable new art skills! This class is designed for ages 12 – 17.

 

Inks and other materials can stain clothing. Please wear appropriate attire.

 

 

All Levels | Ages 12 - 17 

Saturdays | 10:00 - 1:00 pm |

February 2 - 23, 2019 | 4 sessions  | $150, plus $30 materials fee

Price: $150.00

Date: February 2, 2019

Available Spaces: 5

MK-11-19 Sunny Sunflowers - Asian Brush Painting with Martha Klare

SUNNY SUNFLOWERS - ASIAN BRUSH PAINTING with Martha Klare

The days are longer and that means more sunny hours!   Celebrate by painting Sunflowers! 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 Sunflower to take home. This is a fun way to exercise your creativity and celebrate our longer, sunny days 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 as posters, framed images, greeting cards, and other.

All Levels

February 23, 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: February 23, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

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 28, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: February 28, 2019

Available Spaces: 1

CR-02-18 Silk Painting: Line, Shape, and Brilliant Color with Cheri Reckers

SILK PAINTING: LINE, SHAPE, AND BRILLIANT COLORS with Cheri Reckers 

Experience the art of silk painting as you create a one-of-a-kind scarf, wall hanging or table runner on 8” x 54” silk habotai. Learn how to use water-based resist to draw on the silk and mix your own custom dye colors. We’ll discuss design placement, color usage and adding texture with salts. The processes of steaming (to set the dye) and washing out the finished pieces will also be covered.

Bring your own simple design or use one of the instructor’s.

No experience is necessary. Just come and have fun!read more

All Levels

March 2, 2019 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
1 session
$90  plus $15 materials fee 

Price: $90.00

Date: March 2, 2019

Available Spaces: 9

AJ-81-19 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 | March 4 - April 15, 2019  | 7 sessions  | $245, plus Materials Fee: $15 for glazes (required) $15 for clay (optional)

 

Price: $245.00

Date: March 4, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

AJ-82-19 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 | March 4 - April 15, 2019 | 7 sessions  | $245, plus Materials fee: $15 for glazes (required) and $15 clay (optional)

Price: $245.00

Date: March 4, 2019

Available Spaces: 4

AJ-83-19 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 | March 4 - April 15, 2019 | 7 sessions  | $245, plus Materials Fee: $15 for glazes (required) and $15 for clay (optional)

Price: $245.00

Date: March 4, 2019

Available Spaces: 5

JE-84-19 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 

March 5 - April 16, 2019 (no class 4/2) | 6 sessions | $210

 

Price: $210.00

Date: March 5, 2019

Available Spaces: 4

JE-85-19 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.  

March 5 - April 16, 2019 (no class 4/2) 

| 6 sessions | $210

 

Price: $210.00

Date: March 5, 2019

Available Spaces: 1

EE-112-19 Drawing Basics with Elliott Everson

DRAWING BASICS with Elliott Everson

Everyone can learn to draw and this class will get you started.

Drawing requires learning how to observe correctly and record what you see.

Students will learn the essentials of proportion, line, shading, perspective and composition, and use basic drawing techniques to create realistic pencil drawings of still life, landscapes and more, with natural and man made textures and subjects.

Learning to draw accurately will provide you with an excellent foundation for additional drawing, colored pencil, painting and other art classes. Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces. Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Have fun!

All Levels

Tuesdays, March 5 - April 16, 2019 |  9:30am - 12:30 pm 

 7  Sessions   |   $245

Price: $245.00

Date: March 5, 2019

Available Spaces: 1

EE-113-19 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 

March 5 - April 16, 2019  |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: March 5, 2019

Available Spaces: 5

EE-114-19 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 

March 6 - April 17, 2019   |  7 Sessions  |  $245

Price: $245.00

Date: March 6, 2019

Available Spaces: 1

DW-36-19 Variations on a Body of Work in Ceramics with Danielle Wood

VARIATIONS ON A BODY OF WORK IN CERAMICS with Danielle Wood

Students will continue a body of work that they have started to develop, and add new, sculptural and glaze techniques to their artistic practice. They will explore the work they enjoy creating. Demonstrations and discussions will occur in order to add to a student’s creative ceramic practice. It is beneficial to an artist to have a body of work that shows a solid collection of work, style, forms, color, that the artist is investigating on an ongoing basis. In this course, the students will be encouraged to continue working in the style they are developing, as well as try something new or experiment with fresh techniques. Demonstrations will be given that cover a variety of techniques including slab work, pinch, drape, slump molds, and coil. Glazing will also be experimented with - including lusters, decals, and paper decals. Students are encouraged to bring their creativity and ideas for their ongoing clay explorations.

Prerequisite: Previous hand building in clay experience.

Wednesdays  |  1:00-4:00 pm

March 6 - April 17, 2019 (* no class 3/27) |  6 sessions

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

Price: $210.00

Date: March 6, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

DW-39-19 Foundations of Handbuilding with Danielle Wood

FOUNDATIONS OF 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, flap forms, and press molds. The will be an emphasis on experimentation in glazing with a variety of cone 5 glazes and textures. Lusters, decals, and other surface layering will be encouraged. Bring your creativity!

 

 

Beginners welcome - all levels encouraged 

 

Wednesdays  |  6:00 - 9:00 pm

March 6 - April 3, 2019 (no class 3/27)  |  4 sessions

Class fee: $140
Materials fee:  $15 for glazes (required) and $15 for clay (optional)

Price: $140.00

Date: March 6, 2019

Available Spaces: 3

LD-05-19 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 

March 7 - April 18, 2019 |  7 Sessions  | $245

Price: $245.00

Date: March 7, 2019

Available Spaces: 5

LD-06-18 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 

March 7 - April 18, 2019 |  7 Sessions  | $245

Price: $245.00

Date: March 7, 2019

Available Spaces: 6

EE-115-18 Drawing Animals in Graphite with Elliott Everson

DRAWING ANIMALS IN GRAPHITE with Elliott Everson

Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! Students will learn to draw a wide range of animals, from wild creatures to favorite house pets. Working from reference photos we will use basic shapes such as circles, rectangles, and triangles to create animals including cats, dogs, birds, reptiles and more. Students will work with a variety pencil strokes, tools and techniques, to add textures of hair, fur, whiskers, scales, claws or a shiny nose. We will be working in black and white with graphite pencils.

All levels encouraged

Thursdays  |  1:00 - 4:00 pm 

March 7 - April 18, 2019 |  7 Sessions  | $245

 

Price: $245.00

Date: March 7, 2019

Available Spaces: 6

DW-37-19 Exploration in Ceramics with Glaze, Texture, and Form with Danielle Wood

EXPLORATION IN CERAMICS WITH GLAZE, TEXTURE, AND FORM with Danielle Wood

In this class, students will be exploring glazing in regards to their ceramic work. In this class demonstrations will be given that instruct on both glazing and handbuilding techniques. Handbuilding demonstrations will explore forms originating from coil, slab, pinch, drape, and slump molds. Emphasis will be on the texture of the forms created and how to illuminate and emphasize those forms in the work. Washes, stains, oxides, a variety of cone 5/6 glazes textured glazes, and lusters will be used. Exploring shape and form will be encouraged. Students will explore the relationship of glaze and form, and learn how to best highlight the forms they enjoy making with color, texture, and contrast. Come explore the possibilities!

 

All levels encouraged

 

Fridays  |  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

March 8 - April 19, 2019 (no class 3/29) |  6 sessions

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

Price: $210.00

Date: March 8, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

EE-116-18 Drawing Open Studio with Elliott Everson

DRAWING OPEN STUDIO with Elliott Everson

Join Elliott Everson in an open studio setting.  New and returning students continue learning and refining drawing techniques, try new subjects and learn to use new textures or surfaces.

Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Elliott will provide one-on-one or group instruction depending on the needs of the students.

This is a tremendous opportunity to push your drawing skills to a new level in an open setting.  Use colored pencils or graphite.  Open to all Levels.  Have fun!

Fridays  |  9:30 am-12:30 pm 

March 8 - April 19, 2019 |  7 Sessions  | $245

 

Price: $245.00

Date: March 8, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

DW-38-19 After-School Art Club with Danielle Wood

 

 

 

AFTER-SCHOOL ART CLUB with Danielle Wood

Each week, Instructor Danielle Wood will guide students through a different art project! Materials students will be exploring include: ceramics, painting, sculpture, oil pastels, clay marbleizing, charcoal and more! While learning new skills, students will be encouraged to have fun and express themselves creatively.

Open to ages 8-12.

 

Fridays, March 8 - April 12, 2019 (no class 3/29) | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm | 5 Sessions

Class Fee: $95

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

 

Price: $95.00

Date: March 8, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

AJ-84-19 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 | March 8 - April 19, 2019 (no class 3/22 or 3/29) | 5 sessions  | $175

Price: $175.00

Date: March 8, 2019

Available Spaces: 1

SH-84-19 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 

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

Price: $245.00

Date: March 12, 2019

Available Spaces: 6

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: 0

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: 3

JE-86-19 Printmaking Open Studio with John Erwin

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The printmaking 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 on gelli plates, monoprints, monotypes, and relief prints. Students may also create etchings on plexiglass.

Inks, tools, a press and assistance will be provided.

Basic Experience Encouraged

Fridays  |  9:30- 12:30 p.m.

March 15, 29 & April 12, 19, 2019  |  4 sessions  |  $140

 

Price: $140.00

Date: March 15, 2019

Available Spaces: 5

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 28, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: March 28, 2019

Available Spaces: 13

BF-20-19 Creative Mixed Media with Bela Fidel

CREATIVE MIXED MEDIA with Bela Fidel

In this class students will become acquainted with a variety of materials that are not necessarily associated with art making. These are materials that can create amazing texture, richness and depth in artworks.

This class brings many varied techniques to the fore and once each one is learned a wild combination of materials ensues. Imagination has no limit, and this class will push students towards an expansion in creativity.

Materials explored in class will include acrylic paint, gesso, compounds, and collages.

Students are encouraged to experiment with a wide variety of techniques or take their time to develop one particular technique, or work with the one material that attracts them the most. The sky is the limit!

Friday  |  10:00am - 4:00pm

March 29, 2019

$105, plus $40 materials fee paid to the instructor on first day.

Price: $105.00

Date: March 29, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

DM-04-19 Photographic Processes with David Miller

   

PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES with David Miller 

This workshop will cover four methods of transferring photographic images onto a variety of surfaces, including watercolor paper and ceramic tile, to create one-of-a-kind works of art with a beautiful weathered look that can be left on their own or turned into part of a mixed-media art project.  Materials to be provided with a $25 supply fee.

Saturday, March 30, 2019| 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | 1 Session

Workshop Fee: $70

Materials Fee: $25 paid to instructor 

 

Price: $70.00

Date: March 30, 2019

Available Spaces: 6

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: 7

DM-03-19 Photography for Beginners with David Miller

   

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS with David Miller 

This course will show students that before learning how to take successful photographs, it is necessary to have a strong understanding of the functions of a DSLR camera. Once the basics of the camera are covered, the class will move on to focusing on creating interesting compositions, and being expressively creative through photography. Other topics covered will include exposure to varieties of lighting, how to problem solve shooting challenges in different environments, and creating mood.

This starter class is taught by local, Arizona art and fashion photographer David Miller!

For beginners. Must bring a DSLR camera to class.

Saturdays, April 6 - 27, 2019| 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | 4 Sessions

Workshop Fee: $210

 

 

Price: $210.00

Date: April 6, 2019

Available Spaces: 3

LT-05-19 Fused Glass Jewelry with Lauren Toth

 

FUSED GLASS JEWELRY with Lauren Toth

Learn how to design beautiful, colorful cabachons to be used in pendants, earrings and pins. You will be taught the tips and tricks of successful jewelry making using both dichroic and regular glass. Each student will be able to make as many pieces as will fit on a 7” x 7” kiln shelf on the first day.  On day two you will be surprised to see and work with what you made the class before. You will work with your pieces adding bails and findings to finish them off using cold fusing techniques.  We will also discuss what worked and what didn’t along with seeing other glass jewelry made with techniques beyond the scope of this workshop. Bring a chain or cord so you can wear your own special piece home. Extra chain, cords and ribbons will be made available for purchase if so desired.

No prior experience necessary, but those with experience are welcome.  Workshop includes use of fuse glass tools, equipment and kiln firing to complete an original glass design.  System 96 COE glass will be used in this workshop.A $35 materials fee paid directly to the instructor covers all glass materials for the workshop.

(Safety NOTE: Students are required to wear closed toe shoes for this workshop.)

 

Saturday, April 13, 2019 |  10:00am - 4:00pm

Workshop Wrap-up on Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

No one under the age of 18 permitted unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.  If under 18, no glass cutting or grinding will be allowed.  No one under the age of 13 allowed.

Workshop fee: $140

Materials fee: $35 paid directly to instructor on first day

Price: $140.00

Date: April 13, 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: 17

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: 9

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.

 

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: 7

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: 8

WW-25-19 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 | May 23, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: May 23, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

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: 27

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: 26

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: 28

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

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