Workshops

Thank you for your interest in workshops at the Shemer Art Center.
Below please find a list of our upcoming workshops, scheduled for adults (ages 18+ unless otherwise indicated) in 2020.
To register, click “register now” below each listing.
NOTE!  Please be sure to read our REGISTRATION POLICY prior to registering for a workshop.

For ADULT CLASSES (ages 18+), please visit our separate Adult Classes page

For YOUTH CLASSES (ages 6-17 as indicated), please visit our separate Youth Classes page

 

WW-40-20 Wine & Watercolor with John Erwin

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WINE & WATERCOLOR with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin and you’ll be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours! You’ll enjoy the comfortable atmosphere of this light-hearted class and you’ll leave with at least one beautiful, completed painting!

Each month you will be introduced to the techniques of watercolor painting.  You’ll learn the basics as well as some advanced techniques as you continue attending this fun-filled event.  All supplies will be provided. Only a willingness to try something new is required!

Appetizers and beverages will be provided.  Space is limited so reserve your spot now for this month's Wine & Watercolor class at the Shemer Art Center!

**In order to allow for safe social distancing, this class will be limited to 10 students. If you would like to learn more about the safety procedures that we are following, please contact us for a copy of the Shemer Art Center Safety Code of Conduct**

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | October 8, 2020 | 1 session

$30 per person

Price: $30.00

Date: October 8, 2020

Available Spaces: 8

KH-04-20 Whimsical Ceramic Planters with Kimberly Harris

WHIMSICAL CERAMIC PLANTERS with Kimberly Harris

In this workshop, students will learn to create simple, fun planters that will be manipulated from solid blocks of clay. Patterns can be stamped or carved onto the planter. Accessories like handles and legs can be created in a wide variety of forms. Kimberly will be giving demos and providing examples of finished planters for reference.

After the first class, the planters will be bisque-fired. During the second class, students will have an opportunity to add patterns and designs to their planters with glazes and underglazes.

Upon completion of this workshop, students can expect to end up with about 4 to 6 finished planters.

**In order to allow for safe social distancing, this class will be limited to 8 students. If you would like to learn more about the safety procedures that we are following, please contact us for a copy of the Shemer Art Center Safety Code of Conduct**

All Levels

Saturday, October 10 & 17, 2020  |  10:00 - 2:00  p.m.  |  $120, plus $25 materials fee paid directly to the instructor the first day of class

 

Price: $120.00

Date: October 10, 2020

Available Spaces: 1

BF-25-20 Acrylic Pour with Bela Fidel

ACRYLIC POUR with Bela Fidel

In this workshop, students will learn that acrylic is a versatile medium which lends itself to surprising effects. Acrylic Pour and the various techniques used with this medium are conducive to creating exciting, beautiful surprises. There will be a focus on the "dirty pour" technique which allows for tons of fun and happy accidents! Come have fun!

**In order to allow for safe social distancing, this class will be limited to 6 students. If you would like to learn more about the safety procedures that we are following, please contact us for a copy of the Shemer Art Center Safety Code of Conduct**

All Levels Encouraged

Friday, October 16, 2020 |  1:00 - 4:00 pm 

$60, plus $30 materials fee paid to the instructor on first day.

Price: $60.00

Date: October 16, 2020

Available Spaces: 6

LV-03-20 Small Wire Sculptures with Linda Vahrenkamp

SMALL WIRE SCULPTURES with Linda Vahrenkamp

In this workshop, students will be working with bendable, flexible wire and bases to create several sculptures. They will have access to a wide variety of materials to adorn their sculpture, such as beads, old junk costume jewelry parts, or even polished rocks and stones. Students will be encouraged to use their imagination and let the materials guide them to create unique artworks.

** Students are encouraged, but not required to bring a laptop

**In order to allow for safe social distancing, this class will be limited to 8 students. If you would like to learn more about the safety procedures that we are following, please contact us for a copy of the Shemer Art Center Safety Code of Conduct**

All Levels

Saturday, October 17, 2020 |  10:00am - 12:00pm

$40, plus $30 materials fee paid to the instructors on first day.

Price: $40.00

Date: October 17, 2020

Available Spaces: 7

SO-04-20 Zentangle Greeting Cards with Suzanne O'Malley

ZENTANGLE GREETING CARDS with Suzanne O'Malley

The meditative art of Zentangle will be explored in this workshop.  This workshop will focus on greeting cards that contain Zentangles. While students create the greeting cards, they will explore materials such as washi tape and scrapbooking paper.

Zentangles are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art, created through a very specific method, to form structured patterns on a square paper tile.  Students will see the patterns unfold before their very eyes as they become completely engrossed in this “artistic meditation.”  They will learn, through guided practice, how to develop different “tangles” that can be expanded upon exponentially. Students can expect to escape the world for a while, as they create patterns and designs that they never thought possible!

 

All Levels

No Materials Fee

October 24, 2020  |  10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | $100

Price: $100.00

Date: October 24, 2020

Available Spaces: 6

JP-01-20 VIRTUAL CLASS - Photographing What You See with Joseph Podlesnik

VIRTUAL CLASS - PHOTOGRAPHING WHAT YOU SEE with Joseph Podlesnik

This workshop is for those already familiar with the basics of their camera, but who want to develop their eye and find their personal style. The course will invite broader ideas from art history, not only having to do strictly with photography. This course will also provide more in-depth study of elements of taking photographs, such as value, composition, and deep & shallow space.

Materials needed: Drawing pad, pencil, a camera (dslr or phone), and any other gear that you use (lenses, tripod, flash, etc)

For Intermediate - Advanced Students

 

Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm  |  October 28 & November 4, 11 & 18, 2020 | 4 sessions  |  $120

Price: $120.00

Date: October 28, 2020

Available Spaces: 20

WW-45-20 VIRTUAL CLASS - Wine & Watercolor with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

VIRTUAL CLASS - Wine & Watercolor with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin, and you’ll be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours! You’ll enjoy this light hearted class from the comfort of your own home. You can expect to end the class with at least one beautiful, completed painting!

Join us virtually each month to be introduced to the different techniques of watercolor painting.  You’ll learn the basics as well as some advanced techniques as you continue attending this fun-filled event. Only a willingness to try something new is required!

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | October 29, 2020 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: October 29, 2020

Available Spaces: 10

WW-41-20 Wine & Watercolor with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

WINE & WATERCOLOR with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin and you’ll be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours! You’ll enjoy the comfortable atmosphere of this light-hearted class and you’ll leave with at least one beautiful, completed painting!

Each month you will be introduced to the techniques of watercolor painting.  You’ll learn the basics as well as some advanced techniques as you continue attending this fun-filled event.  All supplies will be provided. Only a willingness to try something new is required!

Appetizers and beverages will be provided.  Space is limited so reserve your spot now for this month's Wine & Watercolor class at the Shemer Art Center!

**In order to allow for safe social distancing, this class will be limited to 10 students. If you would like to learn more about the safety procedures that we are following, please contact us for a copy of the Shemer Art Center Safety Code of Conduct**

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | November 12, 2020 | 1 session

$30 per person

Price: $30.00

Date: November 12, 2020

Available Spaces: 10

SO-03-20 Zentangle Landscapes with Suzanne O'Malley

ZENTANGLE LANDSCAPES with Suzanne O'Malley

The meditative art of Zentangle will be explored in this workshop.  This workshop will focus on simple landscapes that contain Zentangles. Zentangles are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art, created through a very specific method, to form structured patterns on a square paper tile.  Students will see the patterns unfold before their very eyes as they become completely engrossed in this “artistic meditation.”  They will learn, through guided practice, how to develop different “tangles” that can be expanded upon exponentially. Students can expect to escape the world for a while, as they create patterns and designs that they never thought possible!

All Levels

No Materials Fee

November 14, 2020  |  10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | $100

Price: $100.00

Date: November 14, 2020

Available Spaces: 5

DM-06-20 Photography for Beginners with David Miller

PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES with David Miller 

In this workshop, students will learn how to use their camera, make interesting compositions, and express themselves creatively through photography. We cover everything from exposure, to varieties of lighting, and how to problem solve shooting challenges in any environment.

Saturday, November 14 & 21 2020 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | 2 Sessions

Workshop Fee: $160

 

 

Price: $160.00

Date: November 14, 2020

Available Spaces: 7

WW-46-20 VIRTUAL CLASS - Wine & Watercolor with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

VIRTUAL CLASS - Wine & Watercolor with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin, and you’ll be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours! You’ll enjoy this light hearted class from the comfort of your own home. You can expect to end the class with at least one beautiful, completed painting!

Join us virtually each month to be introduced to the different techniques of watercolor painting.  You’ll learn the basics as well as some advanced techniques as you continue attending this fun-filled event. Only a willingness to try something new is required!

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | November 19, 2020 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: November 19, 2020

Available Spaces: 10

LA-07-20 Brush Lettering Calligraphy with Linda Arandas

BRUSH LETTERING CALLIGRAPHY with Linda Arandas

In this workshop, students will learn how to use brush pen markers to create their own style of creative, contemporary calligraphy.
The class will also explore ways to use the pens to create easy botanical designs. These designs can be used for beautifully lettered cards, envelopes and personalized name art.
*Please bring one Tombow Fudenosuke HARD tip Brush Pen to class. All other materials, such as sample alphabet and designs, will be provided.

**In order to allow for safe social distancing, this class will be limited to 6 students. If you would like to learn more about the safety procedures that we are following, please contact us for a copy of the Shemer Art Center Safety Code of Conduct**

Open to all levels

Saturday | 10:00-1:00 pm | November 21, 2020 | 1 session | $60

Price: $60.00

Date: November 21, 2020

Available Spaces: 4

DM-06-20 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, December 5, 2020 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | 1 Session

Workshop Fee: $80

Materials Fee: $25 paid to instructor 

 

Price: $80.00

Date: December 5, 2020

Available Spaces: 7

WW-42-20 Wine & Watercolor with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

WINE & WATERCOLOR with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin and you’ll be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours! You’ll enjoy the comfortable atmosphere of this light-hearted class and you’ll leave with at least one beautiful, completed painting!

Each month you will be introduced to the techniques of watercolor painting.  You’ll learn the basics as well as some advanced techniques as you continue attending this fun-filled event.  All supplies will be provided. Only a willingness to try something new is required!

Appetizers and beverages will be provided.  Space is limited so reserve your spot now for this month's Wine & Watercolor class at the Shemer Art Center!

**In order to allow for safe social distancing, this class will be limited to 6 students. If you would like to learn more about the safety procedures that we are following, please contact us for a copy of the Shemer Art Center Safety Code of Conduct**

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | December 10, 2020 | 1 session

$30 per person

Price: $30.00

Date: December 10, 2020

Available Spaces: 10

WW-47-20 VIRTUAL CLASS - Wine & Watercolor with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

VIRTUAL CLASS - Wine & Watercolor with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin, and you’ll be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours! You’ll enjoy this light hearted class from the comfort of your own home. You can expect to end the class with at least one beautiful, completed painting!

Join us virtually each month to be introduced to the different techniques of watercolor painting.  You’ll learn the basics as well as some advanced techniques as you continue attending this fun-filled event. Only a willingness to try something new is required!

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | December 17, 2020 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: December 17, 2020

Available Spaces: 10

CR-03-20 Silk Painting: The Serti Technique with Cheri Reckers

SILK PAINTING: THE SERTI TECHNIQUE with Cheri Reckers

In this workshop, students will learn the art of silk painting and the serti technique (serti: meaning to "outline or enclose"). During the workshop, students will create a one-of-a-kind scarf, wall hanging or table runner on silk habotai using fluid textile paint and water-based resist. Creative options that day will include experimenting with watercolor techniques and students may choose to add texture with salt. Students can create their own simple design on their artwork or use one to be provided by the instructor. After the workshop, students can expect to take their finished silk painting home with them, just in time for the holidays!

No experience necessary! Just come and have fun!

Cheri Reckers earned her BFA with honors from the Columbus College of Art & Design and  has been a professional silk painter for almost 30 years. Her award-winning silk paintings and wearable art have been exhibited nationally and internationally and have appeared in numerous publications. Cheri has been honored with the Master Silk Painter designation from Silk Painters International.

 

Saturday, December 19, 2019  |  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  |  $80, plus $15 materials fee paid directly to the instructor the first day of class

 

Price: $80.00

Date: December 19, 2020

Available Spaces: 10

PRCD-08-21 Marbling & Collage on Rice Paper with Pam Root & Candice Diaz

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

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

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

**In order to allow for safe social distancing, this class will be limited to 8 students. If you would like to learn more about the safety procedures that we are following, please contact us for a copy of the Shemer Art Center Safety Code of Conduct**

All Levels

Saturday, January 30, 2021 |  10:00am - 2:00pm

$80, plus $10 materials fee paid to the instructors on first day.

Price: $80.00

Date: January 30, 2021

Available Spaces: 8