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 2021.
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

 

JKM-24-21 Day of the Dead Skulls with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

       

Day of the Dead Skulls with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

Dia De Los Muertos (in English, Day of the Dead) is a joyous Mexican holiday when families come together to remember and celebrate their deceased loved ones.  Following in this tradition, participants will create colorful ceramic skulls inspired by the sugar skulls made for Day of the Dead celebrations.  The first day of the workshop will be spent working in wet clay.  Jane will discuss the basic structure of the head and will demonstrate hand building and decorating techniques.  The skulls will be bisque fired and students will return for a half day class to apply the final surface color.  The pieces will be fired and ready for pick up before the Day of the Dead celebration.

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.

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

All Levels

Saturday | 9:30 - 4:00 pm | October 16, 2021  

Saturday | 9:30 - 12:30 pm |  October 23, 2021 | 2 sessions  | $190, plus $25 materials fee paid directly to the instructor the first day of class

Price: $190.00

Date: October 16, 2021

Available Spaces: 4

WW-57-21 Wine & Watercolor with John Erwin

WINE & WATERCOLOR with John Erwin

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

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

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

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

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

$30 per person

Price: $30.00

Date: December 2, 2021

Available Spaces: 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

All Levels

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

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

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

Price: $120.00

Date: December 3, 2021

Available Spaces: 5