Workshops

Below is a list of our current workshops, scheduled to date for 2019.
To register, click “register now” below each listing.
Please review our registration policy prior to registering.
For a list of classes, click here
 

WW-25-19 Wild About Watercolor with John Erwin

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Wild About 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 Wild about Watercolor class at the Shemer Art Center!

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: 0

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

MARBLING AND COLLAGE ON RICE PAPER with Pam Root and Candice Diaz

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

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

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

All Levels

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

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

Price: $70.00

Date: May 25, 2019

Available Spaces: 3

BB-15-19 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 advanced 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 has garnered awards and recognition for her watercolors, acrylics, alcohol inks, and pastels.

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

Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | 1 session | $90 |  $20 materials fee

Price: $90.00

Date: July 13, 2019

Available Spaces: 9

WW-26-19 Wild About Watercolor with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

Wild About 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 Wild about Watercolor class at the Shemer Art Center!

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

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: July 18, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

LA-02-19 Hand Embroidery Basics with Linda Arandas

HAND EMBROIDERY BASICS with Linda Arandas

Students will stitch their way into the trending art of modern embroidery. Hand embroidery is a very relaxing and meditative form of self expression. Students will learn a few basic stitches and complete a desert botanical embroidered design.

No experience necessary!

Linda Arandas is a mixed media artist from Scottsdale. Her art is licensed by Art Licensing International and has been published in Stampington & Company magazines. Her studies in calligraphy and illustration influence her art as well as her love of nature.

All Levels

July 27, 2019  |  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.   |  $55, plus a $10 materials fee payable directly to the instructor on the first day of class.

Price: $55.00

Date: July 27, 2019

Available Spaces: 9

WW-27-19 Wild About Watercolor with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

Wild About 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 Wild about Watercolor class at the Shemer Art Center!

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | August 15, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: August 15, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

LA-03-19 Introduction to Calligraphy with Linda Arandas

INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY with Linda Arandas

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

This workshop is also suitable for students who may have already taken one or two calligraphy workshops. Practice makes perfect! Linda will provide students with projects that will expand their skills and help them to perfect their technique. Students of this level will work on capital letters and words.

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

All Levels

August 17, 2019  |  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.   |  $55, plus a $10 materials fee payable directly to the instructor on the first day of class.

Price: $55.00

Date: August 17, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

PRCD-05-19 Marbling and Collage on Rice Paper with Pam Root and Candice Diaz

MARBLING AND COLLAGE ON RICE PAPER with Pam Root and Candice Diaz

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

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

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

All Levels

Saturday September 14, 2019 |  10:00am - 2:00pm

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

Price: $70.00

Date: September 14, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

WW-28-19 Wild About Watercolor with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

Wild About 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 Wild about Watercolor class at the Shemer Art Center!

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | September 19, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: September 19, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

KH-01-19 Ceramics Zoomorphic Vessels with Kimberly Harris

CERAMICS "ZOOMORPHIC" VESSELS with Kimberly Harris

Create ceramic vessels or bottles that incorporate animal parts and pieces. Projects can be created as single-piece objects, or they can be multiple pieces that when combined assemble to create one animal. The vessels can have lids or bottle stoppers. The parts and pieces might be tails, wings, ears, snout, etc.

On the first day of the workshop, students will gain knowledge on how to use molds, tubes and other objects to create the parts. The workshop will also teach students how to score, slip and assemble the pieces to create their animal vessels. There will be exploration of tools to create scales, fur and other animalistic textures.

During the second day of the workshop students will work on finishing touches to their to their zoomorphic vessels. There will be demonstrations of different oxides, glazes and under-glazes to give the student a view of their different options for finishing the piece.

Saturday, September 21, 2019  |  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  |  $140, plus $35 materials fee paid directly to the instructor the first day of class

Workshop Wrap-Up on Saturday, September 28, 2019  |  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Price: $140.00

Date: September 21, 2019

Available Spaces: 6

WW-29-19 Wild About Watercolor with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

Wild About 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 Wild about Watercolor class at the Shemer Art Center!

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | October 24, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: October 24, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

WW-30-19 Wild About Watercolor with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

Wild About 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 Wild about Watercolor class at the Shemer Art Center!

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

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: November 21, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

WW-31-19 Wild About Watercolor with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

Wild About 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 Wild about Watercolor class at the Shemer Art Center!

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | December 19, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: December 19, 2019

Available Spaces: 18