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 2022.
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

 

JGP-42-22 VIRTUAL WORKSHOP - WATERCOLOR UNLEASHED: PAINTING FROM PHOTOS with Julie Gilbert Pollard

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP - 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 brought to it from memory and imagination. By concentrating on shape and value as the most important of the building blocks of painting, students will use “color-as-value” to stimulate an emotional response from the viewer. Students will learn to use unexpected color combinations in unpredictable ways to convey how they see AND feel about the world. Technique will be studied also, as a necessary component to the "big picture" of landscape painting.

A photo will be provided for students to use for the first class study. Bring reference material for the following 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!

All Levels | Tuesdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm | August 23 & 30, 2022  | 2 sessions |  $70

Price: $70.00

Date: August 23, 2022

Available Spaces: 6

BF-38-22 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!

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

All Levels Encouraged

Thursday, September 1, 2022 |  1 pm - 4 pm | $60, plus $30 materials fee

Price: $60.00

Date: September 1, 2022

Available Spaces: 5

PW-04-22 Ceramics & Ikebana with Ping Wei

CERAMICS & IKEBANA  with Ping Wei

Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging, is inseparable from ceramic vases. The practice of Ikebana brings natural botanical materials (flowers, branches, leaves etc.) into living spaces. Vases not only provide the function of supplying water to flowers, but also help achieve the perfect harmony between natural materials and man-made forms.
In this three-part workshop, Ping will discuss the Japanese wabi-sabi in the way of ceramics and flowers. In Part One students will create a ceramic vase for their Ikebana arrangement. Students will have the opportunity to create one or two ceramic vases after discussion and demonstration. In Part Two students will learn about glazing and be given an introduction to Ikebana flower arranging. During the final part of this workshop students will get a more in-depth lesson on Ikebana and learn to create their Ikebana arrangements in the beautiful ceramic vases they created.

Fridays | September 9,16 &23, 2022 |1 - 4pm | $105 + $45 materials fee (includes glazes and flowers) + $20 clay fee (optional)

 

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Price: $105.00

Date: September 9, 2022

Available Spaces: 7

WW-65-22 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!

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

All Levels
Thursday, September 22, 2022 | 6:00-8:00 pm  | 1 session

$35 per person

Price: $35.00

Date: September 22, 2022

Available Spaces: 1

JMM-01-22 Copper Patination with Joey Melinda Morgan

Copper Patination with Joey Melinda Morgan

Science and art become one in this workshop where students will receive a hands-on experience creating patina copper.  Students will explore different methods of patination using household cleaning products, a butane torch, cooked eggs, a combination of chemicals and heat, and Sculpt Nouveau (a pre-mixed patina stain). 

Each method has its own unique artistic appeal and end result.  All the processes are safe and can be easily recreated in a home environment, in fact students will be given written, easy-to-follow ‘how-to at home’ instructions for each method.  The creative possibilities from this colorful workshop are endless ‘when chemistry becomes ART!’  So be sure to sign up today!

All levels welcome and all supplies will be provided. 

Saturday | October 8 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | $75

 

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Price: $75.00

Date: October 8, 2022

Available Spaces: 8

PRCD-12-22 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. Students will incorporate collage pieces that have been made by painting rice paper. In this workshop students will have fun working loosely, while using their newly learned skills to create artwork without any pre-planning!

On the first day, students will see a one-of-a kind work of art evolve before their eyes as 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, on Day Two, students will begin to see images and abstract areas that can be enhanced with painting or collage with watercolor and acrylic.

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

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

All Levels

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 2:00 - 4:00 pm & Saturday, October 22, 2022 |  10:00 am - 2:00 pm | $150, plus $10 materials fee paid to the instructors on first day.

Price: $150.00

Date: October 21, 2022

Available Spaces: 4

SK-06-22 Creating A Collage Accordion Book with Sherry Kimmel

CREATING A COLLAGE BOOK with Sherry Kimmel

In this workshop students will create an accordion-style collage book that tells a story about a favorite artist, a family event or a special trip.
Using collage paper, color pictures, embellishments, and paint students will be able to create textures, text, and layering for depth to create a one-of-a-kind collage art book. This is a great course for students who have a collection of photos, painted papers or paper keepsakes that need a good home to display their beauty. Previous experience is not necessary, however the class will be a great opportunity for students who have previously taken Gelli Printing with Sherry Kimmel to put all your beautiful mono prints to use in a cohesive work of art.
Come join the fun in exploring " The Art of Collage".

All levels are welcome.

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 1pm-4pm |  $75

Price: $75.00

Date: October 21, 2022

Available Spaces: 7

WW-66-22 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!

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

All Levels
Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 6:00-8:00 pm  | 1 session

$35 per person

Price: $35.00

Date: October 27, 2022

Available Spaces: 16

KH-07-22 Whimsical Ceramic Vases with Kimberly Harris

 

WHIMSICAL CERAMIC VASES with Kimberly Harris

In this workshop, students will learn to create simple, fun vases that will be manipulated from solid blocks of clay. Different shapes will be explored and patterns can be stamped or carved onto the vase. Kimberly will be giving demos and providing examples of finished vases for reference.

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

Upon completion of this workshop, students can expect to end up with about 2 to 4 finished vases.

**Masks are no longer required in classes but are encouraged for those who feel most comfortable continuing to wear them. 

Ceramics Experience 

Friday, October 28 & November 4, 2022  |  1:00 - 4:00  p.m.  |  $150, plus $25 materials fee paid directly to the instructor the first day of class

 

Price: $150.00

Date: October 28, 2022

Available Spaces: 6