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
 

KH-02-20 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.

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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.

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All levels.

Saturday, February 8 & 15, 2020  |  10:00 - 2:00  p.m.  |  $105, plus $25 materials fee paid directly to the instructor the first day of class

 

Price: $105.00

Date: February 8, 2020

Available Spaces: 8

LA-04-20 Agave Embroidery & Fabric Collage with Linda Arandas

AGAVE EMBROIDERY & FABRIC COLLAGE with Linda Arandas

In this workshop, students will learn embroidery skills and explore the endless possibilities of fabric collage. Students will have a plethora of new and vintage fabrics, as well as the opportunity to choose from lace and threads for their design. Linda will lead students through a collage process and share tips on how to create an agave design. As a final touch to their designs, students will learn basic embroidery stitches to embellish their collage.

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

Saturday, February 8, 2020  |  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   |  $70, plus a $10 materials fee payable directly to the instructor on the first day of class.

Price: $70.00

Date: February 8, 2020

Available Spaces: 5

FF-22-20 Family Fun Night with Linda Arandas

FAMILY FUN NIGHT with Linda Arandas

Join us for a fun night of creating mixed media art with Linda Arandas!

Moms, daughters, dads and sons, and even friends who are like family, will enjoy the evening. Students will be surprised what they can learn in just a few creative hours!

Instruction will include a variety of mixed media techniques that Linda uses in creating her licensed art (painting, collaging, lettering, drawing, stamping and stitching - to name a few). All supplies are provided. Attendees will enjoy a light-hearted atmosphere while learning something new. Everyone will leave with at least one completed project.

Class includes appetizers and beverages.  Space is limited, so call today to reserve your place now for this month's Family Fun Night at the Shemer Art Center!

*Designed for adults and children ages 8 and up.

All Levels
Thursday | 6:00-8:00 pm  | February 13, 2020 | 1 session

$20

Price: $20.00

Date: February 13, 2020

Available Spaces: 17

BF-21-20 Mixed Media with Bela Fidel

MIXED MEDIA with Bela Fidel

In this workshop, students will become acquainted with a variety of materials that are not necessarily associated with art making, but can create amazing texture, richness and depth in artworks. Some of the materials that will be explored in this workshop include acrylic paint, gesso, compounds and collage.

Bela will demonstrate many mixed media techniques. Students will then have the opportunity to apply the techniques they have learned to their artwork.

Beginners are welcome

Thursday, February 13, 2020 |  10:00am - 4:00pm 

$105, plus $20 materials fee paid to the instructor on first day.

Price: $105.00

Date: February 13, 2020

Available Spaces: 7

WW-33-20 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 | February 20, 2020 | 1 session

$30 per person

Price: $30.00

Date: February 20, 2020

Available Spaces: 6

SH-108-20 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  |  10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

February 29, 2019  | 1 Session  |  $70, Materials Fee: $20 paid directly to instructor

Price: $70.00

Date: February 29, 2020

Available Spaces: 9

PRCD-06-20 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 March 7, 2020 |  10:00am - 2:00pm

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

Price: $70.00

Date: March 7, 2020

Available Spaces: 10

JW-01-20 Silk Wall Hanging with Julie Wulf

SILK WALL HANGING with Julie Wulf

In this workshop, students will be lead step-by-step through the process of silk painting. Students can create their own image on silk or use one to be provided by the instructor. The image will be traced onto the silk, and then students will apply acrylic resist to the outlines of their drawing. Lastly, students will color in their image with beautiful, brilliant liquid dyes. Students can expect to leave the workshop with a finished silk wall hanging.

All Levels Welcome

Saturday, March 7, 2020  |  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  |  $120, plus $20 materials fee paid directly to the instructor the first day of class

 

Price: $120.00

Date: March 7, 2020

Available Spaces: 8

FF-23-20 Family Fun Night with Linda Arandas

FAMILY FUN NIGHT with Linda Arandas

Join us for a fun night of creating mixed media art with Linda Arandas!

Moms, daughters, dads and sons, and even friends who are like family, will enjoy the evening. Students will be surprised what they can learn in just a few creative hours!

Instruction will include a variety of mixed media techniques that Linda uses in creating her licensed art (painting, collaging, lettering, drawing, stamping and stitching - to name a few). All supplies are provided. Attendees will enjoy a light-hearted atmosphere while learning something new. Everyone will leave with at least one completed project.

Class includes appetizers and beverages.  Space is limited, so call today to reserve your place now for this month's Family Fun Night at the Shemer Art Center!

*Designed for adults and children ages 8 and up.

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

$20

Price: $20.00

Date: March 12, 2020

Available Spaces: 18

WW-34-20 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 | March 19, 2020 | 1 session

$30 per person

Price: $30.00

Date: March 19, 2020

Available Spaces: 18

FF-24-20 Family Fun Night with Linda Arandas

FAMILY FUN NIGHT with Linda Arandas

Join us for a fun night of creating mixed media art with Linda Arandas!

Moms, daughters, dads and sons, and even friends who are like family, will enjoy the evening. Students will be surprised what they can learn in just a few creative hours!

Instruction will include a variety of mixed media techniques that Linda uses in creating her licensed art (painting, collaging, lettering, drawing, stamping and stitching - to name a few). All supplies are provided. Attendees will enjoy a light-hearted atmosphere while learning something new. Everyone will leave with at least one completed project.

Class includes appetizers and beverages.  Space is limited, so call today to reserve your place now for this month's Family Fun Night at the Shemer Art Center!

*Designed for adults and children ages 8 and up.

All Levels
Thursday | 6:00-8:00 pm  | April 16, 2020 | 1 session

$20

Price: $20.00

Date: April 16, 2020

Available Spaces: 18

FF-25-20 Family Fun Night with Linda Arandas

FAMILY FUN NIGHT with Linda Arandas

Join us for a fun night of creating mixed media art with Linda Arandas!

Moms, daughters, dads and sons, and even friends who are like family, will enjoy the evening. Students will be surprised what they can learn in just a few creative hours!

Instruction will include a variety of mixed media techniques that Linda uses in creating her licensed art (painting, collaging, lettering, drawing, stamping and stitching - to name a few). All supplies are provided. Attendees will enjoy a light-hearted atmosphere while learning something new. Everyone will leave with at least one completed project.

Class includes appetizers and beverages.  Space is limited, so call today to reserve your place now for this month's Family Fun Night at the Shemer Art Center!

*Designed for adults and children ages 8 and up.

All Levels
Thursday | 6:00-8:00 pm  | May 21, 2020 | 1 session

$20

Price: $20.00

Date: May 21, 2020

Available Spaces: 18