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


CR-04-21 Silk Painting: The Serti Technique with Cheri Reckers


In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to learn the art of silk painting using the serti technique (serti: meaning to "outline or enclose") and as a result, be able to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, silk gift - perfect for Mother's Day!

During the workshop, students can create their choice of a silk scarf, wall hanging or a table runner on silk habotai using fluid textile paint and water-based resist. Creative options that day will include experimenting with watercolor techniques or add texture with salt. Students can create their own simple design or use one provided by the instructor. After the workshop, students can expect to take their finished silk painting home with them (that can be washed after heat setting with an iron), the perfect gift for Mother's Day!

No experience necessary! Just come in and have fun!  All materials are provided!

Note: the paint will stain your clothing, please dress appropriately.

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, April 24, 2021  |  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  |  $80, plus $15 materials fee paid directly to the instructor the first day of class  (become a member of Shemer and get $10 off!)


Price: $80.00

Date: April 24, 2021

Available Spaces: 3

SO-08-21 Zentangle Fantasy Desert Cacti with Suzanne O'Malley


The meditative art of Zentangle will be explored in this workshop, as students focus on creating fantasy desert cacti designs containing 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

Saturday, April 24, 2021  |  10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | $80

Price: $80.00

Date: April 24, 2021

Available Spaces: 1

SB-04-21 Bisque Firing: Revealed! with Stephen Bunyard

BISQUE FIRING: REVEALED! with Stephen Bunyard

In this workshop, students will learn the basics of bisque firing. Temperatures, loading strategies, preparation for the ceramics and basic kiln operation will be some of the topics covered. Bisque firing is an integral step in the process of creating ceramics. Every potter will benefit from taking a closer look at bisque firing and how it prepares an artist for the next step of glazing.
**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**

Saturday, May 1, 2021 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 1 Session

Workshop Fee: $40

Materials Fee: $10 paid to instructor 


Price: $40.00

Date: May 1, 2021

Available Spaces: 4

WW-53-21 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 allow for safe social distancing, this class will be limited to 10 students. Masks are required and temperatures will be taken each class. 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, May 13, 2021 | 6:00-8:00 pm  | 1 session

$30 per person

Price: $30.00

Date: May 13, 2021

Available Spaces: 0