Workshops

Below is a list of our current workshops. To register, click “register now” below each listing.
Please review our registration policy prior to registering.
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0103-MK-18 Intro to Asian Brush Painting: Four Gentlemen with Martha Klare

INTRO TO ASIAN BRUSH PAINTING: FOUR GENTLEMEN with Martha Klare

Relax and enjoy as you learn about the ancient meditative and spontaneous art of Asian Brush Painting.  In this 6 week class you will have the opportunity to create your own variations of each of "The Four Gentlemen" of Asian Brush Painting.  Using traditional materials of bamboo brush, Chinese ink and paper we will explore the fundamental techniques and principles relating to Bamboo, Plum Blossom, Orchid and Chrysanthemum.  Note: We will explore the use of color in this series.

You will also discover the power of being present.  Each piece you create is a reflection of your unique ch'i - know as energy or spirit - in that moment of time and can never be repeated.  This class is a wonderful way to learn a new art form and enhance your well being at the same time.

Martha Klare has been practicing brush painting for over 25 years and has studied under several masters both in the US and in China; her work is collected internationally.

Materials including brushes, ink, colors and paper are available as a kit online for $85;  link will be sent upon registration.

Note: Ink does not wash out.  Dress accordingly.

All Levels
Wednesdays  |   1:00 - 4:00 pm 

January 3 - February 7, 2018  |  6 sessions  |  $210 

Materials Kit available for $85

Price: $210.00

Date: January 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 4

0111-FF-18 Family Fun Night with John Erwin

FAMILY FUN NIGHT with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of starry night watercolor painting and star gazing with John Erwin designed especially for families!

Moms, daughters, dads and sons* as well  friends who are like family will all enjoy the evening; you'll be surprised what you can do in just a few creative hours!

Instruction will include basic techniques of painting with watercolor, and some advanced techniques as well; all supplies provided.  Attendees will enjoy a light hearted atmosphere while learning something new, and everyone will leave with at least one beautiful completed painting.

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

*Designed for children ages 8 and up.

All Levels
Thursday | 6:00-8:00 pm  | January 11, 2018 | 1 session

$20

Price: $20.00

Date: January 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 17

0118-WW-18 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

WINE and WATERCOLOR with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin and be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours. Enjoy a lighthearted atmosphere while learning something new, leaving with a beautiful completed painting.

Each month you will be introduced to the techniques of watercolor painting.  Learn the basics as well as some advanced techniques of watercolor painting during this fun-filled event. All supplies provided; only a  willingness to try something new is required.

Enjoy appetizers and beverages while you paint.  Space is limited so reserve your spot now for this month's Wine and Watercolor at the Shemer!

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:30 pm | January 18, 2018 | 1 session

$25

Price: $25.00

Date: January 18, 2018

Available Spaces: 2

0126-PRCD-18 MARBLING ON RICE PAPER with Candice Diaz and Pam Root

MARBLING ON RICE PAPER with Candice Diaz and Pam Root

This 2 day workshop focuses on Experimental Chinese Marbling and Watercolor Painting Techniques. Use your newly learned skills to help you have fun again with painting and to be able to create artwork without any pre-planning and sketching. See a one-of-a kind piece of art evolve before your eyes while dipping rice paper in water and ink. Learn how to master paper marbling using ink and dish soap.

On Friday we will allow some drying time where you will learn to see images and abstract areas that can be painted on with watercolor and acrylic.  On Saturday, the second day, we will focus on painting on your marbled rice paper.  Finished marbled paper can also be easily used as bookmarks and note cards. Feel free to bring your own watercolor and acrylic supplies, but not required. Rice paper will be provided.  All levels welcome.

A $12 materials fee paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class covers all materials for the workshop.

All Levels

January 26 & 27, 2018  |  2 sessions

Friday, 1:30-4:30pm &  Saturday, 10:00am-3:00pm

$140 plus $12 materials fee paid to instructor on first day of class

Bring your lunch.

Price: $140.00

Date: January 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

0215-WW-18 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

WINE and WATERCOLOR with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin and be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours. Enjoy a lighthearted atmosphere while learning something new, leaving with a beautiful completed painting.

Each month you will be introduced to the techniques of watercolor painting.  Learn the basics as well as some advanced techniques of watercolor painting during this fun-filled event. All supplies provided; only a  willingness to try something new is required.

Enjoy appetizers and beverages while you paint.  Space is limited so reserve your spot now for this month's Wine and Watercolor at the Shemer!

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:30 pm | February 15, 2018 | 1 session

$25

Price: $25.00

Date: February 15, 2018

Available Spaces: 13

0301-FF-18 Family Fun Night with John Erwin

FAMILY FUN NIGHT with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin designed especially for families!

Moms, daughters, dads and sons* as well as siblings and even friends who are like family will enjoy the evening; you'll be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours!

Instruction will include basic techniques of painting with watercolor, and some advanced techniques as well; all supplies are provided.  Attendees will enjoy a light hearted atmosphere while learning something new, and everyone will leave with at least one beautiful completed painting.

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

*Designed for children ages 8 and up.

All Levels
Thursday | 6:00-8:00 pm  | March 1, 2018 | 1 session

$20

Price: $20.00

Date: March 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 18