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-28-19 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 | September 19, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: September 19, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

LA-03-19 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

September 21, 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: September 21, 2019

Available Spaces: 5

MK-12-19 Gnarly Pine - Asian Brush Painting with Martha Klare

GNARLY PINE - ASIAN BRUSH PAINTING with Martha Klare

Using traditional brush painting techniques, students will have the opportunity to create their own fun variations of “gnarly” pines to take home. The revered Pine is often a subject in traditional Asian Brush Paintings. Frequently it carries cultural symbolism and is usually depicted with an abundance of character and energy. Students attending the “Gnarly Pine” workshop can expect to learn about the lore surrounding this tree, and also explore some basic elements and techniques of this ancient, meditative, yet spontaneous art form. Each piece is a reflection of your unique ch’i (energy, spirit) and interpretation in that moment of time, which can never be repeated.

Note: You will be working with ink and pigments that do not wash out. Please dress accordingly.

About the instructor: Martha began brush painting over 25 years ago.   She has had the opportunity to study under several brush painters of distinction in various parts of the US as well as China.   Her work has been sold internationally by several publishers as posters, framed images, greeting cards, and other.

All Levels

Saturday, September 28, 2019  |  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: September 28, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

LT-05-19 Fused Glass Mosaics with Lauren Toth

FUSED GLASS MOSAICS with Lauren Toth

In this workshop, students will construct a fused glass mosaic plate using 1/4” squares of colored transparent glass on a base of clear glass. These translucent materials allow the beautiful desert light to shine through. The plate will be “grouted” with dark glass frit to give the piece a traditional mosaic look. The finished piece will be approximately 8” x 8” and be available for pickup later in the week.

All levels.

 

Saturday, October 12, 2019  |  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  $55, plus $20 materials fee paid directly to the instructor the first day of class

 

Price: $55.00

Date: October 12, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

CW-01-19 Ceramic Surface Design with Christy Wittmer

 

CERAMIC SURFACE DESIGN with Christy Wittmer

Surface decoration is all the rage in ceramics! Through demonstrations, examples and discussions, students will learn new techniques for creating patterns and imagery to compliment sculptural or functional forms. Slip and underglaze decoration, sgraffito, inlay, stencils, slip trailing and water etching will be explored. Students can bring a current ceramics vessel they are working on or start something new!

 

All Levels

Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 10:00 - 2:00 pm 

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 10:00 - 12:00 pm 

2 sessions | $105, plus $30 materials fee to be paid directly to instructor the first day of class 

Price: $105.00

Date: October 12, 2019

Available Spaces: 7

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: 17

LT-06-19 Fused Glass & Enamel Holiday Ornaments with Lauren Toth

FUSED GLASS AND ENAMEL HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS with Lauren Toth

In this festive workshop, students will make glass Holiday ornaments using fired-on permanent enamels. Students will receive instruction on how to mix and “dot” paint the enamel. They can expect to complete at least 3-4 ornaments. Each ornament is 3” x 3” on clear fused glass complete with a wire hanger. Snowflakes are an option but the patterns are virtually endless. Students will be delighted to learn to create fused glass gifts for the holidays. Ornaments will be available for pickup the week after the workshop.

All levels.

Saturday, December 14, 2019  |  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  $55, plus $20 materials fee paid directly to the instructor the first day of class

 

Price: $55.00

Date: December 14, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

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

CR-02-19 Silk Painting: The Serti Technique with Cheri Reckers

SILK PAINTING: THE SERTI TECHNIQUE with Cheri Reckers

In this workshop, students will experience the art of silk painting and the serti technique (serti: meaning to "outline or enclose"). They will create a one-of-a-kind scarf, wall hanging or table runner on silk habotai using fluid textile paint and water-based resist. They will experiment with watercolor techniques and may choose to add texture with salt. Students can expect to take their finished silk painting home with them! They can be washed after heat setting with an iron. Students can create their own simple design on their artwork or use one of the instructor's. Students can also depict a holiday pattern on the silk. They make beautiful holiday gifts!

No experience necessary! Just come and have fun!

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, December 21, 2019  |  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  |  $70, plus $15 materials fee paid directly to the instructor the first day of class

 

Price: $70.00

Date: December 21, 2019

Available Spaces: 9