Adult Classes

Thank you for considering the Shemer Art Center for your art class interests!  We are pleased to share with you our 2016 Class Catalogue!

Please be sure to read our new registration policy prior to registering.

For workshops, please visit our separate workshops page

FF-11 Family Fun Night at the Shemer with John Erwin

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Family Fun Night at the Shemer with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin.  Be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours.  Enjoy a lighthearted atmosphere while learning something new. You will leave 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 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 Fun Night at the Shemer!

All Levels
Thursday | 6:00-8:30 pm  | April 6, 2017 | 1 session

$15.

Price: $15.00

Date: April 6, 2017

Available Spaces: 17

BB-05 Alcohol Ink on Yupo with Barbara Bagan



Bagan_barb_2*Yupo is 100% recyclable, waterproof, tree-free synthetic “paper.” It is sold in pads or by the sheet. The pads usually come in 9 X 12 or 11 X 14 which can be cut into smaller pieces, 5x7, 4x6, 5x5, etc.

Working on Yupo with alcohol inks when applied to a non-porous surface is simple and quick, resulting in beautiful and colorful pieces of art in just a few minutes.   The spontaneity of the media and the variety of techniques are unpredictable, fascinating, and very exciting.

Few mistakes cannot be rescued. With Yupo you can always just wipe it off and begin again.  The process requires speed and patience, letting go but “sort of “ being in control. It can be meditative and stimulating, and/or frustrating and satisfying.

Barbara is a member of SAL, AWA, APAA and a juried member of Arizona Art Alliance. She has taught college, university, and studio courses in her native Midwest and in Arizona since moving here in the late 80s.   Barbara is the Professor in Charge of the Expressive Arts Therapy Program at Ottawa University in Phoenix, AZ. She has exhibited and won awards for her art in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Arizona. After painting in oils for the first part of her art career, she now works primarily in acrylics, watercolors, pastels, and only recently discovered the challenges and delight of Yupo, liquid watercolors, and alcohol inks.

Saturday |10:00 am - 1:00 pm | April 8, 2017 | 1 Session | $55 plus $10 materials fee

Price: $55.00

Date: April 8, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

DW-25 Experimental Glaze Techniques with Danielle Wood

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Experimental Glaze Techniques with Danielle Wood

In this two-day workshop, you will learn a variety of experimental glaze techniques including marbling using a variety of approaches, the addition of soap to glaze, paper stencils, china paper, image transfer, abstraction with the use of china paper and decals.  In class, we will be making several objects with areas of flat un textured surface.  These forms could include coiled vases, slab vases, and pinch pots, but are open to individual projects made in the class as well.  This class is about experimentation, creativity, and fun.  Come join us!  All levels welcomed

Material fee $30.

April 8 & 15, 2017  | 2 sessions | $140. plus $25 materials fee
Saturday | April 8, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday |  April 15, 2017 | 9:30am - 12:30 pm

Price: $140.00

Date: April 8, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

BB-09 Scarf Painting with Barbara Bagan


Paint creative and stunning scarves using easy techniques and simple materials! No previous painting or art background needed. In this workshop you will create two test scarves and one full scarf.  You will leave with the full knowledge of painting scarves to do on your own at home.  Great for gift giving. A $12 materials fee paid directly to the instructor that day.

Barbara is a member of SAL, AWA, APAA and a juried member of Arizona Art Alliance. She has taught college, university, and studio courses in her native Midwest and in Arizona since moving here in the late 80s.   Barbara is the Professor in Charge of the Expressive Arts Therapy Program at Ottawa University in Phoenix, AZ. She has exhibited and won awards for her art in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Arizona. After painting in oils for the first part of her art career, she now works primarily in acrylics, watercolors, pastels, and only recently discovered the challenges and delight of Yupo, liquid watercolors, and alcohol inks.

Saturday |10:00 am - 1:00 pm | April 15, 2017 | 1 Session | $55. |  $12 materials fee

Price: $55.00

Date: April 15, 2017

Available Spaces: 3

JGP-17 WATERCOLOR UNLEASHED! THE ROCKY LANDSCAPE IN WATERCOLOR with Julie Gilbert Pollard

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JGP-17  WATERCOLOR UNLEASHED! THE ROCKY LANDSCAPE IN WATERCOLOR with Julie Gilbert Pollard

Paint rocks, boulders, pebbles & rocky ground in watercolor. Because learning to paint rocks is crucial to landscape painting, we will study the characteristics of rocks that when exaggerated makes them actually “feel” hard in a painting and shapes that will be “rocky” rather than potato-like. We will also learn to incorporate many rocks into a rocky area that doesn’t require the painting of each separate rock.

All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting!

Reference photos will be supplied or you may use your own. There will be and instruction at all levels as needed, critique and lots of painting time. Class time will be structured, yet open enough to accommodate the artistic spirit within us all!

A list of supplies will be available upon registration.

All Levels
Tuesdays 1pm - 4pm |  April 18 - May 23, 2017 | 6 sessions
$210.

Price: $210.00

Date: April 18, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

WW-03 Wine and Watercolor at the Shemer with John Erwin

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 Wine and Watercolor at the Shemer with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin.  Be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours.  Enjoy a lighthearted atmosphere while learning something new. You will leave 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 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 and Watercolor at the Shemer!

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:30 pm | April 20, 2017 | 1 session

$15.

Price: $15.00

Date: April 20, 2017

Available Spaces: 13

PR/CD-02 MARBLING ON RICE PAPER with Candice Diaz and Pam Root

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This 1 day, 4 hour 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. After a short lunch break to allow drying time, you will learn 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. Feel free to bring your own watercolor and acrylic supplies, but not required. Rice paper will be provided.  All levels welcome

A $7 materials fee paid directly to the instructor covers all class materials for the workshop

 

Saturday |  April 22, 2017 |  10:00 am-2:00 pm  | 1 session

$70.

Price: $70.00

Date: April 22, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

AJ-49 Beginning/Intermediate Pottery with Alan Jones

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Beginning/Intermediate Pottery with Alan Jones

If you have ever wanted to learn how to work with clay, this is the class for you.  Alan Jones is a Phoenix icon.  He has been a professional ceramic artist for decades, generously sharing his knowledge and skill through his teaching.  In this class, Alan will expertly direct you in step-by-step instruction of wheel throwing clay.   He has developed a curriculum to build your skill level from week to week.  Although the class is intended for beginning and intermediate potters, all skill levels are welcomed.

A $30 fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class will cover materials including clay and glazes.

Open to all levels
Mondays | 9:30-12:30 | April 24 - May 29, 2017 | 6 sessions | $180, plus $30 materials fee

Price: $180.00

Date: April 24, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

AJ-56 Beginning/Intermediate Pottery with Alan Jones

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Beginning/Intermediate Pottery with Alan Jones

If you have ever wanted to learn how to work with clay, this is the class for you.  Alan Jones is a Phoenix icon.  He has been a professional ceramic artist for decades, generously sharing his knowledge and skill through his teaching.  In this class, Alan will expertly direct you in step-by-step instruction of wheel throwing clay.   He has developed a curriculum to build your skill level from week to week.  Although the class is intended for beginning and intermediate potters, all skill levels are welcomed.

A $30 fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class will cover materials including clay and glazes.

Open to all levels
Mondays | 1:00-4:00 | April 24 - May 29, 2017 | 6 sessions | $180, plus $30 materials fee

Price: $180.00

Date: April 24, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

AJ-50 Beginning/Intermediate Pottery with Alan Jones

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Beginning/Intermediate Pottery with Alan Jones

If you have ever wanted to learn how to work with clay, this is the class for you.  Alan Jones is a Phoenix icon.  He has been a professional ceramic artist for decades, generously sharing his knowledge and skill through his teaching.  In this class, Alan will expertly direct you in step-by-step instruction of wheel throwing clay.   He has developed a curriculum to build your skill level from week to week.  Although the class is intended for beginning and intermediate potters, all skill levels are welcomed.

A $30 fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class will cover materials including clay and glazes.

Open to all levels
Mondays | 6:00-9:00 pm | April 24 - May 29, 2017 | 6 sessions | $180, plus $30 materials fee

Price: $180.00

Date: April 24, 2017

Available Spaces: 4

EE-67 Drawing Basics with Elliott Everson

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Everyone can learn to draw and this class will get you started. Drawing requires learning how to observe correctly and record what you see. Students will learn the essentials of proportion, line, shading, perspective and composition, and use basic drawing techniques to create realistic pencil drawings of still life, landscapes and more, with natural and man made textures and subjects. Learning to draw accurately will provide you with an excellent foundation for additional drawing, colored pencil, painting and other art classes. Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces. Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Have fun!

Tuesdays | 9:30 am-12:30 pm | April 25 - May 30, 2017   | 6 Sessions | $210.

Price: $210.00

Date: April 25, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

EE-68 Drawing Basics with Elliott Everson

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Everyone can learn to draw and this class will get you started. Drawing requires learning how to observe correctly and record what you see. Students will learn the essentials of proportion, line, shading, perspective and composition, and use basic drawing techniques to create realistic pencil drawings of still life, landscapes and more, with natural and man made textures and subjects. Learning to draw accurately will provide you with an excellent foundation for additional drawing, colored pencil, painting and other art classes. Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces. Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Have fun!

Tuesdays| 1:00 - 4:00 pm | April 25 - May 30, 2017   | 6 Sessions | $210

Price: $210.00

Date: April 25, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

SH-49 Experimental Water Media with Sue Hunter

Experimental Water-Media with Sue Hunter

In this class students will have fun experimenting with combining different media – watercolor, fluid acrylics, black gessos, masking fluid, tar gel*, and molding paste* to produce texture along with various tools and products.  Alcohol Inks* will be introduced.

You'll see how watercolor has a different look on yupo paper and watercolor paper. The options are endless. Open to all levels.

*Instructor will provide tar gel, molding paste and alcohol inks.

Tuesdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | April 25- May 30, 2017 | 6 Sessions | $210.

Price: $210.00

Date: April 25, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

JE-44 Watercolor Basics with John Erwin

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Watercolor can be elusive and challenging.  John Erwin instructs in a way that creates successful paintings.  In this class you will learn the basics of color and design to create well balanced paintings. Focusing on landscapes and still life, John will instruct on how to start and complete a painting.  Each week you will build techniques and skills to guide you into more complex, finished paintings.  We will explore wet into wet, dry brush and negative painting techniques.

All Levels
Tuesdays 9:30 am-12:30 pm  | April 25 - May 23, 2017 | 5 sessions | $175.

Price: $175.00

Date: April 25, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

EE-69 Advanced Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

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EE-69 Advanced Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

Join us in learning about the variety of uses and basic techniques of color pencil drawing including different pencil strokes, blending, layering colors, burnishing, as well as other tools and materials. Use colored pencils to achieve realistic colors and textures to create drawings of man made or natural subjects, animals, plants, landscapes, shiny or rusty cars, or a glass vase of flowers. Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces. Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Have fun! Basic experience required.

Wednesdays| 9:30 am-12:30 pm | April 26- May 31, 2017   | 6 Sessions | $210

Price: $210.00

Date: April 26, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

EE-70 Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

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EE-70 Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

Join us in learning about the variety of uses and basic techniques of color pencil drawing including different pencil strokes, blending, layering colors, burnishing, as well as other tools and materials. Use colored pencils to achieve realistic colors and textures to create drawings of man made or natural subjects, animals, plants, landscapes, shiny or rusty cars, or a glass vase of flowers. Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces. Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Have fun!

Wednesdays| 1:00 - 4:00 pm | April 26 - May 31, 2017 | 6 Sessions | $210

Open to all levels

Price: $210.00

Date: April 26, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

SH-50 Painting Studio with Sue Hunter

Learn to develop and clarify your painting style while expanding your technical skills in this studio class. Sue will tailor discussions and demonstrations to the developing needs of each student-artist. As the class progresses, students will have the opportunity to learn ways of adding other media to their paintings. Prerequisite: Previous painting experience. Bring a blank canvas or a work in progress, images, reference materials, or a sample of finished work, and painting supplies you currently use to the first class; suggestions for additional materials will be discussed at that time.

Wednesdays 9:30 am-12:30 pm | April 26 - May 3, 2017 | 6 Sessions | $210.

Price: $210.00

Date: April 26, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

CMB-07 Ceramics with Constance McBride

 

Ceramics with Constance McBride

In this class, we'll be exploring ideas that inspire each student individually and then translate those ideas into personal and unique figurative sculptures.  You will be creating sculptures that may be freestanding or may be used as part of a wall installation.

Constance will teach hand building techniques that include coiling and slab building with an emphasis on finishing each sculpture with pre- and post-firing processes.  In addition to using glazes, you will learn how to apply post-firing surface treatments such as stains, pastels and powdered graphite.  This class is open to all levels of ceramic students. Material fee $30.

Wednesdays |1:00-4:00 pm | April 26 - May 31, 2017* | 5 sessions | $150.
Materials fee: a $30 fee paid directly to the instructor on the first day of the class.

*No class May 3

Price: $150.00

Date: April 26, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

SH-52 Pastel Painting and Studio with Sue Hunter

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Pastels combine the disciplines of drawing and painting. Student will explore how different papers give different effects. Become familiar with underpainting using various mediums and limiting the selection of pastels to produce glowing color. Emphasis on design, color, value and application.

Step-by-step instructions with demonstrations will help you to approach the process of painting with pastels with ease and joy.  Studio time is available during this class for students working on their own projects who want feedback and critique from Sue. Other media may be used, call for additional information.  602-262-4727.

Thursdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm | April 27 - June 1, 2017 | 6 Sessions | $210.

Price: $210.00

Date: April 27, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

SH-51 Oil/Acrylic with Sue Hunter

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This is a class designed to walk you through the painting process from beginning to end.  Sometimes the most difficult part of making art is starting.  Sue will guide you through the process of setting up your paints and organizing your colors.  Learn how to simplify and mix colors.  Emphasis on values will be discussed throughout the sessions.  Learn to view your surroundings, to edit in your mind's eye, to create interesting and engaging compositions.  Each week, Sue Hunter will demonstrate the lesson and then provide individual and group instruction.  Students are invited to work in either oil or acrylic.  Materials list for both will be provided.

Thursdays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm | April 27 - June 1, 2017 | 6 Sessions | $210.

Price: $210.00

Date: April 27, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

JE-45 Artisan Printmaking with John Erwin

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Learn the hands-on art of printmaking and create hand-pulled prints.  Join John on this adventure as you explore traditional and experimental forms of printmaking.  The centuries-old process is easy and fun under the direction of this gifted artist and instructor.  Printmaking opens you to a new form of expression and helps you to reevaluate your approach to art making.

Experience the excitement of converting your designs into original prints! In this class you will learn to make your own unique marks and stamps that will become cards or artwork.  Explore mixing colors and printing on a variety of papers including colorful Japanese rice paper and an array of artist papers.

Most of the materials will be provided including carving tools, inks and a press.  Each week you will leave with a finished project.  Methods to be covered include:  Relief Printing; Woodblock (using 'soft 'easy' to carve images); Drypoint Etching (using clear acrylic sheets); Monoprints (creating one of a kind prints); Chine Colle (printing on a surface attached to another surface; Collograph (printing over a raised surface); Gyotaku (a 200 years-old Japanese style of fish rubbing, yielding a remarkable fish print with exact color duplication, subtlety of motion and exquisite detail); Solar Printing (a light sensitized approach to creating an etching plate) and Pochoir (a stencil-based printing technique).

Open to all levels
Thursdays 9:30 am-12:30 pm | April 27 - June 1, 2017 | 6 sessions | $210.

 

Price: $210.00

Date: April 27, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

DW-23 Ceramics with Danielle Wood

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Ceramics with Danielle Wood

The focus of this class will be on creating non-functional sculptures. You will learn a variety of hand building techniques from coiling and slab building with firm as well as soft slab. Additionally you will use slump and drape molds. You will be creating organic abstract contemporary sculptures that may be freestanding or wall installations. Through this class you will increase your knowledge about ceramic vocabulary and firing techniques. A variety of glazes including mid range glazes, underglazes, and decals will be demonstrated and applied. The potential for creative possibilities is endless. Material fee $30.  Prior experience suggested.

Thursdays, 1:00-4:00 pm  | April 27-June 1, 2017 | 6 sessions

Class fee $180
Materials fee: a $30 fee paid directly to the instructor on the first day of the class for materials.

Price: $180.00

Date: April 27, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

EE-71 Open Studio with Elliott Everson

EE-71 Open Studio with Elliott Everson

Join Elliott Everson in an open studio setting. Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces. Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Elliott will provide one-on-one and group instruction depending on the needs of the students.  This is a tremendous opportunity to push your drawing skills to a new level in the open studio setting. Use colored pencils or graphite.  Have fun!

Fridays| 9:30 am-12:30 pm | April 28-June 2, 2017   | 6 Sessions | $210.

Open to all levels

Price: $210.00

Date: April 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

JE-46 10 Minute Sketching with John Erwin

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10 Minute Sketching with John Erwin

What’s the difference between a sketch and a drawing?   A sketch can be imperfect, it takes less time than a drawing, evokes emotion, and captures a moment. There is an art to making a sketch that instantly conjures a memory of time or place.

In this class, award-winning artist John Erwin shares his tips and lessons on sketching from his extensive travel over several decades. John generously shares his personal travel journals of sketches and the artistic lessons he learned along the way.

From this class you will be able to capture your travel memories in sketches. John will teach you how to set up a sketchbook and a pocket-travel sketch kit. Through specific lessons, you will learn how to create balanced compositions with perspective and value. Experience the excitement and the confidence of sketching in public. You will add people, cars and other real-life interest to your sketches. From black and white line drawing in pencil, pen or other media, John will guide you through adding color, texture and pattern to create more finished works. Working with watercolor, ink, pencil, marker and you will even use a razor blade! You will astonish yourself and your friends in your ability to capture the spirit of the place you are sketching.

Fridays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm | April 28 - June 2, 2017* | 5 sessions | $175.

*no class May 26

Price: $175.00

Date: April 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

DW-18 A Focus on Glazing, Form and Texture with Danielle Wood

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A Focus on Glazing, Form and Texture with Danielle Wood

In this class, students will have the opportunity to learn more about glaze and the variety of textures that can be made in clay through the medium of hand building. There will be glazing demonstrations on how to mix different under glazes, using decals, image transfers, and china painting. Organic sculptural and functional forms will be made as a base for experimentation with glaze and texture. In this class, students will also have the opportunity to learn more about ceramic vocabulary and firing techniques. All levels are encouraged to join.

Material fee $30.

Fridays | 9:30 - 12:30 pm  | April 28-June 2, 2017  | 6 sessions

Class fee $180.
Materials fee: a $30 fee paid directly to the instructor on the first day of the class for materials.

Price: $180.00

Date: April 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

DW-24 Experimental Glaze Techniques with Attention to the Form with Danielle Wood

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Experimental Glaze Techniques with Attention to the Form with Danielle Wood

In this two-day workshop, you will learn a variety of experimental glaze techniques including marbling using a variety of approaches, the addition of soap to glaze, paper stencils, china paper, image transfer, abstraction with the use of china paper, and decals.  We will be using these techniques to compliment the form of the sculpture you created. In class, we will be making several objects with areas of flat un textured surface. These forms could include coiled tiles, vases, slab vases, pinch pots, slump, and drape-molded forms, but are open to individual projects made in the class as well. This class is about experimentation with glaze, and creating a harmonious relationship between form and color.   Come join us! All levels welcomed.

Material fee $30.

April 29 & May 6, 2017  | 2 sessions | $140. plus $25 materials fee
Saturday | April 29, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday |  May 6, 2017 | 9:30am - 12:30 pm

Price: $140.00

Date: April 29, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

FF-12 Family Fun Night at the Shemer with John Erwin

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Family Fun Night at the Shemer with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin.  We will paint tall majestic forests, breaking waves on rocks and prickly cactii.    Learn the basics of watercolor painting during 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 Fun Night at the Shemer!

All Levels
Thursday | 6:00-8:30 pm  | May 4, 2017 | 1 session

$15.

Price: $15.00

Date: May 4, 2017

Available Spaces: 20

AM-12 Fused Glass Workshop for Beginners with Anne Mello

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AM-12 Fused Glass Workshop for Beginners with Anne Mello

In this workshop you will be introduced to basic glass fusing concepts. In a light, fun environment, you will learn about the principles of glass compatibility and how glass is kiln-formed.

Techniques reviewed and demonstrated include: scoring, breaking and grinding glass; glue-tacking, glass selection, placement and layering.

Design and create your own unique work of glass art!  No prior experience necessary.  Workshop includes use of fuse glass tools, equipment and kiln firing to complete an original glass design.  System 96 COE glass will be used in this workshop.

(Safety NOTE: Students are required to wear closed toe shoes for this workshop.)

Flat glass work produced in this workshop will be kiln fired and available for pick up one week laterat the Wrap Up!

Workshop Wrap-up! on the following Saturday - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wonder why your glass creation has ‘bumped out’ or ‘contracted’ here and there? Or, why a color fired so differently than you thought it would? Or, what would have happened if you ‘did this’ instead of ‘that’?  Or, how your glass art should be displayed?  This two hour Wrap-up will give students a chance to ask questions of workshop instructor, Anne Mello that are specific to the glass work produced in the Fused Glass Workshop a week ago.  The same relaxed pace Anne conducts in the workshop will be the guide for a friendly Wrap-up discussion with a little light refreshment.  You will take home your finished glass pieces along with some tips, suggestions and options that may spark and initiate creative ideas for your next fused glass design.

A $30 materials fee paid directly to the instructor covers all glass materials for the workshop.

This class is now full.  If you would like to be added to the wait list, please call 602-262-4727 or email info@shemerartcenter.org.

Workshop May 6, 2017 |  10:00 am-4:00 pm  | Wrap UP! May 13, 2017 | 10:00 am-12:00pm

$120.

A $30 materials fee paid directly to the instructor covers all materials for the workshop

Price: $120.00

Date: May 6, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

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 Wine and Watercolor at the Shemer with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin.  Be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours.  Enjoy a lighthearted atmosphere while learning something new. You will leave 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 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 and Watercolor at the Shemer!

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:30 pm | May 18, 2017 | 1 session

$15.

Price: $15.00

Date: May 18, 2017

Available Spaces: 19

JKM-11 Figurative Clay Vessels | Workshop with Jane Kelsey-Maple


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In this hands-on workshop, participants will stretch their imaginations to create fun characters, either human or animal!  The small sculptures created will actually become functional vessels, such as tea pots, cups or vases.  The first day of class will be spent working in wet clay.  Jane will address basic anatomy and proportions and demonstrate slab building and modeling techniques.  The pieces will be bisque fired and students will return for a half-day class to apply the final surface color.  Underglazes will be used as stains and washes similar to watercolor.  The pieces will be glaze fired and ready for pick up after the workshop.

Jane Kelsey-Mapel creates narrative ceramic figure sculpture. She holds a bachelor's degree in Art from Arizona State University and a master's degree in Ceramics from the University of North Texas.  Her work is held in numerous public and private collections and has been featured in U.S. and international publications. She exhibits her work nationally and when she is not at the Shemer Art Center she teaches ceramics and sculpture at Glendale Community College and the Mesa Art Center.   www.janekelseymapel.com

All Levels
May 20 & June 3, 2017  | 2 sessions | $140. plus $25 materials fee
Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 9:30am - 4:00 pm
Saturday |  June 3, 2017 | 9:30am - 12:30 pm

Price: $140.00

Date: May 20, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

JE-53 Watermedia Open Studio with John Erwin

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Water-media Open Studio with John Erwin

Open to all artists working in water media. John Erwin will work with you as you work on your individual paintings. Through feedback and discussions, he will guide you and help you clarify and expand your painting techniques. This is a great way to hone your skills through the one-on-one and group discussions.

Begin a new project or bring a work in progress.

Materials: Bring a sample of finished work to the first day of class. Bring the painting supplies you currently use; suggestions for additional materials will be discussed throughout the duration of the class. Additionally, bring images, reference materials, sketches, or whatever you use to work from.

Prerequisite: Previous painting experience.

All Levels
Thursdays|  9:30 am-12:30 pm  | July 6- 27, 2017 | 4 sessions | $140.

Price: $140.00

Date: July 6, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

JE-55 Water Media Open Studio with John Erwin

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Water-media Open Studio with John Erwin

Open to all artists working in water media. John Erwin will work with you as you work on your individual paintings. Through feedback and discussions, he will guide you and help you clarify and expand your painting techniques. This is a great way to hone your skills through the one-on-one and group discussions.

Begin a new project or bring a work in progress.

Materials: Bring a sample of finished work to the first day of class. Bring the painting supplies you currently use; suggestions for additional materials will be discussed throughout the duration of the class. Additionally, bring images, reference materials, sketches, or whatever you use to work from.

Prerequisite: Previous painting experience.

All Levels | Thursdays | 9:30 am-12:30 pm  | July 6-27, 2017 | 4 sessions | $140

Price: $140.00

Date: July 6, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

KS-03 The Art of Collage with Kim Sweet

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Popularized in the early 20th Century by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, collage is an accessible art form with a tremendous influence on our everyday lives. This workshop will explore how collage can be used to reorder the material world.  This workshop will give artists of all levels the opportunity to make study and apply color theory and composition as they make images with cut paper and other materials. Students will gain an appreciation of collage as a valid art practice in its own right, and will also learn how to use collage to get a fresh perspective on their own painting, sculpture, or other primary discipline. Get ready to liberate your sensibilities with this fun, open-ended technique.

Kim earned her BFA  from the Rhode Island School of Design and completed the European Honors Program RISD

Saturday |10:00 am - 1:00 pm | July 15, 2017 | 1 Session | $55. 

Price: $55.00

Date: July 15, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

WW-05 Wine and Watercolor at the Shemer with John Erwin

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 Wine and Watercolor at the Shemer with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin.  Be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours.  Enjoy a lighthearted atmosphere while learning something new. You will leave 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 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 and Watercolor at the Shemer!

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:30 pm | July 20, 2017 | 1 session

$15.

Price: $15.00

Date: July 20, 2017

Available Spaces: 20

MK-04 Introduction to Asian Brush Painting with Martha Klare

Introduction to Asian Brush Painting with Martha Klare

 

How can artwork created with only black ink (sumi, mo) and water be so expressive?   Come find out, and enjoy the relaxing art of Asian Brush Painting in this one day workshop with Martha Klare.   You will be introduced to some of  basic strokes, techniques and principles of the ancient art form as you learn how to maximize control and versatility of your brush and ink. Using your new skills you will have the opportunity to create a piece to take home.  Cultural roots, history and some of the meditative aspects of the art will also be shared throughout the workshop.

$30.00 materials fee payable to the instructor  (cash or check please).

Note:  Students will be working with black ink that does not wash out.  Make sure to dress accordingly or bring a smock.

All Levels
Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 10:00-2:00 pm |1 session | $70. | $30 materials fee

Price: $70.00

Date: July 29, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

AM-13 Fused Glass Workshop for Beginners with Anne Mello

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AM-13 Fused Glass Workshop for Beginners with Anne Mello

In this workshop you will be introduced to basic glass fusing concepts. In a light, fun environment, you will learn about the principles of glass compatibility and how glass is kiln-formed.

Techniques reviewed and demonstrated include: scoring, breaking and grinding glass; glue-tacking, glass selection, placement and layering.

Design and create your own unique work of glass art!  No prior experience necessary.  Workshop includes use of fuse glass tools, equipment and kiln firing to complete an original glass design.  System 96 COE glass will be used in this workshop.

(Safety NOTE: Students are required to wear closed toe shoes for this workshop.)

Flat glass work produced in this workshop will be kiln fired and available for pick up one week laterat the Wrap Up!

Workshop Wrap-up! on the following Saturday - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wonder why your glass creation has ‘bumped out’ or ‘contracted’ here and there? Or, why a color fired so differently than you thought it would? Or, what would have happened if you ‘did this’ instead of ‘that’?  Or, how your glass art should be displayed?  This two hour Wrap-up will give students a chance to ask questions of workshop instructor, Anne Mello that are specific to the glass work produced in the Fused Glass Workshop a week ago.  The same relaxed pace Anne conducts in the workshop will be the guide for a friendly Wrap-up discussion with a little light refreshment.  You will take home your finished glass pieces along with some tips, suggestions and options that may spark and initiate creative ideas for your next fused glass design.

A $30 materials fee paid directly to the instructor covers all glass materials for the workshop.

This class is now full.  If you would like to be added to the wait list, please call 602-262-4727 or email info@shemerartcenter.org.

Workshop August 5, 2017 |  10:00 am-4:00 pm  | Wrap UP! August 12, 2017 | 10:00 am-12:00pm

$120.

A $30 materials fee paid directly to the instructor covers all materials for the workshop

Price: $120.00

Date: August 5, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

DH-02 GLASS MOSAIC MIRROR with Dave Hanson

GLASS MOSAIC MIRROR with Dave Hanson

Opaque stained glass comes in colors that are dazzling and nuanced, and they become even more intense in a mosaic, when they’re pushed into a dynamic relationship with other hues.   In a mosaic, simple designs come to life in a way they couldn’t in most other media.  In this 1-1/3 day class you’ll create a mosaic mirror that will ignite your décor and hopefully a passion for this timeless and astonishingly versatile art form.   We’ll use basic tools, primarily tile nippers, to give the pieces a handmade feel.  Though mosaics are usually associated with southern Europe and the Mid-East, I love them because they embody the Japanese principle of Wabi-Sabi, the perfect harmony created by imperfect parts.  I’ll supply a jigsawed board (the same shape as the parabolic octagon in the picture) with mirror attached and I’ll also furnish glass, plus beads, colored mirror, iridescent and dichroic glass so you can explore how subtle variations in material can add depth and even turn a piece from visual to tactile.  Day 2 is all about picking the right color grout to make your project pop, then grouting it, and bringing home your gem. (if your schedule doesn’t allow you to return for day 2, I’ll coach you on how to do it at home.)

A $15 materials fee paid directly to the instructor covers all class materials for the workshop.

All Levels
August 19 & 26, 2017  | 2 sessions | $140. plus $15 materials fee
Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Price: $140.00

Date: August 19, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

WW-06 Wine and Watercolor at the Shemer with John Erwin

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 Wine and Watercolor at the Shemer with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin.  Be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours.  Enjoy a lighthearted atmosphere while learning something new. You will leave 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 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 and Watercolor at the Shemer!

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:30 pm | August 24, 2017 | 1 session

$15.

Price: $15.00

Date: August 24, 2017

Available Spaces: 20

JGP-17 WATERCOLOR UNLEASHED! LANDSCAPES USING “ACRYLIC UNDERPINNINGS”s with Julie Gilbert Pollard

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WATERCOLOR UNLEASHED! LANDSCAPEs USING “ACRYLIC UNDERPINNINGS”s with Julie Gilbert Pollard

Learn to use minimal "acrylic underpinnings" to set the stage for vibrant colors in your watercolor landscapes. Julie often begins a watercolor with dark acrylic accents. That technique - used for watercolor - is the method used in both of her North Light/Artists Network Watercolor Unleashed DVD videos and North Light Book Watercolor Unleashed.

The benefits of this method are numerous and enable you to get your painting "off the ground" very quickly. It's a unique approach that will add considerably to your repertoire of painting techniques.

All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting!

Reference photos will be supplied or you may use your own. There will be and instruction at all levels as needed, critique and lots of painting time. Class time will be structured, yet open enough to accommodate the artistic spirit within us all!

A list of supplies will be available upon registration.

All Levels
Tuesdays 1pm - 4pm | September 5-26, 2017 | 4 sessions
$140.

Price: $140.00

Date: September 5, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

JGP-18 Introduction to Oil Painting with Julie Gilbert Pollard

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If you have wanted to try out oil painting before investing in the supplies, this is the workshop for you! All paint, brushes and one small canvas, plus a few miscellaneous necessary painting supplies will be furnished for the day of the workshop*.  You will need to bring minimal supplies such as paper towels, apron, etc.  A list of supplies will be available upon registration.

Get your feet wet with a simple landscape using one of the methods featured in Julie’s new book Discover Oil Painting. 

There will be demos, exercises, critique and lots of painting time. All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting!

All Levels
Saturdays | September 9 & 16, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | 2 sessions
$210.  *plus a $15 materials fee payable to instructor on day of class

Price: $210.00

Date: September 9, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

AJ-51 Beginning/Intermediate Pottery with Alan Jones

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Beginning/Intermediate Pottery with Alan Jones

If you have ever wanted to learn how to work with clay, this is the class for you.  Alan Jones is a Phoenix icon.  He has been a professional ceramic artist for decades, generously sharing his knowledge and skill through his teaching.  In this class, Alan will expertly direct you in step-by-step instruction of wheel throwing clay.   He has developed a curriculum to build your skill level from week to week.  Although the class is intended for beginning and intermediate potters, all skill levels are welcomed.

A $30 fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class will cover materials including clay and glazes.

Open to all levels
Mondays | 9:30-12:30 | September 11 - October 23, 2017 | 7 sessions | $210, plus $30 materials fee

Price: $210.00

Date: September 11, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

AJ-52 Beginning/Intermediate Pottery with Alan Jones

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Beginning/Intermediate Pottery with Alan Jones

If you have ever wanted to learn how to work with clay, this is the class for you.  Alan Jones is a Phoenix icon.  He has been a professional ceramic artist for decades, generously sharing his knowledge and skill through his teaching.  In this class, Alan will expertly direct you in step-by-step instruction of wheel throwing clay.   He has developed a curriculum to build your skill level from week to week.  Although the class is intended for beginning and intermediate potters, all skill levels are welcomed.

A $30 fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class will cover materials including clay and glazes.

Open to all levels
Mondays | 6:00-9:00 pm | September 11 - October 23, 2017 | 7 sessions | $210, plus $30 materials fee

Price: $210.00

Date: September 11, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

AJ-57 Beginning/Intermediate Pottery with Alan Jones

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Beginning/Intermediate Pottery with Alan Jones

If you have ever wanted to learn how to work with clay, this is the class for you.  Alan Jones is a Phoenix icon.  He has been a professional ceramic artist for decades, generously sharing his knowledge and skill through his teaching.  In this class, Alan will expertly direct you in step-by-step instruction of wheel throwing clay.   He has developed a curriculum to build your skill level from week to week.  Although the class is intended for beginning and intermediate potters, all skill levels are welcomed.

A $30 fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class will cover materials including clay and glazes.

Open to all levels
Mondays | 1:00-4:00pm | September 11 - October 23, 2017 | 7 sessions | $210, plus $30 materials fee

Price: $210.00

Date: September 11, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

SH-61Experimental Water Media with Sue Hunter

Experimental Water-Media with Sue Hunter

In this class students will have fun experimenting with combining different media – watercolor, fluid acrylics, black gessos, masking fluid, tar gel*, and molding paste* to produce texture along with various tools and products.  Alcohol Inks* will be introduced.

You'll see how watercolor has a different look on yupo paper and watercolor paper. The options are endless. Open to all levels.

*Instructor will provide tar gel, molding paste and alcohol inks.

Tuesdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | September 12 - October 24, 2017 | 7 Sessions | $245.

Price: $245.00

Date: September 12, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

EE-72 Drawing Basics with Elliott Everson

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Everyone can learn to draw and this class will get you started. Drawing requires learning how to observe correctly and record what you see. Students will learn the essentials of proportion, line, shading, perspective and composition, and use basic drawing techniques to create realistic pencil drawings of still life, landscapes and more, with natural and man made textures and subjects. Learning to draw accurately will provide you with an excellent foundation for additional drawing, colored pencil, painting and other art classes. Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces. Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Have fun!

Tuesdays | 9:30 am-12:30 pm | September 12 - October 24, 2017   | 7  Sessions | $245.

Price: $245.00

Date: September 12, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

EE-73 Drawing Basics with Elliott Everson

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Everyone can learn to draw and this class will get you started. Drawing requires learning how to observe correctly and record what you see. Students will learn the essentials of proportion, line, shading, perspective and composition, and use basic drawing techniques to create realistic pencil drawings of still life, landscapes and more, with natural and man made textures and subjects. Learning to draw accurately will provide you with an excellent foundation for additional drawing, colored pencil, painting and other art classes. Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces. Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Have fun!

Tuesdays| 1:00 - 4:00 pm | September 12 - October 24, 2017   | 7 Sessions | $245

Price: $245.00

Date: September 12, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

JE-47 Watercolor Basics with John Erwin

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Watercolor can be elusive and challenging.  John Erwin instructs in a way that creates successful paintings.  In this class you will learn the basics of color and design to create well balanced paintings. Focusing on landscapes and still life, John will instruct on how to start and complete a painting.  Each week you will build techniques and skills to guide you into more complex, finished paintings.  We will explore wet into wet, dry brush and negative painting techniques.

All Levels
Tuesdays 9:30 am-12:30 pm  | September 12 - October 24, 2017 | 7 sessions | $245.

Price: $245.00

Date: September 12, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

EE-74 Advanced Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

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EE-74 Advanced Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

Join us in learning about the variety of uses and basic techniques of color pencil drawing including different pencil strokes, blending, layering colors, burnishing, as well as other tools and materials. Use colored pencils to achieve realistic colors and textures to create drawings of man made or natural subjects, animals, plants, landscapes, shiny or rusty cars, or a glass vase of flowers. Returning students will continue learning and refining techniques, try new subjects and textures or surfaces. Come to work on a current project or start a new idea. Have fun! Basic experience required.

Wednesdays| 9:30 am-12:30 pm | September 13 - October 25, 2017   | 7 Sessions | $245

Price: $245.00

Date: September 13, 2017

Available Spaces: 1