Adult Classes

Thank you for considering the Shemer Art Center for your art class interests!  We are pleased to share with you our 2017 Class Schedule!

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

For workshops, please visit our separate workshops page

CMB-10 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.

Tuesdays |1:00-4:00 pm | August 15 - September 5, 2017 | 4 sessions | $120 plus $30 materials fee paid directly to the instructor on the first day of the class.

Price: $120.00

Date: August 15, 2017

Available Spaces: 4

JGP-18 WATERCOLOR UNLEASHED! LANDSCAPES USING “ACRYLIC UNDERPINNINGS” with Julie Gilbert Pollard

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WATERCOLOR UNLEASHED!  THE ROCKY LANDSCAPE USING “ACRYLIC UNDERPINNINGS” with Julie Gilbert Pollard

Learn to use minimal "acrylic underpinnings" to set the stage for vibrant colors in your watercolor landscapes in which rocks are an important feature.  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: 3

JE-57 Textures in Watercolor with John Erwin

JE-57 Textures in Watercolor with John Erwin

Go beyond the ordinary in this experimental class.  During this brief class, you will pour, splatter and explore texture in watercolor - limited only by your own imagination!   We will create textures using salt, saran wrap and tar gel.  Working with watercolors you will discover your subject matter as your paintings evolve.  This class will add fun and excitement to your paintings, and provide a new approach to your work.

All Levels
Tuesdays,  9:30 am-12:30 pm 
September 5 & 12, 2017 (2 sessions)

$105

Price: $105.00

Date: September 5, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

JE-60 Putting Figures in your Sketches with John Erwin

JE-60 PUTTING FIGURES IN YOUR SKETCHES with John Erwin

This class will teach you how to quickly sketch figures with pencil, pen and watercolor.

You will learn how to place figures in your sketch as points of interest, entourage, and colorful accents. I will show you how to draw figures to scale and in perspective.

We will work from photos in the studio to develop our figure sketching techniques.

All Levels
Fridays,  9:30 am-12:30 pm 
September 8 & 15, 2017 (2 sessions)

$105

Price: $105.00

Date: September 8, 2017

Available Spaces: 5

AJ-51 Intermediate/Advanced Pottery with Alan Jones

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED POTTERY with Alan Jones

If you have worked with clay but really want to take it to the next level, 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 work with you to build your skill so that your work can truly be inspirational.  Although the class is intended for intermediate to advanced potters, all levels are welcome.

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

Focused on furthering your skill level
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: 2

AJ-52 Pottery Studio with Alan Jones

POTTERY STUDIO with Alan Jones

If you want to expand your ceramic abilities, 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 help you take your work to the next level.  No matter what your skill level Alan will guide your explorations so that your work improves.

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: 6

AJ-57 Beginning Pottery with Alan Jones

BEGINNING 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 instruct you in wheel throwing clay.   He has developed a curriculum to build your skill level from week to week.  Although the class is geared towards beginning potters, all skill levels are welcome.

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: 3

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: 8

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: 5

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: 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: 0

EE-75 Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

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EE-75 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 | September 13 - October 25, 2017 | 7 Sessions | $245

Open to all levels

Price: $245.00

Date: September 13, 2017

Available Spaces: 5

SH-53 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.

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.

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

Price: $245.00

Date: September 13, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

DW-17 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.

Wednesdays, 1:00-4:00 pm  | September 13-October 25, 2017 | 7 sessions

Class fee $210
Materials fee: a $30 fee paid directly to the instructor on the first day of the class for materials.

Price: $210.00

Date: September 13, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

SH-54 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 | September 14 - October 26, 2017 | 7 Sessions | $245.

Price: $245.00

Date: September 14, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

SH-55 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 | September 14-October 26, 2017 | 7 Sessions | $245.

Price: $245.00

Date: September 14, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

CMB-08 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.

Thursdays |1:00-4:00 pm | September 14-October 26, 2017 | 7 sessions | $210.
Materials fee: a $30 fee paid directly to the instructor on the first day of the class.

Price: $210.00

Date: September 14, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

EE-76 Open Studio with Elliott Everson

EE-76 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 | September 15-October 27, 2017   | 7 Sessions | $245.

Open to all levels

Price: $245.00

Date: September 15, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

DW-20 A Focus on Glazing, Form and Texture with Danielle Wood

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  | September 15-October 27, 2017  | 7 sessions

Class fee $210
Materials fee: a $30 fee paid directly to the instructor on the first day of the class for materials.

Price: $210.00

Date: September 22, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

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  | October 3-31, 2017 | 5 sessions | $175

Price: $175.00

Date: October 3, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

JE-61 Watercolor Basics with John Erwin

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JE-61 WATERCOLOR BASICS with John Erwin

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 how to start and complete a painting.

Each week you will build skills to guide you into more complex finished paintings.  Various techniques such as wet into wet, dry brush and negative painting will be explored.

All Levels
Tuesdays 1:00-4:00 pm  | October 3-31, 2017 | 5 sessions | $175

Price: $175.00

Date: October 3, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

AL-01 Qigong for Creative Flow

QIGONG FOR CREATIVE FLOW with Ambre Leffler

This class teaches focused breathing with slow, gentle movements to give your qi (energy) movement.  Students of Qigong will find themselves more connected to their inner creative being.

Qigong is two parts: qi or chi (energy) and gong (to move).  Students will learn techniques of tapping, breathing, slow movement, and meditation to gather energy back to the inner self.  Spending repeated time with a focus on energy flow has healing, calming and energizing benefits.  Best of all for artists is that they will leave ready to use their creative energy!

Ambre has been teaching energy work since 2012 and has brought Breath Qigong Yoga and Tai Chi to local support groups, assisted living centers, and veterans with PTSD.

This is a class for all abilities: movements can be done in standing or sitting postures.  Class will be meeting outside at the Shemer, either on the lawn or on one of the patios.  Dress appropriately.

Students will benefit most from practicing regularly.  Sign up for the full 7 week session at a greatly reduced rate or drop in on occasion for a rate of $20 per session.

Saturdays, 8:30-9:30am  | October 7 - November 18, 2017 | 7 sessions

Class fee: $87.50
Drop in rate: $20/day

Price: $87.50

Date: October 7, 2017

Available Spaces: 20

JE-48 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 could 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 | October 12-November 2, 2017 | 4 sessions | $150

 

Price: $150.00

Date: October 12, 2017

Available Spaces: 5

JE-49 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 | October 13-November 3, 2017 | 4 sessions | $150

 

Price: $150.00

Date: October 13, 2017

Available Spaces: 5

MK-05 Introduction to Asian Brush Painting with Martha Klare

INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN BRUSH PAINTING with Martha Klare

 

Relax as you create and learn about the meditative and spontaneous art of Asian Brush Painting.  You will create your own variations of Chrysanthemum, one of the four Gentlemen in Asian Brush Painting.

Using the  traditional materials of bamboo brush, Chinese ink, and paper, fundamental techniques and principles relating to the orchid will be explored.

Although the materials appear simple you will be surprised at their limitless possibilities as you play!

You will also discover the power of being present.  Each piece you create is a reflection of your unique ch'i - known as energy or spirit - in that moment of time and can never be repeated.  This workshop 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.

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

Note: Ink does not wash out.  Dress accordingly.

All Levels
Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 10:00-2:00 pm |1 session | $70 

$30 materials fee payable directly to instructor

Price: $70.00

Date: October 14, 2017

Available Spaces: 1

AJ-65 Ceramic Tile Painting workshop with Alan Jones

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Ceramic Tile Painting workshop with Alan Jones

Alan Jones creates masterful ceramic tiles in an old-world tradition with a contemporary look.  Join Alan in this two-day workshop to learn how to make your own tiles that can be functional or purely decorative works of art. Planning a bathroom or kitchen renovation? Finished tiles can be incorporated into your design as architectural elements adding a custom look to your room. Finished tiles can be prominently displayed as a work of art either sitting upright on a display stand or hanging on a wall. Or they can be used functionally as a trivet or cheese board. You are limited only by your imagination.

During this workshop Alan will provide step-by-step instruction, with demonstration of all techniques. He will lead you in techniques for hand painting with glaze your own design on tiles. You will work on tiles that he has prepared for you as well as building your own tile (s) and wooden framework.

All tiles will be kiln fired and ready for pick up about a week after the class.

 

Open to all levels

Saturdays, October 21 & 28, 2017 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | 2 sessions  | $175. plus $20 materials fee.

Price: $175.00

Date: October 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

KS-04 The Art of Collage with Kim Sweet

 THE ART OF COLLAGE with Kim Sweet

Exploring how collage can be used to reorder the material world, artists in this workshop of all levels will have the opportunity to 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 of cutting and pasting.

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

Bring your own materials to work with... papers to work on, scissors, and whatever you want to use to create the collage!  Elmer's glue provided.

Saturday |10:00 am - 1:00 pm | October 28, 2017 | 1 Session | $55. 

Price: $55.00

Date: October 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

AJ-54 Pottery Studio with Alan Jones

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POTTERY STUDIO with Alan Jones

If you want to expand your ceramic abilities, 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 help you take your work to the next level.  No matter what your skill level Alan will guide your explorations so that your work improves.

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 | November 6 -December 18, 2017 | 7 sessions  | $210, plus $30 materials fee

Price: $210.00

Date: November 6, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

AJ-53 Intermediate/Advanced Pottery with Alan Jones

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED POTTERY with Alan Jones

If you have worked with clay but really want to take it to the next level, 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 work with you to build your skill so that your work can truly be inspirational.  Although the class is intended for intermediate to advanced potters, all levels are welcome.

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

Focused on furthering your skill level

Mondays | 9:30-12:30 pm | November 6 -December 18, 2017 | 7 sessions  | $210, plus $30 materials fee

Price: $210.00

Date: November 6, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

AJ-64 Beginning Pottery with Alan Jones

BEGINNING 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 instruct you in wheel throwing clay.   He has developed a curriculum to build your skill level from week to week.  Although the class is geared towards beginning potters, all skill levels are welcome.

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 pm | November 6 -December 18, 2017 | 7 sessions  | $210, plus $30 materials fee

 

Price: $210.00

Date: November 6, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

EE-77 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 | November 7-December 19, 2017   | 7 Sessions | $245.

Price: $245.00

Date: November 7, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

EE-78 Drawing Basics with Elliott Everson

Transition - center BW 150Drawing Basics with Elliott Everson

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 | November 7 - December 19, 2017   | 7 Sessions | $245

Price: $245.00

Date: November 7, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

SH-56 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 | November 7-December 19, 2017 | 7 Sessions | $245.

Price: $245.00

Date: November 7, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

JE-50 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  | November 7-December 19, 2017 | 7 sessions | $245.

Price: $245.00

Date: November 7, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

EE-79 Advanced Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

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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 | November 8-December 20, 2017   | 7 Sessions | $245

Price: $245.00

Date: November 8, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

EE-80 Colored Pencil Techniques with Elliott Everson

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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 | November 8 - December 20, 2017 | 7 Sessions | $245

Open to all levels

Price: $245.00

Date: November 8, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

SH-57 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.

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.

Wednesdays 9:30 am-12:30 pm | November 8 - December 20, 2017 | 7 Sessions | $245.

Price: $245.00

Date: November 8, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

DW-19 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.

Wednesdays, 1:00-4:00 pm  | November 8 - December 20, 2017 | 7 sessions

Class fee: $210
Materials fee:  $30 paid directly to the instructor on first day of class

Price: $210.00

Date: November 8, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

SH-58 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 | November 9 - December 21, 2017* | 6 Sessions | $210.

*No Class November 23

Price: $210.00

Date: November 9, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

SH-59 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 | November 9-December 21, 2017* | 6 Sessions | $210.

*No Class November 23

Price: $210.00

Date: November 9, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

JE-51 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 | November 9-December 21, 2017* | 6 sessions | $210.

*No class November 23

Price: $210.00

Date: November 9, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

CMB-09 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.

Thursdays |1:00-4:00 pm | November 9 - December 21, 2017* | 6 sessions | $180
Materials fee: $30 paid directly to instructor on first day of class

*No class November 23

Price: $180.00

Date: November 9, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

EE-81 Open Studio with Elliott Everson

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. Open to all Levels Have fun!

Fridays| 9:30 am-12:30 pm | November 10-December 22, 2017 *  | 6 Sessions | $210.

*No Class November 24

Price: $210.00

Date: November 10, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

JE-52 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 | November 10-December 22, 2017* | 6 sessions | $210.

*No class November 24

Price: $210.00

Date: November 10, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

DW-22 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  | November 10-December 22, 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.

*No class November 24

Price: $180.00

Date: November 10, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

WW-09 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 | November 16, 2017 | 1 session

$15.

Price: $15.00

Date: November 16, 2017

Available Spaces: 20

AM-15 Fused Glass Workshop for Beginners with Anne Mello

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AM-15 FUSED GLASS 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 later at 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.

No one under the age of 18 permitted unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.  If under 18, no glass cutting or grinding will be allowed.  No one under the age of 13 allowed.

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 December 2, 2017 |  10:00am - 4:00pm  | Wrap Up December 9, 2017 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Workshop fee: $120

Materials fee: $30 paid directly to instructor on first day

Price: $120.00

Date: December 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

JGP-20 Introduction to Oil Painting with Julie Gilbert Pollard

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INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING with Julie Gilbert Pollard

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 | December 9 & 16, 2017 | 10:00am - 4:00pm | 2 days

Workshop fee: $210

Materials fee: $15 to be paid directly to instructor on first day

Price: $210.00

Date: December 9, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

WW-10 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 | December 14, 2017 | 1 session

$15.

Price: $15.00

Date: December 14, 2017

Available Spaces: 19