Workshops

Below is a list of our current workshops. To register, click “register now” below each listing.
Please review our registration policy prior to registering.
For a list of classes, click here
 

PR/CD-01 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

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

 

Saturday |  February 25, 2017 |  10:00 am-2:00 pm  | 1 session

$70.

Price: $70.00

Date: February 25, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

BF-11 Encaustic for Beginners with Bela Fidel

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BF-11 Encaustic for Beginners with Bela Fidel

In this 2-day workshop students will become acquainted with the inherent luminosity of encaustic and the beauty of its layers, additions, subtractions and heat manipulation for special effects.

The curriculum includes:

Safety | Equipment and materials | Starting a painting from scratch | Learning to use the heat gun for maximum effectiveness | Collage |  Stencils | Stamps | Lines and Grooves | and more!

Techniques will be taught on the first day by demonstration by instructor and subsequent practice by student. On the second day students will be able to create their own original work in encaustics using the above techniques.

Thursday & Friday | March 2 & 3, 2017 |  10:00 - 4:00 pm | $210

Price: $210.00

Date: March 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 5

KS-01 The Art of Collage with Kim Sweet

Cut and Paste 

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 | March 4, 2017 | 1 Session | $55. 

Price: $55.00

Date: March 4, 2017

Available Spaces: 3

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.

March 4 & 11, 2017  | 2 sessions | $140. plus $25 materials fee
Saturday | March 4, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday |  March 11, 2017 | 9:30am - 12:30 pm

Price: $140.00

Date: March 4, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

WW-02 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.  We will paint hot peppers and a still life.  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 Wine and Watercolor at the Shemer!

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:30 pm | March 9, 2017 | 1 session

$15.

Price: $15.00

Date: March 9, 2017

Available Spaces: 13

BF-12 Mindfulness and Self Expression with Bela Fidel

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Mindfulness and Self Expression with Bela Fidel

This workshop is an exploration of the Self through spontaneous, intuitive and mindful painting. Students undertake a profound journey of free, mindful play and self revelation through painting. This process will bring not only an opening to one’s Self but genuine joy as it helps to dissolve personal and creative blocks.

There are many spots of resistance in the mind. This workshop enables the person to connect with them and eventually shed them while expressing her/himself without having to live up to predetermined canons, opinions, etc. This process will bring to the surface emotions and feelings that are normally covered up; these emotions and feelings will find expression through art in a non-threatening, accepting, playful and safe environment.

This process can also be described as an extended, deep meditation and what it means to express and accept ourselves joyously. It is highly recommended for artists as well as anyone in any profession. No painting experience is necessary.

Fridays | March 10-April 14, 2017 |  1:00 - 3:30 pm | 6 sessions | $175.

Price: $175.00

Date: March 10, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

DH-01 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
March 11 & 18, 2017  | 2 sessions | $140. plus $15 materials fee
Saturday | March 11, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday |  March 18, 2017 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Price: $140.00

Date: March 11, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

FF-10 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-filled, family oriented night of watercolor painting with John Erwin and you'll be inspired by what you learn in just a few, creative hours!  You'll enjoy a light-hearted atmosphere while learning something new and you will leave with a beautiful completed painting.

Each month you will be introduced to the techniques of watercolor painting.  You will learn the basics, as well as some advanced techniques.  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 Family Fun Night at the Shemer Art Center!

All Levels
Thursday | 6:00-8:30 pm  | March 16, 2017 | 1 session

$15.

Price: $15.00

Date: March 16, 2017

Available Spaces: 19

AM-11 Fused Glass Workshop for Beginners with Anne Mello

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AM-11 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 March 18, 2017 |  10:00 am-4:00 pm  | Wrap UP! March 25, 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: March 18, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

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: 20

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.

Price: $55.00

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: 10

KS-02 The Art of Collage with Kim Sweet

Cut and Paste 

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

Wednesday |10:00 am - 1:00 pm | April 19, 2017 | 1 Session | $55. 

Price: $55.00

Date: April 19, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

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: 18

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: 10

BF-13 Mindfulness and Self Expression with Bela Fidel

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Mindfulness and Self Expression with Bela Fidel

This workshop is an exploration of the Self through spontaneous, intuitive and mindful painting. Students undertake a profound journey of free, mindful play and self revelation through painting. This process will bring not only an opening to one’s Self but genuine joy as it helps to dissolve personal and creative blocks.

There are many spots of resistance in the mind. This workshop enables the person to connect with them and eventually shed them while expressing her/himself without having to live up to predetermined canons, opinions, etc. This process will bring to the surface emotions and feelings that are normally covered up; these emotions and feelings will find expression through art in a non-threatening, accepting, playful and safe environment.

This process can also be described as an extended, deep meditation and what it means to express and accept ourselves joyously. It is highly recommended for artists as well as anyone in any profession. No painting experience is necessary.

Fridays | April 28 - June 2, 2017 |  1:00 - 3:30 pm | 6 sessions | $175.

Price: $175.00

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: 11

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

WW-04 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 | May 18, 2017 | 1 session

$15.

Price: $15.00

Date: May 18, 2017

Available Spaces: 20

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: 10

KS-03 The Art of Collage with Kim Sweet

Cut and Paste 

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

JE Family Fun 1

 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

AM-14 Fused Glass Workshop for Beginners with Anne Mello

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AM-14 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 September 23, 2017 |  10:00 am-4:00 pm  | Wrap UP! September 30, 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: September 23, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

WW-07 Wine and Watercolor at the Shemer with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

 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 | September 28, 2017 | 1 session

$15.

Price: $15.00

Date: September 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 20

BB-07 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 | October 7, 2017 | 1 Session | $55.

Price: $55.00

Date: October 7, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

MK-05 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 | October 14, 2017 | 10:00-2:00 pm |1 session | $70. | $30 materials fee

Price: $70.00

Date: October 14, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

WW-08 Wine and Watercolor at the Shemer with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

 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 | October 19, 2017 | 1 session

$15.

Price: $15.00

Date: October 19, 2017

Available Spaces: 20

AJ-60 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

Cut and Paste 

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 | October 28, 2017 | 1 Session | $55. 

Price: $55.00

Date: October 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

BB-08 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 | November 11, 2017 | 1 Session | $55. |  $12 materials fee

Price: $55.00

Date: November 11, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

WW-09 Wine and Watercolor at the Shemer with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

 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 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 December 2, 2017 |  10:00 am-4:00 pm  | Wrap UP! December 9, 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: December 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

WW-10 Wine and Watercolor at the Shemer with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

 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: 20