Youth Classes

Youth classes at the Shemer Art Center offer creative learning opportunities, after school, during school breaks and over the summer.

Spring Break at the Shemer Art Center!

We are now taking registrations for Art Adventures with Ms. Emily!  See below for more details.

Summer Camps start June 5!

Summer Camps at the Shemer Art Center offer daily instruction each week in a variety of visual arts from professional artists, right here in Arcadia!  More information to be posted soon!

The Shemer Art Center is the perfect place to experience art, have fun and develop new skills in everything from drawing and painting to ceramics!  The Shemer Art Center is located at 5005 E. Camelback Road. For more information call 602-262-4727.

 

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

SPBR-19 Spring Break - Adventures in Art (March 7, 8 & 9)

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Spring Break at the Shemer Art Center!

Spring Break at the Shemer Art Center offers kids ages 7-11 the opportunity to participate in Art Adventures with Ms. Emily from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 7, 8 & 9, 2017.

Each of Ms. Emily's classes start with some time learning about the language of ART.  The goal is to expand each child's mind of what Art is, where it can be found and what can be used to make it! The kids will then begin their adventures.  Here are some examples:

TRAVELS to EGYPT  --  On this day students will learn about the one of the world's first recorded modes of written communication, hieroglyphics.  Everyone will learn about the history and culture of Egypt, creating fun projects including constructing pyramids and a creating a personal name cartouche!

"A DAY with the MASTERS" --  On this day students will explore the works and styles of some of the world's master artists like Picasso and Seurat - creating fun projects including a mini-masterpiece, complete with its own easel!

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday | March 7, 8, & 9, 2017 | 1:00-4:00 pm

$55/day or $150 for all three days. 

All materials included.  Please pack and send a lunch and snack for your child.

Price: $150.00

Date: March 7, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

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

EMD-13 After-School Art Adventures with Emily Dygert

EMD-13 After-School Art Adventures with Emily Dygert

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Welcome to our After-School Art Program for kids ages 7-11!  Our wonderful teaching artist, Emily Dygert, who has been working in the classroom for over 12 years, and in the field as a professional artist for almost 20, is well-known for using dynamic and interesting materials to create her work as well as in her kids art projects!!  She strives to awaken the individual creativity of each one of her students, inspiring to look beyond what is normally considered Art and to think outside the box toward what fun and interesting materials can used to make Art!

Over this course we invite your pint-size Picassos to participate in art adventures that explore the art of various  cultures across the globe, as well as artists and art movements, using a diversity of materials and SUPER FUN projects.  Bring your imagination and be ready to have a blast!

 

Fridays, March 17 - April 14, 2017
4:00 - 6:00 pm (5 sessions)
$125.

Price: $125.00

Date: March 17, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

CmB - 04 After-School Ceramic Art with Constance McBride

balancing-actCmB - 04 After-School Ceramic Art with Constance McBride

In this class students will create a variety of sculpted clay works with a focus on the human figure. The class will begin by making clay tiles and embellishing them with their own patterned designs using stamps and rollers to create unique designs.  The students will then learn to create a bas relief of a face. Students will begin with a basic shape, or outline, of the human face that they can then sculpt and model into a unique face, or fragmented face. We will start with just a specific facial part (eye/nose/lips) and by the end of the course, will have created numerous tiles of facial features and full faces. The faces will be attached to tiles which can become a wall hangings.  We'll also focus on alternative surface treatments post firing.  Open to all levels, geared toward ages 10 - 16.

Fridays, March 17 - April 21, 2017*

*no class March 24
4:00 - 6:00 pm (5 sessions)
$125.

Price: $125.00

Date: March 17, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

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

EMD-14 After-School Art Adventures with Emily Dygert

EMD-14 After-School Art Adventures with Emily Dygert

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Welcome to our After-School Art Program for kids ages 7-11!  Our wonderful teaching artist, Emily Dygert, who has been working in the classroom for over 12 years, and in the field as a professional artist for almost 20, is well-known for using dynamic and interesting materials to create her work as well as in her kids art projects!!  She strives to awaken the individual creativity of each one of her students, inspiring to look beyond what is normally considered Art and to think outside the box toward what fun and interesting materials can used to make Art!

Over this course we invite your pint-size Picassos to participate in art adventures that explore the art of various  cultures across the globe, as well as artists and art movements, using a diversity of materials and SUPER FUN projects.  Bring your imagination and be ready to have a blast!

 

Fridays, April 21 - May 26, 2017
4:00 - 6:00 pm (6 sessions)
$150.

Price: $150.00

Date: April 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

CmB - 05 After-School Ceramic Art with Constance McBride

balancing-actCmB - 05 After-School Ceramic Art with Constance McBride

In this class students will create a variety of sculpted clay works with a focus on the human figure. The class will begin by making clay tiles and embellishing them with their own patterned designs using stamps and rollers to create unique designs.  The students will then learn to create a bas relief of a face. Students will begin with a basic shape, or outline, of the human face that they can then sculpt and model into a unique face, or fragmented face. We will start with just a specific facial part (eye/nose/lips) and by the end of the course, will have created numerous tiles of facial features and full faces. The faces will be attached to tiles which can become a wall hangings.  We'll also focus on alternative surface treatments post firing.  Open to all levels, geared toward ages 10 - 16.

 

Fridays, April 28 - May 27, 2017*
4:00 - 6:00 pm (5 sessions)
$125.

Price: $125.00

Date: April 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

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

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Family Fun Night at the Shemer with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin.  We will paint tall majestic forests, breaking waves on rocks and prickly cactii.    Learn the basics of watercolor painting during this fun-filled event.  All supplies will be provided.  Only a  willingness to try something new is required.

Appetizers and beverages will be provided.  Space is limited so reserve your spot now for this month's Fun Night at the Shemer!

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

$15.

Price: $15.00

Date: May 4, 2017

Available Spaces: 20

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