2020-21 Classes, Workshops and Exhibitions

“Self Isolating”, ceramic and steel wire, 11″ X 6″ X 8″, 2020, on view at Practical-Art.com

Ceramic Figure Sculpture  

January 7 – February 18, 2021 | Thursdays 1 – 4 p.m. | 7 sessions

Online Class via Zoom with last session in-person at the Shemer Art Center for glazing

$245, plus $15 glaze fee | firing included

Recordings of demonstrations available following each class

Shemer Art Center, 5005 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ  85018

Phone: (602) 262-4727

More Information and Registration:  https://shemerartcenter.org/programming/adult-classes-2/

“Under the Surface”, stoneware, glaze and underglaze with wooden boat, 19″ X 15″ X 7″

Scottadale Artists’ School Weekend Workshop (In-Person)

Sculpting Faces       

March 27 -28 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Saturday and Sunday

Tuition: $210 | Supplies and firing not included

This class will be a fun exploration of faces, human or animal, and as representational or whimsical as you like. Using hand building and modeling techniques, students will create three dimensional faces that can be displayed on the wall when completed. Jane will discuss basic facial anatomy, proportion and expression. She will demonstrate how to establish structure, model features and apply ceramic underglazes. We will not be working from a live model. Students may wish to bring images as inspiration but be prepared to work intuitively and have fun with the clay.

Registration at: https://reg129.imperisoft.com/SAS/ProgramDetail/3335323036/Registration.aspx

Find holiday treasures at the Shemer Art Center Gift Shop

Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

*Special Gift Shop Artists Showcase in the courtyard Saturday, December 5th*

5005 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

“Sister Paula Spoon”, ceramic with photo transfer and underglaze, wooden spoon, tin funnel, crochet dress and wood furniture leg, 11″ X 6″ X 5″


Exhibition at the Shemer Art Center

Featuring Artwork that Incorporates Upcycled Materials in Unique and Surprising Ways

November 4, 2020 – January 7, 2021

Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Closed Sundays & Mondays www.shemerartcenter.org

“Herstory”, ceramic and steel rod fired in place, 12″ X 10″ X 7″

Artists’ Breakfast Club 20 Years

Exhibition at the Civic Center Public Gallery inside the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

October 5 – December 31, 2020

The Artists’ Breakfast Club was founded by Paradise Valley artist Beth Ames Swartz and fellow Phoenix artist Jon Haddock in 2000.  The group celebrates a spirit of community and support among a collection of professional Arizona artists who meet regularly to exchange ideas, learn about the art world and become friends.

In addition to the physical exhibition, the artworks are included in the virtual exhibition, which is online  at ScottsdalePublicArt.org/exhibitions/.  Due to the pandemic open hours are limited to Mon. & Wed. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Fri. and Sat. 1 – 5 p.m.  Verify current hours at ScottsdaleLibrary.org/locations/.


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