Take advantage of arts events and classes at Shemer Art Center this fall.

Its Art in the Garden Sparkling Tea event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the center at 5005 E. Camelback Road. The event includes live music and a menu of tea, scones, finger sandwiches and petite pastries on the back, garden patio. Kathryn Petty, founder of White Lion Tea, will speak at the event. An award will be provided to the attendee with the most artistic garden hat. The tea gathering costs $50 per person. To register, call 602-262-4727.

The center will offer a number of classes throughout the fall and winter. It will hold a virtual/online class, Watercolor Unleashed: Painting From Summer Vacation Photos with Julie Gilbert Pollard from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 28 to Oct. 26 for $175. Students will learn how to concentrate on shape and value in photos to paint illustrations that convey how they see and feel about the world.

Learn how to work with clay in Beginning & Intermediate Pottery classes with Guy Michael Davis from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays from Oct. 25 to Dec. 13. Beginning students will learn how to control clay on the potter’s wheel and practice forming basic shapes. Intermediate students will focus on making functional pots and take the next steps towards mastery of this art form. The class costs $280 with a required materials fee of $15 and an optional clay fee of $15.

To learn more about classes at Shemer Art Center, visit https://shemerartcenter.org or call 602-262-4727.