Current Class Schedule

All Classes are held at Nevada Fine Arts. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS Please contact the class instructor directly for sign-up, payment, supply lists, and specific class questions. The instructor will contact you directly if there are changes to the schedule or in the event a class is cancelled due to minimum enrollments not being met. Nevada Fine Arts gives a 10% discount to students for supplies.

Nevada Fine Arts Meeting & Classroom Facilities.

Classroom facilities include the following amenities: three tub/faucet stainless sink, unisex wheelchair bathroom, cork-board and ledge for artwork display, work tables and chairs for 25 people, teaching mirror, and projection screen. Great parking (60 spaces) and a wide variety of dining choices are within walking distance. Room Rental Fees: 2 to 4 HR rental $5.00 per person, 5 to 8 HR rental $10.00 per person. Please call 775.786.1128 or CLICK HERE if you are interested in renting the facilities.

PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF RENO
Date: Wednesday February 04 - Wednesday December 25
Instructor: No Instructor
Email: johnandkaygenasci@mac.com
PSOR meets every Wednesday from 9:00am to 12:30pm at Nevada Fine Arts. There is painting from life models (no instruction). All artists are welcome. There is a $10.00 drop-in fee. For more information, email johnandkaygenasci@mac.com
Quilters Without Boundries
Date: Monday January 16 - Monday December 18
Instructor: Paula Thompson
Email: ladybugsred@yahoo.com
Quilters without Boundries was started by 4 friends who wanted to explore the making of art quilts with non-traditional products and techniques. The group has grown to many more members, still with the aim of expanding our creativity outside of the traditional quilt block. This Group meets the second Monday of every month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Fee $5.00
WATERCOLOR PAINTER'S GROUP
Date: Friday April 28 - Friday December 28
Instructor: No Instructor
Email: jeanbrdn@att.net
Date: Every Friday Facilitator: Jean Braden Email: jeanbrdn@att.net This is a group of watercolor painters who paint together and learn from each other. There is no formal instruction but a fun time is to be had! This meets from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Fee is $5.00 Just show up!
Watercolor Illustration with Tombow Markers
Date: Thursday June 29
Instructor: Taylor Griffin
Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Class Fee: $10 Description: Take the worry out of watercolor! Join instructor Taylor Griffin to learn just how easy it is to create something beautiful in watercolor with the ease of Tombow markers! Students will create several small sketches, create a color swatch chart, learn new techniques, take home knowledge along with a free small gift! To sign up, click here!
Abstract Painting in Acrylics
Date: Saturday July 08 - Sunday July 09
Instructor: Francheskaa Clark
Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com
Date: Saturday, July 8th-9th 2017 Instructor: Francheskaa Clark Time 1:00PM - 4:00PM Fee: $95 for two classes, $50 drop in fee Come join us & paint intuitively, expressing your own creative passion, following the Principles of Painting! Students will be creating using values of color, depth, texture, & shapes! Have fun and explore your own freedom in Abstract Painting. Web site: www.francheskaapaints.com To sign up, click here!
Abstract Selfie Painting Class
Date: Thursday July 13
Instructor: Taylor Griffin
Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com
Time: 4PM - 6PM Class Fee: $15/person Lets get weird! Join Instructor Taylor Griffin as she walks you through an abstract selfie adventure! In this class students will learn how to create an abstract self portrait using acrylic paint on our Ampersand Basswood Panels. This class is perfect for any skill level. Wind down your day with a relaxing painting class with snacks, music, & a fun portrait of yourself to take home with you! To sign up, click here!
Zentangle 101
Date: Saturday July 15
Instructor: Audrey Markowitz
Email: audreys.attic@yahoo.com
ZENTANGLE 101 Date: Saturday July 15 Instructor: Audrey Markowitz Email: audreys.attic@yahoo.com Zentangle is a captivating art form that is easy to learn and fascinating, fun and relaxing to do! With simple tools, you create beautiful images from repetitive patterns. These patterns are broken down into deliberate, easy strokes that build upon each other in appealing, mesmerizing and surprising way. The best part, it’s impossible to make mistakes! No artistic skills or experience required. You do not need to know how to draw -- really. So, give yourself the gift of Zentangle! in this class you will learn 7 tangles and experience the satisfaction of completing your own unique finished piece of art! Instruction fee $46 includes mini Zentangle Kit. Class is from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. E-mail Audrey to register.
Tiny Artists Painting Class
Date: Sunday July 16
Instructor: Wilma Mora
Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com
Date/Time: Sunday, July 16th 11am - 1pm Class Fee: $25/child Description: Introduce your tiny artist to the joy of painting in this Tiny Artists Painting Class. Wilma Mora will guide your kiddos through the basics, drawing shapes, color, using brushes and paint, and making a beautiful picture for them to take home! This class is perfect for any child 3+, with a parent accompanying. To sign up, click here!
Abstract Painting in Acrylics
Date: Saturday July 22 - Sunday July 23
Instructor: Francheskaa Clark
Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com
Date: Saturday, July 22nd-23rd 2017 Instructor: Francheskaa Clark Time 1:00PM - 4:00PM Fee: $95 for two classes, $50 drop in fee Come join us & paint intuitively, expressing your own creative passion, following the Principles of Painting! Students will be creating using values of color, depth, texture, & shapes! Have fun and explore your own freedom in Abstract Painting. To sign up, click here!
Midtown Art Walk Celebration! - Rock Painting Class
Date: Thursday July 27
Instructor: Taylor Griffin
Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com
Date/Time: Thursday, July 27th 2017 4PM - 9PM Fee: Free Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com Description: Nevada Fine Arts will be participating in the Midtown Art Walk with a shared parking lot event that will have food, music and creative activities, good for the whole family! Inside the store Nevada Fine Arts Gallery will be having our closing reception for ‘A Touch of Fantasy in Reno’ show. This will be an opportunity to meet some amazing local artists! We will also have a fun rock painting class in the parking lot, a perfect craft for all ages! And if that is not enough, we will be having a special artist’s print sale, featuring the artist of from Nevada Fine Arts Gallery shows that we have featured throughout the year. For questions, contact: taylor@nvfinearts.com
Advanced Zentangle
Date: Saturday July 29
Instructor: Audrey Markowitz
Email: audreys.attic@yahoo.com
ADVANCED ZENTANGLE Date: Saturday July 29 Instructor: Audrey Markowitz Email: audreys.attic@yahoo.com Expanding on the basic concepts learned in the Zentangle 101 class, you will learn 6 more patterns. In addition, specific techniques for embellishing you tangles and taking them to the next level. Prerequisite: Zentangle 101 Instruction fee $40. Class is from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. E-mail Audrey to register.
Abstract Painting in Acrylics
Date: Sunday July 30
Instructor: Francheskaa Clark
Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com
Date: Sunday, July 30th 2017 Instructor: Francheskaa Clark Time 1:00PM - 4:00PM Fee: $50 Come join us & paint intuitively, expressing your own creative passion, following the Principles of Painting! Students will be creating using values of color, depth, texture, & shapes! Have fun and explore your own freedom in Abstract Painting. Web site: www.francheskaapaints.com To sign up, click here!
Painting Aspen Trees in Oil with a Palette Knife
Date: Sunday August 06
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Time: 12:30PM - 4:00PM Class Fee: $45 Description: Monika will teach you how to paint Aspen trees and the interesting effects you can create using oil paint with a palette knife. You will learn how to mix colors and to capture the light and contrast of the bark on the Aspen trees. Monika will go over several painting principles such as color theory and composition. All levels including beginners are welcome. To sign-up and get the supply list, please email monikapj@yahoo.com
"Painting Tahoe Zen Scapes in WC Pen & Ink" w/ Eva S. Nichols
Date: Saturday September 02
Instructor: Eva S. Nichols
Email: evanichols@me.com
"Painting Tahoe Zen Scapes in WC Pen & Ink" w/ Eva S. Nichols Date/Time: Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 10- 4 PM Instructor: Eva S. Nichols Class Fee: $55.00 Supplies Needed. Description: Discover easy techniques to painting a fresh, unique Tahoe landscape incorporating Pen & Ink “zen doodles". Work with glazing, wet-into-wet, dry brushing, negative painting, lost and found edges and other techniques unique to watercolor. No previous painting experience or drawing skills are necessary, just an open mind and a playful spirit! To sign up please go to www.beautyonlocation.com or contact Eva: evanichols@me.com 530-414-1289
Cold Wax Oil Painting With Suzanne Bell (Level I)
Date: Saturday September 09
Instructor: Suzanne Bell
Email: artfullyours@comcast.net
Time: 10:00AM - 3:00PM Class Fee: $95 + * supply fee payable to instructor at class $45 * Description: Ready for some fun! This introductory class focuses on the fundamentals of working with cold wax. Cold wax is combined with oil paints creating a unique and versatile medium that does not require a heat source or fusing tools. This amazing medium has great depth and lends itself to representational imagery as well as abstraction. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of materials, supports, tools and techniques… using oil paints, dry pigments, a squeegee, brayer, palette knife, and other non-traditional tools; working wet-in-wet, wet on dry; and the development of rich textures, lines, marks, oil paint sticks, incising, scraping back, color and composition. Come to learn, have fun and get messy with this amazing medium! All supplies are provided. For questions, contact Suzanne Bell @ 916.833.4900 www.suzannebellsart.com To sign up, click here!
Cold Wax Oil Painting - Going Deeper with Suzanne Bell (Level II)
Date: Sunday September 10
Instructor: Suzanne Bell
Email: artfullyours@comcast.net
Time: 10:00AM - 3:00PM Class Fee: $95 * supply fee payable to instructor at class $45 * Description: (Prerequisite cold wax level I) Take your art to a new level …going deeper into the art of cold wax painting. Emphasis is on understanding the rhythm of a well painted abstract, the perspective & composition of a landscape, the right texture for interest, understanding color theory, adding lights & darks for dimension, discovering our mood, adding line for design and much, more… A plethora of tools, gadgets and techniques will be at our whim…working wet on wet, wet on dry, wet on acrylic, oil paints, oil sticks, oil pastels, charcoal, soft pastels, dry pigments, gold leafing, collage papers, stenciling, scraping, layering… oh my! All supplies are provided! For questions, contact Suzanne Bell @ 916.833.4900 www.suzannebellsart.com To sign up, click here!
Atelier Acrylics Demonstration
Date: Saturday September 16
Instructor: Tricia Leonard
Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com
Date: Saturday September 16, 2017 Time: 12:00PM - 2:00PM Instructor: Tricia Leonard Class Fee: $5 Description of class: Learn about Atelier Acrylics with demonstrator Tricia Leonard, as she demonstrates how Atelier Acrylics can be rewet and reworked after drying. Students will also learn how to use acrylics as watercolor as well as in an oil paint capacity. See how acrylics can be taken off & be built up on YUPO paper, as well as other alternative ways to use Atelier acrylics in collages, with stamps, & more! To sign up, click here! *This class is limited to 20 spots*
“Painting The Southwest Landscape in Watercolor” w/ Eva S. Nichols
Date: Saturday October 07
Instructor: Eva S. Nichols
Email: evanichols@me.com
“Painting The Southwest Landscape in Watercolor” w/ Eva S. Nichols Date/Time: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 10- 4 PM Instructor: Eva S. Nichols Class Fee: $55.00 Supplies Needed. Description: Find out how easy it is to create a Southwest inspired landscape with depth and atmosphere when you approach it on a step-by-step basis. In addition, make your artwork shine by gaining a better understanding of composition, value and design. No previous painting experience or drawing skills are necessary, just an open mind and a playful spirit! To sign up please go to www.beautyonlocation.com or contact Eva: evanichols@me.com 530-414-1289