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
Photographer's Drop In Group
Date: Thursday January 10 - Thursday December 12
Instructor: N/A
Email: nfaphotographygroup@gmail.com
Date/Time: Every Second Thursday of the Month Class Fee: FREE Email: nfaphotographygroup@gmail.com Description: Join other local photographer's in this Photographer's Meet Up. Come together with other artists to talk about what you are working on, share your projects on our projector, bounce ideas off of each other, and more! Every second Thursday of the month.
Northern Lights
Date: Saturday August 24
Instructor: Rodney Sweet
Email: sweetrd9@gmail.com
When: Saturday, August 24th @ 9am - 1pm Class Fee: $50 Description: Paint a gorgeous picture of the famous northern lights with Rodney. Over 3 decades as a professional Artist and Teacher of Art who enjoys Sharing his talents in Oil and Acrylics with like Artist from beginner to advanced with subject matters from florals, Landscapes, Seascapes, Animals, birds, still life’s and more. Go to creativecanvasnv.com to see the workshops he's offering and more. Email Rodney at sweetrd9@gmail.com with any questions, supplies, or to sign up.
Wine and Grapes Still Life in Oils
Date: Monday August 26
Instructor: Gilee Barton
Email: artbygilee@aol.com
When: Monday, August 26th @ 9:30pm - 5pm Class Fee: $75 Description: Gilee a Southern California Artist (relocated to Nevada) with a flair for creating precise Photo-Realistic Still Life Paintings, reminiscent of the old Masters since the 1960’s. Decades of total immersing herself in creating beautiful detailed images in oil. Reflecting the past to the present: from jewel encrusted goblets lit by flickering candles of yesteryear to the highly decorated kimonos of the Geisha, as well as the beautiful contemporary objects of today. She has since the 1980’s, shares the excitement of how to create through oil painting the different techniques. Working with artists desiring to express their own creativity. This is a tradition of mankind (since the caveman) of keeping and recording of the beauty and history, celebrating the love and beauty of the very soul of mankind. In this class you will be painting Wine and Grapes on an 11x14 in oils on panel. Go to creativecanvasnv.com to see the workshop painting. See Gilee’s website at www.gileesfineart.com to view other paintings. To contact her for sign up and other information including the supply list, email her at artbygilee@aol.com
Florals in Oil
Date: Tuesday August 27
Instructor: Rodney Sweet
Email: sweetrd9@gmail.com
Date/Time: Monday, August 27th @ TIME TBA Class Fee: $50 Description: Over 3 decades as a professional Artist and Teacher of Art who enjoys Sharing his talents in Oil and Acrylics with like Artist from beginner to advanced with subject matters from florals, Landscapes, Seascapes, Animals, birds, still life’s and more. Email Rodney at sweetrd@gmail.com for questions, supplies, and/or sign up.
Portrait Basics Workshop
Date: Saturday August 31
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Date/Time: Saturday, August 31st @ 10am - 5pm Class Fee: $75 Description: Learn a traditional and practical drawing based approach to portraiture that uses a limited palette and step by step instruction to achieve better likenesses and builds skill to achieve more accuracy. Monthly all day portrait workshops with included lunch are offered at Nevada Fine Arts. Demonstrations will be given in oil painting, but watercolor, acrylic and pastel as well as drawing can all be accommodated with his basic approach. Limited class size (7 students) insures more one on one feedback as well as a better quality experience. Contact artist/instructor Christopher Newhard at christophernewhard@gmail.com for more information or to sign up for the next workshop.
Portrait Basics Workshop
Date: Saturday August 31
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
When: Saturday, August 31st @ 10am - 5pm Class Fee: $75 Description: Learn a traditional and practical drawing based approach to portraiture that uses a limited palette and step by step instruction to achieve better likenesses and builds skill to achieve more accuracy. Monthly all day portrait workshops with included lunch are offered at Nevada Fine Arts. Demonstrations will be given in oil painting, but watercolor, acrylic and pastel as well as drawing can all be accommodated with his basic approach. Limited class size (7 students) insures more one on one feedback as well as a better quality experience. Contact artist/instructor Christopher Newhard at christophernewhard@gmail.com for more information or to sign up for the next workshop.
Basic Drawing
Date: Tuesday September 03 - Tuesday September 24
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
When: Every Tuesday @ 10am - 12:30pm Class fee: $120/student/month (offered on an ongoing monthly basis of 4 weekly classes at a time) Description: All aspects of basic drawing will be covered, gesture, line, value, shading, perspective, foreshortening, etc. Class can accommodate all skill levels as instructor teaches to the individual student, limited to 8 students. Lots of one on one instruction and feedback, demonstrations and critiques. This class is for those who wish to improve their drawing skills that in turn will allow for better results in watercolor, painting and all other media. Contact artist/instructor Christopher Newhard at christophernewhard@gmail.com for more information or to sign up for the next workshop.
WIld and Wacky, Wired Women
Date: Friday September 06
Instructor: Daria Graham
Email: dpg5450@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Friday, September 6th @ 1:30pm - 4:30pm Class Fee: $25 per person and includes basic supply list (payable in cash or check to instructor) Description: Wire work and bead class. You will learn basic wire work skills such as bending, wrapping, and threading, using two or more gauges of craft wire and colorful glass and acrylic bead embellishments to create a "goddess" ornament, suncatcher or gift tie. Personalize with alphabet beads and special colors. 3 hr instructor led class, from 1:30-4:30. Advise bringing protective eyewear and sturdy work gloves. To sign up or for questions, email Daria at dpg5450@yahoo.com
Aspens and sage in Oil with a palette knife
Date: Sunday September 08
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: September 8th 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $50 Description: Monika will teach you how to paint with bold texture and color. She will explain color mixing, determining values and how to apply oil paint with a palette knife. In this workshop you will learn how to paint the effect of light and shadow. We will focus on creating interesting compositions and several oil painting fundamentals. All levels of painting experience including beginners are welcome. Supplies are not included. To sign up, please email Monika at monikapj@yahoo.com.
Atelier Demo
Date: Saturday September 14
Instructor: Tricia Leonard
Email: triciastudio@att.net
Date/Time: Saturday, September 14th @ 1pm - 3pm This demonstration is FREE to attend. Tricia Leonard will be demonstrating the new Atelier Mediums with Atelier Acrylic Paints. She will show how to use them with the Atelier unlocking formula and with the paints themselves. Come and learn about these incredible paints that can be reopened to extend your working time! The demo is free and will be held from 1:00p to 3:00p on September 14th. Sign up in advance to reserve a seat @ triciastudio@att.net
Autumn creek in Oil with a palette knife
Date: Sunday October 20
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, October 20th 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $50 Description: Monika will teach you how to paint with bold texture and color. She will explain color mixing, determining values and how to apply oil paint with a palette knife. In this workshop you will learn how to paint the effect of light and shadow. We will focus on creating interesting compositions and several oil painting fundamentals. All levels of painting experience including beginners are welcome. Supplies are not included. To sign up, please email Monika at monikapj@yahoo.com.
Autumn Aspens in Oil with a palette knife
Date: Sunday November 10
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, November 10th 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $50 Description: Monika will teach you how to paint with bold texture and color. She will explain color mixing, determining values and how to apply oil paint with a palette knife. In this workshop you will learn how to paint the effect of light and shadow. We will focus on creating interesting compositions and several oil painting fundamentals. All levels of painting experience including beginners are welcome. Supplies are not included. To sign up, please email Monika at monikapj@yahoo.com.