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
Basic Drawing & Painting with Christopher Newhard
Date: Tuesday May 08 - Tuesday December 25
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: Every Tuesday, 10:00am - 1:00pm Class Fee: $30 for Drawing Class, $50 for Drawing & Painting Class Description: Join Christopher Newhard in this Basic Drawing class, where students will learn the basics of drawing and painting while using still life as a vehicle. All major concepts of drawing and painting will be explored here! There will be demonstrations, critiques, lots of one on one teaching and feedback. All skill levels are welcome! Come learn brush up on your drawing and painting techniques, or get started on drawing or painting with Chris! Materials list made available upon sign up. Class Limited to 12 students. To sign up, please email Chris at christophernewhard@gmail.com.
Portrait Basics Workshop
Date: Saturday July 07 - Saturday December 08
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: 9:30 - 5:30pm 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. See the calendar for exact dates. Contact artist/instructor Christopher Newhard at christophernewhard@gmail.com for more information or to sign up for the next workshop.
The Art of Fluid Painting
Date: Friday August 24
Instructor: Jessica Cristando & Kay Roman
Email: dropletartistry@gmail.com
Time: 5:15 - 6:45pm Class Fee: $30 Description: Learn the art of Fluid Painting, no prior knowledge of art needed! Each class is $30 per person. You get a 16X20 canvas, 16oz of acrylic color, and a smock. During class you will be taught different techniques on fluid abstract painting, the basics of color, and most importantly how to have fun with it all! No two paintings will ever be alike.
The Wonders of Watercolor Weekend Workshop
Date: Saturday August 25 - Sunday August 26
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 10am - 1:30pm each day Class Fee: $95 each day Description: Learn just about every trick of the trade in this weekend watercolor workshop. If you ever felt like your paintings had a missing link, you’ll find it in this class. Childs will personally reach out to each student previous to the weekend to study your need areas and be prepared to help you pull it all together like magic! The peony is a sample of the instructor’s work, you will learn similar techniques to apply in your own masterpiece. All levels are welcome. Enjoy the wonders of watercolor as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka D’Lauren teaches you how to create impressionistic watercolor effects. Childs has been painting watercolors professionally for over two decades. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net. To sign up and get the supply list, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com.
The Art of Fluid Painting
Date: Friday August 31
Instructor: Jessica Cristando & Kay Roman
Email: dropletartistry@gmail.com
Time: 5:15 - 6:45pm Class Fee: $30 Description: Learn the art of Fluid Painting, no prior knowledge of art needed! Each class is $30 per person. You get a 16X20 canvas, 16oz of acrylic color, and a smock. During class you will be taught different techniques on fluid abstract painting, the basics of color, and most importantly how to have fun with it all! No two paintings will ever be alike.
Painting Packer Lake in Oil with Palette Knives
Date: Sunday September 09
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Time: 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.
Explore the Acrylic Pour
Date: Monday September 17
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm Class Fee: $22 Supply Fee: $22 Description: Enjoy the wonders of pouring as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka d’Lauren teaches you how to create modern-abstract fluid effects with acrylic pouring onto stretched canvas. “Anyone can do this!” says Childs, who has been painting professionally for over two decades and playing with Acrylic pouring is one of her new facinations. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. All levels welcome. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net To sign up email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
The Wonders of Watercolor – Watercolor Glazing Technique & More
Date: Saturday September 22
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 10am - 3pm Class Fee: $45 Description: Amaze yourself as you paint a variety of subject matter while playing with and learning various techniques. Enjoy the wonders of watercolor as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka D’Lauren teaches you how to create impressionistic watercolor effects and so much more. Childs has been painting watercolors professionally for over two decades. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. All levels welcome. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net. To sign up and get the supply list, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com.
Painting the Owens River in Oil with Palette Knives
Date: Sunday October 14
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Time: 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.
The Wonders of Underwater Watercolor - Jellyfish
Date: Saturday October 20 - Sunday October 21
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 9am - 1pm Class Fee: $85 each day Description: Apply lifting and glazing techniques in this fun and relaxing watercolor workshop. We will more than likely have time enough for other underwater subjects as well. Or above water….ocean waves and seafoam, etc. Enjoy the wonders of watercolor as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka D’Lauren teaches you how to create impressionistic watercolor effects. Childs has been painting watercolors professionally for over two decades. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net. To sign up and get the supply list, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com.
Painting the Tahoe Shoreline in Oil with Palette Knives
Date: Sunday November 11
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Time: 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.
Painting a Nocturne Marina in Oil with Palette Knives
Date: Sunday December 09
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Time: 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.