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.

Reno Portrait Society
Date: Wednesday January 01 - Wednesday December 30
Instructor: Portrait Society of Reno
Email: johnandkaygenasci@mac.com
Portrait Society of Reno 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
Date: Tuesday January 07 - Tuesday December 22
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Date/Time: Every Tuesday from 10am - 12:30pm (offered on an ongoing monthly basis of 4 weekly classes at a time Class Fee: $120/student/month 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.
Watercolor Pen and Ink Class
Date: Saturday April 04
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Saturday, April 4th from 10am - 2pm Class Fee: $55, Supply list available upon registration, or email for any questions. Description: Enjoy blending media in this watercolor, pen and ink class where loose and lively meets defined design. Though we will be painting a specific composition, advanced and intermediate painters may choose to work on their own composition. All levels are welcome, the demonstration is designed for beginners-intermediate levels. Dana Childs seeks to inspire painters as well as inform and encourage them. She works to gently encourage them, while offering constructive suggestions based upon solid technique and artistic concepts. Childs loose and interpretive style is infectious and will spark the artist within you. She has developed a strong sense for reading her students after 20+ years of teaching watercolor painting and other forms of media. You can learn more and view her art at www.dlauren.net To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/apr4-watercolor-pen-and-ink-class
Acrylic Pendant Pour
Date: Saturday April 04
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Saturday, April 4 @ 3pm - 4:30pm Class Fee: $45 Description: Create modern-abstract fluid effects with acrylic pouring in three separate pendants, one silver chain included. Note: pourings will need to be left overnight to cure, and be assembled, please plan to pick up artwork about one week after the class. 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 fascinations. All levels welcome. To learn more about the art and artist, and supply list visit https://www.dlauren.net/workshops-classes To ask questions, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com. To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/apr4-acrylic-pour-pendant
Drawing Skills and a Still Life in Oil with a Palette Knife
Date: Saturday April 11
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Saturday, April 11th @ 12pm - 5pm Class Fee: $60 Description: Monika will teach you how to paint with bold texture values. She will explain 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.
Portrait Basics Workshop
Date: Saturday April 18
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Date/Time: Saturday, April 18th from 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. Bi-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.
Wild & Wacky Waves Watercolor Class
Date: Thursday April 23
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Thursday, April 23rd @ 11am - 3pm Class Fee: $55 (Supply list available upon registration) Description: Learn the importance of saving whites in this whimsical and interpretive watercolor experience. Explore ways to bring definition into an undefined space through glazing. Dana Childs seeks to inspire painters as well as inform and encourage them. She works to gently encourage them, while offering constructive suggestions based upon solid technique and artistic concepts. Childs loose and interpretive style is infectious and will spark the artist within you. She has developed a strong sense for reading her students after 20+ years of teaching watercolor painting and other forms of media. You can learn more and view her art at www.dlauren.net. To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/apr23-wild-wacky-waves-watercolor-class
RESIN CLASS TBA
Date: Saturday April 25
Instructor: Kelly Burr
Email: claymama@att.net
INFO TBA
Cloud Reading Acrylic Pour Painting
Date: Saturday May 02
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Saturday May 2nd @ 11-12:30pm Class Fee: $55 (supplies not included) 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. This class focuses on finding realism within the abstraction and morphing it in that direction. “Anyone can do this!” says Childs, who has been painting professionally for over two decades and playing with Acrylic pour painting is one of her new fascinations. Artwork needs to set overnight, please plan to return to pick it up asap. Kit with supplies will be available for purchase at front desk. To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/may2-cloud-reading-abstract-to-realism-acrylic-playing
The Essentials - Techniques & Composition Watercolor Workshop
Date: Friday May 08
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Friday, May 8th @ 10am - 4pm Class Fee: $75 Description: This class is designed for those of you who want to learn or “brush” up on your techniques and composition, and is appropriate for all levels of watercolor artists. Workshop topics include composition, design and balance basic watercolor techniques Register by going to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/apr23-wild-wacky-waves-watercolor-class
Kiss the Canvas Acrylic Pour Experience
Date: Friday May 08
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Friday, May 8 @ 5-6:30pm Class Fee: $50 (supplies not included) Description: Here it is, folks, as promised a whole new technique! For this pour we will be working on an 8x10 or 12x12 canvas and using blow dryers and our own hot air to kiss the canvas. The elusive edges that this technique creates are stunning and oh so sophisticated. Note: pourings will need to be left overnight to cure, plan to pick up artwork asap. To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/may8-kiss-the-canvas-acrylic-pour
Painting Trees Watercolor Workshop
Date: Saturday May 09
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Saturday, May 9 @ 4:30pm-6:30pm Class Fee: $35 Description: This class is designed for those of you who want to learn or “brush” up on your tree painting techniques, and is appropriate for all levels of watercolor artists. We will explore numerous ways to interpret and paint a variety of deciduous and evergreen trees, with color theory thrown in for good measure. To learn more about the artist, her art and the supply list go to https://www.dlauren.net/workshops-classes. Register by going to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/painting-trees-watercolor-workshop
Painting a Sunset in Oil w/ a Palette Knife
Date: Sunday May 10
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
12pm-4pm, $50, 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.
Fast & Furious Floral
Date: Thursday May 21
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Thursday, May 21, 2 to 4pm $45 plus supplies Paint a Fast and Furious Floral in this exciting and expressionistic watercolor class. Enjoy the wonders of watercolor as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka dLauren teaches you how to create impressionistic watercolor effects. Childs has been painting watercolors professionally for over two decades. To learn more about the art and artist, visit https://www.dlauren.net/workshops-classes To get a supply list or ask questions email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/may21-fast-and-furious-floral
Fantasy Waterfall
Date: Thursday June 04
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Thursday, June 4, 9:30am to 1pm $50 Nevada Fine Arts - Midtown, Reno Explore the magical world of color expression in this fun and whimsical watercolor class. Learning how to paint by avoiding spaces and enhancing their shapes with subtle hints of colors and shadows, a most valuable lesson in the world of watercolor. Dana Childs seeks to inspire painters as well as inform and encourage them. She works to gently encourage them, while offering constructive suggestions based upon solid technique and artistic concepts. Childs loose and interpretive style is infectious and will spark the artist within you. She has developed a strong sense for reading her students after 20+ years of teaching watercolor painting and other forms of media. You can learn more and view her art, and supply list at https://www.dlauren.net/workshops-classes To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/jun4-fantasy-waterfall
Soul Searching w/ Dana Childs
Date: Friday June 12
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Soul Searching The Art of Expressive Painting Watercolor and Mixed Media Class Friday, June 12, 10am to 4:30pm $98 Do you get the feeling that it’s time to invent your own creations and compositions? Or do you wish that your art could be more of a personal extension of yourself? Well, this is the class for you. It is designed to help you get in touch with your creative self and connect with subjects that inspire you. The creative impulse is an elusive thing and most of us feel that its so magical that it is just out of our reach. Dana will help you find ways to reach for it while still respecting your individual rhythm. You may or may not leave with a masterpiece…it’s about the journey more than the final product. Dana Childs seeks to inspire painters as well as inform and encourage them. She works to gently encourage them, while offering constructive suggestions based upon solid technique and artistic concepts. Childs loose and interpretive style is infectious and will spark the artist within you. She has developed a strong sense for reading her students after 20+ years of teaching watercolor painting and other forms of media. You can learn more and view her art and supply list at https://www.dlauren.net/workshops-classes To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/jun12-13-soul-searching-the-art-of-expressive-painting
Soul Searching w/ Dana Childs
Date: Saturday June 13
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Soul Searching The Art of Expressive Painting Watercolor and Mixed Media Class Saturday, June 13, 2-4:30pm $98 Do you get the feeling that it’s time to invent your own creations and compositions? Or do you wish that your art could be more of a personal extension of yourself? Well, this is the class for you. It is designed to help you get in touch with your creative self and connect with subjects that inspire you. The creative impulse is an elusive thing and most of us feel that it's so magical that it’s just out of our reach. Dana will help you find ways to reach for it while still respecting your individual rhythm. You may or may not leave with a masterpiece…it’s about the journey more than the final product. Dana Childs seeks to inspire painters as well as inform and encourage them. She works to gently encourage them, while offering constructive suggestions based upon solid technique and artistic concepts. Childs loose and interpretive style is infectious and will spark the artist within you. She has developed a strong sense for reading her students after 20+ years of teaching watercolor painting and other forms of media. You can learn more and view her art and supply list at https://www.dlauren.net/workshops-classes To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/jun12-13-soul-searching-the-art-of-expressive-painting
Painting a Snowcapped Mountain in Oil w/ a Palette Knife
Date: Sunday June 14
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
12pm-4pm, $50, 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.
Mountain Wildflowers in Oil with a Palette Knife
Date: Sunday July 12
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, July 12th @ 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 Tahoe Through Aspens in Oil with a Palette Knife
Date: Sunday August 09
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, August 9th @ 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 an East Shore Cove in Oil with a Palette Knife
Date: Sunday September 13
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, September 13th @ 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 Autumn Aspens in Oil with a Palette Knife
Date: Sunday October 18
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, October 18th @ 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 Donner Lake in Oil with a Palette Knife
Date: Sunday November 08
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, November 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.
Painting Tahoe through a Pine Tree in Oil with a Palette Knife
Date: Sunday December 13
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, December 13th @ 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.