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!
Painted Twig Bouquet Project
Date: Sunday May 07
Instructor: Megan Ireland
Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com
Date: May 7, 2017 from 11:30am-1:00pm Instructor: Megan Ireland Class Fee: $7 Join our very own Nevada Fine Arts employee, Megan Ireland, on Sunday, May 7 from 11:30am-1pm for this for this fun Sunday morning project! We will provide all the paint and brushes, so all you have to worry about bringing is twigs! We are limited to 25 spots for the class. Want to sign-up? RSVP here!
Pentel Arts Demonstration
Date: Saturday May 13
Instructor: Carol Foldvary-Anderson
Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com
Date: May 13, 2017 Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Instructor: Carol Foldvary-Anderson Demo Fee: $5 Come discover all of the exciting ways to use different Pentel products with instructor Carol Foldvary-Anderson! Students will be introduced to many different inking & color Pentel tools such as the Pocket Brush Pen, Aquash Waterbrushes, Stylo & more. Learn about different techniques & effects that can be achieved, experiment with new tools, sample products & have fun! To sign up click here!
Painting Trees, Rocks and Meadows in Watercolor
Date: Saturday May 20
Instructor: Eva S. Nichols
Email: evanichols@me.com
Painting Trees, Rocks and Meadows in Watercolor- 10-4 PM $55.00 Material List Supplied Upon Sign-up. In this workshop we will concentrate on learning to paint various types of trees, rocks and meadows in a landscape scene, using both traditional as well as unconventional methods. Basic watercolor knowledge is a plus, but the emphasis is to create an environment where students feel free to play and experiment with colors and methods to create luminous and inspired landscapes in watercolors. Beginner to Intermediate Level. To sign up please contact the instructor Eva S. Nichols. Email: evanichols@me.com Phone: 530-414-1289
NEW Sennelier Abstract Acrylic Paint Demonstration 1
Date: Saturday May 27
Instructor: Andrew Cook
Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com
Date: Saturday, May 27 2017 Instructor: Andrew Cook Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm Fee: $5 per person Come find out for yourself why our new Sennelier Abstract Acrylic Paint is so innovative! Savoir-Faire’s Andrew Cook will be on hand to discuss the benefits of this amazing paint, while you have an opportunity to use it for yourself. Sennelier Abstract is a high quality acrylic paint, that meets all of the stringent quality demands that you will expect from Sennelier. It is available in 60 colors (36 Satin, 12 High Gloss, 6 Iridescent and 6 Fluorescent), the highly pigmented paint with a heavy-body texture offers great covering power. To sign up, click here!
NEW Sennelier Abstract Acrylic Paint Demonstration 2
Date: Saturday May 27
Instructor: Andrew Cook
Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com
Date: Saturday, May 27 2017 Instructor: Andrew Cook Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm Fee: $5 per person Come find out for yourself why our new Sennelier Abstract Acrylic Paint is so innovative! Savoir-Faire’s Andrew Cook will be on hand to discuss the benefits of this amazing paint, while you have an opportunity to use it for yourself. Sennelier Abstract is a high quality acrylic paint, that meets all of the stringent quality demands that you will expect from Sennelier. It is available in 60 colors (36 Satin, 12 High Gloss, 6 Iridescent and 6 Fluorescent), the highly pigmented paint with a heavy-body texture offers great covering power. To sign up, click here!
FREE GOLDEN LECTURE 2017
Date: Saturday June 03
Instructor: Tesia Blackburn
Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com
Date/Time: Saturday, June 3rd 2017 10AM - 12PM Class Fee: Free Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com Description: Join instructor Tesia Blackburn in our free Golden Lecture! This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Students will gain information about mineral and modern pigments and how this relates to clean color mixing, glazing and the creation of fabulous new colors. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body, and the OPEN acrylics, as well as an array of products including Interference/Iridescent paints, gels/mediums & their effects, grounds, & more. Each lecture includes an array of examples of these materials put to use. Leave the lecture with a free goodie bag of paint and a nice literature packet as well! To sign up, click here!
Gelli Plate Monoprint Mini Workshop 2017
Date: Saturday June 03
Instructor: Tesia Blackburn
Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com
Date/Time: Saturday, June 3rd 2017 1:00PM - 5:00PM Class Fee: $59 Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com Description: Join instructor Tesia Blackburn in the Gelli Plate Monoprint Mini Workshop! In this workshop she will demonstrate multiple techniques for use with the Gelli Plate. You will have time to complete 4-6 prints. Tesia will cover masking, multiple drop printing, registration, color mixing and much more. Students will also focus on innovative techniques to enable printing without using a press. You can purchase a kit at Nevada Fine Arts for the workshop, or bring your own materials. Golden OPEN paint, gels and mediums are provided. To sign up, click here!
Painting Tahoe in oil with a palette knife
Date: Sunday June 04
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date: June 4, 2017 Time: 12-4pm Instructor: Monika Johnson Class Fee: $40 Monika will teach how to paint the gorgeous colors of the Tahoe water and boulders. She will go over color mixing, determining values and how to apply paint with a palette knife. You will learn how to paint the effect of light and shadow. We will spend time on creating an interesting composition and some oil painting fundamentals. To sign-up and get the supply list, please email monikapj@yahoo.com.
Painting Flowers in Watercolor
Date: Saturday June 10
Instructor: Eva S. Nichols
Email: evanichols@me.com
Painting Flowers in Watercolor- 10-4 PM $55.00 Material List Supplied Upon Sign-up. Discover easy techniques to painting fresh, luminous Spring or Summer flowers. Work with glazing, wet-into-wet, dry brushing, negative painting, lost and found edges and other techniques unique to watercolor. Learn to use color theory, composition and design to make your florals shine. Beginner to Intermediate Level. To sign up please contact the instructor Eva S. Nichols. Email: evanichols@me.com Phone: 530-414-1289
SUMI STYLE DEMO WITH YUMING ZHU 1
Date: Saturday June 24
Instructor: Yuming Zhu
Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com
SUMI STYLE DEMO WITH YUMING ZHU Date/Time: Saturday, June 24th 2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM Class Fee: $5 Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com Description: Yuming Zhu will demonstrate how to paint an arrangement of flowers by using Sumi techniques, perspectives, and esthetic values. In this demo, students will be introduced to the concept of how to re-arrange and transform an Asian style of painting while using Western viewing perspective. You will also be shown how Sumi color ink creates various effects on different rice paper. This is a good preparation for the next day of workshop at Nevada Fine Arts store! To sign up, click here!
SUMI STYLE DEMO WITH YUMING ZHU 2
Date: Saturday June 24
Instructor: Yuming Zhu
Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com
SUMI STYLE DEMO WITH YUMING ZHU 2 Date/Time: Saturday, June 24th 2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM Class Fee: $5 Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com Description: Yuming Zhu will demonstrate how to paint an arrangement of flowers by using Sumi techniques, perspectives, and esthetic values. In this demo, students will be introduced to the concept of how to re-arrange and transform an Asian style of painting while using Western viewing perspective. You will also be shown how Sumi color ink creates various effects on different rice paper. This is a good preparation for the next day of workshop at Nevada Fine Arts store! To sign up, click here!
SUMI PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH YUMING ZHU
Date: Sunday June 25
Instructor: Yuming Zhu
Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com
Date/Time: Sunday, June 25th 2017 11:30AM - 4:30PM Class Fee: $65 Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com Description: This workshop will concentrate on energetic strokes & creating paintings of beautiful flowers in Sumi style. Students will use Sumi ink on Sprinkle Gold paper to interpret flowers, work on painting an expressive style of rooster (for this year of the Rooster!), writing some Chinese characters, & more! Photos, live flowers, & branches are welcome. This workshop is great for beginning to professional artists. There will be demos, exercises, and one-on-one attention. Get the supply list when you sign up. 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!
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.
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!
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!
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*