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
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 Techniques for Everyone 4-week Course" w/Eva S. Nichols
Date: Tuesday January 23
Instructor: Eva S. Nichols
Email: evanichols@me.com
Time: 1pm - 5pm Class Fee: $129 per person. (Drop-In Fee $35 per time if space allows. ) Supplies Needed. Description: In this 4-week workshop we will go over the basics of watercolor painting, using both traditional as well as unconventional methods. Discover your own painting style while learning exciting and versatile possibilities of watercolor painting. Control the amount of water on your brush and paper as you create your painting. Explore wet-into-wet, dry brushing, color changes, values, glazing, lost and found edges and negative painting techniques while moving closer to achieving your personal artistic goals. No previous painting experience or drawing skills are necessary, the emphasis is to create an environment where students feel free to play and experiment with colors and methods to create luminous watercolors. To sign up please go to www.beautyonlocation.com or contact Eva: evanichols@me.com 530-414-1289.
Open Portrait Painting with Christopher Newhard
Date: Sunday January 28
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: 11:30am - 4:30pm Class Fee: $40/artist, 12 capacity Description: Join Christopher Newhard in this uninstructed long pose with the John singer Sargent Victorian themed model! There will be no instruction, just come to paint! To sign up and for questions, email Chris at christophernewhard@gmail.com.
"Watercolor Techniques for Everyone 4-week Course" w/Eva S. Nichols
Date: Tuesday January 30
Instructor: Eva S. Nichols
Email: evanichols@me.com
Time: 1pm - 5pm Class Fee: $129 per person. (Drop-In Fee $35 per time if space allows. ) Supplies Needed. Description: In this 4-week workshop we will go over the basics of watercolor painting, using both traditional as well as unconventional methods. Discover your own painting style while learning exciting and versatile possibilities of watercolor painting. Control the amount of water on your brush and paper as you create your painting. Explore wet-into-wet, dry brushing, color changes, values, glazing, lost and found edges and negative painting techniques while moving closer to achieving your personal artistic goals. No previous painting experience or drawing skills are necessary, the emphasis is to create an environment where students feel free to play and experiment with colors and methods to create luminous watercolors. To sign up please go to www.beautyonlocation.com or contact Eva: evanichols@me.com 530-414-1289.
Portrait Basics: A Traditional Approach with a Limited Palette
Date: Saturday February 03
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm Class Fee: $75 Description: Join accomplished portrait painter and instructor Christopher Newhard in this all day portrait workshop here at Nevada Fine Arts! This workshop features one 6 hour portrait pose from a female model, with a lunch included. The workshop is designed for artists that want to improve and attain a higher level of skill in working from life. Students will receive critiques and demonstrations as well as lots of one on one instruction and feedback. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to participate, from beginners to experienced painters wanting a tune-up. Fee includes model fee, instruction, and a picnic style lunch. Workshop is limited to 14 students with a maximum of 7 students per model. Materials list and workshop schedule will be made available upon registration and receipt of payment.To sign up, email Christopher at christophernewhard@gmail.com. Bio: Christopher Newhard is an accomplished portrait painter and instructor, having taught 16 years at the San Francisco Academy of Art University as well as leading many private workshops in Northern California. Christopher has developed a teaching approach that allows students to quickly learn to paint more accurately from life and achieve a better likeness of the model in both drawings and paintings.
Basic Drawing with Christopher Newhard
Date: Sunday February 04
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: 11am - 1:30pm Class Fee: $30, $50 for painting and drawing class Description: Join Christopher Newhard in this Basic Drawing class, where students will learn the basics of drawing while using still life as a vehicle. All major concepts of drawing 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 techniques, or get started on drawing with Chris! Materials list made available upon sign up. To sign up, please email Chris at christophernewhard@gmail.com. Bio: Christopher Newhard is an accomplished portrait painter and instructor, having taught 16 years at the San Francisco Academy of Art University as well as leading many private workshops in Northern California. Christopher has developed a teaching approach that allows students to quickly learn to paint and draw more accurately from life and achieve a better likeness of the model in both drawings and paintings.
Basic Painting with Christopher Newhard
Date: Sunday February 04
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: 2pm - 4:30pm Class Fee: $30, $50 for painting and drawing class Description: Join Christopher Newhard in this Basic Painting class, where students will learn the basics of painting while using still life as a vehicle. All major concepts of 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 painting techniques, or get started on painting for the first time with Chris! Oil or acrylic welcome, just no turpentine or harsh chemicals in the classroom. Materials list made available upon sign up. To sign up, please email Chris at christophernewhard@gmail.com. Bio: Christopher Newhard is an accomplished portrait painter and instructor, having taught 16 years at the San Francisco Academy of Art University as well as leading many private workshops in Northern California. Christopher has developed a teaching approach that allows students to quickly learn to paint more accurately from life and achieve a better likeness of the model in both drawings and paintings.
Winter Aspens in Oil with a Palette Knife
Date: Sunday February 11
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Time: 12pm -4pm 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, email Monika at monikapj@yahoo.com.
Watercolor Collage For Everyone With Eva S. Nichols
Date: Saturday February 17
Instructor: Eva S. Nichols
Email: evanichols@me.com
Time: 10am - 4pm Class Fee: $65, Supplies needed. Material list provided upon signup. Description: In this workshop we will go over the basic techniques for watercolor painting and collaging, including color theory, composition and design. You will have a chance to rework unsuccessful watercolor paintings, as well as to create new paintings incorporating collaging of papers, photos and any other objects you might want to experiment with. Dare to have fun in this class! Beginner to Intermediate Level. To sign up please go to www.beautyonlocation.com or contact Eva: evanichols@me.com 530-414-1289.
Basic Drawing with Christopher Newhard
Date: Sunday February 18
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: 11am - 1:30pm Class Fee: $30, $50 for drawing and painting class Description: Join Christopher Newhard in this Basic Drawing class, where students will learn the basics of drawing while using still life as a vehicle. All major concepts of drawing 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 techniques, or get started on drawing with Chris! Materials list made available upon sign up. To sign up, please email Chris at christophernewhard@gmail.com. Bio: Christopher Newhard is an accomplished portrait painter and instructor, having taught 16 years at the San Francisco Academy of Art University as well as leading many private workshops in Northern California. Christopher has developed a teaching approach that allows students to quickly learn to paint and draw more accurately from life and achieve a better likeness of the model in both drawings and paintings.
Basic Painting with Christopher Newhard
Date: Sunday February 18
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: 2pm - 4:30pm Class Fee: $30, $50 for drawing and painting class Description: Join Christopher Newhard in this Basic Painting class, where students will learn the basics of painting while using still life as a vehicle. All major concepts of 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 painting techniques, or get started on painting for the first time with Chris! Oil or acrylic welcome, just no turpentine or harsh chemicals in the classroom. Materials list made available upon sign up. To sign up, please email Chris at christophernewhard@gmail.com. Bio: Christopher Newhard is an accomplished portrait painter and instructor, having taught 16 years at the San Francisco Academy of Art University as well as leading many private workshops in Northern California. Christopher has developed a teaching approach that allows students to quickly learn to paint more accurately from life and achieve a better likeness of the model in both drawings and paintings.
Spring Flowers In Watercolor With Eva S. Nichols
Date: Saturday March 03
Instructor: Eva S. Nichols
Email: evanichols@me.com
Time: 10am - 4pm Class Fee: $65, Supplies needed. Material list provided upon signup. Description: Discover easy techniques to painting fresh, luminous Spring Flowers incorporating fun innovative texturing techniques. 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. All levels welcome! To sign up please go to www.beautyonlocation.com or contact Eva: evanichols@me.com 530-414-1289.
Ukrainian Easter Eggs
Date: Sunday March 04
Instructor: Natalie Sera
Email: natsera307@gmail.com
Time: 1pm - 5pm Class Fee: $30 Description: Students will make a Ukrainian-style Easter Egg using wax resist and dye techniques. Tools, eggs, and dyes are provided. You will need to bring your own tea-light or votive candle and a paper plate. To join Natalie in learning about this fun egg designing technique, please email natsera307@gmail.com.
Portrait Basics: A Traditional Approach with a Limited Palette
Date: Saturday March 10
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm Class Fee: $75 Description: Join accomplished portrait painter and instructor Christopher Newhard in this all day portrait workshop here at Nevada Fine Arts! This workshop features one 6 hour portrait pose from a female model, with a lunch included. The workshop is designed for artists that want to improve and attain a higher level of skill in working from life. Students will receive critiques and demonstrations as well as lots of one on one instruction and feedback. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to participate, from beginners to experienced painters wanting a tune-up. Fee includes model fee, instruction, and a picnic style lunch. Workshop is limited to 14 students with a maximum of 7 students per model. Materials list and workshop schedule will be made available upon registration and receipt of payment.To sign up, email Christopher at christophernewhard@gmail.com. Bio: Christopher Newhard is an accomplished portrait painter and instructor, having taught 16 years at the San Francisco Academy of Art University as well as leading many private workshops in Northern California. Christopher has developed a teaching approach that allows students to quickly learn to paint more accurately from life and achieve a better likeness of the model in both drawings and paintings.
Portrait Basics: A Traditional Approach with a Limited Palette
Date: Saturday April 14
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm Class Fee: $75 Description: Join accomplished portrait painter and instructor Christopher Newhard in this all day portrait workshop here at Nevada Fine Arts! This workshop features one 6 hour portrait pose from a female model, with a lunch included. The workshop is designed for artists that want to improve and attain a higher level of skill in working from life. Students will receive critiques and demonstrations as well as lots of one on one instruction and feedback. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to participate, from beginners to experienced painters wanting a tune-up. Fee includes model fee, instruction, and a picnic style lunch. Workshop is limited to 14 students with a maximum of 7 students per model. Materials list and workshop schedule will be made available upon registration and receipt of payment.To sign up, email Christopher at christophernewhard@gmail.com. Bio: Christopher Newhard is an accomplished portrait painter and instructor, having taught 16 years at the San Francisco Academy of Art University as well as leading many private workshops in Northern California. Christopher has developed a teaching approach that allows students to quickly learn to paint more accurately from life and achieve a better likeness of the model in both drawings and paintings.
Loose Figures & Animals In Watercolor With Eva S. Nichols
Date: Saturday April 21
Instructor: Eva S. Nichols
Email: evanichols@me.com
Time: 10am - 4pm Class Fee: $65, Supplies needed. Material list provided upon signup. Description: In this workshop we will concentrate on learning how to incorporate animals and figures in our paintings! We will be using both traditional as well as unconventional methods to create fun and loose interpretations of people and animals to liven up our paintings. 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 watercolors. All levels welcome! To sign up please go to www.beautyonlocation.com or contact Eva: evanichols@me.com 530-414-1289
Painting the Southwest in Watercolor with Eva S. Nichols
Date: Saturday May 05
Instructor: Eva S. Nichols
Email: evanichols@me.com
Time: 10am - 4pm Class Fee: $65, Supplies needed. Material list provided upon signup. Description: In this workshop we will concentrate on learning to paint various types Southwest landscapes, using both traditional as well as unconventional methods of applying watercolor. 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 Southwest landscapes in watercolors. Beginner to Intermediate Level. To sign up please go to www.beautyonlocation.com or contact Eva: evanichols@me.com 530-414-1289.
Portrait Basics: A Traditional Approach with a Limited Palette
Date: Saturday May 19
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm Class Fee: $75 Description: Join accomplished portrait painter and instructor Christopher Newhard in this all day portrait workshop here at Nevada Fine Arts! This workshop features one 6 hour portrait pose from a female model, with a lunch included. The workshop is designed for artists that want to improve and attain a higher level of skill in working from life. Students will receive critiques and demonstrations as well as lots of one on one instruction and feedback. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to participate, from beginners to experienced painters wanting a tune-up. Fee includes model fee, instruction, and a picnic style lunch. Workshop is limited to 14 students with a maximum of 7 students per model. Materials list and workshop schedule will be made available upon registration and receipt of payment.To sign up, email Christopher at christophernewhard@gmail.com. Bio: Christopher Newhard is an accomplished portrait painter and instructor, having taught 16 years at the San Francisco Academy of Art University as well as leading many private workshops in Northern California. Christopher has developed a teaching approach that allows students to quickly learn to paint more accurately from life and achieve a better likeness of the model in both drawings and paintings.
Portrait Basics: A Traditional Approach with a Limited Palette
Date: Saturday June 09
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm Class Fee: $75 Description: Join accomplished portrait painter and instructor Christopher Newhard in this all day portrait workshop here at Nevada Fine Arts! This workshop features one 6 hour portrait pose from a female model, with a lunch included. The workshop is designed for artists that want to improve and attain a higher level of skill in working from life. Students will receive critiques and demonstrations as well as lots of one on one instruction and feedback. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to participate, from beginners to experienced painters wanting a tune-up. Fee includes model fee, instruction, and a picnic style lunch. Workshop is limited to 14 students with a maximum of 7 students per model. Materials list and workshop schedule will be made available upon registration and receipt of payment.To sign up, email Christopher at christophernewhard@gmail.com. Bio: Christopher Newhard is an accomplished portrait painter and instructor, having taught 16 years at the San Francisco Academy of Art University as well as leading many private workshops in Northern California. Christopher has developed a teaching approach that allows students to quickly learn to paint more accurately from life and achieve a better likeness of the model in both drawings and paintings.