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.

Date: Wednesday February 04 - Wednesday December 25
Instructor: No Instructor
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
Quilters Without Boundries
Date: Monday January 16 - Monday December 18
Instructor: Paula Thompson
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
Date: Friday April 28 - Friday December 28
Instructor: No Instructor
Date: Every Friday Facilitator: Jean Braden Email: 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!
A Sketcher's Perspective on Perspective
Date: Saturday September 23
Instructor: Donna Koepp
Time: 10A - 2P Class Fee: $35 Description: Take the mystery out of perspective drawing and distill the technique to fit a sketchbook artist's tool kit. We'll cover Measuring with a Pencil, Proportions on the Page, Horizon Line, Eye Line, Vanishing Points, One Point Perspective, Two Point Perspective, (yes, there is) Three Point Perspective, Atmospheric Perspective, People Perspective and apply the techniques in your sketchbooks. For questions and to sign up, contact Donna at
Sugar Skull Skool
Date: Saturday September 30
Instructor: Robin Ruybalid
Time: 2P-5P Class Fee: $25 Description: Learn a little about the history on traditional Day Of The Dead (Dias De Los Muertos) Sugar Skulls. Pre-made sugar skulls will be provided (yes, they’re really made from sugar) and you get to decorate with royal icing, sequins, jewels, paper flowers and foil. Instructor will provide decorating ideas and direction on the significance of how you decorate your skull. Sugar skulls are meant to be a temporary decoration, generally left out in the elements to melt away. If you wish to try to keep your sugar skull, a “finish” can be applied to prolong it’s life. This workshop is appropriate for all ages. To sign up, click here!
Intermediate Level Oil Painting: Landscapes
Date: Sunday October 01
Instructor: Les Leggett
Time: 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $80 Description: Join local artist Les Leggett in this Intermediate Level Oil Painting Class! In this class, students will be painting a beautiful landscape of their choosing and learn new techniques from Les, with live demonstration during the class. Get one on one help and expand your knowledge of oil painting, learn about forced light and hues as well as experimenting with exaggerated light and color. More classes in the future based on demand. Bring a photo reference of a landscape you would like to paint. This class is limited to 10 spots. For information on supplies, call 775.786.1128. To sign up, here!
Pumpkin Painting & Decorating
Date: Tuesday October 03
Instructor: Taylor Griffin
Time: 10am - 12pm Class Fee: $5 Description: Head down for a pumpkin decorating class! Bring your own pumpkin, and we will provide the paint as well as some other supplies! Learn some techniques on different ways to paint and design your pumpkin. A fun activity for any artistic level. Feel free to bring anything youd like to add to your pumpkin, such as feathers, studs, glitter, etc. Lets get creative! To sign up, click here!
“Painting The Southwest Landscape in Watercolor” w/ Eva S. Nichols
Date: Saturday October 07
Instructor: Eva S. Nichols
“Painting The Southwest Landscape in Watercolor” w/ Eva S. Nichols Date/Time: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 10- 4 PM Instructor: Eva S. Nichols Class Fee: $55.00 Supplies Needed. Description: Find out how easy it is to create a Southwest inspired landscape with depth and atmosphere when you approach it on a step-by-step basis. In addition, make your artwork shine by gaining a better understanding of composition, value and design. No previous painting experience or drawing skills are necessary, just an open mind and a playful spirit! To sign up please go to or contact Eva: 530-414-1289
Painting Autumn Aspens with a Palette Knife
Date: Sunday October 08
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Time: 12:30p -4p 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, please email
All Mixed Up in Media: A Free Mixed Media Lecture Demo by Marabu National Artist Educator Celia Buchanan
Date: Friday October 13
Instructor: Celia Buchanan
Time: 2pm - 4pm Class Fee: FREE Description: Join Celia Buchanan and see how she will create vibrant unique finishes using high quality German made Marabu Art Spray, Art Crayon and Acryl Mousse. Spray effects combined with water media techniques used on a variety of surfaces including paper, canvas and Yupo. Pouring onto Glass and Stone with vivid, high quality German made Marabu Porcelain Paints and the new Glas & Porcelain Painters to produce vivid art using both traditional and nontraditional surfaces. The demo will encompass pouring methods of painting on glass and gesso panels, as well as working with stone and other surfaces. To sign up, click here!
Mixed Media Strathmore Workshop
Date: Saturday October 14
Instructor: Kari Fotef
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm Class Fee: $25 Description: In this workshop, students will get an opportunity to try out different Strathmore Artist Papers, complete a page in your Strathmore Artist Paper Mixed Media Journal, use Gelli Plates to create 2 greeting cards on Strathmore Printmaking & Mixed Media Greeting Cards, as well as use Watercolor Postcards and ATCs, use Acrylic Mediums, Acrylic Fluids, Stencils and found objects. Cost includes a mixed media journal (retail value $20.99) and a goodie bag of art supplies. To sign up, click here!
Make Art Your Business
Date: Sunday October 15
Instructor: Carol Foldvary-Anderson
Time: 1pm - 4pm Class Fee: $45, 10% of the proceeds to benefit Sierra Arts, Reno Description: Take Your Art to the next level and make it a business. Create the intent! Learn the rules. Know your options. Gain the knowledge to make wise choices. No time is better then now in history has being an Artist and Creative easier to pursue. Learn about preparing a cohesive body of work, funding your projects though grants, offering different price points on selling your art and designs, and other areas of interest to Artists. This 3 hour workshop is facilitated by Award Winning Artist/Designer Carol Foldvary-Anderson. Check out her primary website: to know more about this versatile creative individual who loves to share the journey of being an artist. “Creating an Arts Business is also about creating a life.” Space is limited to 10 participants. Be prepared to bring anything you feel you wish to share and discuss in a group environment relating to your art and business. To sign up, contact
Pumpkin Painting & Decorating
Date: Friday October 20
Instructor: Taylor Griffin
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Fee: $5 Description: Head down for a pumpkin decorating class! Bring your own pumpkin, and we will provide the paint as well as some other supplies! Learn some techniques on different ways to paint and design your pumpkin. A fun activity for any artistic level. Feel free to bring anything you would like to add to your pumpkin - feathers, studs, glitter, etc. Lets get creative! To sign up, click here!
Oil Painting Basics
Date: Saturday October 21
Instructor: Teri Sweeney
Time: 10AM - 5PM Class Fee: $95, (includes materials) Description: Learn the basics of oil painting including information on materials and then how to use them. Students will have a short lecture on how to select oil supplies and then work on an oil painting to take home. This class is structured for the beginner, but is open to all levels of oil painters. To sign up, email Teri at