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 Class
Date: Tuesday January 01 - Tuesday December 31
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: EVERY Tuesday @ 10am - 1pm Class Fee: $30 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 brush up on your drawing techniques, or get started on drawing with Chris! Materials list made available upon sign up. Class Limited to 12 students. To sign up, please email Chris at christophernewhard@gmail.com.
Sometimes Life if Simply Black and White a blending of watercolors and pen and ink
Date: Tuesday March 26
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Tuesday, March 26th | 1:30pm - 3:30pm Class Fee: $45 Description: Mixed Media takes on new meaning in this high-contrast experimental class, where participants will create their own drawings on top of a watercolor base. Working in tones of black, white and gray, students can choose to create one of two works ~ abstract or guided demo. To get a supply list or ask questions, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
Explore the Acrylic Pour
Date: Thursday March 28
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 4:15-6:00pm Class Fee: $32 Supply Fee: approx $12 (this will go toward a kit available at NFA) 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 fascinations. 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, get a supply list or ask questions, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
“The Wonders of Watercolor ” Weekend Workshop
Date: Thursday April 04
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Thursday, April 4th | 11am - 3pm 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! 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, get a supply list or ask questions email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com Class Fee:$75
Flowing Iris
Date: Thursday April 11
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Thursday, April 11th @ 2:30pm - 4:30pm Class Fee: $45 Description: Artist, Dana Childs guides you through the creation of a lovely flowing Iris. Along the way you will experience to fluid nature of watercolor and learn about some of the foundational techniques that help you feel successful with this elusive medium. 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. All levels welcome, but this class is ideal for the beginner. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net To register, get a supply list or ask questions email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
iPhone Video: How to Shoot like a Rockstar
Date: Saturday April 13
Instructor: Howard Coleman
Email: tahoevideo@gmail.com
When: Saturday, April 13th @ 9:30am-5:30pm Class Fee: $70 Description: This class is for beginners with video- who would like to learn the skills to utilize this amazing camera. There are countless reasons to utilize video for social media: bloggers, entrepreneurs, travelers, posting family memories, etc. This first class will focus on shooting; later, there will be another for editing. You can now do it all from your smart phone and upload it instantly! Let’s get started! This is an all day class: Saturday, April 13th from 9:30am - 5:30pm. It is geared to Iphones and Ipads- however, if you are very knowledgeable on an Android device, and can function well on your phone, the video skills apply equally. FIrst part: Learn composition- how to frame people and objects for maximum interest, ways to stabilize your shots, how to deal with lighting situations, ways to effectively capture audio. Do’s and Don’ts of Camera Moves- pans, tilts, zooms, sliders. This will be a hands-on fun class with practice time. Handouts will be included. Second Part- on location shoot a Video Scavenger Hunt in Midtown demonstrating the techniques learned in class Come back and critique Class finishes with what’s next? How to tell a story/ what is ‘B’ roll, voice-overs, and what about editing in the next class? About the instructor: Howard Coleman, the owner of Distinctive Video Productions, has been shooting and editing professional wedding films and corporate video for 20 years. www.TahoeDistinctiveVideo.com . He also is a retired teacher- where, among other subjects, he taught video to middle and high school students, and had a weekly news show. Again, this class is for those new or with limited video skills. To sign up or ask questions, email Howard at: tahoevideo@gmail.com
Watercolor and Acrylic Guided Painting Completion Class
Date: Sunday April 14
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Sunday, April 14th @ 9:30am - 1pm Class Fee: $50 Description: How many of us got stumped but would really like to finish a painting or two (or ten!) Well, professional artist, Dana Childs guides you through the finishing touches on your paintings. Enjoy the wonders of watercolor and acrylic as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka d’Lauren teaches you how to put the final touches on your paintings that are just waiting to become masterpieces. Childs will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. All levels welcome, but this class is ideal for the beginner. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net. To sign up, get a supply list or ask questions, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
Whimsical Waterfall Watercolor Experience
Date: Sunday April 14
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Sunday, April 14th @ 1:30pm - 3:30pm Class Fee: $30 Description: Enjoy creating a loose and lovely rendition of a waterfall in this fast and furious approach to painting with watercolors. Designed for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. To register or get a supply list or ask questions email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
The Watercolor Wonders of the World
Date: Wednesday April 17
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 4pm-5:30pm Class Fee: $32 (supplies included) Description: Let loose and fence it in all at the same time in the watercolor workshop where you will paint the globe in all its blue and green glory. 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. Questions, to sign-up or to get supply list email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
Wonders of Watercolor Workshop The Positive effects of Negative Space
Date: Wednesday April 17
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Wednesday, April 17th @ 1pm - 3:50pm Class Fee: $45 Description: In reality, I would estimate that about seventy percent of all well composed art consists of the proper use of negative space in order to have your subject matter pop. It’s one of the many techniques that adds sophistication and that professional touch to paintings. In this workshop you will learn and have ample opportunity to practice this art altering technique. While this workshop addresses all levels, it’s ideal for intermediate and advanced watercolorists. To register or get a supply list or ask questions email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
Paint the Southwest with Watercolor
Date: Thursday April 18
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Thursday, April 18th @ 1:30pm - 4:30pm Class Fee: $55 Description: Capture the enchantment of the Southwest from dramatic skies to colors that are a feast for the eyes. Sample wine throughout the class and gourmet snacks throughout the lesson. 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 NFA, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. All levels welcome. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net To register or get a supply list or ask questions email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
Whimsical Waterfall Watercolor Experience
Date: Thursday April 25
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Thursday, April 25th @ 2:30pm - 4:30pm Class Fee: $30 Description: Enjoy creating a loose and lovely rendition of a waterfall in this fast and furious approach to painting with watercolors. Designed for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. 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 Questions, to sign-up or to get supply list email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
Intro to Resin
Date: Saturday April 27
Instructor: Kelly Burr
Email: claymama@att.net
Time: Saturday April 27th @ 11am - 2pm Class fee: $100. ALL class materials included. Instructor: Kelly Burr Description: For ages 14+. A fun intro to resin art with layered effects, we will get creative using wood, acrylic inks and paints, mica pigment powders, glow powder and resin. This class is suitable for all skill levels. Paintings will need to stay still for several hours, you can pick up the next day, after 1:00 pm, and it will be ready to hang proudly in your home. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me thru email - claymama@att.net or thru my FB art page - Mai Whey Art Studios.
There’s Nothing Dirty about this Pour
Date: Sunday May 05
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Sunday, May 5th @ 10am - 12:30pm Class Fee: $45 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 fascinations. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes here, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. All levels welcome. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net To ask questions, sign up or get a supply list just email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
“Wild” Flower Watercolor An abstract approach to florals
Date: Tuesday May 07
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Tuesday, May 7th @ 1:30pm - 5:30pm Class Fee: $65 Description: Use abstract approaches to recreate the brilliant subject matter that flowers provide, keeping every artist on their toes. 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 Questions, to sign-up or to get supply list email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
Mt. Rose Pines in Oil with a palette knife
Date: Sunday May 12
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, May 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.
“It’s Raining, It’s Pouring”
Date: Thursday May 16
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Thursday, May 16th @ 12pm - 3:30pm Class Fee: $55 Description: Complete Three Acrylic Pour Canvases in this Pouring Marathon. 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 fascinations. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes here, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. All levels welcome. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net To ask questions, sign up or get a supply list just email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
Intro to Resin
Date: Saturday May 25
Instructor: Kelly Burr
Email: claymama@att.net
Time: Saturday May 25th @ 11am - 2pm Class fee: $100. ALL class materials included. Instructor: Kelly Burr Description: For ages 14+. A fun intro to resin art with layered effects, we will get creative using wood, acrylic inks and paints, mica pigment powders, glow powder and resin. This class is suitable for all skill levels. Paintings will need to stay still for several hours, you can pick up the next day, after 1:00 pm, and it will be ready to hang proudly in your home. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me thru email - claymama@att.net or thru my FB art page - Mai Whey Art Studios.
Northstar hillside in Oil with a palette knife
Date: Sunday June 09
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, June 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.
Intro to Resin
Date: Thursday June 13
Instructor: Kelly Burr
Email: claymama@att.net
Time: Thursday June 13th @ 11am - 2pm Class fee: $100. ALL class materials included. Instructor: Kelly Burr Description: For ages 14+. A fun intro to resin art with layered effects, we will get creative using wood, acrylic inks and paints, mica pigment powders, glow powder and resin. This class is suitable for all skill levels. Paintings will need to stay still for several hours, you can pick up the next day, after 1:00 pm, and it will be ready to hang proudly in your home. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me thru email - claymama@att.net or thru my FB art page - Mai Whey Art Studios.
Tahoe View in Oil with a palette knife
Date: Sunday July 14
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, July 14th 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.
NV Envy Resin Class
Date: Saturday July 20
Instructor: Kelly Burr
Email: claymama@att.net
Time: Saturday, July 20th @ 11am - 2pm Class Fee: $100 Description: Every July, Reno celebrates art of all kinds...what better time to offer my NV envy resin class! You’ll have a great time painting your own wooden, NV shaped piece, with acrylic inks and paints, mica pigment powders, glow powder and resin. This class is suitable for all skill levels. Paintings will need to stay still for several hours, and will be ready to pick up the next day, after 1:00 pm, and to display proudly in your home. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me thru email or on my FB art page, Mai Whey Art Studios.
Dinghy and buoy in Oil with a palette knife
Date: Sunday August 11
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, August 11th 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.
Aspens and sage in Oil with a palette knife
Date: Sunday September 08
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: September 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.
Autumn creek in Oil with a palette knife
Date: Sunday October 13
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, October 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.
Autumn Aspens in Oil with a palette knife
Date: Sunday November 10
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, November 10th 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.