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
Beginning Printmaking
Date: Thursday April 19 - Thursday July 19
Instructor: Barbara Fenne
Email: bfenne@aol.com
Time: 2pm - 4pm Class Fee: $30 Description: We will begin with a short history of block printing and progress to basic block printing using a soft cut material and initially print with black ink on white paper and expand to color in on color paper in subsequent classes. The benefit of using block print is that you can reprint endless times using a wide variety of printing ideas to make unique, one of a kind, limited edition art prints. Start collecting your ideas of what you would like to use to block print in class by looking in magazines, take photos, etc. to find simple faces, objects, scenes, etc. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a friend to insure we have enough people to offer this class. Reserve your space by emailing: bfenne@ aol.com. This class meets on the third Thursday of the month. The $30 fee for each class includes all equipment and supplies and is payable before the beginning of class.
Beginning Calligraphy
Date: Thursday April 26 - Thursday July 26
Instructor: Barbara Fenne
Email: bfenne@aol.com
Time: 2pm - 4pm Class Fee: $30 Description: Barbara Fenne is a retired public school art teacher, who will demonstrate lettering techniques and encourage you through one-on-one instruction. This beginning Calligraphy Class will introduce you to a short history of calligraphy and practice basic styles of lettering. You will learn to use calligraphy grid paper and practice basic writing in one style with a pencil. Then, progress to instruction using pen and ink. Students are encouraged to practice at home. Subsequent, advanced classes will be offered if there is enough enrollment. Please sign up in advance to that I can adequately prepare materials. Reserve your space by emailing: bfenne@aol.com. Bring a friend and enjoy yourselves and your accomplishments. This class meets on the fourth Thursday of the month. The $30 fee for each class includes all supplies payable prior to the beginning of class. All skill levels welcome.
Basic Drawing & Painting with Christopher Newhard
Date: Tuesday May 08 - Tuesday December 25
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: Every Tuesday, 10:00am - 1:00pm Class Fee: $30 for Drawing Class, $50 for Drawing & Painting Class Description: Join Christopher Newhard in this Basic Drawing class, where students will learn the basics of drawing and painting while using still life as a vehicle. All major concepts of drawing and 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 drawing and painting techniques, or get started on drawing or painting with Chris! Materials list made available upon sign up. Class Limited to 12 students. To sign up, please email Chris at christophernewhard@gmail.com.
#RPR Rock Painting Event!
Date: Sunday June 24
Instructor: N/A
Email: naomi@nvfinearts.com
Time: 2pm - 4pm Class Fee: $5 Description: Join the Facebook community group Reno Painted Rocks in this fun rock painting hang out! Everyone gather your rocks and art supplies and come together to share your ideas, use different art supplies, and paint some beautiful rocks to hide in our community! This event is only $5, bring your own supplies and rocks, and come have a good time! Guests of the event also get 10% off any art supplies in the store for the day! To sign up, email naomi@nvfinearts.com and let her know you are coming!
Stamp Making + Bookbinding
Date: Saturday June 30
Instructor: Wander Journals
Email: wanderjournals@gmail.com
Time: 2:00-6:00 pm Class Fee: $35 Description: Join Oscar for a day of stamp making and bookbinding. In this class, you will get an introduction to stamp making followed by bookbinding. The stamp will be made by carving a rubber stamp, which will then be used as the cover of your own book. This class is inspired by our Wanderer’s Journals series, which can be seen on our Etsy page. The only thing needed for the class is a carving set, which can be purchased at Nevada Fine Arts with a discount after enrolling in the class. Any set will do, as long as you have multiple carving tools. Check out our Facebook event page for recommendations : https://www.facebook.com/events/185017825492690/ To sign up, use this link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/589766180/stamp-making-and-bookbinding?ref=shop_home_active_10
Painting Boats in Oil with Palette Knives
Date: Sunday July 08
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Time: 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $45 Description: Monika will teach you how to paint sailboats at dusk with bold texture. 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 reflections on water. We will focus on creating an interesting composition and several oil painting fundamentals. All levels of painting experience including beginners are welcome. Supplies not included. To sign up, email monikapj@yahoo.com.
The Wonders of Watercolor – The Incredible Iris
Date: Monday July 09
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 4pm - 5:30pm Class Fee: $20 Description: Amaze yourself as you paint a lovely and delicate Iris. 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. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net. To sign up and get the supply list, please email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com.
How To Paint Live Flowers In Sumi Style - Free Demo
Date: Saturday July 14
Instructor: Yuming Zhu
Email: naomi@nvfinearts.com
Time: 10am - 12pm Class Fee: Free Description: Yuming Zhu will demonstrate how to paint an arrangement of flowers by using Sumi techniques, perspectives, and esthetic values. In this free demo, participants will be introduced to the concept of how to rearrange and transform an Asian style of painting while using the Western viewing perspective. Sumi color (ink) creates various effects on different rice paper which will be shown. This is a good preparation for the next day of workshop at Nevada Fine Arts. Important information of materials used for Sumi painting will be introduced as well. To sign up, email naomi@nvfinearts.com.
How To Paint Live Flowers In Sumi Style - Free Demo
Date: Saturday July 14
Instructor: Yuming Zhu
Email: naomi@nvfinearts.com
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm Class Fee: Free Description: Yuming Zhu will demonstrate how to paint an arrangement of flowers by using Sumi techniques, perspectives, and esthetic values. In this free demo, participants will be introduced to the concept of how to rearrange and transform an Asian style of painting while using the Western viewing perspective. Sumi color (ink) creates various effects on different rice paper which will be shown. This is a good preparation for the next day of workshop at Nevada Fine Arts. Important information of materials used for Sumi painting will be introduced as well. To sign up, email naomi@nvfinearts.com.
“Painting Your Surrounding in Sumi Style” One-day Sumi Painting Workshop
Date: Sunday July 15
Instructor: Yuming Zhu
Email: naomi@nvfinearts.com
Time: 11:30am - 4:30pm Class Fee: $82 Description: All levels are welcome. This workshop will concentrate on learning how to observe your surroundings, and how to express your feelings in Sumi style. Students will paint landscapes (from photos you provide), daily items, vegetables, breads, flowers, and anything you like in your daily lives, in traditional and expressive Sumi style. Energetic strokes and unique expression composition will be emphasized. Paintings of early greens in Sumi style will be introduced. we will use Sumi ink to paint on Sprinkle Gold paper to interpret flowers in Sumi style. The fusion of Western and Eastern techniques is encouraged. Since this is the Dog year, we will also work on painting a simplified style of cute dogs, and writing Chinese characters of Dog and Blessing. You are encouraged to bring photos of your favorite dogs to the workshop that we could work on. Please, for repeat students, bring your sketch books and we will transfer sketch to paintings. This workshop welcomes beginning and professional artists. We will work a lot on individual basis. Painters new to Sumi, and those experienced in East Asian watercolor painting will be introduced and encouraged to look at the "World" in a different artistic perspective. There will be demos, exercises, and one-on-one attention. Philosophy and brief history of Chinese and Asian art, and usage of Chops will be discussed in the workshop. Bring a bag lunch. To sign up and get the supply list, please email naomi@nvfinearts.com. About the Artist: Yuming Zhu is a very passionate and well-known artist int he Great Seattle area. Sumi/Chinese Watercolor, Oil, and Pastel are the mediums Yuming loved to express himself with. Yuming was interviewed by Art Business News Magazine - refer to article "Simply Sumi-E: Capturing Nature with Sumi-e Master Yuming Zhu." He participated in the "Five Thoughts of Asian Art" program that was offered through the Seattle Art Museum and KCTS Channel 9. In 2015, he was the artist for the Amazon Series "The Man In The High Castle." He continues teaching Sumi painting and calligraphy at Bellevue College, art centers at the Greater Seattle area and nationwide. He also shows his artwork in galleries. To view his work, visit www.yumingfineart.com.
The Wonders of Watercolor - Lively Landscapes
Date: Saturday July 21
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 10am - 3pm Class Fee: $45 Description: Paint an amazing high Sierra landscape, complete with water, rocks, trees and mountains. 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. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net. To sign up and get a supply list, please email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com.
FREE GOLDEN LECTURE 2018
Date: Saturday July 28
Instructor: Tesia Blackburn
Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com
Time: 10am - 12pm Class Fee: FREE Description: This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. 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. Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects. Get a grip on the many gels and mediums and how they can change texture, saturation and intensity of color, used for sculptural effects and more. Check out the amazing new grounds to prepare truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media. Discover how acrylics can simulate oil and watercolor, even gouache, yet are infinitely more versatile. Each lecture includes an array of examples of these materials put to use. Attendees leave the lecture enthusiastic to explore the extensive potential of acrylic painting! A free goodie bag of paint and a nice literature packet are included! To sign up, click here!
Luminous Image Transfer with Tesia Blackburn
Date: Saturday July 28
Instructor: Tesia Blackburn
Email: tesia.artist@gmail.com
Time: 1:30PM - 6PM Class Fee: $82 Description: In this workshop Tesia will show you how to get clear image transfers every time, in half the time it usually takes. Now you can use images in your acrylic paintings without the fuss. Transfer photos and even your own drawings. She will also cover techniques to embellish your transfers and work them into the painting. Tesia will show you how to get the best transfers every time! Golden paint, gels and mediums are provided. Purchase a kit at Nevada Fine Arts before class. Students should bring brushes, palette knives, scissors and the kit from Nevada Fine Arts. PLEASE NOTE: There are no refunds for class fees. Please see the Class Policies on my website. By registering you are agreeing to these policies. Please email Tesia at tesia.artist@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thank you! To sign up, click here!
Painting Tahoe Meadows in Oil with a Palette Knife
Date: Sunday August 12
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Time: 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $45 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.
The Wonders of Watercolor Weekend Workshop
Date: Saturday August 25 - Sunday August 26
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 10am - 1:30pm each day Class Fee: $95 each day Description: 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! The peony is a sample of the instructor’s work, you will learn similar techniques to apply in your own masterpiece. 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 and get the supply list, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com.
Painting Packer Lake in Oil with Palette Knives
Date: Sunday September 09
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Time: 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $45 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.
The Wonders of Watercolor – Watercolor Glazing Technique & More
Date: Saturday September 22
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 10am - 3pm Class Fee: $45 Description: Amaze yourself as you paint a variety of subject matter while playing with and learning various techniques. 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. To sign up and get the supply list, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com.
Painting the Owens River in Oil with Palette Knives
Date: Sunday October 14
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Time: 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $45 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.
The Wonders of Underwater Watercolor - Jellyfish
Date: Saturday October 20 - Sunday October 21
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 9am - 1pm Class Fee: $85 each day Description: Apply lifting and glazing techniques in this fun and relaxing watercolor workshop. We will more than likely have time enough for other underwater subjects as well. Or above water….ocean waves and seafoam, etc. 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 and get the supply list, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com.
Painting the Tahoe Shoreline in Oil with Palette Knives
Date: Sunday November 11
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Time: 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $45 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 a Nocturne Marina in Oil with Palette Knives
Date: Sunday December 09
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Time: 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $45 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.