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
Photographer's Drop In Group
Date: Thursday January 10 - Thursday December 12
Instructor: N/A
Email: nfaphotographygroup@gmail.com
Date/Time: Every Second Thursday of the Month Class Fee: FREE Email: nfaphotographygroup@gmail.com Description: Join other local photographer's in this Photographer's Meet Up. Come together with other artists to talk about what you are working on, share your projects on our projector, bounce ideas off of each other, and more! Every second Thursday of the month.
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.
Grapes on the Manzanita pt.1
Date: Saturday July 20
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Saturday, July 20th @ 3pm - 6pm Class Fee: $85 Description: **Part 2 is on Sunday, July 21 @ 3pm – 4:45pm** Paint a detailed watercolor painting of Grapes on Manzanita (I was tired of boring vines ;) in this weekend workshop. 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. Homework is required Saturday night - class is best suited for intermediate to advanced watercolorists. To learn more about the supply list, the art and artist or to register: tfa.create@gmail.com
Grapes on the Manzanita pt.2
Date: Sunday July 21
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Saturday, July 20th @ 3pm - 6pm Class Fee: $85 Description: **Part 1 is on Saturday, July 20 @ 3pm = 6pm** Paint a detailed watercolor painting of Grapes on Manzanita (I was tired of boring vines ;) in this weekend workshop. 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. Homework is required Saturday night - class is best suited for intermediate to advanced watercolorists. To learn more about the supply list, the art and artist or to register: tfa.create@gmail.com
Encaustic Demo
Date: Sunday July 21
Instructor: Debbie Wolff
Email: frankie@nvfinearts.com
Date/Time: Sunday, July 21st @ 1pm - 2:30pm FREE TO ATTEND Description: Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used. Debbie will demonstrate some of the techniques used in this fascinating process. Sample boards will be exhibited. She has sold her work locally in Reno. A special discount will be given for starter encaustic kits and books. This demo will be from 1:00 to 2:30 PM. Fee is FREE! E-mail frankie@nvinearts.com to register.
POUR YOUR HEART OUT ♥️
Date: Monday July 22
Instructor: Francheskaa
Email: francheskaa312@gmail.com
Date/Time: Monday, July 22nd @ 10am - 4:30pm Class Fee: $65 Description: In the Pouring Class you will mix paint and pour on canvas, w/c paper, or Yupo paper;your choice of acrylic or water colors. Pouring is a process of pouring paint on a support various ways which will be experienced creatively. Depending on size you will pour 4-6 pieces. Email: francheskaa312@gmail.com to register for class and receive material list. Please see her paintings on her web site: francheskaapaints.com
Still Life
Date: Tuesday July 23
Instructor: Gilee Barton
Email: artbyfilee@aol.com
Date/Time: 9am - 5pm Class Fee: $75 Description: Gilee a Southern California Artist (relocated to Nevada) with a flair for creating precise Photo-Realistic Still Life Paintings, reminiscent of the old Masters since the 1960’s. Decades of total immersing herself in creating beautiful detailed images in oil. Reflecting the past to the present: from jewel encrusted goblets lit by flickering candles of yesteryear to the highly decorated kimonos of the Geisha, as well as the beautiful contemporary objects of today. She has since the 1980’s, shares the excitement of how to create through oil painting the different techniques. Working with artists desiring to express their own creativity. This is a tradition of man kind (since the cave man) of keeping and recording of the beauty and history, celebrating the love and beauty of the very soul of mankind. In this class you will be painting Wine and Grapes on an 11x14 in oils on panel. See Gilee’s website at www.gileesfineart.com to view other paintings. To contact her for sign up and other information including the supply list, email her at artbygilee@aol.com
Whimsical Waterfall
Date: Thursday July 25
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Thursday, July 25th @ 10am - 11:30am Class Fee: $30 + supplies Description: 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 learn more about the supply list, the art and artist or to register visit www.dlauren.net
Fast and Furious Floral
Date: Thursday July 25
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Thursday, July 25th @ 1:30pm - 4:30pm Class Fee: $45 + supplies Description: Description:Paint a Fast and Furious Floral in this exciting and expressionistic watercolor class. 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. To learn more about the supply list, the art and artist or to register visit www.dlauren.net
The Intuitive Painting of Abstracts
Date: Friday July 26
Instructor: Francheskaa
Email: francheskaa312@gmail.com
Date/Time: Friday, July 26th @ 10am - 5pm Class Fee: $70 Description: Follow your intuition and spirit of source to lead you in the process of abstract painting. No plans, no subjects, no ideas only painting beautiful movements of color, values of color, variety of shapes, textures, lines, create depth on your two dimensional painting, exploring your very own expression in your abstract painting. See Francheskaa’s paintings on her web site: Francheskaapaints.com
Rendering with Copics and Other Alcohol-based Markers
Date: Saturday July 27
Instructor: Tyler Flores
Email: tyler@nvfinearts.com
Date/Time: Saturday, July 27th @ 1pm - 3pm Class Fee: $30 Description: In the marker world there is one brand that stands above the rest. In this class you will learn how to use Copic markers along with other alcohol-based markers. Tyler will go over several techniques including blending, layering, and feathering through demonstration and instruction. All skill levels are welcome as the class will cover basic to intermediate techniques. Email Tyler at tyler@nvfinearts.com to sign up or for supply list information.
The Art of Self Promotion - Social Media and Beyond for Artists
Date: Saturday July 27
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/TIme: Saturday, July 27th @ 4:30pm - 6:45pm Class Fee: $70 Description: Description: d’Lauren Fine Arts owner and operator, Dana Childs is hosting a presentation on how to solve the multitude of problems most artists run into regarding marketing themselves. It's called "The Art of Self Promotion ~ Social Media and Beyond". Childs, professional artist and presenter, will cover how to use Facebook, Instagram and other social media, amongst other strategies to help local artists strengthen their presence in the market. To learn more about the supply list, the art and artist or to register visit www.dlauren.net. Sign up now, the last workshop sold out weeks in advance.
Printmaking Demo w/ Hayley Jane
Date: Sunday July 28
Instructor: Hayley Jane
Email: HayleyTeachersArt@gmail.com
Date/Time: Sunday, July 28th @ 3pm - 4:30pm FREE TO ATTEND Description: Learn the basics of Printmaking with Hayley Jane including: relief carving, collagraph prints, and solar printing. Take home a DIY patch and test out different techniques. This is a FREE demo! Stop by our classroom and bring your printmaking questions! Email HayleyTeachesArt@gmail.com if you have any questions.
Reflections in Watercolor
Date: Monday July 29
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Monday, July 29th @ 10am - 3pm Class Fee: $65 Description: Description:Paint Reflections in Watercolor in this skills specific class. While we will be aiming to complete a painting, the main focus will be to explore different ways to paint reflections in watercolor empowering, you the artist to propel forth into deeper water. 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 here, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. To learn more about the supply list, the art and artist or to register visit www.dlauren.net
Florals in Oil
Date: Tuesday July 30
Instructor: Rodney Sweet
Email: sweetrd9@gmail.com
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 30th @ 9am - 4:30pm Class Fee: $75 Description: In this class, Rodney will walk you through painting red and white poppies. Over 3 decades as a professional Artist and Teacher of Art who enjoys Sharing his talents in Oil and Acrylics with like Artist from beginner to advanced with subject matters from florals, Landscapes, Seascapes, Animals, birds, still life’s and more. Email Rodney at sweetrd@gmail.com for questions, supplies, and/or sign up.
Lovely Lake Tahoe
Date: Thursday August 01
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Thursday, August 1st @ 9am - 1pm Class Fee: $50 Description: Description:In love with the lake? Join me in recreating her beauty and dynamic colors as we explore the wonders of watercolor. 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 supply list, the art and artist or to register visit www.dlauren.net
POUR YOUR HEART OUT ♥️
Date: Friday August 02
Instructor: Francheskaa
Email: francheskaa312@gmail.com
Date/Time: Friday, August 2nd @ 10am - 4:30pm Class Fee: $65 Description: In the Pouring Class you will mix paint and pour on canvas, w/c paper, or Yupo paper;your choice of acrylic or water colors. Pouring is a process of pouring paint on a support various ways which will be experienced creatively. Depending on size you will pour 4-6 pieces. Email: francheskaa312@gmail.com to register for class and receive material list. Please see her paintings on her web site: francheskaapaints.com
Free Golden Lecture w/ Tesia Blackburn
Date: Saturday August 03
Instructor: Tesia Blackburn
Email: frankie@nvfinearts.com
Date/Time: Saturday, August 3rd @ 10am - 1:30pm Description:Get some very cool techniques for printmaking with Golden products. Join me for a demonstration of Printmaking techniques using GOLDEN Acrylics. No press? No problem! You don't need a press with these techniques. Get professional results with a minimum of fuss and no press is needed! Collagraphs, lino prints, monotypes - you can do it all. Golden OPEN stays wet for extended periods of time and is perfect for printmaking. Get new ideas and see all of the possibilities for small prints, greeting cards, journaling, fabric applications, as well as techniques for larger professional applications. Attendees will receive Information packets & free samples. A free goodie bag of paint and a nice literature packet are included! Sign up through this link: TBA
Florals in Oil
Date: Monday August 05
Instructor: Rodney Sweet
Email: sweetrd9@gmail.com
Date/Time: Monday, August 5th @ TIME TBA Class Fee: $50 Description: Over 3 decades as a professional Artist and Teacher of Art who enjoys Sharing his talents in Oil and Acrylics with like Artist from beginner to advanced with subject matters from florals, Landscapes, Seascapes, Animals, birds, still life’s and more. Email Rodney at sweetrd@gmail.com for questions, supplies, and/or sign up.
Florals in Oil
Date: Tuesday August 06
Instructor: Rodney Sweet
Email: sweetrd9@gmail.com
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 6th @ TIME TBA Class Fee: $50 Description: Over 3 decades as a professional Artist and Teacher of Art who enjoys Sharing his talents in Oil and Acrylics with like Artist from beginner to advanced with subject matters from florals, Landscapes, Seascapes, Animals, birds, still life’s and more. Email Rodney at sweetrd@gmail.com for questions, supplies, and/or sign up.
Playful Petunia
Date: Tuesday August 13
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 13th @ 2:30pm - 5:30pm Class Fee: $40 Description:Create a lovely salmon and pink painting of petunias. 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 here, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. To learn more about the supply list, the art and artist or to register visit www.dlauren.net
Reflections & Water Ripples in Watercolor
Date: Thursday August 15
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/TIme: Thursday, August 15th @ 11am - 3pm Class Fee: $65 Description: Referring to photos for inspiration and visual intel. 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 here, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. To learn more about the supply list, the art and artist or to register visit www.dlauren.net
Paint Cherry Blossoms
Date: Saturday August 17
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Saturday, August 17th @ 2pm - 4pm Class Fee: $25 Description: Description:Artist, Dana Childs guides you through the creation of a lovely cherry blossom branch. 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 here, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. All levels welcome, but this class is ideal for the beginner. To learn more about the supply list, the art and artist or to register visit www.dlauren.net
Dinghy and buoy in Oil with a palette knife
Date: Sunday August 18
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, August 18th 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.
Getting Wild with Water
Date: Tuesday August 20
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 20th @ 3pm - 5:45pm Class Fee: $55 Description: Over the course of 20 years this technique has evolved and morphed into one that truly creates visual entertainment. It’s a combination of wet-into-wet and forcing back runs and blooms at a level that few artists attempt. Join me and bring extra Antwerp Blue paint…you’re going to need it! 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 here, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. To learn more about the supply list, the art and artist or to register visit www.dlauren.net
Think Like an Artist
Date: Thursday August 22
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Thursday, August 22nd @ 9:30am - 4:30pm Class Fee: $85 Description: Learn to create your own compositions and think more like an artist, rather than a “reproducer” of fine art. So often when we attend a class we “copy” what the teacher is doing, but rarely are we taught how to take the leap into creating our own compositions and better still how to think like an artist. This is ideal for intermediate to advanced watercolor painters. 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 here, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. To learn more about the supply list, the art and artist or to register visit www.dlauren.net
The Intuitive Painting of Abstracts
Date: Saturday August 24
Instructor: Francheskaa
Email: francheskaa312@gmail.com
Date/Time: Saturday, August 24th @ 10am - 5pm Class Fee: $70 Description: Follow your intuition and spirit of source to lead you in the process of abstract painting. No plans, no subjects, no ideas only painting beautiful movements of color, values of color, variety of shapes, textures, lines, create depth on your two dimensional painting, exploring your very own expression in your abstract painting. See Francheskaa’s paintings on her web site: Francheskaapaints.com. Email francheskaa312@gmail.com to enroll and receive material list.
Florals in Oil
Date: Tuesday August 27
Instructor: Rodney Sweet
Email: sweetrd9@gmail.com
Date/Time: Monday, August 27th @ TIME TBA Class Fee: $50 Description: Over 3 decades as a professional Artist and Teacher of Art who enjoys Sharing his talents in Oil and Acrylics with like Artist from beginner to advanced with subject matters from florals, Landscapes, Seascapes, Animals, birds, still life’s and more. Email Rodney at sweetrd@gmail.com for questions, supplies, and/or sign up.
Portrait Basics Workshop
Date: Saturday August 31
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Date/Time: Saturday, August 31st @ 10am - 5pm Class Fee: $75 Description: Learn a traditional and practical drawing based approach to portraiture that uses a limited palette and step by step instruction to achieve better likenesses and builds skill to achieve more accuracy. Monthly all day portrait workshops with included lunch are offered at Nevada Fine Arts. Demonstrations will be given in oil painting, but watercolor, acrylic and pastel as well as drawing can all be accommodated with his basic approach. Limited class size (7 students) insures more one on one feedback as well as a better quality experience. Contact artist/instructor Christopher Newhard at christophernewhard@gmail.com for more information or to sign up for the next workshop.
POUR YOUR HEART OUT ♥️
Date: Saturday September 07
Instructor: Francheskaa
Email: francheskaa312@gmail.com
Date/Time: Satruday, September 7th @ 10am - 4:30pm Class Fee: $65 Description: In the Pouring Class you will mix paint and pour on canvas, w/c paper, or Yupo paper;your choice of acrylic or water colors. Pouring is a process of pouring paint on a support various ways which will be experienced creatively. Depending on size you will pour 4-6 pieces. Email: francheskaa312@gmail.com to register for class and receive material list. Please see her paintings on her web site: francheskaapaints.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.
Atelier Demo
Date: Saturday September 14
Instructor: Tricia Leonard
Email: triciastudio@att.net
Date/Time: Saturday, September 14th @ 1pm - 3pm This demonstration is FREE to attend. Tricia Leonard will be demonstrating the new Atelier Mediums with Atelier Acrylic Paints. She will show how to use them with the Atelier unlocking formula and with the paints themselves. Come and learn about these incredible paints that can be reopened to extend your working time! The demo is free and will be held from 1:00p to 3:00p on September 14th. Sign up in advance to reserve a seat @ triciastudio@att.net
The Intuitive Painting of Abstracts
Date: Saturday September 21
Instructor: Francheskaa
Email: francheskaa312@gmail.com
Date/Time: Saturday, September 21st @ 10am - 5pm Class Fee: $70 Description: Follow your intuition and spirit of source to lead you in the process of abstract painting. No plans, no subjects, no ideas only painting beautiful movements of color, values of color, variety of shapes, textures, lines, create depth on your two dimensional painting, exploring your very own expression in your abstract painting. See Francheskaa’s paintings on her web site: Francheskaapaints.com
Autumn creek in Oil with a palette knife
Date: Sunday October 20
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, October 20th 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.