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 Painting with Christopher Newhard
Date: Tuesday February 27 - Tuesday April 24
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: 2pm - 4:30pm Class Fee: $30 for Painting Class, $50 for both Drawing and Painting Classes Description: Join Christopher Newhard in this Basic Painting class, held every Tuesday, 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. Class is limited to 12 students. To sign up, please email Chris at christophernewhard@gmail.com.
Basic Drawing with Christopher Newhard
Date: Tuesday February 27 - Tuesday April 24
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, held every Tuesday, 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.
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: $25 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 $25 fee for each class includes all supplies payable prior to the beginning of class. All skill levels welcome.
Build Your Own Journal!
Date: Saturday April 28
Instructor: Oscar Venegas
Email: wanderjournals@gmail.com
Time: 2pm - 6pm Class Fee: $40 Description: In this class, you will learn basic binding practices to create your own journal. All materials will be provided needed to fully customize your cover and bind your book. The final project will be an unlined, 6" x 9" Coptic Bound Journal. Seats are limited to six students and the class will last four hours to give you plenty of time to practice your new learned skill. You can bring any additional paper or fabric material you would like to use to create your book cover. If you are interested please email Oscar at WanderJournals@gmail.com. Samples of these books can be found at facebook.com/WriteAndWander
Lettering with Mike: Intro to Modern Calligraphy
Date: Sunday April 29
Instructor: Michael Moreno
Email: mikemodesigns@gmail.com
Time: 12pm - 2pm Class Fee: Adult GA: $35, Student GA: $30, Bringing a friend gives each person $5 off their entry. Description: In this 2-hour lettering workshop we will learn how to create letterforms and words using the brush pen. We will go over good warm up exercises and stroke techniques to achieve consistency in your lettering. To sign up, visit https://www.mikemodesigns.com/workshops Mikes Bio: Logo/Branding, Custom lettering, sharing what I know. These are some of the things that get me out of bed in the morning. The joy of helping bring real value to a businesses growth or an individuals lettering endeavours is one of the best feelings I could ever ask for. Ive been in graphics for 7 years and found a focus towards lettering in April 2017. The mission is to create something everyday, even if it sucks. Failure is just part of the process of moving forward towards greatness.
Lettering with Mike: Intro to Modern Calligraphy
Date: Sunday April 29
Instructor: Michael Moreno
Email: mikemodesigns@gmail.com
Time: 3pm - 5pm Class Fee: Adult GA: $35, Student GA: $30, Bringing a friend gives each person $5 off their entry. Description: In this 2-hour lettering workshop we will learn how to create letterforms and words using the brush pen. We will go over good warm up exercises and stroke techniques to achieve consistency in your lettering. To sign up, visit https://www.mikemodesigns.com/workshops Mikes Bio: Logo/Branding, Custom lettering, sharing what I know. These are some of the things that get me out of bed in the morning. The joy of helping bring real value to a businesses growth or an individuals lettering endeavours is one of the best feelings I could ever ask for. Ive been in graphics for 7 years and found a focus towards lettering in April 2017. The mission is to create something everyday, even if it sucks. Failure is just part of the process of moving forward towards greatness.
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.
Gel Plate Monoprinting Class
Date: Sunday May 06
Instructor: Lory Cole
Email: luvsweetvin@gmail.com
Time: 12pm - 3pm Class Fee: $40 Description: In this class, students will learn how to create beautiful prints with a gel plate. These prints can be used for art assemblage, bookmarks, collage, gift tags, framed decoration, handmade cards and books, jewelry, journal pages, wrapping paper, and more! Students will go home with approximately 20 prints and one Craft Tag with ribbon which they will have hand painted. The instructor will provide an old book to roll off excess paint from the brayer, one craft tag and ribbon, deli paper, a variety of mark making tools, and vintage book paper for each student. Stencils and rubber stamps will be available to borrow. There is a supply list, which students will receive upon registration. Please wear clothes for painting or an old apron, and don't forget your curiosity and desire to play and explore! To sign up and get the supply list, please email instructor Lory at luvsweetvin@gmail.com.
Painting Lake Tahoe Boulders in Oils with a Palette Knife
Date: Saturday May 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.
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.
Introduction To Alcohol Inks
Date: Thursday May 31
Instructor: Daylene Moss
Email: bridaymoss@att.net
Time: 9:30am - 12pm Class Fee: $60 (which includes all supplies and materials) Description: In this class, Daylene Moss will introduce alcohol inks in an intuitive and relaxing way. Students will learn some special techniques on how these highly fluid, transparent, dye-based medium inks can work together to create pictures that have the look of brilliant stained glass. We will be using YUPO paper as our base for a variety of different projects. Each student will take 3-5 projects home of various sizes. To sign up, email Daylene at bridaymoss@att.net.
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.
Painting Koi Fish in Oil with Palette Knives
Date: Sunday June 10
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 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.
How To Paint Live Flowers In Sumi Style - Free Demo
Date: Saturday July 14
Instructor: Yuming Zhu
Email: taylor@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 taylor@nvfinearts.com.
How To Paint Live Flowers In Sumi Style - Free Demo
Date: Saturday July 14
Instructor: Yuming Zhu
Email: taylor@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 taylor@nvfinearts.com.
“Painting Your Surrounding in Sumi Style” One-day Sumi Painting Workshop
Date: Sunday July 15
Instructor: Yuming Zhu
Email: taylor@nvfinearts.com
Time: 11:30am - 4:30pm Class Fee: $85 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 taylor@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.
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.
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.
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.
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.