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.

Reno Portrait Society
Date: Wednesday January 01 - Wednesday December 30
Instructor: Portrait Society of Reno
Email: johnandkaygenasci@mac.com
Portrait Society of Reno 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
Date: Tuesday January 07 - Tuesday December 22
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Date/Time: Every Tuesday from 10am - 12:30pm (offered on an ongoing monthly basis of 4 weekly classes at a time Class Fee: $120/student/month Description: All aspects of basic drawing will be covered, gesture, line, value, shading, perspective, foreshortening, etc. Class can accommodate all skill levels as instructor teaches to the individual student, limited to 8 students. Lots of one on one instruction and feedback, demonstrations and critiques. This class is for those who wish to improve their drawing skills that in turn will allow for better results in watercolor, painting and all other media. Contact artist/instructor Christopher Newhard at christophernewhard@gmail.com for more information or to sign up for the next workshop.
Acrylic Pour Pendant Making Class
Date: Friday February 28
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Friday, February 28th @ 2:30pm - 3:45pm Class Fee: $45 Description: Create modern-abstract fluid effects with acrylic pouring in three separate pendants, one silver chain included. “Anyone can do this!” says Childs. Note: pouring will need to be left for a week to cure and complete. Artist will contact you once they are ready to pick up. To register, go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/feb28-acrylic-pour-pendants. For questions, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
Home Means Nevada Watercolor Class
Date: Friday February 28
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Friday, February 28th @ 5pm - 6:45pm Class Fee: $45 Description: Paint a watercolor tribute to “Home Means Nevada” with professional artist and arts Instructor, Dana Childs of d’Lauren Fine Arts at the one and only Copper Cat Studio in Sparks. Childs has been teaching art professionally for over two decades. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of art classes at Copper Cat Studio, 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 go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/2-28-home-means-nevada
Capturing Calla Lillies Watercolor Class
Date: Sunday March 01
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Sunday, March 1st rom 11am - 2:30pm Class Fee: $65, class supply list available upon registration Description: Capture the elegance and wonder that the Calla Lilly embodies in this watercolor class. Learning to save your whites and master application of a variety of values that this lesson requires will translate into your other art work, regardless of the medium. Dana Childs seeks to inspire painters as well as inform and encourage them. She works to gently encourage them, while offering constructive suggestions based upon solid technique and artistic concepts. Childs loose and interpretive style is infectious and will spark the artist within you. She has developed a strong sense for reading her students after 20+ years of teaching watercolor painting and other forms of media. You can learn more and view her art at www.dlauren.net or email tfa.create@gmail.com for any questions. To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/mar-1-capturing-callas
Sketchbook Meetup
Date: Monday March 02
Instructor: N/A
Email: frankie@nvfinearts.com
Date/Time: Join us for some FREE coffee, WIFI, and bring your art supplies and draw with us! Keep an eye out for more monthly meet ups too. This is an open studio time for you to come and bring some of your own supplies and get some inspiration through the artistic energy traveling through our wonderful little store. ALL Skill Levels Welcome. Come sit with some local artists and feed off of each others artistic abilities! Have a fountain pen that you just cant seem to get started? We can help with that!! Want some advice on new ways to use charcoal, or a special pencil you just picked up? We can help with that!!Join us in an artistic setting, where you can find artists alike, coffee, wifi, tables and chairs for you to hang! **DONT FORGET, we have a lending library! Come and search through our free lending library section and pick up a great book, while you create some great art!
Painted Desert Scene
Date: Thursday March 05
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Painted Desert Scene Watercolor Class Thursday, March 5, 11:30am to 2:30pm $45 Nevada Fine Arts ~ Midtown, Reno Using the softer hues of the desert we will create a work of art that would inspire Zane Gray. 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 art and artist, visit https://www.dlauren.net/workshops-classes To ask questions email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/03-05-painted-desert-scene
All About GREEN
Date: Saturday March 07
Instructor: Kelly Burr
Email: claymama@att.net
Date/Time: Saturday, March 7th from 11am - 1:30pm Class Fee: $100 All materials included in class fee. PAYPAL only. Description: TBA Please email Claymama@att.net for questions or visit MaiWheyArtStudios.com
Composition Design and a Seascape in oil with a Palette Knife
Date: Sunday March 08
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, March 8th @ 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $50 Description: Monika will teach you how to paint with bold texture values. She will explain 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.
FREE DEMO Spectrum Noir Markers
Date: Thursday March 19
Instructor: Tyler Flores
Email: tyler@nvfinearts.com
Our New and Improved Spectrum Noirs have arrived! Join us in a FREE Demo with Tyler Flores, from 5-6pm. We will show you the new replaceable nibs, and refillable ink cartridges these wonderful Illustration markers are now equipped with!
Home Means Nevada Watercolor Class
Date: Sunday March 22
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Paint a watercolor tribute to “Home Means Nevada” with professional artist and arts Instructor, Dana Childs of d’Lauren Fine Arts at the one and only Copper Cat Studio in Sparks. Childs has been teaching art professionally for over two decades. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of art classes at Copper Cat Studio, 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 go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/2-28-home-means-nevada
Simply Sand Harbor Watercolor Class
Date: Saturday March 28
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Saturday, March 28th @ 3pm - 6:30pm Class Fee: $45 (supply list available upon sign up) Description: Experience Lake Tahoe in a whole new way in this fast and loose watercolor class. Wrap it up using an abstract pen and ink technique that will add the perfect final touches. Dana Childs seeks to inspire painters as well as inform and encourage them. She works to gently encourage them, while offering constructive suggestions based upon solid technique and artistic concepts. Childs loose and interpretive style is infectious and will spark the artist within you. She has developed a strong sense for reading her students after 20+ years of teaching watercolor painting and other forms of media. To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/mar28-simply-sand-harbor-watercolor-class
Inspirational Iris
Date: Sunday March 29
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Sunday, March 29th @ 2:30pm - 4:30pm Class Fee: $35 (supply list available upon registration)Description: Get ready to loosen up in this very fluid wet-into-wet watercolor class. This class is ideal for beginners and wonderful for parents who would love to do a project with their tween or teen kids. So much fun! Dana Childs seeks to inspire painters as well as inform and encourage them. She works to gently encourage them, while offering constructive suggestions based upon solid technique and artistic concepts. Childs loose and interpretive style is infectious and will spark the artist within you. She has developed a strong sense for reading her students after 20+ years of teaching watercolor painting and other forms of media. You can learn more and view her art at www.dlauren.net. To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/mar29-inspirational-iris
Watercolor Pen and Ink Class
Date: Saturday April 04
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Saturday, April 4th from 10am - 2pm Class Fee: $55, Supply list available upon registration, or email for any questions. Description: Enjoy blending media in this watercolor, pen and ink class where loose and lively meets defined design. Though we will be painting a specific composition, advanced and intermediate painters may choose to work on their own composition. All levels are welcome, the demonstration is designed for beginners-intermediate levels. Dana Childs seeks to inspire painters as well as inform and encourage them. She works to gently encourage them, while offering constructive suggestions based upon solid technique and artistic concepts. Childs loose and interpretive style is infectious and will spark the artist within you. She has developed a strong sense for reading her students after 20+ years of teaching watercolor painting and other forms of media. You can learn more and view her art at www.dlauren.net To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/apr4-watercolor-pen-and-ink-class
Acrylic Pendant Pour
Date: Saturday April 04
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Acrylic Pour Pendants Saturday, April 4, 3-4:30pm $45 Nevada Fine Arts - Midtown, Reno Create modern-abstract fluid effects with acrylic pouring in three separate pendants, one silver chain included. Note: pourings will need to be left overnight to cure, and be assembled, please plan to pick up artwork about one week after the class. 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. All levels welcome. To learn more about the art and artist, and supply list visit https://www.dlauren.net/workshops-classes To ask questions, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/apr4-acrylic-pour-pendant
Drawing Skills and a Still Life in Oil with a Palette Knife
Date: Saturday April 11
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Saturday, April 11th @ 12pm - 5pm Class Fee: $60 Description: Monika will teach you how to paint with bold texture values. She will explain 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 Workshop
Date: Saturday April 18
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Date/Time: Saturday, April 18th from 10am - 5pm Class Fee: $75
Wild & Wacky Waves Watercolor Class
Date: Thursday April 23
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Date/Time: Thursday, April 23rd @ 11am - 3pm Class Fee: $55 (Supply list available upon registration) Description: Learn the importance of saving whites in this whimsical and interpretive watercolor experience. Explore ways to bring definition into an undefined space through glazing. Dana Childs seeks to inspire painters as well as inform and encourage them. She works to gently encourage them, while offering constructive suggestions based upon solid technique and artistic concepts. Childs loose and interpretive style is infectious and will spark the artist within you. She has developed a strong sense for reading her students after 20+ years of teaching watercolor painting and other forms of media. You can learn more and view her art at www.dlauren.net. To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/apr23-wild-wacky-waves-watercolor-class
Cloud Reading Acrylic Pour Painting
Date: Saturday May 02
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
11-12:30pm $55 - supplies not included/ Kit available at front desk Acrylic Paint Pouring on Canvas Saturday, May 2 11am to 12:30pm 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. This class focuses on finding realism within the abstraction and morphing it in that direction. “Anyone can do this!” says Childs, who has been painting professionally for over two decades and playing with Acrylic pour painting is one of her new fascinations. Artwork needs to set overnight, please plan to return to pick it up asap. To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/may2-cloud-reading-abstract-to-realism-acrylic-playing
The Essentials - Techniques & Composition Watercolor Workshop
Date: Friday May 08
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
$75 10-4pm This class is designed for those of you who want to learn or “brush” up on your techniques and composition, and is appropriate for all levels of watercolor artists. Workshop topics include composition, design and balance basic watercolor techniques Register by going to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/apr23-wild-wacky-waves-watercolor-class
Kiss the Canvas Acrylic Pour Experience
Date: Friday May 08
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Friday, May 8, 5-6:30pm $50, supplies not included Here it is, folks, as promised a whole new technique! For this pour we will be working on an 8x10 or 12x12 canvas and using blow dryers and our own hot air to kiss the canvas. The elusive edges that this technique creates are stunning and oh so sophisticated. Note: pourings will need to be left overnight to cure, plan to pick up artwork asap. To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/may8-kiss-the-canvas-acrylic-pour
Painting Trees Watercolor Workshop
Date: Saturday May 09
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Sat May 9, 4:30-6:30pm $35 This class is designed for those of you who want to learn or “brush” up on your tree painting techniques, and is appropriate for all levels of watercolor artists. We will explore numerous ways to interpret and paint a variety of deciduous and evergreen trees, with color theory thrown in for good measure. To learn more about the artist, her art and the supply list go to https://www.dlauren.net/workshops-classes Register by going to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/painting-trees-watercolor-workshop
Fast & Furious Floral
Date: Thursday May 21
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Thursday, May 21, 2 to 4pm $45 plus supplies Paint a Fast and Furious Floral in this exciting and expressionistic watercolor class. Enjoy the wonders of watercolor as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka dLauren teaches you how to create impressionistic watercolor effects. Childs has been painting watercolors professionally for over two decades. To learn more about the art and artist, visit https://www.dlauren.net/workshops-classes To get a supply list or ask questions email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/may21-fast-and-furious-floral
Fantasy Waterfall
Date: Thursday June 04
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Thursday, June 4, 9:30am to 1pm $50 Nevada Fine Arts - Midtown, Reno Explore the magical world of color expression in this fun and whimsical watercolor class. Learning how to paint by avoiding spaces and enhancing their shapes with subtle hints of colors and shadows, a most valuable lesson in the world of watercolor. Dana Childs seeks to inspire painters as well as inform and encourage them. She works to gently encourage them, while offering constructive suggestions based upon solid technique and artistic concepts. Childs loose and interpretive style is infectious and will spark the artist within you. She has developed a strong sense for reading her students after 20+ years of teaching watercolor painting and other forms of media. You can learn more and view her art, and supply list at https://www.dlauren.net/workshops-classes To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/jun4-fantasy-waterfall
Soul Searching w/ Dana Childs
Date: Friday June 12
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Soul Searching The Art of Expressive Painting Watercolor and Mixed Media Class Friday, June 12, 10am to 4:30pm $98 Do you get the feeling that it’s time to invent your own creations and compositions? Or do you wish that your art could be more of a personal extension of yourself? Well, this is the class for you. It is designed to help you get in touch with your creative self and connect with subjects that inspire you. The creative impulse is an elusive thing and most of us feel that its so magical that it is just out of our reach. Dana will help you find ways to reach for it while still respecting your individual rhythm. You may or may not leave with a masterpiece…it’s about the journey more than the final product. Dana Childs seeks to inspire painters as well as inform and encourage them. She works to gently encourage them, while offering constructive suggestions based upon solid technique and artistic concepts. Childs loose and interpretive style is infectious and will spark the artist within you. She has developed a strong sense for reading her students after 20+ years of teaching watercolor painting and other forms of media. You can learn more and view her art and supply list at https://www.dlauren.net/workshops-classes To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/jun12-13-soul-searching-the-art-of-expressive-painting
Soul Searching w/ Dana Childs
Date: Saturday June 13
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Soul Searching The Art of Expressive Painting Watercolor and Mixed Media Class Saturday, June 13, 2-4:30pm $98 Do you get the feeling that it’s time to invent your own creations and compositions? Or do you wish that your art could be more of a personal extension of yourself? Well, this is the class for you. It is designed to help you get in touch with your creative self and connect with subjects that inspire you. The creative impulse is an elusive thing and most of us feel that it's so magical that it’s just out of our reach. Dana will help you find ways to reach for it while still respecting your individual rhythm. You may or may not leave with a masterpiece…it’s about the journey more than the final product. Dana Childs seeks to inspire painters as well as inform and encourage them. She works to gently encourage them, while offering constructive suggestions based upon solid technique and artistic concepts. Childs loose and interpretive style is infectious and will spark the artist within you. She has developed a strong sense for reading her students after 20+ years of teaching watercolor painting and other forms of media. You can learn more and view her art and supply list at https://www.dlauren.net/workshops-classes To register go to https://www.dlauren.net/product-page/jun12-13-soul-searching-the-art-of-expressive-painting