Current Class Schedule

All Classes are held at Nevada Fine Arts. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS Please contact the class instructor directly for sign-up, payment, supply lists, and specific class questions. The instructor will contact you directly if there are changes to the schedule or in the event a class is cancelled due to minimum enrollments not being met. Nevada Fine Arts gives a 10% discount to students for supplies.

Nevada Fine Arts Meeting & Classroom Facilities.

Classroom facilities include the following amenities: three tub/faucet stainless sink, unisex wheelchair bathroom, cork-board and ledge for artwork display, work tables and chairs for 25 people, teaching mirror, and projection screen. Great parking (60 spaces) and a wide variety of dining choices are within walking distance. Room Rental Fees: 2 to 4 HR rental $5.00 per person, 5 to 8 HR rental $10.00 per person. Please call 775.786.1128 or CLICK HERE if you are interested in renting the facilities.

PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF RENO
Date: Wednesday February 04 - Wednesday December 25
Instructor: No Instructor
Email: johnandkaygenasci@mac.com
PSOR meets every Wednesday from 9:00am to 12:30pm at Nevada Fine Arts. There is painting from life models (no instruction). All artists are welcome. There is a $10.00 drop-in fee. For more information, email johnandkaygenasci@mac.com
Basic Drawing Class
Date: Tuesday January 01 - Friday May 31
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: EVERY Tuesday @ 10am - 1pm Class Fee: $30 Description: Join Christopher Newhard in this Basic Drawing class, where students will learn the basics of drawing while using still life as a vehicle. All major concepts of drawing will be explored here! There will be demonstrations, critiques, lots of one on one teaching and feedback. All skill levels are welcome! Come brush up on your drawing techniques, or get started on drawing with Chris! Materials list made available upon sign up. Class Limited to 12 students. To sign up, please email Chris at christophernewhard@gmail.com.
The Art of Self Promotion ~ Social Media and Beyond for Artists
Date: Sunday May 19
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Sunday, May 19th @ 2pm - 4:30pm Class Fee: $75 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" and it's held on Sunday, May 19, from 2pm - 4:30pm at Nevada Fine Arts in Midtown Reno. 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 pre-register email us at tfa.create@gmail.com
iPhone Video: How to Shoot like a Rockstar
Date: Thursday May 23
Instructor: Howard Coleman
Email: tahoevideo@gmail.com
Thursday, May 23rd @3:30pm - 6:30pm Class Fee: $35 Description: An iPhone makes it easy to utilize video for social media! You will benefit from this class if you are a blogger, entrepreneur, real estate agent, traveler, or wish to post family memories. Learn how to deal with lighting, audio, stabilizing your shot. Find out camera moves to avoid, as well as ones that add interest. A list of inexpensive camera accessories will be discussed. The class will include fun, hands-on experience to get you started right away. To sign up or ask questions, contact Howard Coleman at: tahoevideo@gmail.com
Intro to Resin
Date: Saturday May 25
Instructor: Kelly Burr
Email: claymama@att.net
Time: Saturday May 25th @ 11am - 2pm Class fee: $100. ALL class materials included. Instructor: Kelly Burr Description: For ages 14+. A fun intro to resin art with layered effects, we will get creative using wood, acrylic inks and paints, mica pigment powders, glow powder and resin. This class is suitable for all skill levels. Paintings will need to stay still for several hours, you can pick up the next day, after 1:00 pm, and it will be ready to hang proudly in your home. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me thru email - claymama@att.net or thru my FB art page - Mai Whey Art Studios.
Southwest Reflections
Date: Tuesday June 04
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Tuesday, June 4th @ 1:30pm - 5:30pm Class Fee: $65 Description: Embrace the colors of the Southwest in this enchanting watercolor class. The deep hues of rust and orange complemented by the rich blues from the sky and water will whisk you away and make you feel that your basking on the water a million miles away. 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
Watercolor Techniques
Date: Thursday June 06
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Thursday, June 6th @ 11am - 3pm Class Fee: $70 Description: In this workshop we will cover essential techniques and color theory along with design and composition concepts. Of all the classes I teach, this is the one every student says offers the most effective take-away’s, allowing them to create with more independence and less reliance on classes and teachers. 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
Northstar hillside in Oil with a palette knife
Date: Sunday June 09
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, June 9th 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $50 Description: Monika will teach you how to paint with bold texture and color. She will explain color mixing, determining values and how to apply oil paint with a palette knife. In this workshop you will learn how to paint the effect of light and shadow. We will focus on creating interesting compositions and several oil painting fundamentals. All levels of painting experience including beginners are welcome. Supplies are not included. To sign up, please email Monika at monikapj@yahoo.com.
Flowing Iris
Date: Tuesday June 11
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Tuesday, June 11th @ 2:30pm - 4:30pm Class Fee: $45 Description: Artist, Dana Childs guides you through the creation of a lovely flowing Iris. Along the way you will experience to fluid nature of watercolor and learn about some of the foundational techniques that help you feel successful with this elusive medium. Enjoy the wonders of watercolor as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka d’Lauren teaches you how to create impressionistic watercolor effects. Childs has been painting watercolors professionally for over two decades. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. All levels welcome, but this class is ideal for the beginner. To learn more about the supply list, the art and artist or to register visit www.dlauren.net
Intro to Resin
Date: Thursday June 13
Instructor: Kelly Burr
Email: claymama@att.net
Time: Thursday June 13th @ 11am - 2pm Class fee: $100. ALL class materials included. Instructor: Kelly Burr Description: For ages 14+. A fun intro to resin art with layered effects, we will get creative using wood, acrylic inks and paints, mica pigment powders, glow powder and resin. This class is suitable for all skill levels. Paintings will need to stay still for several hours, you can pick up the next day, after 1:00 pm, and it will be ready to hang proudly in your home. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me thru email - claymama@att.net or thru my FB art page - Mai Whey Art Studios.
Portrait Basics Workshop
Date: Saturday June 15
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Saturday, June 15th @ 9:30am - 5:30pm 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.
Tahoe View in Oil with a palette knife
Date: Sunday July 14
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, July 14th 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $50 Description: Monika will teach you how to paint with bold texture and color. She will explain color mixing, determining values and how to apply oil paint with a palette knife. In this workshop you will learn how to paint the effect of light and shadow. We will focus on creating interesting compositions and several oil painting fundamentals. All levels of painting experience including beginners are welcome. Supplies are not included. To sign up, please email Monika at monikapj@yahoo.com.
NV Envy Resin Class
Date: Saturday July 20
Instructor: Kelly Burr
Email: claymama@att.net
Time: Saturday, July 20th @ 11am - 2pm Class Fee: $100 Description: Every July, Reno celebrates art of all kinds...what better time to offer my NV envy resin class! You’ll have a great time painting your own wooden, NV shaped piece, with acrylic inks and paints, mica pigment powders, glow powder and resin. This class is suitable for all skill levels. Paintings will need to stay still for several hours, and will be ready to pick up the next day, after 1:00 pm, and to display proudly in your home. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me thru email or on my FB art page, Mai Whey Art Studios.
Dinghy and buoy in Oil with a palette knife
Date: Sunday August 18
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, August 11th 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $50 Description: Monika will teach you how to paint with bold texture and color. She will explain color mixing, determining values and how to apply oil paint with a palette knife. In this workshop you will learn how to paint the effect of light and shadow. We will focus on creating interesting compositions and several oil painting fundamentals. All levels of painting experience including beginners are welcome. Supplies are not included. To sign up, please email Monika at monikapj@yahoo.com.
Aspens and sage in Oil with a palette knife
Date: Sunday September 08
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: September 8th 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $50 Description: Monika will teach you how to paint with bold texture and color. She will explain color mixing, determining values and how to apply oil paint with a palette knife. In this workshop you will learn how to paint the effect of light and shadow. We will focus on creating interesting compositions and several oil painting fundamentals. All levels of painting experience including beginners are welcome. Supplies are not included. To sign up, please email Monika at monikapj@yahoo.com.
Autumn creek in Oil with a palette knife
Date: Sunday October 20
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, October 13th 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $50 Description: Monika will teach you how to paint with bold texture and color. She will explain color mixing, determining values and how to apply oil paint with a palette knife. In this workshop you will learn how to paint the effect of light and shadow. We will focus on creating interesting compositions and several oil painting fundamentals. All levels of painting experience including beginners are welcome. Supplies are not included. To sign up, please email Monika at monikapj@yahoo.com.
Autumn Aspens in Oil with a palette knife
Date: Sunday November 10
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date/Time: Sunday, November 10th 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $50 Description: Monika will teach you how to paint with bold texture and color. She will explain color mixing, determining values and how to apply oil paint with a palette knife. In this workshop you will learn how to paint the effect of light and shadow. We will focus on creating interesting compositions and several oil painting fundamentals. All levels of painting experience including beginners are welcome. Supplies are not included. To sign up, please email Monika at monikapj@yahoo.com.