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
WATERCOLOR PAINTER'S GROUP
Date: Friday April 28 - Friday December 28
Instructor: No Instructor
Email: jeanbrdn@att.net
Date: Every Friday Facilitator: Jean Braden Email: jeanbrdn@att.net This is a group of watercolor painters who paint together and learn from each other. There is no formal instruction but a fun time is to be had! This meets from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Fee is $5.00 Just show up!
Open Portrait Painting Session with Chris Newhard - Themed
Date: Friday February 23
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: 12:30pm - 6:30pm Class Fee: $40 Description: Join Christopher Newhard in this uninstructed long pose with an Opera singer themed model! There will be no instruction, just come to paint or draw, whatever medium you like! SPACE IS LIMITED - email Chris to see if there are spots available. To sign up and for questions, email Chris at christophernewhard@gmail.com.
Basic Painting with Christopher Newhard
Date: Tuesday February 27 - Tuesday June 26
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 June 26
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.
Spring Flowers In Watercolor With Eva S. Nichols
Date: Saturday March 03
Instructor: Eva S. Nichols
Email: evanichols@me.com
Time: 10am - 4pm Class Fee: $65, Supplies needed. Material list provided upon signup. Description: Discover easy techniques to painting fresh, luminous Spring Flowers incorporating fun innovative texturing techniques. Work with glazing, wet-into-wet, dry brushing, negative painting, lost and found edges and other techniques unique to watercolor. Learn to use color theory, composition and design to make your florals shine. All levels welcome! To sign up please go to www.beautyonlocation.com or contact Eva: evanichols@me.com 530-414-1289.
Ukrainian Easter Eggs
Date: Sunday March 04
Instructor: Natalie Sera
Email: natsera307@gmail.com
Time: 1pm - 5pm Class Fee: $30 Description: Students will make a Ukrainian-style Easter Egg using wax resist and dye techniques. Tools, eggs, and dyes are provided. You will need to bring your own tea-light or votive candle and a paper plate. To join Natalie in learning about this fun egg designing technique, please email natsera307@gmail.com.
Portrait Basics: A Traditional Approach with a Limited Palette
Date: Saturday March 10
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 Boats in Oil with a Palette Knife
Date: Sunday March 11
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Time: 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $45 Description: Monika will teach you how to paint dinghies with bold texture and color. She will explain color mixing, determining values and how to apply paint with a palette knife. In this workshop you will learn how to paint the effect of light, shadow and reflections. We will focus on creating an interesting composition and oil painting fundamentals. All levels of painting experience including beginners are welcome. To sign up, please email Monika at monikapj@yahoo.com.
Altered Vintage Books with Vanessa
Date: Saturday March 17
Instructor: Vanessa Garcia
Email: sales@nvfinearts.com
Time: 11am - 1:30pm Class Fee: $35 Description: In this class, students will be altering vintage books with paint and a few other mediums to give new life to these beautiful old books. There is something very charming about the texture, color of their covers, the fragility of the pages and even the smell. There are so many possibilities to make them your own and create your new story. Join Vanessa in this mixed media adventure. Email sales@nvfinearts for a list of supplies. The vintage book will be provided by Vanessa.
Basic Drawing with Christopher Newhard
Date: Sunday March 18
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 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.
Basic Painting with Christopher Newhard
Date: Sunday March 18
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: 2pm - 4:30pm Class Fee: $30, $50 for drawing and painting class Description: Join Christopher Newhard in this Basic Painting class, 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. 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 more accurately from life and achieve a better likeness of the model in both drawings and paintings.
Spring Aspen Trees in Oil with a Palette Knife
Date: Sunday April 08
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Time: 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $45 Description: Monika will teach you how to paint colorful Aspen trees with bold texture. She will explain color mixing, determining values and how to apply paint with a palette knife. In this workshop you will learn how to paint the effect of light and shadow on aspen trees. We will focus on creating an interesting composition and oil painting fundamentals. All levels of painting experience including beginners are welcome. To sign up and get the supply list, email Monika at monikapj@yahoo.com.
Portrait Basics: A Traditional Approach with a Limited Palette
Date: Saturday April 14
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.
Loose Figures & Animals In Watercolor With Eva S. Nichols
Date: Saturday April 21
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 how to incorporate animals and figures in our paintings! We will be using both traditional as well as unconventional methods to create fun and loose interpretations of people and animals to liven up our paintings. 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 watercolors. All levels welcome! To sign up please go to www.beautyonlocation.com or contact Eva: evanichols@me.com 530-414-1289
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.
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.
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.