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
Quilters Without Boundries
Date: Monday January 16 - Monday December 18
Instructor: Paula Thompson
Email: ladybugsred@yahoo.com
Quilters without Boundries was started by 4 friends who wanted to explore the making of art quilts with non-traditional products and techniques. The group has grown to many more members, still with the aim of expanding our creativity outside of the traditional quilt block. This Group meets the second Monday of every month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Fee $5.00
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!
Portrait Basics: A Traditional Approach with a Limited Palette
Date: Saturday December 02
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: 9am - 6pm Class Fee: $50 per student 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, 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, a picnic style lunch and a prepared, toned canvas board. 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 Winter Aspens in Oil with a Palette Knife
Date: Sunday December 03
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Time: 12:00pm - 4pm Class Fee: $45 Email: monikapj@yahoo.com Description: Monika will teach you how to paint Aspen trees and the interesting effects you can create using oil paint with a palette knife. You will learn how to mix colors and to capture the light and contrast of the bark on the Aspen trees. Monika will go over several painting principles such as color theory and composition. All levels including beginners are welcome. To sign-up and get the supply list, please email monikapj@yahoo.com.
"Watercolor Techniques for Everyone 4-week Course" w/Eva S. Nichols
Date: Tuesday January 09
Instructor: Eva S. Nichols
Email: evanichols@me.com
Time: 1pm - 5pm Class Fee: $129 per person. (Drop-In Fee $35 per time if space allows. ) Supplies Needed. Description: In this 4-week workshop we will go over the basics of watercolor painting, using both traditional as well as unconventional methods. Discover your own painting style while learning exciting and versatile possibilities of watercolor painting. Control the amount of water on your brush and paper as you create your painting. Explore wet-into-wet, dry brushing, color changes, values, glazing, lost and found edges and negative painting techniques while moving closer to achieving your personal artistic goals. No previous painting experience or drawing skills are necessary, the emphasis is to create an environment where students feel free to play and experiment with colors and methods to create luminous watercolors. To sign up please go to www.beautyonlocation.com or contact Eva: evanichols@me.com 530-414-1289.
"Watercolor Techniques for Everyone 4-week Course" w/Eva S. Nichols
Date: Tuesday January 16
Instructor: Eva S. Nichols
Email: evanichols@me.com
Time: 1pm - 5pm Class Fee: $129 per person. (Drop-In Fee $35 per time if space allows. ) Supplies Needed. Description: In this 4-week workshop we will go over the basics of watercolor painting, using both traditional as well as unconventional methods. Discover your own painting style while learning exciting and versatile possibilities of watercolor painting. Control the amount of water on your brush and paper as you create your painting. Explore wet-into-wet, dry brushing, color changes, values, glazing, lost and found edges and negative painting techniques while moving closer to achieving your personal artistic goals. No previous painting experience or drawing skills are necessary, the emphasis is to create an environment where students feel free to play and experiment with colors and methods to create luminous watercolors. To sign up please go to www.beautyonlocation.com or contact Eva: evanichols@me.com 530-414-1289.
"Watercolor Techniques for Everyone 4-week Course" w/Eva S. Nichols
Date: Tuesday January 23
Instructor: Eva S. Nichols
Email: evanichols@me.com
Time: 1pm - 5pm Class Fee: $129 per person. (Drop-In Fee $35 per time if space allows. ) Supplies Needed. Description: In this 4-week workshop we will go over the basics of watercolor painting, using both traditional as well as unconventional methods. Discover your own painting style while learning exciting and versatile possibilities of watercolor painting. Control the amount of water on your brush and paper as you create your painting. Explore wet-into-wet, dry brushing, color changes, values, glazing, lost and found edges and negative painting techniques while moving closer to achieving your personal artistic goals. No previous painting experience or drawing skills are necessary, the emphasis is to create an environment where students feel free to play and experiment with colors and methods to create luminous watercolors. To sign up please go to www.beautyonlocation.com or contact Eva: evanichols@me.com 530-414-1289.
"Watercolor Techniques for Everyone 4-week Course" w/Eva S. Nichols
Date: Tuesday January 30
Instructor: Eva S. Nichols
Email: evanichols@me.com
Time: 1pm - 5pm Class Fee: $129 per person. (Drop-In Fee $35 per time if space allows. ) Supplies Needed. Description: In this 4-week workshop we will go over the basics of watercolor painting, using both traditional as well as unconventional methods. Discover your own painting style while learning exciting and versatile possibilities of watercolor painting. Control the amount of water on your brush and paper as you create your painting. Explore wet-into-wet, dry brushing, color changes, values, glazing, lost and found edges and negative painting techniques while moving closer to achieving your personal artistic goals. No previous painting experience or drawing skills are necessary, the emphasis is to create an environment where students feel free to play and experiment with colors and methods to create luminous watercolors. To sign up please go to www.beautyonlocation.com or contact Eva: evanichols@me.com 530-414-1289.