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Sketchbook and Art Journal Meet Up

Date/Time: Monday, December 11, 4pm - 6pm 


2nd Monday of each month at Nevada Fine Arts, 4pm to 6pm in our classroom.  This is a free event. 

Come down and meet with other like-minded artists that use art journals and sketchbooks as creative tools to grow as an artist, express themselves creatively or just find enjoyment in sketching and journaling.  This meet up is for ALL levels - curious, have not started your art journal yet or well on your way filling your 20th

The Nevada Fine Arts Classroom has tables, chairs, sink, video projector and space to meet in.  NFA will provide some sample products to experiment with. 

Bring your sketchbooks, journals, tools and something to share.  This meet-up is the ideal place to be creative with others that are working in their art journals and sketchbooks. 

Life Drawing Class

Instructor: Paulette Gill 

Date/Time: Every Tuesday 10 AM - 1 PM 

Fee: $25

Drop ins welcome! (or feel free to email to register for class) 

Upcoming Class Schedule: 

Class: December 5th, 12th, 19th 

No class: December 26th

No class January 2nd

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posing. Students will experiment with a variety of materials and processes to create both accurate and creative representational works. 

Instructor Paulette Gills, artist, art therapist, focuses on the figure, the human condition and the interaction of the inner and outer environment. Her work is multimedia, going from one to another mixing them up as a subject dictate, exploring the human condition through watercolor, oil pastels, fabric, papier-mache and felt. 

The following are suggested basic supplies - all media are welcome, so please bring whatever supplies you need for whichever media you are using. Show a confirmation receipt at Nevada Fine Arts for a 10% discount. 

  • Drawing board - 20" x 26" or larger (lightweight Masonite works best) 
  • Newsprint pad - 18" x 24" - rough surface recommended 
  • Bull dog clamps or similar to atach pad to board
  • medium and support items: 
    • Vine charcoal, thin and fat pieces
    • choice of conte crayon, 6B graphite pencil or sticks, china marker, compressed charcoal, carbon pencils, or any suitable medium for drawing on newsprint
    • large kneaded eraser
    • pink pearl eraser
    • portable pencil sharpener or utility knife (best for soft/medium pencils) 
    • Clean small rags 
    • Sandpaper pad for sharpening drawing mediums
    • Stumps for blending (optional) 

Reno Portrait Society

Date/Time: Weekly on Wednesday at 10am - 12pm

Drop in Fee: $10

This is an ongoing studio class that meets every Wednesday. There is no formal instruction, but there is a live model every week. If you would like to attend or model for the group, contact Kay at This group meets from 10am - 12pm. A $10.00 drop-in fee is paid upon arrival to group leader.


Portrait Society

Open studio 

11 AM - 5 PM 

Every Thursday 

When: First Friday of the Month, from 4pm to 5:45pm - December 1st 

Fee: FREE!

Come and join us for the Business of Art Get-Together.  Many artists, amateur to profession, have a lot of questions about how the business of art works.  NFA figured that the best way to approach this, would be to get a bunch of serious artists in the room and let them interact, ask questions, and learn from each other.  Bring your questions and be ready to share your successes and failures at making art, selling art and being an artist. 

The event starts at 4pm with a short round of announcements - let us know what is going on out there.  Anyone who has an announcement or knows of information that could benefit the group can tell everyone.  At 4:15 we have a talk.

    December Watercolor 

    Instructor: Carolyn Runnels 

    Date/Time: Sunday, December 10th, 1:30 - 4:40

    Class Fee: $45

    ***Class is full - but if interested, can be put on waitlist - email for more information

    Reserve your spot by registration through a check, Venmo or Zelle or questions regarding class please email,

    Up-cycled Tins Using Mosaics


    Instructor: Daria Graham 

    Date/Time: February 25th, 1pm - 4pm 

    Class Fee: $50

    ***Optional Materials Fee: $10 includes a 5x3.5x2” tin with lid, and all supplies essential for project.

    Class Registration: All fees payable directly to Daria prior to start of class. By Venmo, PayPal. Questions? Contact Daria for speedy reply. (Daria Graham 775-848-3594

    Class Description: Turn a plain recycled tin into a work of art that is uniquely yours using a collection of decorative objects curated especially for this project or bring your own collection! Examples of what can be used include broken jewelry parts, pieces of lace, beads, flat back stones, metal or plastic charms, segments of chain, and yarn or cord. Adhere your objects securely using a variety of methods. Seal the completed designs for permanence and extra protection.

    Students Must Bring:

    · Recycled tin of their choice, preferably flat sided, with minimal dents or raised areas, 4x6” or smaller

    · Magnifier glasses or strong readers, or table top magnifier

    · Tweezers or forceps

    · Round Toothpicks or Fine tip bamboo skewers

    · Thin sewing needle and thread

    · Paper tape found in first aid section

    · Cotton swabs or cotton pads

    · Jewelry or rhinestone glue such as E6000, B6000 or 7000 that works with glass and metals

    · Small amount of rubbing alcohol

    · Hand held hairdryer

    · Optional: Colored markers, your personal stash of ornaments, beads, etc.

     Interested in teaching at Nevada Fine Arts?

    Email or visit us in-store for details!