Portrait Society - Meets Every Wednesday!

Date/Time: Weekly on Wednesday at 10am - 2pm

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 johnandkaygenasci@mac.com. This group meets from 10am - 2pm. A $10.00 drop-in fee is paid upon arrival to group leader.

How to Turn Your Art into a Business without Destroying Your Life

Date/Time: Saturday, May 14 from 1pm - 3pm

Class Fee: $25

Instructor: Tricia Leonard

Join me in exploring how to sell your art and still maintain your current lifestyle. You will receive a complimentary book, “The Artist’s Map to Success” as well as learn what led me to write the book and develop my online coaching program for artists. I will take you through the first lesson of my program and give you a way to handle the anxieties that come with the creative life. I will encourage you to share your artistic experiences and your hopes and dreams for the future. See you on Saturday, May 14th!

To sign up, call Nevada Fine Arts at 775-786-1128. All payments will go through instructor. For questions regarding the class, please email tricialeonardstudio@gmail.com.

The Artist's Map to Success — Triciastudio: Artwork of Tricia Poulos Leonard

Alcohol Inks on Tile and Yupo

Date/Time: Saturday, May 21 from 12pm - 4pm

Class Fee: $75, all materials are included

Instructor: Kirstin Inman

Relaxing, meditative, vibrant, colorful, fun....this is Alcohol Ink! Come learn the basics of alcohol inks and techniques. Alcohol Ink artist Kristin Inman will teach you how to use inks on Yupo Paper as well as tile. All the supplies you will need for this class will be provided. This class is for creatives of all levels and a whole lot of fun.  After practicing techniques on a sample tile and a sample of Yupo, you will be ready to create your very own pieces! The class fees include supplies for you to paint a 5”x7” framed Yupo painting AND a set of 4 tile coasters. Or a 5”7” framed Yupo painting AND a 4”x12” art tile w/ hanging hardware.  Please wear black cloths or cloths you don’t mind getting dirty because the inks will stain if spilt.  If you enjoy the class and want to explore more, Nevada Fine Arts will be offering a 10% discount on art supplies the day of the class.  This class is limited to 10 students, so please sign up now to reserve your spot. To sign up email: Gypsyrd3@aol.com

Painting a Tahoe Forest in Oil with a Palette Knife

Date/Time: Saturday, June 4th from 12:30pm - 4pm

Class Fee: $55

Instructor: Piper Monika Johnson

Piper 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. Piper will also demonstrate creating interesting compositions and several oil painting fundamentals. All levels of painting experience including beginners are welcome. Supplies are not included and supply list will be provided. To sign up, please email Piper at monikapj@yahoo.com

Alcohol Inks on Tile and Yupo

Date/Time: Saturday, June 11 from 12pm - 4pm

Class Fee: $75, all materials are included

Instructor: Kirstin Inman

Relaxing, meditative, vibrant, colorful, fun....this is Alcohol Ink! Come learn the basics of alcohol inks and techniques. Alcohol Ink artist Kristin Inman will teach you how to use inks on Yupo Paper as well as tile. All the supplies you will need for this class will be provided. This class is for creatives of all levels and a whole lot of fun.  After practicing techniques on a sample tile and a sample of Yupo, you will be ready to create your very own pieces! The class fees include supplies for you to paint a 5”x7” framed Yupo painting AND a set of 4 tile coasters. Or a 5”7” framed Yupo painting AND a 4”x12” art tile w/ hanging hardware.  Please wear black cloths or cloths you don’t mind getting dirty because the inks will stain if spilt.  If you enjoy the class and want to explore more, Nevada Fine Arts will be offering a 10% discount on art supplies the day of the class.  This class is limited to 10 students, so please sign up now to reserve your spot. To sign up email: Gypsyrd3@aol.com

Stamp Making: Floral Greeting Cards 

Date/Time: Sunday, July 3rd from 12 - 4

Class Fee: $35

Instructor: Frankie Colburn

Handmade cards are always great for birthdays, holidays, or when you’re just thinking of someone! Learn the basics of printmaking while making your very own greeting cards.

Supply list – Lino cutting tool set (Speedball or Jack Richeson have great beginner sets!), 4"x6" Speedball Speedy Cut Block (pink). All other supplies will be provided. 

 For questions or sign ups, please email Frankie at frankie@nvfinearts.com

Coptic Stitch Bookbinding

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 5 from 12pm - 4pm

Class Fee: $60

Instructor: Oscar Venegas

Class Limit: 10 Students

In this class we will be using the Coptic stitch to bind our own hand decorated journals. We will begin the class by designing our hard covers with material I will provide, but if you have anything fabric or paper you would like to use (just needs to be thick enough to glue without any leaking), then learning to bind your book. By the end of the class, you will have your very own 9.5" x 6.5' hardbound journal. All materials will be provided to borrow, but if you feel inspired to continue bookbinding, all of the materials can be purchased at Nevada Fine Arts. 

Materials needed: Any extra decorations

For questions or to sign up, email Oscar at oooscaroo23@gmail.com

Resin Class

Date/Time: Saturday, July 9  from 11am - 2pm

Class Fee: $110

Instructor: Kelly Burr

If you’ve wanted to learn how to do a resin pour, THIS is the class you want to take! Beginners ONLY class, you will go thru the safety aspects, the proper tools and supplies, get to see all the fun colors and additions to resin and then we will pour! You’ll make an 8”x8” flat panel piece, that after it’s cured, can be framed and hung! You will need to leave these overnight, and plan to pick up the following Monday between 10:30 and 11:30 am, as they will need the classroom for others. PayPal only Claymama@att.net

Intro to Stickers and Etching

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 12 from 12pm - 4pm

Class Fee: $50

Instructor: Oscar Venegas

Class Limit: 10 students

In this class we will be designing our very own water planters from recycled bottles! We will learn the basics of sticker making, design, and etching. You will learn multiple strategies to work with vinyl both as a stencil and as a tool for decorating. I will provide two clean bottles for each student, as well as the etching cream, vinyl, and additional decorating tools. Students will need to bring their own exacto knife, eye protection, and any additional decorations you may want for your bottle. I will also provide some aquatic plants for you to take home.

Materials needed: X-acto knife, eye protection, additional decorations

For questions or to sign up, email Oscar at oooscaroo23@gmail.com

Charcoal on Toned Paper **CANCELLED**

Date/Time: Friday, July 15 from 12pm - 3pm

Class Fee: $35

Instructor: Loryn Norman

Learn about drawing on toned paper with charcoal! Toned paper allows you to start with a neutral surface and broaden your value range with various charcoal and white charcoal.

Alcohol Inks on Tile and Yupo

Date/Time: Saturday, July 16th from 12pm - 4pm

Class Fee: $75, all materials are included

Instructor: Kirstin Inman

Relaxing, meditative, vibrant, colorful, fun....this is Alcohol Ink! Come learn the basics of alcohol inks and techniques. Alcohol Ink artist Kristin Inman will teach you how to use inks on Yupo Paper as well as tile. All the supplies you will need for this class will be provided. This class is for creatives of all levels and a whole lot of fun.  After practicing techniques on a sample tile and a sample of Yupo, you will be ready to create your very own pieces! The class fees include supplies for you to paint a 5”x7” framed Yupo painting AND a set of 4 tile coasters. Or a 5”7” framed Yupo painting AND a 4”x12” art tile w/ hanging hardware.  Please wear black cloths or cloths you don’t mind getting dirty because the inks will stain if spilt.  If you enjoy the class and want to explore more, Nevada Fine Arts will be offering a 10% discount on art supplies the day of the class.  This class is limited to 10 students, so please sign up now to reserve your spot. To sign up email: Gypsyrd3@aol.com

Class TBA 

Date/Time: Sunday, July 17

Class Fee: TBA

Instructor: Mark Hammon

Description TBA

FREE: Copic Marker Demonstration

Date/Time: Monday, July 18 from 1pm - 2pm

Class Fee: FREE

Instructor: Tyler Flores

Free demo! Come learn about Copic markers and how to use them. Bring any questions you may have about Copics, paper, and even alcohol based markers in general. Contact sales@nvfinearts.com or 775-786-1126 if you have questions.

Sculpey Clay Basics Class

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 19 from 11:30am - 2:30pm

Class Fee: $30

Instructor: Willow Hammon

In this class, you will learn basic techniques for working with polymer clay (specifically sculpey). During the class, you will be instructed on how to create a tine unicorn friend of you chosen colors. If unicorns aren’t your style, once the basic techniques have demonstrated you will be able to create your own tiny friend.

For questions or to sign up, email Willow at hammonwa@gmail.com

Portrait and Academic Drawing Class

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 20 from 2pm - 5pm

Class Fee: $30

Instructor: Alejandro Marin-Sarria

In this class I will teach you a few fundamentals about portrait drawing and anatomy:

  • Basic face anatomy and proportions.
  • General measurements of the face and how to place eyes, nose, and mouth to get a naccurate or close to likeness drawing.
  • Frequent mistakes and how to avoid them.
  • Using light and shadow to add depth to your drawing

For this class, I would suggest to have the following materials

  • 4B, 2B, 2H, 4H, 6B Pencils
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Drawing paper
  • Good vibes!

For questions or to sign up, email Alejandro at alejomarin11@gmail.com

FREE: Ink Wash Demo 

Date/Time: Thursday, July 21

Class Fee: FREE

Instructor: Sebastian Deck

Free demo! Learn how to jump start your creativity with this ink wash demo. The technique in this demonstration is an interpretive exercise used by many artists.

FREE: ArtResin Demonstration

Date/Time: Friday, July 22 from 12pm - 1pm

Class Fee: FREE

Instructor: Frankie Colburn

Free Demo! Come down to Nevada Fine Arts to learn about ArtResin with our associate Frankie! She will be doing a demo on pouring resin and answering any questions you may have about ArtResin.

For any questions, email Frankie at frankie@nvfinearts.com

BOOKMAKING: Using your own acrylic abstract art, cover to cover, & bound with a French link stitch over ribbon on the spine

Date/Time: Saturday, July 23 & Sunday, July 24 - 10:30am - 4pm

Class Fee: $145.00, payable via PayPal to artstudio4_2@icloud.com

Instructors: Penny Pemberton & Carol Neel

Create your unique and personal handmade 7 1/4” x  5 3/4” book from cover to cover using your own painted abstract acrylic creations for the cover  and decorative end  papers, and then  bind the book with a French Link stitch over ribbon on the spine. 10:30 to 4:00 with a half hour for lunch.
The workshop space is limited to 10 students. 
Some knowledge of bookmaking is helpful as the French Link stitch is an intermediate level stitch.
Questions? Please email us at artstudio4_2@icloud.com
 
Nevada Fine Arts has all of the supplies that you’ll need at a 10% discount for registered participants
Supply list available upon registration or available at Nevada Fine Arts

Urban Sketching 

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 27 from 11am - 2pm

Class Fee: $20

Instructor: Willow Hammon

In this class, we will be discussing the various tools and techniques used by urban sketchers from around the world. After our discussion, we will venture out of Nevada Fine Arts to an outside location in order to test our new urban sketching knowledge For questions or to sign up, email Willow at hammonwa@gmail.com

Daniel Smith Lecture

Date/Time: Saturday, July 30th from 10am - 12pm

Class Fee: FREE

Instructor: Scott Stevenson

Join us for a fun and interesting conversation with Scott Stevenson, Sales Representative and Brand Ambassador for DANIEL SMITH Manufacturing.  Have questions about Quinacridone pigments?  Wonder where the color Serpentine comes from? How does the color Moonglow gets its name or how does DANIEL SMITH test pigments for lightfastness? What’s granulation? This is a great opportunity to ask questions in a conversational and relaxed atmosphere.

The presentation will start off with the history of DANIEL SMITH Manufacturing and the many aspects of developing DANIEL SMITH products. You will see firsthand lab paint outs, minerals used to manufacture colors in the PrimaTek line and more.  The finale...the exciting opportunity to sample a selection of our colors and put paint to paper!!!

 

Urban Photography around MidTown

Date/Time: Sunday, July 31 from 11am - 2pm

Class Fee: $50

Instructor: Brandon Dimit

Learn to capture the urban landscape that is MidTown in this photography class! Recommended for intermediate to advanced. Students are to meet at Nevada Fine Arts in the classroom.

Please bring your DSLR camera and additional lenses (if you have them).

For questions or sign up, please email b.dimit@yahoo.com

Class TBA

Date/Time: Sunday, August 20 from 1pm - 4pm

Class Fee: TBA

Instructor: Daria Graham

Description TBA

 Interested in teaching at Nevada Fine Arts?

Email frankie@nvfinearts.com or visit us in-store for details!