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: hummingbirdx@sbcglobal.net
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 psor2016@gmail.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
Oil Painting for Beginners to Intermediate: Cherry Tree
Date: Sunday February 26
Instructor: Robin Reed Masek
Email: reedmasek@gmail.com
Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017 1-4pm Instructor: Robin Reed Masek Email: reedmasek@gmail.com Class Fee: $40 Students will learn basic oil painting brush work, the importance of composition, focal point using color and value contrast. We will learn about color mixing and theory. We will learn to transfer a drawing to canvas, drawing will be supplied. Please email Robin to sign up and for the supply list at reedmasek@gmail.com or text/call Robin at (321) 301-3026
Family Class: Stuffed Animal Painting
Date: Saturday March 04
Instructor: Taylor Griffin
Email: sadie@nvfinearts.com
Instructor: Taylor Griffin Time: 10am-12pm Fee: $15 per person (all materials included) Nevada Fine Arts is excited to host a family class! Children are invited to bring in their favorite stuffed animal and create an oil pastel and watercolor painting along with their family! This class is great for children ages 5-14. To sign-up, please email sadie@nvfinearts.com
Oil Painting for Beginners to Intermediate: Dog Portrait
Date: Sunday March 05
Instructor: Robin Reed Masek
Email: reedmasek@gmail.com
Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017 1-4pm Instructor: Robin Reed Masek Email: reedmasek@gmail.com Class Fee: $40 We will paint a portrait of your dog. Just email me a picture of the dog that you want to paint (reedmasek@gmail.com) and I will prepare an 11x14 drawing for you to transfer. Then I will coach you through the painting process. FUN!! Please email Robin to sign up and for the supply list at reedmasek@gmail.com or text/call Robin at (321) 301-3026
Paint Your Pet!
Date: Saturday March 11
Instructor: Rhonda DeGarmo
Email: rhondadegarmo@gmail.com
Acrylic Paint Your Pet Class Time: 10am-2pm Fee: $40 Rhonda began painting in 1990 and started painting residential and commercial murals in 1993. She continued her studies with European master artisans where she learned to paint faux finishes and wood-graining and marbling techniques. In 1998, Rhonda began work as a scenic artist in Los Angeles painting sets, scenery, and props for museums, casinos and movie studios. She has worked all over the United States, Brazil and Italy. Many of her murals around the city include animals. This "Paint Your Pet" class will be a fun way to learn how to paint with acrylic-- no matter your skill level is! Class attendees should bring a photo of their pet so that Rhonda can help you with your piece! To sign up email and get a supplies list, please email Rhonda DeGarmo at rhondadegarmo@gmail.com
Painting Rocks & Reflections in Watercolor
Date: Saturday March 18
Instructor: Eva S. Nichols
Email: evanichols@me.com
Painting Rocks & Reflections in Watercolor- 10-4 PM $55.00 Material List Supplied Upon Sign-up. In this workshop we will concentrate on learning to paint submerged rocks and reflections on water, using both traditional as well as unconventional methods. 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. Beginner to Intermediate Level. To sign up please contact the instructor Eva S. Nichols. Email: evanichols@me.com Phone: 530-414-1289
Pysanky (Decorated Eggs) Class
Date: Sunday March 19
Instructor: Natalie Sera
Email: natsera307@gmail.com
In this three class series, students will learn how to make traditional Ukrainian Pysanky, or eggs made with wax-resist dyeing techniques. In addition, we will explore more modern techniques and designs. Students will feel confident in their ability to design their own Pysanky and will receive the materials and tools they need to make it happen. Please contact Natalie Sera at natsera307@gmail.com to sign up for the class. The cost total for all for three 3-hour sessions is $90 and participants will receive a materials list after they register with Natalie.
Pysanky (Decorated Eggs) Class
Date: Sunday March 26
Instructor: Natalie Sera
Email: natsera307@gmail.com
In this three class series, students will learn how to make traditional Ukrainian Pysanky, or eggs made with wax-resist dyeing techniques. In addition, we will explore more modern techniques and designs. Students will feel confident in their ability to design their own Pysanky and will receive the materials and tools they need to make it happen. Please contact Natalie Sera at natsera307@gmail.com to sign up for the class. The cost total for all for three 3-hour sessions (2-5pm) is $90 and participants will receive a materials list after they register with Natalie.
Oil Painting for Beginners to Intermediate: Horse Portrait
Date: Friday March 31
Instructor: Robin Reed Masek
Email: reedmasek@gmail.com
Date: Friday, March 31, 2017 3-6pm Instructor: Robin Reed Masek Email: reedmasek@gmail.com Class Fee: $40 You can paint your favorite horse! Email a picture of your favorite horse to reedmasek@gmail.com and I will convert it to a drawing that you can transfer to canvas. Then paint along with me as I paint my horse!! Please email Robin to sign up and for the supply list at reedmasek@gmail.com or text/call Robin at (321) 301-3026
Better Than Photos - Travel Memories in Watercolor
Date: Saturday April 01
Instructor: Donna Koepp
Email: whitewolf.studio@yahoo.com
Better Than Photos - Travel Memories in Watercolor Instructor: Donna Koepp, whitewolf.studio@yahoo.com Time: 10am-2pm Fee: $35 Experience travel journaling in watercolor. We will start in the classroom warming up and getting tips for sketching out and about, spend time in the neighborhood (weather permitting) sketching interesting subjects then return to the classroom to share and wrap up. To sign-up and get a supplies list please email Donna at whitewolf.studio@yahoo.com.
Pysanky (Decorated Eggs) Class
Date: Sunday April 02
Instructor: Natalie Sera
Email: natsera307@gmail.com
In this three class series, students will learn how to make traditional Ukrainian Pysanky, or eggs made with wax-resist dyeing techniques. In addition, we will explore more modern techniques and designs. Students will feel confident in their ability to design their own Pysanky and will receive the materials and tools they need to make it happen. Please contact Natalie Sera at natsera307@gmail.com to sign up for the class. The cost total for all for three 3-hour sessions (2-5pm) is $90 and participants will receive a materials list after they register with Natalie.
Painting Faces in Watercolor & Mixed Media
Date: Saturday April 08
Instructor: Eva S. Nichols
Email: evanichols@me.com
Painting Faces in Watercolor & Mixed Media- 10-4 PM $55.00 Material List Supplied Upon Sign-up. In this workshop we will concentrate on learning the basic proportions and features of faces. This is not a portrait class. We will be using both traditional as well as unconventional methods and materials to create fun and loose interpretations of faces and feelings. 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 mixed-media watercolors. Beginner to Intermediate Level. To sign up please contact the instructor Eva S. Nichols. Email: evanichols@me.com Phone: 530-414-1289
Oil Painting for Beginners to Intermediate: Cubist Horse
Date: Sunday April 09
Instructor: Robin Reed Masek
Email: reedmasek@gmail.com
Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017 1-4pm Instructor: Robin Reed Masek Email: reedmasek@gmail.com Class Fee: $40 Paint a beautiful painting of a horse in the cubistic style of Franz Marc! Drawing will be provided to transfer. You will learn about mixing colors, compositional elements, brushwork, mediums to use, and create a truly unique piece of artwork to be proud of. Please email Robin to sign up and for the supply list at reedmasek@gmail.com or text/call Robin at (321) 301-3026
Upcycled Books
Date: Saturday April 22
Instructor: Bel Mills
Email: sadie@nvfinearts.com
Date: April 22, 2017 Time: 2:00pm- 5:30pm Instructor: Bel Mills Class Fee: $50 You have a wealth of book making materials passing through your home every day, often ending up in the trash or recycling. Let book artist Bel Mills show you how to turn cereal boxes, junk mail, and other forgotten household paper products into clever, useful books. Students will make two small books with stitched bindings, to include a mini notebook made from a cereal box and loose paper, and a book of pockets composed of junk mail reply envelopes. These books are not only fun to make, but easy to carry around and use for jotting notes, or stashing receipts, tickets, business cards or ephemera. A variety of basic book binding techniques will be covered, including decorative binding stitches. Both novice and intermediate book makers welcome. Interested in signing up? RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/rRRNXNP9m8FTm84z2
Daniel Smith Watercolor Presentation
Date: Saturday April 22
Instructor: Scott Stevenson
Email: sadie@nvfinearts.com
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10am-12:30pm Instructor: Scott Stevenson Class Fee: $5 Join us for an intimate conversation with Scott Stevenson – Sales Representative for DANIEL SMITH Manufacturing. Curious about Quinacridone pigments, wonder where in the world the color Serpentine comes from, how a color gets it’s name or how DANIEL SMITH test pigments for lightfastness? This is your chance to get “your” questions answered directly from Scott. 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....overview of the complete DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Products lineup and the very fun opportunity to put paint to paper!!! Bring your favorite no. 4 to 8 round watercolor brush to use. To sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/wXi14lDtWBa2TCxb2
Oil Painting for Beginners to Intermediate: Mustangs in Motion
Date: Sunday April 23
Instructor: Robin Reed Masek
Email: reedmasek@gmail.com
Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017 1-4pm Instructor: Robin Reed Masek Email: reedmasek@gmail.com Class Fee: $40 Students will learn basic oil painting techniques such as wet in wet, (alla prima), dry brush (scumbling), basic types of brushwork. Students will also learn about different uses for each type of brush, different mediums and color mixing. Students will also learn how to transfer a drawing, Drawing will be provided to transfer to 11x14 canvas. Please email Robin to sign up and for the supply list at reedmasek@gmail.com or text/call Robin at (321) 301-3026
Oil Painting for Beginners to Intermediate: Yellow Trees
Date: Sunday April 30
Instructor: Robin Reed Masek
Email: reedmasek@gmail.com
Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017 1-4pm Instructor: Robin Reed Masek Email: reedmasek@gmail.com Class Fee: $40 Students will learn basic oil painting techniques such as wet in wet, (alla prima), dry brush (scumbling), basic types of brushwork. Students will also learn about different uses for each type of brush, different mediums and color mixing. Students will learn how to transfer a drawing to canvas. A Drawing will be provided. Please email Robin to sign up and for the supply list at reedmasek@gmail.com or text/call Robin at (321) 301-3026
Painting Trees, Rocks and Meadows in Watercolor
Date: Saturday May 20
Instructor: Eva S. Nichols
Email: evanichols@me.com
Painting Trees, Rocks and Meadows in Watercolor- 10-4 PM $55.00 Material List Supplied Upon Sign-up. In this workshop we will concentrate on learning to paint various types of trees, rocks and meadows in a landscape scene, using both traditional as well as unconventional methods. 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 landscapes in watercolors. Beginner to Intermediate Level. To sign up please contact the instructor Eva S. Nichols. Email: evanichols@me.com Phone: 530-414-1289
Painting Tahoe in oil with a palette knife
Date: Sunday June 04
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Date: June 4, 2017 Time: 12-4pm Instructor: Monika Johnson Class Fee: $40 Monika will teach how to paint the gorgeous colors of the Tahoe water and boulders. She will go over color mixing, determining values and how to apply paint with a palette knife. You will learn how to paint the effect of light and shadow. We will spend time on creating an interesting composition and some oil painting fundamentals. To sign-up and get the supply list, please email monikapj@yahoo.com.
Painting Flowers in Watercolor
Date: Saturday June 10
Instructor: Eva S. Nichols
Email: evanichols@me.com
Painting Flowers in Watercolor- 10-4 PM $55.00 Material List Supplied Upon Sign-up. Discover easy techniques to painting fresh, luminous Spring or Summer flowers. 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. Beginner to Intermediate Level. To sign up please contact the instructor Eva S. Nichols. Email: evanichols@me.com Phone: 530-414-1289
Zentangle 101
Date: Saturday July 15
Instructor: Audrey Markowitz
Email: audreys.attic@yahoo.com
ZENTANGLE 101 Date: Saturday July 15 Instructor: Audrey Markowitz Email: audreys.attic@yahoo.com Zentangle is a captivating art form that is easy to learn and fascinating, fun and relaxing to do! With simple tools, you create beautiful images from repetitive patterns. These patterns are broken down into deliberate, easy strokes that build upon each other in appealing, mesmerizing and surprising way. The best part, it’s impossible to make mistakes! No artistic skills or experience required. You do not need to know how to draw -- really. So, give yourself the gift of Zentangle! in this class you will learn 7 tangles and experience the satisfaction of completing your own unique finished piece of art! Instruction fee $46 includes mini Zentangle Kit. Class is from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. E-mail Audrey to register.
Advanced Zentangle
Date: Saturday July 29
Instructor: Audrey Markowitz
Email: audreys.attic@yahoo.com
ADVANCED ZENTANGLE Date: Saturday July 29 Instructor: Audrey Markowitz Email: audreys.attic@yahoo.com Expanding on the basic concepts learned in the Zentangle 101 class, you will learn 6 more patterns. In addition, specific techniques for embellishing you tangles and taking them to the next level. Prerequisite: Zentangle 101 Instruction fee $40. Class is from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. E-mail Audrey to register.