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
Basic Drawing with Christopher Newhard
Date: Tuesday May 08 - Tuesday December 25
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: Every Tuesday, 10:00am - 1:00pm Class Fee: $30 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 brush up on your drawing techniques, or get started on drawing with Chris! Materials list made available upon sign up. Class Limited to 12 students. To sign up, please email Chris at christophernewhard@gmail.com.
Portrait Basics Workshop
Date: Saturday July 07 - Saturday December 08
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: 9:30 - 5:30pm Class Fee: $75 Description: Learn a traditional and practical drawing based approach to portraiture that uses a limited palette and step by step instruction to achieve better likenesses and builds skill to achieve more accuracy. Monthly all day portrait workshops with included lunch are offered at Nevada Fine Arts. Demonstrations will be given in oil painting, but watercolor, acrylic and pastel as well as drawing can all be accommodated with his basic approach. Limited class size (7 students) insures more one on one feedback as well as a better quality experience. See the calendar for exact dates. Contact artist/instructor Christopher Newhard at christophernewhard@gmail.com for more information or to sign up for the next workshop.
Fluid Painting on Coasters
Date: Friday September 28
Instructor: Jessica Cristando & Kay Roman
Email: dropletartistry@gmail.com
Time: 5:15-6:45pm Class Fee: $30 in advance online, $35 at the door. Description: Learn the art of Fluid Painting on coasters, no prior knowledge of art needed! You get to use them in your own home or you can give them as a gift. You get 6 coasters, acrylic paint, and a smock and gloves. After the coasters are dry, we will be spraying a coating of sealant to make sure your artwork on them lasts! During class you will be taught how to mix medium with acrylic paint, different techniques on how to throw your paint on the coasters, the basics of color, and most importantly how to have fun with it all! No two paintings will ever be alike. Also, the day of class you will receive a 10% discount off art supplies at Nevada Fine Arts.
Alcohol Inks on Tile and Yupo
Date: Saturday October 06
Instructor: Kristin Inman
Email: gypsyrd3@aol.com
Class Time: 10:00am-2:00pm Class Fee: $65 Description: 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 clothes or clothes 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 by emailing gypsyrd3@aol.com
Painting the Owens River in Oil with Palette Knives
Date: Sunday October 14
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Time: 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $50 Description: Monika 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. We will focus on creating interesting compositions and several oil painting fundamentals. All levels of painting experience including beginners are welcome. Supplies are not included. To sign up, please email Monika at monikapj@yahoo.com.
Alcohol Inks on Tile and Yupo
Date: Monday October 15
Instructor: Kristin Inman
Email: gypsyrd3@aol.com
Class Time: 10:30-2:30pm Class Fee: $65 Description: 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 clothes or clothes 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.
Sugar Skull Skool
Date: Saturday October 20
Instructor: Robin Ruybalid
Email: naomi@nvfinearts.com
Time: 2:00-5:00pm Class Fee: $25 Description: Learn a little about the history on traditional Day Of The Dead (Dias De Los Muertos) Sugar Skulls. Pre-made sugar skulls will be provided (yes, they’re really made from sugar) and you get to decorate with royal icing, sequins, jewels, paper flowers and foil. Instructor will provide decorating ideas and direction on the significance of how you decorate your skull. Sugar skulls are meant to be a temporary decoration, generally left out in the elements to melt away. If you wish to try to keep your sugar skull, a “finish” can be applied to prolong it’s life. This workshop is appropriate for all ages.
The Wonders of Underwater Watercolor - Jellyfish
Date: Saturday October 20 - Sunday October 21
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: Oct. 20th, 9-1pm & Oct. 21st, 11-3pm Class Fee: $85 Description: Apply lifting and glazing techniques in this fun and relaxing watercolor workshop. We will more than likely have time enough for other underwater subjects as well. Or above water….ocean waves and seafoam, etc. Enjoy the wonders of watercolor as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka D’Lauren teaches you how to create impressionistic watercolor effects. Childs has been painting watercolors professionally for over two decades. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net. To sign up and get the supply list, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com.
Alcohol Inks on Tile and Yupo
Date: Saturday October 27
Instructor: Kristin Inman
Email: gypsyrd3@aol.com
Class Time: 10:00am-2:00pm Class Fee: $65 Description: 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 clothes or clothes 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 by emailing gypsyrd3@aol.com
Emboldened Butterflies
Date: Thursday November 01
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 4:00-6:00pm Class Fee: $39 Supply Fee: $10 Description: Explore and create the brilliant colors and patterns that butterflies provide. Take flight you're your creativity as we employ a variety of media to embellish our delicate creature. Enjoy the wonders of watercolor as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka d’Lauren teaches you how to create impressionistic watercolor effects and so much more. Childs has been painting watercolors professionally for over two decades. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. All levels welcome. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net. For questions, to sign-up or to get supply list email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com.
Painting the Tahoe Shoreline in Oil with Palette Knives
Date: Sunday November 11
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Time: 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $50 Description: Monika 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. We will focus on creating interesting compositions and several oil painting fundamentals. All levels of painting experience including beginners are welcome. Supplies are not included. To sign up, please email Monika at monikapj@yahoo.com.
Painting a Nocturne Marina in Oil with Palette Knives
Date: Sunday December 09
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Time: 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $50 Description: Monika 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. We will focus on creating interesting compositions and several oil painting fundamentals. All levels of painting experience including beginners are welcome. Supplies are not included. To sign up, please email Monika at monikapj@yahoo.com.
Winter Icicles - Watercolor in Contrast
Date: Sunday January 13
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 2:30-4:30pm Class Fee: $35 Description: Create amazing darks and transluscent blues in this close-up of icicles hanging in a cave entrance. Learn a few new techniques in this beautiful and dynamic painting. All levels are welcome. Enjoy the wonders of watercolor as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka d’Lauren teaches you how to create impressionistic watercolor effects. Childs has been painting watercolors professionally for over two decades. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net. To get a supply list, sign up or ask questions email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
Explore the Acrylic Pour
Date: Tuesday January 22
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 3:00-4:45pm Class Fee: $22 Supply Fee: $22 Description: Enjoy the wonders of pouring as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka d’Lauren teaches you how to create modern-abstract fluid effects with acrylic pouring onto stretched canvas. “Anyone can do this!” says Childs, who has been painting professionally for over two decades and playing with Acrylic pouring is one of her new fascinations. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. All levels welcome. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net  To sign up, get a supply list or ask questions, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
The Wonders of Wet into Wet Watercolor
Date: Saturday January 26
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 10:30am-5:00pm Class Fee: $85 Description: Let the colors transcend, as well as suggest design direction in this ethereal approach to watercolor painting. Create a couple of intuitive, yet simple wet into wet background on paper. Feel the flow of the watercolors as artist, Dana Childs takes you on a painting journey. Once completely dry she will guide you through creating selective definition and talk you through how to decide which elements to leave elusive and undefined. Enjoy the wonders of watercolor as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka d’Lauren teaches you how to create impressionistic watercolor effects. Childs has been painting watercolors professionally for over two decades. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. All levels welcome, but this class is ideal for the beginner. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net. To get a supply list, sign-up or ask questions email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
Flowing Iris
Date: Sunday January 27
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 2:30-4:30pm Class Fee: $30 Description: Artist, Dana Childs guides you through the creation of a lovely flowing Iris. Along the way you will experience to fluid nature of watercolor and learn about some of the foundational techniques that help you feel successful with this elusive medium. Enjoy the wonders of watercolor as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka d’Lauren teaches you how to create impressionistic watercolor effects. Childs has been painting watercolors professionally for over two decades. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. All levels welcome, but this class is ideal for the beginner. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net. To sign up, get a supply list or ask questions, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
The Wonders of Watercolor - Abstract Painting
Date: Tuesday February 05
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 1:30-3:00pm Class Fee: $30 Description: Play with your paints in this fun and relaxing watercolor workshop. Enjoy the wonders of watercolor as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka d’Lauren teaches you how to create impressionistic watercolor effects. Childs has been painting watercolors professionally for over two decades. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net. To sign up, get a supply list or ask questions, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
The Wonders of Watercolor - Bookmarks
Date: Saturday February 09
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 4:30-6:30pm Class Fee: $25 (supplies included) Description: Play with your paints and make several watercolor bookmarks this fun and relaxing watercolor workshop. Enjoy the wonders of watercolor as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka d’Lauren teaches you how to create impressionistic watercolor effects. Childs has been painting watercolors professionally for over two decades. All ages welcome! In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net  To sign up or ask questions, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
Exploring Florals with Watercolor
Date: Saturday February 09 - Sunday February 10
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 11:00-3:00pm each day Class Fee: $115 Description: Explore and create the subtle and brilliant subject matter that flowers provide, keeping every artist on their toes. Enjoy the wonders of watercolor as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka d’Lauren teaches you how to create impressionistic watercolor effects and so much more. Childs has been painting watercolors professionally for over two decades. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. All levels welcome. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net. To get a supply list, sign up or ask questions email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
The Wonders of Watercolor - Lively Landscapes
Date: Tuesday February 12
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 1:30-5:30pm Class Fee: $60 Description: Playing in the water takes on a whole new meaning in this delightful landscape painting experience. Enjoy the wonders of watercolor as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka d’Lauren teaches you how to create impressionistic watercolor effects while painting water, trees and rock. Childs has been painting watercolors professionally for over two decades. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. All levels welcome. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net. To sign up or ask questions, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
Flowing Iris
Date: Thursday February 28
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 4:30-6:30pm Class Fee: $30 Description: Artist, Dana Childs guides you through the creation of a lovely flowing Iris. Along the way you will experience to fluid nature of watercolor and learn about some of the foundational techniques that help you feel successful with this elusive medium. Enjoy the wonders of watercolor as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka d’Lauren teaches you how to create impressionistic watercolor effects. Childs has been painting watercolors professionally for over two decades. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. All levels welcome, but this class is ideal for the beginner. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net. To sign up, get a supply list or ask questions, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
The Wonders of Wet into Wet Watercolor
Date: Tuesday March 19 - Friday March 22
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
This is a two day class on March 19th from 2:30-5:30pm & March 22nd from 4:45-6:00pm. Class Fee: $70 Description: Let the colors transcend, as well as suggest design direction in this ethereal approach to watercolor painting. Create a couple of intuitive, yet simple wet into wet background on paper. Feel the flow of the watercolors as artist, Dana Childs takes you on a painting journey. Once completely dry she will guide you through creating selective definition and talk you through how to decide which elements to leave elusive and undefined. Enjoy the wonders of watercolor as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka d’Lauren teaches you how to create impressionistic watercolor effects. Childs has been painting watercolors professionally for over two decades. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. All levels welcome, but this class is ideal for the beginner. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net. To get a supply list, sign-up or ask questions email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
Emboldened Butterflies
Date: Friday March 22
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 2:00-4:30pm Class Fee: $39 Supply Fee: $10 Description: Explore and create the brilliant colors and patterns that butterflies provide. Take flight you're your creativity as we employ a variety of media to embellish our delicate creature. Enjoy the wonders of watercolor as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka d’Lauren teaches you how to create impressionistic watercolor effects and so much more. Childs has been painting watercolors professionally for over two decades. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. All levels welcome. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net. For questions, to sign-up or to get supply list email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com.
Explore the Acrylic Pour
Date: Thursday March 28
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 4:15-6:00pm Class Fee: $22 Supply Fee: $22 Description: Enjoy the wonders of pouring as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka d’Lauren teaches you how to create modern-abstract fluid effects with acrylic pouring onto stretched canvas. “Anyone can do this!” says Childs, who has been painting professionally for over two decades and playing with Acrylic pouring is one of her new fascinations. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. All levels welcome. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net  To sign up, get a supply list or ask questions, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com
The Watercolor Wonders of the World "Globally Speaking"
Date: Tuesday April 16
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 3:30-5:30pm Class Fee: $32 (supplies included) Description: Let loose and fence it in all at the same time in the watercolor workshop where you will paint the globe in all its blue and green glory. Enjoy the wonders of watercolor as professional artist, Dana Childs, aka d’Lauren teaches you how to create impressionistic watercolor effects and so much more. Childs has been painting watercolors professionally for over two decades. In addition to this class, she will be offering an array of painting classes at Nevada Fine Arts, all with a focus on technique and expressiveness. All levels welcome. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net. Questions, to sign-up or to get supply list email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com