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
Beginning Calligraphy
Date: Thursday April 26 - Thursday July 26
Instructor: Barbara Fenne
Email: bfenne@aol.com
Time: 2pm - 4pm Class Fee: $30 Description: Barbara Fenne is a retired public school art teacher, who will demonstrate lettering techniques and encourage you through one-on-one instruction. This beginning Calligraphy Class will introduce you to a short history of calligraphy and practice basic styles of lettering. You will learn to use calligraphy grid paper and practice basic writing in one style with a pencil. Then, progress to instruction using pen and ink. Students are encouraged to practice at home. Subsequent, advanced classes will be offered if there is enough enrollment. Please sign up in advance to that I can adequately prepare materials. Reserve your space by emailing: bfenne@aol.com. Bring a friend and enjoy yourselves and your accomplishments. This class meets on the fourth Thursday of the month. The $30 fee for each class includes all supplies payable prior to the beginning of class. All skill levels welcome.
Basic Drawing & Painting 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 for Drawing Class, $50 for Drawing & Painting Class Description: Join Christopher Newhard in this Basic Drawing class, where students will learn the basics of drawing and painting while using still life as a vehicle. All major concepts of drawing and painting will be explored here! There will be demonstrations, critiques, lots of one on one teaching and feedback. All skill levels are welcome! Come learn brush up on your drawing and painting techniques, or get started on drawing or painting 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.
Artown Portrait Demonstration
Date: Friday July 20
Instructor: Christopher Newhard
Email: christophernewhard@gmail.com
Time: 12:30 - 3:30pm Class Fee: FREE Description: Artist/instructor Christopher Newhard will be doing a free live portrait demonstration at Nevada Fine Arts in conjunction with the activities and festivities of Art Town. Feel free to drop by and get information on classes, workshops and techniques used to paint better portraits as well as have a snack and watch the artist complete a portrait from a live model.
The Wonders of Watercolor - Lively Landscapes
Date: Saturday July 21
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 10am - 3pm Class Fee: $45 Description: Paint an amazing high Sierra landscape, complete with water, rocks, trees and mountains. 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. To learn more about the art and artist, visit www.dlauren.net. To sign up and get a supply list, please email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com.
FREE GOLDEN LECTURE 2018
Date: Saturday July 28
Instructor: Tesia Blackburn
Email: naomi@nvfinearts.com
Time: 10am - 12pm Class Fee: FREE Description: This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Gain information about mineral and modern pigments and how this relates to clean color mixing, glazing and the creation of fabulous new colors. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body, and the OPEN acrylics. Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects. Get a grip on the many gels and mediums and how they can change texture, saturation and intensity of color, used for sculptural effects and more. Check out the amazing new grounds to prepare truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media. Discover how acrylics can simulate oil and watercolor, even gouache, yet are infinitely more versatile. Each lecture includes an array of examples of these materials put to use. Attendees leave the lecture enthusiastic to explore the extensive potential of acrylic painting! A free goodie bag of paint and a nice literature packet are included! To sign up, click here!
Luminous Image Transfer with Tesia Blackburn
Date: Saturday July 28
Instructor: Tesia Blackburn
Email: tesia.artist@gmail.com
Time: 1:30PM - 6PM Class Fee: $82 Description: In this workshop Tesia will show you how to get clear image transfers every time, in half the time it usually takes. Now you can use images in your acrylic paintings without the fuss. Transfer photos and even your own drawings. She will also cover techniques to embellish your transfers and work them into the painting. Tesia will show you how to get the best transfers every time! Golden paint, gels and mediums are provided. Purchase a kit at Nevada Fine Arts before class. Students should bring brushes, palette knives, scissors and the kit from Nevada Fine Arts. PLEASE NOTE: There are no refunds for class fees. Please see the Class Policies on my website. By registering you are agreeing to these policies. Please email Tesia at tesia.artist@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thank you! To sign up, click here!
Abstract Painting
Date: Thursday August 09 - Friday August 10
Instructor: Frances Clark
Email: francheskaa312@gmail.com
Time: 10:00 - 4:00pm Class Fee: $145 Description: This is a two day class for abstract painting. Experience painting by seeing the unseeable. Learn techniques to create a presence to your painting. Please bring your own lunch! Frances Clark has a BA in Art from San Jose State University and has teaching credential from San Francisco State. She got her Masters of Fine Art from the Instituto de Allende, University of Guanajuato, Mexico. She retired with 28 teaching experiences in the public schools in California and Nevada. To sign up, email: francheskaa312@gmail.com. Supply list will be provided upon sign up. Check out her website at: francheskaapaints.com
Painting Tahoe Meadows in Oil with a Palette Knife
Date: Sunday August 12
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Time: 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $45 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.
The Wonders of Abstract in Watercolor
Date: Monday August 13
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm Class Fee: $24 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 and mention the class name please.
Abstract Painting
Date: Friday August 17 - Saturday August 18
Instructor: Frances Clark
Email: francheskaa312@gmail.com
Time: 10:00 - 4:00pm Class Fee: $145 Description: This is a two day class for abstract painting. Experience painting by seeing the unseeable. Learn techniques to create a presence to your painting. Please bring your own lunch! Frances Clark has a BA in Art from San Jose State University and has teaching credential from San Francisco State. She got her Masters of Fine Art from the Instituto de Allende, University of Guanajuato, Mexico. She retired with 28 teaching experiences in the public schools in California and Nevada. To sign up, email: francheskaa312@gmail.com. Supply list will be provided upon sign up. Check out her website at: francheskaapaints.com
The Wonders of Watercolor Weekend Workshop
Date: Saturday August 25 - Sunday August 26
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 10am - 1:30pm each day Class Fee: $95 each day Description: Learn just about every trick of the trade in this weekend watercolor workshop. If you ever felt like your paintings had a missing link, you’ll find it in this class. Childs will personally reach out to each student previous to the weekend to study your need areas and be prepared to help you pull it all together like magic! The peony is a sample of the instructor’s work, you will learn similar techniques to apply in your own masterpiece. 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 sign up and get the supply list, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.com.
Painting Packer Lake in Oil with Palette Knives
Date: Sunday September 09
Instructor: Monika Johnson
Email: monikapj@yahoo.com
Time: 12pm - 4pm Class Fee: $45 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.
The Wonders of Watercolor – Watercolor Glazing Technique & More
Date: Saturday September 22
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 10am - 3pm Class Fee: $45 Description: Amaze yourself as you paint a variety of subject matter while playing with and learning various techniques. 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 sign up and get the supply list, email Dana at tfa.create@gmail.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: $45 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.
The Wonders of Underwater Watercolor - Jellyfish
Date: Saturday October 20 - Sunday October 21
Instructor: Dana Childs
Email: tfa.create@gmail.com
Time: 9am - 1pm Class Fee: $85 each day 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.
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: $45 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: $45 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.