Museum School Class Schedule

The E.L. Cord Museum School of the Nevada Museum of Art is accepting enrollment for the below classes. Classes are limited in size, therefore early registration is recommended. Scholarships are available for all ages. Please contact Claire Munoz at 775.398.7260.

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    BOOK ARTS: BATIK PAPERS

    Tuesdays, April 22 to May 20 / 6:00PM - 9:00PM

    Create beautiful art cards and small books using the Javanese painted tradition of batik. Using hot wax on paper, students will draw lines and shapes which will later be brightly painted with dyes. A monoline alphabet will be taught, and students will use it to personalize their unique projects.

    Instructor: Carol Pallesen
    Class Begins: Tuesday April 22, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $145 Museum members, $160 non-members

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    Required Supplies: 1st night: a long ruler, pencil, bone folder, and a notebook (if you wish to take notes); the 1st night we can discuss supplies needed for the other four classes
    2nd night: apron, line drawings for inspiration (I'll bring some that we can share)
    3rd night: brushes of various sizes
    4th night: brushes, 01 black pigma pen, metallic pens, and paper to write on
    5th night: xacto knife, cutting surface, scissors, pencil, and ruler
    If you have any questions about the supplies or need to borrow some, please call Carol at 329-6983.
    $28 included in registration is for Arches text wove paper, envelopes, inserts, book papers, glue, threads, yarns, dyes, wax and use of tjanting tools.

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    STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY: PORTRAITURE

    Wednesdays, April 23 to May 7 / 6:00PM - 9:00PM

    Explore portrait photography in a professional studio environment. Students will work with live models and will experiment with various qualities of light, including natural and artificial, framing and composition and variations in the photographic environment. Students will examine the work of photographers such as Arnold Newman, Karsh, Platon and others. NOTE: Classes are taught off site at Jeff Ross' Studio.

    Instructor: Jeff Ross
    Class Begins: Wednesday April 23, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / Intermediate Levels
    Cost: $111 Museum members, $123 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Digital slr with manual control for shutter speed and aperture, computer with image editing software, flash drive to transport images. Classes are held offsite at Jeff Ross' studio (address will be provided to registered students).

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    AIRBRUSH TECHNIQUES

    Thursdays, April 24 to May 29 / 5:30PM - 8:00PM

    Learn intensive airbrush techniques and create stylized or realistic artwork to enhance car exteriors, signs, and much more. Explore equipment, materials, paints, freehand application, color gradation, and rendering texture. A compressor, airbrushes, and paints will be supplied at no cost to students for use in the classroom. Enrollment is limited to eight students.

    Instructor: Armando Serrano
    Class Begins: Thursday April 24, 5:30PM - 8:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $120 Museum members, $135 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Required Supplies:
    * indicates a brand name. These brands are recommended.
    - 1/2" Masking Tape
    - Pad of sketch paper around 12" x 18"
    - 1 Black Sharpie marker
    - 1 #11 X-acto* knife and Replacement blades
    - Q-Tips*
    - Paper towels
    - Spray bottle
    - Letramax* 2200 illustration board cold press, 5 or 6 boards
    Suggested Supplies: The following items listed below are now optional for the students to have if they wish to practice outside the class which can be purchased at Nevada Fine Arts.
    - AIRBRUSH - it is very important not to skimp on the brush! Iwata* makes a great dual action entry level brush called the Eclipse. The De Vilbiss Dager is also a great entry level brush. I highly recommend them. I prefer the gravity feed for ease of cleaning. DO NOT BUY A SINGLE ACTION BRUSH!
    - Airbrush hose
    - Medea* Airbrush cleaner
    - Medea* Super Lube
    - 1 pack (12 sheets) of 9 x 12" matte Frisket* film
    - Golden* airbrush acrylics. We'll use all the transparent colors as well as black and white. They come in great sets, make sure it's transparent.
    Instructor Notes: Our class will supply the air compressor and is sponsored by Iwata Medea. We will have airbrushes for all the students to use as well as com art paints, Medea frisket, airbrush cleaners, and super lube.

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    Bookbinding: Compact Travel Journal

    Friday April 25, 2014 / 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Planning any trips this year? Create a handmade book that's the perfect size and structure to bring along. The compact travel journal includes hidden pockets and a personalized wraparound cover with Velcro closure.

    Instructor: Katherine Case
    Class Begins: Friday April 25, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $68 Museum members, $74 non-members

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    Required Supplies: pencil, metal ruler, scissors, bone folder, Xacto knife, bookbinding awl, a few medium binder clips, collage items for the bookcovers, lunch

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    PHOTOGRAPHY: SPEED LIGHTING

    Saturdays, April 26 to May 3 / 9:00AM - 1:00PM

    This photography class is for students who own, or are planning to own, a Speedlight for their cameras (The small flash that can be attached to the top of the camera). Students will learn how to create better light on and off the camera with this lighting accessory and go from flat ugly lighting, to creating light that can compete with expensive studio lighting. This class is perfect for those just learning about lighting, and professionals who are looking to add the power of Speedlights to their skill set.

    Instructor: MD Welch
    Class Begins: Saturday April 26, 9:00AM - 1:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $64 Museum members, $72 non-members

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    Required Supplies: A Speedlight is not required for the first week of class, but students will need to bring a Speedlight to class for the second week. Students will also need to bring their DSLR cameras, manuals, additional lenses, charged batteries for both Speedlights and cameras, as well as memory cards.

    Suggested Supplies: Students may also want to purchase a light stand(s), umbrella adaptors, and a umbrella for their Speedlights. However, students may want to hold off on purchasing gear until after the first week of classes’ gear overview, so they know what to buy and not to buy. These additional materials would be used during the second week of class, and are not necessary for the first week.

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    ART MASH: OPEN STUDIO SESSIONS

    Sunday April 27, 2014 / 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Draw, paint, play! Enjoy a three hour open studio session with a live model. These bi-monthly sessions allows artists of all levels working in any variety of wet or dry materials to enjoy the reference of a live model in an open studio format. Session will be coordinated by artist, designer and Museum School instructor, Dan Helzer. Participants can work at their own pace and a small class size will allow for mobility and individual input on model pose, attire, etc. Models will be clothed or costumed. Pre-registration is recommended to secure a spot in the class, though day-of registration can be taken at the front desk (space permitting).

    Instructor: Dan Helzer
    Class Begins: Sunday April 27, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $24 Museum members, $27 non-members

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    BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATIONS: SPRING FRUITS

    Wednesdays, April 30 to May 14 / 1:00PM - 5:00PM

    Using the luscious fruit of Springtime as subjects this class will explore the world of botanical illustration. Learn basic drawing, ink and watercolor techniques to capture the beauty of the season. This class welcomes beginners and students from previous botanical workshops.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Class Begins: Wednesday April 30, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $98 Museum members, $112 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Tablet of 140# Watercolor paper (Casson, Arches, or Strathmore)
    Small round 10 well pallet with plastic lid
    Sketch tablet or paper
    Basic watercolor set (Reeves or Richardson set of 12 is fine, or your own set)
    2 drawing or mechanical pencils, and a rubber eraser
    Fine point (005) black ink pen, MUST be waterproof
    Two plastic water containers
    Roll of paper towels

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    CLAY: EARTHWORKS (SOLD OUT)

    Wednesdays, April 30 to June 4 / 6:00PM - 9:00PM

    NOTE: This class has sold out. To be placed on the wait list, please e-mail claire.munoz@nevadaart.org

    Create decorative and functional pottery in this six-week class designed for the beginner as well as those who have taken intermediate pottery classes in the past. Students will learn how to work with clay in both hand building, and wheel-throwing techniques. Finishing methods such as decorating, stamping, painting, and staining will be introduced as well as the discussion and practice of firing and glazing of clay works. Stoneware clay will be used and cone 6 and cone 06 glazes will be available. All firings will be done by the museum in an electric kiln. Enrollment is limited to ten students. All materials are provided.

    Instructor: Karen Vetter
    Class Begins: Wednesday April 30, 6:00PM - 9:00PM (closed)
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $159 Museum members, $179 non-members

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    LIFE DRAWING: OPEN STUDIO

    Wednesdays, April 30 to May 21 / 6:00PM - 9:00PM

    Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn.

    Instructor: Jerry Stinson
    Class Begins: Wednesday April 30, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
    Ages: 18 and up / All levels
    Cost: $96 Museum members, $108 non-members

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    Required Supplies: The following are suggested basic supplies - all media are welcome, so please bring whatever supplies you need for whichever media you are using.
    - Drawing board – 20”x 26” or larger (light-weight masonite works best)
    - Newsprint pad – 18”x 24” – rough surface recommended
    - Bull dog clamps or similar to attach 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)


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    POCHIOR: HAND STENCILING WITH GOUACHE

    Saturdays, May 3 to May 10 / 9:00AM - 1:00PM

    Students will enjoy learning the history and context of pochoir which reached its heyday in 1920s France while exploring contemporary applications of this hand-stenciling technique. Pochoir is a simple and beautiful way to layer forms, create pattern and build a matte surface using stencils and water-soluble gouache. During this two-day workshop, the tradition of pochoir will be explored as a way to create unique yet reproducible images and to hand color prints and drawings with saturated, velvety, flat blocks of color. Students will experiment with ways to apply gouache to make both transparent and opaque effects, practice fading and blending, and stenciling onto alternative surfaces.

    Instructor: Elizabeth Ferrill
    Class Begins: Saturday May 3, 9:00AM - 1:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $84 Museum members, $93 non-members

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    Required Supplies: • Sack Lunch
    • Source Imagery (i.e. drawings, photographs, magazines, Sketchbook and/or photocopies)
    Optional (limited supplies available for shared use)
    • X-acto knife with #11 blade
    • Self-healing Cutting Mat
    • Scissors

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    PROCESSING AND PRINTING DIGITAL IMAGES

    Saturdays, May 3 to May 10 / 9:00AM - 12:00PM

    NOTE: This class meets at the Teaching Center at International Gaming Technology. Location and directions will be given to registered students.

    In this class a collection of images including portrait and landscape, will be studied to determine what adjustments and techniques can be applied. Generating mood, and feel depending on the intended use for the images, whether it is a commercial look, or a landscape image intended for print. Photoshop techniques for proofing images will be explored, and explained, to create desired sharpness, and brightness to generate a digital file suitable for print. Students should have a basic level understanding of Photoshop.

    Instructor: Freddy Oropeza
    Class Begins: Saturday May 3, 9:00AM - 12:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / Beginning to Intermediate Levels
    Cost: $81 Museum members, $89 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Students should have a basic understanding of how to use their DSLR camera and a basic understanding of Photoshop. Please bring a DSLR camera (fully charged), remote trigger or intervalometer, tripod and camera manual.

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    FUROSHIKI BAGS WITH HANDS-STAMPED FABRIC

    Sunday May 4, 2014 / 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Students will create simple stamps from foam sheet cutouts applied to wood blocks and stamp handmade designs onto fabric to create a custom made scarf that will be transformed into a lightweight tote/handbag using furoshiki folding methods and a sturdy shoulder strap.

    Instructor: Casey Sibley
    Class Begins: Sunday May 4, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $35 Museum members, $43 non-members

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    ART MASH: OPEN STUDIO SESSIONS

    Sunday May 4, 2014 / 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Draw, paint, play! Enjoy a three hour open studio session with a live model. These bi-monthly sessions allows artists of all levels working in any variety of wet or dry materials to enjoy the reference of a live model in an open studio format. Session will be coordinated by artist, designer and Museum School instructor, Dan Helzer. Participants can work at their own pace and a small class size will allow for mobility and individual input on model pose, attire, etc. Models will be nude on the 1st Sunday and clothed on the 3rd Sunday. Pre-registration is recommended to secure a spot in the class, though day-of registration can be taken at the front desk (space permitting).

    Instructor: Dan Helzer
    Class Begins: Sunday May 4, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 18 and up / All levels
    Cost: $24 Museum members, $27 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Please bring supplies of your choice for this open format class. Wet and dry materials are welcome.

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    ART HIGH: SKETCHING PORTRAITS

    Tuesdays, May 6 to May 27 / 3:30PM - 5:30PM

    Teens ages 13 - 18 will enjoy exploring portrait drawing through line, value, shading and composition. The first class will explore basic drawing techniques while working from a mannequin, the last three classes will include drawing sessions with a live clothed model.

    Instructor: Jerry Stinson
    Class Begins: Tuesday May 6, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
    Ages: 13 - 18 / All levels
    Cost: $74 Museum members, $82 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Student to supply a 18 x 24" newsprint drawing pad. A variety of drawing materials will be provided for use in class.

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    FIELD PAINTING IN WATERCOLOR (WASHOE VALLEY STATE PARK)

    Saturday May 10, 2014 / 9:00AM - 3:00PM

    Join Lady Jill Mueller for an exciting day of painting on location at Washoe Valley State Park. There will be a demonstrations and Lady Jill will provide assistance as needed while students capture the surrounding nature on paper. This class is for those who have some painting experience (i.e. have taken a painting class previously or are at least “hobby” artists).

    Instructor: Lady Jill Mueller
    Class Begins: Saturday May 10, 9:00AM - 3:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / some experience
    Cost: $48 Museum members, $54 non-members

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    Required Supplies: • Quarter sheet of Arches watercolor paper clipped to a lightweight board
    • Paints loaded in a small paint box. Make sure your pallet has plenty of mixing room.
    • Large wash brush, several rounds.
    • Sketch book and 2-B, 6-B pencils
    • An umbrella, easel and lightweight chair are very handy!
    • Sun screen and insect repellant are good also
    • Sack Lunch
    • Questions on materials: email Jill@ladyjill.com or 775-849-7769
    Directions to painting site: Drive south on old US 395 through Pleasant Valley. At the top of the hill turn left onto East Lake Blvd. Take an immediate right into the State Park towards Little Washoe Lake. Pass by the first paved parking lot and continue on the dirt road bearing RIGHT to the second parking area (pit toilet there). We will meet in this parking lot and paint nearby.

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    ART CLINIC: EXPLORING EXPRESSIVE COLOR

    Sunday May 11, 2014 / 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Art clinics are offered on the 2nd Sundays of every month and provide a great introduction to specific painting techniques. Join us this Sunday and explore vibrant colors by way of temperature shifts, stains and complimentary color combinations. A demonstration will be given at the beginning of class. Afterwards, students will work on their own projects. Instructor will be available for questions or assistance. Model will be present.

    Instructor: Dan Helzer
    Class Begins: Sunday May 11, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $24 Museum members, $27 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Open Palette
    Selection of brushes
    Palette knife
    Painting Board or Canvas. 16x12 or smaller, is appropriate.
    Container/jar water and brushes.
    Paper towels

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    NEVADA SUNSETS IN ACRYLIC PAINT

    Tuesdays, May 13 to May 27 / 6:00PM - 8:30PM

    Start oil painting, play with acrylics, experiment with water soluble oils or dabble in watercolor in this light three-week series. Using a limited palette of harmonized color students can expect to complete one basic pochades (preliminary painted sketches) capturing dramatic Nevada sunsets. Classes will be held off-site at local scenic outdoor locations.

    Instructor: Erik Holland
    Class Begins: Tuesday May 13, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $60 Museum members, $68 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Start oil painting, play with acrylics, experiment with water soluble oils or dabble in watercolor in this light six-week series. Using a limited palette of harmonized color students can expect to complete one basic pochades (preliminary painted sketches) capturing the summer morning light. Classes will be held off-site at local scenic outdoor locations.

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    MINI MASTERS: THE ART OF MEXICO

    Wednesdays, May 14 to June 4 / 3:30PM - 5:30PM

    Young artists will enjoy learning about the art of Mexico in this four week series of painting and drawing classes. Students will enjoy a visit to the exhibition Alfredo Ramos Martinez while sketching in the gallery. All materials and a snack are included with registration.

    Instructor: TBD
    Class Begins: Wednesday May 14, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
    Ages: 7 - 12 / All levels
    Cost: $74 Museum members, $82 non-members

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    STITCH AND B!%@#: THIS AIN'T YOUR MAMA'S SEWING CIRCLE

    Thursdays, May 15 to May 29 / 5:30PM - 8:00PM

    Mama may have taught you to sew, but it wasn’t quite like this! Get to know your portable sewing machines and basic sewing techniques in a fun and casual environment. Students will sew a reversible beach tote with gusseted bottom and a matching zippered pouch with an added wrist handle. Using a personal selection of fabrics students will start by reviewing basic sewing machine functions, will cut fabric pieces for the tote and the zipper pouch and will piece the project together. Sewing exercises will involve pressing and sewing the handles and interior pocket for the tote and will then add an interior pocket and handles. Students will learn the basics of using their zipper foot and sew a zippered pouch.

    Instructor: Casey Sibley
    Class Begins: Thursday May 15, 5:30PM - 8:00PM
    Ages: 18 and up / All levels
    Cost: $65 Museum members, $74 non-members

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    Required Supplies: • Sewing machine (will need a standard foot and zipper foot, also bring your sewing manual if available)
    • ¾ yard of exterior tote/pouch fabric
    • ¾ yard of coordinating interior/lining fabric
    • spool of coordinating dual duty/all purpose thread
    • 7” coordinating zipper (recommend Coats & Clark All Purpose Polyester zipper or equivalent)
    • water Soluble fabric pen or fabric chalk
    • measuring tape
    • seam ripper
    • sewing pins/straight pins (recommend type with colored ball ends)
    • pin cushion
    • 2-3 bobbins
    • extra sewing machine needles (bring heavy duty/jeans needles if using canvas for your tote)
    • fabric scissors

    Suggested Supplies:
    Some supply available for shared use, but please bring if you already have: large cutting mat; rotary cutters; clear plastic fabric rulers; iron

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    PRINTING TEXTURE: EXPLORING COLLAGRAPHS

    Thursdays, May 15 to May 29 / 6:00PM - 9:00PM

    Collagraph is a great printmaking process for people who love collage. This class will explore this versatile and experimental medium to create dynamic and exciting prints. Students will build textured collagraph plates from materials like sandpaper, leaves, twine, and various other objects. The possibilities are endless! Plates are then inked and run through a printing press to create multiple impressions.

    Instructor: Elizabeth Ferrill
    Class Begins: Thursday May 15, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $86 Museum members, $96 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Optional - sketchbook, pencil, soft materials like string, fabric, textured paper, leather, etc. All other required materials are included with course registration.

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    BOOKBINDING: HARDCOVER ACCORDION BOOK

    Friday May 16, 2014 / 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Create a lovely hardcover accordion book with insets in the pages for photos or artwork. This versatile structure can be modified to create small or large scale books. Completed books can be viewed one page at a time or as a complete display.

    Instructor: Katherine Case
    Class Begins: Friday May 16, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $68 Museum members, $74 non-members

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    Required Supplies: pencil, metal ruler, soft 1" glue brush, bone folder, scissors, a few medium binder clips, glue stick, sack lunch

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    KIDS' CORNER - ILLUSTRATION: DRAWING INSECTS

    Saturday May 17, 2014 / 9:00AM - 12:00PM

    In this light half-day workshop, kids ages 7 - 12 will learn basic drawing techniques to create a variety of insects such as butterflies, beetles, spiders, and more. Students will work in a variety of materials including inks, watercolor and pencil to create illustrations on paper.

    Instructor: Lisa Kurt
    Class Begins: Saturday May 17, 9:00AM - 12:00PM
    Ages: 7 - 12 / All levels
    Cost: $24 Museum members, $27 non-members

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    BABY PAINTING I (9:30 am)

    Saturday May 17, 2014 / 9:30AM - 10:15AM

    Bring your baby or toddler and go beyond finger-painting by blobbing, smushing, and smearing colors with hands and feet! Witness baby's first painting with no mess at home. Your wee one will make a creative keepsake for the family to cherish. Dress for a mess!

    NOTE: Class is also offered at 10:30 am

    Instructor: Lisa Kornze
    Class Begins: Saturday May 17, 9:30AM - 10:15AM
    Ages: 6 months to 3 years with adult
    Cost: $12 Museum members, $15 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Change of clothes/diaper and a towel

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    BABY PAINTING II (10:30 am)

    Saturday May 17, 2014 / 10:30AM - 11:15AM

    Bring your baby or toddler and go beyond finger-painting by blobbing, smushing, and smearing colors with hands and feet! Witness baby's first painting with no mess at home. Your wee one will make a creative keepsake for the family to cherish. Dress for a mess!

    NOTE: Class is also offered at 9:30 am

    Instructor: Lisa Kornze
    Class Begins: Saturday May 17, 10:30AM - 11:15AM
    Ages: 6 months to 3 years with adult
    Cost: $12 Museum members, $15 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Change of clothes/diaper and a towel

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    ART MASH: OPEN STUDIO SESSIONS

    Sunday May 18, 2014 / 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Draw, paint, play! Enjoy a three hour open studio session with a live model. These bi-monthly sessions allows artists of all levels working in any variety of wet or dry materials to enjoy the reference of a live model in an open studio format. Session will be coordinated by artist, designer and Museum School instructor, Dan Helzer. Participants can work at their own pace and a small class size will allow for mobility and individual input on model pose, attire, etc. Models will be nude on the 1st Sunday and clothed on the 3rd Sunday. Pre-registration is recommended to secure a spot in the class, though day-of registration can be taken at the front desk (space permitting).

    Instructor: Dan Helzer
    Class Begins: Sunday May 18, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $24 Museum members, $27 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Please bring supplies of your choice for this open format class. Wet and dry materials are welcome.

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    DRAWING THE FIGURE

    Thursdays, May 22 to June 12 / 9:00AM - 12:00PM

    Back to basics! Students will be taught classical drawing techniques while focusing on anatomy, structure and form. Live nude models will be posed. Individual instruction and critique are fundamental to this course open to all skill levels.

    Instructor: Martha Voyevidka
    Class Begins: Thursday May 22, 9:00AM - 12:00PM
    Ages: 18 and up / All levels
    Cost: $96 Museum members, $108 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Ebony pencil, white charcoal pencil, conte chalk, kneadable and soft white erasers, charcoal sticks and 18x24" newsprint tablet.

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    LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY: SHOOTING AND PROCESSING WITH A DSLR CAMERA

    Friday May 30 to Monday June 2 / 5:30PM - 8:30PM

    In this three-day intensive workshop, we will explore the elements, and techniques necessary to create a striking landscape image. This course will teach simple techniques to harness the strength of your DSLR camera to achieve creative results. We will explore the East shore of Lake Tahoe, where subjects like composition, contrast, and color, will be explained to gain understanding of the elements that make an appealing landscape image. The post-processing portion of this workshop will explain topics such as, how to blend exposures, use simple Photoshop tools and concepts to create vivid, eye-catching landscapes.

    NOTE: Class will meet the following days/times:

    Friday, May 30 / 5:30 - 8:30 pm | IGT Training Center to review camera functions and theory

    Saturday, May 31 / 5:30 - 8:30 pm | Students will shoot on the East shore of Lake Tahoe

    Sunday, June 1 | No Class

    Monday, June 2 / 5:30 - 8:30 pm | Students meet at the IGT Training Center for digital processing.

    Instructor: Freddy Oropeza
    Class Begins: Friday May 30, 5:30PM - 8:30PM
    Ages: Ages 15 and Up / Beginning to Intermediate Levels
    Cost: $81 Museum members, $89 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Students should have a basic understanding of how to use their DSLR camera and a basic understanding of Photoshop. Please bring a DSLR camera (fully charged), remote trigger or intervalometer, tripod and camera manual.

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    URBAN LANDSCAPES IN ACRYLIC PAINT

    Saturdays, May 31 to June 14 / 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Work from photographs in the studio to create urban textured landscapes/cityscapes in acrylic paint that tell a story. Students will be introduced artists such as Hopper, the Ashcan School and the like that painted urban scenes.

    Instructor: Erik Holland
    Class Begins: Saturday May 31, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $72 Museum members, $81 non-members

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    Required Supplies: (3-6) 8” x 10” or 9”x 12” canvas panels (one to two panels per session) or watercolor paper if working in watercolor.
    Acrylic Paints
    Recommended Colors
    - Titanium White
    - Ivory black
    - Ultramarine Blue
    - Cadmium Red Medium
    - Cadmium Yellow (pale or light)
    Optional Colors
    - Alizarian Crimson
    - Cerulean Blue
    - Burnt Sienna
    - Raw Sienna
    - Yellow Ocher
    - Viridian Green
    - Burnt Umber
    Selection of brushes
    Pallet
    Painting knife
    Water with Container
    Paper towels

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    SCREENPRINTING TECHNIQUES: MONOTYPES AND HAND-CUT STENCILS

    Sunday June 1, 2014 / 10:00AM - 3:00PM

    This workshop focuses on the unique and inherent qualities of monotype screenprinting. A series of images will be printed using an open/imageless screen, hand-cut stencils and other non-traditional mark making tools in order to create textured, layered images. All materials are water-based and non-toxic.

    Instructor: Candace Nicol
    Class Begins: Sunday June 1, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $50 Museum members, $55 non-members

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    ART MASH: OPEN STUDIO SESSIONS

    Sunday June 1, 2014 / 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Draw, paint, play! Enjoy a three hour open studio session with a live model. These bi-monthly sessions allows artists of all levels working in any variety of wet or dry materials to enjoy the reference of a live model in an open studio format. Session will be coordinated by artist, designer and Museum School instructor, Dan Helzer. Participants can work at their own pace and a small class size will allow for mobility and individual input on model pose, attire, etc. Models will be nude on the 1st Sunday and clothed on the 3rd Sunday. Pre-registration is recommended to secure a spot in the class, though day-of registration can be taken at the front desk (space permitting).

    Instructor: Dan Helzer
    Class Begins: Sunday June 1, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 18 and up / All levels
    Cost: $24 Museum members, $27 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Please bring supplies of your choice for this open format class. Wet and dry materials are welcome.

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    WATERCOLOR FOR BEGINNERS

    Tuesday June 3, 2014 / 5:30PM - 8:30PM

    This class is designed for beginners who are seeking a deeper exploration of watercolors. The class will focus on a still life painting and provide instruction on where to begin and how to develop a painting using washes, wet on wet and hard edge techniques. All supplies will be provided.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Class Begins: Tuesday June 3, 5:30PM - 8:30PM
    Ages: 15 and up / Beginning Levels
    Cost: $29 Museum members, $32 non-members

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    MANDALAS: MEDITATIVE DRAWING

    Wednesday June 4, 2014 / 10:00AM - 2:00PM

    Students will explore the origins of the mandala (radiant) and the significance of these designs to various cultures. Students will explore techniques to still their minds and bodies in order to relax and allow mandalas to flow onto paper. Students will experience the joy of learning the construction techniques that allow the inner self to manifest in a physical design filled with color and intricacy. All necessary materials will be provided, but, if you have a journal or your own pens and colored pencils that you enjoy using, please bring them. Instructor will also discuss journaling with mandalas to draw even deeper benefits from the techniques.

    In addition, class will have an opportunity to view Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art and will explore the tradition of mandala use in art.

    Instructor: Kaleigh Surber
    Class Begins: Wednesday June 4, 10:00AM - 2:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $42 Museum members, $46 non-members

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    THE ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAIT: SHOOTING ON LOCATION

    Wednesdays, June 4 to June 18 / 6:00PM - 9:00PM

    Explore portrait photography techniques for shooting on location (as opposed to in a studio setting). Students will work with live models and will experiment with light, including natural and artificial, posing, site selection, permissions and setting a mood within the photographic environment.


    NOTE: Classes are taught off site at Jeff Ross' Studio and at selected locations (registered students will be given location list).

    Instructor: Jeff Ross
    Class Begins: Wednesday June 4, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
    Ages: Ages 15 and Up / Intermediate Levels (students must be familiar and comfortable with their DSLR camera settings)
    Cost: $111 Museum members, $123 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Digital slr with manual control for shutter speed and aperture, computer with image editing software, flash drive to transport images.

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    BOTANICAL ART IN THE FIELD

    Saturday June 7, 2014 / 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    This class begins at the Museum with instruction in basic botanical illustrative techniques in pencil, pen and watercolor. Strategies for selecting subjects in the field and then capturing those subjects on paper will be taught in the classroom. Then the class will move to the Wilbur May Arboretum for field work and individualized instruction.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Class Begins: Saturday June 7, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $48 Museum members, $54 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Strathmore Field Watercolor Notebook 10” x 7”, or Casson Mixed Media Notebook (Nv. Fine Arts)
    Drawing pencils and gum eraser
    Fine point ink pen (005) Must be waterproof and permanent
    Portable watercolor kit including brush, small pallet and water containers
    (students who to render their work in pencil or ink drawings only do not need watercolors)
    Back pack or carrying bag for equipment

    Field Supplies:
    Camera ( phone, i-pad or sm camera)
    Light, portable folding chair or a blanket Water, lunch, snacks Hat and/or sunglasses Small roll of paper towels and extra water bottle if using watercolors

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    BOOKBINDING: HANDMADE BOOK WITH COLLAGED COVER

    Sunday June 8, 2014 / 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Visit the exhibition Stephen Galloway: Place/No Place exhibition and then create your own collaged composition using natural materials. After completing the collaged covers, students will then create Japanese-inspired stab-bound journals.

    Instructor: Katherine Case
    Class Begins: Sunday June 8, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $68 Museum members, $74 non-members

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    Required Supplies: A selection of natural materials for collage, pencil, bookbinding awl, metal ruler, soft 1" glue brush, bone folder, scissors, a few medium binder clips, sack lunch

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    SCREENPRINTING TECHNIQUES: DRAWING FLUID AND SCREEN FILLER

    Sunday June 8, 2014 / 10:00AM - 3:00PM

    This workshop focuses on the unique and inherent qualities of monotype screenprinting. A series of images will be printed using an open/imageless screen, hand-cut stencils and other non-traditional mark making tools in order to create textured, layered images. All materials are water-based and non-toxic.

    Instructor: Candace Nicol
    Class Begins: Sunday June 8, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $50 Museum members, $55 non-members

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    Required Supplies: A source image or idea from sketchbook that you would like to use for inspiration. 8”x10”

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    ART CLINIC: CREATING MOODY GRAYS

    Sunday June 8, 2014 / 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Art clinics are offered on the 2nd Sundays of every month and provide a great introduction to specific painting techniques. Join us this Sunday and learn how to mix warm and cool grays to create atmosphere and mood to your work. A demonstration will be given at the beginning of class. Afterwards, students will work on their own projects. Instructor will be available for questions or assistance. Model will be present.

    Instructor: Dan Helzer
    Class Begins: Sunday June 8, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $24 Museum members, $27 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Open Palette
    Selection of brushes
    Palette knife
    Painting Board or Canvas. 16x12 or smaller, is appropriate.
    Container/jar water and brushes.
    Paper towels

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    DSLR CAMERA BASICS

    Thursdays, June 12 to June 26 / 5:30PM - 8:30PM

    This class is designed for beginning to intermediate photographers who have purchased a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, which is a camera with removable lenses. Course participants will explore the specific features of DSLR cameras, as well as general photographic skills and techniques to make great pictures.

    Instructor: MD Welch
    Class Begins: Thursday June 12, 5:30PM - 8:30PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $64 Museum members, $72 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Students are required to bring have a DSLR camera, as well as their camera’s manual. A fully charged battery and memory card are also necessary for class. Any lenses that they own should also be brought to class.

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    MIXED MEDIA ILLUSTRATIONS: ANIMAL BASICS

    Saturdays, June 14 to June 28 / 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    In this three-part series, learn basic drawing and mixed media techniques to create unique illustrations of animals such as birds, mammals, and sea life. We will look at a number of artists who incorporate animals into art and will learn a variety of mixed media techniques to produce a small series of artwork. Students will learn to draw animals, work with a variety of materials including decorative papers, photocopies, paint, ink, and more.

    Instructor: Lisa Kurt
    Class Begins: Saturday June 14, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $48 Museum members, $54 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Sketchbook or sketchpad 8 x 10 or larger
    Drawing pencils- mechanical okay
    Eraser
    Fine point black ink pen
    Students are encouraged to bring paper, photocopies, photographs or other items to use in their pieces.

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    EL ARTE: PRESCHOOL PLAY IN SPANISH

    Sunday June 15, 2014 / 10:00AM - 11:00AM

    Parent and child will have fun exploring a variety of art media in this new series of Spanish immersion classes for preschoolers. Class will be taught exclusively in Spanish and is a fun and engaging way for parent and child to interact and explore language while being creative together. Language will be spoken at a preschool level and is ideal for both native and non-native Spanish speakers. All supplies are provided. Dress for a mess!

    Instructor: Sandra Rentas
    Class Begins: Sunday June 15, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
    Ages: 3 - 6 years with parent
    Cost: $9 Museum members, $12 non-members

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    ART MASH: OPEN STUDIO SESSIONS

    Sunday June 15, 2014 / 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Draw, paint, play! Enjoy a three hour open studio session with a live model. These bi-monthly sessions allows artists of all levels working in any variety of wet or dry materials to enjoy the reference of a live model in an open studio format. Session will be coordinated by artist, designer and Museum School instructor, Dan Helzer. Participants can work at their own pace and a small class size will allow for mobility and individual input on model pose, attire, etc. Models will be nude on the 1st Sunday and clothed on the 3rd Sunday. Pre-registration is recommended to secure a spot in the class, though day-of registration can be taken at the front desk (space permitting).

    Instructor: Dan Helzer
    Class Begins: Sunday June 15, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $24 Museum members, $27 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Please bring supplies of your choice for this open format class. Wet and dry materials are welcome.

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    FIELD PAINTING IN WATERCOLOR (MT. ROSE)

    Friday June 20, 2014 / 9:00AM - 3:00PM

    Join Lady Jill Mueller for an exciting day of painting on location at Mt. Rose Meadows. There will be a demonstrations and Lady Jill will provide assistance as needed while students capture the surrounding nature on paper. This class is for those who have some painting experience (i.e. have taken a painting class previously or are at least “hobby” artists).

    Instructor: Lady Jill Mueller
    Class Begins: Friday June 20, 9:00AM - 3:00PM
    Ages: Ages 15 and Up / Some Experience
    Cost: $48 Museum members, $54 non-members

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    Required Supplies: • Quarter sheet of Arches watercolor paper clipped to a lightweight board
    • Paints loaded in a small paint box. Make sure your pallet has plenty of mixing room.
    • Large wash brush, several rounds.
    • Sketch book and 2-B, 6-B pencils
    • An umbrella, easel and lightweight chair are very handy!
    • Sun screen and insect repellant are good also
    • Sack Lunch
    • Questions on materials: email Jill@ladyjill.com or 775-849-7769
    Directions to painting site: Drive west on Mt. Rose Highway 391 to just over the summit. Turn left down into the parking area at the trail head. We will meet there (restrooms available) and walk a short way to painting spots.

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    PHOTOSHOP: A CRASH COURSE AT IGT

    Saturday June 21, 2014 / 9:00AM - 3:00PM

    In this introductory class students will enjoy a first-look at Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge. Students will use PC computers to explore the basic tools of Photoshop including opening and editing images, inserting text, use of the brush tools, palettes, working with layers and basic masking techniques. The class will also cover color modes, resolution, and file formats for the web, video, laser printers and print media. This class is ideal for beginners with little or no experience working in Photoshop. Students should have basic computer skills (i.e. Windows 7, Microsoft Office, e-mail, internet), but do not need to have experience with photo editing software. All students will work with the same images supplied by the instructor to create their own piece of photo art.

    Class is presented in partnership with International Gaming Technology and is taught on the campus of IGT. Instructor, Derick Rougeau is a professional video graphics designer and currently works in Studio1A at IGT.

    Instructor: Derick Rougeau at IGT
    Class Begins: Saturday June 21, 9:00AM - 3:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $48 Museum members, $54 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Files and images will be supplied for the students. Students are encouraged to bring a USB thumb drive so they can take their final PSD file home with them. Students are encouraged to take notes so please bring something for this purpose.

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    INTRODUCTION TO BOTANICAL ART

    Sunday June 22, 2014 / 10:30AM - 4:30PM

    Capture the beauty of your garden or the Farmers Markets of Summer with botanical art. This class will teach step by step techniques in pencil and water color to create your own paintings and cards. No previous experience is necessary!

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Class Begins: Sunday June 22, 10:30AM - 4:30PM
    Ages: 15 and up / Beginning Levels
    Cost: $48 Museum members, $52 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Basic water colors (Reeves or Richardson set of 12 is fine)
    2 basic water color brushes, #8 or #6, and #4 or #2
    Sketch paper or sketch tablet
    2 drawing pencils or mechanical pencils, and a kneaded eraser
    Tablet of water color paper 140# cold press (Strathmore or Casson)
    Roll of paper towels

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    PLEIN AIR PAINTING: CAPTURING THE MORNING LIGHT

    Wednesday June 25, 2014 / 8:00AM - 11:00AM

    Start oil painting, play with acrylics, experiment with water soluble oils or dabble in watercolor in this light summer series. Using a limited palette of harmonized color students can expect to complete one basic pochades (preliminary painted sketches) capturing the summer morning light. Classes will be held off-site at local scenic outdoor locations. Note, this class meets for six weeks, June 25 – July 30, but classes are sold individually to accommodate summer travelers. Please register for each session you plan on attending separately.

    Instructor: Erik Holland
    Class Begins: Wednesday June 25, 8:00AM - 11:00AM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $24 Museum members, $27 non-members

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    Required Supplies: 8” x 10” or 9”x 12” canvas panels (one to two panels per session) or watercolor paper if working in watercolor.
    Oil or Acrylic Paints
    Recommended Colors
    - Titanium White
    - Ivory black
    - Ultramarine Blue
    - Cadmium Red Medium
    - Cadmium Yellow (pale or light)
    Optional Colors
    - Alizarian Crimson
    - Cerulean Blue
    - Burnt Sienna
    - Raw Sienna
    - Yellow Ocher
    - Viridian Green
    - Burnt Umber
    Selection of brushes
    Pallet
    Painting knife
    Turpenoid (odorless mineral spirits) and small container with lid
    Water with Container (if working in acrylics or watercolor)
    French box easel (or similar)
    Paper towels

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    KIDS' CORNER: DRAWING FROM THE COLLECTION

    Wednesday June 25, 2014 / 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Using basic drawing materials, kids ages 7-12 will enjoy exploring the Museum's collections and creating original works of art inspired by works on display.

    Instructor: TBD
    Class Begins: Wednesday June 25, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 7 - 12 / All levels
    Cost: $24 Museum members, $27 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Sketchbook 9x12 (or similar)
    Drawing materials will be provided

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    PHOTOSHOP: A CRASH COURSE AT IGT

    Saturday June 28, 2014 / 9:00AM - 3:00PM

    NOTE: This class was rescheduled for June 21 and is also offered on July 19.

    Instructor: Derick Rougeau at IGT
    Class Begins: Saturday June 28, 9:00AM - 3:00PM (closed)
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $48 Museum members, $54 non-members

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    COLLAGE AND TRANSFERS

    Sunday June 29, 2014 / 10:00AM - 3:00PM

    This workshop will explore different collage and mixed media transfer approaches for use in journal books and small art works. Techniques you will learn include gelli-plate prints, gel skin transfers, building backgrounds with ephemera and acrylic paint; and using Xerox transfers as a source material to draw and paint with.

    Instructor: Candace Nicol
    Class Begins: Sunday June 29, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $50 Museum members, $55 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Your Journal Book – good to have one with thick paper
    Matte or Gloss Heavy Acrylic medium
    Inexpensive crafting brushes in various sizes
    Gelli Arts Printing Plate (6”x6” or 8”x10”)
    X-acto knife
    China Marker
    Uni-Ball white pen
    Fine-point pigment pens or markers for detail work and writing
    Craft Matte acrylic paints – the inexpensive ones in the bottles (at Wallmart they are around $1.50) –white, cream, and your favorite colors.
    Images in color and black and white that are printed out on a laser printer or color-copied.
    Ephemera items: magazine images, decorative papers, copies of old letters, newspaper articles, tickets, receipts, junk mail, fabric pieces, different tapes like the decorative ones found in the scrapbooking section of stores.
    A old credit card or gift card.

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    PLEIN AIR PAINTING: CAPTURING THE MORNING LIGHT

    Wednesday July 2, 2014 / 8:00AM - 11:00AM

    Start oil painting, play with acrylics, experiment with water soluble oils or dabble in watercolor in this light summer series. Using a limited palette of harmonized color students can expect to complete one basic pochades (preliminary painted sketches) capturing the summer morning light. Classes will be held off-site at local scenic outdoor locations. Note, this class meets for six weeks, June 25 – July 30, but classes are sold individually to accommodate summer travelers. Please register for each session you plan on attending separately.

    Instructor: Erik Holland
    Class Begins: Wednesday July 2, 8:00AM - 11:00AM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $24 Museum members, $27 non-members

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    Required Supplies: 8” x 10” or 9”x 12” canvas panels (one to two panels per session) or watercolor paper if working in watercolor.
    Oil or Acrylic Paints
    Recommended Colors
    - Titanium White
    - Ivory black
    - Ultramarine Blue
    - Cadmium Red Medium
    - Cadmium Yellow (pale or light)
    Optional Colors
    - Alizarian Crimson
    - Cerulean Blue
    - Burnt Sienna
    - Raw Sienna
    - Yellow Ocher
    - Viridian Green
    - Burnt Umber
    Selection of brushes
    Pallet
    Painting knife
    Turpenoid (odorless mineral spirits) and small container with lid
    Water with Container (if working in acrylics or watercolor)
    French box easel (or similar)
    Paper towels

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    MANDALAS: MEDITATIVE DRAWING

    Wednesday July 2, 2014 / 10:00AM - 2:00PM

    Students will explore the origins of the mandala (radiant) and the significance of these designs to various cultures. Students will explore techniques to still their minds and bodies in order to relax and allow mandalas to flow onto paper. Students will experience the joy of learning the construction techniques that allow the inner self to manifest in a physical design filled with color and intricacy. All necessary materials will be provided, but, if you have a journal or your own pens and colored pencils that you enjoy using, please bring them. Instructor will also discuss journaling with mandalas to draw even deeper benefits from the techniques.

    In addition, class will have an opportunity to view Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art and will explore the tradition of mandala use in art.

    Instructor: Kaleigh Surber
    Class Begins: Wednesday July 2, 10:00AM - 2:00PM
    Ages: Ages 21 and up / All Levels
    Cost: $42 Museum members, $46 non-members

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    PLEIN AIR PAINTING: CAPTURING THE MORNING LIGHT

    Wednesday July 9, 2014 / 8:00AM - 11:00AM

    Start oil painting, play with acrylics, experiment with water soluble oils or dabble in watercolor in this light summer series. Using a limited palette of harmonized color students can expect to complete one basic pochades (preliminary painted sketches) capturing the summer morning light. Classes will be held off-site at local scenic outdoor locations. Note, this class meets for six weeks, June 25 – July 30, but classes are sold individually to accommodate summer travelers. Please register for each session you plan on attending separately.

    Instructor: Erik Holland
    Class Begins: Wednesday July 9, 8:00AM - 11:00AM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $24 Museum members, $27 non-members

    » Click here for Class Supply List

    Required Supplies: 8” x 10” or 9”x 12” canvas panels (one to two panels per session) or watercolor paper if working in watercolor.
    Oil or Acrylic Paints
    Recommended Colors
    - Titanium White
    - Ivory black
    - Ultramarine Blue
    - Cadmium Red Medium
    - Cadmium Yellow (pale or light)
    Optional Colors
    - Alizarian Crimson
    - Cerulean Blue
    - Burnt Sienna
    - Raw Sienna
    - Yellow Ocher
    - Viridian Green
    - Burnt Umber
    Selection of brushes
    Pallet
    Painting knife
    Turpenoid (odorless mineral spirits) and small container with lid
    Water with Container (if working in acrylics or watercolor)
    French box easel (or similar)
    Paper towels

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    KIDS' CORNER: DRAWING FROM THE COLLECTION

    Wednesday July 9, 2014 / 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Using basic drawing materials, kids ages 7-12 will enjoy exploring the Museum's collections and creating original works of art inspired by works on display.

    Instructor: TBD
    Class Begins: Wednesday July 9, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 7 - 12 / All levels
    Cost: $24 Museum members, $27 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Sketchbook 9 x 12 or similar
    All drawing materials will be provided

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    INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED DSLR CAMERA

    Thursdays, July 10 to July 24 / 5:30PM - 8:30PM

    This class is designed for beginning to intermediate photographers who have purchased a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, which is a camera with removable lenses. Course participants will explore the specific features of DSLR cameras, as well as general photographic skills and techniques to make great pictures.

    Instructor: MD Welch
    Class Begins: Thursday July 10, 5:30PM - 8:30PM
    Ages: Ages 15 and Up / Intermediate to Advanced Levels
    Cost: $64 Museum members, $72 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Students are required to bring have a DSLR camera, as well as their camera’s manual. A fully charged battery and memory card are also necessary for class. Any lenses that they own should also be brought to class.

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    WIRE SCULPTED JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES

    Sunday July 13, 2014 / 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    The nature of this one‐day workshop allows students to create and explore in a relaxed studio setting. The class will consider the elements and principles of design as they relate to the wearer of art. A trip to a local bead shop as a class allows students to explore the myriad of options available to jewelry artists all while having the instructor on hand to answer questions about materials, design, and process. A learn‐as‐you‐go studio setting will allow students the chance to learn techniques specific to their design choices in a curious and supported environment. Students will create finished pieces of their choosing while exploring and experimenting with the materials.

    Instructor: Lisa Kornze
    Class Begins: Sunday July 13, 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $56 Museum members, $63 non-members

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    Required Supplies: • Sack Lunch
    • Various beads
    • Floral wire, craft wire
    • Round and needle nose pliers
    • Wire cutters
    • Jewelry findings as needed

    NOTE: Class will walk over to the Reno Bead Shop to allow for personalized purchases after the class introduction. Limited supply of pliers and wire cutters will be available for shared use.

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    PLEIN AIR PAINTING: CAPTURING THE MORNING LIGHT

    Wednesday July 16, 2014 / 8:00AM - 11:00AM

    Start oil painting, play with acrylics, experiment with water soluble oils or dabble in watercolor in this light summer series. Using a limited palette of harmonized color students can expect to complete one basic pochades (preliminary painted sketches) capturing the summer morning light. Classes will be held off-site at local scenic outdoor locations. Note, this class meets for six weeks, June 25 – July 30, but classes are sold individually to accommodate summer travelers. Please register for each session you plan on attending separately.

    Instructor: Erik Holland
    Class Begins: Wednesday July 16, 8:00AM - 11:00AM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $24 Museum members, $27 non-members

    » Click here for Class Supply List

    Required Supplies: 8” x 10” or 9”x 12” canvas panels (one to two panels per session) or watercolor paper if working in watercolor.
    Oil or Acrylic Paints
    Recommended Colors
    - Titanium White
    - Ivory black
    - Ultramarine Blue
    - Cadmium Red Medium
    - Cadmium Yellow (pale or light)
    Optional Colors
    - Alizarian Crimson
    - Cerulean Blue
    - Burnt Sienna
    - Raw Sienna
    - Yellow Ocher
    - Viridian Green
    - Burnt Umber
    Selection of brushes
    Pallet
    Painting knife
    Turpenoid (odorless mineral spirits) and small container with lid
    Water with Container (if working in acrylics or watercolor)
    French box easel (or similar)
    Paper towels

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    PHOTOSHOP: A CRASH COURSE AT IGT

    Saturday July 19, 2014 / 9:00AM - 3:00PM

    In this introductory class students will enjoy a first-look at Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge. Students will use PC computers to explore the basic tools of Photoshop including opening and editing images, inserting text, use of the brush tools, palettes, working with layers and basic masking techniques. The class will also cover color modes, resolution, and file formats for the web, video, laser printers and print media. This class is ideal for beginners with little or no experience working in Photoshop. Students should have basic computer skills (i.e. Windows 7, Microsoft Office, e-mail, internet), but do not need to have experience with photo editing software. All students will work with the same images supplied by the instructor to create their own piece of photo art.

    Class is presented in partnership with International Gaming Technology and is taught on the campus of IGT. Instructor, Derick Rougeau is a professional video graphics designer and currently works in Studio1A at IGT.

    Instructor: Derick Rougeau at IGT
    Class Begins: Saturday July 19, 9:00AM - 3:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $48 Museum members, $54 non-members

    » Click here for Class Supply List

    Required Supplies: Files and images will be supplied for the students. Students are encouraged to bring a USB thumb drive so they can take their final PSD file home with them. Students are encouraged to take notes so please bring something for this purpose.

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    BRINGING BOTANICALS TO LIFE

    Sunday July 20, 2014 / 10:30AM - 4:30PM

    Learn the finishing touches of adding details to botanical art that brings your work "off the page." This workshop will take several summer garden specimens from sketch to frame. The class is designed for students with either previous botanical or water color experience.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Class Begins: Sunday July 20, 10:30AM - 4:30PM
    Ages: Ages 15 and Up / Some Experience
    Cost: $48 Museum members, $54 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Water color set that includes sap green, lemon yellow and alizarin crimson
    Water color brushes including a #8 or #10, and a #6 or #2
    Lifting brush #2 or #4 (hog hair bristle, or Bright Roberts brush)
    4 ea 9x12 Arches 140# cold press water color paper (or block or tablet of same)
    Sketch paper or pad 140#
    2 graphite soft leaded pencils, or 2 mechanical pencils
    Kneaded eraser
    Roll of paper towels

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    ART CLINIC: DRAWING FROM THE COLLECTIONS

    Sunday July 20, 2014 / 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Students will enjoy drawing in the galleries of the Museum. Instructor will provide basic instruction and guidance as required. Student may bring any variety of dry media (no wet media please). A selection of materials will be included for shared use.

    Instructor: Dan Helzer
    Class Begins: Sunday July 20, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $24 Museum members, $27 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Dry media (pencil, conte, charcoal etc.)
    Eraser(s)
    18 x 24 newsprint pad or sketch book
    Baby Wipes and/or rags

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    PLEIN AIR PAINTING: CAPTURING THE MORNING LIGHT

    Wednesday July 23, 2014 / 8:00AM - 11:00AM

    Start oil painting, play with acrylics, experiment with water soluble oils or dabble in watercolor in this light summer series. Using a limited palette of harmonized color students can expect to complete one basic pochades (preliminary painted sketches) capturing the summer morning light. Classes will be held off-site at local scenic outdoor locations. Note, this class meets for six weeks, June 25 – July 30, but classes are sold individually to accommodate summer travelers. Please register for each session you plan on attending separately.

    Instructor: Erik Holland
    Class Begins: Wednesday July 23, 8:00AM - 11:00AM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $24 Museum members, $27 non-members

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    Required Supplies: 8” x 10” or 9”x 12” canvas panels (one to two panels per session) or watercolor paper if working in watercolor.
    Oil or Acrylic Paints
    Recommended Colors
    - Titanium White
    - Ivory black
    - Ultramarine Blue
    - Cadmium Red Medium
    - Cadmium Yellow (pale or light)
    Optional Colors
    - Alizarian Crimson
    - Cerulean Blue
    - Burnt Sienna
    - Raw Sienna
    - Yellow Ocher
    - Viridian Green
    - Burnt Umber
    Selection of brushes
    Pallet
    Painting knife
    Turpenoid (odorless mineral spirits) and small container with lid
    Water with Container (if working in acrylics or watercolor)
    French box easel (or similar)
    Paper towels

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    EXPLORATIONS IN PEN & INK

    Saturdays, July 26 to August 2 / 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Work from favorite photographs to create realistic interpretaive drawing using just pen and ink. Instructor will instroduce students to the various techniques in pen and ink including stippling, cross hatching and washes.

    Instructor: Erik Holland
    Class Begins: Saturday July 26, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $48 Museum members, $54 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Smooth drawing paper, precise rolling ball pens, quill pens and inks, brushes for ink washes, pencil (for preliminary sketching), personal or collected photos for reference.

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    ART CLINIC: FIGURE DRAWING TECHNIQUES

    Sunday July 27, 2014 / 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Students will enjoy an introduction (or a refresher) to basic figure drawing techniques. In this mini clinic, students will explore simple steps to creating proportional figure sketches. Looking at basic shapes and lines, form and gesture students will learn how to compose the human figure on the page. Print images and an articulated table-top model will be provide for reference (this is not a live model class).

    Instructor: Dan Helzer
    Class Begins: Sunday July 27, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $24 Museum members, $27 non-members

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    Required Supplies: TBA

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    PLEIN AIR PAINTING: CAPTURING THE MORNING LIGHT

    Wednesday July 30, 2014 / 8:00AM - 11:00AM

    Start oil painting, play with acrylics, experiment with water soluble oils or dabble in watercolor in this light summer series. Using a limited palette of harmonized color students can expect to complete one basic pochades (preliminary painted sketches) capturing the summer morning light. Classes will be held off-site at local scenic outdoor locations. Note, this class meets for six weeks, June 25 – July 30, but classes are sold individually to accommodate summer travelers. Please register for each session you plan on attending separately.

    Instructor: Erik Holland
    Class Begins: Wednesday July 30, 8:00AM - 11:00AM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $24 Museum members, $27 non-members

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    Required Supplies: 8” x 10” or 9”x 12” canvas panels (one to two panels per session) or watercolor paper if working in watercolor.
    Oil or Acrylic Paints
    Recommended Colors
    - Titanium White
    - Ivory black
    - Ultramarine Blue
    - Cadmium Red Medium
    - Cadmium Yellow (pale or light)
    Optional Colors
    - Alizarian Crimson
    - Cerulean Blue
    - Burnt Sienna
    - Raw Sienna
    - Yellow Ocher
    - Viridian Green
    - Burnt Umber
    Selection of brushes
    Pallet
    Painting knife
    Turpenoid (odorless mineral spirits) and small container with lid
    Water with Container (if working in acrylics or watercolor)
    French box easel (or similar)
    Paper towels

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    MANDALAS: MEDITATIVE DRAWING

    Wednesday August 6, 2014 / 10:00AM - 2:00PM

    Students will explore the origins of the mandala (radiant) and the significance of these designs to various cultures. Students will explore techniques to still their minds and bodies in order to relax and allow mandalas to flow onto paper. Students will experience the joy of learning the construction techniques that allow the inner self to manifest in a physical design filled with color and intricacy. All necessary materials will be provided, but, if you have a journal or your own pens and colored pencils that you enjoy using, please bring them. Instructor will also discuss journaling with mandalas to draw even deeper benefits from the techniques.

    In addition, class will have an opportunity to view Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art and will explore the tradition of mandala use in art.

    Instructor: Kaleigh Surber
    Class Begins: Wednesday August 6, 10:00AM - 2:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $42 Museum members, $46 non-members