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: NON-ADHESIVE BOOKBINDING / SIX BOOKS, ONE DAY

    Saturday August 30, 2014 / 10:30AM - 4:30PM

    An excellent introduction to the tools, techniques and resources of bookbinding, we will create three different non-adhesive book structures: an accordion book, a single signature chapbook and a book from a single sheet of paper. After this class you'll have the tools and know-how to begin making journals, artists' books, chapbooks and more.

    Instructor: Katherine Case
    Class Begins: Saturday August 30, 10:30AM - 4:30PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $68 Museum members, $74 non-members

    » Click here for Class Supply List

    Required Supplies: Pencil, 18” metal ruler, Xacto knife (#10), Bookbinding Awl, Bone folder, scissors, medium binder clips, glue stick. NOTE: Please bring a sack lunch.

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    KIDS' CORNER: MAKING ART FROM NATURE

    Wednesdays, September 3 to September 24 / 3:30PM - 5:30PM

    Young artists will enjoy creating art inspired by nature and learning basic painting and drawing techniques in this four-week series. All materials and a snack are included with registration.

    Instructor: Merry Mathers
    Class Begins: Wednesday September 3, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
    Ages: 7 - 12 years
    Cost: $74 Museum members, $82 non-members

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    LIFE DRAWING: OPEN STUDIO (AT THE HOLLAND PROJECT)

    Wednesdays, September 3 to September 17 / 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.

    NOTE: This class will be held offsite at the Holland Project Gallery at 140 Vest Street in Reno.

    Instructor: Jerry Stinson
    Class Begins: Wednesday September 3, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
    Ages: 18 and up / All levels
    Cost: $72 Museum members, $81 non-members

    » Click here for Class Supply List

    Suggested 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)
    - Clean small rags
    - Sandpaper pad for sharpening drawing mediums
    - Stumps for blending (optional)

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    DSLR CAMERA BASICS

    Saturdays, September 6 to September 13 / 10:30AM - 2:30PM

    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: Saturday September 6, 10:30AM - 2:30PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $64 Museum members, $72 non-members

    » Click here for Class Supply List

    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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    BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATIONS: FALL COLORS

    Sundays, September 7 to September 21 / 11:30AM - 3:30PM

    Capture the beauty of autumn leaves and fruits through the techniques of botanical illustration. Students will learn to create watercolor and ink pictures and cards of autumn specimens. This class is open to all levels.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Class Begins: Sunday September 7, 11:30AM - 3:30PM
    Ages: 15 and Up / All Levels
    Cost: $96 Museum members, $108 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Basic watercolor set (Reeves or Richardson set of 12 is fine)
    No. 6 OR No 8 pointed watercolor brush
    9x12 Tablet of 140# Arches watercolor paper
    Small round 10-well pallet OR white dinner plate
    2 mechanical pencils
    Kneaded eraser
    Fine point (01 OR 005) black ink pen. Must be permanent and waterproof.
    Roll of paper towels

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    GIRLS NIGHT OUT: TRANSFER PRINTED TEA TOWELS

    Thursday September 11, 2014 / 6:00PM - 8:00PM

    Ladies are invited to get crafty with this fun and social workshop. Create hand printed tea towels using transferred photocopied images. All materials including are included with registration, however please bring images (printed on a toner-based printer) of your choosing to personalize your tea towels. A selection of images will also be provided. Bring old friends, meet new ones and have a great night over a glass (or two!) of wine and a fun project designed for all skill levels.

    Instructor: Kelly Wallis
    Class Begins: Thursday September 11, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    Ages: 21 and Up / All Levels
    Cost: $34 Museum members, $38 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Images printed on a toner-based printer (ink jet will NOT work). If using any lettering, print in REVERSE!!

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    STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY: DRAMATIC PORTRAITURE

    Wednesdays, September 17 to October 1 / 6:00PM - 9:00PM

    Explore dramatic portrait photography in a professional studio environment. Students will work with live models in a variety of period and dramatic costumes and will experiment with various qualities of light, including natural and artificial, framing and composition and variations in the photographic environment.

    NOTE: Classes are taught off site at Jeff Ross' Studio.

    Instructor: Jeff Ross
    Class Begins: Wednesday September 17, 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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    EXPLORING WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES

    Thursday September 18, 2014 / 5:30PM - 8:30PM

    Explore the medium of watercolor without the commitment. Learn techniques such as wet on wet, washes, hard edges, glazing and much more. This class is for beginners and those seeking a deeper exploration of watercolors. All supplies will be provided.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Class Begins: Thursday September 18, 5:30PM - 8:30PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $32 Museum members, $29 non-members

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    KIDS' CORNER: PORTRAITS

    Saturday September 20, 2014 / 10:30AM - 1:30PM

    Using a selection of drawing materials, kids ages 7-12 will enjoy exploring basic drawing techniques while creating wonderful portraits. All materials are included. Please bring a sack lunch.

    Instructor: Margaret Walsh
    Class Begins: Saturday September 20, 10:30AM - 1:30PM
    Ages: 7 - 12 / All Levels
    Cost: $24 Museum members, $27 non-members

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    FUN WITH COLOR FOR THE WATERCOLORIST

    Thursdays, September 25 to October 16 / 1:30PM - 5:00PM

    Explore the excitement of selecting and mixing colors in watercolor for optimal results. Students will enjoy demonstrations as well as plenty of opportunity for experimentation. Some familiarity with the medium is recommended.

    Instructor: Lady Jill Mueller
    Class Begins: Thursday September 25, 1:30PM - 5:00PM
    Ages: 15 and Up / Some experience with Watercolors
    Cost: $112 Museum members, $126 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Watercolor paper - either many sheets 11 X 15 or a large tablet
    2 large round brushes
    Water container
    Paper towels
    Bring all tubes of watercolor paint that you have
    Add a few new watercolors to your palette and different brands.

    Questions: contact Lady Jill at jill@ladyjill.com

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    GIRLS NIGHT OUT: LUXE LETTERING

    Thursday September 25, 2014 / 6:00PM - 8:30PM

    Ladies are invited to get crafty with this fun and social workshop. Create personalized "Thank You" notes using a super-luxe hand-lettering style! All materials including metallic and colored inks, nibs, pen-holders and cards are included with registration. Bring old friends, meet new ones and have a great night over a glass (or two!) of wine and a fun project designed for all skill levels. This Girl’s Night Out is taught by the Museum's graphic designer Amanda Tennant and owner of the design + letterpress studio, Forever Heyday.

    Instructor: Amanda Tennant
    Class Begins: Thursday September 25, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
    Ages: 21 and Up / All Levels
    Cost: $34 Museum members, $38 non-members

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    INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED DSLR CAMERA USE

    Saturdays, September 27 to October 4 / 10:30AM - 2:30PM

    This class is designed for intermediate to advanced level photographers working with a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera. Course participants will explore the specific features of DSLR cameras, as well as general photographic skills and techniques to improve their photography skills.

    Instructor: MD Welch
    Class Begins: Saturday September 27, 10:30AM - 2:30PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $64 Museum members, $72 non-members

    » Click here for Class Supply List

    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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    KIDS' CORNER: NEVADA LANDSCAPES

    Wednesdays, October 1 to October 22 / 3:30PM - 5:30PM

    Young artists will enjoy learning basic painting and drawing techniques in four-week series exploring the dramatic landscapes of Nevada. Students will enjoy a visit to the Museum's collections to draw inspiration for their own work. All materials and a snack are included with registration.

    Instructor: Merry Mathers
    Class Begins: Wednesday October 1, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
    Ages: 7 - 12 years
    Cost: $74 Museum members, $82 non-members

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    BOOK ARTS: COPTIC-STYLE HARDCOVER JOURNAL

    Saturday October 4, 2014 / 10:30AM - 4:30PM

    Create a beautiful hardcover journal with exposed sewing on the spine and inventive book covers. The Coptic-style book is an ancient structure that combines beauty and durability. In addition to learning this extraordinary technique, you will learn how to easily adapt the structure to create a photo album and create permanent collage book covers with gel medium. Some bookbinding experience is helpful but not required.

    Instructor: Katherine Case
    Class Begins: Saturday October 4, 10:30AM - 4:30PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $73 Museum members, $79 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Pencil, 18” metal ruler, Xacto knife (#10), Bookbinding Awl, Bone folder, scissors, medium and large binder clips, 1” glue brush. NOTE: Please bring a sack lunch.

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    LIFE DRAWING: OPEN STUDIO (AT THE HOLLAND PROJECT)

    Wednesdays, October 8 to October 22 / 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. NOTE: This class will be taught offsite at The Holland Project (140 Vesta Street in Reno)

    Instructor: Jerry Stinson
    Class Begins: Wednesday October 8, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
    Ages: 18 and up / All levels
    Cost: $72 Museum members, $81 non-members

    » Click here for Class Supply List

    Suggested 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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    GIRLS NIGHT OUT: MINI CLAY SUCCULENT PLANTERS

    Thursday October 9, 2014 / 5:30PM - 8:30PM

    Ladies are invited to get crafty with this fun and social workshop. Using DIY friendly oven bake clay, students will craft mini containers to hold small plants. A great project to create hand-made holiday and hostess gifts. Bring old friends, meet new ones and have a great night over a glass (or two!) of wine and a fun project designed for all skill levels.

    Instructor: Casey Sibley
    Class Begins: Thursday October 9, 5:30PM - 8:30PM
    Ages: 21 and Up / All Levels
    Cost: $35 Museum members, $38 non-members

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    Required Supplies: A small pie tin, plastic bin or sturdy plate to transport containers home after class. All other materials (and wine!) is included with registration. NOTE: Students will take home their clay containers to fire in their home oven. Instructions for this will be provided in class.

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    DSLR CAMERA BASICS

    Saturdays, October 11 to October 18 / 10:30AM - 2:30PM

    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: Saturday October 11, 10:30AM - 2:30PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $64 Museum members, $72 non-members

    » Click here for Class Supply List

    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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    BOOK ARTS: TINY WRITING FOR TINY BOOKS

    Sundays, October 12 to November 2 / 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Make your letters small, smaller, smallest as we work with tools conducive to tiny writing: microns, crowquills, and sharpened edged pens. Learn three alphabets: Monoline Itallic, Clothesline Caps, and Willow Bay Hand—and investigate the demands that tiny writing places in these tools. The delightful results will be used in several miniature book creations, boxes and greeting cards.

    Instructor: Carol Pallesen
    Class Begins: Sunday October 12, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $137 Museum members, $149 non-members

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    Required Supplies: TBA

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    MANDALAS: MEDITATIVE DRAWING

    Friday October 17, 2014 / 1:30PM - 5:30PM

    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.

    Instructor: Kaleigh Surber
    Class Begins: Friday October 17, 1:30PM - 5:30PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $42 Museum members, $46 non-members

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    PLEIN AIR PAINTING: CAPTURING THE MORNING LIGHT

    Saturdays, October 18 to November 8 / 8:00AM - 11:00AM

    Start oil painting, play with acrylics, experiment with water soluble oils or dabble in watercolor in this light four-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.

    Instructor: Erik Holland
    Class Begins: Saturday October 18, 8:00AM - 11:00AM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $96 Museum members, $108 non-members

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    Required Supplies:
    (4-8) 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 if working in oil
    Water with Container (if working in acrylics or watercolor)
    French box easel (or similar)
    Paper towels

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    INTRODUCTION TO BOTANICAL ART

    Saturday October 18, 2014 / 10:30AM - 4:00PM

    Would you like to try your hand at Botanical Art and learn some water color techniques at the same time? This class offers step by step instruction, demonstrations, and individualized help as you learn to paint seasonal fruits. No previous experience necessary.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Class Begins: Saturday October 18, 10:30AM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $52 Museum members, $59 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Basic water color paint set (Reeves or Richardson is fine)
    # 8 and # 6 watercolor brush (or a medium and small pointed brush)
    10-well round plastic palette (or a white dinner plate)
    Pad of 140# watercolor paper (Strathmore, Casson or Arches)
    H pencil, or mechanical pencil
    Kneaded eraser
    All materials available at Nevada Fine Arts

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    CAPTURING THE COLORS OF AUTUMN IN WATERCOLOR

    Saturday October 25 to Sunday October 26 / 10:30AM - 5:30PM

    Bring your imagination as we dive into the colors found around us in Autumn. Rabbit brush, sage, cottonwoods, dried grasses, etc. with a possible backdrop of the first snow on the backdrop of the Sierra. Some knowledge of watercolor suggested. NOTE: Class will meet Saturday at the Museum and on Sunday at Mayberry Park

    Instructor: Lady Jill Mueller
    Class Begins: Saturday October 25, 10:30AM - 5:30PM
    Ages: 15 and up / Some experience working in watercolor is suggested
    Cost: $80 Museum members, $90 non-members

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    Required Supplies: TBA

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    KIDS' CORNER: ANIMALS IN ART

    Wednesdays, October 29 to November 19 / 3:30PM - 5:30PM

    Young artists will enjoy creating viewing both contemporary and historical references of animals in art. Drawing from the Museum's exhibitions, students will explore basic painting and drawing techniques in this four-week series. All materials and a snack are included with registration.

    Instructor: Merry Mathers
    Class Begins: Wednesday October 29, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
    Ages: 7 - 12 / All Levels
    Cost: $74 Museum members, $82 non-members

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    LIFE DRAWING: OPEN STUDIO (AT THE HOLLAND PROJECT)

    Wednesdays, November 5 to November 19 / 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. NOTE: This class will be taught offsite at The Holland Project (140 Vesta Street in Reno)

    Instructor: Jerry Stinson
    Class Begins: Wednesday November 5, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
    Ages: 18 and up / All levels
    Cost: $72 Museum members, $81 non-members

    » Click here for Class Supply List

    Suggested 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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    PHOTOGRAPHING 2-D AND 3-D PRODUCTS AND ARTWORK

    Saturday November 8, 2014 / 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Using your own personal DSLR camera and inexpensive props, learn how to take great shots of 2-D and 3-D artwork and objects. Students will be asked to bring in one 2-D and one 3-D object or artwork (can be made by you, store bought or something you already own). Students will address challenges with lighting and shadows, cropping, angles and pro-tricks to getting successful shots.

    Instructor: MD Welch
    Class Begins: Saturday November 8, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $72 Museum members, $81 non-members

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    Required Supplies: TBA

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    PAINTING LEAVES IN WATERCOLOR

    Sunday November 9, 2014 / 10:30AM - 3:30PM

    The leaves in a botanical work should support and enhance the painting but are often understated. Learn to mix a range of greens and to draw and paint leaves that strengthen your work.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Class Begins: Sunday November 9, 10:30AM - 3:30PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $40 Museum members, $45 non-members

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    Required Supplies: 4 each 7” x 10” (minimum), 140# Arches Hot or cold pressed paper (student choice)
    Watercolor Kit that includes sap green, panes grey, and lemon yellow
    Watercolor brushes pointed # 4 and # 6 water
    H and 4H pencil
    Kneaded eraser
    All materials available at Nevada Fine Arts

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    PHOTOGRAPHY: SPEED LIGHTING

    Tuesdays, November 11 to November 25 / 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: Tuesday November 11, 5:30PM - 8:30PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $72 Museum members, $81 non-members

    » Click here for Class Supply List

    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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    BEGINNING DRAWING: THE COMPARATIVE METHOD

    Tuesdays, November 11 to December 16 / 6:00PM - 9:00PM

    Whether you are a beginner or a intermediate level artist this class is designed to help your improve your drawing techniques. Students will start with the very basics gainnig a solid foundational working knowledge of how to draw what they see with an empasis on tonal range, perspective and shading. Through drawing drills and take-home assignments students will gain a better understanding of tool use and drawing techniques to create successful drawings using the comparative method.

    Instructor: David McCamant
    Class Begins: Tuesday November 11, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $144 Museum members, $162 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Drawing Pencils
    3 – HB
    1 – each B, 2B, 4B, 6B
    1 – White pastel pencil
    Erasers
    1 – Kneaded
    1 – White ‘soap’
    Drawing Board
    1 – 24”x 32” Incredible Art Board
    Clips
    2 – Bulldog brand clips (as large as you can find)
    Paper
    1 – 9” x 12” Pad Strathmore Charcoal Paper Medium Weight (white)
    1 – 9” x 12” Pad Bogus Rough Sketch Paper (brown)
    1 – 12” x 18” Pad Strathmore Charcoal Paper Medium Weight (white)
    1 – 9” x 12” sketchbook
    1 – Small pencil sharpener

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    BOTANICAL ART: EXPLORING TEXTURE AND LIGHT

    Saturdays, November 15 to November 22 / 10:30AM - 3:30PM

    The use of light and texture brings botanical art to life. This class will explore several techniques using a variety of subjects to add vibrancy and depth to your watercolor paintings. Some watercolor or botanical art experience is recommended.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Class Begins: Saturday November 15, 10:30AM - 3:30PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $80 Museum members, $90 non-members

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    Required Supplies: 6 each 7” x 10” (minimum), 140# Arches Hot or cold pressed paper (student choice)
    Watercolor Kit that includes paint and a clean pallet
    Watercolor brushes pointed # 4 and # 6 water
    H and 4H pencil
    Kneaded eraser
    All materials available at Nv Fine Arts

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    LEARN TO DRAW PORTRAITS

    Tuesdays, November 18 to December 9 / 6:00PM - 9:00PM

    Have fun while improving your drawing skills! This class will focus on using classical techniques to create a stunning portrait. In this class students will be introduced to gesture drawing, structure of the human face, two-value block-in, rhythm, lines and much more. For the final two classes, we will have a live model pose to further develop your skills.

    Instructor: Daniel Helzer
    Class Begins: Tuesday November 18, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $96 Museum members, $108 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Vine Charcoal, various types of charcoal sticks and charcoal pencils. Also a kneaded eraser and newsprint/charcoal paper.

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    HAPPY BEGINNINGS IN WATERCOLOR

    Wednesdays, November 19 to December 17 / 9:00AM - 2:00PM

    NOTE: Class does not meet on November 26

    This class is for the novice wishing to learn the basics of watercolor and how to apply them to produce fun and exciting paintings. The first class day we will go over everything one would use in watercolor, including how to stretch watercolor paper and helping the novice make choices about supplies. Beginning with the next class students will be able to see the basics demonstrated and then learn to apply them.

    Instructor: Lady Jill Mueller
    Class Begins: Wednesday November 19, 9:00AM - 2:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / Beginning to Intermediate Levels
    Cost: $160 Museum members, $180 non-members

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    Required Supplies: TBA

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    GIRLS NIGHT OUT: HAND DECORATED CERAMIC TILE COASTERS

    Thursday November 20, 2014 / 5:30PM - 8:30PM

    Ladies are invited to get crafty with this fun and social workshop. Students will decorate ceramic tiles with paint in a pattern of their choice to be used as decorative and stylish drink coasters. A great project to create hand-made holiday and hostess gifts. Bring old friends, meet new ones and have a great night over a glass (or two!) of wine and a fun project designed for all skill levels.

    Instructor: Casey Sibley
    Class Begins: Thursday November 20, 5:30PM - 8:30PM
    Ages: 21 and Up / All Levels
    Cost: $35 Museum members, $38 non-members

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    BABY PAINTING (9:30 AM)

    Saturday November 22, 2014 / 9:30AM - 10:15AM

    NOTE: This class is also offered at 10:30 am. Please scroll down if you prefer the later time.

    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!

    Instructor: Lisa Kornze
    Class Begins: Saturday November 22, 9:30AM - 10:15AM
    Ages: 6 months - 3 years
    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 (10:30 AM)

    Saturday November 22, 2014 / 10:30AM - 10:30AM

    NOTE: This class is also offered at 9:30 am. Please scroll up if you are interested in the early time.

    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!

    Instructor: Lisa Kornze
    Class Begins: Saturday November 22, 10:30AM - 10:30AM
    Ages: 6 months - 3 years
    Cost: $12 Museum members, $15 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Change of clothes/diaper and a towel

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    TODDLER ART ADVENTURE: WINTER WONDERLAND

    Wednesdays, December 3 to December 17 / 10:00AM - 10:45AM

    You and your child will enjoy create keepsake holiday gifts and ornaments while exploring a variety of mediums. Price includes one parent and one child. Dress for a mess!

    Instructor: TBA
    Class Begins: Wednesday December 3, 10:00AM - 10:45AM
    Ages: 2 - 5 with adult
    Cost: $34 Museum members, $37 non-members

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    KIDS' CORNER: DRAWING AND COLLAGE

    Wednesdays, December 3 to December 17 / 3:30PM - 5:30PM

    Young artists will enjoy exploring drawing and collage to create unique layered works of art. Students will enjoy a visit to the Museum's exhibitions to drawing inspiration for their own creations. All materials and a snack are included with registration.

    Instructor: Merry Mathers
    Class Begins: Wednesday December 3, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
    Ages: 7 - 12 / All Levels
    Cost: $58 Museum members, $64 non-members

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    LIFE DRAWING: OPEN STUDIO

    Wednesdays, December 3 to December 17 / 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 December 3, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
    Ages: 18 and up / All levels
    Cost: $72 Museum members, $81 non-members

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    Suggested 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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    GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: HOLIDAY GIFT TAG AND CARD MAKING

    Wednesday December 3, 2014 / 6:00PM - 9:00PM

    Ladies are invited to get crafty with this fun and social workshop. Get ready for the holidays this year and create your own handmade tags and cards for friends and family. Using various paper materials, stamps, washi tape, and more, the class will explore different methods for making unique gift tags and cards to add a customized and personal touch to your holiday giving. Bring old friends, meet new ones and have a great night over a glass (or two!) of wine and a fun project designed for all skill levels.

    Instructor: Lisa Kurt
    Class Begins: Wednesday December 3, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
    Ages: 21 and Up / All Levels
    Cost: $35 Museum members, $38 non-members

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    Suggested Supplies: Optional: Any stamps, papers, decorative elements they would like to bring. All necessary materials will be provided and are included with registration.

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    GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP (4 pm)

    Thursday December 4, 2014 / 4:00PM - 5:00PM

    Decorate a festive gingerbread house to take home and enjoy for the holidays. Kids will have fun frosting their houses and embellishing them with an assortment of candies to create that perfect winter scene. Dress for a mess!

    Instructor: TBA
    Class Begins: Thursday December 4, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
    Ages: All Ages (parent must accompany children under 10)
    Cost: $30 Museum members, $35 non-members

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    GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP (6 pm)

    Thursday December 4, 2014 / 6:00PM - 7:00PM

    Decorate a festive gingerbread house to take home and enjoy for the holidays. Kids will have fun frosting their houses and embellishing them with an assortment of candies to create that perfect winter scene. Dress for a mess!

    Instructor: TBA
    Class Begins: Thursday December 4, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
    Ages: All Ages (parent must accompany children under 10)
    Cost: $30 Museum members, $35 non-members

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    BEGINNING DRAWING: PERSPECTIVE

    Thursdays, December 4 to December 18 / 6:01PM - 9:00PM

    Whether you are a beginner or a intermediate level artist this class is designed to help your improve your drawing techniques by understanding the language of perspective. Learn the how and why of perspective drawing from simple converging lines to multiple boxes with vanishing points. Students will go from table top observations to more advanced integration of foreshortening and integrating people and nature into perspective drawings. Weekly demonstrations and example sheets will be given out to students.

    Instructor: David McCamant
    Class Begins: Thursday December 4, 6:01PM - 9:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $72 Museum members, $81 non-members

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    Required Supplies: TBA

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    WIRE SCULPTED JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES

    Saturday December 6, 2014 / 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    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: Saturday December 6, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    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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    EXPLORATIONS IN PEN & INK

    Sundays, December 7 to December 14 / 1:00PM - 4:00PM

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

    Instructor: Erik Holland
    Class Begins: Sunday December 7, 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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    HOLIDAY CARDS IN WATERCOLOR

    Sunday December 7, 2014 / 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Using ink and watercolor, learn how to make your own cards for the holidays. Create several original cards ready for mailing and learn how to reproduce your favorites. No art experience necessary! Bring a friend, enjoy some cookies and go home with some fun holiday cards. All materials included.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Class Begins: Sunday December 7, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $36 Museum members, $39 non-members

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    MANDALAS: MEDITATIVE DRAWING

    Thursday December 11, 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.

    Instructor: Kaleigh Surber
    Class Begins: Thursday December 11, 10:00AM - 2:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $42 Museum members, $46 non-members

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    BOOK ARTS: HANDMADE JOURNAL FOR 2015

    Friday December 12, 2014 / 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Create a beautiful handmade journal with exposed stitching on the spine and personal embellishments on the pages and covers. This book structure includes a wraparound closure and tabbed dividers, making it perfect for use as a personal calendar, day book or journal for 2015. A great way start recording New Year!

    Instructor: Katherine Case
    Class Begins: Friday December 12, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Ages: 15 and up / All levels
    Cost: $70 Museum members, $76 non-members

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    Required Supplies: Pencil, 18” metal ruler, 1" glue brush, X-acto knife, Awl, bone folder, scissors, medium and large binder clips
    Optional: Decorative papers, collage materials, rubber stamps, decorative buttons, string or ribbon for the closure, 18" or larger self healing cutting mat. NOTE: Please bring a sack lunch.