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    Painting Clinic: Exploring Color Temperature

    Sunday, April 22 / 10 am - 12:30 pm

    NOTE: This class has been canceled.

    Instructor: Daniel Helzer
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $25 General / $22 Museum members

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    Painting: Open Studio

    Sundays, April 22 - May 6 / 1 - 4 pm

    NOTE: This class has been canceled.

    Instructor: Daniel Helzer
    Ages: Adult (18+) / All levels

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Book Arts: Articulated Binding – An Indestructible Cover

    Wednesday, April 25 / 10 am - 5 pm

    An indestructible cover, inspired by Italy’s 1970’s solution to the Yellow Pages in public phone booths, this 360-degree flexible binding offers many advantages because it bends and does not break! It offers visual and tactile delight, employing strips of articulated boards and marbled fabric. In this workshop, instructor Pietro Accardi will instruct students in the art of this rare binding technique. Students will create a large and small articulated blank journal that can beautifully withstand the ravages of time.

    Instructor: Pietro Accardi
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels*
    *some book arts experience is helpful but not required

    $90 General / $85 Museum members

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    Clay: Earthworks

    Wednesdays, April 25 - May 30 / 6 - 9 pm

    NOTE: This class is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be placed on the waitlist.

    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. All materials are provided.

    Instructor: Karen Vetter
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    Nevada K-12 Educators: Please note, this course has been approved by the Nevada Department of Education for 1.0 in-service credit. Please contact claire.munoz@nevadaart.org if you wish to receive in-service credit.

    $189 General / $169 Museum members

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    Clay: Earthworks

    Thursdays, April 26 - May 31 / 6 - 9 pm

    NOTE: This class is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be placed on the waitlist.

    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. All materials are provided.

    Instructor: Karen Vetter
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    Nevada K-12 Educators: Please note, this course has been approved by the Nevada Department of Education for 1.0 in-service credit. Please contact claire.munoz@nevadaart.org if you wish to receive in-service credit.

    $189 General / $169 Museum members

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    Pyrography Basics: Calabaza Spirit Pouches

    Saturday, April 28 / 10 am - 4 pm

    Inspired by her Navajo heritage, instructor Tia Flores, will use natural resources and designs inspired by nature in this one-day calabaza (gourd) pyrography workshop. Students will learn and apply basic pyrographic (burning) techniques to apply designs onto the surface of a small calabaza (gourd). Students will complete their necklace by adding a leather backing to the gourd and will complete the project by adding artificial sinew stitching and leather strap. All materials provided with registration.

    Instructor: Tia Flores
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $80 General / $75 Museum members

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    Introduction to Video Editing with Premiere Pro

    Saturdays, April 28 - May 5 / 10 am - 2 pm

    Students looking to learn basic video editing will enjoy this introduction to Adobe’s Premiere Pro video editing software. Learn basic editing skills, explore the Premiere Pro panels, learn how to add graphics and text, adjust audio levels and prepare final videos for sharing.

    Instructor: MD Welch
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $85 General / $75 Museum members

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    Nightscape in Watercolor

    Sunday, April 29 / 10 am - 3:30 pm

    NOTE: This class is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be placed on the wait list.

    This one-day workshop will present techniques in watercolor to express the beauty of sunsets, starry nights and early dawns. Both impressionistic and realistic approaches will be explored. *Supply list. 

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Some watercolor experience

    $60 General / $55 Museum members

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    Introduction to Lightroom

    Tuesday - Thursday, May 1 - 3 / 9 am - 12 pm

    NOTE: This class has been moved and will now meet Monday - Wednesday, May 7 - 9 from 9 am - 12 pm. Please click here to register for the new dates.

    Adobe Lightroom is quickly becoming the go to application for photographers of any experience level, but so many photographers are not using the application to the fullest potential. There are also features of Lightroom that are best left to other applications, and those work arounds will be shown in class. From tethered shooting to advanced Develop module techniques, this class with get new Lightroom users up and running, and advanced users taking advantage of features that will save time, and reduce frustration. *Supply list.

    Instructor: MD Welch
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Portrait Drawing: Open Studio

    Tuesdays, May 1 - 22 / 1 - 4 pm

    Improve your portrait drawing skills and explore a variety of media in this fun and encouraging open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer individualized instruction upon request. Weekly brief demonstrations will encourage individuals to work through drawing challenges and explore media of choice in this open studio format class. Both male and female clothed models will be posed and drawn in this four-session class. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Jerry Stinson
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All Levels

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Wednesdays, May 2 - 23 / 6 - 9 pm

    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. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Jerry Stinson
    Ages: Adults (18+) / All Levels

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Thursdays, May 3 - 24 / 1 - 4 pm

    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. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Jerry Stinson
    Ages: Adults (18+) / All Levels

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Kid Play in Clay: Mother’s Day Gifts

    Saturday, May 5 / 9:30 - 10:30 am

    Kids ages 2 - 6 will enjoy playing in clay with their parents as they create inspired keepsake treasures for Mother's Day while exploring the tactile qualities of clay.

    Instructor: Karen Vetter
    Ages: 2 - 6 with parent

    $25 General / $22 Museum members

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    Kid Play in Clay: Mother’s Day Gifts

    Saturday, May 5 / 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Kids ages 2 - 6 will enjoy playing in clay with their parents as they create inspired keepsake treasures for Mother's Day while exploring the tactile qualities of clay.

    Instructor: Karen Vetter
    Ages: 2 - 6

    $25 General / $22 Museum members

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    Mosaic Garden Stone

    Sunday, May 6 / 10 am - 3 pm

    In this one-day workshop students will mosaic a 6 x 12 stone paver for the garden. Using glass, ceramic and stone tesserae students will learn the basics of mosaics including tile cutting, design, and grouting. This class builds on the Mosaic 101 class with a lecture on proper techniques for creating and grouting outdoor mosaics, but no previous mosaic experience is necessary. At the end of the workshop, students will be given a grouting demo and take home grout kit. Students can take the grout home or may choose to complete the project with guidance at a later date at Copper Cat Studios in Sparks. All materials provided.

    Instructor: Katie Packham
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $75 General / $65 Museum members

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    Natural Illustration: Bees and Wasps in Graphite

    Sunday, May 6 / 10 am – 3 pm

    In this intermediate to advanced class, students will learn the basics of natural illustration drawing with a focus on bee/wasp illustration using graphite pencils. Students will learn about bee/wasp anatomy, creating a final work illustrating the bee/wasp and two chosen details on the insect. Specimens of bee and wasps will be provided to draw from life, as well as photo reference materials. *Students should have some drawing experience and should be familiar with basic graphite pencil techniques. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Sophie Banspach
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Intermediate or Advanced levels

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Introduction to Lightroom

    $72 General / $64 Museum members

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    Kids’ Corner: Comic Book Crashers

    Wednesdays, May 9 - 30 / 3:30 - 5:30 pm

    NOTE: This class is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be placed on the waitlist.

    Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun practicing and improving on their drawing skills, while developing story lines and comic book characters in this mixed media class. Students will also have an opportunity to explore and sketch in the Museum’s galleries while looking for inspiration for their own work. A snack and all materials are included with registration.

    Instructor: Jen Henry
    Ages: 7 - 12 / All levels

    $100 General / $90 Museum members

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    Watercolor: Open Studio

    Thursdays, May 10 - 31 / 9 am - 12 pm

    NOTE: This class is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be placed on the wait list.

    This intermediate level open studio class is designed for returning students and experienced students. Students should have a personal work in progress to work towards completing in this fun and social series. Each class will begin with a short lesson addressing a challenge or technique followed by open studio time to continue work on personal projects. Instructor will be on hand to assist with challenges, offer critique, instruction, and encouragement. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlett
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Intermediate and Advanced Watercolor Students

    $120 General / $108 Museum members

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    Poppies in Watercolor

    Saturday, May 12 / 10 am - 2 pm

    NOTE: This class is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be placed on the wait list for this class.

    Learn to paint the vibrancy of poppies from live specimens and photos. Demonstrations will focus on layering washes to capture deep saturation of color while maintaining the transparency of watercolor.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Some watercolor experience

    Supply list: TBA

    $45 General / $40 Museum members

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    Drawing Techniques: The Still Life in Dry Media

    Tuesdays, May 15 - June 5 / 1 - 4 pm

    Students will enjoy this introductory level course designed to introduce student to dry media with a focus on the still life. Students will work on approaches to textures like glass, fabric and metals while exploring drawing techniques. This class is designed to provide a foundation for drawing, teaching students how to realistically render objects, texture and light. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Rachel Stiff
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Introduction to Pattern Design in Procreate

    Saturday, May 19 / 9 am - 12 pm

    Learn the basics of the Procreate app while using an iPad Pro. Students will use the provided iPad Pro and app to create pattern designs from original artwork. This class will provide an introduction to digital design on an iPad, while diving into the fundamentals of pattern design and development. Participants will brainstorm pattern ideas through sketching, mocking up pattern ideas, and building cohesive collections, all in a perfectly portable, digital format!

    NOTE: iPad Pro and Procreate software is will be provided for students to use during class time.

    Instructor: Casey Sibley
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $40 General / $35 Museum members

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    Miniature Pine Needle Baskets

    Sunday, May 20 / 10 am - 2 pm

    Create a miniature pine needle basket using natural materials. Learn from the basket making tradition of Audrey Frank's native Nevadan Washoe/Paiute culture. Explore weaving methods by combining pine needles, sinew and raffia in this one-day workshop. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Audrey Frank
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    $55 General / $48 Museum members

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    Painting: Open Studio

    Sundays, May 20 - June 10 / 1 - 4 pm

    Students will enjoy developing their painting techniques and skills in this observational open studio class. Weekly subject matter will rotate between nude and clothed models and still-lifes. Each class will begin with brief instruction followed by an open studio format painting class. Students may use acrylic or oil paint. Dry media is also welcome. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Daniel Helzer
    Ages: Adult (18+) / All levels

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    European Marbling on Fabric and Binding in the Northern Italian Tradition

    Tuesday and Wednesday, May 22 and 23 / 10 am - 5 pm

    This two-day workshop will take students through Western marbling techniques on fabric and then constructing a book wrapped in their own marbled cloth. Students will begin on the first day the introduction of marbling on fabric. With the instructors, they will work on new patterns with an eye for nuance. The primary focus will be on marbling fabric to create book cloth. Techniques for other textile uses will also be discussed. On day two, using the marbled fabric they created, students will create book cloth to use on the cover of the book they will bind. The instructor will teach his unique binding style based on methods used in contemporary Northern Italy. Each student will leave with a handbound book covered in fabric they patterned and marbled. *Supply list.

    Instructors: Pietro and Vanessa Accardi
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $170 General / $155 Museum members

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    Painting Clinic: Anatomy and Facial Structure

    Sunday, May 27 / 10 am - 12:30 pm

    Painting clinics are designed to offer specific instruction on a variety of techniques and painting challenges. This series is ideal for Painting: Open Studio students looking for additional instruction and help with specific topics. *Supply list.

    Join us this month as we go over the anatomy and structure of the face, eyes, nose, ears and mouth.

    Instructor: Daniel Helzer
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $25 General / $22 Museum members

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    Poppies in Watercolor

    Saturday, June 2 / 10 am - 2 pm

    NOTE: This class is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be placed on the wait list.

    Learn to paint the vibrancy of poppies from live specimens and photos.  Demonstrations will focus on layering washes to capture deep saturation of color while maintaining the transparency of watercolor.  *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Some watercolor experience

    $45 General / $40 Museum members

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    Natural Illustration: Summer Sea Shells in Watercolor and Colored Pencil

    Sunday, June 3 / 10 am – 3 pm

    In this intermediate to advanced class, students will learn the basics of natural illustration drawing with a focus on sea shells and mixed media (watercolor and prismacolor). Students will learn about many types of sea shells, creating a final detailed drawing of sea shell. Shell specimens will be provided to draw from life, along with photo reference materials. *Basic understanding of drawing and/or watercolor techniques advised. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Sophie Banspach
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Intermediate or Advanced levels

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Nightscape in Watercolor

    Wednesday, June 6 / 10 am - 3:30 pm

    NOTE: This class is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be placed on the wait list.

    This one-day workshop will present techniques in watercolor to express the beauty of sunsets, starry nights and early dawns. Both impressionistic and realistic approaches will be explored. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Some watercolor experience

    $60 General / $55 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Wednesdays, June 6 - 27 / 6 - 9 pm

    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. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Jerry Stinson
    Ages: Adults (18+) / All Levels

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Thursdays, June 7 - 28 / 1 - 4 pm

    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. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Jerry Stinson
    Ages: Adults (18+) / All Levels

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Introduction to Repeating Patterns in Procreate

    Wednesday, June 13 / 1 - 4 pm

    Learn the basics of pattern design using an iPad Pro and the Procreate app! This class will give you a crash course in pattern design on an iPad, while teaching you how to build a seamlessly repeating pattern tile that can be uploaded to platforms like Spoonflower and Society6 to create one-of-a-kind custom products featuring your designs. Participants will brainstorm pattern ideas through digital sketching and will build repeating pattern tiles in an easy to follow, digital format.

    NOTE: iPad Pro and Procreate software is will be provided for students to use during class time.

    Instructor: Casey Sibley
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $40 General / $35 Museum members

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    Art Camp for Kids

    Monday - Friday, June 18 - 22 / 8:30 am - noon

    Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this five-day camp, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and all materials are included with registration.

    Instructor: Jen Henry
    Ages: 7 - 12 / All levels

    $185 General / $165 Museum members

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    Summer Intensive: A Crash Course in Drawing Fundamentals

    Monday - Friday, June 18 - 22 / 9 am - 12 pm

    Students will enjoy this introductory level course designed to teach basic drawing techniques including rendering, figure drawing, and perspective. This class is designed to provide a foundation for drawing, teaching students how to realistically draw objects, environments and people. Each class will focus on different drawing techniques and strategies, beginning with rendering and shading objects in perspective to drawing a live model. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Rachel Stiff
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Beginners welcome!

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Watercolor Techniques: Lake Tahoe in Watercolor

    Saturday, June 23 / 10 am - 3 pm

    NOTE: This class is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be placed on the waitlist.

    This one-day workshop will present lessons and demos on water, granite, mountains and sky that are the hallmarks of Lake Tahoe. Learn to layer watercolor washes to capture the deeply saturated colors of Tahoe. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) All levels

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Miniature Pine Needle Baskets

    Sunday, June 24 / 10 am - 2 pm

    Create a miniature pine needle basket using natural materials. Learn from the basket making tradition of Audrey Frank's native Nevadan Washoe/Paiute culture. Explore weaving methods by combining pine needles, sinew and raffia in this one-day workshop. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Audrey Frank
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    $55 General / $48 Museum members

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    Summer Camp: Fun with Clay

    Monday - Friday, June 25 - 29 / 8:30 am - noon

    Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring the tactile nature of clay. Instruction will encompass basic hand building, throwing on the wheel, and sculpture. In this 5 day camp, students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from the heat of kiln. This will be a fun and educational class. All works will be fired in the Museums' kiln. Snack and materials are included.

    Instructor: Karen Vetter
    Ages: 7 - 12 / All levels

    $185 General / $165 Museum members

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    Introduction to Color in Oil or Acrylics

    Tuesday - Thursday, June 26 - 28 / 9 am - noon

    This course is a 3-day intensive study covering the use of color with emphasis on how seeing relates to color choices. Students will gain a good foundational working knowledge of how to mix and use color as it relates to making artwork. The class will be exposed to many color theories, which will be put into practice. Each lesson begins with the concepts to be covered, demonstration of the techniques, hands on experience. *Supply list

    Instructor: David McCamant
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All Levels

    $100 General / $90 Museum members

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    Digitizing Hand Drawings with Illustrator

    Wednesday, June 27 / 1 - 4 pm

    Learn to take your hand drawn artwork into digital format in this introduction to Adobe Illustrator using an iPad Pro. In this class, students will learn best practices for drawing design elements by hand. Students will review best practices for documenting work for digital manipulation and will be introduced to the tools in Illustrator that can be used to create professional results while maintaining the hand rendered quality of their work. Students will also review contemporary applications for their final digital artwork.

    NOTE: iPad Pro and Illustrator software is will be provided for students to use during class time.

    Instructor: Casey Sibley
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $40 General / $35 Museum members

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    Summer Bouquets in Ink and Watercolor

    Friday, June 29 / 10 am - 2 pm

    NOTE: This class is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be placed on the waitlist.

    Learn to combine the texturing of ink and the vibrancy of watercolor to capture the beauty of of a floral bouquet. This class is designed to teach basic approaches to botanical illustration. Students will use photographs and live specimens for reference. Beginners and experienced students are welcome. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Summer Camp: Fun with Clay

    Monday - Friday, July 9 - 13 / 8:30 am - noon

    Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring the tactile nature of clay. Instruction will encompass basic hand building, throwing on the wheel, and sculpture. In this 5 day camp, students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from the heat of kiln. This will be a fun and educational class. All works will be fired in the Museums' kiln. Snack and materials are included.

    Instructor: Karen Vetter
    Ages: 7 - 12 / All levels

    $185 General / $165 Museum members

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    Drawing the Landscape: Value, Depth and Perspective

    Monday - Friday, July 9 - 13 / 9 am - 12 pm

    From field sketches to finished works artists have always worked to capture the landscape. In this class students will learn techniques for working quickly when time is of the essence, and how to develop a drawing over a period of time. Along with value, depth and perspective students cultivate an eye for composition. Students will be introduced to a variety of mediums, as well as complete a sketch using oil paint. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Rachel Stiff
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Art High: Ceramics – Hand Building and Wheel Throwing Techniques

    Monday - Friday, July 9 - 13 / 1:30 - 4:30 pm

    Teens ages 13 – 18 will have fun exploring the tactile nature of clay. Instruction will encompass basic hand building, throwing on the wheel, and sculpture. In this 5 day intensive for teens, students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from the heat of kiln. This will be a fun and educational class. All works will be fired in the Museums' kiln. All materials are included.

    Instructor: Karen Vetter
    Ages: 13 - 18 / All levels

    $185 General / $165 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Wednesdays, July 11 - August 1 / 6 - 9 pm

    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. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Jerry Stinson
    Ages: Adults (18+) / All Levels

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Thursdays, July 12 - August 2 / 1 - 4 pm

    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. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Jerry Stinson
    Ages: Adults (18+) / All Levels

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Natural Illustration: Summer Succulents in Watercolor and Colored Pencil

    Sunday, July 15 / 10 am – 3 pm

    In this intermediate to advanced level class, students will learn the basics of natural illustration drawing with a focus on summer succulents and mixed media (watercolor and prismacolor). Students will learn about many types of succulents, their natural habitats, and creatures whom interact or co-habitate with succulents. Students will create a final drawing of a chosen succulent in a natural environment. Succulent specimens will be provided to draw from life along with photo reference materials. *Basic understanding of watercolor and/or colored pencils techniques advised. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Sophie Banspach
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Intermediate or Advanced levels

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Impressionist Painting Techniques in Oil

    Monday - Friday, July 16 - 20 / 9 am - noon

    Inspired by the American and French Impressionists, students will use oil paint to explore color, light and shadow in this summer intensive. This series will explore brushwork techniques, cropped compositions, color breaking and mixing colors directly on canvas. *Supply list.

    Instructor: David McCamant
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Introduction to Marbling Techniques on Paper and Fabric

    Tuesday - Thursdays, July 17 - 19 / 10 am - 3 pm

    In this 3-day workshop will introduce students marbling techniques on both paper and fabric. Students will begin the day by working on basic marbling skills. With the instructor's guidance, they will work on new patterns with an eye for nuance. Students will get hands on experience of all aspects of marbling from preparatory mixing of water medium and paints, to the creation of classical patterns. Specific attention will be given to learning how to obtain particular designs using a diverse array of rakes and combs. Students will have ample time for experimentation with guidance from the instructor. Day three will allow for open studio time for student to continue to work on their own pieces after learning the basics. All materials provided with registration.

    Instructor: Pietro and Vanessa Accardi
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $190 General / $175 Museum members

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    Color Studies in Watercolor

    Thursday, July 19 / 1 - 4:30 pm

    Translucence is at the heart of watercolor painting. Learn to chart and mix your colors to keep the beautiful luminosity of the medium. This class includes color charting both wet and dry, mixing triads for unusual color, and learning to combine warm and cool hues. An excellent class for both the beginner and advanced student. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    $45 General / $40 Museum members

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    Watercolor Techniques: Lake Tahoe in Watercolor

    Sunday, July 22 / 10 am - 3 pm

    This one-day workshop will present lessons and demos on water, granite, mountains and sky that are the hallmarks of Lake Tahoe. Learn to layer watercolor washes to capture the deeply saturated colors of Tahoe. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) All levels

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Art Camp for Kids

    Monday - Friday, July 23 - 27 / 8:30 am - noon

    Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this five-day camp, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and all materials are included with registration.

    Instructor: Jen Henry
    Ages: 7 - 12 / All levels

    $185 General / $165 Museum members

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    Acrylic Painting Techniques: Abstracting the Landscape

    Monday - Friday, July 23 - 27 / 9 am - 12 pm

    Explore abstraction through guided exercises designed to break boundaries and expand your creative language. Working with acrylic paint students will create landscapes using color, form and texture. Emphasis will be on risk taking and experimentation. Development of individual vision will be encouraged. Beginner to advanced painters welcome! *Supply list.

    Instructor: Rachel Stiff
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Summer Camp: Fun with Clay

    Monday - Friday, July 30 - August 3 / 8:30 am - noon

    Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring the tactile nature of clay. Instruction will encompass basic hand building, throwing on the wheel, and sculpture. In this 5 day camp, students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from the heat of kiln. This will be a fun and educational class. All works will be fired in the Museums' kiln. Snack and materials are included.

    Instructor: Karen Vetter
    Ages: 7 - 12 / All levels

    $185 General / $165 Museum members

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    Watercolor Techniques: Lake Tahoe in Watercolor

    Wednesday, August 15 / 10 am - 3 pm

    This one-day workshop will present lessons and demos on water, granite, mountains and sky that are the hallmarks of Lake Tahoe. Learn to layer watercolor washes to capture the deeply saturated colors of Tahoe. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) All levels

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Botanical Illustration: Sunflowers

    Saturday, August 18 / 10 am - 2 pm

    Using the late summer colors of blooming sunflowers, as subject matter, this class will explore the world of botanical illustration. Explore basic drawing, ink and watercolor techniques to capture the beauty of the season. This class welcomes beginners and students from previous botanical workshops. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    $45 General / $40 Museum members

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    Natural Illustration: Leaf Structures in Pen and Ink

    Sunday, August 19 / 10 am – 3 pm

    In this intermediate to advanced level class, students will learn the basics of natural illustration drawing with a focus on leaf structures and pen-and-ink drawing. Students will learn about plant anatomy and venous structures, using magnifying glasses to scrutinize and illustrate details. Students will learn how to use pen-and-ink to create many types of detail and texture. Some leaf specimens will be provided to draw from life along with photo reference materials. A basic understanding of drawing techniques is advised. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Sophie Banspach
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Intermediate or Advanced levels

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Oil Painting Techniques: Expressive Brushwork and Color Blocking

    Monday - Friday, August 27 - 31 / 9 am - noon

    Beginning and advanced students will enjoy this five-day technique-based class. Daily exercises will allow students to explore the use of sensitive and effective brush strokes using paint and medium to manipulate paint with a brush. Will include an exploration of tool use including brushes and the applications and use of a pallet knife to apply and carve paint to create texture and depth. *Supply list.

    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels
    Instructor: David McCamant

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Botanical Illustration: Sunflowers

    Thursday, August 30 / 10 am - 2 pm

    Using the late summer colors of blooming sunflowers, as subject matter, this class will explore the world of botanical illustration. Explore basic drawing, ink and watercolor techniques to capture the beauty of the season. This class welcomes beginners and students from previous botanical workshops. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    $45 General / $40 Museum members