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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

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

    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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    Art Camp for Kids

    Monday - Wednesday, August 20 - 22 / 9 am - 1 pm

    Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this three-day camp, participants will have the opportunity work on their drawing skills, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum's galleries. All materials are included with registration. Please bring a sack lunch and bottle of water

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

    $135 General / $125 Museum members

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    Summer Intensive: Linocut Techniques

    Tuesday - Thursday, August 21 - 23 / 10 am - 3 pm

    Beginners and intermediate printmakers alike will enjoy this project-based approach to linoleum-cut printmaking. Learn several techniques for multicolor printing as well as how to carve simple, beautiful patterns and images into linoleum. We will print using Japanese hand printing techniques and on the etching press. Students will be able to work from their own images at their own pace. Katherine will cover strategies for working with key blocks and tint blocks, developing pattern and choosing images that lend themselves especially well to this process. Students will complete this class with a small edition of handcut prints. You'll learn all about the tools, techniques and resources you need to be begin linoleum carving and printing at home. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Katherine Case
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    $160 General / $150 Museum members

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    Clay: Earthworks

    Tuesdays, August 21 - September 25 / 6 - 9 pm

    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

    Wednesdays, August 22 - September 26 / 6 - 9 pm

    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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    Natural Illustration: Summer Sea Shells in Watercolor and Colored Pencil

    Saturday, August 26 / 10 am – 3 pm

    NOTE: This class has been canceled.

    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

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

    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.

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

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Watercolor for Beginners: Lavender Fields

    Monday - Wednesday, August 27 - 29 / 1:30 - 4:30 pm

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

    This three-session course will focus on the importance of value and depth in landscape paintings. The subject of lavender fields will first be explored in a monochromatic painting, focusing on value as well as wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry watercolor techniques. In the following sessions students will explore color mixing and will apply the value lessons learned from monochromatic study to full color spectrum paintings. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Iva Neveux
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Beginners welcome!

    $95 General / $85 Museum members

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    Photography: Portrait Lighting

    Tuesday - Thursday, August 28 - 30 / 6 – 9 pm

    Lighting for portrait photography can be intimidating, and confusing. The terms, the science and the gear can overwhelm photographers who just want to make a quality portraits. This course will introduce students to the terminology and will simplify the science of portrait photography while demonstrating a variety of gear setups to meet every budget level. Students will learn tips for posing subjects and will work on composition techniques for both individual portraits and group photography. Students will enjoy demonstrations of useful gear, will address safety issues and will learn shooting techniques in the classroom. The second half of the class will allow students work with subjects and applying the techniques learned to their own creative vision. *Supply list.

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

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Kids’ Corner: Modern Masters

    Wednesdays, August 29 - September 26 / 3:30 - 5:30 pm

    Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun developing their art skills while examining the work of modern masters in the galleries. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Joan Mitchell and Mark Rothko students will explore different mediums and approaches to approaches to making art. A snack and all materials are included with registration.

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

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Botanical Illustration: Sunflowers

    Thursday, August 30 / 10 am - 2 pm

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

    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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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Wednesdays, September 5 - 26 / 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, September 6 - 27 / 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, September 9 / 10 am – 3 pm

    NOTE: This class has been canceled.

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

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Painting: Open Studio

    Sundays, September 9 - 30 / 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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    Painting Techniques: The Still Life in Oil

    Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15 / 9 am – 4 pm

    Imploring the techniques and style of the Dutch Masters, both beginning and more advanced oil painting students will enjoy learning how to set up a still life, develop a concept and composition and will learn how to take a still life painting from start to finish. Students will explore oil painting techniques, including brushwork, value and color. Referencing the work of Vermeer and Rembrandt students will work to develop skilled painting of textures and surfaces while exploring use of light, shape and form. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Dee Kirkham
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $140 General / $125 Museum members

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    Watercolor Techniques: Batik Method on Rice Paper

    Saturday, September 15 / 10 am - 4 pm

    Take your watercolors to the next level with this fun method of using the batik method of applying hot wax to save and build layers of color. Together, we will create a painting on rice paper, which adds an extra element of interest and texture. Instructor will guide students through the batik process, while assisting each student with color mixing, composition and values to create a focal point in their work. A fairly simple drawing will be provided by the instructor for students to use, but students are also free to bring a reference image to draw out on their own. A working knowledge of watercolor painting is preferred; this class is not for absolute beginners. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Ronnie Rector
    Ages: Adults (15+) / Some experience

    $75 General / $65 Museum members

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    Fall Break Camp: Fun with Clay

    Monday - Friday, October 1 - 5 / 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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    Portrait Drawing: Open Studio

    Tuesdays, October 2 - 30 / 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 five-week portrait series. *Supply list.

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

    $150 General / $135 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Wednesdays, October 3 - 24 / 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, October 4 - 25 / 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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    Kids’ Corner: Animals in Art

    Wednesdays, October 10 - November 14* / 3:30 - 5:30 pm

    NOTE: There will be no class on October 31.

    Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun practicing and improving on art practice in this mixed media after school series while using animals as their reference. 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

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Clay: Earthworks

    Wednesdays, October 10 - November 14 / 6 - 9 pm

    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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    Bristlecone Pine in Ink and Watercolor

    Thursday, October 11 / 9 am - 2 pm

    Bristlecones are a wonderful subject for both realistic and impressionistic watercolors. Using paint and ink, students will learn to capture the essence of these wonders of the natural world. Some watercolor experience is recommended. *Supply list.

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

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Clay: Earthworks

    Thursdays, October 11 - November 15 / 6 - 9 pm

    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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    Introduction to Textile Marbling

    Sunday, October 14 / 10 am - 5 pm

    This popular marbling workshop will introduce students marbling techniques on fabric that can be used for covering books and boxes. 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. The main focus will be on marbling fabric to create book cloth, and techniques for other textile uses will also be discussed. At the end of the day, the instructor will demonstrate how to prepare pieces of marbled cloth for use in bookbinding. Students will leave with their own stack of 15 marbled fabric pieces. All materials provided with registration.

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

    $100 General / $95 Museum members

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    Watercolor: Open Studio

    Tuesdays, October 16 - November 6 / 9 am - 12 pm

    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 Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Intermediate and Advanced Watercolor Students

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Upcycled Envelope Wallets

    Sunday, October 21 / 1 - 4 pm

    You have a wealth of book-making materials passing through your home every day, often ending up in the trash or recycling. In this fun introductory class, students will learn to turn junk mail envelopes into clever pocketbooks using basic bookbinding and collage techniques. Two pocketbooks will be completed during the class, so you’ll finish with a gift for a friend or family member. This structure is perfect for stashing cash and credit cards, tickets and ephemera, or any other small treasures. Both novice and intermediate book makers welcome. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Bel Mills
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $35 General / $32 Museum members

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    The Art of Meditation

    Thursdays, October 25 - November 8 / 5:30 - 6:30 pm

    Meditation is a technique for inner peace and wellness. Meditation can be a cornerstone of a healthy, happy, productive life. Everyone can do it. This class is taught by an expert who has over 30 years of experience helping people just like you. It does not require concentration or any special skill. You will learn different techniques each week that you can take home and use on your own. All are welcome, from first-timers to advanced students.

    Instructor: Stephen Jacobs
    Ages: Adult (15+)

    $45 General / $40 Museum members

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    Autumn Leaves in Watercolor

    Friday, October 26 / 10 am - 2 pm

    Capture the beauty of autumn leaves. Using the techniques of botanical illustration learn to create pictures and cards in watercolor, pencil and ink. This class is open to all levels. *Supply list.

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

    $45 General / $40 Museum members

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    Bar Soap Box Book

    Saturday, November 3 / 10 am - 2 pm

    In this fun introductory class, you will learn how to use patterned paper, book cloth, and waxed thread to turn an ordinary bar-soap box into a thick mini-journal with a hand-stitched spine. Students will leave with a compact journal ideal for taking on the road or giving as a gift. With just over 365 pages, the journal is also an ideal “line-a-day” diary, habit tracker, or dream journal. Also a great place for artists to test pens and paints, or demo rubber stamps. A variety of basic bookbinding techniques will be covered, including proper folding, gluing and stitching practices. Both novice and intermediate book makers welcome. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Bel Mills
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $45 General / $42 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Wednesdays, November 7 - 28* / 6 - 9 pm
    NOTE: Class does not meet on Wednesday, November 21. This is a three-week class.

    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

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Painting Techniques: The Still Life in Oil

    Thursday - Saturday, November 9 - 11 / 9 am – 4 pm

    Imploring the techniques and style of the Dutch Masters, both beginning and more advanced oil painting students will enjoy learning how to set up a still life, develop a concept and composition and will learn how to take a still life painting from start to finish. Students will explore oil painting techniques, including brushwork, value and color. Referencing the work of Vermeer and Rembrandt students will work to develop skilled painting of textures and surfaces while exploring use of light, shape and form. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Dee Kirkham
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $210 General / $190 Museum members

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    Mailable Book from a Shipping Box

    Wednesday and Thursday, November 14 and 15 / 10 am - 3 pm

    In this engaging class, students will use Kraft envelopes to make a functional, flexible 2019 planner. Three different binding styles will be covered over the course of the day- accordion, pamphlet stitch, and elastic – with each style adding a layer of functionality to this remarkable book. The finished structure will feature 6 large storage compartments, 4 page sections for lists and plans, and 2 flexible bindings to allow pages to be added or removed throughout the year. Both beginner and intermediate book makers will find plenty to take away from this class. *Supply list.

    Instructor:Bel Mills
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $115 General / $105 Museum members

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    Bristlecone Pine in Ink and Watercolor

    Sunday, November 18 / 9 am - 2 pm

    Bristlecones are a wonderful subject for both realistic and impressionistic watercolors. Using paint and ink, students will learn to capture the essence of these wonders of the natural world. Some watercolor experience is recommended. *Supply list.

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

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Nightscape in Watercolor

    Friday, November 30 / 10 am - 3 pm

    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

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Wednesdays, December 5 - 19* / 6 - 9 pm
    NOTE: This is a three-week class.

    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

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Botanical Illustration: Winter Gourds

    Thursday, December 6 / 10 am - 3 pm

    Learn the techniques of botanical illustration to capture the bounty of winter gourds in watercolor. Students with watercolor experience and those new to watercolor are welcome. *Supply list.

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

    $45 General / $40 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Thursdays, December 6 - 20* / 1 - 4 pm
    NOTE: This is a three-week class.

    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

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Book Arts: 2019 Planner/Organizer

    $56 General / $52 Museum members