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    Miniature Pine Needle Baskets

    Sunday, February 18 / 10 am - 2 pm

    NOTE: This class is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be placed on the wait list or consider registering for our next offering on Sunday, March 25 by clicking here.

    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 Clinic: Avoiding Muddy or Chalky Colors

    Sunday, February 18 / 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.

    Join us this month as we explore color more in depth while also learning how to avoid muddy and chalky color. *Supply list.

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

    $25 General / $22 Museum members

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    Introduction to Textile Marbling

    Tuesday, February 20 / 10 am - 5 pm

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

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

    $100 General / $95 Museum members

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    Introduction to Acrylic Painting Techniques

    Tuesdays, February 20 - March 20 / 1 - 4 pm

    Students will enjoy this five-week introductory level course designed to teach basic acrylic painting techniques including blending, impasto, and dry brush. Students will paint from still life installations, geometric forms, and the portrait combining various painting techniques. Each class will approach acrylic paint differently to provide an introduction as to how the medium can be utilized for different styles and subject matter. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Rachel Stiff
    Ages: Adults (15+) / Beginners Welcome!

    $150 General / $135 Museum members

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    Watercolor: Open Studio

    Wednesdays, February 21 - March 14 / 1 - 4 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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    Kids’ Corner: Paint, Play, Clay

    Wednesdays, February 21 - March 21 / 3:30 - 5:30 pm

    Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive five-week series. Students will have an opportunity to practice and improve on their painting and drawing skills, will be introduced to clay and will enjoy exploring the Museum’s galleries. 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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    Watercolor for Beginners

    Sundays, February 25 - March 18 / 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 the skills used in creating beautiful paintings using translucent watercolors.Beginners will learn the basics of pallet set up, color mixing and a range of watercolor techniques including washes, dry brush work and “special effects.” *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Beginners welcome!

    $160 General / $145 Museum members

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    Mosaics 101: Introduction to Mosaics

    Sunday, February 25 / 10 am - 3 pm

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

    Students will learn the basics of mosaics, including techniques, design and grouting. Using various materials, students will work towards a 10” x 10” mosaic mirror or 6 x 12 plaque project. All materials provided but students may bring other objects (stones, jewels, beads, etc.) to incorporate into their piece. This class is intended for those unfamiliar or new to mosaics but all skill levels are welcome. 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.

    Instructor: Katie Packham
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All Levels

    $75 General / $65 Museum members

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    Portrait Painting in Oil or Acrylics

    Tuesdays, February 27 - March 27 / 6 – 9 pm

    Students will be introduced to portrait painting techniques in the first two class sessions (without a model). The following three classes will have brief instruction at the beginning of class followed by an open studio format painting class working from a live model. Students may use acrylic or oil paint. *Supply list.

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

    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.

    $150 General / $135 Museum members

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    Clay: Earthworks

    Wednesdays, February 28 - April 4 / 6 - 9 pm

    NOTE: This class is now sold out but will be offered again Wednesdays, April 25-May 30 or Thursdays, April 26-May 31. Please click here for future class dates or e-mail claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be placed on the wait list.

    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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    Drawing Techniques: Line, Value and Composition

    Thursdays, March 1 - 29 / 1 - 4 pm

    Students will enjoy this five-week introductory level course designed to teach basic drawing techniques while focusing on line work, value scales and composition. This class is designed to provide a foundation for drawing, teaching students how to realistically draw objects within an environment. Each class will focus on different drawing techniques and strategies, beginning with value scale exercises and moving towards rendering and shading three dimensional objects in an engaging composition. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Rachel Stiff
    Ages: Adults (15+) / Beginners Welcome!

    $150 General / $135 Museum members

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    Portrait Drawing: Open Studio

    Tuesdays, March 6 - 27 / 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, March 7 - 28 / 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, March 8 - 29 / 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 Pyrography Techniques: Wood Burning on Panels

    Saturday, March 10 / 9 am - 4 pm

    Pyrography means “writing with fire” and is the traditional art of using a heated tip to burn designs onto natural materials, such as wood, leather, or gourds. In this workshop, students will be introduced to the various types of wood burning techniques, tools and nibs and will learn how to transfer designs/drawings onto a two-dimensional surface. Students will work on line quality, value, contrast and shading while using wood burning tools. Students will then learn how to apply fur and feather textures as they work towards the completion of an 8 x 10” panel using a design provided by the instructor. All materials provided with registration.

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

    $90 General / $85 Museum members

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    Hand Painted Decorative Eggs

    Sunday, March 11 / 1 - 4 pm

    NOTE: This class will also be offered on Sunday, March 18. Please click here if you wish to register for the March 18 class.

    Inspired by her Czechoslovakian heritage, instructor Iva Neveux will introduce students to basic painting techniques to create beautiful decorative eggs. Each student will create two hand-painted eggs using combinations of dots, lines, dashes and curves. All materials included with registration.

    Instructor: Iva Neveux
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $40 General / $35 Museum members

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    Painting: Open Studio

    Sundays, March 11 - 25 / 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

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Photography: Composition and Techniques

    Tuesday - Thursday, March 13 - 15 / 9 am - 12 pm

    Take your photographs to the next level by learning proper composition and photography techniques. Students will learn the different ways to compose landscapes, still lifes and people, while also learning different techniques such as High Dynamic Range (HDR), panoramic stitching, long exposures, proper posing for people, working with photo filters and lighting terminology. *Supply list.

    Instructor: MD Welch
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Some familiarity with camera functions

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Painting Clinic: Brushwork and Dynamic Edges

    Sunday, March 18 / 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.

    Join us this month as we dive into brushwork. We will learn how to maximize a single brush to it’s fullest potential. In addition, we will discuss edge work: hard, firm and soft edges. *Supply list.

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

    $25 General / $22 Museum members

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    Hand Painted Decorative Eggs

    Sunday, March 18 / 1 - 4 pm

    Inspired by her Czechoslovakian heritage, instructor Iva Neveux will introduce students to basic painting techniques to create beautiful decorative eggs. Each student will create two hand-painted eggs using combinations of dots, lines, dashes and curves. All materials included with registration.

    Instructor: Iva Neveux
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $40 General / $35 Museum members

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    Camera Basics for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

    Tuesday - Thursday, March 20 - 22 / 6 - 9 pm

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

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

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Introduction to Photoshop

    Saturdays, March 24 and 31 / 10 am – 2 pm

    Students new to Adobe Photoshop will be introduced to the basic features and concepts of the program. Students will learn how to organize and open files, gain a basic understanding of image editing and will explore the basic tools and functions of the program, including working with layers and color modes, adjusting image size and resolution, and will be introduced to basic retouching and image manipulation. *Supply list.

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

    $85 General / $75 Museum members

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    Miniature Pine Needle Baskets

    Sunday, March 25 / 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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    Spring Break Art Camp for Kids

    Monday - Friday, March 26 - 30 / 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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    Spring Break Camp – Fun with Clay

    Monday - Friday, April 2 - 6 / 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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    Art High: Ceramics – Hand Building and Wheel Throwing Techniques

    Monday - Friday, April 2 - 6 / 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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    Drawing: Open Studio – The Costumed Figure

    Tuesdays, April 3 - 24 / 1 - 4 pm

    Using media of choice, students will explore costume, texture, and style in this open studio class. Drawing from a live model, students will explore textural costumes, lighting and form in this dynamic class for all skill levels. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female costumed models will be posed and drawn. *Supply list.

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

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Wednesdays, April 4 - 25 / 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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    Letterpress Printing from Photopolymer Plates

    Wednesday, April 4 / 6 - 8 pm
    and Saturday, April 14 /10 am - 4 pm

    Design and print your own digital designs on the letterpress. Photopolymer plates allow one to letterpress print from any digital file and are often used for business cards and other personal stationary. In the evening session of this class on April 4, letterpress printer Katherine Case will give students a step by step guide to creating a letterpress-ready PDF file. We will discuss the in's and out's of printing from photopolymer plates and look at lots of handouts and examples. Students will then email their own PDF's to a service bureau (NOTE: there will be a fee of $60-$75 each) to get photopolymer plates made. On day-two, Saturday, April 14, class will meet at Meridian Press, Katherine's letterpress studio in Southwest Reno to print individual polymer plates on a Vandercook letterpress. While we are printing everyone's work, students will learn how to lock up, ink and print. No letterpress experience is required. Some design experience is required to create the personalized digital pdf for the polymer plate. *Supply list.

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

    $100 General / $90 Museum members

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    Bouquets in Ink and Watercolor

    Thursdays, April 5 and 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.

    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

    $85 General / $75 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Thursdays, April 5 - 26 / 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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    Color Studies in Watercolor

    Tuesday, April 10 / 10 am - 2 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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    Book Arts: Carolingian Calligraphy

    Tuesdays, April 10 - May 15 / 6 - 9 pm

    Carolingian is a graceful style of calligraphy based on a script developed in France in the late 8th century during the rule of Charlemagne. It is a beautiful, legible and flowing hand, and as we dip our pens into ink, you will find that it is most enjoyable to write. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carol Pallesen
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $195 General / $180 Museum members

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    Kids’ Corner: After-School Art Adventures

    Wednesdays, April 11 - May 2 / 3:30 - 5:30 pm

    Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive four-week series. Students will have an opportunity to practice and improve on their painting and drawing skills, will be introduced to printing techniques and will enjoy exploring the Museum’s galleries. A snack and all materials are included with registration.

    Ages: 7 - 12 / All levels

    $100 General / $90 Museum members

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    Photography: Portrait Lighting

    Thursdays, April 12 – 26 / 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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    Painting: Open Studio

    Sundays, April 15 - May 6 / 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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    Drawing Techniques: Shape and Form

    Tuesdays, April 17 - May 8 / 1 - 4 pm

    Students enjoy this four-week course designed to teach basic drawing techniques with a specific emphasis on drawing shape and form. Students will improve their observational drawing skills by first working on rendering basic shapes, working later towards creating compositions on the page and realistically drawing more complex objects, forms and textures while referencing staged still life displays. This class is designed to provide a strong introductory foundation for beginning drawing students and a refresher for more advanced students. *Supply list.

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

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Oil Painting: Landscapes from Photographs

    Tuesdays, April 17 - May 15 / 6 - 9 pm

    Working in oil paint, students will explore value divisions in landscapes and the basics of brush sketching and massing. With these skills students will learn how to relate color to value and will gain a better understanding of identifying spatial cues in a landscape. Using foundational skills students can then explore under-painting, glazing and dry-brushing techniques. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Daniel Helzer
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Some experience working in oils

    $150 General / $135 Museum members

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    Painting Clinic: Exploring Color Temperature

    Sunday, April 22 / 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.

    Join us this month as we explore color temperature and how to use temperature to bend greys for a more compelling painting. *Supply list.

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

    $25 General / $22 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

    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

    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 but will be offered again on Wednesday, June 6. Please click here to register for the June 6 class or you can email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be placed on the wait list for this class.

    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

    Supply list: TBA

    $60 General / $55 Museum members

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    Introduction to Lightroom

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

    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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    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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    Kids’ Corner: Comic Book Crashers

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

    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

    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 / $108 Museum members

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    Poppies in Watercolor

    Saturday, May 12 / 10 am - 2 pm

    NOTE: This class is now sold out but will be offered again on Saturday, June 2. Please click here to register for the June 2 class or you can 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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    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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    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

    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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    Drawing: Open Studio – The Costumed Figure

    Tuesdays, June 5 - 26 / 1 - 4 pm

    Using media of choice, students will explore costume, texture, and style in this open studio class. Drawing from a live model, students will explore textural costumes, lighting and form in this dynamic class for all skill levels. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female costumed models will be posed and drawn. *Supply list.

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

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Nightscape in Watercolor

    Wednesday, June 6 / 10 am - 3:30 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

    $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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    Portrait Drawing: Open Studio

    Tuesdays, July 10 - 31 / 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, 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