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    Portrait Drawing: Open Studio

    Tuesdays, May 2 - 23 / 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 / $108 Museum members

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    Clay: Earthworks

    Wednesdays, May 3 - June 7 / 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

    $189 General / $169 Museum members

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    Photography: Composition and Techniques

    Wednesdays, May 3 - 17 / 6 - 9 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

    $81 General / $72 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Wednesdays, May 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 / $108 Museum members

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    Plein Air Painting in Oil

    Thursdays, May 4 - June 8 / 9 am - noon

    Students will enjoy traveling to scenic outdoor locations near downtown Reno while learning how to paint small color sketches or studies (“pochades”) using oils. This class will focus on how to capture light in the landscape quickly while working with oil paint. Hands-on instruction will take students from basic setup to finish a quick outdoor study in plein air. First class will meet in the E.L. Cord Museum School with the remaining classes held offsite at scenic locations. Students should have a good foundation in color mixing and some experience painting with oils. *Supply list.

    Instructor: David McCamant
    Ages: Adults (15+) / Some experience working in oils

    $180 General / $165 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Thursdays, May 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 / $108 Museum members

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    Mosaics 101: Introduction to Mosaics

    Saturday, May 6 / 10 am - 2 pm
    and Sunday, May 7 / 10 am - 12 pm

    In this two-day class, students will learn the basics of mosaics, including techniques, design and grouting. Using various materials, students will be guided through a 10” x 10” mosaic mirror 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.

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

    $75 General / $65 Museum members

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    DSLR Camera Basics

    Saturdays, May 6 and 13 / 10 am - 2 pm

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

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

    $81 General / $72 Museum members

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    Botanical Illustration

    Wednesdays, May 10 - 31 / 10 am - 2 pm

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

    Students will learn techniques to create beautiful watercolor renderings of nature’s bounty.  This class offers step by step instruction including color mixing, multiple washes, glazing, texturing and creating perspective through shadow and highlights.  Beginner and experienced watercolor students are welcome.  *Supply list.

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

    $160 General / $145 Museum members

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    Kids’ Corner: Fun with Clay

    Wednesdays, May 10 - June 7 / 4 - 5:30 pm

    NOTE: The time of this class has been adjusted following the WCSD elimination of "early release" on Wednesdays. Class will now begin at 4 pm.

    Young artists will enjoy exploring the qualities of clay in this fun after-school series. Students will have the opportunity to hand build and experiment on the pottery wheel. All materials and a snack are included with registration.

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

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Art and Wellness at the Nevada Museum of Art

    Thursday, May 11 / 9 am - 12 pm

    Art and Wellness at the Nevada Museum of Art will provide participants with a platform for self-expression, will provide a sense of community and will encourage individuals to develop daily practices inspired by art to explore mindfulness and self-reflection as they undergo and their cancer treatments. In consultation with Dr. Suresh Reddy, a Reno-based oncologist, Christine LaCasse Kaplan, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in oncology and art therapy, and local artist and educator, Carroll Charlet, the Museum is launching this pilot program to include hands-on facilitated art-making sessions.

    Open to all levels and abilities. No art experience necessary. Pre-registration required.

    $7 General / $6 Museum members

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    Watercolor: Open Studio

    Thursdays, May 11 - June 1 / 1 - 4 pm

    Beginning and experienced students will enjoy this four-week open studio format watercolor series. Students are invited to bring works in progress or begin new projects 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+) / Some watercolor experience

    $120 General / $108 Museum members

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    Linocuts: Botanical Blossoms

    Saturday, May 20 / 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Learn to carve simple, beautiful patterns or images in linoleum and print them using Japanese hand printing techniques. The botanical images we'll be working with in this class lend themselves especially well to this versatile printmaking process. Found images can be transformed into vibrantly layered compositions using Katherine's easy transfer and carving techniques. Everyone will leave with a small edition of botanical 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: Adults (15+) / All Levels

    $95 General / $85 Museum members

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    Baby Painting (9:30 am)

    Sunday, May 21 / 9:30 - 10:15 am

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

    Instructor: Lisa Kornze
    Ages: 6 months - 3 years

    $15 General / $12 Museum members

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    Baby Painting (10:30 am)

    Sunday, May 21 / 10:30 - 11:15 am

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

    Instructor: Lisa Kornze
    Ages: 6 months - 3 years

    $15 General / $12 Museum members

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    Botanical Illustration: Spring Flowers

    Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4 / 10 am - 2 pm

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

    Learn the techniques of botanical illustration to capture the vibrancy of spring flowers in watercolor.  Students with watercolor experience and those new to watercolor are welcome. *Supply list.

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

    $100 General / $90 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Wednesdays, June 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 / $108 Museum members

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    Art and Wellness at the Nevada Museum of Art

    Thursday, June 8 / 9 am - 12 pm

    Art and Wellness at the Nevada Museum of Art will provide participants with a platform for self-expression, will provide a sense of community and will encourage individuals to develop daily practices inspired by art to explore mindfulness and self-reflection as they undergo and their cancer treatments. In consultation with Dr. Suresh Reddy, a Reno-based oncologist, Christine LaCasse Kaplan, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in oncology and art therapy, and local artist and educator, Carroll Charlet, the Museum is launching this pilot program to include hands-on facilitated art-making sessions.

    Open to all levels and abilities. No art experience necessary. Pre-registration required.

    $7 General / $6 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Thursdays, June 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 / $108 Museum members

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    Summer Art Camp for Kids

    Monday - Friday, June 12 - 16 / 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: Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

    Tuesday - Thursday, June 13 - 15 / 8:30 am - noon

    Students learn the basics of weaving on Day 1. On Day 2 & 3, students will work towards the completion of a sampler and a small wall hanging (4" x 10"). Registration includes a $40 material fee which includes the pattern, yarns and a lap loom for the students to keep. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Toni Lowden
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $145 General / $135 Museum members

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    Summer Intensive: Batik Papers for Books, Boxes and Cards

    Tuesday - Thursday, June 13 - 15 / 9 am - 3 pm

    Create beautiful books and cards using the Javanese tradition of batik. With tjanting tools in hand, participants will dip into melted wax and draw lines, shapes, and letters on papers which will later be brightly painted with dyes. Wax will be ironed out, and the papers are then ready for measuring, cutting, and folding into unique projects. Adding words comes next with the introduction and practice of a monoline alphabet style. You will be delighted with the process and your artworks!  *Supply list.

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

    $210 General / $195 Museum members

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    Summer Art Break

    Friday, June 16 / 9 am - 2 pm

    Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive one-day workshop. Students will get their hands dirty in the classroom early in the morning and then and will practice their drawing skills while exploring the Museum’s galleries.  A mid-morning snack and all materials are included with registration. *Students need to bring a cold-lunch and bottle of water.

    Instructor:
    Merry Mathers
    Ages:
    7 - 12 (All levels)

    $50 General / $45 Museum members

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    Summer Camp: Fun with Clay

    Monday - Friday, June 19 - 23 / 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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    Summer Intensive: Photography – Composition and Techniques

    Monday - Friday, June 19 - 23 / 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

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Art High: Clay Intensive

    Monday - Friday, June 19 - 23 / 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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    Introduction to Color in Oil or Acrylics

    Tuesday - Thursday, June 20 - 22 / 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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    Summer Art Break

    Friday, June 23 / 9 am - 2 pm

    Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive one-day workshop. Students will get their hands dirty in the classroom early in the morning and then and will practice their drawing skills while exploring the Museum’s galleries.  A mid-morning snack and all materials are included with registration. *Students need to bring a cold-lunch and bottle of water.

    Instructor: Merry Mathers
    Ages:
    7 - 12 (All levels)

    $50 General / $45 Museum members

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    Watercolor: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

    Sunday, June 25 / 10 am - 4 pm

    Take that next step with your watercolor painting. In this class you will learn various ways to create texture, move the viewer’s eye through your painting and how to push those values to make your subject pop! Class will work on small sample pieces for each technique, with room for notes and experimentation. Instructor will reference such artists as Carl Purcell, Karen Frey, Charles Reid and John Salminen. Students do not need to be an expert watercolorist for this class but will enjoy learning more about how to create special effects and contrast to make your paintings sparkle. *Supply list.

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

    $75 General / $65 Museum members

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    Summer Intensive: Plaster and Image Transfer

    Monday - Friday, June 26 - 30 / 9 am - 12 pm

    Ancient and earthy, plaster is a beautiful surface to hold mixed media painting of all types. Texture is easily achieved and organic forms are simply created with this unusual medium. Students will explore using both Plaster of Paris and plaster infused fabric to create multi-layered two-dimensional paintings and three-dimensional sculptures and structures. Once the structures and paintings are constructed in plaster, students will learn various mixed media techniques and multiple ways to transfer images onto the surfaces. Everyone will come away with unique projects and an understanding of how to use plaster to enhance mixed media work. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Jess Weems
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $180 General / $165 Museum members

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    Summer Intensive: Tapestry Weaving – Level II

    Tuesday - Thursday, June 27 - 29 / 8:30 am - noon

    Returning tapestry students will expand on their knowledge of weaving in this second-level tapestry weaving class. Students will work towards the completion of a small landscape tapestry to be displayed in completion as a wall hanging.  Registration includes a $30 material fee which includes the pattern, yarns and reference materials. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Toni Lowden
    Ages: Adults (15+) / Must have completed Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

    $145 General / $135 Museum members

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    Summer Intensive: Botanical Illustration

    Tuesday - Thursday, June 27 - 29 / 10 am - 2 pm

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

    Using subjects from the early summer garden students will be instructed in the process of creating a botanical illustration in watercolor and mixed media.  Both single subjects and composition work will be explored.   While this class is open to all levels some experience in watercolor is recommended. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adults (15+) / Some experience in watercolor is recommended

    $120 General / $108 Museum members

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    Summer Art Break

    Friday, June 30 / 9 am - 2 pm

    Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive one-day workshop. Students will get their hands dirty in the classroom early in the morning and then and will practice their drawing skills while exploring the Museum’s galleries.  A mid-morning snack and all materials are included with registration. *Students need to bring a cold-lunch and bottle of water.

    Instructor: Merry Mathers
    Ages:
    7 - 12 (All levels)

    $50 General / $45 Museum members

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    Summer Art Break

    Friday, July 7 / 9 am - 2 pm

    Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive one-day workshop. Students will get their hands dirty in the classroom early in the morning and then and will practice their drawing skills while exploring the Museum’s galleries.  A mid-morning snack and all materials are included with registration. *Students need to bring a cold-lunch and bottle of water.

    Instructor: Jen Henry
    Ages: 7 - 12 (All levels)

    $50 General / $45 Museum members

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    Summer Camp: Fun with Clay

    Monday - Friday, July 10 - 14 / 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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    Summer Intensive: Landscapes in Oil – Broad Strokes

    Monday - Friday, July 10 - 14 / 9 am - noon

    Inspired by the exhibition “Maynard Dixon: The Paltenghi Collections” students will use oil paint to explore color, light and shadow in the style of the great American artist Maynard Dixon. Students will be introduced to oil painting techniques that utilize broad brush strokes and palette knife carving to blocking in space and build a dynamic composition while creating landscape paintings in oil. *Supply list.

    Instructor:
    David McCamant
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Some experience working with oil paint

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Summer Intensive: Clay – Handbuilding and Wheel Throwing

    Monday - Friday, July 10 - 14 / 1:30 - 4:30 pm

    Create decorative and functional pottery in this five-day intensive designed for the beginner as well as those who have taken intermediate pottery classes in the past.  Students explore clay handbuilding and wheel-throwing techniques. Demonstrations will include working with slips and slabs and playing with image transfers onto clay. 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. All materials are provided.

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

    $175 General / $155 Museum members

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    Summer Intensive: Tapestry Weaving – Level II

    Tuesday - Thursday, July 11 - 13 / 1 - 4:30 pm

    Returning tapestry students will expand on their knowledge of weaving with a focus on color shading in this second-level tapestry weaving class. Students can elect to design their own tapestry or can choose from two instructor-provided landscape patterns. Students will towards the completion of a small  tapestry to be displayed in completion as a wall hanging.  Registration includes a $30 material fee which includes the pattern, yarns and reference materials. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Toni Lowden
    Ages: Adults (15+) / Must have completed Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

    $145 General / $135 Museum members

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    Bugs and Blossoms in Ink and Watercolor

    Wednesday and Thursday, July 12 and 13 / 9 am - 12 pm

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

    Learn to combine the texturing of ink and the vibrancy of watercolor to create whimsical works with focusing on bugs and beautiful blossoms.  Students will work from photo subjects or may bring their own preliminary sketches.  No experience necessary. *Supply list.

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

    $60 General / $54 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Wednesdays, July 12 - August 2 / 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 / $108 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Thursdays, July 13 - August 3 / 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 / $108 Museum members

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    Summer Art Break

    Friday, July 14 / 9 am - 2 pm

    Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive one-day workshop. Students will get their hands dirty in the classroom early in the morning and then and will practice their drawing skills while exploring the Museum’s galleries.  A mid-morning snack and all materials are included with registration. *Students need to bring a cold-lunch and bottle of water.

    Instructor: Jen Henry
    Ages: 7 - 12 (All levels)

    $50 General / $45 Museum members

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    Summer Intensive: Drawing Techniques – Back to Basics

    Monday - Friday, July 17 - 21 / 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: Ashley Follmer
    Ages: Adults (15+) / Beginners Welcome!

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Summer Intensive: Portrait Sculpture – A Beginning Approach

    Monday - Friday, July 17 - 21 / 1 - 4 pm

    Portrait Sculpture: A Beginning Approach is an introductory course designed to introduce the student to a three-dimensional approach to clay portraiture.  Students will learn the basic anatomy of the human head including, but not limited to the “string technique” of realism, and textures as well as the detailed sculpting of facial features such as eyes and ears, and the mouth and nose.  Students will be encouraged to work in life-size measurements from specific resources (e.g. a live model or photo reference) or may elect to create a bust from their imagination.  Students will sculpt their busts in an oil-based clay.  Mold-making and casting methods will be discussed in order that students may work toward final mold and casting selections (i.e. plaster, bronze, etc.) if desired. All materials included with registration.

    Instructor: Hans Kelly Somey
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $210 General / $195 Museum members

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    Summer Art Break

    Friday, July 21 / 9 am - 2 pm

    Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive one-day workshop. Students will get their hands dirty in the classroom early in the morning and then and will practice their drawing skills while exploring the Museum’s galleries.  A mid-morning snack and all materials are included with registration. *Students need to bring a cold-lunch and bottle of water.

    Instructor: Jen Henry
    Ages: 7 - 12 (All levels)

    $50 General / $45 Museum members

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    Watercolor Techniques: Batik Method on Rice Paper

    Sunday, July 23 / 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 to the medium. *Supply list.

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

    $75 General / $65 Museum members

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    Summer Art Camp for Kids

    Monday - Friday, July 24 - 28 / 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: Acrylic Painting Techniques – Back to Basics

    Monday - Friday, July 24 - 28 / 9 am - 12 pm

    Students will enjoy this introductory level course designed to teach basic acrylic painting techniques including blending, impasto, and dry brush. Students will paint from still life installations, paint portraits, and create abstract compositions combining various 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: Ashley Follmer
    Ages: Adults (15+) / Beginners Welcome!

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Summer Art Break

    Friday, July 28 / 9 am - 2 pm

    Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive one-day workshop. Students will get their hands dirty in the classroom early in the morning and then and will practice their drawing skills while exploring the Museum’s galleries.  A mid-morning snack and all materials are included with registration. *Students need to bring a cold-lunch and bottle of water.

    Instructor: Merry Mathers
    Ages:
    7 - 12 (All levels)

    $50 General / $45 Museum members

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    Box Making: The Clamshell and Two Drawer Box

    Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30 / 10 am - 4 pm

    Not only for housing books, hand made boxes have a variety of functions. This course will teach the basics of decorative box construction. Using hard binders’ board and marbled paper, learn to construct a functional and decorative box with two drawers, as well as an elegant Clamshell. By mastering the basic template for these box models, students will gain the necessary skills for other varieties of boxes, while also enhancing their bookbinding skills. The instructor will bring many beautiful, one of a kind marbled fabrics and paper from which to choose to cover your unique box. *Supply list.

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

    $160 General / $145 Museum members

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    Summer Camp: Fun with Clay

    Monday - Friday, July 31 - August 4 / 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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    Summer Intensive: Impressionist Painting Techniques in Oil

    Monday - Friday, July 31 - August 4 / 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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    Summer Intensive: Impressionistic Landscapes in Watercolor

    Tuesday - Thursday, August 1 - 3 / 10 am - 2 pm

    Impressionism seeks to convey the experience and feeling of place. learn to capture the visual impression of a landscape in light, shape and color. While this class is open to students of all levels of skill, some watercolor experience is recommended. *Supply list.

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

    $120 General / $108 Museum members

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    Portrait Drawing: Open Studio

    Tuesdays, August 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 / $108 Museum members

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    Summer Art Break

    Friday, August 4 / 9 am - 2 pm

    Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive one-day workshop. Students will get their hands dirty in the classroom early in the morning and then and will practice their drawing skills while exploring the Museum’s galleries.  A mid-morning snack and all materials are included with registration. *Students need to bring a cold-lunch and bottle of water.

    Instructor: Jen Henry
    Ages: 7 - 12 (All levels)

    $50 General / $45 Museum members

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    Summer Intensive: Oil Painting Techniques

    Monday - Friday, August 7 - 11 / 9 am - 12 pm

    Student new to oil or looking for a quick refresher will enjoy this introductory level course designed to teach basic oil painting techniques. Students will learn the properties of oil paint, application techniques, and color theory while recreating simple still life installations. Each class will focus on different painting techniques which will include a review of brushes and their function, blending techniques, color use and the grayscale and an introduction to textures. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Ashley Follmer
    Ages: Adults (15+) / Beginners Welcome!

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Wednesdays, August 9 - 30 / 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 / $108 Museum members

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    Introduction to Textile Marbling

    Thursday, August 10 / 10 am - 5 pm

    This extension of our popular Introduction to Paper Marbling workshop will help students take their marbling skills to the next level as they learn to marble on fabric that can be used for covering books and boxes. Students will begin the day by working on marbling skills with the introduction of marbling on fabric. 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. This workshop is open to beginners and will build on the skills learned in Introduction to Paper Marbling for returning students.  All materials provided with registration.

    Instructor: Pietro and Vanessa Accardi
    Ages: Adults (15+) / Opening to new and returning students

    $100 General / $95 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Thursdays, August 10 - 31 / 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 / $108 Museum members

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    Summer Intensive: Plein Air Painting in Oil

    Monday - Friday, August 14 - 18 / 9 am - noon

    Students will enjoy traveling to scenic outdoor locations near downtown Reno while learning how to paint small color sketches or studies (“pochades”) using oils. This class will focus on how to capture light in the landscape quickly while working with oil paint. Hands-on instruction will take students from basic setup to finish a quick outdoor study in plein air. First class will meet in the E.L. Cord Museum School with the remaining classes held offsite at scenic locations. Students should have a good foundation in color mixing and some experience painting with oils. *Supply list.

    Instructor: David McCamant
    Ages: Adults (15+) / Some experience working in oils

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Botanical Illustration: Summer Bouquet

    Wednesday, August 16 / 9 am - 2 pm

    Using the colorful blossoms of Summer as subject matter, this class will explore the world of botanical illustration. Explore basic drawing, composition 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

    $50 General / $45 Museum members

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    Clay: Earthworks

    Wednesdays, August 16 - September 20 / 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

    $189 General / $169 Museum members

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    Color Studies in Watercolor

    Saturday, August 19 / 9 am - 1 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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    Summer Intensive: Clay – Handbuilding and Wheel Throwing

    Monday - Friday, August 21 - 25 / 9 am - 12 pm

    Create decorative and functional pottery in this five-day intensive designed for the beginner as well as those who have taken intermediate pottery classes in the past.  Students explore clay hand building and wheel-throwing techniques. Demonstrations will include working with slips and slabs and playing with image transfers onto clay. 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. All materials are provided.

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

    $175 General / $155 Museum members

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    Summer Intensive: Linocut Techniques

    Tuesday - Thursday, August 22 - 24 / 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

    $165 General / $155 Museum members

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    Kids’ Corner: Mythological Creatures

    Wednesdays, August  23 - September 27 / 3:30 - 5:30 pm

    Centaurs, mermaids, and dragons will inspire young artists as they explore a variety of art materials in this fun six-week after school series. Basic illustration and printing techniques will be used as students work towards the completion of their own illustrated hand-bound book. All materials and a snack are included with registration.

    Instructor: Jen Henry
    Ages: 7 - 12

    $129 General / $119 Museum members

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    Art High: Drawing the Figure

    Saturdays, August 26 - September 30 / 9:30 am - noon

    Teens ages 13 - 18 will enjoy exploring basic figure sketching techniques through line, value, shape and composition. The first class will explore basic drawing techniques while working from a mannequin, the remaining classes will include drawing sessions with a live posed model dressed in swim or athletic attire. *Supply list.

    Ages: 13 - 18 / All Skill Levels

    $150 General / $135 Museum members

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    Bookbinding: Six Books – One Day

    Saturday, August 26 / 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

    This class features new non-adhesive book structures so returning students will find new challenges and new students will enjoy learning from start-to finish. Create a miniature book with pockets, two types of multi-signature sewn books, two variations on the concertina, and an easy folded box that you can adjust in size to protect any document or book. These fun projects are a great way to become acquainted with the tools and materials of bookbinding, or to further hone and develop your bookbinding skills. *Supply List.

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

    $95 General / $85 Museum members

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    Introduction to Paper Marbling

    Sunday, August 27 / 10 am - 5 pm

    In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of history, techniques, tools and styles of European marbling. Students will get hands on experience of all aspects of marbling from paper priming and 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 instructors. All materials included with registration.

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

    $90 General / $85 Museum members

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    Watercolor: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

    Sunday, August 27 / 10 am - 4 pm

    Take that next step with your watercolor painting. In this class you will learn various ways to create texture, move the viewer’s eye through your painting and how to push those values to make your subject pop! Class will work on small sample pieces for each technique, with room for notes and experimentation. Instructor will reference such artists as Carl Purcell, Karen Frey, Charles Reid and John Salminen. Students do not need to be an expert watercolorist for this class but will enjoy learning more about how to create special effects and contrast to make your paintings sparkle. *Supply list.

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

    $75 General / $65 Museum members

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    Painting: Open Studio

    Sundays, August 27 - September 17 / 1 - 4 pm

    Students will enjoy developing their painting techniques and skills in this observational open studio class.  Weekly subject matter will rotate focus between portrait painting, observational painting from 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: Adults (15+) / All Levels

    $120 General / $108 Museum members

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    Portrait Drawing: Open Studio

    Tuesdays, August 29 - September 19 / 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 / $108 Museum members

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    Drawing the Portrait in Charcoal

    Tuesdays, August 29 - September 19 / 6 – 9 pm

    Students will be introduced to a variety of techniques to help improve their portrait drawing skills. Topics covered will include the divisions of the head, two-value block-in, rhythm lines, lost edges and much more. The first two classes will be based in instruction while the remaining two classes will be dedicated to drawing from a live model. *Supply list.  

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

    $120 General / $108 Museum members


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