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    Watercolor Techniques: Lake Tahoe in Watercolor

    Saturday, June 23 / 10 am - 3 pm

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

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

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

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Miniature Pine Needle Baskets

    Sunday, June 24 / 10 am - 2 pm

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

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

    $55 General / $48 Museum members

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    Summer Camp: Fun with Clay

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

    NOTE: This camp is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to have your child placed on the wait list.

    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: Drawing Techniques for Teens

    Monday - Thursday, June 25 - 28 / 9 am - 12 pm

    Students ages 13 - 18 will enjoy this introductory level course designed to teach basic drawing techniques including rendering, shading, 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. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Rachel Stiff
    Ages:
    13 - 18

    $125 General / $115 Museum members

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    Introduction to Color in Oil or Acrylics

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

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

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

    Nevada K-12 Educators: In-service credit is pending for this class. Please contact claire.munoz@nevadaart.org of you are interested in receiving in-service credit for this class.

    $100 General / $90 Museum members

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    Camera Basics for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

    Tuesday - Thursday, June 26 - 28 / 1 - 4 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

    Nevada K-12 Educators: In-service credit is pending for this class. Please contact claire.munoz@nevadaart.org of you are interested in receiving in-service credit for this class.

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Digitizing Hand Drawings with Illustrator

    Wednesday, June 27 / 1 - 4 pm

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

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

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

    $40 General / $35 Museum members

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    Summer Bouquets in Ink and Watercolor

    Friday, June 29 / 10 am - 2 pm

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

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

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

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Summer Camp: Fun with Clay

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

    NOTE: This camp is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to have your child placed on the wait list.

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

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

    $185 General / $165 Museum members

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    Drawing the Landscape: Value, Depth and Perspective

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

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

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

    Nevada K-12 Educators: In-service credit is pending for this class. Please contact claire.munoz@nevadaart.org of you are interested in receiving in-service credit for this class.

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Art High: Ceramics – Hand Building and Wheel Throwing Techniques

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

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

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

    $185 General / $165 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

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

    Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. *Supply list.

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

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

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

    Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. *Supply list.

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

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Natural Illustration: Summer Succulents in Watercolor and Colored Pencil

    Sunday, July 15 / 10 am – 3 pm

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

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

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Impressionist Painting Techniques in Oil

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

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

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

    Nevada K-12 Educators: In-service credit is pending for this class. Please contact claire.munoz@nevadaart.org of you are interested in receiving in-service credit for this class.

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Introduction to Marbling Techniques on Paper and Fabric

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

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

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

    Nevada K-12 Educators: In-service credit is pending for this class. Please contact claire.munoz@nevadaart.org of you are interested in receiving in-service credit for this class.

    $190 General / $175 Museum members

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    Color Studies in Watercolor

    Thursday, July 19 / 1 - 4:30 pm

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

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

    $45 General / $40 Museum members

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    Watercolor Techniques: Lake Tahoe in Watercolor

    Sunday, July 22 / 10 am - 3 pm

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

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

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

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Art Camp for Kids

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

    NOTE: This camp is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to have your child placed on the wait list.

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

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

    $185 General / $165 Museum members

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    Acrylic Painting Techniques: Abstracting the Landscape

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

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

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

    Nevada K-12 Educators: In-service credit is pending for this class. Please contact claire.munoz@nevadaart.org of you are interested in receiving in-service credit for this class.

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Summer Camp: Fun with Clay

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

    NOTE: This camp is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to have your child placed on the wait list.

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

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

    $185 General / $165 Museum members

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    Drawing Techniques: Shape and Form

    Monday - Friday, July 30 - August 3 / 9 am - 12 pm

    Students enjoy this five-day intensive 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!

    Nevada K-12 Educators: In-service credit is pending for this class. Please contact claire.munoz@nevadaart.org of you are interested in receiving in-service credit for this class.

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Design Camp for Kids

    Monday - Friday, July 30 - August 3 / 9 am - 12 pm

    Kids ages 8 – 12 will enjoy exploring design concepts as they work on both digital and handmade art projects. Campers will work through concepts by hand using paint, drawing materials and clay and then will apply those concepts which will then be realized as a digital design assets as they use (provided) iPad Pros. Campers will enjoy finding inspiration in the galleries and will also have an opportunity to get their work moving with fun animation projects using the iPad Pros. A daily snack and all materials are included with registration.

    Instructor: Charlotte Semmes
    Ages: 8 - 12 years (ages are firm)

    $170 General / $155 Museum members

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    Photography: Composition and Techniques

    Tuesday - Thursday, August 1 - 3 / 1 - 4 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

    Nevada K-12 Educators: In-service credit is pending for this class. Please contact claire.munoz@nevadaart.org of you are interested in receiving in-service credit for this class.

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Introduction to Watercolors

    Sunday, August 5 / 10 am - 2 pm

    This class is designed for anyone who would like to explore the medium of watercolor without the commitment. Learn techniques such as washes, glazing, wet on wet and much more. Find out if watercolor is for you. The class is great for beginners who would like to experiment with watercolor techniques in an instructive setting. No experience necessary. All materials included with registration.

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

    $45 General / $40 Museum members

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    Modern Animals in Acrylic

    Tuesday - Thursday, August 7 - 9 / 9 am - 12 pm

    Using bold colors, modern patterns and engaging compositions, students will use acrylic paint combined with colored pencil to create inspired portraits of animals. In this three-day intensive, student will work with basic drawing skills, contouring lines, loose gridding and blocking techniques to layout the portraits on wooden panels. Final pieces will be completed in acrylic. Each student can expect to complete two 18” x 24” wooden panels in this workshop.

    All materials are provided with registration. Students may work from a selection of provided photos or are welcome to bring their own photos for reference.

    Instructor: Emily Reid
    Ages: Adults (15+) All levels

    $130 General / $120 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Introduction to Landscape Photography

    Tuesday - Thursday, August 14 - 16 / 6 - 9 pm

    Students new to landscape photography or those looking to sharpen their skills will enjoy this introductory level course. The first two days of class will be spent in the classroom exploring camera gear and functions along with the tips and tricks to create dynamic landscape images. Students will review composition techniques along with shooting in different times of day. The final class will meet offsite to shoot in the field during the transition from the golden hour to twilight where students will apply the techniques learned to create their own artistic vision. *Supply list.

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

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Watercolor Techniques: Lake Tahoe in Watercolor

    Wednesday, August 15 / 10 am - 3 pm

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

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

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Introduction to Paper Marbling

    $90 General / $85 Museum members

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    Botanical Illustration: Sunflowers

    Saturday, August 18 / 10 am - 2 pm

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

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

    $45 General / $40 Museum members

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    Natural Illustration: Leaf Structures in Pen and Ink

    Sunday, August 19 / 10 am – 3 pm

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

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

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Clay: Earthworks

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

    Create decorative and functional pottery in this six-week class designed for the beginner as well as those who have taken intermediate pottery classes in the past. Students will learn how to work with clay in both hand building, and wheel-throwing techniques. Finishing methods such as decorating, stamping, painting, and staining will be introduced as well as the discussion and practice of firing and glazing of clay works. Stoneware clay will be used and cone 6 and cone 06 glazes will be available. All firings will be done by the museum in an electric kiln. All materials are provided.

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

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

    $189 General / $169 Museum members

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    Clay: Earthworks

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

    Create decorative and functional pottery in this six-week class designed for the beginner as well as those who have taken intermediate pottery classes in the past. Students will learn how to work with clay in both hand building, and wheel-throwing techniques. Finishing methods such as decorating, stamping, painting, and staining will be introduced as well as the discussion and practice of firing and glazing of clay works. Stoneware clay will be used and cone 6 and cone 06 glazes will be available. All firings will be done by the museum in an electric kiln. All materials are provided.

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

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

    $189 General / $169 Museum members

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    Oil Painting Techniques: Expressive Brushwork and Color Blocking

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

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

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

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Watercolor for Beginners: Lavender Fields

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

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

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

    $95 General / $85 Museum members

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    Photography: Portrait Lighting

    Wednesdays, August 28 - 30 / 6 – 9 pm

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

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

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Botanical Illustration: Sunflowers

    Thursday, August 30 / 10 am - 2 pm

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

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

    $45 General / $40 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Watercolor Techniques: Batik Method on Rice Paper

    Sunday, September 15 / 10 am - 4 pm

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

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

    $75 General / $65 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    $90 General / $80 Museum members