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    Portrait Painting in Oil or Acrylics

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

    Students will be introduced to portrait painting techniques in the first two class sessions (without a model). The following 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.

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

    $180 General / $165 Museum members

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    Clay: Earthworks

    Wednesdays, March 1 - April 5 / 6 - 9 pm

    NOTE: This class is now sold out, but is also offered on Thursdays, March 2 - April 6 from 6 - 9 pm. Please click here to register for the Thursday class.

    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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    Clay: Earthworks

    Thursdays, March 2 - April 6 / 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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    Linocuts: Botanical Blossoms

    Saturday, March 4 / 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: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    $95 General / $85 Museum members

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    Miniature Pine Needle Baskets

    Sunday, March 5 / 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: Adults (15+) / All Levels

    $55 General / $48 Museum members

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    Book Arts: Italic Calligraphy

    Tuesdays, March 7 - April 4 / 6 - 9 pm

    Explore Italic's fluency and versatility with pen and ink. In this five-week class we will construct formal Italic minuscules, majuscules and numerals. In addition to presentation and practice of these elegant and useful letter-forms, we will discuss tools, media and papers. For beginners and those that would like to renew your Italic hand! *Supply list.

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

    $160 General / $145 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Wednesdays, March 8 - 29 / 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, March 9 / 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, March 9 - 30 / 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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    Mixed Media on Clayboard with Clear Encaustic Wax

    Thursdays, March 9 - 23 / 5:30 - 8:30 pm

    Clayboard is a fabulous product for playful explorations and dramatic abstract work. The thin layer of bisque-fired clay is resistant to build-up and wiping away, while also giving you a surface to carve into. In this three-week class, we will dive deep into all the possibilities for the substrate. Inks, collage, image transfers, carving, pastels, stenciling, masking, and stamping will all be used. A dremel tool will also be used to explore various ways to add texture to the panels. Students will complete 3-4 pieces, which will be wired for hanging at the end.  All materials are provided for this class.

    Instructor: Jessica Weems
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Studio Photography: Portraiture

    Thursdays, March 9 - 23 / 6 - 9 pm

    Explore portrait photography in a professional studio environment. Students will work with live models and will experiment with various qualities of light, including natural and artificial, framing and composition and variations in the photographic environment. Students will examine the work of photographers such as Arnold Newman, Karsh, Platon and others.

    NOTE: Classes are taught off site at Jeff Ross' professional studio: 892 Maestro Drive, Suite 104, Reno, NV 89511.

    Instructor: Jeff Ross
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Some photography experience. Students must be comfortable with the functions of their camera.

    $180 General / $165 Museum members

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    Color Studies in Watercolor

    Saturday, March 11 / 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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    Introduction to Boxmaking

    Tuesday - Thursdays, March 14 - 16 / 9 am - 12 pm

    Make this handmade box for your most treasured mementos. Over the three sessions of class, students will be introduced to every aspect of hand boxmaking, including cutting and preparation of bookcloth, decorative paper and board; gluing and assembly; and techniques for scaling this structure and others to perfectly enclose a particular book or keepsake. Students will also be able to personalize their boxes. *Supply list.

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

    $110 General / $100 Museum members

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    Colored Pencil Techniques

    Tuesdays, March 14 - 28 / 1 - 4 pm

    Learn how to use colored pencils to create vibrant realistic drawings! This course is designed to teach students how to blend colored pencils so that drawings aren’t grainy or textured. Through a variety of techniques students will learn how to mix colors, render details and utilize unique colors to draw a colorful still life and self-portrait.

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

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Laptop Lecture: Introduction to Lightroom

    Wednesdays, March 15 - 29 / 6 - 9 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. A laptop is not necessary for this class, but having one will not hurt, as students can work along with the instructor during class. Files for the class will take up 6-8 GB of space, and students should have that amount of space free on their computers if they want to work along with the instructor.

    Instructor: M.D. Welch
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $81 General / $72 Museum members

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    Landscapes in Oil: Broad Strokes

    Thursdays, March 16 - April 20 / 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

    $180 General / $165 Museum members

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    Watercolor: Open Studio

    Thursdays, March 16 - April 6 / 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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    Spring Bouquets in Ink and Watercolor

    Saturdays, March 18 and 25 / 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 spring flowers.  This class is designed to teach basic approaches to botanical illustration.  Beginners and experienced students are welcome. *Supply list.

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

    $100 General / $90 Museum members

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    Spring Break Clay Camp

    Monday - Friday, March 20 - 24 / 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: Clay Intensive

    Monday - Friday, March 20 - 24 / 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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    Watercolor Techniques: Batik Method on Rice Paper

    Sunday, March 26 / 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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    Impressionistic Landscapes in Watercolor

    Wednesdays, March 29 - April 19 / 10 am - 2 pm

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

    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

    $160 General / $145 Museum members

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    DSLR Camera Basics

    Thursdays, March 30 - April 13 / 6 - 9 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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    Introduction to Paper Marbling

    Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2 / 10 am - 4 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 instructor. *Supply list.

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

    $160 General / $145 Museum members

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    Miniature Pine Needle Baskets

    Sunday, April 2 / 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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    Portrait Drawing: Open Studio

    Tuesdays, April 4 - 25 / 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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    Kids’ Corner: Spring Things

    Wednesdays, April 5 - May 3 / 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 a variety of painting and drawing techniques using dry and wet media this fun after-school series. Students will have the opportunity to explore the Museum’s exhibitions and sketch in the galleries to inspire their own works of art. All materials and a snack are included with registration.

    Instructor: Merry Mathers
    Ages: 7 - 12 / all levels

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Wednesdays, April 5 - 26 / 6 - 9 pm

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

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

    $120 General / $108 Museum members

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    Life Drawing: Open Studio

    Thursdays, April 6 - 27 / 1 - 4 pm

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

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

    $120 General / $108 Museum members

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    Encaustics: Painting with Texture in Hot Wax

    Saturday, April 8 / 10 am - 4 pm

    Encaustic is a wildly different way to paint. Tins of hot colored wax are heated on a griddle and cool as you paint. The durability of the medium allows you to stencil and build texture as you paint and scrape back down through your layers. This class will focus on using stencils and accretion to build texture in your painting and then scraping to add lines and structure to the piece. Students will complete 3-4 small pieces, abstract or representational. If you are interested in encaustic this is a great introduction. Materials included with registration.  *Supply list.

    Instructor: Jessica Weems
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $85 General / $75 Museum members

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    Photography: Speed Lighting

    Saturdays, April 8 and 15 / 10 am - 2 pm

    This photography class is for students who own, or are planning to own, a Speedlight for their cameras (The small flash that can be attached to the top of the camera). Students will learn how to create better light on and off the camera with this lighting accessory and go from flat ugly lighting, to creating light that can compete with expensive studio lighting. This class is perfect for those just learning about lighting, and professionals who are looking to add the power of Speedlights to their skill set. *Supply list.

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

    $81 General / $72 Museum members

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    Fundamentals of Backstrap Weaving

    Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9 / 10 am - 2 pm

    Students will learn the basic fundamentals of Guatemalan backstrap weaving. This enriching ancient art is done with wooden sticks, and the weavers’ body used as tension for the yarns. The course will have students comfortable in their looms with a broad understanding of how woven structures are comprised  at a basic level.  Students will learn about body awareness, selvedge correctness, adding yarn to the weft, winding weft and efficiency in the loom. NOTE: Registration includes the a backstrap loom, weaving belt and anchor lasso which will go home with the student at the end of the workshop. Yarns are also included.

    Instructor: Rachel Cruz
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels - beginners welcome!

    $170 General / $160 Museum members

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    Art and Wellness at the Nevada Museum of Art

    Thursday, April 13 / 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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    Art High: Ceramics – Hand Building and Wheel Throwing Techniques

    Saturdays, April 15 - May 20 / 9:30 am - noon

    Teens ages 13 - 18 will enjoy this six-week series designed to develop hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques while working in clay. Students will be introduced to basic techniques and skills will be encouraged think creatively while working towards their final project(s).

    Instructor: Jen Henry
    Ages: 13 - 18

    $175 General / $155 Museum members

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    Acrylic Painting Techniques: Back to Basics

    Tuesdays, April 18 - May 23 / 6 - 9 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!

    $180 General / $165 Museum members

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    Bookbinding: Six Books – One Day

    Saturday, April 22 / 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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    Watercolor Techniques: Masking, Values, Textures

    Sunday, April 23 / 10 am - 4 pm

    No middle-value blah paintings here!  Learn some of the fun techniques used when painting with watercolors, including masking sections of your work to “save the white,” creating various textures, and pushing those values. Together we will work on a 15 x 22” image and create small samples of various techniques for you to refer back to later. *Supply list.

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

    $75 General / $65 Museum members

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    Painting: Open Studio

    Sundays, April 23 - May 14 / 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, 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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    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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    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

    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

    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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    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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    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: 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.

    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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    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

    $90 General / $100 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.

    Ages: 7 - 12 (All levels)

    $50 General / $45 Museum members

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    Summer Intensive: Botanical Illustration

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

    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.

    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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    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: Photography – Composition and Techniques

    Monday - Friday, July 17 - 21 / 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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    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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    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 Intensive: Linocut Techniques

    Tuesday - Thursday, July 25 - 27 / 10 am - 3 pm

    Learn to carve simple, beautiful patterns or images in linoleum and print them using the Japanese hand printing techniques as well as printing on the press. The 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  simple transfer and carving techniques. 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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    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.

    Ages: 7 - 12 (All levels)

    $50 General / $45 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 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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