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    Summer Intensive: A Crash Course in Drawing Fundamentals

    Monday - Friday, June 18 - 22 / 9 am - 12 pm

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

    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: 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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    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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    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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    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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    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