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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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    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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    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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    Painting: Open Studio

    Sundays, July 29 - August 19 / 1 - 4 pm

    Students will enjoy developing their painting techniques and skills in this observational open studio class. Weekly subject matter will rotate between nude and clothed models and still-lifes. Each class will begin with brief instruction followed by an open studio format painting class. Students may use acrylic or oil paint. Dry media is also welcome. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Daniel Helzer
    Ages: Adult (18+) / All levels

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    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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    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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    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: Summer Sea Shells in Watercolor and Colored Pencil

    Saturday, August 26 / 10 am – 3 pm

    In this intermediate to advanced class, students will learn the basics of natural illustration drawing with a focus on sea shells and mixed media (watercolor and prismacolor). Students will learn about many types of sea shells, creating a final detailed drawing of sea shell. Shell specimens will be provided to draw from life, along with photo reference materials. *Basic understanding of drawing and/or watercolor techniques advised. *Supply list

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

    $55 General / $50 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.

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

    $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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    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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    Natural Illustration: Summer Succulents in Watercolor and Colored Pencil

    Sunday, September 9 / 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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    Painting Techniques: The Still Life in Oil

    Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15 / 9 am – 4 pm

    Imploring the techniques and style of the Dutch Masters, both beginning and more advanced oil painting students will enjoy learning how to set up a still life, develop a concept and composition and will learn how to take a still life painting from start to finish. Students will explore oil painting techniques, including brushwork, value and color. Referencing the work of Vermeer and Rembrandt students will work to develop skilled painting of textures and surfaces while exploring use of light, shape and form. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Dee Kirkham
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $140 General / $125 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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    Bristlecone Pine in Ink and Watercolor

    Thursday, October 11 / 9 am - 2 pm

    Description: TBA

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

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Watercolor: Open Studio

    Tuesdays, October 16 - November 6 / 9 am - 12 pm

    This intermediate level open studio class is designed for returning students and experienced students. Students should have a personal work in progress to work towards completing in this fun and social series. Each class will begin with a short lesson addressing a challenge or technique followed by open studio time to continue work on personal projects. Instructor will be on hand to assist with challenges, offer critique, instruction, and encouragement. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Intermediate and Advanced Watercolor Students

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Autumn Leaves in Watercolor

    Friday, October 26 / 10 am - 2 pm

    Capture the beauty of autumn leaves. Using the techniques of botanical illustration learn to create pictures and cards in watercolor, pencil and ink. This class is open to all levels. *Supply list.

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

    $45 General / $40 Museum members

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    Painting Techniques: The Still Life in Oil

    Thursday - Saturday, November 9 - 11 / 9 am – 4 pm

    Imploring the techniques and style of the Dutch Masters, both beginning and more advanced oil painting students will enjoy learning how to set up a still life, develop a concept and composition and will learn how to take a still life painting from start to finish. Students will explore oil painting techniques, including brushwork, value and color. Referencing the work of Vermeer and Rembrandt students will work to develop skilled painting of textures and surfaces while exploring use of light, shape and form. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Dee Kirkham
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $210 General / $190 Museum members

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    Bristlecone Pine in Ink and Watercolor

    Sunday, November 18 / 9 am - 2 pm

    Description: TBA

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

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Nightscape in Watercolor

    Friday, November 30 / 10 am - 3 pm

    This one-day workshop will present techniques in watercolor to express the beauty of sunsets, starry nights and early dawns. Both impressionistic and realistic approaches will be explored. *Supply list.

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

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Botanical Illustration: Winter Gourds

    Thursday, December 6 / 10 am - 3 pm

    Learn the techniques of botanical illustration to capture the bounty of winter gourds in watercolor. Students with watercolor experience and those new to watercolor are welcome. *Supply list.

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

    $45 General / $40 Museum members