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    Painting Clinic: Anatomy and Facial Structure

    Sunday, May 27 / 10 am - 12:30 pm

    NOTE: This class has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 3. Please click here to register for the new date.

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

    $25 General / $22 Museum members

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    Poppies in Watercolor

    Saturday, June 2 / 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 paint the vibrancy of poppies from live specimens and photos.  Demonstrations will focus on layering washes to capture deep saturation of color while maintaining the transparency of watercolor.  *Supply list.

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

    $45 General / $40 Museum members

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    Natural Illustration: Summer Sea Shells in Watercolor and Colored Pencil

    Sunday, June 3 / 10 am – 3 pm

    NOTE: This class has been rescheduled and will now meet on Saturday, June 16 from 10 am - 3 pm. Please click here to register for the new date.

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

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Painting Clinic: Anatomy and Facial Structure

    Sunday, June 3 / 10 am - 12:30 pm

    Painting clinics are designed to offer specific instruction on a variety of techniques and painting challenges. This series is ideal for Painting: Open Studio students looking for additional instruction and help with specific topics. *Supply list.

    Join us this month as we go over the anatomy and structure of the face, eyes, nose, ears and mouth.

    Students may use acrylic or oil paint. Dry media is also welcome.

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

    $25 General / $22 Museum members

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    Painting: Open Studio

    Sundays, June 3 - 24 / 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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    Nightscape in Watercolor

    Wednesday, June 6 / 10 am - 3:30 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 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

    $60 General / $55 Museum members

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    Natural Illustration: Summer Sea Shells in Watercolor and Colored Pencil

    Saturday, June 16 / 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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