Due to worsening weather conditions, we have made the difficult decision to cancel today's programming. The Museum and galleries remain open today.

Professional Development: DEAI – Intentionality and Action in the Classroom

Designed with K-12 educators in mind, this workshop will explore classroom practices related to diversity, equity, access and inclusion (DEAI) in the classroom and will provide tools to assess and develop intentionality. This workshop will provide tools and active discussion to help challenge biases and inequities in education based on differences in gender, ethnicity, linguistic background and other characteristics.

This workshop is presented by award winning author, Dr. Donald Easton-Brooks, Dean of the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno.

VIRTUAL CLASS INFO: This class will be held online through Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before class begins. 

Saturday, January 23
9 am – noon

Instructor: Dr. Donald Easton-Brooks
Ages: Adults (15+) 

This course offers 3 hours of NV state-approved professional development for educators.

The following book is recommended (not required) reading.
Ethnic Matching: Academic Success of Students of Color by Donald Easton-Brooks.

Professional Development Course: Cultural Responsiveness in the Classroom

Designed with K-12 educators in mind, this workshop will explore classroom practices and techniques to create a more culturally responsive learning environment. This workshop will provide tools and active discussion to help challenge biases and inequities in education based on differences in gender, ethnicity, linguistic background and other characteristics.

This workshop is presented by award winning author, Dr. Donald Easton-Brooks, Dean of the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno.

VIRTUAL CLASS INFO: This class will be held online through Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before class begins. 

Saturday, October 24
9 am – noon

Instructor: Dr. Donald Easton-Brooks
Ages: Adults (15+) 

This course offers 3 hours of NV state-approved professional development for educators.

The following book is recommended (not required) reading.
Ethnic Matching: Academic Success of Students of Color by Donald Easton-Brooks.

 

Georgia O’Keeffe Inspired Large Scale Watercolor Flowers (Virtual)

Learn about composition in painting and develop your watercolor skills while being inspired by the artwork of Georgia O’Keeffe. Students will begin by going looking at the art of O’Keeffe’s floral paintings, specifically the 1939 paining Hibiscus with Plumeria currently on view at the Museum. This class is ideal for beginners, or those wishing to refresh their skills. 

Virtual Class: This virtual class will be held online through Zoom. Please have Zoom installed on your device and enable the audio and video feature. A Zoom link will be sent to you a day before class begins.

Instructor: Reena Spansail
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

Sunday, July 12
10 am – 2 pm

Supply List:

    -Your personal watercolor pallet 
    -If you are a beginner getting ready to purchase your first watercolor paints we suggest: https://www.amazon.com/Winsor-Newton-Cotman-Sketchers-14-Pieces/dp/B00004THXI/ref=sr_1_1?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1541442397&sr=1-1&keywords=windsor+newton+travel+watercolors
   -Several sheets of 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper (recommended professional grade such as Arches, Daler Rowney Langton Prestige, Kilimanjaro)
   -Frisket or Masking fluid
   -Roll of paper towels
   -Drawing pencil (mechanical pencil works the best)
   -Kneaded eraser
   -2 Plastic water containers
   -At least 3 brushes: Rounds # 4 & 8, Rigger brush (recommended Silver/Black Velvet brushes)
   Supplies can be found at Nevada Fine Arts (limited supply), dickblick.com, cheapjoes.com

Virtual Class: This virtual class will be held online through Zoom. Please have Zoom installed on your device and enable the audio and video feature. A Zoom link will be sent to you a day before class begins.

Fused Glass Earring and Pendant Workshop

Learn to create beautiful fused glass earrings and pendants. Each person can choose to make: Option #1 (1) set of earrings and (1) pendant, Option #2 (3) sets of earrings, or option #3 (2) pendants. Findings or backings are all attached later, by the teacher, to the artwork to ensure all jewelry can be worn. Students will learn to cut flat glass, use frits, stringers, dichroic sparkly glass, and even pebbles to create beautiful hand-made jewelry. All work is created in molds that are later fired. All materials come with the class.

Thursday, August 27
5 -8 pm

Instructor: Jessica Schimpf
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels welcome

Please wear closed toe shoes.

Glass Fusing

Learn to create beautiful fused glass coasters or suncatchers. Students will learn basic cutting, scoring and breaking methods with flat fusible glass. We will experiment with rods, frits, stringers, dichroic sparkly glass and more! Create one large or two small small sun-catchers in any design. No heat involved and no experience necessary!

Thursday, August 13
5 – 8 pm

Instructor: Jessica Schimpf
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels welcome

Please wear closed toe shoes.

Glass Fusing

Learn to create beautiful fused glass coasters or suncatchers. Students will learn basic cutting, scoring and breaking methods with flat fusible glass. We will experiment with rods, frits, stringers, dichroic sparkly glass and more! Create one large or two small small sun-catchers in any design. No heat involved and no experience necessary!

Thursday, July 30
5 – 8 pm

Instructor: Jessica Schimpf
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels welcome

Please wear closed toe shoes.

Covid 19 Museum School Policies:

 

– All students will be requested to wear a mask for the duration of their visit inside the Museum school. Mask will be provided upon request.

– Please exercise social distancing when in close proximity to other students and staff. Class sizes and seating arrangements have been changed to allow for 6 feet of social distance.

– Please note, snacks and drinks will no longer be distributed during class. Students are encouraged to bring their own personal water bottle and snack if needed to class.

– Please do not attend class if you or anyone in your household (including anyone who you have experience close contact with over the last 14 days) are feeling ill. To request a refund or options to reschedule please email Jen.Henry@nevadaart.org

Glass Fusing

Learn to create beautiful fused glass coasters or suncatchers. Students will learn basic cutting, scoring and breaking methods with flat fusible glass. We will experiment with rods, frits, stringers, dichroic sparkly glass and more! Create one large or two small small sun-catchers in any design. No heat involved and no experience necessary!

Friday, July 17
5 – 8 pm

Instructor: Jessica Schimpf
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels welcome

Please wear closed toe shoes.

Covid 19 Museum School Policies:

 

– All students will be requested to wear a mask for the duration of their visit inside the Museum school. Mask will be provided upon request.

– Please exercise social distancing when in close proximity to other students and staff. Class sizes and seating arrangements have been changed to allow for 6 feet of social distance.

– Please note, snacks and drinks will no longer be distributed during class. Students are encouraged to bring their own personal water bottle and snack if needed to class.

– Please do not attend class if you or anyone in your household (including anyone who you have experience close contact with over the last 14 days) are feeling ill. To request a refund or options to reschedule please email Jen.Henry@nevadaart.org

Glass Fusing

Learn to create beautiful fused glass coasters or suncatchers. Students will learn basic cutting, scoring and breaking methods with flat fusible glass. We will experiment with rods, frits, stringers, dichroic sparkly glass and more! Create one large or two small small sun-catchers in any design. No heat involved and no experience necessary!

Thursday, July 9
5 – 8 pm

Instructor: Jessica Schimpf
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels welcome

Please wear closed toe shoes.

Covid 19 Museum School Policies:

– All students will be requested to wear a mask for the duration of their visit inside the Museum school. Mask will be provided upon request.

– Please exercise social distancing when in close proximity to other students and staff. Class sizes and seating arrangements have been changed to allow for 6 feet of social distance.

– Please note, snacks and drinks will no longer be distributed during class. Students are encouraged to bring their own personal water bottle and snack if needed to class.

– Please do not attend class if you or anyone in your household (including anyone who you have experience close contact with over the last 14 days) are feeling ill. To request a refund or options to reschedule please email Jen.Henry@nevadaart.org

Stylized Pet Portraits in Acrylic

Using bold colors, modern patterns and engaging compositions, students will use acrylic paint combined with colored pencil to create inspired portraits of their animals. In this two-day intensive, student will work with basic drawing skills, contour 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 a 18” x 24” wooden panel or two in this workshop. All materials are provided with registration.  Students are asked to bring their own photos for reference. 

Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23
9 am – 12:30 pm

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

Please bring reference photos of the pet you wish to paint. 

Stylized Flowers in Acrylic

Using bold colors, modern patterns and engaging compositions, students will use acrylic paint combined with colored pencil to create stylized flower paintings. In this two-day intensive, student will work with basic drawing skills, contouring lines, loose gridding and blocking techniques to layout the designs 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. 

Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19
9 am – 12:30 pm

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