Painting Intensive: Landscapes from Photographs in Oil or Acrylic

Working in oil paint, students will explore value divisions in landscapes and the basics of brush sketching and massing. With these skills students will learn how to relate color to value and will gain a better understanding of identifying spatial cues in a landscape. Using foundational skills students can then explore under-painting, glazing and dry-brushing techniques.

Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21
9 am – 2 pm

Instructor: Daniel Helzer
Ages: 15 and up | All Levels

  • Supply list: Show email confirmation at Nevada Fine Arts for a 10% discount.

    • Canvas Board 16×12 or smaller
    • Palette Knife
    • Palette
    • Paper Towels
    • Selection of bristle brushes (small, med and large)
    • Assortment of brushes.
    • Palette knife, paper towels and a few canvas boards, 8×10 or bigger.

    Paint Colors:

    • Cobalt Blue
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Thalo Blue
    • Dioxazine Purple
    • Cadmium Red Light
    • Cadmium Yellow or Hansa Yellow
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Titanium White

    For Oils: Gamsol, turpentine or walnut oil for use as a brush medium or cleaner.

 

Painting Intensive: Landscapes from Photographs in Oil or Acrylic

Working in oil paint, students will explore value divisions in landscapes and the basics of brush sketching and massing. With these skills students will learn how to relate color to value and will gain a better understanding of identifying spatial cues in a landscape. Using foundational skills students can then explore under-painting, glazing and dry-brushing techniques.

Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24
9 am – 2 pm

Instructor: Daniel Helzer
Ages: 15 and up | All Levels

  • Supply list: Show email confirmation at Nevada Fine Arts for a 10% discount.

    • Canvas Board 16×12 or smaller
    • Palette Knife
    • Palette
    • Paper Towels
    • Selection of bristle brushes (small, med and large)
    • Assortment of brushes.
    • Palette knife, paper towels and a few canvas boards, 8×10 or bigger.

    Paint Colors:

    • Cobalt Blue
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Thalo Blue
    • Dioxazine Purple
    • Cadmium Red Light
    • Cadmium Yellow or Hansa Yellow
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Titanium White

    For Oils: Gamsol, turpentine or walnut oil for use as a brush medium or cleaner.

 

Painting in Oil Brushwork Intensive

Beginning and advanced students will enjoy this five-day technique-based class. Daily exercises will help build the students abilities to make sensitive and effective brush strokes from glazes to impasto (textural). Will include an exploration of how different brush shapes affect paint application and use of a pallet knife to apply and carve paint to create texture and depth.

Monday – Friday, June 27 – July 1
9 am – noon

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

SUPPLY LIST: Show a confirmation email at Nevada Fine Arts for a 10% discount. 

Inexpensive canvas boards or panels. Students who wish to do the homework will need to double the number of panels.
1 – 11″ x 14” (OPTIONAL – add one more for homework*)
2 – 8″ x 10″ (OPTIONAL – add two more for homework*)
3 – 6″ x 8″ (OPTIONAL – add three more for homework*)
 
OIL PAINT – 1 – 37 ml tube of oil paint in the following colors:  
 
YELLOW: Hansa Yellow Medium (Gamblin), Windsor Yellow (Windsor Newton) or Cadmium Yellow Light (Grumbacher)
RED: Cadmium Red Medium (Gamblin), Cadmium Red (Windsor Newton) or Cadmium Berium Red (Grumbacher)
BLUE: Ultramarine Blue (Gamblin), French Ultramarine Blue (Windsor Newton) or French Ultramarine Blue (Grumbacher)
BLACK: Ivory Black
MAGENTA (OPTIONAL*): Quinacridone Red (Gamblin), Permanent Rose (Windsor Newton) or Quinacridone Red (Grumbacher)
CYAN (OPTIONAL*): Phthalo Blue (Gamblin) or Thalo Blue (Grumbacher)
WHITE: Titanium White, Two (2), 37 ml tubes or One (1), 150 ml tube
 
You may bring whatever paint you have as long as they are the correct hues or colors. An inexpensive option is Windsor Newton Winton student colors. ‘Artist Grade’ paints will produce better results in color mixing.
 
PAINTING MEDIUM: Neo MeGilp Medium 2oz or Larger
 
BRUSHES – Recommend Connoisseur brand #2106 pure synthetic oil paint brushes or any artist quality manufacturer VERY IMPORTANT. 1 each #6 and #8 Long-Handled Filberts
 
PALETTE – Gray Matters, palette paper or equivalent
 
CLEANING JAR – Silicoil cleaning jar or other small jar with lid
 
CLEANING SOLUTION – 1 – 8oz bottle of artist grade Walnut or Safflower oil
 
BRUSH CLEANER – 2.5 OZ small cake of The Masters Brush Cleaner
 
PAPER TOWELS – 1 roll of BLUE shop paper towels (OPTIONAL – add one more for homework*)
 
WET PANEL CARRIER – inexpensive cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil or aluminum roasting pan for wet painting transport
 
Approximate Materials Cost $100. With OPTIONAL ITEMS $130.

Painting Intensive: The Portrait in Oil or Acrylics

Students will be introduced to portrait painting techniques in this weekend intensive. Instructor will cover such topics as using a two-color palette, value scales, keying a painting, as well as, using both line and mass to create a portrait. Students may use acrylic or oil paint.

Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19
9 am – 2 pm

Instructor: Daniel Helzer
Ages: 15 and up | All Levels

Supply list: Show email confirmation at Nevada Fine Arts for a 10% discount.

  • Oil/Acrylic colors:
  • White
  • Black
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Yellow (Hansa Yellow, Cadmium Yellow or something similar)
  • Assortment of brushes.
  • Red (Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson or something similar)
  • Palette knife, paper towels and a few canvas boards, 8×10 or bigger.

For Oils: Gamsol, tourpintine or walnut oil for use as a brush medium or cleaner.

Color Theory and Mixing Pigments in Watercolor

Watercolors are admired for their unique quality – translucence. Learn more about the pigments on your palette and experiment with mixing your own colors to keep the beautiful luminosity of the medium. This class explores color mixing, tonal values, color theory, painting with triads and learning how to avoid muddy mixes. Students will also learn about color properties such as temperature, intensity, lightfastness and more. The origins of pigments, different pigment properties and differences amongst manufacturers will also be discussed. An excellent class for both the beginner and advanced student

Tuesday, June 28 and July 5
5 – 9 pm

Instructor: Iva Neveux
Ages:
(15+) | All Levels

Supply List:

  • Your personal watercolor pallet (all pigments)
  • Paper: 2 sheets 11 x 15 inches, 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper (paper can be purchased from the instructor during class for $2 a sheet; we will use 2 or 3 sheets)
  • Brushes: ½ or ¾ inch flat brush
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Drawing pencil
  • Eraser (a soft eraser such as kneaded or General’s)
  • 2 Plastic water containers  

 

Watercolor Foundations

Foundations is a beginners level class that will provide instruction for students who are new to watercolor, or have worked on their own and are looking for step by step instruction.  While working on studies together the instructor will provide introduction in various techniques such as color mixing, wet on wet, dry brushing and much more!

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED SUPPLY LIST AS THESE ARE IMPORTANT MATERIALS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS.

Saturday, June 11 and 18
10 am – 2 pm

Instructor: Carroll Charlet
Age: (15+) | Beginner

Supply List: Show a confirmation email at Nevada Fine Arts for a 10% discount.

These are Student Grade supplies and will provide a good learning experience.  You are welcome to bring Artist Grade supplies (Arches paper, Windsor Newton paint etc) or more colors or brushes if you chose…but please do not get ‘Craft Grade’ supplies such as the yellow pad of Strathmore paper or tinned paint as it will disappoint.

  • Strathmore Watercolor Pad, 400 Series. It has a brown cover (do NOT get the pad with the yellow cover!)

Paint: 

  • TUBES (not cake or tinned) watercolors in these colors:
  • Lemon yellow
  • Sap or hookers green
  • Cobalt blue
  • Alizarin red, or Scarlet Lake red
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Small tubes (8ml) in either Cotman or Acadamy brand.

Brushes: 

  • Size #8 or #6 pointed watercolor brush.
  • ‘Zen’ makes a good beginners brush that can also be bought as a set.
  • ‘Silver Black Velvet’ is an excellent brush for the money.
  • .   A large plastic pallet that has at least 8 small wells, and at least two larger ones for mixing paint. Masters International Folding Pallet and Richeson Rectangular Pallet from Dick Blicks are good and will offer examples if buying locally.
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Grey kneaded eraser
  • Roll of paper towers
  • 2 water containers            

 

Summer Break Camp: Intro to Painting

Learn the versatility of this multi faceted medium. Using color theory and form, this camp will focus on  different styles and techniques of painting each day. Color mixing will be an important aspect during camp as well as awareness of composition. Students will create a different piece of art each day and will come away from camp with an understanding of how to construct a painting. All supplies and a mid-camp snack will be provided.

Monday – Friday, July 11 – 15
1 – 4 pm

Instructor: Meredith Durand
Ages: 7-12 | All Levels

 

Summer Break Camp: Intro to Painting

Learn the versatility of this multi faceted medium! Using color theory and form, this camp will focus on  different styles and techniques of painting each day. Color mixing will be an important aspect during camp as well as awareness of composition. Students will create a different piece of art each day and will come away from camp with an understanding of how to construct a painting. All supplies and a mid-camp snack will be provided. 

Monday – Friday, June 20 – 24 
1 – 4 pm

Instructor: Meredith Durand
Ages: 7-12 | All Levels

 

Introduction to Abstract Painting

This class provides the fundamental understanding of abstract aesthetics in painting. Students will be able to understand the visual language of shape, form, and color. Accordingly, students will be able to create abstract composition inspired by the visual references in the real world. The painting technique for this class will be acrylic paint, which provides instant results and could be used in various ways, depending on the aesthetic and style each student will develop.

Tuesdays, May 3 – 24
6 – 9 pm

Instructor: Sogand Tabatabaei
Ages: Adult (15+) | All Levels

Supply list: Show email confirmation at Nevada Fine Arts for 10% discount.

  • Acrylic Paints set of 12 colors or 24 colors
  • Flat brush (Royal Brush, soft grip brush set)
  • Round brush (Royal Brush, soft grip brush set)
  • Flat Palette
  • Canvas (Instructions for buying the right canvas will be provided after the first session)
  • Acrylic pad
  • Drawing pencils (4B and 6B)

Introduction to Abstract Painting

This class provides the fundamental understanding of abstract aesthetics in painting. Students will be able to understand the visual language of shape, form, and color. Accordingly, students will be able to create abstract composition inspired by the visual references in the real world. The painting technique for this class will be acrylic paint, which provides instant results and could be used in various ways, depending on the aesthetic and style each student will develop.

Tuesdays, April 5 – 26
6 – 9 pm

Instructor: Sogand Tabatabaei
Ages: Adult (15+) | All Levels

Supply list: Show email confirmation at Nevada Fine Arts for 10% discount.

  • Acrylic Paints set of 12 colors or 24 colors
  • Flat brush (Royal Brush, soft grip brush set)
  • Round brush (Royal Brush, soft grip brush set)
  • Flat Palette
  • Canvas (Instructions for buying the right canvas will be provided after the first session)
  • Acrylic pad
  • Drawing pencils (4B and 6B)