Due to construction, Museum parking may be limited at the time of your visit. Look for additional parking in free or metered spaces along nearby streets.

Figure Painting

Improve your life painting skills and explore a variety of paint media while working freely from a nude model in this popular figure painting class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request and is a perfect class for beginner to advanced artists. Both male and female models will be placed in short and long poses.

Wednesdays, August 7 – 28
2 – 5 pm

Instructor: Rachel Moseley
Age: Adult (18+) | All levels

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

  • 18×24″ US Art Supply Canvas Pad (can be found on Amazon)
  • Long handle flat brushes, various sizes
  • Turpenoid odorless mineral spirits
  • Pallet or pallet paper
  • Roll of blue shop paper towels
  • Suggested oil paints:
  • Lamp black
  • Titanium white
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Olive Green
  • Yellow ochre

Paint Your Pet in Oils or Acrylic

In this one day class students will create a painting of their pet in just 5 hours! Working from photo reference, the instructor will guide students through texture painting techniques to help achieve the look of fur, feathers, scales, hair etc., and how to effectively create a successful composition of an animal. Students may use oil or acrylic paints for this class. 

Saturday, August 17
10 am – 3 pm

Instructor: Rachel Moseley
Age: Adult (15+)  | All levels

Supply list: Bring email confirmation to Nevada Fine Arts for a 10% discount. 

•    2 high resolution color prints, 8×10 or larger
•    Paints:
•    Titanium White
•    Lamp Black
•    Burnt Sienna
•    Alizarin Crimson
•    Azo Yellow
•    Ultramarine Blue
•    Yellow Ochre
•    Olive Green
•    Any other colors you choose to bring
•    Brushes
•    Pallet or Pallet Paper
•    Turpenoid/liquin or other painting mediums of your choice if using oils
•    Canvas or primed board, 8×10, 9×14, or 11×14

Paint Your Pet in Oils or Acrylic

In this one day class students will create a painting of their pet in just 5 hours! Working from photo reference, the instructor will guide students through texture painting techniques to help achieve the look of fur, feathers, scales, hair etc., and how to effectively create a successful composition of an animal. Students may use oil or acrylic paints for this class. 

Saturday, July 13
10 am – 3 pm

Instructor: Rachel Moseley
Age: Adult (15+)  | All levels

Supply list: Bring email confirmation to Nevada Fine Arts for a 10% discount. 

•    2 high resolution color prints, 8×10 or larger
•    Paints:
•    Titanium White
•    Lamp Black
•    Burnt Sienna
•    Alizarin Crimson
•    Azo Yellow
•    Ultramarine Blue
•    Yellow Ochre
•    Olive Green
•    Any other colors you choose to bring
•    Brushes
•    Pallet or Pallet Paper
•    Turpenoid/liquin or other painting mediums of your choice if using oils
•    Canvas or primed board, 8×10, 9×14, or 11×14

Painting Intensive: Landscapes from Photographs in Oil or Acrylic

Working in oil or acrylic 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 20 and 21
9 am – 2 pm

Instructor: Daniel Helzer
Ages: Adult (16+) | All Levels

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

    • 5 – 7 Canvas Boards 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
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Black
    • 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 or acrylic 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, June 15 and 16
9 am – 2 pm

Instructor: Daniel Helzer
Ages: Adult (16+) | All Levels

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

    • 5 – 7 Canvas Boards 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
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Black
    • 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.

Watercolor Portraiture

In this class, students will learn how to render the human face as you study its anatomy, including bone structure, muscle tone and the relationship between facial features. Students will work with the instructor to learn and understand basic watercolor principles and techniques such as washes and shading to achieve a realistic likeness. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist looking to refine your techniques, this class offers a comprehensive exploration of portrait painting. 

Tuesday – Thursday, August 13 – 15
10 am – 1 pm

Instructor: James Gayles
Age: Adult (16+) | All Levels

Supply List: Show confirmation email at Nevada Fine Arts for a 10% discount. Instructor will provide a line sketch of the subject and a color reference photo of the subject.

  • A set if watercolors
  •  A set of Watercolor   brushes. Minimum of   three – one large round   wash brush, one medium and one fine.
  • Graphite transfer paper
  • Ball point pen
  • Eraser
  • Container for water
  • Paper towels
  • Watercolor paper – prefer 300 lb

Skies in Waterolor

Join this class to learn how to paint a variety of skies in watercolor. Using mostly wet in wet approach, we will focus on several different types of skies, including multiple variations on clouds, stormy/rainy sky, early morning calm sky and sunsets. 100% cotton paper is highly recommended for wet in wet approach.

Wednesday, May 8 and 15
5 pm – 9 pm

Instructor: Iva Neveux
Ages: Adult (16+) | All levels

Supply list: Please show confirmation receipt at Nevada Fine Arts for a 10% discount. 

  • Watercolor pallet including your preferred reds, yellows, blues including indigo and earths including burnt sienna & burnt umber
  • Watercolor brushes including a 1” flat and a #6 OR # 8 round brushes
  • Graphite or mechanical pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Tracing paper
  • 2 plastic water containers
  • spray bottle with water
  • Pad of Arches cold press 140 lb watercolor paper (9”x12” or larger), other 100% cotton brands will also work (Daler Rowney, Bee Paper, Winsor Newton).
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Washi Tape or any narrow masking tape

Trees in Watercolor

Join this class to learn how to paint a variety of trees in watercolor. We will briefly explore how to mix your own greens. Using wet in wet as well as wet on dry approach and lifting technique, we will focus on several different types of tries, including multiple variations of conifers and deciduous trees. We will explore painting single standing trees, trees in a group, distant trees, trees in middle ground as well as more detailed foreground trees. 100% cotton paper is highly recommended for wet in wet approach.

Wednesday, May 22 and 29
5 – 9 pm

Instructor: Iva Neveux
Age: Adult (16+) | All Levels

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

  • Watercolor pallet including your preferred reds, yellows, blues including indigo and earths including burnt sienna & burnt umber
  • Variety of watercolor brushes including 1” flat, #6 or # 8 round, fan and rigger brush
  • Pad of Arches cold press 140 lb watercolor paper (9”x12” or larger), other 100% cotton brands will also work (Daler Rowney, Bee Paper, Winsor Newton); some student grade watercolor paper (Strathmore series 400) for charting and testing color and brush strokes
  • Natural and/or synthetic sponge
  • Graphite or mechanical pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Tracing paper
  • Two plastic water containers
  • Spray bottle and a mister bottle
  • Roll of paper towels

 

Figure Painting

Improve your life painting skills and explore a variety of paint media while working freely from a nude model in this popular figure painting class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request and is a perfect class for beginner to advanced artists. Both male and female models will be placed in short and long poses.

Wednesdays, June 5 – 26
2 – 5 pm

Instructor: Rachel Moseley
Age: Adult (15+) | All levels

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

  • 18×24″ US Art Supply Canvas Pad (can be found on Amazon)
  • Long handle flat brushes, various sizes
  • Turpenoid odorless mineral spirits
  • Pallet or pallet paper
  • Roll of blue shop paper towels
  • Suggested oil paints:
  • Lamp black
  • Titanium white
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Olive Green
  • Yellow ochre

Figure Painting

Improve your life painting skills and explore a variety of paint media while working freely from a nude model in this popular figure painting class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request and is a perfect class for beginner to advanced artists. Both male and female models will be placed in short and long poses.

Wednesdays, May 1 – 22
2 – 5 pm

Instructor: Rachel Moseley
Age: Adult (15+) | All levels

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

  • 18×24″ US Art Supply Canvas Pad (can be found on Amazon)
  • Long handle flat brushes, various sizes
  • Turpenoid odorless mineral spirits
  • Pallet or pallet paper
  • Roll of blue shop paper towels
  • Suggested oil paints:
  • Lamp black
  • Titanium white
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Olive Green
  • Yellow ochre