Intro to Landscape Painting in Oils

This class simplifies the complexities of landscape and gives the beginner a solid foundation upon which to begin painting representational landscapes in oil. To many people, painting the landscape in oil is an overwhelming undertaking. It doesn’t have to be if approached systematically. Landscape basics in oil class is just that – a systematic approach to understanding and representing the landscape in oil. The student will gain a solid understanding of atmospheric perspective and the nature of light and form in the landscape. The student will then apply this understanding to painting skies, mountains, trees, rocks, water and other elements of the landscape with a particular emphasis on the Sierra landscape. During the second half of the course, the student will have the option to work on personal landscape projects under the guidance of the instructor.

Tuesdays, February 7 – 28 
9 am – noon

Instructor: Mike Callahan
Ages: Adult (15+) | All Levels

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

Paint: M. Graham brand Titanium White (37ml) Hansa Yellow (37ml), Quinacridone Rose (37 ml), Phthalocyanine Blue (37 ml) Thinner: Weber Turpenoid (pint) or similar artist’s grade odorless mineral spirits. Medium: M. Graham Walnut Oil (4oz), Silicoil cleaning jar or other small glass jar with sealable lid (for thinner), Small can such as olive can (for medium). Brushes: Synthetic Brights OR Filberts: Silverbrush Bristlon #2, #4, and #10 Or Connoisseur Pure Synthetic, #2, #4, and #10 Or any quality hog bristle in those sizes if the student already owns their own brushes. Painting or Palette knife (steel, NOT plastic), Disposable Palette, New Wave Disposable Palette (grey) or similar, Brush Cleaner, The Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver – Preserver, 1 oz 4-canvas panels or stretched canvases 9”x12”, 11”x14” OR 12”x16”, Roll of absorbent paper towels (i.e. Viva or Blue Shop Towels) and nitrile gloves.

Beginning Oil Painting – A Simple Approach for Rapid Success

This class simplifies the complexities of landscape and gives the beginner a solid foundation upon which to begin painting representational landscapes in oil. To many people, painting the landscape in oil is an overwhelming undertaking. It doesn’t have to be if approached systematically. Landscape basics in oil class is just that – a systematic approach to understanding and representing the landscape in oil. The student will gain a solid understanding of atmospheric perspective and the nature of light and form in the landscape. The student will then apply this understanding to painting skies, mountains, trees, rocks, water and other elements of the landscape with a particular emphasis on the Sierra landscape. During the second half of the course, the student will have the option to work on personal landscape projects under the guidance of the instructor.

Tuesdays, January 10 – 31
9 am – noon

Instructor: Mike Callahan
Ages: Adult (15+) | All Levels

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

Paint: M. Graham brand Titanium White (37ml) Hansa Yellow (37ml), Quinacridone Rose (37 ml), Phthalocyanine Blue (37 ml) Thinner: Weber Turpenoid (pint) or similar artist’s grade odorless mineral spirits. Medium: M. Graham Walnut Oil (4oz), Silicoil cleaning jar or other small glass jar with sealable lid (for thinner), Small can such as olive can (for medium). Brushes: Synthetic Brights OR Filberts: Silverbrush Bristlon #2, #4, and #10 Or Connoisseur Pure Synthetic, #2, #4, and #10 Or any quality hog bristle in those sizes if the student already owns their own brushes. Painting or Palette knife (steel, NOT plastic), Disposable Palette, New Wave Disposable Palette (grey) or similar, Brush Cleaner, The Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver – Preserver, 1 oz 4-canvas panels or stretched canvases 9”x12”, 11”x14” OR 12”x16”, Roll of absorbent paper towels (i.e. Viva or Blue Shop Towels) and nitrile gloves.

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

Wednesday, February 1 and 8
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: Watercolor for Beginners

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 origins of pigments, different pigment properties and differences amongst manufacturers. An excellent class for both the beginner and advanced student.

Wednesday, January 18 and 25
5 – 9 pm

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

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

  • Your personal watercolor pallet
  • 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

 

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, February 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.

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, January 21 and 22
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.

Kids’ Corner: Intro to Painting

Using color and shape, this class will focus on a different style of painting each day. Students will learn new techniques and create a different piece of art each day ranging from lifelike to abstract. Students will learn the foundations of drawing and color theory which can be applied to various practices and mediums in art. 

Monday, February 6 – 27 
5:30 – 7:30 pm

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

 

Cards in Watercolor

Join this class to create festive cards for the winter season. Under the guidance of the instructor, students will be using ‘wet on wet’ and ‘wet on dry’ watercolor techniques. There will be a variety of card designs to choose from or feel free to create your own using personal inspiration. 

Wednesday, December 7
5 – 9 pm

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

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

  • Watercolor Pallet including your preferred reds, yellows, blues
  • Variety of watercolor brushes including a 1” flat, #1 or 2, #4, # 8 round brushes and a 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)
  • Graphite or mechanical pencil
  • Spray bottle or mister
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Two plastic water containers
  • Roll of paper towels
  • (optional) Ruler
  • (optional) Black watercolor paper (optional)   

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, October 29 and 30
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.

Watercolor on Aqua Board

Open up new possibilities with your watercolors by painting on Ampersand’s Aqua Board panels. Once complete, these paintings can then be sealed for protection, using either a cold wax or spray varnish, and framed without glass. In this class, students will understand how to prep the boards before painting, learn how easy it is to fix problem areas, how to keep washes smooth, and adding layers and values. A working knowledge of watercolors is preferred.

Sunday, October 16
10 am – 3 pm

Instructor: Ronnie Rector
Ages: Adult (15+) | Some watercolor experience preferred

Supplies List: Show email confirmation receipt at Nevada Fine Arts to receive a 10% discount.

  • Ampersand Aquabord panel, 8×10 – either flat or cradled
  • 2” to 3” Hake brush
  • Your usual watercolor supplies:
  • Professional-grade paints like Daniel Smith or M Graham preferred.
  • Palette for mixing colors, like a plate with edges or a 6×9 metal cookie sheet.
  • Watercolor Brushes: rounds and/or flats.
  • Try to bring good-sized brushes, like a size 10 round and/or a ½” flat.
  • Wide-mouthed container for water
  • Paper towels
  • Mr. Clean Magic Eraser – original version, not with detergent
  • Pieces of scrap watercolor paper

Questions? Email me – ronnierector@yahoo.com