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The Art of Meditation

Meditation is a technique for inner peace and wellness. During this time of increased conflict and stress in our world, it is more important than ever to maintain our inner balance. Meditation can be a cornerstone of a healthy, happy, productive life. Everyone can do it. This class is taught by an expert who has over 30 years of experience helping people just like you. It does not require concentration or any special skill. You will learn different techniques each week that you can take home and use on your own. All are welcome, from first-timers to advanced students.

Thursdays, January 12 – February 2
5:30 – 6:30 pm

Instructor: Stephen Jacobs
Ages: 15 and Up | All Levels

Instructor Notes: Please wear comfortable clothes. Students will meditate while seated in chairs.

Kids’ Corner: Intro to Digital Art and Illustration

Kids ages 7 – 11 will explore the basics of Procreate on the Museum’s iPad Pros as they work on storyboarding, character design and animation in this after school series. Students will also have the opportunity to learn drawing fundamentals and techniques that can be applied to all forms of drawing. All materials and snack are provided.

Thursdays, February 9 – March 2
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Instructor: Joseph Morales
Ages: 7 – 11 | All levels

 

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.

Young Artist Series: Intro to Digital Art and Illustration

Teens ages 12 – 15 will explore the basics of Procreate on the Museum’s iPad Pros as they work on storyboarding, character design and animation in this after school series. Students will also have the opportunity to learn drawing fundamentals and techniques that can be applied to all forms of drawing. All materials and snack are provided.

Thursdays, January 12 – February 2
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Instructor: Joseph Morales
Ages: 12 – 15 | All levels

Winter Break Teen Art Camp: Intro to Mixed Media Art

Come explore a variety of art forms as we dive into the world of mixed media art. Under the guidance of the instructor, students will learn foundational and technique skills related to drawing, painting, collage and sculpture. Throughout the week, students will also learn about some contemporary and pop artists know for their work in these mediums to help them apply the skills they learn in the camp to their own art work. All supplies and a mid-camp snack are provided. 

Monday – Friday, January 2 – 6
1 – 4 pm

Instructor: Kimiyo Cordero
Ages: 12 – 15 | All Levels

Clay: Earthworks

Create decorative and functional pottery in this six-week class designed for the beginner as well as those who have taken intermediate pottery classes in the past.  Students will learn how to work with clay in both hand building, and wheel-throwing techniques. Finishing methods such as decorating, stamping, painting, and staining will be introduced as well as the discussion and practice of firing and glazing of clay works. Stoneware clay will be used and cone 6 and cone 06 glazes will be available.  All firings will be done by the museum in an electric kiln. All materials are provided.

Tuesdays, February 21 – March 28
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Instructor: Karen Vetter
Ages: (15+) | All Levels

Clay: Earthworks

Create decorative and functional pottery in this six-week class designed for the beginner as well as those who have taken intermediate pottery classes in the past.  Students will learn how to work with clay in both hand building, and wheel-throwing techniques. Finishing methods such as decorating, stamping, painting, and staining will be introduced as well as the discussion and practice of firing and glazing of clay works. Stoneware clay will be used and cone 6 and cone 06 glazes will be available.  All firings will be done by the museum in an electric kiln. All materials are provided.

Tuesdays, January 10 – February 14
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Instructor: Karen Vetter
Ages: (15+) | All Levels

iPhone Photography: Portraiture

Learn to shoot high quality portraits using your iPhone. With the fast-growing quality of cell phone cameras, photography has become a much more accessible form of art. This class will go over the fundamentals of portraiture, lighting and an editing workflow specific to the iPhone software, as well as printing 1-2 4×6 images directly from your phone. Although this class is based around the iPhone software other smartphones are welcomed as the fundamentals of photography will still apply.

Tuesday, February 7
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Instructor: Julie Tracy
Ages: Adult (15+) | All Levels

 

iPhone Photography: Landscape

Learn to shoot high quality landscape photos using your iPhone. With the fast-growing quality of cell phone cameras photography has become a much more accessible form of art. This class will go over the fundamentals of landscape photography, lighting and an editing workflow specific to the iPhone software, as well as printing 1-2 4×6 images directly from your phone. Although this class is based around the iPhone software other smartphones are welcomed as the fundamentals of photography will still apply.

Saturday, January 14 
9 am – noon

Instructor: Julie Tracy
Ages: Adult (15+) | All Levels