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.

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, March 19 – 21
10 am – 1 pm

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

Introduction to Ikebana: The Art of Floral Arrangement

In this introduction to Ikebana class, students will embark on a journry of traditional flower arranging, delving into the profound beauty and cultural significance of Japanese floral art. Ikebana is more than just arranging flowers – it is a mindful practice that harmonizes nature, balance, and form. Students will work with the instructor to learn the fundamental principles of Ikebana, exploring the different styles and schools that have evolved over centuries. No prior floral design experience is necessry; this class is open to students of all levels. All supplies will be provided. 

*Note: Truus Ten Kate Sharp has 40+ years of experience practicing Ikebana.

Thursdays, March 7 – 28
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Instructor: Truus Ten Kate Sharp
Age:
Adult (16+) | All Levels

Supplies: 

  • Garden Sheers or Large Kitchen Scissors

DSLR Photography 101: A Beginners Guide

In this introductory photography class, students will learn about the basic functions with DSLR cameras. This will include, aperture, shutter speed, composition, light metering and how to get the correct exposure for the image you want to capture. Students will need to bring a DSLR camera with one lens to the class. 

Monday, March 18
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Instructor: Julie Tracy
Ages: Adult (16+) | Beginners

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.

Monday, March 4 
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Instructor: Julie Tracy
Ages: Adult (16+) | All Levels

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, April 3 – 24 
2 – 5 pm

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

Watercolor Foundations: Watercolor for Beginners

This class is for students who are new to watercolor or have worked on their own and are looking to improve their watercolor skills with step-by-step instructions. The instructor will discuss various watercolor supplies and suggest appropriate starting materials. Students will learn to recognize various levels of paper wetness and how to use them to achieve the desired watercolor effects. Under the guidance of the instructor, students will also practice various techniques such as basic color mixing, brush strokes, various types of washes and more.

Wednesday, March 20 and 27
5 – 9 pm

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

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

  • 100% Cotton watercolor paper, 140 lb, cold press (various brands are available: Fluid, Arches, Fabriano Artistico, Stonehenge Aqua Coldpress, Bee paper, etc.)
  • Strathmore Watercolor Pad, 400 Series, 140 lb, cold press, 9”x12” (It has a brown cover. Do NOT get the pad with the yellow cover!)
  • Various sizes of watercolor brushes
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Roll of paper towers
  • 2 water containers 

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

Wednesdays, April 17 – May 1
5 – 9 pm

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

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

  • 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  

 

Introduction to Glass Art: Kiln Forming

Students will explore the amazing world of kiln-formed glass art by utilizing clear and colored flat glass and recycled art glass into molds along with various tools and techniques. Students will also slump glass bottles to create unique spoon rests, charcuterie boards and more! Learn more about the process of designing, cutting, melting, and kiln-forming the glass…then annealing your finished pieces. Additionally, students will learn about the science, history, technology, and culture of this unique medium. All supplies are provided.

Saturday, April 13
10 am – 2 pm

Instructor: Sheri Fisher
Ages: 
Adult (15+) | All Levels

Introduction to Glass Art: Kiln Forming

Students will explore the amazing world of kiln-formed glass art by utilizing clear and colored flat glass and recycled art glass into molds along with various tools and techniques. Students will also slump glass bottles to create unique spoon rests, charcuterie boards and more! Learn more about the process of designing, cutting, melting, and kiln-forming the glass…then annealing your finished pieces. Additionally, students will learn about the science, history, technology, and culture of this unique medium. All supplies are provided.

Saturday, March 16
10 am – 2 pm

Instructor: Sheri Fisher
Ages: 
Adult (15+) | All Levels

Introduction to Glass Art: Kiln Forming

Students will explore the amazing world of kiln-formed glass art by utilizing clear and colored flat glass and recycled art glass into molds along with various tools and techniques. Students will also slump glass bottles to create unique spoon rests, charcuterie boards and more! Learn more about the process of designing, cutting, melting, and kiln-forming the glass…then annealing your finished pieces. Additionally, students will learn about the science, history, technology, and culture of this unique medium. All supplies are provided.

Saturday, February 24
10 am – 2 pm

Instructor: Sheri Fisher
Ages: 
Adult (15+) | All Levels