E.L. CORD
MUSEUM SCHOOL
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Fiber Arts
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 22 and 23
6 - 9 pm 

From Sheep to Yarn

This class will explore the origins of yarn. Taking raw wool freshly sheared from local sheep, students will wash it, card it, spin it into yarn and dye it. Students will finish the class with a custom skein of yarn that they have made from start to finish. All materials

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Camps for Kids
Monday - Friday, June 28 - July 2
9 am - noon

Summer Art Camp for Kids: Native Nevada

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this five-day camp, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and all materials are included with

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Book Arts
Monday, June 28
10 am - 5 pm

Book Arts: Articulated Binding – An Indestructible Cover

An indestructible cover, inspired by Italy’s 1970’s solution to the Yellow Pages in public phone booths, this 360-degree flexible binding offers many advantages because it bends and does not break! It offers visual and tactile delight, employing strips of articulated boards and marbled fabric. In this workshop, instructor Pietro Accardi

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Camps for Kids
Monday - Friday, June 28 - July 2
1 - 4 pm

Summer Camp: Digital Art and Illustration

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun playing on the Museum’s iPad Pros as they work on story-boarding, character design and animation in this after school series. Students will also have an opportunity to explore and sketch using the iPads in the Museum’s galleries while looking for inspiration for

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Photography / Video
Monday - Wednesday, June 28 - 30
6 - 9 pm

Laptop Lecture: Introduction to Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC is quickly becoming the go to application for photographers of any experience level, but so many photographers are not using the application to the fullest potential. There are also features of Lightroom Classic CC that are best left to other applications, and those work arounds will

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Drawing
Thursdays, July 1- 29
1 - 4pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Thursdays, July 1-

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Painting
Thursday, July 1
5 - 9 pm

Color Theory and Mixing Pigments in Watercolor

Translucence is at the heart of watercolor painting. Learn to chart and mix your colors to keep the beautiful luminosity of the medium. This class includes color charting both wet and dry, mixing triads for unusual color, and learning to combine warm and cool hues. Students will also explore origins

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Camps for Kids
Monday - Friday, July 5 - 9
9 am - noon

Summer Art Camp for Kids: Sculpture

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this five-day camp, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and all materials are included with

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Painting
Mondays, July 5 - July 19
6 - 9 pm

Painting Open Studio

Students will enjoy developing their painting techniques and skills in this observational open studio class. Weekly subject matter will rotate between nude and clothed models and still-life. Each class will begin with brief instruction followed by an open studio format painting class. Students may use acrylic or oil paint. Dry

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Drawing
Wednesdays, July 7 - 28
6 - 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Wednesdays, July 7

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Fiber Arts
Wednesday and Thursday, July 7 and 8
6 - 9 pm

Spinning and Dyeing Wool Workshop

In this two day workshop, students will take raw fleece directly sheared from a local sheep and wash it and comb it, known as carding. Students will then spin it with a home made drop spindle into yarn. Finally, students will dye the yarn with Koolaide!. This fun and lively

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Photography / Video
Saturday, July 10 and 17
10 am - 2 pm

Photography: Composition and Techniques

Take you photographs to the next level by learning proper composition and photography techniques. Students will learn the different ways to compose landscapes, still life’s and people, while also learning different techniques such as High Dynamic Range (HDR), panoramic stitching, long exposures, proper posing for people, working with photo filters

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Ceramics
Sundays, July 11 - August 15
9 am - noon

Ceramics: Open Studio

Intermediate and advanced level students will enjoy developing their hand building and/or wheel throwing techniques in this open studio ceramics class. Instructor will introduce students to new techniques, will encourage experimentation and will assist students with independent challenges. Studio clay and glazes are provided.  Sundays, July 11 – August 159

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Digital Design Series
Sunday, July 11
9 am - noon

Intro to Digital Illustration

Learn the basics of the Procreate app while using an iPad Pro. The class will be focused on what each tool does and how to utilize them to create finished digital illustrations, typography and short form animations. NOTE: iPad Pro and Procreate software is will be provided for students to

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Fiber Arts
Sunday, July 11 
1 - 4pm

Polymer Jewelry and Accessories

We are going to go on an Italian adventure where we will copy the Murano masters by creating colorful floral bursts in easy-to-use polymer clay. Students will learn how these small “thousand flowers” sculptures can then be used as pendants, earrings, rings, belt-buckles and beyond. Polymer clay is an extremely

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Camps for Kids
Monday - Friday, July 12 - 16
9 am - noon

Summer Art Camp for Kids: Mythical

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this five-day camp, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and all materials are included with

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Camps for Kids
Monday - Friday, July 12 - 16
1 - 4 pm

Summer Camp: Digital Art and Illustration

Kids ages 7– 12 will have fun playing on the Museum’s iPad Pros as they work on story-boarding, character design and animation in this after school series. Students will also have an opportunity to explore and sketch using the iPads in the Museum’s galleries while looking for inspiration for their

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Photography / Video
Tuesday - Thursday, July 13 - 15
6 - 9 pm

Camera Basics for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

This class is designed for beginning to intermediate photographers who have purchased a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera or a mirrorless camera. Course participants will explore the specific features of DSLR or mirrorless cameras, as well as general photographic skills and techniques to make great pictures. Tuesday – Thursday, July

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Painting
Saturday and Sunday, July 17 and 18
9 am - 2 pm

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

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Painting
Sunday, July 18 
10 am - 3 pm

Watercolor: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

No middle-value blah paintings here!  Learn some of the fun techniques used when painting with watercolors, including masking sections of your work to “save the white,” creating various textures, and pushing those values. Together we will work on a 15 x 22” image and create small samples of various techniques

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Camps for Kids
Monday - Friday, July 19 - 23
8:30 am - noon

Summer Camp: Fun with Clay

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring the tactile nature of clay. Instruction will encompass basic hand building, throwing on the wheel, and sculpture. In this 5 day camp, students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from the heat of

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Camps for Kids
Monday - Friday, July 19 - 23
9 am - noon

Summer Art Camp for Kids: Sculpture

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this five-day camp, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and all materials are included with

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Camps for Kids
Monday - Friday, July 19 - 23
1 - 4 pm

Summer Camp: Digital Art and Illustration

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun playing on the Museum’s iPad Pros as they work on story-boarding, character design and animation in this after school series. Students will also have an opportunity to explore and sketch using the iPads in the Museum’s galleries while looking for inspiration for

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Camps for Kids
Monday - Friday, July 19 - 23
1:30 - 4:30 pm

Summer Camp: Fun with Clay

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring the tactile nature of clay.  Instruction will encompass basic hand building, throwing on the wheel, and sculpture.  In this 5 day camp, students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from the heat of

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Photography / Video
Monday - Wednesday, July 19 - 21
6 - 9 pm

Photography: Composition and Techniques

Take you photographs to the next level by learning proper composition and photography techniques. Students will learn the different ways to compose landscapes, still life’s and people, while also learning different techniques such as High Dynamic Range (HDR), panoramic stitching, long exposures, proper posing for people, working with photo filters

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Painting
Thursday, July 22
6 - 9 pm

Watercolor Painting with Untraditional Materials

In this 3-hour workshop we will experiment with everything but the kitchen sink painting tools! The kitchen is our inspiration, from spices to utensils. Be prepared to renew your excitement about watercolors as we play with textures, washes and special effects. All students will leave the workshop with a plethora

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Book Arts
Saturday, July 24
10 am - 2 pm

Book Arts: Scraps to Sketchbooks

Have you ever desired a sketchbook that includes more than one type of paper? Or perhaps a certain size? This class teaches you how to make your own unique sketchbook with endless possibilities for paper type, color, size and thickness. Once you learn the basics of sketchbook making, it is

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Digital Design Series
Sunday, July 25
9 am - noon

Intro to Digital Illustration

Learn the basics of the Procreate app while using an iPad Pro. The class will be focused on what each tool does and how to utilize them to create finished digital illustrations, typography and short form animations. NOTE: iPad Pro and Procreate software is will be provided for students to

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Camps for Kids
Monday - Friday, July 26 - 30
9 am - noon

Summer Art Camp for Kids: World Art

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this five-day camp, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and all materials are included with

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Camps for Kids
Monday - Friday, July 26 - 30
1 - 4 pm

Summer Art Camp for Kids: World Art

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over this five-day camp, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and all materials are included with

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Book Arts
Wednesday, July 28
10 am - 5 pm

Decorative Three Drawer Box

Not only for housing books, hand made boxes have a variety of functions. This course will teach the basics of decorative box construction. Students will create a durable and lasting box with three drawers. The instructor will provide one of a kind hand marbled fabrics for students to choose from,

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Book Arts
Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and August 1
10 am - 2 pm

Book Arts: Folds and Findings

This introductory class explores both the form and content of the book with consideration to its movement, alternate readings, and potential sculptural effects. The lotus fold invokes play and experimentation; lending itself to discovery and surprise in both the maker and viewer. We will explore various methods of content generating

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Camps for Kids
Monday - Friday, Aug 2 - 6
9 am - noon

Summer Camp: Digital Art and Illustration

  Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun playing on the Museum’s iPad Pros as they work on story-boarding, character design and animation in this after school series. Students will also have an opportunity to explore and sketch using the iPads in the Museum’s galleries while looking for inspiration

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Drawing
Tuesdays, August 3 - 31
1 - 4 pm

Portrait Drawing: Open Studio

Improve your portrait drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Tuesdays, August 3 –

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Photography / Video
Tuesday and Saturday, August 3 and 7
6 - 9 pm

Introduction to Astrophotography

Learn how to shoot the stars, and the moon in this new class for 2019. Students will discover what gear is required to make stunning astrophotography, as well as how to make the gear they own work to get the best shots possible. The first two session of this class

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Painting
Wednesday and Monday, August 4 and 9
5 - 9 pm

Watercolor Skyscapes

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

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Drawing
Wednesdays, August 4 - 25
6 - 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Wednesdays, August 4

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Drawing
Thursdays, August 5 - 26
1 - 4pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a nude model in this popular open studio class. The instructor will be present to coordinate class and offer instruction upon request. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Thursdays, August 5

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Painting
Sundays, August 8 - 22
9 am - noon

Painting: Open Studio

Students will enjoy developing their painting techniques and skills in this observational open studio class. Weekly subject matter will rotate between nude and clothed models and still-life. Each class will begin with brief instruction followed by an open studio format painting class. Students may use acrylic or oil paint. Dry

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Fiber Arts
Sunday, August 8
Noon - 3 pm

Batik with Untraditional Materials

Welcome to the world of Batik! This Bali-inspired workshop will excite you with possibility. Using materials found in your home, students will create eye-popping, colorful paintings on fabric that can be used as blankets, pillows and clothing. The instructor will guide students step-by step through this easy and accessible artform. 

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Ceramics
Tuesdays, August 10 - September 14
5:30 - 8:30 pm

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

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Photography / Video
Tuesday - Thursday, August 10 - 12
6 - 9 pm

Camera Basics for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

This class is designed for beginning to intermediate photographers who have purchased a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera or a mirrorless camera. Course participants will explore the specific features of DSLR or mirrorless cameras, as well as general photographic skills and techniques to make great pictures. Tuesday – Thursday, August

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Photography / Video
Saturday, August 14 and 21
10 am - 2 pm

Laptop Lecture: Introduction to Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC is quickly becoming the go to application for photographers of any experience level, but so many photographers are not using the application to the fullest potential. There are also features of Lightroom Classic CC that are best left to other applications, and those work arounds will

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Digital Design Series
Sunday, July 25
9 am - noon

Intro to Digital Illustration

Learn the basics of the Procreate app while using an iPad Pro. The class will be focused on what each tool does and how to utilize them to create finished digital illustrations, typography and short form animations. NOTE: iPad Pro and Procreate software is will be provided for students to

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Photography / Video
Monday - Wednesday, August 16 - 18
6 - 9 pm

Introduction to Portrait Lighting

If the thought of using artificial light intimidates you, or type of gear to use, this class is perfect for you. This class will start with the basics of lighting concepts, and the different types of light and gear to use for portrait, product or still life.  In class demonstrations

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Drawing
Wednesdays, August 18 - September 8
1 - 4 pm

Outdoor Drawing and Painting

The outdoor drawing and painting class will give each student an opportunity to experience the outdoors while learning and using their medium of choice. This class will focus on rendering plants, trees, flowers, water, buildings, people and more. The instructor will work with each student in learning how to draw

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Youth
Wednesdays, August 25 - September 29
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Kids’ Corner: Learn from the Masters

Kids ages 7 – 12 will have fun exploring a variety of art mediums in this fun and interactive camp. Over the six weeks, participants will have the opportunity to hand-build clay sculptures, paint mini-masterpieces and sketch in the Museum galleries. A daily snack and all materials are included with

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Book Arts
Thursday and Friday, August 26 and 27
10 am - 5 pm

Textile Marbling on Scarves

In this two-day workshop students will create their own marbled designs on three different silk scarves. During the first day we will discuss and practice patterns and color combinations that work well for marbled silk scarves. Students will have ample practice time to experiment and develop their vision in the

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Painting
Saturday and Sunday, August 28 and 29
9 am - 2:00 pm

Painting the Nude Figure

Learn to paint and harmonize the figure in its natural surroundings by simplifying values, properly using warm/cool colors and the principles of light. Painting intensives are designed to offer specific instruction on a variety of techniques and painting challenges. Students may use acrylic or oil paint. Dry media is also

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Mixed Media
Sunday, August 29
10 am - 3 pm

Watercolor Techniques: Batik Method on Rice Paper

Take your watercolors to the next level with this fun method of using the batik method of applying hot wax to save and build layers of color. Together, we will create a painting on rice paper, which adds an extra element of interest and texture. Instructor will guide students through

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Glass
Sunday, August 29
10 am - 3 pm

Mosaics 101: Introduction to Mosaics

Students will learn the basics of mosaics, including techniques, design and grouting. Using various materials, students will work towards a 10” x 10” mosaic mirror or 6 x 12 plaque project. All materials provided but students may bring other objects (stones, jewels, beads, etc.) to incorporate into their piece. This

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Photography / Video
Monday - Wednesday, August 30 - September 1
6 - 9 pm

Introduction to Landscape Photography

Students new to landscape photography or those looking to sharpen their skills will enjoy this introductory level course. The first two days of class will be spent in the classroom exploring camera gear and functions along with the tips and tricks to create dynamic landscape images. Students will review composition

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