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Ceramics
Wednesday April 24, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Clay: Earthworks

Wednesdays, April 24 - May 29
6 - 9 pm

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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Painting
Thursday April 25, 2019 9 am – 2 pm

Bristlecone Pine in Ink and Watercolor

Thursday, April 25
9 am - 2 pm

Bristlecones are a wonderful subject for both realistic and impressionistic watercolors. Using paint and ink, students will learn to capture the essence of these wonders of the natural world.  Some watercolor experience is recommended.  Thursday, April 259 am – 2 pm Instructor: Carroll CharletAges: Adult (15+) / All Levels Required Supplies:  Basic Watercolor

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Book Arts
Saturday April 27, 2019 9 am – 2 pm

Upcycled Lunch Sack Journal

Saturday, April 27
9 am – 2 pm

The lunch sack becomes a clever journal in this new class. Students will learn the steps for transforming paper bags into a pocket-filled journal that makes a great travel notebook, nature journal, garden journal, art journal, or scrapbook. Discover how the unique structure of a paper bag can be used

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Photography / Video
Saturday April 27, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Astro Photography: Capturing the Night Sky

Saturdays, April 27 and May 4*
10 am - 2 pm

*In addition to the daytime class May 4 will also include a night excursion.

CLASS CANCELED 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

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Drawing
Sunday April 28, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Natural Illustration: Sea Shells in Watercolor and Colored Pencil

Sunday, April 28
10 am – 3 pm

In this intermediate to advanced class, students will learn the basics of natural illustration drawing with a focus on sea shells and mixed media (watercolor and prismacolor). Students will learn about many types of sea shells, creating a final detailed drawing of sea shell. Shell specimens will be provided to

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Painting
Sunday April 28, 2019 10 am – 4 pm

Watercolor Techniques: Batik Method on Rice Paper

Sunday, April, 28
10 am - 4 pm

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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Ceramics
Tuesday April 30, 2019 1 – 3 pm

Ocarinas: Ceramic Whistles

Tuesdays, April 30 and May 7
1 - 3 pm

Ceramic Whistles, Ocarina Magic! Making beautiful sounds and playing a few songs with clay can be fun.  In this class we will learn how to turn mud into musical magic!  Clay will be shaped into spherical forms and then strategic holes will be placed to create sound.  Clay forms will

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Photography / Video
Tuesday April 30, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Photography: Lighting 101

Tuesday - Thursday, April 30 and May 2
6 – 9 pm

If the thought of using artificial light intimidates you, or type of gear to use, this class is perfect for you. Lighting 101 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
Wednesday May 1, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Wednesdays, May 1 - 29
6 - 9 pm

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, May 1

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Drawing
Thursday May 2, 2019 1 – 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Thursdays, May 2 - 30
1 - 4 pm

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, May 2

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Painting
Saturday May 4, 2019 9 am – 2 pm

Painting Intensive: The Portrait in Oil or Acrylics

Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5
9 – 2 pm

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, May

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Book Arts
Saturday May 4, 2019 10 am – 4 pm

Upcycled Travel Journal with Exposed Long Stitch Spine

Saturday, May 4
10 am – 4 pm

NOTE: This class has been reschedule for Saturday, May 11. To register for the May 11 class, please click here. Students will learn to make a hand stitched travel journal out of manila folders, reclaimed paper and discarded book covers. The finished journal will contain all the pages needed to

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Camps for Kids
Wednesday May 8, 2019 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Kids’ Corner: Textiles and Collage

Wednesdays, May 8 -May 29
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Young artists will explore a variety of art materials in this fun four-week after school series. Students will learn and improve on basic drawing, mixed media and painting techniques. All materials and a snack are included with registration. Wednesdays,  May 8 -May 293:30 – 5:30 pm Instructor: Kyra PetersenAges: 7 – 12

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Painting
Friday May 10, 2019 9 am – 4 pm

Painting Techniques: The Still Life in Oil

Friday - Sunday, May 10 - 12
9 am – 4 pm

Imploring the techniques and style of the Dutch Masters, both beginning and more advanced oil painting students will enjoy learning how to set up a still life, develop a concept and composition and will learn how to take a still life painting from start to finish.  Students will explore oil

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Photography / Video
Saturday May 11, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Photography: Composition and Techniques

Saturdays, May 11 and 18
10 -2 pm

Take your photographs to the next level by learning proper composition and photography techniques. Students will learn the different ways to compose landscapes, still lifes 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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Book Arts
Saturday May 11, 2019 10 am – 4 pm

Upcycled Travel Folder with Exposed Long Stitch Spine

Saturday, May 11
10 am – 4 pm

Students will learn to make a hand stitched travel journal out of manila folders, reclaimed paper and discarded book covers. The finished journal will contain all the pages needed to document your next adventure, and enough pockets to store the treasures you collect along the way. By the end of

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Painting
Monday May 13, 2019 9 am – noon

Getting Started with Oils: An Introduction to Painting Techniques and Tools

Monday - Friday, May 13 - 17
9 am – noon

This course is intended to introduce students to traditional  painting techniques using oils. Students will gain a good foundational working knowledge of how to setup subjects, blocking, brushwork, mixing color and the use of Neo Megilp medium. The “ala prima” (in one sitting) also called “direct painting” technique will be

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Photography / Video
Tuesday May 14, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Introduction to Lightroom CC

Tuesday - Thursday, May 14- 16
6 – 9 pm

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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Book Arts
Thursday May 16, 2019 10 am – 4 pm

Birds in Linocut

Thursday, May 16
10 am - 4 pm

Learn to carve simple, beautiful patterns or images in linoleum and print them using Japanese hand printing techniques. The images of birds we’ll be working with in this class lend themselves especially well to this versatile printmaking process. Found images can be transformed into vibrantly layered compositions using Katherine’s easy

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Basket Weaving
Saturday May 18, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Miniature Pine Needle Baskets

Saturday, May 18
10 am - 2 pm

Create a miniature pine needle basket using natural materials. Learn from the basket making tradition of Audrey Frank’s native Nevadan Washoe/Paiute culture. Explore weaving methods by combining pine needles, sinew and raffia in this one-day workshop.  Saturday, May 1810 am – 2 pm Instructor: Audrey Frank Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels Required

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Natural Illustration
Sunday May 19, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Natural Illustration: Flowers in Watercolor

Sunday, May 19
10 am - 3 pm

In this intermediate to advanced level class, students will learn the basics of natural illustration drawing with a focus on flowers and watercolor. Students will learn about flower anatomy and compositions, creating a final work illustrating the flower and two chosen details on the flower. Flower specimens will be provided

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Photography / Video
Tuesday May 21, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Photography: Creative Lighting

Tuesday - Thursday, May 21 - 23
6 – 9 pm

Creative Lighting takes the skills learned in the Lighting 101 class and expands them into new creative territories. Students will learn how to work with mixed lighting, using color correction gels, as well as adding color to their lights with cine/party gels. Grids, diffusion and advanced multi light setups will

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Mosaics
Sunday June 2, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Mosaics 101: Introduction to Mosaics

Sunday, June 2
10 am - 3 pm

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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Ceramics
Monday June 3, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Making Paintbrushes with Natural Materials

Mondays, June 3 and 10
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Learn how to create your own paintbrushes using a variety of natural materials. Crafting your own paintbrushes allows you to create a wide range of textures and qualities with your brushstrokes. Students will create the handle from clay or bamboo shoots and experiment with textures created by an assortment of

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Fiber Arts
Tuesday June 4, 2019 6 – 9 pm

From Sheep to Yarn

Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4 and 5
6:00 – 9:00 pm

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. Tuesday and

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Camps for Kids
Wednesday June 5, 2019 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Young Artist Series: Character Development

Wednesdays, June 5 – 26 
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Young Artist Series is for kids ages 11 – 15* Want to learn some of the secrets behind your favorite characters design and even create your own? This class will teach you some basic techniques used by character designers to help make your characters stand out and through their

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Drawing
Wednesday June 5, 2019 6 – 9 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Wednesdays, June 5 - 26
6 - 9 pm

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, June 5

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Drawing
Thursday June 6, 2019 1 – 4 pm

Life Drawing: Open Studio

Thursdays, June 6 - 27
1 - 4 pm

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, June 6

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Book Arts
Saturday June 8, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Book Arts: Folds and Findings

Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9
10 am - 2 pm

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 June 10, 2019 9 am – noon

Art Camp for Kids

Monday - Friday, June 10-14
9 am - noon

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
Monday June 10, 2019 9 am – 12:30 pm

Stylized Insects and Flowers in Acrylic

Monday- Wednesday June 10-12
9 am – 12:30 pm

Using bold colors, modern patterns and engaging compositions, students will use acrylic paint combined with colored pencil to create stylized insect and flower paintings. In this three-day intensive, student will work with basic drawing skills, contouring lines, loose gridding and blocking techniques to layout the portraits on wooden panels. Final

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Painting
Wednesday June 12, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Watercolor: Irises

Wednesday, June 12
10 – 2 pm

Capture the beauty of spring Irises.  Using the techniques of wet on wet watercolors, students will  learn to create pictures and cards using a loose and expressive approach.  This class is open to all levels. Wednesday, June 1210 – 2 pm Instructor: Iva NeveauxAges: Adult (15+) / All Levels Supplies:

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Drawing
Saturday June 15, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Natural Illustration: Feathers in Watercolor

Saturday, June 15
10 am - 3 pm

In this intermediate to advanced level class, students will learn the basics of natural illustration drawing with a focus on feathers and watercolor. Students will learn about feather composition, creating a three-series drawing of three chosen feathers. Some feather specimens will be provided to draw from life along with photo

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Camps for Kids
Monday June 17, 2019 9 am – noon

Summer Camp: Digital Art and Animation

Monday - Friday, June 17 -21
9:00- 12:00

Kids ages 8 – 12 will have fun playing on the Museum’s iPad Pros as they work on story-boarding, character design and animation in this week long summer camp. 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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Painting
Sunday June 23, 2019 10 am – 2 pm

Introduction to Watercolors

Sunday, June 23
10 am - 2 pm

This class is designed for anyone who would like to explore the medium of watercolor without the commitment.  Learn techniques such as washes, glazing, wet on wet and much more.  Find out if watercolor is for you.  The class is great for beginners who would like to experiment with watercolor

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Camps for Kids
Monday June 24, 2019 8:30 am – noon

Clay Camp for Kids

Monday - Friday, June 24 - 28
8:30 am - noon

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 June 24, 2019 9 am – noon

Design Camp for Kids

Monday - Friday, June 24 - 28
9 am - 12 pm

Kids ages 8 – 12  will enjoy exploring design concepts as they work on both digital and handmade art projects. Campers will work through concepts by hand using paint, drawing materials and clay and then will apply those concepts which will then be realized as a digital design assets as

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Camps for Kids
Monday June 24, 2019 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Young Artist Series: Ceramics – Hand Building and Wheel Throwing Techniques

Monday - Friday, June 24 - 28
1:30 - 4:30 pm

Kids ages 11 – 16 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 intensive for young artists, students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from

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Painting
Thursday June 27, 2019 5 – 9 pm

Watercolor: Irises

Thursday, June 27
5 – 9 pm

Capture the beauty of spring Irises.  Using the techniques of wet on wet watercolors, students will  learn to create pictures and cards using a loose and expressive approach.  This class is open to all levels. Thursday, June 275 – 9 pm Instructor: Iva NeveauxAges: Adult (15+) / All Levels Supplies:

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Painting
Saturday June 29, 2019 10 am – 4 pm

Watercolor: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

Saturday, June 29
10 – 4 pm

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 practice and create small samples of various techniques for you to refer to later.

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Painting
Tuesday July 2, 2019 10 am – 3 pm

Bugs and Botanicals in Ink and Watercolor

Tuesday, July 2
10 am – 3 pm

Insects have been used in botanical illustrations since the 1800’s. They are also fun to paint on their own. Using watercolor and ink, learn to capture the beautiful iridescent colors of the insect kingdom. This class is appropriate for all levels. Tuesday, July 210 am – 3 pm Instructor: Carroll

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Camps for Kids
Monday July 8, 2019 9 am – noon

Art Camp for Kids

Monday - Friday, July 8-12
9 am - noon

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 July 15, 2019 9 am – noon

Art Camp for Kids

Monday - Friday, July 15-19
9 am - noon

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 July 22, 2019 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Design Camp for Kids

Monday - Friday, July 22-26
9:30- 12:30

Kids ages 8 – 12 will have fun playing on the Museum’s iPad Pros as they work on story-boarding, character design and animation in this week long summer camp. 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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