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    Impressionistic Landscapes in Watercolor

    Fridays, January 5 - 26 / 10 am - 2 pm

    NOTE: This class is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be placed on the wait list.

    Impressionism seeks to convey the experience and feeling of place. learn to capture the visual impression of a landscape in light, shape and color. While this class is open to students of all levels of skill, some watercolor experience is recommended. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Some watercolor experience

    $160 General / $145 Museum members

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    Painting: Open Studio

    Sundays, January 7 - 28 / 1 - 4 pm

    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-lifes. Each class will begin with brief instruction followed by an open studio format painting class. Students may use acrylic or oil paint. Dry media is also welcome. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Daniel Helzer
    Ages: Adult (18+) / All levels

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Butterflies and Moths in Ink and Watercolor

    Tuesdays, January 9 and 16 / 10 am - 2 pm

    NOTE: This class is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be placed on the wait list.

    Learn to combine the texturing of ink and the vibrancy of watercolor to create illustrations while focusing on moths and butterflies. Explore the tradition of scientific illustration while referencing specimens and photographs in this two-day workshop. No experience necessary. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    Nevada K-12 Educators: Please note, this course has been approved by the Nevada Department of Education for 0.5 in-service credit. Please contact claire.munoz@nevadaart.org if you wish to receive in-service credit.

    $85 General / $75 Museum members

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    Oil Painting Techniques: Back to Basics

    Wednesdays, January 17 – February 21 / 2 – 5 pm

    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. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Ashley Follmer
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Beginners Welcome!

    $180 General / $160 Museum members

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    Hand-carved Blocks with Watercolor: Winter Botanicals

    Wednesdays, January 24 / 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
    and Wednesday, January 31 / 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Hand-colored linocut prints combine the dramatic presence of a linocut with the versatility and vibrant hues of watercolor painting. During the first session of class students will learn will the basics of carving and printing a linocut print by hand. Students will carve into traditional battleship gray linoleum as well as the newer Gomuban carving substrate. An oil-based relief printing ink will be used to create the perfect resist week two, when watercolor and colored pencil techniques will be utilized to brighten up the black and white prints. Students will leave with a set of varied and vibrantly-colored prints. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Katherine Case
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $95 General / $85 Museum members

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    Introduction to Watercolors

    Tuesday, January 30 / 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 techniques in an instructive setting. No experience necessary. All materials included with registration.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Beginners

    $45 General / $40 Museum members

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    Painting: Open Studio

    Sundays, February 11 - March 4 / 1 - 4 pm

    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-lifes. Each class will begin with brief instruction followed by an open studio format painting class. Students may use acrylic or oil paint. Dry media is also welcome. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Daniel Helzer
    Ages: Adult (18+) / All levels

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Watercolor: Open Studio

    Wednesdays, February 21 - March 14 / 1 - 4 pm

    NOTE: This class is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be placed on the wait list.

    This intermediate level open studio class is designed for returning students and experienced students. Students should have a personal work in progress to work towards completing in this fun and social series. Each class will begin with a short lesson addressing a challenge or technique followed by open studio time to continue work on personal projects. Instructor will be on hand to assist with challenges, offer critique, instruction, and encouragement. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Intermediate and Advanced Watercolor Students

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Watercolor for Beginners

    Sundays, February 25 - March 18 / 10 am - 2 pm

    Learn the skills used in creating beautiful paintings using translucent watercolors.Beginners will learn the basics of pallet set up, color mixing and a range of watercolor techniques including washes, dry brush work and “special effects.” *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Beginners welcome!

    $160 General / $145 Museum members

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    Bouquets in Ink and Watercolor

    Thursdays, April 5 and 12 / 10 am - 2 pm

    NOTE: This class is now sold out. Please email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org to be placed on the wait list.

    Learn to combine the texturing of ink and the vibrancy of watercolor to capture the beauty of of a floral bouquet. This class is designed to teach basic approaches to botanical illustration. Students will use photographs and live specimens for reference. Beginners and experienced students are welcome. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    $85 General / $75 Museum members

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    Color Studies in Watercolor

    Tuesday, April 10 / 10 am - 2 pm

    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. An excellent class for both the beginner and advanced student. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    $45 General / $40 Museum members