Summer Intensives (Adults)

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    Acrylic Painting Techniques: Abstracting the Landscape

    Monday - Friday, July 23 - 27 / 9 am - 12 pm

    Explore abstraction through guided exercises designed to break boundaries and expand your creative language. Working with acrylic paint students will create landscapes using color, form and texture. Emphasis will be on risk taking and experimentation. Development of individual vision will be encouraged. Beginner to advanced painters welcome! *Supply list.

    Instructor: Rachel Stiff
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    Nevada K-12 Educators: In-service credit is pending for this class. Please contact claire.munoz@nevadaart.org of you are interested in receiving in-service credit for this class.

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Drawing Techniques: Shape and Form

    Monday - Friday, July 30 - August 3 / 9 am - 12 pm

    Students enjoy this five-day intensive course designed to teach basic drawing techniques with a specific emphasis on drawing shape and form. Students will improve their observational drawing skills by first working on rendering basic shapes, working later towards creating compositions on the page and realistically drawing more complex objects, forms and textures while referencing staged still life displays. This class is designed to provide a strong introductory foundation for beginning drawing students and a refresher for more advanced students. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Rachel Stiff
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Beginners Welcome!

    Nevada K-12 Educators: In-service credit is pending for this class. Please contact claire.munoz@nevadaart.org of you are interested in receiving in-service credit for this class.

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Photography: Composition and Techniques

    Tuesday - Thursday, August 1 - 3 / 1 - 4 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 and lighting terminology. *Supply list.

    Instructor: MD Welch
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Some familiarity with camera functions

    Nevada K-12 Educators: In-service credit is pending for this class. Please contact claire.munoz@nevadaart.org of you are interested in receiving in-service credit for this class.

    $90 General / $80 Museum members

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    Summer Intensive: Linocut Techniques

    Tuesday - Thursday, August 21 - 23 / 10 am - 3 pm

    Beginners and intermediate printmakers alike will enjoy this project-based approach to linoleum-cut printmaking. Learn several techniques for multicolor printing as well as how to carve simple, beautiful patterns and images into linoleum. We will print using Japanese hand printing techniques and on the etching press. Students will be able to work from their own images at their own pace. Katherine will cover strategies for working with key blocks and tint blocks, developing pattern and choosing images that lend themselves especially well to this process. Students will complete this class with a small edition of handcut prints. You'll learn all about the tools, techniques and resources you need to be begin linoleum carving and printing at home. *Supply list.

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

    $160 General / $150 Museum members