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Art Workshops for Adults



New! Registration is easy, but if you have any technical problems PLEASE call us (775-826-6100, ext. 3# or e-mail  and let us know.    Simply click on the “Register” link beneath the course and pay by credit card (MC, VISA, Discover) on-line. For printed registration forms to mail (250 Court St., Reno, NV  89501)/fax (775-337-6107)/deliver in person, please see bottom of page.


Want to see a new art class series? Do you have ideas for single workshops? Have a suggestion for one of our existing workshops or camps? Email your feedback and suggestions to the program director:


Registration is only confirmed once VSA Nevada receives registration form and payment. Workshop costs includes all supplies unless noted.  Classes are limited in size and are offered on a ‘first come first served” basis. Students needing to withdraw from a class after registering may receive a tuition refund less $5 administrative cost if VSA Nevada is notified five business days before the first session of class. No refunds thereafter. Scholarships and Gift Certificates available.

GIFT CERTIFICATES- Give the gift of creativity!

Gift certificates are available for all VSA Nevada workshops. Certificates can be purchased by credit card, check or cash in any amount. Call 826-6100 x3# or email

If you would like to provide a workshop for an adult or child who could not afford one… workshops/camps range in price from $40 – $250.

Fall 2014/Winter 2015 Adult Workshops


Workshops are in date order.

To access workshops held at the Lake Mansion, enter from the  parking lot on Arlington Avenue and follow the walkway to our  “Art Happens Here Studio,” on the ground floor.


VSA arts of Nevada reserves the right to cancel courses and change class scheduling as well as change instructors without incurring obligations.

Paint & Sips featuring Wayne Thiebaud

January 21 - January 21 | 3rd Wednesdays of the Month | Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Lake Mansion | Ages: 21 and over | Cost: $30.00

Special Session Studio Skills: Three Dimensional Forms are a "Piece of Cake"! Join us for an evening of entertaining, stress free art instruction!!  The best part?  You will go home with an amazing painting and hopefully a new found interest.

Teaching artist Elizabeth Brooks guides you in transforming Thiebaud's "Lemon Cake" into your own 16” X  20” acrylic masterpiece that is uniquely yours. Add a twist with your own background! Each piece will give students experiences learning different painting techniques. This class is great for all levels and especially for anyone who wants to unlock their inner artist in a fun social setting.   Bring your own wine/beverage and snacks!


If you would prefer not to register on-line, you may download a registration form here and submit by fax, attach to an email (, mail or in person (250 Court Street in Reno, Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 5 PM, please call first).  Registration is only confirmed once VSA Nevada receives registration form and payment.  VSA Nevada accepts check, cash or credit cards (VISA, MC, Discover).