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Art Classes & Camps for Kids



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 below the course description and pay by credit card (MC, VISA, Discover) on-line. To print a registration form to mail (250 Court Street, Reno, NV  89501)/fax (775-337-6107)/in person delivery, please see the bottom of this page.  Link to children’s online registration form here.


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:


Click here for site-based, after school workshops schedule for the following schools: Caughlin Ranch E.S., Double Diamond E.S., Gomm E.S., Hall E.S., Huffaker E.S., Van Gorder E.S. and Westergard E.S.


Registration is only confirmed once VSA Nevada receives registration form and payment. 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.

Washoe County School District staff receives 10% off for our art workshops. To pay discounted price, please call 775-826-6100 ext 3#.

GIFT CERTIFICATES – Give the gift of creativity!

Gift certificates are available for all VSA Nevada workshops and camps. 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/camp for a child who could not afford one.  Workshops/Camps range from $45 – $95.

Summer 2014

Workshops/Camps for Children

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

Art Camp August 4 to 8

August 4 - August 8 | Monday - Friday | Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Lake Mansion | Ages: 6 - 10 | Cost: $95.00

Last chance this summer for a week of creativity and fun at the Lake Mansion!   Your child will end the summer break with an hour of art, theater, and creative movement/music each and every day! All projects and activities are age-appropriate and will inspire your child to express their individual creativity.

Please bring to camp: a snack with no nuts and an old shirt/apron to protect clothing when painting.

Acting for Kids in Sparks

September 17 - October 29 | Wednesdays | Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Alf Sorensen Community Center | Ages: 8 - 12, younger kids welcome if able to read. | Cost: $45.00

Learn to act while creating dialogue and skits through traditional  improvisational methods. Gain self-confidence and poise while having fun in a creative and nurturing environment. Younger kids welcome if able to read.

No class on Oct. 8, 2014.

Thursday Art Adventures in Sparks

September 18 - October 30 | Thursdays | Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Alf Sorensen Community Center | Ages: 7 - 11 | Cost: $45.00

Nurture your child’s unique artistic ability as they explore various art techniques and media each week. Possibilities include watercolor, clay, collage, mixed media and more. Sign up for one session or more - projects will be different each session.

No class on October 8, 2014.


Creative Drawing in Sparks

September 18 - October 30 | Time: 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm | Alf Sorensen Community Center | Ages: | Cost: $45.00

Give your child a lifelong gift with VSAN's Creative Drawing class! Children will learn beginning to intermediate elements of drawing and a lifelong skill!   Your child will learn value, shading, and an introduction to perspective while developing techniques and skills to practice on their own!

Fall Break Art Camp in Sparks

October 6 - October 9 | Monday - Thursday | Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Alf Sorensen Community Center | Ages: 6 - 10 | Cost: $75.00

Fuel your child’s imagination to create and act through art, creative movement and theater.  It’s affordable creative fun with three experienced VSA Nevada teachers to express their individual creativity.  Projects and games/activities change each week, so sign up for one camp or more.

Bring a snack/drink.  No Nuts Please!


After School Workshops

After school workshops summer/fall schedules for Caughlin Ranch, Double Diamond, Roy Gomm, Huffaker, Hunsberger, Jesse Hall, Van Gorder and Westergard Elementary Schools are being posted.  These workshops are for students who attend these schools.  If you are interested in starting an after-school workshop program at your school, please contact our Program Director at 826-6100, ext. 2# or

If you would prefer not to register on-line, you may download a registration form here and submit by fax (775-337-6107), attach through email (, mail or in person (250 Court Street in Reno, 89501, 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).