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Whether it's capturing the sunrise on canvas or digitally or creating a one-of-a-kind craft, you're an original who likes to express yourself in new ways. For art classes designed for active retirees, please see Silver College.
 
In this workshop we will cover the basics of watercolor painting, including color theory, composition and design. Traditional as well as unconventional methods of applying paint on paper will be taught - pouring, glazing, wet-into-wet, dry-into-wet and dry brushing techniques. We will use resist, sprinkling of salt and other experimental effects to create beautiful winter landscapes. Supplies required.  Supply List  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 2/21/2017, ending 3/14/2017

Tuition: $129.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Eva Nichols 



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Creative exploration leads to personal insights. Explore your thoughts, emotions and intentions through art. SoulCollage is a fun, creative and intuitive process using images that are meaningful to you. Cut and paste to make a deck of cards that represents parts of you. Rediscover what you already know about yourself and surprise yourself with new discoveries. Use the cards individually or in a group to develop your sense of emotional and spiritual wholeness. You don’t have to be an artist to do SoulCollage, but you might feel like one after you do it. $12 materials fee

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 2/25/2017, ending 2/25/2017

Tuition: $39.00

Materials Cost: $12.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Robin Griffin 



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If you are a novice and wish to learn basic drawing skills or perhaps you need a refresher to improve your drawing techniques, this is the class for you. You will learn about and practice important elements of art such as value, shading, accurate proportions, negative shapes and quality of line. Graphite pencils and an introduction to ink will be featured. Gain confidence in this relaxed, fun and non-judgmental atmosphere. Basic supplies are required. View Supply List

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM; 7 sessions; starting 3/3/2017, ending 4/14/2017

Tuition: $159.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Patricia Woodard 

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Define who you are as a photographer and express yourself through your work. Understand the differences between digital and film and finding the moment and creating one. Focus on taking in your surroundings and capturing them effectively. Discover what’s important for you to remember, the aspects of yourself you want to share and how you can portray emotion in your photos with or without a human subject.  

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 3/6/2017, ending 3/6/2017

Tuition: $39.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Bridget Rosscup 

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Learn the keys to composition, image adjustment, manipulation, correctly sizing photos and more. In addition, pick up relevant tips, tricks and techniques. This is a great class for digital SLR users.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue, Thu 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 3/7/2017, ending 3/9/2017

Tuition: $59.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Heather Forsyth 



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Leatherwork has the Wild West written all over it. Learn the art of hand-stamped, hand-tooled leather from a working cowboy and rancher. Expand your creativity by working on individual projects ranging from coasters to placemats.

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Mon 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM; starting 3/13/2017, ending 3/13/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM; starting 3/18/2017, ending 3/18/2017. <

Tuition: $69.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Jeff Myers 



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Create stunning artwork by painting dyes onto silk fabric. As the dyes flow into the fibers, your creation becomes one with the threads. Strengthen your hand and eye coordination as you learn basic techniques with a gutta resist for borders and patterns. You'll be surprised at how easy and rewarding this art can be.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue, Thu 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 3/14/2017, ending 3/16/2017

Tuition: $59.00

Materials Cost: $30.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Shwetha Bayya 

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Discover glass fusion, an exciting and uncommon art form that yields beautiful creations. Cut and create patterns using fusible glass sheets. Personalize your vase with a copper wire hanger and various colored beads and melt the glass into your desired form. No matter your experience level, you can have fun making a useful and stylish vase to fit all occasions. 

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; starting 3/16/2017, ending 3/16/2017

Tuition: $40.00

Materials Cost: $10.00

Location : The Glass Studio Location : 
  The Glass Studio.

Instructor : Debbie Howell 



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A mandala is a visual interpretation of life itself. Find out how to create a safe space in your life for healing and personal growth through drawing your own radiant mandala. Explore its origins and the significance of these designs in various cultures. Through drawing, allow your inner self to manifest in a physical design filled with color and intricacy. Plus, still your mind and body to increase relaxation and allow your mandalas to flow onto the paper. Supplies required.  Supply List

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM; starting 3/18/2017, ending 3/18/2017

Tuition: $49.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Paris Almond 



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Discover easy techniques for painting fresh, luminous spring flowers. Work with glazing, wet-into-wet, dry brushing, negative painting, lost and found edges and other tricks unique to this medium. Learn to use color theory, composition and design to make your florals shine. Supplies required. Supply List

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 3/21/2017, ending 4/11/2017

Tuition: $129.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Eva Nichols 

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Design a stylish and personal apron for all occasions. Be it gardening, cooking, or creating an artistic masterpiece, having an apron that suits you can make all the difference. Learn how to cut a pattern for the size that fits you best, gain tips on cutting and hemming holes so buttons fit perfectly and discover how to shape pockets that are useful for your specific need. Take home an apron for yourself or as a unique spring-time gift.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 3/29/2017, ending 4/5/2017

Tuition: $69.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Sylvia Willoughby 



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Discover how to harness nature's rich light during a lecture and on-site shoot. Learn how to use natural light for macro, landscape and outdoor portraits and how a reflector and flash unit can supplement the sun's rays. By building upon your own working knowledge of your camera, increase your understanding about camera settings and simple accessories to take full advantage of nature's glow.

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 4/8/2017, ending 4/8/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM; starting 4/8/2017, ending 4/8/2017. <

Tuition: $89.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Multiple Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center
  Reno-TBA.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Mark Vollmer  2.Mark Vollmer 

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