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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.
 
Discover how to capture a city’s essence in vivid street scenes. Learn the fundamentals and techniques like composition, lighting, subject matter and style. Explore the history, ethics and legality of this creative medium. Gain tips on successful marketing and promotion of your work as well as how to prepare for publication.  

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 2 sessions starting 8/22/2017, ending 8/24/2017. 
   Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1 session on 08/26/2017. <

Tuition: $89.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Eric Marks 



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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 9/5/2017, ending 9/7/2017

Tuition: $59.00

Materials Cost: $30.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Shwetha Bayya 

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Have fun joining clay with your hands to create functional works of art. Receive hands-on instruction to create projects such as salt and pepper shakers, slab boxes, bowls or serving dishes. Practice multiple techniques such as pinch pots, slump and hump molds, and slab building. Learn about various food-safe glazes to decide which one is best to finish your project. After the class, your item will be fired and ready for pick up. 

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 9/6/2017, ending 9/27/2017

Tuition: $99.00

Materials Cost: $50.00

Location : Sparks High School Location : 
  Sparks High School.

Instructor : Mitch Rivard 

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Explore this versatile craft, while becoming inspired by the almost limitless applications of sewing. Make several fun projects while you practice basics such as how to use your machine, insert a zipper, follow a pattern and more. Save money by learning how to make basic clothing alterations. Must understand the basic functions of the sewing machine. Supplies required. Supply List

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 7 sessions starting 9/6/2017, ending 10/25/2017. 
   Weekly - Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 11/1/2017, ending 11/1/2017. <
 Class Skip Dates :
  (No class on 10/18/2017)

Tuition: $139.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Sylvia Willoughby 



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Shape wood by learning how to work safely with a planer, jointer, table saw, hand-held power tools, belt sander and more. Start by cutting boards and benches and then continue with more complex projects suggested by you or the instructor. In addition, learn about finishing techniques such as sanding and staining.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; 14 sessions; starting 9/6/2017, ending 12/20/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 10/4/2017, 11/22/2017)

Tuition: $219.00

Materials Cost: $30.00

Location : Clayton Middle School Location : 
  Clayton Middle School.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Steve Sutherland  2.Bradley Hayes 



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Design and create your own masterpiece using joinery such as miter, dovetail, dado, rabbit, mortise and tennon. Learn the art of creating face frames, raised panel doors and drawer construction, or take a break and spin a bowl. Explore the use of exotic woods such as cocobolo, purple hart, padauk and zebra wood. From a simple box to the furniture to display it on, this class can help you develop your skills to achieve whatever you desire.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; 14 sessions; starting 9/6/2017, ending 12/20/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 10/4/2017, 11/22/2017)

Tuition: $219.00

Materials Cost: $30.00

Location : Clayton Middle School Location : 
  Clayton Middle School.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Steve Sutherland  2.Bradley Hayes 



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Continue to gain expertise in the design and creation of your own masterpiece using joinery such as miter, dovetail, dado, rabbit, mortise and tennon. Learn the art of creating face frames, raised panel doors and drawer construction, or take a break and spin a bowl. Explore the use of exotic woods such as cocobolo, purple hart, padauk and zebra wood. From a simple box to the furniture to display it on, this class can help you develop your skills to achieve whatever you desire.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; 14 sessions; starting 9/6/2017, ending 12/20/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 10/4/2017, 11/22/2017)

Tuition: $219.00

Materials Cost: $30.00

Location : Clayton Middle School Location : 
  Clayton Middle School.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Steve Sutherland  2.Bradley Hayes 



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Create compelling photographs of this spectacular event. Join this award-winning photographer in capturing the beautiful colors and photogenic balloon shapes awash in early morning light. Attend an evening lecture and slide show followed by a morning field shoot of the glow show, dawn patrol and mass ascension competitions. Discover how to bring the experience and pageantry to life in your images.

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; starting 9/7/2017, ending 9/7/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 4:30 AM - 10:00 AM; starting 9/9/2017, ending 9/9/2017. <

Tuition: $89.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

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

Instructor : Mark Vollmer 



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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 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 4 sessions; starting 9/12/2017, ending 9/21/2017

Tuition: $89.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Heather Forsyth 

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Improve your presentation and self-confidence through acting. Through working with a professional performer, explore basic skills and techniques used in scenes and monologues. Learn how to approach a script and better understand your character. Increase your observation skills and find out how to best work with a director and other actors. During the final class session, you’ll have an opportunity to perform in front of an audience.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 8 sessions; starting 9/13/2017, ending 11/1/2017

Tuition: $129.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Martin A. David 



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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. Brief sessions with charcoal and pen and ink are also included. 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; 8 sessions; starting 9/15/2017, ending 11/3/2017

Tuition: $159.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Patricia Woodard 

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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 9/16/2017, ending 9/16/2017

Tuition: $39.00

Materials Cost: $12.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Robin Griffin 



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