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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.
 
Find out what it takes to capture high impact photos with your cell phone. Gain an understanding of composition and photographic techniques, as well as how to use cell phone apps to edit, caption and retouch your images. Practice shooting high quality still images, discuss how to critique photos and become familiar with contemporary photo vocabulary.

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 9/25/2017, ending 9/25/2017

Tuition: $39.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Todd Upton 

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Discover how to create compelling photographs of world class geologic landscapes in our area. Join award-winning photographer, instructor and geologist Mark Vollmer in capturing the desert’s intricate forms, light, shadows and beautiful colors awash in afternoon light. He will show, in a morning classroom slide show lecture followed by a field shoot later in the day, how to bring the amazing variety of rock & land formations to life in your images. This class is open to all abilities and formats. A working knowledge of your camera will be helpful.  

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 9/30/2017, ending 9/30/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM; starting 9/30/2017, ending 9/30/2017. <

Tuition: $89.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Multiple Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center
  TBA.

Instructor : Mark Vollmer 



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Catch timeless pictures of your furry friends, especially dogs. Learn about positioning your pet, the best angles to shoot from, effective techniques and good locations for portraits. Find out how to take photos when an animal keeps moving. Become more comfortable using your camera in the field and how to better use your equipment in outdoor settings. 

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 3 sessions; starting 10/10/2017, ending 10/24/2017

Tuition: $89.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Rachel Gazes 

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Create beautiful landscapes in minutes with oil pastels. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, this is a straightforward, simple-to-learn artistic style. Be able to design your own exciting works of art. This powerful new method will teach you how to think and look at the world and art completely differently. Finish five to eight images ready for framing, cards and gift giving for special holidays. Supplies required. Supply List

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM; 3 sessions; starting 10/12/2017, ending 10/26/2017

Tuition: $79.00

Materials Cost: $10.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Carol Foldvary-Anderson 

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Find out how easy it is to create a fall-inspired watercolor painting with depth. Discover how to paint stunning trees, mountains, meadows or even fruits and florals when you approach it on a step-by-step basis. In addition, make your artwork shine by gaining a better understanding of value and design. To be prepared for this class, have a basic knowledge of watercolor techniques. Materials required. Supply List

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM; 5 sessions; starting 10/17/2017, ending 11/14/2017

Tuition: $129.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Eva Nichols 



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Build your basic ceramic skills through experimenting with coils, soft slab construction and the potter's wheel. Discuss different glazing and firing techniques and their advantages. Find out how to apply texture to your projects for different effects. In this small class, receive individual instruction and walk away with hand-made keepsakes.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 10/18/2017, ending 11/8/2017

Tuition: $99.00

Materials Cost: $50.00

Location : Sparks High School Location : 
  Sparks High School.

Instructor : Mitch Rivard 



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Design three custom pendants from a wide range of colorful glass sheets. Have fun delving into this art's process from selecting materials to designing ideas. Understand how glass reacts during the firing process and how to use that reaction to create beautiful jewelry.   

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 10/19/2017, ending 10/19/2017

Tuition: $39.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Location : Fused Finery Location : 
  Fused Finery.

Instructor : Judy Joustra 



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Authentically capture autumn's bright and subtle shades in your pictures. Discover the power of incorporating lines, patterns, textures, colors and space, and effectively using natural light.Take your art to the next level with this combination slide show lecture and field photography shoot. Plus, discover our area's most picturesque fall locations. Furnish your own camera, transportation and walking gear.

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 10/21/2017, ending 10/21/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM; starting 10/21/2017, ending 10/21/2017. <

Tuition: $89.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

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

Instructor : Mark Vollmer 

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Connect with your higher self and stimulate your body’s healing ability. Through visualization of powerful symbols, designs and radiant colors, explore basic mandala drawing techniques to nurture your contemplative practice. Gain an understanding of the global origins and history of mandala art using imagery, text and original examples. High quality tools and supplies will be provided. No drawing experience is needed. Supplies required.  Supply List

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM; starting 10/21/2017, ending 10/21/2017

Tuition: $49.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Paris Almond 



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Brighten up your table for the holidays by sewing a table runner using stunning fabrics of your choosing. Bring in your sewing machine and textiles to learn a simple pattern that can be easily adjusted to fit the length and width of any table.   

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 10/23/2017, ending 10/23/2017

Tuition: $39.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Vivienne French 

Please read: Supply list will be provided before class.



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Learn the basics of this ancient art including cutting tile, design and grouting. Using various materials, you’ll be guided through the creation of a mosaic plaque in the shape of Nevada. All skill levels are welcome.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue, Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 10/24/2017, ending 10/26/2017

Tuition: $39.00

Materials Cost: $30.00

Location : Copper Cat Studio Location : 
  Copper Cat Studio.

Instructor : Katie Packham-Weaver 



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Discover the delight and satisfaction of carving bark into an enchanting bearded forest creature or a miniature treetop dwelling that is built right into the wood. Use a wood-burning iron to highlight detail, and then clean, oil and buff your creation for a polished look. Beginners are welcome. Supplies required. Materials list:  http://truckee.augusoft.net/customers/TMCC/files/Woodcarving%20materials%20list%20with%20photos.docx  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM; 3 sessions; starting 10/25/2017, ending 11/8/2017

Tuition: $69.00

Materials Cost: $5.00

Location : TMCC Meadowood Center Location : 
  TMCC Meadowood Center.

Instructor : Richard Moser 

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