I AM GIFTED WITH THE ABILITY TO CREATE. I WISH TO HELP YOU IN YOUR JOURNEY OF CREATING BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK OF YOUR OWN! Sign up for a Class today! Classes are offered in the variety of the Mediums I Love and gravitate towards!
I am honored to be recognized by the Nevada State Arts Council's Roster of Artists + Communities.
I offer several of my art technique classes through the Community College in Reno, NV (TMCC) Truckee Meadows Community College EPIC Program I also offer Private Classes for your convenience of time and your choice of place.
If you are interested in having me offer a Class, Workshop or Speak in your area I would love to discuss the possibilities. e: art@varyCarol p: 775.721.5338
In signing up for classes & workshops, please contact the separate institutions listed. You will find all contact information and links provided. Scroll down and see a more in depth description of the classes you might be interested in plus the websites I have developed for even more background on how I approach teaching and nurturing the creative spirit.
All listed class subjects are available in Private/Group Lessons PLEASE INQUIRE! 1 flat fee for 1-5 Students includes most supplies If out of the immediate area a travel fee will be included Contact me today to schedule a Class! 775-721-5338 art@varyCarol.com
The 2021 Public Class Schedule
Monday, November 8 & 15 Reno, NV Truckee Meadow Community College More information on time and link as we get closer to the Fall months.
In class we work together on the development of your own personal and distinctive style of creating beautiful, free-flowing letters. You will be gaining the basic knowledge of what constitutes and creates the letters and words we so love.
We will be creating our own beautiful lettering style ranging from the traditional to the whimsical. You will see how it feels to practice writing with a technical calligraphy pen, 2 pencils held together, and a paintbrush. One or all mediums of writing beautifully may resonate with you. I will share with you how satisfying it is to learn this graceful artistry and you will have hands on examples of how to create your own wonderful works in lettering.
There are many exciting ways to use your newfound talent of lettering for scrapbooking, wedding, party invitations, specialty items and more. I focus on YOU, and your vision of what you wish to create with letters and words.
I have been teaching Calligraphy for over 25 years. I have created a separate website specific to the area of Calligraphy and hand-lettering. Please visit the site: Calligraphy-TheLetteraryArts.com
"I love and encourage the learning of all lettering styles from the traditional to the whimsical!"
I was commissioned by the Nevada State legislature to hand letter the names of the Representatives under the photographs of the 73rd session of Congress. I am also honored to be a recognized Arts Educator on the Nevada State Roster of Artists + Communities.
Encouraging comments from students regarding the Calligraphy Class. Carol is very willing to share her knowledge and very encouraging. She made learning lettering and Calligraphy fun and easy! Her class is a great start to grow your skills. Carol even shared a video on the history of penmanship. I would definately recommend this class to a friend and come with them! She made Calligraphy much easier to learn than it looks.
Coloring Between the Lines with Colored Pencils
I enjoy coloring and love to share my experience in "coloring between the lines" with preprinted illustrated pages of specific motifs and seasonal imagery. I have illustrated several Adult Coloring Books and share with my students the way I approach color with colored pencils. Students learn how to look and work with color in a new exciting way. Some of what you learn can be applied to other mediums as well. PLEASE INQUIRE about Private Lessons Art@varyCarol.com / 775-721-5338 I enjoy working with 1-5 students and charge a flat fee for the entire group in a 2 or 3 hour session at the place of your choice. I come to you! *Most supplies are included in the fee.
Encouraging comments from students regarding the Coloring Class. Carol is very congenial. I love it, and I'm not an artist. It's my first art class! Would you recommend this class to a friend? Yes! You don't have to be an artist to enjoy working with colored pencils. Yes! Good blending techniques and great color choice techniques. Yes! It is very educational too!
More Art Classes techniques & Mediums
Learn what a "Smudge" can do! Oil Pastel Smudge
I also enjoy working with "Oil Pastels" and I have come up with a fabulous technique working in this versatile medium. I call the technique Oil Pastel Smudge The technique involves working with a template you create yourself. It encompasses the use of math and cognitive thinking skills and is great fun once you learn a few simple rules.
The "Smudge" process is able to create the distinct hard lines you see in the many images created and shared on the website created specific to Oil Pastel Smudge. More images in glorious colors can be found on the website OilPastelSmudge.com In class you will learn to create everything from beautiful landscapes, floral art, abstract works and more in a matter of minutes, once you understand the technique. Whether you are a beginner to creating art or have some experience working in oil pastels. It is great fun to "Smudge" and oh the beautiful art you will create! Learn to view the world and art differently. Several students have finished a piece and framed their art for the first time after taking the class. The technique is great for creating cards, wrapping paper, and other gift giving ideas. Which I enjoy sharing in class.
Be sure to visit OilPastelSmudge.com to see more of this innovative and award winning technique. Several Grants have been received from the Nevada State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts to promote the technique.
DRAWING: Doodling with Intention
Drawing lined patterns in black and white is all the rage these days. The process is similar to doodling but with more intention. In class you will learn to beautifully doodle circles, patterns & lines created in a preprinted lined image. Drawing is found to be both relaxing and enjoyable, helping to take the stress and worries out of your day. Schedule a class today and see how I approach patterning in an exciting, new and different way. I will be sharing with you the process I use to illustrate my wonderful coloring books and downloadable pages.
This course is offered in either a 2 or 3 hour 1 day workshop and also a 3 week, 1 day per week course. Learn what it will take to get your creativity from producing beautiful artwork of paintings, jewelry, pottery, paper crafts, and more to a business mindset, where you can make money doing what you love.
View the MakeArtYourBusiness.com website to find many of the art and creative opportunities available that are waiting for you to pursue. You may become surprised at what may come your way when you start having the ART & Business mindset.
Get real answers and suggestions as to how to start an arts business and create the life you have dreamed about. I am looking forward to meeting you and getting you on the right path for success! Contact me today! 775.721.5338 art@varyCarol
I am proud of these Highlighted Achievements and Awards that I wish to share
Transforming Youth Recovery 2014, 2015, 2016 "Doors to Recovery" Reno, NV Fundraiser and Auction held at the Nevada Museum of Art
The founder of the organization, Transforming Youth Recovery, Stacie Mathewson, purchased my 1st door. What an honor to have her share my vision of recovery! Many Thanks!
City of Reno ART Blast! Highlights of the Year September 2013
I received the "Jurors Choice Award" for my Exhibit Booth created to sell my works in Oil Pastel Smudge art. Many thanks to the Jurors & the City of Reno Arts & Culture!
CHA Summer Show "Cre8time" Highlight of the Year: July 2012
AFCI, Association For Creative Industries (Formally the Craft & Hobby Association - CHA) Chicago, Illinois CreativeIndustries.org
The highlight of my year 2012! Being asked by the CHA Foundation to present one of my paper sculptures, this time presented 3-D on a Mannequin, introducing the CHA "Cre8time" Movement. What a honor!
Many Thanks to the Association Staff! Since becoming a Designer Member of AFCI, many doors have opened up in ways I would never have imagined.
2019 12"x12" Sierra Arts Foundation Fundraising Membership Show Piece SOLD!
I absolutely love working in wood, metals and beads. After of course drawing/illustrating, working with Oil Pastels, and my Calligraphy lettering.
Many Thanks to Sierra Arts of Reno, NV for having such a spectacular show!
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Let's make beautiful art together! Contact me today to discuss your project ideas & needs.