30th Annual: June 9th – August 1st, 2014

You can take a workshop anywhere, but there’s no place as gorgeous as Tahoe! Classes can be taken for credit or non-credit.

We are now moved into the brand new Holman Arts and Media Center!

Holman pic w mtn

We’re very excited to be in this brand  new facility generously donated by Rob and Robin Holman, and supported by numerous community members. It’s bigger, brighter, has new equipment and facilities. Please come to celebrate this special year, our 30th anniversary of the workshop program, and to work in this gorgeous new building..

To read more about it, please visit: http://www.sierranevada.edu/blog/holman-building-open-business/

Registration does not guarantee enrollment.


Brian Ransom Sounding Ceramic Sculpture June 9th – 13th
Victoria Christen Form and Surface June 16th – 20th
Fong Choo Clay Play, the Teapot and Glazes June 23rd – 27th
Ben Carter Expressive Pouring Pots July 7th – 11th
Kelly and Kyle Phelps The Narrative Figure July 14th – 18th
Tom Coleman

This workshop is presently full, you can still register to be placed on the waiting list.

Working with Porcelain and Shinos July 21st – 25th
Randy Brodnax and Don Ellis Fast Fire “Pottree” July 28th – August 1st

Ceramics Weekend:

Glenn Grishkoff Brush Making June 21st & 22nd
Po-Ching Fang Teapots July 19th & 20th


Katherine Case Bookmaking July 7th – 11th


Phyllis Shafer

This workshop is presently full, you can still register to be placed on the waiting list.

Contemporary Landscapes July 14th – 18th


Carol Brighton Foundations & Futures: A Papermaking Intensive June 9th – 13th


Jerry Dodrill Tahoe Photography June 23rd – 27th


Kimiko Miyoshi Squeezed: Digital and Analog Screenprinting June 16th – 20th


Nathan Watson Basic Kiln-Formed Glass June 16th – 20th
William Hutchison

This workshop is presently full, you can still register to be placed on the waiting list.

Pattern Bars June 23rd – 27th

Digital Art:

Tim Guthrie Digital Illustration July 28th – August 1st


Ryan Carrington Mold Making and Casting July 21st – 25th

Fine Arts Weekend

Rhiannon Alpers  Papermaking with Exotic Fibers July 19th & 20th
Registration does not guarantee enrollment.

General Information on Summer Workshops

Lake Tahoe and the scenic Sierra Nevada Mountains truly inspire the artist in us all. The workshops teach new techniques and expand your knowledge in the medium. There are many activities in the area to enjoy while you’re here also, such as swimming, boating, golfing and hiking to mention a few. Contact us for further information or to receive a printed copy of our schedule at sleigh@sierranevada.edu or 775.881.7588.

SNC offers a variety of summer workshops given by nationally known ceramists, glass artists, painters, sculptors, printmakers, digital artists, musicians, photographers, paper makers, jewelers, and more.

On Tuesday night at 7pm, each week during the workshops, we’ll host our “Meet the Artist” lecture in the Prim Library, which will be immediately followed by an informal reception in the Tahoe Gallery. It’s free and open to the public.

Students can take workshops for personal enrichment or college credit. Tuition includes some materials, possible firings, equipment rental, etc. Upon paid registration, students will receive an information packet with maps and directions to the college, where the class will meet, what to bring to the workshop, and other pertinent information, as well as Tahoe visitors info.

Summer Schedule:

  • Week-long classes meet Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
  • Weekend classes meet Saturday and Sunday, 9am – 5pm

Week-long Tuition:

  • $499.50 for 1.5 credits, non-credit, or 1.5 teacher recertification credits

Weekend Tuition:

  • $225.00 for .5 credit or non-credit

*Lunches are not included in the 2014 Summer Workshop tuition, but may be purchased at the SNC cafeteria during their open hours.


In addition to the workshop tuition reductions this year, SNC is also lowering housing prices for the workshops! Optional on-campus housing is available in dorms—Campbell Friedman Hall, built in 1996; or Prim-Schultz Hall, 2000. Each room is beautiful and has its own bathroom. There is no maid service and meals are not included in housing prices. First come, first served.

  • Single Room (per person): $399 per 6 night week, Sun.-Sat. | $149 per 2 night weekend (Fri. & Sat. nights)
  • Double Room (per person): $299 per 6 night week, Sun.-Sat. | $99 per 2 night weekend (Fri. & Sat. nights)
  • Additional nights may be purchased if available

Includes: Linens*, weekly room cleaning (If staying more than one week), and weekly linen turnover

*includes on fitted sheet, one flat sheet, one blanket, one top sheet, one pillow, one pillow case, one bath towel, one hand towel, one washcloth, toilet paper, and mini soap

For more information

Sheri Leigh O’Connor, Workshops Director
Sierra Nevada College
999 Tahoe Blvd.
Incline Village, NV 89451