31st Annual: May 19th* – July 31st, 2015

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 located in 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.

We’re currently working on the 2015 workshop schedule. Please revisit this page as it will be updated.

Registration does not guarantee enrollment.


TBA TBA June 15th – 19th
Randy Brodnax and Don Ellis Fast Fire “Pottree” June 22nd – 26th
TBA TBA July 6th – 10th
TBA TBA July 13th – 17th
TBA TBA July 20th – 24th
TBA TBA July 27th –  31st

Ceramics Weekend:

Wesley Wright TBA

*Travel Course

Sheri Leigh O’Connor The Art of Japan May 19th – June 4th


Phyllis Shafer Contemporary Landscapes TBA




Jerry Dodrill Tahoe Photography June 22nd – 26th




Nathan Watson Basic Kiln-Formed Glass TBA
William Hutchison Pattern Bars TBA

Digital Art:

Tim Guthrie Digital Illustration TBA


Ryan Carrington Mold Making and Casting TBA

Fine Arts Weekend

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, 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
  • 2015 Tuition to be determined (TBA).

Week-long Tuition:

  • TBA for 1.5 credits, non-credit, or 1.5 teacher recertification credits

Weekend Tuition:

  • TBA for .5 credit or non-credit

Japan Travel Course Tuition: TBA

*Lunches are not included in the 2015 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 has its own bathroom. There is no maid service and meals are not included in housing prices. First come, first served. 2015 prices to be determined (TBA).

  • Single Room (per person): TBA per 6 night week, Sun.-Sat. | TBA per 2 night weekend (Fri. & Sat. nights)
  • Double Room (per person): TBA per 6 night week, Sun.-Sat. |TBA 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