Summer Art Workshop and Lecture Series

Sierra Nevada College’s Visiting Artist Workshops announces an exciting 2011 summer season! SNC offers a variety of summer workshops by nationally known ceramists, glass artists, painters, sculptors, printmakers, digital artists, musicians, photographers, paper makers, jewelers, and more on the beautiful lake Campus.  Students can take workshops for personal enrichment or college credit. Tuition includes some materials, possible firings, equipment rental, etc., and daily lunches.

Every Tuesday night at 7pm, during the workshops, SNC hosts a "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.

Lake Tahoe and the scenic Sierra Nevada Mountains truly inspire the artist in all. The workshops teach new techniques and expand knowledge in a variety of mediums. Not to mention, the many activities in the area to enjoy also.

More information regarding class details, housing, tuition, and schedules are available at or by contacting Sheri Leigh O'Connor at 775.881.7588 or


Ceramics Week-long    
Alleghany Meadows Exploring Form in Utilitarian Pottery June 6 – 10
Lorna Meaden Thrown, Altered, and Decorated June 13 – 17
Meira Mathison Putting it Together: Altered Functional Pots June 20 – 24
Doug Browe Traditional Forms: Unconventional Approaches June 27 – July 1
Diana Fayt Graphic Clay July 18 – 22
Joe Bova Animal Masquerade: Pottery Safari July 25 – 29
Randy Brodnax &
Don Ellis
Fast Fire Pottree August 1 – 5
Ceramics Weekend    
Shuji Ikeda Studio Techniques: Upside-down Throwing June 25 – 26
John Toki The Great Wall Mural July 23 – 24
Greg Kondos Contemporary Tahoe Landscapes July 11 – 15
Greg Wilbur Moving Metal: The Art of Raising June 6 – 10
Donovan Widmer For Your Adornment: Basic Jewelry Techniques August 1 – 5
Jerry Dodrill Tahoe Photography June 27 – July 1
Sarah Whorf  Suicide Color Printing June 13 – 17
Printmaking Weekend
Kevin Bowman  Acrylic Resist Etching July 23 – 24
Carole & William Hutchison Basic Kiln-Formed Glass (Fused Glass)* June 20 – 24
Carole & William Hutchison Advanced Kiln-Formed Glass (Fused Glass)* June 27 – July 1
Digital Art    
Tim Guthrie Final Cut Pro July 25 – 29