Free Art Lessons for Teens and Adults with Artist Karen Kreyeski

Silver City, Nevada – Professional artist Karen Kreyeski will share her skills and talents through beginning art lessons for teens and adults on Tuesday June 9th from 10-noon,  and on Tuesday June 16th from 10am until 1pm. The lessons will take place in Silver City’s shady park and adjacent community center (known as the School House), at 385 High Street, Silver City 89428. There are twenty spaces available for her popular classes. Call Quest Lakes at 847-0742 to reserve a spot.

The first class will be “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: Drawing Objects the Way You See Them.” The second class is titled,  “Painting with the Spirit of Nature: Free Form Techniques Using Water, Sand and Salt.”

Location: The community of Silver City, which is located in one of Nevada’s National Historic Landmarks, is about 12 miles from Carson City, 4 miles from Virginia City, and 7 miles from Dayton.

About Karen Kreyeski: Karen Kreyeski has been an art educator at universities, colleges, and schools in both Storey and Lyon School Districts, as well as the resident artist coordinator in Lyon and Storey School Districts. She was also previously a board member with Comstock Arts Council and the Fourth Ward School and was president of Nevada Arts Educators for many years. Her work has been shown in exhibits and galleries in Vegas, Tahoe, Reno and beyond, and can also be found in many private collections.

Of her work, she writes, “Living in Silver City in a house on a hill for almost 30 years that overlooks the sculptural shapes of the naked mountains between Dayton and Mound House has affected my vision of the western landscape. This influence results in my search for similar forms throughout Nevada and other western states where water is a rarity but distance plentiful and mountainous shapes loom as children.”

Reserve Your Spot: Space is limited for these in-demand classes with  Karen Kreyeski. Please reserve your spot by emailing Quest at

Sponsorship: The art classes are part of Silver City’s free, yearly youth summer program for the region, made possible, in part, by Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey, plus guest teachers from many regional groups, and local fundraisers, donations and volunteer work from dozens of Silver City residents and groups. The summer program will also include a pre-K fun fair with United Way, a bike rodeo with Western Safe Routes to Schools, engineering activities with Society of Women Engineers, science activities with Jim Barcellos of 4-H and UNCE, poetry and music lessons with visiting artist Brian Schorn, etc. Call Quest Lakes at 847-0742 for dates and times.

"At the Rodeo" by Karen Kreyeski, from M.B. Hepp-Elam's book "Mining the Treasures: Contemporary Comstock Artists"

“At the Rodeo” by Karen Kreyeski, from M.B. Hepp-Elam’s book “Mining the Treasures: Contemporary Comstock Artists”

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