Totes & Tea Towels with Casey Sibley

Tote Bag Class with Casey Sibley

We just finished the second in our series of four Textile Painting Classes with Casey Sibley! Man, I really can't explain to you how rejuvenating they are. Between working and "adulting" we leave little time for playing. It may sound like a frivolous thing, but if you think about it, why are most kids so happy? Because they get to PLAY ALL THE TIME!

Now, I know bills have to get paid and such, but two hours once a month isn't as hard of a commitment as we make it out to be. Secretly, I asked Casey to do these classes because I was desperately in need of a creative outlet. I knew that if I needed it, then there had to be a lot of others out there who needed it too.

Casey Sibley Painting Class

These intimate classes (we cap 'em at 10!) end up being so much more than just a few strokes on some fabric. We make new friends, encourage and support each other, and there are so many lessons to learn: knowing when to stop, letting go when we decided not to stop and made a mess of our project that seemed so much better before, and many more!

I want to thank all of the amazingly creative and wonderful people who have partaken in our classes--and not just for taking our class but for bringing their uplifting energy to the group!

If you haven't been to one but would like to, there are two more on the books: Infinity Scarves (Oct 28) and Napkin Sets (Nov 30), and we would love for you to join us. It's cheaper (and more effective, I think) than therapy (and there's wine!),  and you get to walk away with a usable work of your very own art!

Even if you can't make it to one of our classes, please take care of yourself and PLAY--whether it's an art class or dancing in your living room or whatever it is that reminds you of what it was like to be a carefree child. Do it! It's for your health and sanity!

100 Things To Do In Reno Before You Die

There are SO many great things to do in Reno, so imagine my surprise when a total stranger mentions hitting up The Nest as one of Reno's must-stop-spots! So flattered!

In typical 'let's do this in real life' Tessa collab fashion, I thought it obvious that we bring author Mikalee Byerman into the shop for a book signing. So, that's what we're doing:

This Saturday, August 12th from 1-3pm

Mikalee will be in the shop slinging and signing her book and challenging all of us to start knocking things off of our Reno bucket lists! As if that wasn't enough incentive, we will also be offering...

10% off your entire purchase if you pick up a copy of the book!

Annnnnd, to top it all off, here's a chance to win a signed copy of the book, a $35 Nest gift certificate and a $35 Picasso & Wine gift certificate!

Brunch at The Nest: An Abstract Painting Class

Brunch at The Nest: An Abstract Painting Class

I am so excited to announce that one of my favorite local artists Casey D. Sibley will be teaching an abstract painting class at The Nest, featuring mimosas and delicious brunch snacks by Tournant Pop Up Restaurant.

Casey will be sharing all of her abstract painting secrets and favorite techniques for creating one-of-a-kind abstract artwork. You'll learn how to pick a complementary color scheme, mix custom colors, lay the foundation for your painting, and develop a beautiful composition. You'll leave this class with your very own original art piece and a set of skills that can be easily reproduced on your own at home.

Painting by Casey D. Sibley

The Deets:

When: Saturday, March 12th, 2016 11:30am-2pm

Where: The Nest. 201 Keystone Ave. 89503

$40 in advance or $45 day of.

Buy tickets here or in store.

All supplies and refreshments are included in the class price. Just bring yourself and your imagination! Class is open to all skill levels, and adults age 21 or over (because, mimosas!).

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Casey Sibley Painting "Hatched"