Located in beautiful Sparks Nevada. Here at Create & Take Art Center our mission is to create a safe communal space for all kinds of artists - beginners to professionals - to come together and express their creativity. We believe in unlocking the imagination within every one of us and offer a wide range of classes for all students.

             Whether you are:

- A professional looking for new inspiration

- A new student hoping to learn a thing or two about art, or...

- Simply interested in picking up a new hobby

Create & Take Center is here to welcome you into the wonderful world of art!


Monday-Tuesday  Closed
Wed-Friday            11-6      (Open until 9 pm during evening classes)
Saturday                11-4
Sunday                  By appointment


1331 Baring Blvd Sparks Nevada


Owned and operated by Shawna Burkhart, who became a certified Bob Ross instructor in 2004, has taught hundreds of students to make happy oil paintings in just one class. You can learn to paint too. In 1988 I first discovered Bob Ross on TV and was amazed at how easy it was to learn the wet-on-wet technique. People have said that I am "naturally gifted" but I think it was Bob's technique and a little practice that made it possible.

It wasn't until 2004 that I discovered I could teach anyone this technique thanks to the amazing Bob Ross Teacher-Trainers. The Joy Of Painting can truly be yours-all you need is a dream, a few basic tools and a little practice. The most rewarding part of this entire experience is the expressions on each student's face as they complete wonderful masterpieces that they never dreamed possible.

Shawna decided to devote her life to teaching others how to escape their lives of high pressure and stress, whether just to give them a break from their busy lives, or as a way to help them get good enough to make a living as an artist.
Now you can be the beneficiary of Shawna’s ability to paint . You can lose your stress, take a mental break from the things that are pressuring you, and learn painting from someone who is driven to make it easy to understand and follow along!‚Äč

Art is my world and I want to share it with you!

Not an artist? Can't draw a straight line? No artistic ability? We have something for everyone and have created classes just for you. Come in to see what we have to offer. 


Thanks so much for the experience you provided to my daughter and her boyfriend on Saturday. They created impressive art pieces from the Bob Ross process. Not only is the art beautiful, they both had a great time and were impressed with themselves since neither one considers themselves artistic. Stevi will be using her piece as a holiday gift for her grandmother who will be so excited.  But now that I have seen how well they turn out, she will be back to create some art that we will keep in our house.  And my husband is even motivated to come as a family and see what we can do together.

We look forward to your instruction to help us produce more great art pieces.

- Kelly Leerman




Create & Take Art Center

1331 Baring Blvd  Sparks NV 89434
In the Smith's Shopping Center across from Reed High School next to the Rock Thrift Store