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Expand Your Painting Universe!

Register now for Painting Excellence and take your painting to a whole new level!

Join Nancy Reyner for four weeks of personalized online instruction!
Painting insights • inspiration • clarity • feedback • ideas • instruction • technique
Small group size for maximum personal attention.

Available Course Dates for 2018
Choice 1 – January 28 – February 24, 2018 • limited to 20 artists, Class PE2
Choice 2 – June 3 – June 30, 2018 • limited to 35 artists, Class PE3
Choice 3 – October 14 – November 10, 2018 • limited to 35 artists, Class PE4

Price $635.
To register  click here.

What results will you see from taking this course? Creative confidence! Gain clarity on your vision to paint braver, and express yourself through your work in a more powerful way. Bring more attention to your painting, extend its viewing time and heighten the viewing experience. See dramatic improvements in your work, and expertise to get the results you want!

What’s included?
Course includes daily assignments and feedback. Each week begins with a live conference meeting Sunday evenings 8:30 – 10 pm EST. Attendance to meetings is not mandatory, and are recorded to hear at your convenience.

    • Four weeks of professional course curriculum that Nancy has prepared especially for this course, to get you inspired, gain clarity on your vision, and assist you in creating powerfully expressive work.
    • An individual 30 minute private Facetime consultation with Nancy.
    • Tips on how to photograph your work, and post it for the course.
    • Daily feedback on your paintings and answers to your questions.
    • A community of artists for inspiration and support.
    • Pdf versions of all of Nancy’s books.
    • A large array of technique videos and technical instruction.
    • Free lifetime access to alumni online community page.

To pay and register click here. 

What is the course curriculum?
Week 1 – Painting Confidence

• Inspirational warm ups for new ideas
• Clarifying artistic vision and goals
• Creating power words for success
• Realism vs abstraction in imagery
• Creative approaches to using left and right brain sides
• Breath, brushstrokes and marks
• Combating fear and sabotage
• Painting Techniques – all mediums – pro info and tips

Week 2 – Creating Strong Visuals
• Eye choreography: contemporary approaches and ideas
• Creating exciting visuals and eye movement in your work
• Best tips to using contrast in images
• Perfecting color!
• Edges – the magic where colors meet
• Best ways for enhancing your image’s attracting power
• Painting Techniques – all mediums – pro info and tips

Week 3 – Powerful Vision
• Visual space and movement in images
• Positive and negative spaces – best strategies
• Optimal methods for image attraction
• Fine tuning Your workspace for best results
• Parallels of your physical space and your imagery
• Easy ways to identify and resolve design issues
• Is it finished?
• Painting Techniques – all mediums – pro info and tips

Week 4 – New Discoveries
• Individual painting concerns and issues
• Your painting tells a story
• Sharpening self-analysis tools
• New directions and goals
• Painting Techniques – all mediums – pro info and tips

Is this course for you? This course is for painters, working in any 2D medium and any style, actively painting for at least one year. To get the most from this course you should have at least ten paintings already completed and are ready for some feedback and  support.

How much time will this course require? The four week course offers an abundance of concepts, techniques, and ideas all of which take time to process to incorporate it into our work. Think of the four weeks as a condensed time frame to gather and experiment new material, which will continue to play out over a year or more, way after the course is completed. Time spent on the course is up to you.  Optimally, by dedicating one hour per day for the course and one hour per day for painting, you will gain a tremendous amount. Even spending just one hour per day to process the course ideas will expand your practice greatly. Dedicating even more time to the course is up to you, continuing to add to your progress. Nancy is available for feedback and assistance EVERY DAY of this course, so the more you put in the more you will gain.

How does the online course work? A week before the course starts, you will receive by email, the first week’s curriculum and other information to get you started.

A live conference call kicks off each week on Sunday evening, at 8:30 pm EST, using the conference site Zoom. Just click on a link in your emailed materials to join the conference at the designated dates and times. The conferences will be recorded, for those that cannot attend, and a link to the recording will be sent the next day by email.

A private Facebook group will be set up for the course group. During the week, on any day, anyone in the course can post questions, images, assignments, etc. Nancy will comment daily on your posts, and other artists in the course will be encouraged to comment as well. You will get maximum feedback on your work!

Not everyone is using (or likes using) Facebook. However, this is an easy and great method for the group to work together. Contact Nancy for advice on how to minimally use Facebook with this course, if you are adverse to it.  At the end of the course the Facebook group and all posted material and feedback, will be downloadable for you to save for later use, then Nancy will delete the whole course page and contents for optimal privacy.

“Nancy Reyner is such a generous and wonderful teacher; one can’t help but be inspired. Her instruction, combined with the online discussion, Facebook group, and other painters from all areas of the world, has given me an intense and stimulating learning experience in just four weeks. I like to work in layers with multiple mediums, including oil, acrylic and gold/silver leaf. Nancy doesn’t hesitate to share all her information and experiences to give her students the tools to excel to the next level in their artistic journey.” Rajul Shah, Artist, Painter. Tokyo

“Until a few months ago I had never heard of Nancy Reyner. Now, after taking her Painting Excellence course, she feels like my fairy godmother. Many of the techniques she talks about in her books I had taught myself or learned by accident but felt very insecure about. She came along and validated me. Thank you, Nancy.” Phyllis Jaffe, Painter, Former Art Professor. Maryland

“Nancy Reyner is, in my estimation, one of the best painting instructors you will encounter, and she oozes knowledge! Regardless of a person’s accomplishments and achievements in the field of art, I believe ANY ARTIST can commit to this study and derive great benefit –perhaps beyond their expectations! I also believe that anyone desiring to expand their understanding of “how to” will complete this course with a new purpose, confidence and vigor for their art. Thank you, Nancy for all that you have poured into us — we all plan to make you proud! — and thanks to a great and supportive group of brilliant artists from around the world!” Barry Lubbe, Painter. Virginia

“I loved Nancy Reyner’s dedication, material, videos, classes, comments and most importantly, how she motivated us to create and develop our own art.
It was great to find out through the group that other artists have similar needs and interests. I really enjoyed sharing and being part of an “artistic family” I found through this course.
Many Thanks!!!”
 Deborah Levy, Painter. CA

“This course gave me a GREAT LEAP FORWARD! After spending four weeks with this group, a family of interesting artists and personalities, I have to tell you how much I appreciate what you have done for us, and how exciting it is to immerse our creative heads and hearts into a world where it did not feel competitive, but supportive, and seeing others’ works got my own creative juices flowing! Your vast wealth of knowledge about materials, techniques, and the way you support us is immeasurable. Deep in my heart and soul, I knew that if anyone could get me out of the creative slump I dug myself into, it would be Nancy Reyner. The results from her course are unfurling.” Mary Manning Whitaker, Painter. Utah

About Nancy:
Nancy Reyner loves to paint and believes painting is a powerful tool for self expression. She has been painting for over 30 years, and enjoys sharing her experiences, techniques and processes with other artists. She has authored four top selling painting books with North Light Books, as well as numerous instructional painting videos, received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA from Columbia University. Nancy has expertise in a variety of mediums, including oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. She has appeared on television for HGTV’s “That’s Clever”, and worked as a technical consultant for Golden Artist Colors for 16 years. Nancy currently lives and paints in Santa Fe, NM.

Still have questions? Just email Nancy here.

To register click here. 

6 thoughts on “Expand Your Painting Universe!

  1. Dear Nancy,
    I want you to know how much I love and admire your work and have four years since the very first time I saw it. I wish I could be a part of your class but because I live overseas the time would never work for me.
    ( plus it’s a bit over my budget).
    But still I wanted to let you know how much I wish I could join your class and maybe if you ever have an online class that could be bought and seen at anytime then I would be able to take it. Thank you so much you’re an incredible artist🙏❤

    1. Hi Beth,
      Thanks so much for taking the time to write. I appreciate your kind words on my work. Sorry the course won’t work for you due to time constraints. I do have some overseas artists taking the course. The only time commitments for the course are the once a week live conference meetings. These meetings will be recorded so you don’t have to attend. The main part of the course is the daily interaction. By November I will have another course available that is not interactive, covering everything you need to know about acrylic painting. This all-digital course contains 30 videos and two books. The entire course gets downloaded to your computer all at once, so you can learn at your own pace. Thanks again for getting in touch.

      1. Hi Nancy

        I am also a fan of your work, i have some of your books, and 2 pdf, downloads. i wish to get your digital 30 hour course and hope to see some of the results i wish for. Your techniques are amazing and your paintings reflect knowledge of how to use correctly the paints and mediums. Your paintings are amazingly beautiful.

        1. Hi Terry,
          Thanks for your comments and kind words about my work. I should have the 30 Video course released end of this 2017 year.

  2. I, too, am a big fan. Your books and videos, Acrylic Revolution, Acrylic Innovation, Perfect Paint Solutions, and Acrylic Paints from A-Z have all been so helpful. I look forward to hearing more about the video course that will be released later this year.

    1. Hi Sandra, Thanks so much for your comment! I am glad my instructional materials are helpful! My acrylic course should be ready by end of November.

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