Hands On Private Class

If you learn best working one-on-one, enjoy a custom private class in my Santa Fe studio. Sessions are tailored for each individual student, to help you create the distinctive art you want. I provide my simple, unique explanations and demonstrations of significant aspects of paint, such as Modern Acrylic Pigments. Not well known, these can do so much more than older mineral standards, especially in the new fluid paints, for washes, glazes, and many other interesting uses. My methods include traditional techniques, as well as new contemporary painting techniques such as pouring, glazes on textural grounds and transparent veiling. You also receive vital tips, high quality materials, and the all-important individualized learning experience.

For experienced painters, I have devised an amazing unique system of self-critique to easily discover and resolve aesthetic design issues, along with ways to move forward when you feel stuck. Discover painting techniques rarely taught in art schools, to bring more attention to your work and expand your audience. All ages and levels welcome. Contact me for details. Sample my teaching style by viewing my instructional Youtube videos here.

Here is what one artist said recently about his art experience with me:

“I consider myself a successful artist with a long background in painting. So I was both impressed and surprised with how much new art information Nancy imparted during a recent two-day hands-on workshop. I have experienced a variety of them, with a number of good North American professors of art over the years in Impressionism, Abstraction, Realism, etc. but Nancy’s unique customized experience was second to none!

She uncovered key elements I needed, some of which I didn’t know. For example, I had never heard of  Modern vs Mineral pigment paints. Very rare to find this depth of ability in a teacher. The one-on-one format was perfect for me, and enabled us ample time to review my past work along with short critiques that gave me new insight on her unique methods for blocked entries, quick exits, opposites and visual tension to attract and hold the viewer. My focused days with Nancy may be the best thing I have ever done for my art.

Regardless of depth of knowledge of each student, she patiently simplifies her extensive art knowledge from her life in fine art, to each individual student. Importantly, it is obvious to anyone in the room, how much she enjoys teaching art! It is absolutely unlike any workshop you have ever taken. Thanks Nancy!”
– Rossovino, Toronto, Canada

Online Private Coaching

No need to travel! Arrange a phone consultation and work with me at your convenience. I use an online meeting room where photos, videos and live demos can easily be shared. Contact me for details.

Group Workshops

I can make arrangements to teach in your local area. For group workshops already scheduled, and open to the public, please click here.

Suggested Workshop Themes

  • Learn New Painting Techniques: oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, life drawing, collage and mixed media. Class can include color mixing, gold leaf, realism vs abstraction, loosening up your style, and more.
  • Painting Critique: improving images, selection of work for exhibitions, identifying your voice & style.
  • New Visions: discuss/analyze your work to generate new ideas, free creative blocks, next steps.
  • Professional & Career: portfolio review, artist statements, website advice, exhibitions, approaching galleries, pricing your work.
  • Technical Advice: archival processes to ensure your work lasts, shipping and storage, resolving tech issues.

Any level of experience, style or medium welcome!

For more information, and to arrange your workshop or coaching session contact Nancy.


“Nancy Reyner is the kind of teacher you hope for but rarely find. She nurtures your innate abilities while imparting valuable knowledge and techniques. Classes are fun and engaging because she is clear, open, and passionate about what she does.”
Destiny Allison, artist/author, New Mexico, USA

“I loved working with Nancy. She is an exceptional instructor and a true professional. Working with her enabled me to transfer from printmaking to painting – a new medium for me. I feel confident and won’t ruin another work by not knowing when it’s complete!”
Dorothy Grandbois, Artist, Professor of Studio Arts Faculty at Institute of American Indian Arts, New Mexico, USA

“Nancy Reyner has been an amazing teacher for me. I have learned so much and attribute her lessons in helping elevate my work to a professional level. She has been a major influence in my art career.”
Bonnie Teitelbaum, painter, New Mexico, USA

About Nancy

Nancy has been teaching art for more than 30 years at many venues including Columbia University, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Anderson Ranch and Santa Fe Art Institute. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design and her Masters of Fine Arts from Columbia University.

Nancy believes art is a rewarding pursuit and a powerful tool for transformation, and enjoys imparting this passion to her students. Nancy has authored four top selling painting books with North Light Books, and appeared on television for HGTV’s “That’s Clever”. She has extensive training as a Certified Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors. Nancy currently lives and paints in Santa Fe, NM.