Classes with Nancy

Online Coaching

Work with nancy Online

No need to travel!
Work directly with Nancy in your own home at your convenience.
Enjoy Nancy’s online meeting room where photos, videos and live demos can be easily shared.

Click the icons below to learn more about the three ways to work online with Nancy.
Or Contact Nancy for a complimentary phone chat to discuss your needs.

Single Private Lessons

Painting Excellence

Custom Coaching Plan

Single Private Lessons

Choose this option for immediate advice, or if you need help with just a few things that can be dealt with quickly. Learn a technique, get advice on your paintings, or discuss career possibilities. Get your painting needs met! Private sessions can be as short as one hour or up to three hours in length. All meetings recorded and downloaded for lifetime access.

How does this work?
Contact Nancy to plan your session, scheduled at your convenience, and focusing on any issue, topic, technique or concern of interest to you.

Price: $140 per hour.

Painting Excellence – Six Week Private Workshop Intensive

Choose this option for maximum improvement with your paintings, and to focus on aesthetics and style. Painting Excellence is an individual six week intensive package, using Nancy’s foolproof system for the visual enhancement of images, based on her book Create Perfect Paintings.

How does this work?
Work directly with Nancy, over six consecutive weeks. Select your starting date at your convenience. Once started, each week includes a two hour private online class. That’s a total of six classes (or 12 private meeting hours). In between meetings you will have assignments, along with direct access to Nancy for additional help and advice, to ensure you get the most out of the course material.

You receive supplemental material such as videos, articles, demonstrations and resources with inspiring ideas and suggested projects, to enhance your work using the course concepts. All meetings are recorded and available to download for lifetime access.

About the Course Content
You will NOT find this information and personal assistance anywhere else – art schools or other online courses. Learn MORE in six weeks than any two year MFA college program, working individually with Nancy for personalized course material.

Discover how to make the best darn paintings you can! Your paintings are good – now make them GREAT!

Become a smarter painter! No need to change your painting style, subject matter or methods. This class doesn’t teach you to paint LIKE SOMEONE ELSE! Improve the viewing movement and spatial concept in your paintings. Learn to enhance and extend the viewer’s experience looking at your art.

Your eyes are your best weapons. In only six weeks, sharpen them into powerful and creative viewing tools. Each week is filled with amazing new insights guaranteed to heighten the way you see images and craft your paintings. Painting Excellence will elevate your art to the next level. Someone won’t just look at your paintings – they will be RIVETED!

Course price: $1800.

Custom Online Coaching Plan

Choose this option for an ALL CUSTOM class, to suit your personal preferences and needs. Want freedom with scheduling and to cover a variety of material? Then this option works best. Work directly with Nancy, scheduling sessions for the days you want, and the amount of time you need. Nancy will create a personal course for you focusing on topics relevant for you and your work. Course material can include any or all of the following three areas:

  • Techniques & Technical: How-to demonstrations and direct assistance to create the techniques, special effects and painting styles you want to achieve. Nancy supplies demonstrations, videos and other materials to get good results.
  • Painting Critique & Analysis: Review your paintings for ways to make them visually stronger, to get more attention and viewing power.
  • Career & Business: Advice and assistance with pricing, exhibitions, gallery representation, agents, audience strategies, websites and web presence.

Your plan will include individual online meetings, usually running one or two hours in length. In between meetings you will have direct access to Nancy for additional help and advice. You will have access to any and all of Nancy’s books and videos. All meetings are recorded and available to download for lifetime access.

For more information, and to get started, contact Nancy and schedule a complimentary phone chat to discuss details, and how your goals can best be met.

The price for a custom coaching plan depends on the length and interaction needed.
As an idea, a general coaching plan running about six weeks, will cost about $2400.


Nancy’s Teaching Philosophy

Painting is more than just paint!

If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you get it. It’s not just about exercise—it’s a way of life. Similarly, painting is not just about making a picture. We paint to access our creative side. Yes it’s about paint but so much more! This is the heart of all my classes. Find ways to be in, and stay in, the zone. Add more ease & flow to your process. Discover how painting can energize you and your life.

Take each element in painting to its full potential and we have mastery. Just like yoga we benefit the most when each pose is fully expressed. With my classes, learn to fine-tune your paintings and take your work from good to great. Get the results you want quickly. Attract new fans as dedicated as paint splatters clinging to your easel.

A message to you from Nancy

I can relate to those tough times we all get in the studio, as well as the joyful times. This is a big plus, because I am always willing to share my hard-earned lessons with other artists, and staying active in the art world means I bring current issues and exciting new opportunities to the table – or easel in our case!

With all classes, enjoy interactive, live instruction. I’m a professional artist and best-selling author, and I love to teach as much as I love to paint. Also, I care. At least that’s what I’ve been told by the thousands of artists I’ve taught over the past 30 years. I personalize your course material so you can build a unique creative toolbox, adding a lifetime’s worth of painting wisdom and techniques!

How will my coaching classes help you?

Artists continually change. We change mediums, styles, types of imagery, goals, the sizes of our canvas, color palettes, etc. Change is inevitable to stay joyfully creative. You can be in the flow and on a roll, or unmotivated and ready for a big change. Either way I can help you move forward with your work. All levels of experience are welcome. Any painting medium or style will benefit.

❝ This exceptional teacher puts even the most challenging concepts into accessible bite-size pieces. ❞

– Rick Garcia, fine artist, PA, USA

Here’s an example of what you can expect by taking my classes. Artist Ross Davis made immediate improvements to his painting (original on left, revised on right) using a concept from the Painting Excellence course material, with my 80:20 color principle.

Wondering if my classes are too difficult or time consuming?
Hey, we creative types need ease and fun! So not to worry.
I use lots of images to get my points across and avoid nonsensical artspeak.

About Nancy

Nancy Reyner paints exotic versions of heaven, using gold leaf and other unusual materials. She feels art is a rewarding pursuit that adds quality of life, and shares this passion with her students.

Nancy has been teaching art for more than 30 years, at 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 Masters of Fine Arts from Columbia University.

With expertise in a variety of mediums; including oil, acrylic, watercolor & mixed media, Nancy authored four top selling painting books with North Light Books, appeared on television for HGTV’s “That’s Clever” and has extensive training as a Certified Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors.

❝ This course has exciting content I’ve never heard before, which has greatly improved my work! ❞

— Colleen OHair, painter, Washington, USA

❝ Most instructors teach you to paint like them, while Nancy Reyner expertly instructs how to push YOUR work to the next level. ❞

– Tavo Holloway, NM, USA

❝ Nancy’s inspirational class took my work to the next level. Getting to know painters from all over the world added to this stimulating experience. I especially liked how unintimidating the class felt. ❞

— Rajul Shah, painter, Japan & USA

❝ Nancy is the best painting instructor I have ever encountered. Any artist can benefit greatly, perhaps beyond their expectations, from this class. It expands painter’s confidence and vigor for their art. I’m thankful for a great and supportive group of brilliant artists from around the world! ❞

— Barry Lubbe, Painter, Virginia, USA

❝ This course gave me a great leap forward. Working with interesting artists in an uncompetitive and supportive environment got my creative juices flowing! Nancy’s knowledge of materials, techniques and teaching is unparalleled. I knew that if anyone could get me out of my creative slump it would be her. The results from her course are amazing. ❞

— Mary Manning, painter, Utah, USA