Classes with Nancy
Work with nancy Online
Nancy offers private consultations online, for immediate advice, short term assistance or long term mentoring. Any issue, topic, technique or concern about art and painting is welcome. Coaching & programs range from $325 to $25000. Click here to schedule your free call with Nancy to see if we’re a fit to work together.
- Troubleshoot an issue
- Learn a new technique
- Improve image design and appeal
- Enhance creativity and motivation
- Career options and marketing advice
Why work with nancy
Nancy doesn’t teach you to paint like someone else. Instead, discover how to make the best darn paintings you can. Your paintings are good – now make them GREAT. Working with Nancy will elevate your art to the next level. Someone won’t just look at your paintings – they will be RIVETED!
what will you learn
Your session is customized for YOU. It can focus on any topics relevant for you and your work. Your custom session can include anything in the following three areas:
- Techniques & Technical: Direct one-on-one assistance to create the techniques, special effects and painting styles you want to achieve. Nancy supplies demonstrations, videos and other materials to get maximum results quickly.
- Aesthetics, Design & Philosophy: View your paintings with Nancy for advice on strengths, and any ideas to make them visually stronger, to get more attention and optimum viewing power. Learn self-critique techniques and strengthen your ability to view images with a keen eye.
- Career & Business: Advice and assistance on pricing, exhibitions, gallery representation, agents, statements and other publicity materials, audience strategies, websites and web presence.
Nancy has a unique system for the visual enhancement of images, based on her book Create Perfect Paintings. Along with your session, you will receive any supplemental materials and resources needed to enhance your learning for free. These can include pdf versions of her books, helpful videos, articles, and demonstrations.
Coaching & programs range from $325 to $25000. Click here to schedule your free call with Nancy to see if we’re a fit to work together.
– Rick Garcia, fine artist, PA, USA
Nancy’s Teaching Philosophy
A message to you from Nancy
I can relate to those tough times we all encounter at some point 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, for a lifetime’s worth of painting wisdom and techniques!
Painting is more than just paint!
If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you get it. It’s not just about the 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 teaching. I can help you find ways to be in, and stay in, the zone; add more ease & flow to your process; and help you discover new ways for painting to energize you and your life.
Painting is also like yoga where we benefit the most taking each pose to its full expression. In painting when we take each aspect of painting to its full potential we have mastery. 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.
How will my coaching classes help you?
As artists we are creative and will naturally continue to evolve and change our art. We may change many things related to our art such as mediums, painting style and content, even color palettes, and especially our vision and goals. Change is inevitable to stay joyful, productive and creative. At times we may find ourselves happily in a flow and on a roll, while other times it’s just the opposite – and we feel 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.
Canadian artist Ross Davis made immediate improvements to his painting (original on left, revised on right) using my 80:20 color principle.
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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.
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— Colleen O’Hair, painter, Washington, USA
– Tavo Holloway, NM, USA
— Rajul Shah, painter, Japan & USA
— Barry Lubbe, Painter, Virginia, USA
— Mary Manning, painter, Utah, USA