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 easily be shared.

Prefer a live hands-on class, instead of a computer? Click here to schedule your trip to Santa Fe, and custom workshop.

Three ways to work online with Nancy


Single Private Lessons

Painting Excellence

Custom Coaching Plan

Single Private Lessons

Choose this option for immediate advice, or any short term assistance. Schedule an online session to troubleshoot a technique, get advice on your paintings, or discuss career possibilities. Focus on any issue, topic, technique or concern to you. Your painting needs met! Sessions can be as brief as one hour, or up to three hours. All meetings are recorded and downloaded for lifetime access.

How to get started?
Contact Nancy to plan your session and schedule at your convenience.

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. Nancy calls this class Painting Excellence, an individual six week intensive package, using her unique system for the visual enhancement of images, based on her book Create Perfect Paintings.

How does this work?
Work directly with Nancy online, over six consecutive weeks. Select your starting date at your convenience. Once started, each week begins with a two hour private online class session. (That’s a total of six sessions or 12 private meeting hours). In between these sessions 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 also 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 your 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. This private class, Painting Excellence will elevate your art to the next level. Someone won’t just look at your paintings – they will be RIVETED!

How to get started?
Contact Nancy to plan your session and schedule at your convenience.

Course price: $1800.

Custom Online Coaching Plan

Choose this option, an ALL CUSTOM class, to suit your personal preferences and needs. This option is flexible with scheduling and which topics to focus on. 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. As an example, your custom course can include anything in 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, with direct access to Nancy for additional help and advice. Meetings are usually one or two hours in length. Nancy will provide any supplemental materials you need, including books and videos. All meetings are recorded and available to download for lifetime access.

How to get started?
Contact Nancy to schedule a complimentary phone chat to discuss details, and how your goals can best be met.

Course Price
Prices for custom coaching plans depend on the length and interaction needed. As an idea, a general coaching plan that runs for six weeks, is $2400.


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

– 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 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!

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.

How will my coaching classes help you?

Artists are creative and therefore continually change. Over the course of our work we may change mediums, our painting style and content, color palettes, and goals. Change is inevitable to stay joyfull, productive and creative. At different times we may find ourselves happily in the flow and on a roll, or just the opposite – 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.

Here’s an example of what you can expect by taking my classes. Canadian 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.

Prefer to work in person?

Schedule your trip to Santa Fe, and custom workshop!

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.

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❝ 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