Work With Nancy

Your Private Hands-on Workshop In Santa Fe

Looking for new painting ideas, techniques or inspiration? Nancy can help! Study directly with her in person or online. Tailoring classes to fit your individual needs, Nancy provides simple, unique explanations and painting demonstrations, for optimal learning.

Nancy welcomes students working in any style or level of experience. In addition to traditional techniques, she incorporates exciting new contemporary processes, such as paint pouring, glazes, textural applications, transparent layering, and atmospheric spatial effects. Receive vital tips, high quality materials, and the all-important individualized learning experience.

For experienced painters, Nancy devised an amazing unique system of self-critique. View your paintings with a keen eye, and sharpen how you see images. Learn to improve the “eye choreography” or viewing movement of your paintings. Fill your creative toolbox with a lifetime of techniques and ideas!

❝ Studying with Nancy is a real treat!
How rare to find a successful professional painter equally dedicated to teaching.❞

—ROSSOVINO, painter, Toronto, Canada


Prices vary depending on length of time, materials needed and type of workshop, ranging from $135 – $160 per hour. Hands-on workshops require an additional supply fee of $225 with a 3 hour minimum. Once scheduled, a 10% deposit is required to confirm. All classes include a preliminary complimentary phone consultation to plan and work out details.

Class Ideas

• Learn New Painting Techniques in oil, acrylic, collage or mixed media. Your class can include color mixing, gold leaf, realism versus abstraction, freeing up your style, and more.

• Painting Critique – View your paintings to analyze for strengths and weaknesses, improve viewing movement and depth, make your work more viewer-responsive, advice on selecting work for exhibitions, insights into your voice and style.

• New Visions – generate new ideas, release creative blocks, brainstorming for new inspiration.

• Professional Career – portfolio review, artist statements, website advice, exhibitions, how to approach galleries, pricing your art.

• Technical Advice – improve the archival nature of your paintings for long-lasting quality, shipping and storage tips, answer technical questions and resolve technical issues.

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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 that can also enhance our quality of life. She 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.

Sample Nancy’s teaching style and view her FREE Youtube videos here.

❝ 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

❝ 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. Nancy’s unique customized experience was second to none! My focused days with Nancy may be the best thing I have ever done for my art. The one-on-one format was perfect for me, enabling ample time to review my past work along with short critiques giving me new insight on her unique methods for blocked entries, quick exits, opposites and visual tension to attract and hold the viewer. ❞

– Rossovino, painter, Toronto, Canada

❝ 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 I know when it’s complete! ❞

—Dorothy Grandbois, Artist & Art Professor, Institute of American Indian Arts, NM, USA

Contact for custom painting

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