Hands-on

Work With Nancy

Private Hands-On workshop in Santa Fe

Looking for new painting ideas, techniques or inspiration?
Enjoy working one-on-one with me at my Santa Fe studio.

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

—ROSSOVINO, painter, Toronto, Canada

Feeling stuck? Want to shorten the learning curve for a new technique? I can assist with all artistic areas. Find out how I can help you by applying for your very own complimentary Painter’s Review. We’ll hop on a call together, talk about your personal goals, where you feel like you’re falling short and what you may be struggling with. Click below to apply.

I tailor your private class to fit your needs. In your workshop I provide simple, unique explanations and demonstrations, for optimal learning. Students of any level of experience, working in any style or medium are welcome.

In addition to classic painting techniques, I share my expertise with exciting new contemporary processes, such as paint pouring, glazes, textural applications, transparent layering, leafing and atmospheric spatial effects. Receive vital tips, high quality materials, and the all-important individualized learning experience.

Experienced painters will enjoy my unique method for viewing images with a critical eye. Explore new ways to view images with a keen eye, and sharpen your painting process. Take a class with me and fill your creative toolbox with a lifetime of techniques and ideas!

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Class Ideas

• TECHNIQUES – oil, acrylic, collage or mixed media – 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 spatial 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, brainstorm for new inspiration.

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

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

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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❝ 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

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