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

—ROSSOVINO, painter, Toronto, Canada

Painting with Nancy

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.

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 has devised an amazing unique system of self-critique to easily discover and resolve aesthetic design issues, along with ways to move forward when you feel stuck.

Your Private Class in Santa Fe

Plan a fun vacation to Santa Fe to include a private hands on workshop in Nancy’s Santa Fe studio. Create a workshop theme that best suits you and your group with Nancy’s help. Your customized class, held in Nancy’s modern 1300 sq ft studio (four miles from downtown Santa Fe), is close to many hotels and restaurants. Her space accommodates up to eight students. Email Nancy for more details and to schedule.

Online Coaching Sessions

No need to travel! Work with Nancy in your own home at your convenience. Arrange a private class using Nancy’s online meeting room where photos, videos and live demos can easily be shared. Email Nancy for more details and to schedule.

Suggested Class Topics

Schedule your private class to improve in areas such as:

• Learn New Painting Techniques: oil, acrylic, collage, mixed media, and more. Class can include color mixing, gold leaf, realism versus abstraction, loosening up your style, etc.

• Painting Critique: resolve aesthetic issues, exhibition selection, identify your voice and style.

• New Visions: review current work to generate new ideas, free creative blocks, brainstorm next steps.

• Professional and Career: portfolio review, artist statement, website advice, exhibitions, how to approach galleries, pricing your art.

• Technical Advice: archival processes, shipping and storage, resolving technical issues.

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.

Group Workshops in Your Area

Contact Nancy to arrange for her to teach in your local area. For group workshops already scheduled, and open to the public, please click here.

Reserve Your Date

Contact Nancy to discuss date, time, theme and length for your workshop.


“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, New Mexico, USA