I place a high value on learning to draw accurately as a sound foundation for painting. As a realistic painter, I share my knowledge of creating believable form, perspective, and space.  I teach students to sharpen their observational skills, plan a painting’s composition, and choose colors that enhance the mood they want to convey. I encourage personal expression and choice of subject matter. I strive to be a teacher that is nurturing yet still inspires focused and dedicated work.

I offer plenty of individual attention. When appropriate,  I’ll  demonstrate techniques, guide critiques, and discuss the work of master artists.

This summer I will be teaching drawing and watercolor at Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery in my hometown of Canandaigua, NY.

Nancy Lane's drawing class in her home studio

Class at home studio: Drawing the profile

I also teach in my home studio. Some of my classes have been :

Making a Picture Book Dummy

Fast Sketching Techniques

Beginning Watercolor

Foundation Drawing

Drawing Animals

Oil Painting

Please send me an email if you are interested in one-on-one instruction or group classes.

Nancy Lane age 15

Happy times, age 15, with a cat, a kid, and a drawing.