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.

Currently I am teaching a Monday afternoon watercolor class at a gallery in Canandaigua, NY. To register, visit Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery

Nancy Lane teaching a workshop in plein air

Plein air workshop

I occasionally give workshops in Fast Sketching Techniques, Watercolor, Drawing, and Plein Air Painting. Please subscribe to my newsletter or follow my Facebook Page for workshop announcements.

Nancy Lane's drawing class in her home studio

Class at home studio: Drawing the profile


I also teach private students in my home studio. I currently do not have any ongoing classes for groups at my studio, but if you have 2-4 people who want to learn the same skills, I can offer a custom class series to you. Please send me an email if you are interested in individual or small group learning.