Nan teaching on Cruise Ship 2015

Teaching in Skopelos, Greece

Nan Teaching at WAM

Teaching at the Worcester Art Museum

Teaching in the Mediterranean


















Painting in Italy Workshop, June 2 – 9, 2018

Mixed-Media and Monoprints in Monterosso

Location:   Cinque Terre, Italy

Price:  $2,895.

Join me for a fun-filled creative week in the Cinque Terre region of Italy.

All information regarding this trip and workshop can be found at the link above and by contacting Director, Michael Mele at:
or or by calling 800-990-3506.

Art questions regarding lessons, art supplies, or art-related information, contact me at:  or  508-380-6222



Nan’s Teaching Fall 2017

Danforth Art Museum/School

New Location!
14 Vernon Street, Jonathan Maynard Building,  Framingham, MA 01701

Understanding Color in Painting:   Tuesdays from 9-12.  

October 3 –  November 28, 2017.   8 Classes   (No class Nov. 21)

  This is a Beginner/Intermediate level class to explore the nature, principles and techniques of focusing on the importance of Color in Painting. We will be using acrylics, oils, water-soluable oils or gouache paints. Working from direct observation and a variety of subject matter, this class will focus on an exploration of color and also include the basic concepts of form, light, and composition. 


Creating a Series:        Tuesdays from 12:30-3:30.  

October 3 – November 28, 2017.   8 classes     (No class Nov. 21)

Creating a Series is an opportunity for each student to have guidance in the direction of choosing a subject/theme, a medium, and a format in which to begin creating a unified body of work.  I will help each person to focus and develop in order to find their own specific voice in making art in a supportive and participatory environment. 


Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA


Painting A Series:     Level: Intermediate/Advanced Mondays   9:30am – 1:30pm,      

September 25 – December 4, 2017     10 weeks (no 10/9)

One characteristic that separates professional artists from art hobbyists is their eagerness to create several works of art around a single theme or idea. Your series of paintings should have a cohesive theme (subject) and style based on photos, sketches, and compositional ideas. The goal of this class is to create a body of work that consisting of at least seven complete paintings. Prerequisite: at least three painting classes. Supplies for first class: bring what you have for the medium of your choice.



Gelli Plates Landscape Monoprint Workshop:     Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Learn to use a Gelli Plate to create multiple versions of landscape paintings. This additive method produces one of a kind prints that can be refined with each succeeding layer and can print 1-4 versions at a time. Gelli prints are challenging, loose, free, and gestural. Your landscape subject can be inspiration from your mind, memory, photographs, or journal. Prerequisite: at least two drawing classes. See website for materials. 

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Artist Demonstrator for the Matisse exhibit
Sunday, May 14, 2017  from 12–3pm
Wednesday, May 17, 2017  from 5:30–8pm