Teaching and Tutoring
Nancy's teaching technique is simple—inspire the student to follow their instincts and have fun!
Nancy believes everyone can create art with the right encouragement. She loves thinking outside the box and challenges her students to do the same! She also enjoys taking time to get to know her students so she can tailor her classes to their specific needs. Her students love her!
Currently, Nancy teaches art to seniors at three retirement homes in Ottawa. She has volunteered at the Ottawa School of Art as a Teacher's Assistant for three consecutive years during the March break vacation. She also completed a thirty hour Artist Educator Foundation course presented by the Royal Conservatory.
Nancy is especially interested in working with seniors but is also happy to work with people of all ages; from their home, at school, work, anywhere! If you would like Nancy to bring her art classes to your facility, or if you are interested in one-on-one sessions, please contact Nancy to find out more about classes specially tailored to your needs.
Featured on this page are a few examples of Nancy at work with her students.
Although in the past I enjoyed many forms of creativity, I had zero experience with painting before working with Nancy. Although I was a little apprehensive at first, Nancy's patience and encouragement really helped me to explore and develop my own artistic expression and style through use of acrylics.
Rather than requiring me to paint a specific object or requiring me to use a particular tool, she supplied a variety of tools and materials, demonstrated several interesting techniques, and then assisted me with the ones I wanted to learn.
Her approach and exercises get you hands-on right away. It's ideal because it lets you quickly grasp different concepts such as use of colour, textures and more. She never takes over your work. So you end up with a product that is 100% your own—you remain your own artist, and your work is a true reflection of yourself.
I highly recommend Nancy as a teacher—whether you have zero experience and want help getting started, or if you have dabbled a bit before in different things and want to enhance your skills. You will explore, create and have fun!