A New Journey

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Strawberries and Delphs, 14X14, acrylic live demo

Less than a week ago, earlybird registration opened for my first online acrylic workshop, and I’ve been amazed and delighted at the sheer number of artists from around the world who have signed up for this new adventure. For years, my students have been asking for an acrylic equivalent to my other online oil painting classes, and so this is long overdue, but what a joy it has been to create Paint Brilliant Acrylics, along with my super talented team.

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When hubby and I watched one of the new superhero movies on cable the other day, the last words on the screen were: “This movie employed over 15,000 people for special effects and all that went into the making of this film!” We didn’t employ 15,000 FX creatives to make this class, but I am quite certain my web developer and designer, my virtual assistant, my business manager and my videographer are the best in the business at producing top tier online learning environments for artists. My Web developer says this new world of learning shakes the wheat from the chaff only if it offers the best “UE” on the net – that’s “User Experience”. The overall experience has to be easy and pleasing, from the moment of sign up, to six months or even later after the class is over, she explained. Wholehearted passion and dedication shows, when it’s based on real joy and a real belief in what we’re providing.

So many artists have reached out to me to find out how I teach online, how I run an art business, how I make all the moving parts come together without falling into disarray. It works well, because teaching is my calling, and it is what I love doing from the top of my head to the tips of my toes. I didn’t fit into corporate America. In this new chapter of my life, I fit in, because I’ve found my purpose. At 10 pm at night, I’m thinking about what else I can do, where I can take my students next, that will inspire them to keep painting, to keep pursuing their craving for creating. There is nothing more important to me than helping my students find enough joy in creating to ensure they won’t walk away from their own calling in the future. This world needs all the help and healing it can get, and if that means 15,000 more artists and creatives, then I think there is an army of art teachers out there ready and happy to take on the challenge.

My message is: Paint what you love how you love it, and don’t be afraid to get a little wild and happy when the brush is moving and the muse is dancing. Life is too short to deny yourself joy in this wild and precious journey. Try something new, because outside the comfort zone is where the magic happens!



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Now open for earlybird registration ~ Paint Brilliant Acrylics!

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June 2020 ~ Your summer escape awaits!

Mon Dieu, This Workshop Has One Room Left!

You are invited to join Nancy for a summer getaway to the magnificent French Alps. There is no more beautiful escape from the summer heat than spending 10 days in the heart of the lovely  medieval village of Annecy, known as “The Venice of France” with its canals, flower gardens, cafes and shops.

Learn more about the French Alps painting getaway!

After flying into Geneva, Switzerland, we’ll make our home in The Splendid Hotel near the shores of historic Lake Annecy. Your journey begins with a tour of Col de la Forclaz with lunch on the terrace of a dairy farm in the mountains. We’ll sample slices of charcuterie, cheeses, potato beignets, and fresh blueberry tarts with cream. We’ll tour the Chateau de Menthon St Bernard, a castle filled with 13th century furnishings, tapestries and a library of ancient manuscripts painted with illuminations from the monks of the Middle Ages. And this is all just Day 1!

During your journey workshop, you’ll have plenty of painting time with Nancy in the indoor studio at your hotel in Annecy. Nonpainters will enjoy additional tours and excursions while the painters are busy in the studio. This tour is filling quickly! Contact support@www.nancymedina.com for registration details.




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Nancy Medina

Nancy is a master signature artist and instructor with over 1800 online students from around the world. She has worked with Disney, served on the art faculty of the Dallas Arboretum, and teaches workshops in France, Italy and across the US. More about Nancy

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  1. You truly are in this for your students! I am sure each and every one of us feels a special connection to you!! I’m so thankful you left corporate America and I found you, inspiring me to do the same! Iam forever in your debt. Many blessings to you and Carlos on your big move to CO. I’m thrilled to be joining you on this next adventure in your life!!

  2. Thanks so much Nancy, it’s been fun traveling the world with you, paintbrush in hand, I can hardly wait for the Alps!

  3. I am so excited for you and Carlos’ new adventure to Colorado. I know all of your flower family and petal perks family can’t wait to see photos your home and surroundings. You are an amazing teacher Nancy and I count it a blessing to have your instruction and friendship. I hope Diana and I will be able to take a class in Colorado in the future.

    • Thanks a million Suzanne, I sure hope you ladies make it over to see me in Colorado Springs, I miss my Georgia peaches! 🙂

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