Expressionistic Artist and instructor, Nanci Stoeffler, will help you explore the unique way you've been wired to express creativity. By using painting methods of play, experimentation and intuition, this class is designed to inspire and encourage you as you uncover, discover and recover your own creativity.
Cost: $35, supplies not included
Supply List: the following art supplies can be found at Michael's
- 1 Pad of Strathmore 300 Series Watercolor Paper, 140 lb., 9 in. x 12 in. (12 sheets or more per pad)
- 1 Pallet knife/ artist trowel (medium size, plastic or metal)
- 2 oz. bottle of acrylic paint in the following nine colors (your choice of shades): green, blue, purple, yellow, orange/peach, red/pink, brown/gray, black, and white,
- Notebook and pen/pencil
- Roll of paper towels
- 1 or more Old towels/cloths
Suggested paint brand options: craft smart, Anita's, Apple Barn, Americana, Martha Stewart, Folk Art. You are welcome to select as many additional bottles of acrylic paint you'd like, but at least start with 9 bottles of the shades listed.
In 2011 Nanci found her creative voice through discovering her own unique, free-flowing, playful and emotionally expressionistic painting techniques. When describing this time in her creative journey she says;
"The best way I can describe it is; I felt like I had been digging for creative oil all of my life yet when I discovered this form of creating, it was like I had finally found a gusher."
Six months after spending 10-30 hours a week experimenting and playing with paints and a pallet knife, she was accepted into her first art gallery show. Since then she has exhibited in other galleries as well as corporate, government, retail and educational facilities. Nanci also gives private and group lessons and parties to children and adults while she continues to develop other avenues for artistic expression and collaboration.