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Course Description

Enjoy the benefits of this toxicity-reducing medium, while retaining all the beauty of traditional oils. Color brilliance, texture and body abound without the use of solvents and a simple soap-and-water cleanup. First, we’ll uncover the secret color recipes for those tricky greens; reflective blues; and how to create the best effect of “golden hour” with the contrast of warm and cool.
Next we explore exciting additives for achieving a variety of finishes all within one painting, ranging from high-gloss to matte as well as texturizers like sand and plaster. Each class begins with an interactive warmup designed to free all inhibitions. Students are encouraged to bring photo-references of choice, as special challenge-areas get individually coached. Works on canvas will emerge layer on layer, scaling small to large and achieving realism with expression and energy!

For questions or assistance please contact Elizabeth Buccino, Director of Education

Cancellation Policy

AAN depends upon student tuition to continue to offer classes and workshops. Due to our commitment to small class sizes and the hands-on nature of art education, we are greatly impacted by cancellations. Nevertheless, we do understand that plans change. If you need to cancel your reservation for a class or workshop, please note our cancellation/refund policy here and let us know as soon as possible.


All materials included in tuition.

Sea, Land & Sky Session 2:  Water-Mixable Oils for Every Level, 18+

Leyah Jensen Marshall

Leyah holds a BFA Honors degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. Studies in fine art have taken her worldwide, from acclaimed institutions like the Danish Design School and Pacific Northwest College of Art to Artist Residencies in India, Haiti, and Nepal. She is the recipient of distinguished awards ranging from a National Gold Medal in Art & Design (VICA) to New York Book Show 1st place winners and #1 bestselling pop-ups (New York Times). Locally she is a recipient of the Chase Plein-Air Award, and enjoys sharing her broad fluency in art mediums through teaching while working as a fine artist and children’s book creator in Nantucket.
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