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Paint like a pro in this introduction class for oil painting enthusiasts

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Beginners and advanced students will enjoy learning from figurative artist Nadine Robbins. Learn the basics of working in oil paint using age-old and modern techniques. Each week you will experience hands-on instruction and personal one-on-one tips and tricks to enhance your work. The class will cover how to shoot and alter reference images, understanding color, blocking, layering, and how to build the subtle details that bring a painting to life. Suggested material list will be sent upon registration.

8 Tuesdays, Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11 • 4:00-7:00pm
nm: $515 • m: $490
Instructor: Nadine Robbins

at Pershing Studios


Patreon supports artists. Will you too?

Welcome potential Patrons!

A little bit about me. I have a fabulous son who is in 11th grade, a husband who's the best, and 2 entertaining pets named Apollo and Cooper. In a past life I owned a small boutique design agency that served the financial industry for 20+ years. But the 2008 financial collapse changed everything. The carnage was fast and furious and I lost almost 80% of my business. You'd think I was devastated but in fact I was kind of relieved. I had been thinking about getting out of the business. The financial crisis gave me an out.

Fast forward 10 years and I'm now a full-time fine artist painting photo realistic portraits, nudes, and oysters in my studio on a mountain in the Hudson Valley a few hours North of New York City. I've been told my paintings are funny, defiant, and real and I think those are perfect adjectives to describe my art.

In the early days, the beauty of social media was being able to share my work in progress images, see what other artist were doing, feeling of sense of community, and lots of networking. But it's no longer the case. So I created my Patreon page because I'm tired of the clutter, advertisements, censorship, and no one seeing my posts.

So what is Patreon?

Patreon in an online platform where patrons can pay a small monthly fee to see my posts. It's not like Kickstarter. It's more like Netflix. 

What can you expect if you sign-up and become a patron?

You'll be the first to see what's going on in the studio! I'll be posting work in progress and reference photos, videos, news, Q&A events, tips, freebies, first view and purchase options of final paintings, discounts, and so much more. For your convenience, I've created several award tiers each of which will grant you access to more and more content. They begin at $1 a month.

My main goal is to create a community for my collectors, fellow art lovers, and like minded artists who want to support my art and participate in the development of paintings as they are being created. if you have any questions email me.

As always, thanks for your support.