Tuesday, February 23, 2010


What a great weekend 15 students had at The Gallery at Paper Mill Village in Nancy's "Alla Prima" workshop. Nancy is a dynamo. The space was incredible and fit everyone very comfortably with three still life set ups, the teaching was fantastic and the camaraderie was wonderful!! We all shared so many experiences and laughs together at lunch each day. Rather than everyone having to run out in different cars to grab lunch, we are fortunate to have the cafe next to us reserve a large table for 16 on Saturday and on Sunday at the other restaurant that adjoins the gallery, The Paper Mill Grill, prepared an elegant table for 17. Ellen White, one of our instructors at the school and friend to Nancy Franke, came to visit us Sunday and offered her critique to several students that afternoon. Nancy welcomed her visit. I wish I could remember what Nancy said in response to student, Martha Diaz's, question about Nancy's note about the "language" of art. It was a truly eloquent. Although workshops can be exhaustng in and of themselves, the overall joy of learning from one of Atlanta's greatest was felt. Nancy is without a doubt one of the most honest, fun, exuberant, and gifted instructors we have...hail to Nancy!

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