It's Water Color time

Art classes offered here

This story is going to be a " who knew" story.  I have known Nancy Dean for over 25 years, as one of my customers at the Norwich Post Office and would always see her at Town Meeting, and Select board meetings.  I knew she was a Justice of the Peace and served with her on the Board of Civil authority. She is a member of the Norwich Development Review Board. OK, so enough of what I knew, here is something I didn't know about Nancy.  She likes to paint!

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She likes to paint so much that she started an art studio and teaches people how to paint with water colors. She started the classes about 30 years ago having had the studio built to be large enough to do that.  Nancy and some students in her original class and had been studying  under Aidron Duckworth and wanted more water color time.  We have run year round ever since.  At present, Nancy's class is mainly women but men are welcome - so please sign up!  I was there - but not to paint - I was there to take photos for this story.

Nancy Dean with her dog "Lad"

Instructor Nancy Dean points to a painting

A close up shot of "Crail", a seaside town in Scotland 

They work from nature, when the weather is kind, or from photographs or still lives that she sets up.  Sometimes, some will work on copying a painting done by a well-known artist, as an exercise in understanding the process or the technique or the thinking of that artist.  About 2:00, they take a tea break and critique the works in progress, before getting back to work.  Occasionally, the class shows its work in a local venue.

The artists from L to R Nancy Leavitt-Reibel, Helen Davidson, Pat Leahy, and Karen Kniffin

Nanc'ys Workshop

A group photo with a masterpiece photo of a Jersey Cow.

Busy at their individual work areas

Nancy popping in to check on the class and answer any questions they may have

If interested in Art classes, give Nancy a call at  802-649-1324 or
email her at

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