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Want to explore your creative side?  I offer classes in various mediums.  You will not only learn techniques that you will be able to apply to your own art making with confidence but you will have a chance to network with other artists too! 
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I was pleased to participate as a trainee in the 2013 / 2014 season of the CARFAC SASK. Mentorship Program. 

In 2012,13 & 14 I was pleased to received a guest artist's residency at Cypress Hills, SK. Special thanks to Cypress Hills Provincial Park, The Creative Partnerships Grant Program and The Arts in the Parks Pilot Project made possible through the support of the Sask.Arts Board and Sask. Lotteries.

I have been an approved Grumbacher Acrylics instructor from Sept. 2010 - Aug. 2015. 

In 2015 I was invited by the Art Gallery of Regina to give an art workshop. I will once again be instructing there in 2016.
Art Classes & Events
Art Classes ~ Neil Balkwill Civic Centre
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What Students Have to Say...
Jo-Ann Sass ~                                      Regina, SK
"Nikki's artistic knowledge and her kind patience make her the perfect art teacher. Having taken part in the Acrylic Garden Tour, I had the privilege of enjoying Nikki's teaching as well as the fun environment she creates for her students. If you want to increase your painting skills, and have a lot of fun at the same time, I'd recommend one of Nikki's classes for sure!!"  


Sherry McCulloch ~                              Regina, SK
Jane Laich ~                                      Wawota, SK
Mid Winter Cuban Salsa Dance and Painting Excursion
                                         ~ Feb. 1st -15th, 2018
Cuba is so much about texture. The textures of sights, sounds tastes and characters! You won't want to miss this 2nd special group painting excursion to Cuba! We will be staying in casa particulars, the Cuban version of a B&B with exceptional hospitality. Registration deadline is Dec. 15th, 2017. Email artist@nikkisportraits.com for details or place your deposit to reserve your space at http://www.nikkisportraits.com/Shop-Now.html & click "art holidays" or by calling 1-877-335-7655 toll free. Click the image for more details.

Painting Cypress Hills, SK in the Tradition of the 
Canadian Group of Seven
             ~ Tues., Wed., or Thurs during the day
Place a $100. CAD + GST deposit towards the $250. + GST cost of these classes to reserve your space!  This is a plein air excursion to paint the Cypress Hills and surrounding area. I have led excursions to exotic locals but I have always dreamed of hosting some of my international artist friends here. On this trip there will be an opportunity to wilderness hike and paint in the tradition of the Canadian Group of Seven. Call 1-877-335-7655 toll free to book or http://www.nikkisportraits.com/Shop-Now.html & click " art instruction" ..
Paint Like a French Impressionist Group 
Painting Holiday
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                                                        ~ Sept. 2018 
I invite you to enjoy the plein air painting in France with me. This will be my 3rd leading a group to France and I am looking forward to visiting more of the Dordogne region this time with it's forests, lakes, caves and quaint villages. To hear about the itinerary and details as they are available you may have your email added by emailing artist@nikkisportraits.com or by calling 1-877-335-7655 toll free in N.A. We plan to visit Paris once again as well! Click the image at left for more details.
"I have enjoyed your workshops as they are geared to encouraging my 'inner artist' to come out and play! You are very positive and helpful as an instructor without being pushy or rigid in your ability to allow the student to decide what they want for a final product. I hate being to much of a copy cat and you allow me to be an individual!" 


``I had never taken an art class in my life when I spoke with Nikki about signing up for three art classes she was teaching - water color class, acrylic landscape class and an acrylic portrait class. She said the classes were for all ages and all levels of painters, even a beginner. Well, I signed up for all three. Not knowing anything about painting, I was looking forward to the classes figuring anything would be an improvement as far as my art skills went. 

Nikki has a very unique method of instructing that made beginners and experienced painters feel very comfortable in her class as she shared her vast knowledge of art with us. Her patience is truly an admirable quality. The classes were absolutely great and I thoroughly enjoyed all three. The information I gained over the weekend has certainly made a difference in the way I look at the landscape when I am travelling down the road. I look at the sky, trees, roads, sunsets, etc. and find myself thinking about the colors I would need to paint first, colors I would need to mix to get the right shades, what scenes would make a great photo that I could paint, etc. I just want to say "Thank you Nikki, for giving me a whole new colorful world to explore and paint."

Bloomin' Floral Step by Step in Acrylic~Glencairn Rec.
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                                      ~ Wednesdays; 4 - 6 pm 
Reg. $30. + taxes CAD / 2 hour class. This class is for any level of artist ages 8 to adult who would like to learn how to complete a painting in acrylic. Each class will be a step by step lesson. Classes are held at the Glencairn Rec. Centre in Regina. A materials list will be emailed after registration.To view the current selection of images and dates follow the link below. Call 306-775-0925 to register or visit http://www.nikkisportraits.com/Shop-Now.html and click "art instruction" If you need art materials I now offer an art kit with everything you need to complete the painting. You keep your painting!
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                                  ~ Sept. 15th - 22nd, 2017
I have been teaching art classes at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre in Regina, Sask. for a couple of years now. The subjects and media are varied and the classes are suitable for beginners to advanced students. For a current list of classes available please click the image at the left and you will be taken to a current blog post. To register for these art classes please call the Neil Balkwill at 306-777-Play and state the class number. I look forward to seeing you! As well feel free to suggest class ideas by emailing me at artist@nikkisportraits.com .