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Nelson Gallery Art Classes - 2023

Art Class Quick Links

Josh Ronnenberg - May 21


David Finnell - May 27



Exhibits Schedule - 2023

January - Closed

February - Closed

March -Keri Gould

April -Kathryn Tucker/Maren Nixon

May - Patrick Hinely

June - Project Horizon - Juneteenth

July - P.J. Morant

August - Jonah Brown

September - SPCA - "Art for Arf"

October - Paint Lexington Plein Air

November - Historic Lexington

December - Alumni Anniversary

Nelson Gallery is looking for new members! Contact us if you are interested. We are looking for high quality artists who produce exciting 2D or 3D work.

We are flexible insofar as arrangements that can be made to provide display space for individual artists.

Josh Ronnenberg

Intro to Caricature for beginning students

When: Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

In this three-hour course, students will learn the fundamentals of caricature and also general portraiture. We will discuss: what is a caricature, how and why caricatures are used in society, and of course how to draw a caricature.


This course not only discusses caricature, but it covers basic fundamentals of portraiture and how to start a portrait in a different way. Students will learn keywords and techniques that will help them draw a better portrait.


Josh will provide a demo on how he personally creates a caricature and briefly explain how others may do it as well.

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David Finnell

Plein Air Workshop for beginners to intermediate

When: Saturday, May 27, 2023, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Overview. In this four-hour workshop, students will experience the challenge and rewards of painting outside, from finding a likely scene to paint, figuring out the focal point of the scene, sketching rapidly the scene’s big shapes and values, transferring the sketch onto watercolor paper, readying your equipment, and then painting. David will begin the workshop with a demonstration and then invite the class to spend the rest of their time painting. He will provide personal assistance throughout the workshop. The workshop will conclude with a constructive critique of the group’s efforts.

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