2020 update

I hope all of you reading this are safe and well, and your families and friends also. My hopes for good health and recovery are with you and others, and thoughts of sympathy for those we have lost, whether we knew them or not, as we move through these times.

I am currently teaching my usual Princeton Adult School Drawing class virtually on Zoom.

Teaching this way is good experience, and I am glad to see that people are learning the material and that their drawing is improving as usual. I am finding that there are some added benefits to the format, which balance other changes.

I now am also offering private LESSONS and consultations on Zoom, as well as working on developing my other usual options for lesson topics and small group CLASSES.

With the current increase in COVID-19 cases in NJ, this is the best current option. As things improve I will also be offering private lessons in person again.

For some this has been a good time to focus on creative work and on making time to develop artistic skills.

For more information, see ART LESSONS and CLASSES, or ABOUT Nancy Zamboni – Art Lessons and Classes.

You can use the Contact form to get in touch by email.

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

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Drawing and More – fall update

My next Drawing Class at Princeton Adult School begins Tuesday October 15. – It is a 10 week class, which meets from 7 – 9:30 pm.
or the Visual and Creative Arts section on the PAS website:   https://www.ssreg.com/princeton/classes/classes.asp?catID=5765&pcatID=5757)
I am also teaching individual and small group Art Lessons, and enjoy working with students at all levels and with many interests.
My aim is to provide a supportive and encouraging environment, and instruction in a variety of art subjects according to your goals.
I offer flexibly scheduled lessons or consultations, at your home or other art-friendly locations.
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Drawing and More

My next Drawing Class at Princeton Adult School begins Tuesday January 12. – It is a 10 week class, which meets from 7 – 9:30 pm.
(For more information, see the Visual and Creative Arts section on the PAS website:   http://www.ssreg.com/princeton/classes/classes.asp?catID=3682 )
I am also teaching individual and small group Art Lessons, and enjoy working with students at all levels and with many interests.
My aim is to provide a supportive and encouraging environment, and instruction in a variety of art subjects according to your goals.
I offer flexibly scheduled lessons or consultations, and will also have Studio Classes starting later in 2019.
2018 was a busy year. Besides many events, both ongoing and unexpected, and both family and employment commitments, there were some highlights in my artistic life:
Early in the year I had a solo show, titled “THROUGH”, which was held at the Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton NJ.
I was honored to among artists from this area who were selected for the Summer 2018 Creative Capital Program.
This program features a variety of professional development worships and opportunities, and is a great way to connect with other artists, as well as to lean from the excellent program presenters and workshop leaders. It is supported in part by the Dodge foundation. Although this was  a summer program, the connections and opportunities are ongoing.
One of the beauties of the program is the way the planning workshops include one’s whole life, rather than compartmentalizing one’s creative activity. What I am learning from this will help in my teaching, as well as in my creative work.
I wish you a happy, safe, and healthy year in 2019!
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Solo Exhibit: THROUGH

This Spring I have an exhibit at the Nassau Presbyterian Church, in Princeton NJ.

It will be showing through April 11.

The show is thematic, and includes work in a variety of media, including Etching, Drawing and Painting, Photography, and Alternative Process photography.

For more information, see THROUGH – A Changing Exhibit, at nancyczamboni.com

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THROUGH, A changing Exhibit : now extended through April 11, 2018

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ARTS Council of Princeton, PAS, Upcoming Fall Classes

This spring I was invited to submit teaching proposals to the Arts Council of Princeton!

I was very happy to participate in their summer camp program, where I taught a one week Printmaking Class, using Relief Collograph techniques. Many other teaching artists I know participate in the program there. It was exciting to see the beautiful work, both in my class and in the many others going on at the same time.

My next class there will be a short Fall Printmaking Class, which will meet on Wednesdays, 10am – 12:30, starting October 25.

Discover the Power of Drawing, which I have been teaching at Princeton Adult School since 2000, starts October 10.

For information and links, see CURRENT CLASS OFFERINGS – Princeton Area, Fall 2017

Update: The next ACP Printmaking class will be scheduled for January 2018. you can follow this page, or contact me, for more information.

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West Windsor Art Center, Faculty Student Show, January 9 – February 24, 2017: Last day is this Friday

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West Windsor Art Center Faculty Student Show

Jaime An-Wong, Exhibition Committee member and Printmaking – Art Studio student, speaking at the January 15 reception.

Artwork, from left to right:

Faculty: Nancy Zamboni, Spring, oil on canvas

Class members, Printmaking – art studio:

Jaime An-Wong, Dancing Fish, wood block print

Chisato Arakawa, Path way, watercolor

Thank you to the West Windsor Art Center!

It was good to see such a variety of work from the many classes, and to meet Faculty and Students who participated!

Thank you especially to so many of my past students who came to the reception, and to friends who came to see the show while it was up.

The last day is Friday February 24.  The gallery is normally open during daytime office hours.

For general West Windsor Arts Council information,visit: http://westwindsorarts.org

Updates to follow about the next class, dates TBA, to follow here: Printmaking – Art Studio.  You may also contact  me if you have questions or are interested in a class.

Nancy Zamboni

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West Windsor Arts Center

From January 2017:

I am now teaching a class at the West Windsor Arts Center, in Princeton Junction, NJ!

My class there will meet on Monday mornings, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.  They have a great space, and it is a good place to begin or continue work in relief printmaking.  You may also work in other media such as painting.  For more information see: Printmaking and art studio class, WWAC.

I now have a piece in the Faculty Student show, as do 2 of my current students, who have taken my classes at other locations.  There is a lot of good work by other faculty and students there.

Looking forward to seeing you if you come to an event or class!

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EXHIBIT DATES: Monday, Jan 9, 2017 to Saturday, February 25, 2017
GALLERY HOURS:
Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm and Saturday: 10am-4pm

LOCATION: West Windsor Arts Center Gallery, 952 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

Opening Reception: Sunday, January 15, 2017, 4pm–6pm.

Website: http://westwindsorarts.org

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ART ALL NIGHT 2016 Trenton

June 18, 3PM – June 19, 3PM

Come and see the many interesting and Beautiful Artworks!

Consider entering next year.

It’s Free to enter and Free to attend!

I hope to see you there!

For Location and more information see:

http://www.aantrenton.org

 

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First Teaching

My first teaching experience was in Boston, just after my BFA, and before graduate school.

The young son of our friends (who also were our landlords) loved to draw, but there was some worry about his art class in school. I gave him lessons at his home (an easy commute, 2 floors down). This was before I started many of the things I now teach, but I hope the experience was encouraging for him. What I mainly remember was how he loved to draw action scenes with planes, and make “movie music” as he drew.

While this wasn’t what you might recognize as realism, the activity and process seem very contemporary to me, as an artistic activity. The drawing was a record of the storytelling, rather than the goal. I recently saw a friend, a recent art graduate, in a joint performance with a dancer, sharing and combining the processes of dance and drawing.

When I teach, I still try to listen, and look, to find out what my students/artists are doing and trying to do. I have ways to teach how to do representational work, how to understand color or design, but these are part of a bigger picture, of what art is and how it is part of our lives.

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Exhibitions, Winter-Spring 2016

I currently have work in several Exhibitions.

The concluding event of the Sacred Spaces show at Nails in the Wall Gallery, at St Luke’s Metuchen, is May 15. (For more information, you can see nailsinthewall.org, and my earlier post, below.)

ROOTED, at Tulpehacking Nature Center, will be up through September 4. I am showing a group of three photographs, one of which was taken by my father.

There is a lot of beautiful artwork in the show, by many artists in this area! There is also a Performance Salon at the Nature center this Sunday , May 1, 2-4pm

ROOTED Visual Arts Exhibition

April 22 – September 4,

Tulpehacking Nature Center,

157 Westcott Ave, Trenton, NJ 08610

I am very happy to have 2 pieces in the TAWA Show at RWJ Hamilton, Lakefront gallery. They are 2 of the Photos from my “Found Object Series”, taken at Sunrise Overlook, at Elizabeth Park on Prospect Street, in Hartford, Ct.

TAWA Invitational Art Exhibition:

Lakefront Gallery, RWJ Hospital,

One Hamilton Plaza, Hamilton, NJ 08690

April 8 – June 24

For more information and updates, you can also check my site at nancyczamboni.com

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