Maxine Nodel - Fine Art Instructor

Maxine Nodel - Fine Art Instructor

5.0 (3)
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1 employee
37 years in business

About this pro

I've been a professional fine art instructor and award-winning, versatile professional artist for over 30 years and work with students of ALL ability-levels. I pride myself on my patience as an instructor, the ability to inspire, and my extensive knowledge of drawing, painting and design in different media and styles.

I received my B.F.A. from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in NYC and am currently an artist member of The Salmagundi Arts Club, also in NYC. 

I currently teach beginner-to-advanced drawing and painting sessions at the National Art League of Long Island and am the founder of the Millennium Art Academy, a visual art high school I created in 2002 with a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant.

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I enjoy getting my students to learn new drawing or painting techniques through hands-on demonstration and watching their 'Aha' moments as they create beautiful works of art that they can exhibit, sell, include in a portfolio, or give as special gifts to loved ones.  

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Flushing, NY 11363
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3 Reviews


  • Anthony Mazza

    Talented, patient and excellent instructor

  • Marc King

    She gives great demonstrations and is very encouraging!! My drawing skills have improved greatly since studying with Maxine- especially with shading and detail.

  • Alice Ewelene

    Great artist and excellent teacher!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I first ask students what type of art they’re passionate about learning, and then I ask them about the specific types of skills they wish to learn or strengthen. - If they have done some art, I ask them to share it with me, so I can get a sense of their passions and skill levels. - I then begin a lesson with a demonstration followed by the student trying it, etc.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and an MFA from Brooklyn College. 

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Drawing Lessons Illustration Classes Oil Painting Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons