Natalie Voelkner

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About Me

Natalie Voelker is a contemporary visual artist whose works include painting, drawing, mural, and installation art. Her work explores the psychological complexity of seemingly ordinary people, environments, and experiences. Her painting, Davetta, was selected for inclusion in the BP Portrait Award Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London in 2019. This exhibition will also travel to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh and the Ulster Museum in Belfast. Natalie has been awarded a residency grant from the Helen Wurlitzer foundation for the summer of 2020. In 2018 SOMOS Abq invited her into their fellowship program. Her work has been featured in multiple publications including the anthology, BARED, and the French-English magazine, VolUp. She has produced commissioned works for the Harwood Art Center, 508 Mural Festival, the City of Albuquerque, and various private collections including a recent mural at La Reforma Brewery. In addition to her art practice, Natalie teaches workshops, classes, and individualized private art instruction. She has a BFA from the University of Wisconsin and currently works out of Albuquerque, NM.

Teaching Style

I am devoted to making art, sharing it, and offering ideas and skills that inspire people - from all walks of life - to invest themselves in their own creative process. My warm, welcoming style of teaching engages both brand new beginners as well as intermediate painters.
We'll cover an approachable, step by step process to painting that is simple enough for beginners but still relevant to more seasoned painters. Class is tailored to the individual needs of each student, including personalized feedback and plenty of time for questions. You may use whatever paints you have on hand – acrylics, oils, craft paints, or even house paint samples from the hardware store.
Online classes are 2 hours long, run once a week for 4 consecutive weeks, and are limited to 8 students per class. Students also have access to a private virtual classroom where you may share your work, ask me questions outside of class, and get support and feedback from classmates.
I'm really thrilled to have this opportunity to paint with you virtually. In times of stress and uncertainty, a creative practice can be a place of solace. I'm looking forward to sharing my skills and experience with you and discovering what we can create together.

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Supply list emailed to students upon registration for class. Supplies lists are very flexible allowing students to work with almost any type of paint they have on hand.

*TRAIN is a free service offered by the Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities, which receives no proceeds from instruction. Our mission is to connect artists directly with students, and all instructional arrangements and financial agreements are made exclusively between the artists and the students. The Virginia Folklife Program does not assume responsibility or liability for these arrangements.