Fall Workshop!

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

We have invited an artist to lead a special workshop for the community!

Dynamic Painting workshop with Yelena Khanevskaya

Yelena Khanevskaya


Yelena Khanevskaya was born and raised in Russia.

Since childhood she was greatly interested in art and received her first art training in Children’s Art School in Novomoskovsk, Russia.

After graduating from there and completing high school, Yelena was accepted into Oryol State Pedagogical University where she completed my Masters of Art Education degree. The artistic training in Russia followed academic traditions, and for 5 years she, with other students, was subjected to rigorous studies of drawing, painting, and sculpting techniques, beginning with plaster casts and inanimate objects, and continuing to the study of human skeletal and muscular structure, and culminating with human body. Compositional studies and Art History, as well as introduction to a number of folk art traditions, were also implemented throughout the years of study.

 After graduation, Yelena worked as an artist on silk before moving to United States.

It is here, in United States, that Yelena started to paint and draw professionally. While working on honing her own artistic skills, she also taught children’s and adult group art classes. Yelena continues to offer private and small group instruction to local artists, as well as offering commissions, mainly in portraiture and landscape.

Over the years Yelena participated in a large number of local and regional group and juried art shows, such as Oregon Trail Days Art Show and Sale; as well as museum shows, such as the Western Spirit Art Show in Cheyenne, WY, and Sprit show at MONA, NE. Besides these, Yelena had a number of solo exhibits over the years at West Nebraska Arts Center, Carnegie Arts Center, Norfolk Arts Center, Burkholder Project and others.

Yelena is represented by several art galleries in the Midwest.

Learn more about Yelena and see her work here:  https://www.yelenakhanevskaya.com/


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Do you want your paintings to be more dramatic and eye-catching?

Learn to create more dynamic compositions in your artworks

in Dynamic Painting workshop with Yelena Khanevskaya

October 8, 2022, 9am-3pm

Painting room at E.S. French Blding at NJC

Entry on west side off Sidney Avenue at east end of parking lot.


We will cover multiple topics, such as choosing better references for your paintings; using value sketches to “proof” your composition; the importance of positive and negative spaces for the dynamism in your artwork.

Besides the critique of work within the workshop, participants are welcome to bring 1-2 previously done pieces for critique/feedback.

List of supplies will be provided to registered participants prior to workshop. 

There will be coffee and snacks available for break and Brunch/Lunch is available at the school cafeteria from 11 to 12:30 p.m. for $12.33/person.

Purchase your ticket here