Thursday, September 29, 2016

ART Wild!

ART Wild!   Happy to be an artists in this celebration of the arts.

October at St George's Episcopal Church - Germantown, TN! Fourteen artists from the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee will be showing their works in our Gallery, and on October 7, at 7:30 p.m., we will host the Memphis-area premiere of Wes Ramsay and Tim Sharp's "Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass." The combination of the Rhodes Singers and Women's Chorus, a stellar group of local Bluegrass musicians, and the composer himself on banjo, will make this an evening to remember. A reception follows at 8:30 for artists and performers. So join us as we celebrate the arts at St George's Episcopal Church - Germantown, TN!

September's Workshop at Memphis Botanic Garden Painting Children

"Painting Children" was great fun with this hard working group of painters. So impressed with their progress in our two days together. I will offer this workshop again in 2017 so watch for notices on Facebook ( and in your email if you are on my mailing list.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Painting Children with Judy Nocifora
Simplicity and Expression

Tuesdays and Fridays September 7, 9, 14, and 15
If you have always wanted to paint that precious child in your life or just enjoy painting the figure, join Judy Nocifora for ‘Painting Children’. No drawing skills are necessary, but participants will need a basic knowledge of working with oils or acrylics. Instruction will be in oils, but acrylic painters are welcome. Professional artist oil paint is provided. Class size is limited, please register early. This is not a portrait class as this workshop will emphasize form, lighting and expression. The goal is to simplify… capturing the essence, not the details. Participants will work from photos, or photos on a computer, iPad or tablet. 
There will be demos each day and a lot of personal instruction. Prepayment due by August 31st. 901-636-4128 for supply list, more information, or to register.
$180 MBG members ($220 non-Members).
Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Road; Memphis, TN 38117 Home of the Goldsmith Garden Center

Sunday, July 17, 2016

August Painting with Judy Nocifora

Oil Painting 
Judy Nocifora 

                    Saturday August 6th AND Sunday the 7th 

Join in the fun, loosen up, and learn to paint expressively in a casual, stress free environment. The goal of this 2-session class is to help the beginner get a good start in painting with oils and, for the experienced painter, to take their work to the next level.All levels welcome. Acrylic painters also welcome, but instruction will be in oils. Professional artist oil paint and gel medium are provided for this class. Call Laurie at 901-636-4128 for more information, supply list, or to register. Class size is limited. Prepayment due by noon August 3rd. 
$90 MBG members ($110 non-members).  

Summer's Gifts... Hydrangeas!

So excited that my one an only hydrangea bush has bloomed prolifically this summer.  Loved painting these big multi-colored hydrangea blooms.  

Big Bloomers
18 x 18 oil on linen panel
© Judy Nocifora

Currently available.  email

Friday, July 1, 2016

Plein Air at Memphis Botanic Garden

There are so many beautiful areas to paint at Memphis Botanic Garden.  Here is  a small plein air that I painted in the shaded area at the Garden's entrance in June.

Shady Lady
9 x 12
 oil on linen
© Judy Nocifora

Monday, June 27, 2016

July Oil Painting Class with Judy Nocifora


Don't wait! This class is almost full!

July oil painting classes, July 9 & 10, 1:00-4:30 pm.
All levels welcome in this relaxing and fun painting class at Memphis Botanic Garden. Acrylic painters welcome, but instruction is in oil.
Class size is limited.Call Laurie at 901-636-4128 for more information, to register and receive a supply list. MBG members, $90, Non-members, $110.  Professional artist oil paint and medium is provided. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, July 6.