Nance Derby, Owner and Operator of Artista Bottega Gallery, is sharing her knowledge and expertise teaching in her studio. She started her career teaching in Saint Paul Public Schools for 8 years before starting her own business. Through Acme Scenic Arts, Nance has designed, art directed and created sets props and drops. For 31 years Nance was a lead scenic artist working locally and nationally. Her experience includes t.v., film and video productions doing commercials and music videos, feature films and theater. Nance was charge artist for special events at the downtown Minneapolis Daytons/Macys during 17 of those years until their closing. She has a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from the University of Minnesota, as well as specialized education in faux finishes, theatrical painting, sculpting, and mural painting.