Painting education in Omaha, NE
I have been considering a second career as an artist/illustrator for some time now and will have the opportunity to seek formal training in painting next year. However, the spouse will be starting a job in Omaha, NE and I will be limited to finding training/learning opportunities around that area.
While I would have loved to attend an Atelier, I cannot find any around Omaha.
Also, given that I will not be working full-time, I think a more structured process would help me achieve my goals better. (I have experience with taking short classes/workshops etc and self-learning from books and the internet over the years).
I am considering enrolling as a non-degree seeking student at UN-Lincoln or Omaha, in Studio Art. Non-degree seeking because I primarily want to do the painting classes. Plus I already have a masters and don't want to pursue another full degree.
I do not have any experience with oil painting and very limited experience with acrylics. Most of what I do is graphite, ink or watercolor. I am interested in painting in a realist style.
I would really appreciate any suggestions or advice. Particularly between UN Lincoln and UN Omaha. Which is the better school for painting courses?
If anyone can point me towards other learning resources in the area, I would really appreciate it.