“Jackson Art Studio hand picks only the finest instructors. Whether you are a beginning artist, or a seasoned expert looking to further hone your skills , these instructors are experts in their particular area of study. I always come out of a workshop feeling inspired and energized.” -John LeCours
INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING with Ian Torney
Anyone can draw! Drawing is elemental. If you are a beginner and want to start to learn how, or an already accomplished artist seeking to refine your skills and learn new methods and perspectives, this workshop is for you. We will begin with introductory warm-up exercises in true seeing, exploring the abstract expressive qualities of line, then apply those skills to drawing with value and tone, and to develop visual literacy through observational drawing methods. Workshop participants will complete several studies of their own hands and of other human anatomy, and complete a finished drawing by the end of the session; see former-student examples. Participants are encouraged to continue to develop their drawing skills at the next two summer drawing sessions offered – PORTRAIT DRAWING on Saturday July 20th, and STILL LIFE DRAWING on Saturday August. Open to high school or college age students and adults of any artistic ability.
Saturday June 22, 10am to 1pm, $55, all materials included
Portrait Drawing with Ian Torney
Anyone can draw! Drawing is elemental. If you are a beginner and want to begin to learn how, or an already accomplished artist seeking to refine your skills and learn new methods and perspectives, this workshop is for you. We will begin with introductory warm-up exercises in true seeing, exploring contour line, then apply those skills to drawing with value and tone, and finally with color, to develop visual literacy through observational drawing methods. Workshop participants will complete a finished, photorealistic grid-transfer self-portrait drawing by the end of the session; see former-student examples. Participants are encouraged to develop their drawing skills in conjunction with the other two summer drawing sessions offered, Introduction to drawing and Still Life Drawing. Open to high school or college age students and adults of any artistic ability. Saturday July 20, 10am-1pm, $55, all materials included
(NEW!) Summer Outdoor Painting with Stapleton Kearns In this three day outdoor painting workshop, Stapleton Kearns will present an orderly and reliable way of helping you get a painting onto canvas! To do that, he will explain the materials, their uses and characteristics, and an order of execution in creating a painting. Stapleton will stress picture making and the importance of getting art into the work. Each morning he will start with a demo and then students will paint while he goes from easel to easel, working with each person individually. He will try to analyze what each student needs to learn and identify the gaps in their knowledge while giving clear suggestions. He will also emphasize the difference between color and value and will have a lot of solid info to share. This class is suitable for beginner students as well as artists who are trying to cross the line into professionalism. Student will also be introduced to several painting exercises that will help build skills in landscape painting. In the evening after dinner on Sat & Sun night, Stapleton will present a slide show on the history of landscape panting and the design ideas in selected artist’s work. The camaraderie is an important part of Stapleton’s workshop and he hopes to teach as much as possible in this intense three day class.
Sat., July 27 – Mon., July, 29, (three full days) 9am-5pm, (optional slide show Sat & Sun evening from
7-8:30pm at Jackson Art) $400
To find out more visit Stapleton’s blog at [email protected]
Still Life Drawing with Ian Torney
Anyone can draw! Drawing is elemental. If you are a beginner and want to begin to learn how, or an already accomplished artist seeking to refine your skills and learn new methods and perspectives, this workshop is for you. We will begin with introductory warm-up exercises in true seeing, exploring contour line, then apply those skills to drawing with value and tone, to develop visual literacy through observational drawing methods. Workshop participants will complete a finished still-life drawing by the end of the session; see former-student examples. Participants are encouraged to develop their drawing skills in conjunction with the other two summer drawing sessions offered – INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING o and PORTRAIT DRAWING.Open to high school or college age students and adults of any artistic ability. Saturday August 10, 10am to 1pm, $55, all materials included
(NEW) Introduction to Mosaics with Lori Stearns
Learn the ancient art of mosaics! In this class students will learn the proper use of matterials and tools used to creat a mosaic. Images will be provided or you can choose your own. Students will create a small mosaic image on tile using various colored tile bits and create their own unique piece of art. A grouting kit will be provided to take home to complete your project. (demo given at the class) Class size is limited to 10 people. Advanced registration required. This class is open to teens and adults. Saturday, Aug 3, 10am-1pm, $55 (materials are included)
Saturday, Aug 31, 10am-1pm, $55 (materials are included)
(NEW) Open Studio Mosaics with Lori Stearns
For those familiar with mosaic art and want a place for extra knowledge, feedback, studio space and techniques for individual projects, you can take advantage of open studio time. Material fee to be paid to instructor as needed. Advanced sign up required. This class is open to teens and adults.
Saturday, Aug. 3, 1-5pm $35
Saturday, Aug. 31, 1-5pm $35
2019 FALL Monhegan Retreat: Painting/Sketching, Yoga, Hiking & Museum Tour (2 nights) Join Melanie Levitt for a unique experience combining outdoor painting/sketching, (total beginner & intermediate levels) yoga, light hiking and touring the Monhegan museum and galleries. This retreat will take place in one of the most beautiful places in the world! We will spend two nights at the Trailing Yew. (Hearty breakfast included) Cost includes painting instruction, two nights accommodation, private group yoga, admission to the Monhegan Museum, wine/cheese welcome and light hiking and tour around the island. Melanie will be demonstrating in oils but you can work in medium of your choice. Friday, Sept 13 -Sunday Sept 15 ,$545 includes accommodations with breakfast, art class, yoga, hiking tour, admission to Mohegan Museum & wine/cheese welcome
Melanie Barash Levitt has been exploring and painting on Monegan Island for the last fteen years. Monhegan is a small, rocky island ten miles from the nearest mainland and scarcely a square mile in
area. It is accessible only by boat and there are no cars or paved roads on the Island. Artists have been drawn to the rugged beauty of Monhegan for over 150 years. The peaceful nature of the island com- bined with the picturesque landscape make Monhegan an ideal location to immerse yourself in art and relaxation. A packing list will be sent to registered students. (in case of inclement weather, we will paint from the Trailing Yew)
(NEW!) Fall 2019 Plein Air Workshop: Palette Knife Technique with award winning artist, Cynthia Rosen
This two day Fall plein air workshop will take place in the beauty of the White Mountains of NHand will be led by award winning artist, Cynthia Rosen.The richness of the landscape will match that of our color and image exploration.Each day will begin with a painting demo focusing on intent,composition, use of color and technique. Cynthia will demonstrate her unique palette knife technique using a limited color palette. The class will be kept small to allow for individual attention. We will meet at Jackson Art and then travel to painting locations in Jackson, NH. Participants are responsible for bringing their own painting supplies. Oils or acrylics are suitable for this workshop but the instructor will be demonstrating in oils.
Sat. & Sun, Sept 21 & 22, 9am-4pm $295
Flowers and Windows w/ Amy Brnger
Combining windows, landscapes, and flowers is exciting in this one day workshop! Learn about value contrast, composition, and decision making
about what to emphasize or edit, all while painting beautiful fall flowers,
using broad and breezy brush strokes. After a morning demo and color
mixing discussion, participants will paint for the rest of the day.Participants can expect to complete a painting, or perhaps even two. Acrylics or oils can
be used but instructor will be using oils. A supply list will be available t to registered students.
Sat., Oct 5, 9am-4pm, $165 per/person
Alla Prima Painting with David Lussier
Learn to control the myriad of colors your eyes see when face to face with the autumn landscape in this three day workshop. The White Mountains offer up some of the most breathtaking landscapes in New England. David will begin each day with a demonstration and discussion of his working methods. In an orderly step by step process, he will show you how to simplify shapes, color and value to achieve a successful painting. He will share his knowledge of how the bright autumn colors of red, yellow and orange recede into the distance. This is important in being able to give your painting the sense that it is infused with light and atmosphere.
Fri, Sat, & Sun, Oct 18-20, 9am-4pm, $400
Introduction to Abstract Painting:
Brushwork & Color w/ Rebecca Klementovich
Learn how to create a successful abstract painting in acrylics by exploring your emotional inner landscape! In this one day class, students will experiment with innovative mark-making techniques, larger brushes, and explore color theory. Focus of class will be on composition, choosing successful color combinations, and achieving a desired overall effect. We will also view work by other contemporary artists & explore color field paintings and collage techniques.
Saturday, Nov 9, 10am-5pm, $145
(NEW!) April 2019: Key Elements of Plein Air Painting with nationally recognized artist, George Van Hook(oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic).
Join George Van Hook for this two day plein air workshop in the White Mountains. George stresses alla prima painting using a loose and fast approach to capturing the landscape in the first try. He is brilliant at maintaining luscious, shimmering, thick qualities of oil colors that accurately describe the figures, barns, clouds, and vegetation in his painting. We will begin each day with a demo by the artist.At that time, George will discuss composition, laying out the pallet, proper use of materials and all other aspects of plein air painting.We will then break up into groups and paint individually.George will provide individual instruction helping solve the issues for each artist.After lunch, Georgewill do another quick demo to refresh the ideas presented at the start.Painters will start a second painting for the afternoon with additional individual instruction.Participants will be meet at Jackson Art and then travel to painting locations nearby. Please bring your own plein air equipment and media. (oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic).
Sat & Sun., April 27 & 28, 9am-4pm, $285 (meet at Jackson Art)
View George’s website at www. georgevanhookfineartist.com
(NEW!) May 2019: Flower Painting Saturday with Amy Brnger
Would you like to spend the day exploring flower painting using large brushes and loose brush strokes? Participants will explore color mixing and see a painting demonstration in the morning.After a quick break for lunch, the afternoon will be spent painting bouquets of flowers.Expect to complete one to two paintings to take home. This is a great workshop for all levels & abilities. Saturday, May 18, 9am-4pm, $165
View Amy’s website at www.amybrnger.com
Weekend Watercolor Workshop: Paint Until the Magic Happens
with Byron Carr
In this two day watercolor workshop, participants will learn unique watercolor techniques with watercolor artist, Byron Carr. Each day will start off with an informative instructor demonstration. Students will learn to build up a painting while having fun. We will slop, splash, scrub and splatter to create interesting textural effects in watercolor. Bring your own photos or the instructor will provide some and will help you get started with design and compostion. Lots of time to paint and experiment. To make sure you are successful, Bryon will include the “Right Stuff Kit” that supplies you with paint, big brushes, 2 large sheets of paper and all you will need to have fun and do lots of painting. This is included in the class. You can also bring some of your own supplies. This class is open to all levels & abilities. Saturday & Sunday, Jan 12 & 13, 9am-4pm $245 (includes use of supplies)
(NEW!) January 2019: Light & Shadow: Winter Landscape Painting for Beginners with Melanie Barash Levitt
In this 3 week painting workshop, beginner students will learn how to sketch and paint a winter landscape scene in either oils or acrylic with an emphasis on creating light and shadow with an impressionistic approach. Photos will be provided as a reference or students can bring their own. The instructor will lead the class with demonstrations, from initial sketch to finished painting. Instruction will be given in composition, sketching, value, color mixing, brushwork and use of materials. This class is suitable for the beginner student who wants to further their skills. Oils or acrylics are suitable for the class but the instructor will be demonstrating in oils. (Jackson Art can provide you with use of art materials including for a fee of $75 for the three sessions: includes use of oil paints, brushes, palette, rags, gamasol, canvas, & drawing supplies) Class size is limited to allow for individual attention. This class is open to adults & high school students.
Mondays, Jan. 21-Feb 11 (no class on Feb 4), 6-8:30pm $165 (3 sessions)
The Color of Snow: Weekend Painting workshop with David Lussier
Learn to paint the beauty of a winter landscape in the comfort of a warm studio in the heart of the White Mountains! Learn the general guidelines for painting snow scenes that include choosing the right palette for the task, understanding how to capture the high key effect of bright sunlight and how reflected light gets bounced around a snow covered landscape. David will begin each day with a one hour demonstration and discussion of his working methods in an orderly step by step process of simplifying shapes, color and value to achieve a successful painting infused with color and light. Students will work from their own photos or choose a photo from our vast library of 8×10 winter landscape references. David will offer individual help to each student towards a successful painting each day. Class size is limited to 10.
Saturday & Sunday, March 2 & 3, 10am-4pm, $275
See David website at www.davidlussiergallery.com
Learn the ancient art of mosaics. In this full day class, you will create a beautiful large wooden mosaic plaque of an initial letter of your choice in your own unique design. This is a structured, hands-on class! Instruction will cover design techniques, adamant, opus, color, materials, history of mosaics, adhesives, mosaic bases, tools, and cutting techniques. All supplies included. This class is great for beginners and experienced students who would like a more in depth exploration of this fine art! Class size will be small to allow for individual attention. Please pack a lunch or one can be ordered. Although supplies are included, you can bring optional small bits to personalize your project. (ie: stones, shells, broken pottery, sea glass, buttons, etc) Saturday, Feb 16 $135 10am-3pm
(NEW!) March 2019: Japanese Color Woodblock Printing with Matt Brown
This exciting two day workshop is organized to offer a comprehensive introduction to the wonderful range of tools, techniques, and materials involved in the traditional Japanese hanga method. Hanga is color woodblock printing using water with multiple carved wood blocks, pigments, rice paste and a hand-held baren instead of a press. Everyone engages with aspects of design, carving, and printing. There is an emphasis on sharing tricks and techniques that may be adapted to other art-making. All tools and materials provided; all experience levels welcome. A $65 materials fee paid to instructor at the class. Sat. & Sun., March 30 & 31, 9am-5pm $300
View Matt’s website at www.ooloopress.com
Located in the White Mountains of Jackson, New Hampshire!
Our instructors are all professional artists and we each
We teach you technique, color mixing and
` Because of all this, we received the new 2018 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence!
Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist!