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Classes for Kids/Teens

“I love going to Jackson Art because there are always so many different things to do. Some are easy. Some are harder. And I meet lots of different friends there.” -Molly
“Jackson Art has created a wonderful environment for my son who has a passion and desire to learn and create all forms of art. The classes provides diversity and basic to advanced instruction – never loosing site of the fact that these are children and a gentle and thoughtful approach is needed . We are grateful for this very important outlet.” -Carla Schneider

(5 evenings) TEEN SUMMER STUDIO ARTSteen photo
With Melanie Levitt

This evening program for teens will run for five nights in a row and will expose students to a variety of art forms including drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media and mosaics. Day one will focus on still life drawing. Students can work in pencil, charcoal or pen and ink. Lessons in materials, composition, and line quality will be covered. Day two will focus on acrylic painting. Each student will work on their own unique birch tree painting. Color mixing, composition, and use of materials will be covered. Day three will focus on printmaking. Students will learn how to use the  printing press and the learn the process of creating a watercolor monotype. Day four we will focus on mixed media. Students will create a unique piece of art using recycled materials and metallic paint. The last day will focus on mosaics. Students will create their own mosaic project using broken tile, glass beads, stones, shells and other materials. All the supplies are included, but students should bring a notebook or sketchbook. No prior art experience is required and all levels are welcome. Class will be limited to 10 students to allow for individual attention. A limited amount of scholarships are available for those in need.
July 10-14, Ages 13-19 $325 includes supplies
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(5-day) ART CAMP FOR KIDS I, July 17-21photo-14
With Melanie Levitt & Assistant

This camp is for the kid who loves art and wants to create for 5 days! (full day and half day options available) Students will work on numerous projects each day and be exposed to a variety of materials and techniques. Space is limited and only high quality art materials are used. Some projects include: Van Gogh Starry Night Paintings, Recycled Robots, Sea Life Wire Sculptures, Mosaic Bird Houses, Japanese Brushstroke Painting, Jackson Pollock Splatter Painted T-shirts, Mixed Media Metallic Art,  Zentangle Doodle Art, Funky Self Portraits, Monster Rock Pets, Outdoor Nature Drawing, Games. Art History & More! Please pack snack, lunch & white t-shirt. At the end of the camp, the kids will put on their own art show. (full day students only)  SPACE LIMITED TO ALLOW FOR PERSONAL ATTENTION! Students will be exposed to many art mediums and projects and  will leave with more artwork in one week than they do an entire year at school! Space is limited and this camp fills up quick. A limited amount of scholarships are available for those in need.
July 17-21    Ages 6-13 yrs
Full days: $375  9am-3pm,
Half Days: $235 9am-12pm

 


photo-13(4-day) ART CAMP FOR KIDS II, July 31-Aug 3
With Melanie Levitt & Assistant

This camp is for the kid who loves art and wants to create for four full days! Students will work on numerous projects each day and be exposed to a variety of materials and techniques. Space is limited and only high quality art materials are used. Some projects include: Monet Bridge Paintings, Foliage Monoprints, Logo Design, Paper Mache Puppets, Mixed Media Metallic Art, Birch tree watercolors, glass painted fishbowls, Jackson Pollock Splatter Painted T-shirts, Outdoor Nature Drawing, Games. Art History & More! Please pack snack, lunch & white t-shirt.   SPACE LIMITED TO ALLOW FOR PERSONAL ATTENTION! Students will be exposed to many art mediums and projects and  will leave with more artwork in one week than they do an entire year at school! Space is limited and this camp fills up quick. A limited amount of scholarships are available for those in need.
July 31-Aug 3   $295  9am-3pm, 6-13 yrs
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fairy houses(NEW!) (3-day) Gnome/Fairy Camp, August 23-25
With Lori Stearns & Melanie Levitt

This three day camp is for the kid who loves fairies & gnomes and wants to create a unique piece of art. Each student will make their own unique fairy/gnome house and garden using a variety of natural materials. The house will be done in a mosaic process from stones and ceramics. Windows and doors will be made out of clay and roofs created with shells and stones. The house will be surrounded by moss and other grasses. Students will also create unique miniature furniture and accessories out of natural materials. They can create walkways, stone walls, ladders, swings and mini gardens. They will also make a gnome or fairy to live in this magical garden! Each one will be unique. The house & garden will be the main project but we will also be doing other fun projects with a fairy/gnome theme-three days of fun! All materials included but kids are welcome to bring any special stones, shells, or other small hard bits.
August 23-25   $235  9am-3pm, 7-13 yrs
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color wheel. jpgColor Mixing with Melanie Levitt

Have you ever wanted to be more successful in mixing colors? In this one day workshop, Melanie will lead you through a series of exercises in color mixing and your knowledge of color will grow dramatically in one day. We will discuss color balance, intensity, warm & cool, and complementary colors to help you create more successful paintings. Melanie will share some of her secret color combinations she uses in her own work. We will discuss color relationships and how a color can look different depending on what it’s next to. This class is suitable for the total beginner student who wants to learn more or for the advanced student who wants to expand their knowledge of color mixing to improve their paintings. All supplies are included in this workshop and you will leave with “cheat sheets” to use as a reference for future classes. This adult class is also open to teens ages 16 and up.
Sunday, May 21,  10am-4pm,  $135 includes supplies

 

plein air photo(NEW) Beginner Outdoor Painting with Melanie Levitt

In this two day outdoor painting workshop, students will enjoy the process of setting up an easel outdoors and painting the beautiful White Mtn. landscape “en plein air.” Through demonstration and individual attention in oils, students will learn how to distill the important information from their observation and translate it onto the canvas. Melanie will address the importance of sketching, how to create depth in a painting, composition, color mixing formulas, light effects, and other tips for painting outdoors.  All this will be taught in an understandable step by step process which will lead students to improve their ability to see the landscape and create a finished painting in a short time. This class is suitable for the total beginner or the intermediate student who wants to learn how to paint outdoors. Students will complete at least one painting a day. No need to invest in expensive equipment! We will provided all the supplies you need to paint for the day.(ie-use of plein air easel, paints, brushes, canvas, palette, turpentine, etc.   (if weather is not suitable for outdoor painting, we will paint from photographs in the studio) This class is limited to 6 students to allow for lots of individual attention. We will meet at Jackson Art Studio and then travel to location. All students will need to bring a small sketchbook. Locations TBD.

Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4,  $ $295  includes supplies, (or bring your own supplies, $225) 9am-4:30pm
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Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27,  $ $295  includes supplies, (or bring your own supplies, $225) 9am-4:30pm

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xxxmat(NEW) Weekend with Mattisse: Acrylic Painting Workshop
with Rebecca Klementovich
In this 2 day weekend workshop, students will explore how Matisse simplified his sketching and painting to create dyamic artwork. We will be drawing from a still life which we will simplify and transfer to a canvas in a similar style as Matisse. There will be alot of emphasis on the line and composition. We will also spend time working on textile patterns due to the influence of textiles as backdrops in Matisse’s work. Some drawing ability is helpful. Please pack a lunch or pick one up during the lunch break. Students are required to bring their own acrylic painting supplies.
July 1 & 2, 9:30am-3:30pm  $225

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Traditional (Oil) Portrait Painting Workshop with Ian Torney Vermeer - Girl With a Pearl Earring
(Friday night demo.. all day Saturday & Sunday)

In this weekend workshop, students will learn traditional portrait painting techniques in oils utilizing a classicist palette.  Without modernist colors the classicist painters of the Renaissance relied on tone over hue and chiaroscuro technique to create the illusion of three-dimensional form.  We will work initially in value to create a grisaille composition of a traditional three-quarter self-portrait view, and then expand our limited palette utilizing traditional hues to create a finished self-portrait painting.  Classicist portrait examples such as Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” Vermeer’s “Girl With A Pearl Earring” or Rembrandt’s self-portraits will be discussed.  Participants will complete a self-portrait painting in this workshop.  Not recommended for beginners – participants should possess at least modest drawing abilities and some experience with painting. Friday night will be a painting demo and class will continue all day Saturday and Sunday. Students can pack lunch or can pick one up on the lunch break. Students are required to bring their own oil painting supplies.
Fri., July 28, 6-8pm, $285
Sat & Sun, July 29 & 30, 9am-4pm (one hr lunch break)

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Private & semi-private sessions are also available. (please inquire)

 

KIDS! Fun for the Absolute Beginner ages 7 and up!

Spend an evening of FUN doing something CREATIVE! OR, come during the day, a great activity or KIDS or the WHOLE FAMILY!

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• Each date is structured around a specific painting.
• Our instructor will guide you through step by step.
No painting experience required
• It’s easy, stress free, & affordable! $35 for daytime classes for kids 7-12 yrs!
(Kids 7 and up can attend evening classes with a registered adult)

Coffee, tea, hot chocolate & bottled water available at studio

Register through on our CALENDAR!

 

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NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist!

Spend an evening of FUN as you twist open your favorite
Bottle of Wine (BYOB) and Uncork your CREATIVITY!

OR, come during the day, a great activity or KIDS or the WHOLE FAMILY

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Here’s how it works….
• Each date is structured around a specific image.
• Our instructor will guide you through step by step.
•No painting experience required
• It’s easy, stress free, & affordable! $45
(for regular classes. Specialty classes extra)
• Daytime classes- kids 7-12 yrs are $35!
(everything included except the wine/beer)
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate & bottled water available at studio for $1

Register through on our CALENDAR!

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE-$45
Makes a great gift with a bottle of wine!
SIP AND PAINT GIFT CERTIFICATE

May/June SIP & PAINT SCHEDULE:

Paint 2 Cherry Blossom Glasses

Paint 2 Cherry Blossom Glasses
Thursday, June 1, 6pm
(includes wine & cheese/crackers)
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Mosaic Craft Day-
choose from a flowerpot, picture frame or garden ball
Saturday, June 10,  1pm
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Spring WalkSpring Walk
Saturday, June 17,  6pm
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Deer(NEW!) Mini Deer Painting, 5″x7″
Part of our Wildlife Series
Tuesday, June 20, 6pm
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Gerber Daisy

Gerber Daisy
Saturday, June 24,  6pm
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Sunflower GlassesPaint 2 Sunflower Glasses
Monday, June 26, 6pm
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Beneath the TideBeneath the Tide
Friday, June 30
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 BOOK A PRIVATE  PARTY!
•8 person minimum during the week…
• 12 person minimum on weekends
•Pick any Painting!

Bring your own wine/beer & snacks!
We provide everything else you need.

Check our archive of Paintings & Wine Glasses…

$45 PER/ PERSON INCLUDES SUPPLIES

• Holiday Parties
•Birthday Parties (Adults/Kids)
• Corporate Bonding Events
• Family Reunions,
• Girls Night Out
• Date Night Party
• Baby/Wedding shower, and More!

We also travel on location… (extra travel fee of $10 per/person)

Call (603) 387-3463 for more information and to book your date

Past classes for Kids….

SUMMER 2016 ART CAMPS & CLASSES!

photo-11(5-day) JULY ART CAMP FOR KIDS
With Melanie Levitt & Assistant

This camp is for the kid who loves art and wants to create for 5 days! Students will work on numerous projects each day and be exposed to a variety of materials and techniques. Space is limited and only high quality art materials are used. Some projects include: Pet/Animal Acrylic Paintings, Zentangle Doodle Art, Clay Fish, Mosaic Creations, Miro Inspired Watercolors, Japanese Sumi-e /Origami, Squirt Gun Art, Mixed Media Metallic Art,  Outdoor Nature Drawing, Games. Art History & More! Please pack snack, lunch & white t-shirt.   SPACE LIMITED TO ALLOW FOR PERSONAL ATTENTION! Students will be exposed to many art mediums and projects and  will leave with more artwork in one week than they do an entire year at school!
July 18-22    Ages 6-13 yrs
Full days: $365  9am-3pm,
Half Days: $195 9am-12pm
Single Day of Art Camp- $85
(please note: some projects extend over two days. Please call to inquire, 603-387-3463)

(4-day) AUGUST ART CAMP FOR KIDSphoto-14
With Melanie Levitt & Assistant

This camp is for the kid who loves art and wants to create for four days! Students will work on numerous projects each day and be exposed to a variety of materials and techniques. Space is limited and only high quality art materials are used. Some projects include: Pop Art Paintings, Paper Mache Creatures, Clay Owls, Mosaics, O’Keefe Inspired Watercolors, Logo Design, Jackson Pollock Art, Foliage Prints,  Outdoor Nature Drawing, Games. Art History & More! Please pack snack, lunch & white t-shirt.   SPACE LIMITED TO ALLOW FOR PERSONAL ATTENTION! Students will be exposed to many art mediums and projects and  will leave with more artwork in one week than they do an entire year at school!
August 8-11    $295  9am-3pm, 6-13 yrs

(Some art scholarships available based on need-please inquire)

If you know in advance that your child will be gone for a day, we can try and work with you on pro-rating the class prior to sign up if space allows.

SUMMER TEEN DRAWING/PAINTING STUDIOteen photo
(3 sessions) with Melanie Levitt

In this intensive class, students will each work on their own individual painting or drawing project. Painting can be done in either oil or acrylics.They will choose from landscape or still life.  (students can bring a landscape photo or use one provided) Lessons will be given in sketching, creating a successful composition, color & value. Class size limited to allow for lots of individual attention. This class is open to all levels & abilities.  Students are responsible for the bulk of their own supplies. Supply list will be sent to registered students. For a $45 fee, Jackson Art can provide oil painting supplies for the class.

Wed, Thurs., & Fri, July 12-14,  (3 sessions) 6-9pm  $165
(Open to teens ages 13 -19 yrs)

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(NEW!) KIDS! Paint Big: Flowers
(after School Class) with Joelle Goff

In this three week after school class, Joelle will guide students through the process of creating a large 16×20” flower painting using acrylics. Students will  learn to sketch their flowers in proper proportion to create a dynamic composition. Instruction will be given in color mixing, blending paint and how to build up a painting in layers from light to dark. The small class size will allow students to receive one on one attention. Students from Jackson & Bartlett schools can take the bus right to the studio but need to arrange with school in advance. This class is open to all levels. Please pack a drink & a snack. We have smocks, but please wear clothes you wouldn’t mind getting paint on.
Tuesdays, March 7, 14, & 21  3:45-5:15 pm $105 (all painting supplies included) Ages 7-13 yrs.
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ADULT CLASSES  ARE OPEN TO TEENS AGES 16 AND UP….

stowedecafternoon300(NEW!) Introduction to Japanese Color Woodblock Printing with Matt Brown

This exciting three day workshop offers an introduction to process of Japanese woodblock printing. The Japanese developed this tradition using water as a medium, brushes to apply colors to the blocks, and a hand-held baren instead of a press to transfer colors from the carved blocks to the papers. This workshop is organized to offer a comprehensive introduction to the wonderful range of tools, technique, and materials involved in this process. Everyone completes a multi-color print and engages with aspects of design, carving, and printing. There is an emphasis ottn sharing tricks and techniques that may be adapted to other art-making (watercolor painting, western style printmaking). All experience levels are welcome. A $75 supply fee will be payable to the instructor at the first class and will include all the tools and materials needed for this workshop.
March 30 – April 2  (3 day workshop) $355  Times will vary slightly each day.
Friday: 10am-5pm, Sat: 9am-5pm and Sunday  9am-4pm
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Mosaic creatureKIDS Mosaic Creature Plaque (1 full day)

With Lori Stearns

Create your own mosaic  design on a wooden plaque using broken tiles, glass beads and other small bits. Create a dragonfly, butterfly, ladybug or any design you want!  Older kids will learn how to use tile cutters to piece together their design. Younger students will use pre-broken pieces. Optional: bring some of your own small bits to personalize your  plaque.

Thurs, Aug 18   10am-3 pm $85 includes supplies, Kids 8 and up


Drawing/Painting: The Fall Landscape for Kids
(4 weeks) With Melanie Levitt
In this four week after school class, students will work on a series of drawing and painting projects with a Fall theme. This class will help students improve their skills in a relaxing and nurturing environment. Students will work at their own level and class size will be limited to allow for individual attention. Lessons for drawing include color mixing, shading, line, form and proportion. Work will be done in pencil and acrylics. Students should pack a snack and drink.
Mondays, Oct 19-Nov 9 3:45pm -5:15pm
$95 includes painting supplies Ages 7-13 yrs.
(a small number of art scholarships are available for those in need)

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(NEW) After School ARTS & CRAFTS For Kids
( 6 weeks) With Melanie Levitt
In this 6 week after school class, students will have fun doing many different projects in various mediums. Each week will be a new project! Some projects include Clay Creations, Recycled Robots, Japanese Brushstroke Painting, Mixed Media Metallic Art, Zentangle Doodle Art, Bottlecap Magnets, Splatter Painting and more! A nice way to relax and have fun being creative after school. Students should pack a snack and drink. All supplies included and smocks provided.
Wednesdays, Oct 7-Nov 11 3:45-5:15pm $145 includes supplies Ages 6-13 yrs
(Jackson & Bartlett Students can take the bus right to
Jackson Art but need to arrange with the school)
(a small number of art scholarships are available for those in need)

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(NEW!) Teen/Drawing Painting Studio

(3 sessions) with Melanie Levitt

In this intensive 3 session class, students will each work on their own individual painting or drawing project in either pencil/charcoal or oils/acrylics. They will choose from landscape or still life. Lessons will be given in sketching, creating a successful composition, color & value. Small class size allows for each student to receive lots of individual attention in a relaxed and nurturing environment. This class is open to all levels and abilities. Students are responsible for the bulk of their own supplies and should bring a sketch book. Supply list will be sent to registered students. For a fee of $45, Jackson Art can provide oil painting supplies for the three weeks including use of high quality oil paints, brushes, canvas, palette, etc.
Thursdays, Oct 29-Nov 12 (3 session)
5:30-7:30 pm $95 Ages 13-19 yrs
(Please note: Some scholarships available for those in need. )