Paint TWO Winter Cardinal Glasses, Jan 18

With Melanie Barash Levitt
Class will start PROMPTLY at 6pm.  PLEASE ARRIVE  15-20 min. prior to class starting. Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist! Spend an evening of creativity as painting two Winter Cardinal themed glasses! Feel free to bring your own wine (21 and older) to sip while you paint! Kids 7 and up can attend with a registered adult. We use special paint that will adhere to glass and won't come off. Our instructor will guide you step by step- easy, stress free, & affordable! $45 all supplies included. We will provide you with a smock, but please wear clothes you wouldn't mind getting paint on!

Cancellation Policy. We ask that you to give us one week notice if you need to cancel. You will receive a full refund minus $5 cancellation fee.  Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space.We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for ‘no shows’.

Price: $45.00

Date: January 18, 2019

Available Spaces: 17

(Vacation Week!) Mt Washington with Snow, Daytime class for all ages, April 26

With Melanie Levitt

*This painting requires a tracing and advanced sign up and payment is required!  Refreshments included.

Class will start PROMPTLY at 1pm.  PLEASE ARRIVE  15-20 min. prior to class starting. No experience required. Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist!  Spend an afternoon of creativity as you paint along with the instructor step by step.  We will provide a tracing of Mt Washington. Easy, stress free, & affordable for all ages! $55 Adults (13 yrs and up) Kids 7-13 yrs, $45  all supplies included. We will provide you with a smock, but please wear clothes you wouldn't mind getting paint on! Light refreshments included. (kids under 13 yrs will need to attend with an adult)

Cancellation Policy. We ask that you to give us one week notice if you need to cancel. You will receive a full refund minus $5 cancellation fee.  Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space.We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for ‘no shows’.

Price: $45.00

Date: April 26, 2019

Available Spaces: 17

Key Elements of Plein Air Painting with George Van Hook (oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic) April 27 & 28 

Key Elements of Plein Air Painting with nationally recognized artist, George Van Hook 
(choose 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, George  will 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). Deadline for Sign up, April 20.

Sat & Sun., April 27 & 28, 9am-4pm, $285 (meet at Jackson Art)

To view George’s work, visit his website at www. georgevanhookfineartist.com

George Van Hook is an American painter best known for his impressionistic plein-air landscapes. Drawing inspiration from earlier artists such as William Merritt Chase and Thomas Eakins, Van Hook’s works are both vigorously painted and balanced in color. “The experience of seeing is the most important part of the process,” he explained. “My aim is to translate that experience onto the canvas. My eyes are so much better at that than the lens of the camera.” Born in 1954 in Abington, PA, he started painting from an early age in the rural landscapes of Bucks County. Van Hook studied at Oberlin College, and later received his BA from Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA, in 1977. While in California, Van Hook was drawn to the works of the late 19th and early 20th-century California Impressionists. His interests led him to Europe where he studied painting in Italy and France, absorbing the works of the Old Masters on his visits to the Louvre Museum. Van Hook’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, including at the Grants Pass Museum of Art in Oregon and The American Museum of Fly Fishing in Vermont. He currently lives and works in Cambridge, NY.

Workshop Materials List:

Materials: I always tell my students to bring everything and anything that they are comfortable with using. This is their workshop, and I will accommodate myself to their needs. HOWEVER, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES! 

Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor Paints. Suggest large tubes of professional quality paint:

Ultramarine Blue

Cobalt Blue

Alizarin Crimson

Cadmium Red LIGHT

Cadmium Orange

Viridian

Cadmium Yellow MEDIUM

Cadmium Yellos LIGHT

Titanium White

   

Brushes: 

A wide selection of bristle flats. # 2,4,6,8,10 should be sufficient. 

For watercolor, a wide selection of sable brushes, both flat and round.

Surfaces:

a large selection of panels in smaller sizes, to allow you to work quickly. 8-10”,9-12”, 11-14”. 

Several of each size, if you can get them. Watercolor: several sheets or blocks of 140lb cold pressed paper, of a good quality. 

Paint medium:

thinner, lots of rags, etc. please bring what you normally use, and we’ll go from there. 

 General itinerary: We will be working outdoors every day, but if the weather is bad, we can work from a model or still life indoors. Or find a location inside looking out.

Cancellation Policy: We ask that you to give us 10 days notice if you need to cancel for a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space. We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for missed classes or no shows.  

Price: $285.00

Date: April 27, 2019

Available Spaces: 2

Sunflower, May 3

With Lori Stearns

Class will start PROMPTLY at 6pm.  PLEASE ARRIVE  15-20 min. prior to class starting. Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist!  Spend an evening of creativity as you twist  open your favorite bottle of wine (BYOB for those 21 and over) and uncork your creativity.  Our instructor will guide you step by step- easy, stress free, & affordable! $45 all supplies included. We will provide you with a smock, but please wear clothes you wouldn't mind getting paint on!

Cancellation Policy. We ask that you to give us one week notice if you need to cancel. You will receive a full refund minus $5 cancellation fee.  Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space.We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for ‘no shows’.

Price: $45.00

Date: May 3, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

(Pre-Mother's Day!) Paint TWO Sunflower Glasses, May 7

With Melanie Levitt

Class will start PROMPTLY at 6pm.  PLEASE ARRIVE  15-20 min. prior to class starting. Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist!  Spend an evening of creativity as you twist  open your favorite bottle of wine (BYOB for those 21 and over) and uncork your creativity.  Our instructor will guide you step by step- easy, stress free, & affordable! $45 all supplies included. (this class requires a tracing) We will provide you with a smock, but please wear clothes you wouldn't mind getting paint on!

Cancellation Policy. We ask that you to give us one week notice if you need to cancel. You will receive a full refund minus $5 cancellation fee.  Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space.We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for ‘no shows’.

Price: $45.00

Date: May 7, 2019

Available Spaces: 12

Davis Private Party, May 17, 6pm

THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT FOR THE Davis Private Party

with Melanie Levitt

Private party will start PROMPTLY at 6pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early to get ready and we will start painting right at 6pm. Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist! Spend an evening of creativity as our instructor guides you step by step- easy, stress free, & affordable! $45  all supplies included. We will provide you with a smock, but please wear clothes you wouldn't mind getting paint on! Feel free to bring wine, beer or non alcoholic drinks to sip while you paint. (for those 21+) There is an 11 person minimum for this private party since it is a weekend night. (max of 18 people)

Cancellation Policy. Private parties are non refundable. If you need to cancel due to illness or bad weather, please do so at least 5 days prior to party and we can pick another date. Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. We are sorry, but we cannot give issue credits for ‘no shows’. This private party require a minimum of 11 people, so payment will be do for this amount even if your group is smaller.

Price: $45.00

Date: May 17, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

Flower Painting Saturday (One Full Day) with Amy Brnger, May 18

Flower Painting Saturday (One Full Day) 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. Deadline for Sign up, May 11.

Saturday, May 18, 9am-4pm, $165 

Amy Brnger Art & Paperworks | Portsmouth, NH:  I have painted still life, flowers, and landscape for as long as I have been an artist.  The three genres have always interested me, mainly because I use nature as a vehicle, or an excuse, to paint, and I enjoy painting places and things in which I am familiar or curious. With my interiors, still life and landscape are often paired together, as both influence one another equally, in my mind.  These subjects are strongly related, since the kinds of still life objects I often choose to paint are themselves directly derived from the landscape: flowers; leaves; fruits and vegetables; bird’s nests, etc. I also enjoy painting flowers and food on their own.  All images are painted rapidly, in an effort to capture the changing nature of organic forms. www.amybrnger.com

SUPPLY LIST:

BRUSHES

Bring a variety of flats and filberts, your choice. Please have some that are ¼”-1” wide.

Two 1” brushes.  I use Purdy brushes, but you can choose your own.  Flats are great.

Suggested Oil Paint Color List.  (I use Gamblin paints) You may choose your own brand, just don’t buy hues. 
They don’t work well.

Mars Black

Titanium White

Cadmium Yellow Medium

Cad Red Light

Alizarin Crimson

Ultramarine Blue

Pthalo Blue

Burnt Umber

PANELS OR CANVAS

Two pre-gessoed canvas boards or pre-gessoed panels (1/4” or thicker-size between 11 x 14 to 12 x 16).  You can also get them at Michael’s. 

EASEL

Portable Standing Easel.  I like French easels as I can set my paints in it and my paint jars and brushes in the front. (some easels available for use at Jackson Art)

SOLVENT 

Gamsol Odorless mineral solvent. (no other brands allowed in studio)  

MEDIUM

Refined linseed oil (Gamblin makes this).  We will make medium during workshop.

WOODEN PALETTE

LARGE Paint Palette. I recommend a large 12 x 16 or 16 x 20. Buy the rectangular version. We have some extra ones that you can buy or use, but please let me us know in advance.  

OTHER THINGS

Paper towels or shop towels—one big roll. 

(2) 8 oz glass containers with wide lid (or you may have your own containers for solvent and
medium already). For your solvent and medium. Old salsa, peanut butter, relish jars are great.  

Metal Palette knife for mixing paint. You want one with a metal end that is around 3” long –not a tiny or oddly shaped knife. 

Gloves—I buy latex free gloves at Rite Aid or CVS.  I highly recommend using gloves.

An old shirt or apron to protect your clothing. 

Newspapers or cloth for the back of your car.

Lunch and drinks. Lunch can be ordered out or you can pack one. Coffee & tea for sale at studio for $1.

Cancellation Policy: We ask that you to give us 10 days notice if you need to cancel for a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space. We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for missed classes or no shows.  

Price: $165.00

Date: May 18, 2019

Available Spaces: 2

Cherry Blossoms, May 23

With Lori Stearns

Class will start PROMPTLY at 6pm.  PLEASE ARRIVE  15-20 min. prior to class starting. Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist!  Spend an evening of creativity as you twist  open your favorite bottle of wine (BYOB for those 21 and over) and uncork your creativity.  Our instructor will guide you step by step- easy, stress free, & affordable! $45 all supplies included. We will provide you with a smock, but please wear clothes you wouldn't mind getting paint on!

Cancellation Policy. We ask that you to give us one week notice if you need to cancel. You will receive a full refund minus $5 cancellation fee.  Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space.We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for ‘no shows’.

Price: $45.00

Date: May 23, 2019

Available Spaces: 16

GLASS SHOW with Nathan Macomber

GLASS SHOW & SALE: April 6, 10am-5pm, meet Nathan Macomber
See the new colorful hand blown glass work of meet the artisan! Light refreshments served. 

Nathan Macomber first blew glass at Mass College of Art in 1995. His education in glass continues and includes classes at the Corning Museum of Glass, The Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and a self designed B.A. in glass from Prescott College which he received in 1999. Nathan has not only taken numerous classes and workshops, he has also taught dozens of individuals in private lessons, as a co-instructor for Prescott College, and has served as a T.A. and instructor for The Corning Museum of Glass and Snowfarm- New England Craft.

Nathan spent the first seven years of his career working in Prescott, Arizona, where he helped build and manage a glass blowing studio. In the Spring of 2002, he bought his family's old farm in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. There, he has set up his own private studio where he can be found almost everyday blowing glass, metal working, teaching, or maintaining the hundred year old farm which has been in his family since 1949.

 

Price: $0.00

Date: June 1, 2019

In Full Bloom, June 2

With Melanie Levitt

Class will start PROMPTLY at 6pm.  PLEASE ARRIVE  15-20 min. prior to class starting. Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist!  Spend an evening of creativity as you twist  open your favorite bottle of wine (BYOB for those 21 and over) and uncork your creativity.  Our instructor will guide you step by step- easy, stress free, & affordable! $45 all supplies included. We will provide you with a smock, but please wear clothes you wouldn't mind getting paint on!

Cancellation Policy. We ask that you to give us one week notice if you need to cancel. You will receive a full refund minus $5 cancellation fee.  Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space.We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for ‘no shows’.

Price: $45.00

Date: June 2, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

Art Camp for Kids I, July 23-26 (4 full days)

with Melanie Levitt & Assistants

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: Georgia O’Keefe acrylic flower paintings, mixed media self portraits, washer wind chimes, clay leaf bowls, batik nature hangings, Jackson Pollock splatter art,  rock creatures, insect studies, zentagles, colorful collage, mosaic stepping stones, watercolor technique, outdoor nature drawing, games. art history & more! Please pack snack, lunch & white t-shirt. SPACE IS LIMITED TO ALLOW FOR PERSONAL ATTENTION! July 23-July 26 (4 full days) Ages 6-13 yrs,  $320,  9am-3pm

Cancellation Policy. We ask that you to give us three weeks notice if you need to cancel. You will receive a full refund minus $25 cancellation fee.  Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space. We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for ‘no shows’ or for cancellations made three weeks prior to camp start. If your child misses art camp, we cannot do make-ups, but will do our best to catch them up so they can finish a project and send home supplies.

Price: $320.00

Date: July 23, 2019

Available Spaces: 12

Teen Summer Studio Arts, July 29-Aug 1, (4 nights)

With Melanie Levitt

This evening program for teens will run for four consecutive nights and will expose students to a variety of art forms including drawing, Japanese brushstroke painting, mixed media and mosaics.  Day one will focus on drawing. Each student will work at their own level on a still life composition. Line, shadow, form and composition will be covered.  Day two will focus on Japanese brush stroke painting. Students will learn how to do basic sumi-e brushstrokes working with black ink on rice paper. They will complete a finished bamboo painting along learn about sumi-e materials. Day three we will focus on mixed media. Students will create a unique piece of art using recycled materials. 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 8 students to allow for individual attention. Mon-Thurs, July 29- Aug 1, Ages 13-19 yrs, $285 includes all supplies

Cancellation Policy. We require that you to give us three weeks notice if you need to cancel. You will receive a full refund minus $25 cancellation fee.  Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space. We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for ‘no shows.’  If you miss a class, we will send you home with supplies to make up the project.

 

 

 

  

Price: $285.00

Date: July 29, 2019

Available Spaces: 7

Art Camp for Kids II, Aug 5-9 (5 full days)

With Melanie Levitt & Assistant

This camp is for the kid who loves art and wants to create for five 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: Mt Washington acrylic paintings, rainbow weavings, clay birds, funky self portraits, colorful wire sculpture, modge podge watercolor collage, mosaic stepping stones,   Jackson Pollock splatter painting,  Japanese brushstroke painting, rock pets, mini mosaic fairy/gnome houses, Miro watercolors, outdoor nature drawing, games, art history & more! . Please pack a snack, lunch & white t-shirt. At the end of the week the kids will put on their own art show. SPACE IS LIMITED TO ALLOW FOR PERSONAL ATTENTION! Students will leave with more artwork in one week than they do an entire year at school.  Aug. 5-9 ( 5 full days) Ages 6-13 yrs $395 9am-3pm

Cancellation Policy. We ask that you to give us three weeks notice if you need to cancel. You will receive a full refund minus $25 cancellation fee.  Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space. We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for ‘no shows’ or for cancellations made three weeks prior to camp start. If your child misses art camp, we cannot do make-ups, but will do our best to catch them up so they can finish a project and send home supplies.

Price: $395.00

Date: August 5, 2019

Available Spaces: 5

Fall Plein Air Workshop: Palette Knife Technique with Cynthia Rosen, Sept 21 & 22

Fall 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 NH  and 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. Deadline for registration is Sept 14.

Sat. & Sun, Sept 21 & 22, 9am-4pm $295

Cynthia Rosen is primarily a palette knife painter who has been recognized for helping to broaden the horizons  of the plein air community.  While attending the Boston Museum School, Cynthia Rosen transitioned from distinctively realistic drawings to non-objective mixed media works which took her to galleries in NYC and Philadephia. She then took a hiatus to raise her family in VT, returning to art with a love of nature and an interest in painting images that stretched beyond the traditional. 

Rosen found her unique visual voice while working amidst the sights and sounds of the outdoors. She has been juried into select shows and plein air events winning numerous awards, invited to invitationals as well as to create an instructional video which was recently released through Streamline Art Videos. Rosen will be demonstrating as a faculty member at the Plein Air Convention to be held in San Francisco in April, 2019.

In 2018, Cynthia was featured in Plein Air Magazine, Southwest Art magazine, The Outdoor Painter (online) and American Art Collector, and  the Artist’s Road.

“Our personal visual voices are our means of connecting and interpreting our ever-changing world. I pursue mine through improvisation while creating  order.  The size of my works vary, but my fascination with color and movement remains a constant.”

Cancellation Policy: We ask that you to give us 10 days notice if you need to cancel for a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space. We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for missed classes or no shows.  

Price: $295.00

Date: September 21, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

All Prima Painting with David Lussier, Oct 18-20

With Award winning painter, 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  

David Lussier is an award winning contemporary impressionist and nationally recognized plein air painter and workshop instructor. He is a painter in the purist sense of the word. In his poetic and intimate oil landscapes he strives to capture the essence and sense of place of his subject matter. His use of bold broad brushwork brings the surfaces to life and begs the viewer to return for a second look. David started his career as a commercially trained illustrator, but he quickly realized that his passion was in the fine arts. He has been painting professionally for more than twenty five years, has garnered more than 75 prizes for his work and is in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the United States. His work has been featured in many art journals and he is a professional member of some of the finest art associations and groups in the country. David is also an official U.S. Open artist for the United States Golf Association. Four of his paintings hang in the permanent collection of the USGA Museum in Far Hills New Jersey.

Suggested Supply List

OIL PAINT

We use Rembrandt Oil paint except where noted.

Rembrandt Titanium White in Linseed Oil, 150 ml tube
Winsor & Newton Griffin Alkyd Titanium White, 200 ml tube
Winsor & Newton Liquin Impasto, 200 ml tube
Rembrandt Permanent Madder Deep
Rembrandt Permanent Red Light
Rembrandt Cadmium Yellow Light
Rembrandt Viridian Green
Rembrandt Ultramarine Blue Deep
Optional colors: Rembrandt Cad Red Deep, Rembrandt Venetian Red and Rembrandt Burnt Umber

Brushes

Robert Simmons Signet Series 42 Filberts in even sizes 2, 4, 6 & 8
Robert Simmons Signet Series 40 Brights, Sizes 4 & 6
Robert Simmons Sienna SNSO Script, Size 6
Robert Simmons Titanium Filberts, Sizes 2, 4, 6 & 8

Miscellaneous

Palette Knife-Creative Mark Painters Edge, Style 3T
Palette
Paper Towels-Bounty
Gamsol or other Odorless Mineral Spirits OMS. No pure turpentine either as a brush cleaner or in painting mediums.
Painting Medium - Made with 2 parts Gamsol to 1 part each of Stand Oil & Damar Varnish.
Brush Washer
Medium Cup
Trash Bags
Canvas - 9x12 and 11x14 inch panels are good travel sizes.
Alkyd Primed 359 or A600 Linen from Wind River Arts is recommended
Easel

Cancellation Policy: We ask that you to give us 2  weeks notice if you need to cancel for a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space. We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for missed classes or no shows.  

Price: $400.00

Date: October 18, 2019

Available Spaces: 5