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

Sunflower, Aug. 26

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: August 26, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

Birds & Blossoms, Aug. 30

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: August 30, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

Introduction to Mosaic Imagery, Aug 31

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 31,  10am-1pm, $55 (materials are included) 

Cancellation Policy. We ask that you to give us one week notice if you need to cancel. You will receive a full refund minus $15 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: $55.00

Date: August 31, 2019

Available Spaces: 7

Colorful Moose, Sept 6

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: September 6, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

Monhegan Retreat : Painting/Sketching, Yoga, Hiking & Museum Tour, Sept 13-Sept 15

Join Melanie Levitt, owner of Jackson Art, for a unique experience combining outdoor painting/sketching, (beginner & intermediate levels) yoga, light hiking and touring the Monhegan museum and galleries.  This retreat will be reserved for just six people taking place in one of the most beautiful places in the world!  We will spend a rustic weekend at the Trailing Yew. (hearty breakfast included) Cost includes painting instruction, two nights accommodation with breakfast at the Trailing Yew, private group yoga class, admission to the Monhegan Museum, wine/cheese welcome and light hiking and tour around the island.  Melanie will be working in oils but you can work in medium of your choice. Don't want to paint? Bring a sketchbook and draw. Participants are expected to cover costs of their own lunch and dinner and transportation to and from the island. More details to follow upon registering. (add painting supplies/easel for $65 or bring your own) Cost: $545 per/person Friday, 9/13-Sunday 9/15 (Included: two nights accommodations with breakfast, art workshop, (all levels)  yoga, entry to Monhegan museum, tour around island and wine and cheese welcome)
Melanie Barash Levitt has been exploring and painting on Monegan Island for the last fifteen 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 combined 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)

Weekend Schedule:
Friday, Sept. 13.-Arrive in the afternoon to Monhegan Island and  join Melanie for a wine and cheese welcome  at the Trailing Yew & walk around the village. We will have a Lobster dinner at Fish Beach (additional food choices for those who don’t eat lobster) and there will be a sunset painting demo.
Saturday, Sept 14, -We will enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Trailing Yew followed by a morning painting session and private yoga class. In the afternoon, we will take a walk to Lobster Cove and enjoy a snack and optional beer tasting at Monhegan Brewing.  Evening painting session optional.
Sunday, Sept 15-  We will enjoy another hearty breakfast at the Trailing Yew following by a short hike around the island. Bring your sketchbook! We will visit the Monhegan Museum and Lupine Art Gallery and then have a painting session in town. Participants can take an afternoon ferry or spend and extra night on the island. (If you would like spend an extra night, I can arrange this for you with the Trailing Yew)

Cancellation Policy. We ask that you to give us three weeks notice if you need to cancel. You will receive a full refund minus $50 cancellation fee.  Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space.  

 

  

Price: $610.00

Date: September 13, 2019

Available Spaces: 2

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 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. 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 horizonsof 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, andthe Artist’s Road.

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

Materials List:

An outdoor easel.  The inexpensive plastic or aluminum easels work fine.  There is the french easel as well as a variety of others.  Feel free to contact me for more information.  Some of the easels include a built in palette such as the Soltek.  If they don’t you will need a hand palette or a pochade box, such as a Coulter Box or Joshua Been’s Daytripper to attach to your easel or tripod.  I also carry and will bring a back up set-up as well.

Recommended basic colors, acrylic or oil  (Please adjust for other medium). This colors list reflects a warm and cool of each blue, red, and yellow and will produce your greens, browns and blacks.  My preferred brand is Gamblin.

Titanium white

Zinc white

Prussian blue

Cobalt blue

Purple dioxazine

Alizarin permanent (crimson in acrylic)

Cadmium red medium

Cadmium Orange

Cadmium Yellow

Hansa Yellow or Cad yellow light

special note: I personally mix the purple dioxizine with the cobalt to create my ultramarine but feel free to include ultramarine blue.  You can also bring Titanium Zinc White instead of the two different whites.  I prefer once again, to mix my own combination or use them separately.  I will explain why in the class.

optional extras:, thalo blue or cobalt teal, Gamblin’s portland gray, transparent orange is also lovely.  Add whatever else you love.

Medium for oils: My personal preference is medium such as Galkyd by Gamblin (will help your paints dry faster) which I mix with Gamsol (Odorless Mineral Spirits).  Or you can use Liquin.

medium for acrylics: bring gel medium for wonderful glazing and thinning and retarder to slow down the drying process.

Brushes: Bring a few soft brushes (#2 or 3 round,  #9 flat,   #12 flat or round for oils or a fan brush for acrylics (for glazing).   I will bring extras.

Palette knifes:  2 offset Loew Cornell #12 03119-1214 from Dick Blick and others you want.  I will bring a few extra.   BUT you do want offset knives so your fingers do not go into the paint.  Off set knives angle down about 1/2” between the handle and the painting blade.  They may be referred to as ‘painting knives’.

Bring containers for mixing oil mediums and for washing brushes.  I also use rags instead of paper towels, your choice.

Panels vs canvas:  Please bring 4 surfaces (2 per day.  You may only use 2 but it is always better to have extra).  Boards versus stretched canvas?  Boards are easier to transport over stretched canvas.  If using a brush any canvas covered board works, if wanting to paint with a knife, I prefer the pre-gessoed panels or Gessobord over canvas but that is because of how the knife works with it.  Bill Bonham sells a lesser expensive mdf board for painting.  You can also make your own panels, bring canvasses, purchase some inexpensive canvas panels from MIchaels or Blick or even paint on cardboard.

Bring board sizes you are comfortable with.  My personal preference is large.  I suggest for knife work at least one larger size (16 x 20 with the small being 12x16 if you can transport them). Any size will work if painting with brushes.

For transporting wet paintings you may want to purchase a couple of sets of wet panel carriers with bands that correspond to the panels you purchase if using panels.  http://www.panelpak.com  Each panel pac holds 2 panels of the same size.  If you prefer to stick to one size panels, check out Raymar panel carriers.  They are a bit bulkier but protect at least 4 panels that are sized to fit them and are great in all kinds of weather.  If you use canvasses, bring appropriate transport containers as well.  Pizza boxes or a box that your canvas will fit in works.

 

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: 7

Flowers & Windows (One Full Day) with Amy Brnger, Oct 5

Flowers and Windows (One Full Day) with Amy Brnger

Combining windows, landscapes, and flowers is exciting!  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.

Sat., Oct 5, 9am-4pm, $165 per/person

A few changes:

SUPPLY LIST:

BRUSHES

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

PAINT

Suggested Oil Paint Color List.  (I use Gamblin paints) You may choose your own brand, just don’t buy hues, buy the professional kind.  Student grade colors are very low in pigment and are frustrating when you mix.

  • Black suggestions:  Mars Black, Chromatic Black, Lamp Black, Paynes Grey
  • Titanium White
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium or Hansa Yellow Medium
  • Cad Red Light or Medium
  • Alizarin Crimson or Quinacridone Red
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Quinacridone Magenta is nice for certain pink and red flowers, but it is an option.

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. I prefer a very smooth surface, such as Ampersand Professional Panels, but certainly bring a surface that appeals to you.

EASELS

Supplied by Jackson Art

SOLVENT

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

MEDIUM

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

PALETTE

LARGE Paint Palette. I recommend a large 12 x 16 or 16 x 20. Buy the rectangular version, paper or wooden (if you have another type you like, that's fine).  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 to transport paintings home.

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

To see Amy's work visit, amybrnger.com

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: October 5, 2019

Available Spaces: 9

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: 2

Intro to Abstract Painting: Brushwork & Color w/ Rebecca K., Nov. 9

With Rebecca Klementovich

Learn how to create a successful abstract painting in acrylics by exploring your emotional inner
landscape! 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

Supply List:

-Acrylic Paints (heavy bodied are best)

-Recommended Colors- titanium white, cadmium red. cadmium orange,  yellow, ultramarine blue, sap green, burnt umbers and any other colors that you like to work with.

-three same sized canvases 10x10” or close to this size (pre-painted a color of choice)

-Variety of brushes

-At least one medium palette knife

-Water jar

-Palette for mixing paint

-Rags or paper towels

-plastic bags for trash

-  Colored pencils

Pack  lunch or one can be ordered out.

Jackson Art will provide you with an easel or bring one if you have it.

Coffee & tea available for purchase at studio.

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: $145.00

Date: November 9, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

ART SHOW, Nov 23, 10am-5pm

Our show & sale will feature a selection of  work from local artists and artisans including painting, photography, encaustic, mixed media, mosaics, mono prints, pottery, glass, jewelry and more. We will have a selection of works for sale under $295. Show opens FRIDAY, NOV. 22  from  6-8:30PM pm with a wine and cheese reception and will continue on SATURDAY, NOV 23 from  11am-5pm. This show free and is open to the public.

Price: $0.00

Date: November 23, 2019