Beginner Plein Air (Outdoor) Painting: Mountains and Trees (adults & high school aged students)

*We will be limiting the number of people to 8  to allow for social distancing. Please bring a mask that is fitted over your mouth and nose to wear for our meeting time. Once you are spread out, you can take off the mask.

With professional painter, Melanie Barash Levitt.

In this one 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.” The focus of this class will be painting mountains & trees. 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 & light in a painting, composition, color mixing, land other tips for painting outdoors.

Price: $210.00

Date: July 11, 2020

Available Spaces: 1

(OUTDOOR CLASS!) Paint Your Pet! July 18 (deadline for sign up July 11)

With professional artist Melanie Barash Levitt

Please note: This class will take place outdoors under a tent at Jackson Art with social distancing. Masks required and hand sanitizer available for use. Raindate- Sunday, July 19.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST  EMAIL A JPEG PHOTO OF YOUR PETS FACE AT LEAST  7 DAYS PRIOR TO CLASS START. It should be a close up photo of the pet's face and shoulders that is clear and has good contrast. (feel free to send up to 3 photos and we will pick the best one) We will use this photo to sketch your pets face onto the canvas and it will be ready to paint when you arrive!  Please note, you can only paint one pet's face per/class. You do not need to have any painting experience for this class! (Please email JPEG photo to: [email protected])

Class will start PROMPTLY at 3pm.  PLEASE ARRIVE  15-20 min. prior to class starting. Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist! Spend an afternoon of creativity as you twist  open your favorite bottle of wine (BYOB for those 21 and over) and uncork your creativity! Our instructors will guide you through painting your pet, step by step. We keep this class small so you receive lots of personal attention. You will learn about color mixing and how to paint with values to create a true representation of your pet! $95 all supplies included. We will provide you with a smock, but please wear clothes you wouldn't mind getting paint on! (kids 10 and up can attend with a registered adult) DEADLINE FOR SIGN UP & PHOTO- July 11 , 2020)

Cancellation Policy. No refunds for this class! (after we create the tracing of your pet!) We can move you to the next date for paint your pet if you give us a weeks notice.  Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for ‘no shows’ or last minute cancellations.

Price: $95.00

Date: July 18, 2020

Available Spaces: 8

Beginner Plein Air (Outdoor) Painting: Palette Knife Technique (for adults & high school students)

*We will be limiting the number of people to 8  to allow for social distancing. Please bring a mask that is fitted over your mouth and nose to wear for out meeting time. 

With professional painter, Melanie Barash Levitt

In this one 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.” The focus of this class will be painting with a palette knife and creating beautiful texture in your painting.  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 & light in a painting, composition, color mixing, land 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. No need to invest in expensive equipment! We will provided most of the supplies you need to paint for the day.(ie-use of plein air easel, oil paints, brushes, mixing palette, palette knife, mineral spirits, medium, etc.  You will need to bring your own canvases (around 8"x10" is a good size), paper towels and bag for trash. This class is limited to 8 students to allow for individual attention. (there are 6 plein air easels for rent) All students will need to bring a small sketchbook. Location: Jackson Falls. We will meet in the parking lot.

Sunday, July 19 9am-4:30pm, $165 bring your own supplies  $210 supplies included. This class is also open to high school aged students.

*in case of rain, class will take place on July 25

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

Cancellation Policy: We ask that you to give us three 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.  

Please Wear or Bring:

-Sturdy sneakers or hiking shoes

-Dress in layers and bring clothes for warm and cool weather

-Raincoat

-Bug Spray

-Sunblock

-Lunch

-Plenty of water

-Sunhat with a big rim or baseball hat

-Sketchbook & pencils

-Canvases (bring two: size 8"x10" is good)

-Mask (for when we are meeting closer together at 6’. We will spread out 10-12’ when painting and you can take mask off)

 

If you opt to bring your own painting supplies:

Bring everything listed above as well as...

-Plein air easel (french easel, pocade box etc)

-Optional: Easel Umbrella

-Oil paints: Limited Palette of a warm & cool of each color (I use Gamblin) Titanium white, Ultramarine Blue, Phatholo Blue,  Cad yellow light, Cad Yellow Medium, Cad Red, Alizeran Crimson,

-Variety of brushes (I use flats/brights size 2,4,6,8)

-Palette knife

- Canvases (bring 2) size 6x8”, 8x10” or 9x12”

-Brush washer and oderless turpentine (Gamasol recommended)

-Rags or paper towels

-Palette to mix on

-plastic bag for trash

 

Melanie Barash Levitt graduated in 1990 from the Rhode Island School of Design and received a BFA in Graphic Design. She worked in the graphic design industry for over fifteen years and was part of the creative team for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Melanie spent a year living in Japan and that time had a great influence on her life and her art. She has painted her whole life, but fell in love with plein air (outdoor) painting over fifteen years ago on Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine. She still paints there in the Summer, but mostly enjoys setting up her easel outside and painting the local landscape of the White Mountains of NH where she resides. Being outside in nature and taking in the scene and translating that beauty on canvas is her true passion.

Melanie paints in a loose, impressionistic style with a brush or a palette knife and likes to focus on creating light and color harmony in her paintings. She also teaches oil painting and printmaking at her studio, Jackson Art, and runs art camps for kids in the Summer. Melanie’s artwork resides is in the home of many collectors through the US, Canada and Europe. She exhibits her work in galleries and shows throughout NH and ME and has been featured on Boston Chronicle, WCBV TV (ABC) and been published in Boston Voyager Magazine.

Price: $165.00

Date: July 19, 2020

Available Spaces: 7

2020 Art Camp for Kids, July 27-31 (5 days-OUTDOORS)

Barring any further delays related to COVID-19, we will be opening Summer ART Camp for kids!
We are eager to welcome your children - safely - at the end of  July!

Here are a few details about how we’ll be doing our part to keep people healthy:

-Our camps will be taking place outside under a tent. (no classes will be indoors)

-We will be limiting the number of campers in order to keep social distance as much as possible

-We will be limiting the camp to NH & ME residents or those that have a permanent Summer residence in NH.

-We will be following the NH State guidelines for summer camp on safety and cleanliness procedures

-We will be adjusting our check-in procedures and requiring a temperature check for all students every day.

-Camp will run from 9am-2pm. (This one hour shorter time frame will not effect the amount of art the students create, but there will be less time to run around outside and get overheated)

-We will be likely requiring that students wear masks for at least part of the day. These masks should fit properly and cover their mouth and nose.

-We will be creating supply “packs” for each student  so that common supplies aren’t shared.

-In the event of inclement weather, (with rain forecasted all day) we will either have a make up day another week or hold the class via zoom with art supplies provided.

-If a child is sick, parents can pick up supplies with instructions for students to work on projects at home.

ART CAMP FOR KIDS- SESSION #1 With Melanie Levitt & Assistants

This camp is for the kid who loves art and wants to create for FIVE DAYS OUTDOORS UNDER OUR ART TENT! Students will leave with more artwork in one week than they do an entire year at school! Students will work on numerous projects each day and be exposed to a variety of materials and techniques. NO PAPER PLATE ART!  Space is limited  for individual attention and only high quality art materials are used.  (we have changed some of our projects to allow for outdoor format) Some projects may include: mosaic stepping stones, acrylic animal paintings, silhouette self portraits, clay leaf impressions, colorful abstract art, ladybug mandala rock painting, geometric foam prints, color mixing studies, Matisse colorful collage, Jackson Pollock splatter art, glue resist insect studies, nature drawing, games. art history & more!

Please pack a snack, lunch and a drink each day along with white t-shirt for our Jackson Pollock splatter painting art!  We will have more info regarding camp guidelines upon registration.

DATES: July 27-31 (5 days)

AGES: 8-14 YRS (we will be splitting younger & older students into two groups)

TIME: 9am-2pm

PRICE: $475 per/week (kids will create 15 art projects!)

Registration is on a first come fist serve basis and payment is needed to reserve your spot! 

Cancellation Policy. We ask that you to give us four weeks notice if you need to cancel. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space. You will receive a full refund minus $50 cancellation fee.  Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463.  We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for ‘no shows’ or for cancellations made after four weeks prior to camp start. If your child misses art camp, we cannot do
make-ups, but we will send them home with supplies and instructions to do the projects at home.

 

Price: $475.00

Date: July 27, 2020

Available Spaces: 4

2020 Art Camp for Kids, August 3-7 (5 days-OUTDOORS))

Barring any further delays related to COVID-19, we will be opening Summer ART Camp for kids!
We are eager to welcome your children - safely - at the end of  July!

Here are a few details about how we’ll be doing our part to keep people healthy:

-Our camps will be taking place outside under a tent. (no classes will be indoors)

-We will be limiting the number of campers in order to keep social distance as much as possible

-We will be limiting the camp to NH & ME residents or those that have a permanent Summer residence in NH.

-We will be following the NH State guidelines for summer camp on safety and cleanliness procedures

-We will be adjusting our check-in procedures and requiring a temperature check for all students every day.

-Camp will run from 9am-2pm. (This one hour shorter time frame will not effect the amount of art the students create, but there will be less time to run around outside and get overheated)

-We will be likely requiring that students wear masks for at least part of the day. These masks should fit properly and cover their mouth and nose.

-We will be creating supply “packs” for each student  so that common supplies aren’t shared.

-In the event of inclement weather, (with rain forecasted all day) we will either have a make up day another week or hold the class via zoom with art supplies provided.

-If a child is sick, parents can pick up supplies with instructions for students to work on projects at home.

ART CAMP FOR KIDS- SESSION #1 With Melanie Levitt & Assistants

This camp is for the kid who loves art and wants to create for FIVE DAYS OUTDOORS UNDER OUR ART TENT! Students will leave with more artwork in one week than they do an entire year at school! Students will work on numerous projects each day and be exposed to a variety of materials and techniques. NO PAPER PLATE ART!  Space is limited  for individual attention and only high quality art materials are used.  (we have changed some of our projects to allow for outdoor format) Some projects may include: mosaic stepping stones, acrylic animal paintings, silhouette self portraits, clay leaf impressions, colorful abstract art, ladybug mandala rock painting, geometric foam prints, color mixing studies, Matisse colorful collage, Jackson Pollock splatter art, glue resist insect studies, nature drawing, games. art history & more!

Please pack a snack, lunch and a drink each day along with white t-shirt for our Jackson Pollock splatter painting art!  We will have more info regarding camp guidelines upon registration.

DATES: August 3-7  (5 days)

AGES: 8-14 YRS (we will be splitting younger & older students into two groups)

TIME: 9am-2pm

PRICE: $475 per/week (kids will create 15 art projects!)

Registration is on a first come fist serve basis and payment is needed to reserve your spot! 

Cancellation Policy. We ask that you to give us four weeks notice if you need to cancel. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space. You will receive a full refund minus $50 cancellation fee.  Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463.  We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for ‘no shows’ or for cancellations made after four weeks prior to camp start. If your child misses art camp, we cannot do
make-ups, but we will send them home with supplies and instructions to do the projects at home.

 

Price: $475.00

Date: August 3, 2020

Available Spaces: 2

(OUTDOORS) Mixed Media Collage w/ Rebecca Klementovich (for adults & high school students)

This class will take place outdoors under our art tent to allow for social distancing. A mask will be required for all participants.

In this fun and creative collage class, students will explore color and texture through many different mediums! We will provide a selection of solid and printed papers for you to experiment with in addition to using your own markers, crayons, pastels, charcoal, colored pencils and acrylic paint. Predominantly we will be painting an abstract acrylic painting as a base and from there we will add papers and other mediums. You will learn how to use harmonious colors to create visually exciting contemporary mixed media art. Students will create a series of up to four, 16x20” collaged pieces. Please bring any inspirational sketches,  photographs or images printed on letter size paper that you would like to use. Students will be required to bring the bulk of their own supplies. (see list below) We will provide modge podge. This class is suitable for adults and high school students. No experience is required and all levels are welcome.

Price: $185.00

Date: August 8, 2020

Available Spaces: 10

Plein Air Painting in the White Mountains w/ David Lussier, Sept 4-6

Join award winning artist, David Lussier for this three day workshop. The White Mountains offer up some of the most spectacular and breathtaking landscape in New England. David will begin each day with a one hour demonstration and discussion of his working methods. In an orderly step by step process, he will show you how I simplify shapes, color and value to achieve a successful painting. He will share his knowledge of how colors and values need to be altered in order that they recede into the distance and breathe a sense of light and atmosphere into the work. This is an important lesson, especially when viewing mountain scenes where there is a vast amount of space between foreground and background. He will offer individual help to each student towards a successful painting each day. This class will get you to the next level in your painting ability. All levels welcome.
Sept 4-6 (3 day class)  9am- 4pm,  $425  Class size is limited to 10 students to allow for social distancing and lots of personal attention. (please bring a mask)

Price: $425.00

Date: September 4, 2020

Available Spaces: 9

(KIDS!) FREE Color Mixing Class (*supplies extra or use your own)

w/ Professional Painter & Instructor Melanie Barash Levitt
KIDS! Do something fun & creative on a Sunday afternoon! Let's play with color!

We are now offering VIRTUAL online paint classes & private paint parties via ZOOM! (we send you a link and it is easy to use!)

In this 90 min  class, kids will learn about color mixing with some fun color lessons. We will mix secondary and tertiary colors, learn about warm and cool colors, and complimentary colors. We will create some color studies with  fun exercises!  Just grab a drink and snack and paint along with me and all your new friends and learn all about color. This class does not include supplies. If you would like supplies included, please sign up for the option below and you can pick up supplies curbside!

Registration ends  24 hrs prior to class start!. This painting session will start PROMPTLY at 3:00 pm but we ask that you SIGN IN AT 2:45pm to make sure we can solve any technical issues ahead of time. You will receive a link when you register! You do not need a Zoom account.

Price: $20.00

Date: October 6, 2020

Available Spaces: 50

Japanese Woodblock Printing w/ Matt Brown, April 3 & 4, 2021

 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.

Price: $325.00

Date: April 3, 2021

Available Spaces: 0