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

Starry Night over the Mountains, Feb 23

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: February 23, 2019

Available Spaces: 14

The Color of Snow: Weekend Painting Workshop with David Lussier, March 2 & 3

With Award winning painter, 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 8x10 winter landscape references. David will offer individual help to each student towards a successful painting each day. Class size is limited to 10. Deadline for sign-up, Feb 25.

Saturday & Sunday, March 2 & 3, 10am-4pm,  $275 

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 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: $275.00

Date: March 2, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

Winter Cardinals, March 8

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: March 8, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

Birches, March 11

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: March 11, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

(daytime) Funky Tree, March 16

With Lori Stearns

Class will start PROMPTLY at 1pm.  PLEASE ARRIVE  15-20 min. prior to class starting. Fun for all ages!  Spend an afternoon of creativity as our  instructor will guide you step by step- easy, stress free, & affordable! $35 for  kids 7-12 yrs. & adults,  $45,  all supplies included. We will provide you with a smock, but please wear clothes you wouldn't mind getting paint on! Kids under 13 yrs must be accompanied by 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: March 16, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

Gerber Daisy, March 17

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: March 17, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

Open Paint Day, March 23 (all day Saturday!)

With Margaret Dries

Stop by anytime between 11am-3pm to start painting! Is there a painting we’ve done in the past that you’ve been waiting to come around again? Or have you had a painting idea of your own floating around in your head but don’t want to invest in supplies? Open paint day is for you! During open paint day, we will provide space and supplies for you to create a painting of your choice! This is a mainly self-guided workshop where one of our trained artists will be around to help with composition, color mixing, ect. Come with your own ideas, inspiration, print-outs or create something more spontaneous! It’s all up to you!

Cost $45 for adults & $35 for kids under 13 yrs!  Kids need to attend with an adult. (0ne canvas per/person) First come, first serve! No need to sign up.

We will provide you with a smock, but please wear clothes you wouldn't mind getting paint on!

Price: $45.00

Date: March 23, 2019

Available Spaces: 12

Japanese Woodblock Printing with Matt Brown, March 30 & 31

(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. Class is limited to just five people. A $65 materials fee paid to instructor at the class.
Sat. & Sun., March 30 & 31,  9am-5pm  $300 (deadline for sign up, March 23)

View Matt Browns  website at www.ooloopress.com
"I graduated from college hoping to work with my hands.  By 1985 I was in full gear, establishing my own building contracting business doing new house construction, renovations and additions, post and beam barns, and cabinetry. In 1987 I built the three-story shop where I now make my woodblock prints.

My printmaking career owes much to those years of building. Learning to work with wood, to line things up and judge by eye, to draw up plans and implement them into 3 dimensions: this was my printmaking apprenticeship. My materials are now pigments, carved woodblocks, and paper, my pursuit is with line, shape and color; but it still feels like the same process of visualizing something, analyzing it into parts and then putting hand to tool to make a thing."

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: $300.00

Date: March 30, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

KIDS! Painting Mt Washington (After School Class), Mondays, April 1-15

with Melanie Levitt

In this 3 week painting workshop for kids, students will learn how to paint a winter scene of Mt Washington with acrylic paints on canvas. Instruction will be given in composition, sketching, value, color mixing, brushwork and use of materials. This class is suitable for all levels and abilities for students from 7 to 13 yrs old. (some 6 year olds will be considered if parents think they have the attention span.)  All supplies are included. Class size is limited to allow for lots of individual attention. Jackson & Bartlett students can take the bus to the studio but need to arrange it prior with school. Please pack a drink & snack.

Mondays,  April 1-15, 3:45-5pm   $85  Ages 7-13 yrs

Cancellation Policy. We ask that you to give us one week notice if you need to cancel for a full refund minus a $10 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: $75.00

Date: April 1, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

(Adults/Teens) The Spring Palette: Landscape Painting for Beginners, April 1-April 15

with Melanie Levitt

In this 3 week painting workshop, beginner students will learn how to sketch and paint a Spring landscape scene in either oils or acrylic with an emphasis on working with a Spring color palette in an impressionistic approach. Both brushwork and palette knife painting will be covered. 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, palette knife painting 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 10 people to allow for individual attention. This class is open to adults & high school students.
Mondays,  April 1-15, 6-8:30pm   $165 (3 sessions)

Cancellation Policy. We ask that you to give us one week notice if you need to cancel for a full refund minus a $20 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: $240.00

Date: April 1, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

Chocorua Reflection, April 4

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! $55 (tracing fee)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: $55.00

Date: April 4, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

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: 10

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: 4

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: 12