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

Zuccala Private Session, June 17, 3pm

THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT FOR THE Zuccala Private lesson

with Melanie Levitt-Mt Washington with Birch

Private session for two people will start PROMPTLY at 3pm. We will provide you with all of your supplies & 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+)

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’.

Price: $225.00

Date: June 17, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

Paint Your Pet!, June 21 (deadline for sign up June 17)

With Melanie Barash Levitt & Lori Stearns

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 and NOT CROPPED. It cannot be blurry. 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 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 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! $85 all supplies included. We will provide you with a smock, but please wear clothes you wouldn't mind getting paint on!

Cancellation Policy. No refunds for this class! We can move you to another date if you give us a week notice.  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: $85.00

Date: June 21, 2019

Available Spaces: 7

Introduction to Drawing with Ian Torney, June 22

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING with Ian Torney

Anyone can draw! Drawing is elemental. If you are a beginner and want to start to learn how, or an already accomplished artist seeking to refine your skills and learn new methods and perspectives, this workshop is for you. We will begin with introductory warm-up exercises in true seeing, exploring the abstract expressive qualities of line, then apply those skills to drawing with value and tone, and to develop visual literacy through observational drawing methods. Workshop participants will complete several studies of their own hands and of other human anatomy, and complete a finished drawing by the end of the session; see former-student examples. Participants are encouraged to continue to develop their drawing skills at the next two summer drawing sessions offered – PORTRAIT DRAWING on Saturday July 20th, and STILL LIFE DRAWING on Saturday August. Open to high school or college age students and adults of any artistic ability.

Saturday June 22,  10am to 1pm, $55, all materials included, 

Ian Torney is an artist and art educator who has a home in Jackson, where he keeps his painting studio. He has taught in the studio arts at independent schools, colleges and universities, and continuing education programs for over 35 years – notably for 20 years at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH where he was the Head of the Arts Division for a decade, and since 2012 as the Visual Arts Chair at Milton Academy just south of Boston. Mr. Torney also currently serves as Co-President of the Independent School Art Instructors Association. He holds a B.A. in Visual Art from Bowdoin College, an M.A.Ed. from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from the Art Institute of Boston; and he is represented by: the Millbrook Gallery and Sculpture Garden of Concord, NH Gallery 334 in Milton, MA; and the Jackson Art Studios and Gallery. To learn more or to purchase work, see www.iantorneyart.com.

 

Cancellation Policy: We ask that you to give us 7 days notice if you need to cancel for a full refund minus a $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 missed classes or no shows.  

Price: $55.00

Date: June 22, 2019

Available Spaces: 9

Paint TWO Sunflower Glasses, July 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. (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: July 2, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

Jar of Flowers, July 11

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: July 11, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

Portrait Drawing with Ian Torney, July 20

Portrait Drawing with Ian Torney

Anyone can draw! Drawing is elemental. If you are a beginner and want to begin to learn how, or an already accomplished artist seeking to refine your skills and learn new methods and perspectives, this workshop is for you. We will begin with introductory warm-up exercises in true seeing, exploring contour line, then apply those skills to drawing with value and tone, and finally with color, to develop visual literacy through observational drawing methods. Workshop participants will complete a finished, photorealistic grid-transfer self-portrait drawing by the end of the session; see former-student examples. Participants are encouraged to develop their drawing skills in conjunction with the other two summer drawing sessions offered, Introduction to drawing and Still Life Drawing.  Open to high school or college age students and adults of any artistic ability.

Saturday July 20,  10am-1pm, $55, all materials included 

Ian Torney is an artist and art educator who has a home in Jackson, where he keeps his painting studio. He has taught in the studio arts at independent schools, colleges and universities, and continuing education programs for over 35 years – notably for 20 years at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH where he was the Head of the Arts Division for a decade, and since 2012 as the Visual Arts Chair at Milton Academy just south of Boston. Mr. Torney also currently serves as Co-President of the Independent School Art Instructors Association. He holds a B.A. in Visual Art from Bowdoin College, an M.A.Ed. from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from the Art Institute of Boston; and he is represented by: the Millbrook Gallery and Sculpture Garden of Concord, NH Gallery 334 in Milton, MA; and the Jackson Art Studios and Gallery. To learn more or to purchase work, see www.iantorneyart.com.

 

Cancellation Policy: We ask that you to give us 7 days notice if you need to cancel for a full refund minus a $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 missed classes or no shows.  

Price: $55.00

Date: July 20, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

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: 10

Outdoor Painting with Stapleton Kearns, July 27-29

In this three day outdoor painting workshop, Stapleton Kearns will present an orderly and reliable way of helping you get a painting onto  canvas!  To do that, he will explain the materials, their uses and characteristics, and an order of execution in creating a painting. Stapleton will stress picture making and the importance of getting art into the work.
Each morning he will start with a demo and then students will paint while he goes from easel to easel, working with each person individually. He will try to analyze what each student needs to learn and  identify the gaps in their knowledge while giving clear suggestions. He will also emphasize the difference between color and value and will have a lot of solid info to share. This class is suitable for beginner students as well as artists who are trying to cross the line into professionalism. Student will also be introduced to several painting exercises that will help build skills in landscape painting. In the evening after dinner on Sat & Sun night, Stapleton will present a slide show on the history of landscape panting and the design ideas in selected artist’s work. The camaraderie is an important part of Stapleton’s workshop and he hopes to teach as much as possible in this intense three day class. 

Sat., July 27 - Mon., July, 29, (three full days)   9am-5pm, (optional slide show Sat & Sun evening from
7-8:30pm at Jackson Art) $400

To find out more visit Stapleton's blog at  [email protected]

Stapleton Kearns: Born in 1952, I left art school dissatisfied with the contemporary instruction and became a student in the atelier of R.H.Ives Gammell. This was in the early nineteen seventies at the Fenway studios in Boston, Massachusetts. Ives recreated a late 19th century academic training based on his own studies with the Boston painters in the nineteen twenties. I also studied with the late Robert Douglas Hunter. In the summer of 1974 I discovered outdoor painting and knew that was to be my life’s work. Shortly before I turned thirty I moved to Rockport, Massachusetts and opened a tiny gallery of my own work in that historic art colony. Since that time I have been able to support myself as a professional oil painter. I was made janitor, and then later president of the Rockport Art Association, and elected to membership in the Guild of Boston Artists, on whose board I currently sit. I painted alongside many well known New England artists who have now passed away.. I paint full time and have made and sold thousands of paintings, traveling extensively to do it. As an established artist with a national reputation, I have taught dozens of workshops. 

Workshop Materials List:

You will need a a french easel, a pochade box and tripod, or a Gloucester easel. Aluminum collapsing easels and little wooden tripod easels are generally not steady enough and they won’t hold your palette. I don’t recommend them. Jackson Art has French easels for rent if you are interested. Please inquire.

In your paintbox you will need:

Titanium White

cadmium yellow medium or light

cadmium red light

burnt sienna

either cobalt, Prussian, or pthalocyanine blue

yellow ochre

ultramarine blue

Permanent alizirin or quinacridone red

viridian or permanent green deep

you also might want, but won’t require,

Ivory black or

cobalt violet

Palette of some sort, most easel setups include a palette.

Medium. I like Liquin or Galkyd but if you like an oil and varnish medium that is fine too. You may already be using a medium at home, bring that. Also you will need a top from an olive jar or a small oil cup to put it in.

Mineral spirits or turpentine, and a tuna fish can to put that in.

A roll of Bounty or Viva paper towels, all others are inferior. 

Also a grocery store plastic bag for them after use.

A selection of flat brushes, a couple of #1’s, several #4’s, a #8 or 10 and a short handled rigger, synthetic or sable, about a #4 . Also a leaf shaped palette knife.

You will need a hat with a substantial brim, a baseball hat works well. I carry a container of Goop, you can get that at WalMart or an auto supply store, to use cleaning your hands.

Several canvases, or panels to paint on. Please no cardboard artist boards they are floppy and impermanent dreadful things. Gessoboard is nice, sourcetek panels are good, clayboard is too absorbent. I think a 16 x 20 is the ideal size. Small canvases bring an added complexity to painting as you need to miniaturize nature to go on them. Don’t bring anything larger than an 18 x 24 unless you are a pro.

Some people like to have an umbrella to shade their canvas, I don’t use one, but you might.

A camera, you will want to get a shot of what you are painting because it may save the project later in the studio.

Cancellation Policy: We ask that you to give us two 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: July 27, 2019

Available Spaces: 7

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: 5

Introduction to Mosaic Imagery, Aug 3

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 3,  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 3, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

Mosaic Open Studio, Aug 3

With Lori  Stearns

For those familiar with mosaic art and want a place for extra knowledge, feedback, studio space and techniques for individual projects, you can take advantage of open studio time. Material fee to be paid to instructor as needed. Advanced sign up required. This class is open to teens and adults.

Saturday, Aug 3, 1-5pm $35

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: $35.00

Date: August 3, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

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: 1

Still Life Drawing with Ian Torney, August 10th

Still Life Drawing with Ian Torney

Anyone can draw! Drawing is elemental. If you are a beginner and want to begin to learn how, or an already accomplished artist seeking to refine your skills and learn new methods and perspectives, this workshop is for you. We will begin with introductory warm-up exercises in true seeing, exploring contour line, then apply those skills to drawing with value and tone, to develop visual literacy through observational drawing methods. Workshop participants will complete a finished still-life drawing by the end of the session; see former-student examples. Participants are encouraged to develop their drawing skills in conjunction with the other two summer drawing sessions offered – INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING o and PORTRAIT DRAWING.Open to high school or college age students and adults of any artistic ability. Saturday August 10, 10am to 1pm, $55,  all materials included

 

Ian Torney is an artist and art educator who has a home in Jackson, where he keeps his painting studio. He has taught in the studio arts at independent schools, colleges and universities, and continuing education programs for over 35 years – notably for 20 years at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH where he was the Head of the Arts Division for a decade, and since 2012 as the Visual Arts Chair at Milton Academy just south of Boston. Mr. Torney also currently serves as Co-President of the Independent School Art Instructors Association. He holds a B.A. in Visual Art from Bowdoin College, an M.A.Ed. from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from the Art Institute of Boston; and he is represented by: the Millbrook Gallery and Sculpture Garden of Concord, NH Gallery 334 in Milton, MA; and the Jackson Art Studios and Gallery. To learn more or to purchase work, see www.iantorneyart.com.

 

Cancellation Policy: We ask that you to give us 7 days notice if you need to cancel for a full refund minus a $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 missed classes or no shows.  

Price: $55.00

Date: August 10, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

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: 8

Mosaic Open Studio, Aug 31

With Lori  Stearns

For those familiar with mosaic art and want a place for extra knowledge, feedback, studio space and techniques for individual projects, you can take advantage of open studio time. Material fee to be paid to instructor as needed. Advanced sign up required. This class is open to teens and adults.

Saturday, Aug 3, 1-5pm $35

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: $35.00

Date: August 31, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

Monhegan Retreat : Painting/Sketching, Yoga, Hiking & Museum Tour, Sept 13-Sept 16

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 $85 or bring your own) Cost: $545 per/person Friday, 9/13-Sunday 9/16 (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: $630.00

Date: September 13, 2019

Available Spaces: 6

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: 9

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: 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: 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