2018 Upcoming Classes

NEW August & September Sip & Paint Schedule! Click here for Calendar and Registration


MONHEGAN RETREAT : Painting, Yoga, Hiking & Museum Tour
Join Melanie, owner of Jackson Art, for a unique experience combining painting, yoga, light hiking and museum and gallery tours. This will be reserved for just six people. We will spend a rustic weekend at the Trailing Yew. (hearty breakfast included) Cost includes painting instruction for the weekend, (bring your own supplies or I can provide)  two nights accommodation with breakfast at the Traiking Yew, private group yoga class, admission to Monhegan museum and wine/cheese upon arrival.
Cost: $485 per/person Friday, 9/21-Sunday 9/23  (add supplies for $85) Participants are expected to cover costs of lunch and dinner and transportation to and from the island

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  for over 150 years.  The peaceful nature of the island combined with the picturesque landscape make it an ideal location to immerse yourself in your art.  A packing list will be sent to registered students. (in case of inclement weather, we will paint from the Trailing Yew)

“Capturing Autumn Color using a Traditional Landscape Painting Approach”  with award winning artists, Lauren Sansaricq

Regardless of your level of experience, the goal of this workshop will be to provide you with a thorough introduction to traditional 19th Century landscape painting technique using a layered approach. In this class we will focus on how to capture the beauty of autumn color, in a convincing realist manner. Students will discover a deeper understanding of how the old masters approached painting this magical time of year. And what incredibly vibrant colors can come from transparent glazed oil color! We will also discover how they composed the complexity of nature, and how they used a layered approach to greater capture subtleties of space, and form in the landscape. All levels gladly welcomed. Supply list sent to registered students. Space is limited to a small group to allow for personal attention.
Saturday & Sunday, Oct 13 & 14 9am-4pm $285