2018 Upcoming FALL Classes

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

Painting the Fall Landscape: Color & Composition, Wednesdays,  Oct 3- Oct 17 (for Adults & High School Students)

In this 3 week painting workshop, beginner students will learn how to paint  a Fall scene  of their choice in either oils or acrylics. We will begin with a color mixing lesson and then focus on creating a dynamic composition. Students will learn about creating notan sketches and how to work quickly to create multiple painting studies before starting the final painting. Photos will be provided as a reference or students can bring their own. The instructor will lead the class with demonstrations and a lessons each week. Students will gain an understanding of how to depth and light in their painting. This class is suitable for the beginner student who wants to further their skills or the intermediate student who wants to get to the next level. A supply list will be emailed to registered students. Oils or acrylics are suitable for the class but the instructor will be demonstrating in oils. (Jackson Art can provide students with use of art materials  for a fee of $85 for the three nights: includes use of oil paints, brushes, palette, rags, gamasol, canvas, & drawing supplies) Also open to high school students.  Wednesdays, Oct 3-Oct 17, 3 evening session  $195    6-8:30pm

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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