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Located in the White Mountains of Jackson, New Hampshire!

HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SIP & PAINT STUDIOS?
Our instructors are all professional artists and we each create our own paintings.
We teach you technique, color mixing and give you lots of personal attention!

 ` Because of all this, we received the new 2017 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence!

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See our testimonials on Trip Advisor, “Jackson Art Studio & Gallery”
NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist!

Spend an evening of FUN as you twist open your favorite
Bottle of Wine (BYOB) and Uncork your CREATIVITY!

OR, come during the day, a great activity or KIDS or the WHOLE FAMILY

Here’s how it works….
• Each date is structured around a specific image.
• Our instructor will guide you through step by step.
•No painting experience required
• It’s easy, stress free, & affordable! $45
(for regular classes. *Specialty classes extra including Paint your Pet)
• Daytime classes- kids 7-12 yrs are $35!

Register through on our CALENDAR!

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE-$45
Makes a great gift with a bottle of wine!
SIP AND PAINT GIFT CERTIFICATE

OUR SUMMER 2018 SCHEDULE:

Open Paint Day
Sat. July 7, 2pm
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Colorful Moose
Sun. July 15, 6pm
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Sunflower
Friday, July 27, 6pm
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Two Dandelions
Sunday, Aug 5, 6pm

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Jar of Flowers 
Friday, Aug 10 6pm

 

Moonlight Firefly

 

Open Paint Day
Gerber Daisy

2018 SUMMER ART CAMPS FOR KIDS/TEENS

Teen Summer Studio Arts, July 2-6, (4 night workshop-NO CLASS ON JULY 4)
With Melanie Levitt
This evening program for  teens will run for four nights and will expose students to a variety of art forms including  painting, printmaking, mixed media and mosaics.  Day one will focus on acrylic painting. Each participant will work on their own unique painting. Color mixing, composition, and use of materials will be covered. Day two will focus on printmaking. Students will learn how to use the  printing press and the learn the process of creating a watercolor monotype. Day four 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.
July 2,3,5 &6 ( four sessions)   $265  includes supplies 6-9pm

Art Camp for Kids, July 17-20 (4 full days) with Melanie Levitt & Assistant

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: Under the sea paintings, mosaic initial plaques, paper mache piggy banks, Jackson Pollock splatter painting, Watercolor collage, Nature prints, Japanese brushstroke painting, washer windchimes, modge podge lanterns, outdoor nature drawing, games. art history & more! Please pack snack, lunch & white t-shirt. SPACE IS LIMITED TO ALLOW FOR PERSONAL ATTENTION!A limited amount of Art Scholarships are available for those in need.
July 17-July 20 (4 full days) Ages 6-13 yrs $295 9am-3pm

 

Art Camp for Kids, July 23-27 (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: Mosaic fish plaques, abstract animal paintings, recycled record art, polymere clay creations, mixed media art, Jackson Pollock splatter painting, origami, sea life wire sculpture, bottle cap magnets, funky masks, 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. A limited amount of Art Scholarships are available for those in need.
July 23-27 ( 5 full days) Ages 6-13 yrs $375 9am-3pm

Gnome/Fairy Camp, August 7-9 (3 full days) With Lori Stearns & Assistant

This three day camp is for the kid who loves fairies & gnomes and wants to create a unique piece of art. Each student will make their own unique fairy/gnome house and garden using a variety of natural materials. The house will be done in a mosaic process from stones and ceramics. Windows and doors will be made out of clay and roofs created with shells and stones. The house will be surrounded by moss and other grasses. Students will also create unique miniature furniture and accessories out of natural materials. They can create walkways, stone walls, ladders, swings and mini gardens. They will also make a gnome or fairy to live in this magical garden! Each one will be unique. The house & garden will be the main project but we will also be doing other fun projects with a fairy/gnome theme-three days of fun! All materials included but kids are welcome to bring any special stones, shells, or other small hard bits.
August 7-9   $235  9am-3pm, 7-13 yrs

Past Classes…

joelle inner strengthPainting Flowers with Joelle Goff  (one day acrylic painting workshop)

In this one day workshop, Joelle will guide you through the process of creating a close up flower painting using acrylics. Students will first sketch their flowers in proper proportion to create a dynamic composition and do a small color study. Attention will be giving to choosing a color palette, blending color, and how to build up a painting in layers starting with darks to lights. The small class size will allow students to receive one on one attention. The instructor will provide close up flower images to choose from. This class is suitable for the beginner student or to those who have painted and want to move to the next level. A supply list will be emailed upon registration. Students will be required to bring their own acrylic painting supplies. A supply list will be emailed to registered students.
Saturday April 7,  9am-4pm   $125

EXPERIMENTAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING with Award Winning Artist, Michael Vermette

In this weekend workshop, participants will learn new and exciting ways to create interesting effects in watercolor painting. Michael will demonstrate unique ways to alter the wash and alternative tools to use that will help you paint beyond the restriction of the brush. By experimenting with methods before, during and after the wash is executed, artists will achieve spontaneity in their painting. The instructor will also demonstrate how to create an “Active Wash” that is used to manipulate “Lost and Found Edges” in a watercolor painting. Michael will encourage artists to dive in, set aside their fears and begin to paint without a lot of pre-planning. Students will learn new techniques that will give them the freedom to let go and allow the medium to do what it does best without having to control every outcome. Be sure to bring a notebook! There will be a plethora of step-by-step demonstrations that bring the fun back into painting. This class is designed for the beginner and experienced artist alike. Participants should bring photos or drawings to apply these techniques to make experimental watercolors from. Students are responsible for their own supplies and a supply list will be sent to registered students.

Saturday & Sunday May 5 & 6, 9am-4pm $225

Michael E. Vermette double majored in Painting and Printmaking at the Maine College of Art, receiving his B.F.A Painting degree in 1980. He received his Certification in K-12 Art Education in 1986 through the University of Maine at Orono. A full-time artist and part-time teacher, Michael has been painting in oil and watercolor, for over forty five years and has won numerous awards for his work, including the Laura Coleman, Beverly and Marilyn Sabin Awards at the 12th,13th Biennial North American Open Shows and last year’s New England Watercolor Signature Member show 2017.

Currently, Michael’s work was featured in the Preview: Massachusetts by – B Amore in an article called: The New England Watercolor Society, 2018 Signature Member show.

Winter in the Notch Painting the Winter Landscape: Palette Knife Technique, January 18-Feb 8

with Melanie Levitt
In this 3 week painting workshop, beginner students will learn how to paint  a Winter scene in either oils or acrylics using both the brush and palette knife. Instruction will be given in using the palette knife to create texture and depth in a painting. We will also discuss composition, sketching, value, color mixing, brushwork and use of materials. 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. 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 including  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.
Thursdays,  Jan. 18 – Feb 8, 3 session (no class on Feb 1)  $165    6-8:30pm
Deadline for sign up, Jan 15


 mosaic houseMosaic Art Design with Lori Stearns

Learn the ancient art of mosaics.  In this 3-week session you will create a beautiful 10×10 mosaic art panel.  This is a structured, hands-on class in which you will design your own art panel.  Instruction will cover in-depth design techniques, adamant, opus, color, materials, history of mosaics, adhesives, mosaic bases, tools, and cutting techniques.  This class is great for beginners and more experienced students who would like a more in depth exploration of this fine art! A materials fee of $55 will be paid to instructor at the first class to cover all the supplies needed.
(3 sessions) Tuesdays Jan 30, Feb 6 & Feb 13, 6-8:30pm   $135

Through the StillnessWatercolor Monotype with Japanese Paper: Chin-Collé
With Melanie Levitt

Non-toxic watercolor monoprinting is a dynamic art form combining the colorful palette and radiant flow of watercolors with an unusual diversity of beautiful and compelling techniques unique to this process. In this class we will use the chin-collé process incorporating Japanese papers with the printmaking process.  Chine-collé is a special technique in printmaking in which the image is transferred to a surface that is bonded to a heavier support in the printing process.This allows you to print on the delicate surface of Jpanaese papers which pulls finer detail off the plate or also allows you to provide a colored background color behind the image.   Students will also learn proper use of an etching press, the correct numbering and signing of your prints, plus different approaches to the medium with emphasis on double plate printing of foliage with chin-collé. Watercolor washes on the plate’s impermeable surface allows for a floating of color in a way no other medium can. You will also be taught how to do watercolor monotypes at home without a press. This exciting process loosens artistic tightness, inspires confidence and expands creativity. You need not have previous experience in either watercolors or printmaking to achieve beautiful results. A materials fee is included in the class cost  and includes  a set of watercolors specific to this process, 8 sheets of printmaking paper, two printing plates, use of class materials and Japanese papers. (limit of 6 people) Deadline for sign up, Feb 3.
Saturday & Sunday , Feb 10-11, 10am-4pm  $310 includes all supplies

Karen class imageSilver Metal Clay and Jewelry Design
Silver Metal clay is made from fine silver powder with a binder and water. When fired in a kiln to just below the melting point the binder burns out and all the particles of silver fuse together. Only pure silver remains. The focus of this class will be to make 2 pendants in silver metal clay and learn how to bezel set a stone. Because Metal clay is a soft material before it is fired it is ideal for surface treatment. We will be using interesting textures and designs to create one of a kind jewelry and incorporate a stone. A materials fee of $75  will be payable to the instructor at the class.  The second class will be finishing and assembling.
Tues. Feb 20 & 27, 6-9pm   $125 ( deadline for sign up, Feb 13)

IMG_0045Wearable Art: Silk Painting with Kristen Pobatschnig

In this comprehensive class, we will learn how to paint on silk using brilliant silk dyes. Students will learn how to achieve different textural effects using salt, resist, rubbing alcohol and more. Students will begin with small practice silks, and work their way to create their own hand painted silk scarf. These scarves make a perfect holiday gift and they can also be sewn into other garments. Materials are included in this fun and relaxing workshop. No experience needed. Material information will be given if students wish to continue this art at home. Please pack a lunch or one can be ordered out.
Saturday, March 10,  10am-5pm  $145 includes materials

joelle inner strengthPainting Flowers with Joelle Goff  (one day acrylic painting workshop)

In this one day workshop, Joelle will guide you through the process of creating a close up flower painting using acrylics. Students will first sketch their flowers in proper proportion to create a dynamic composition and do a small color study. Attention will be giving to choosing a color palette, blending color, and how to build up a painting in layers starting with darks to lights. The small class size will allow students to receive one on one attention. The instructor will provide close up flower images to choose from. This class is suitable for the beginner student or to those who have painted and want to move to the next level. A supply list will be emailed upon registration. Students will be required to bring their own acrylic painting supplies. A supply list will be emailed to registered students.
Saturday April 7,  9am-4pm   $125

CLASSES FOR KIDS/TEENS

colorful-moose-art-confetti-by-sharon-cummings-sharon-cummingsKids! Abstract Animal Painting: After School Class

In this fun class, students will decide on an animal silhouette and create a an abstract version of it with acrylic paints on canvas. They will learn how to transfer their image onto canvas and have fun creating their own colorful piece of art. Lessons will be given in comopostion, color mixing. line and form. Bartlett & Jackson Students can take the bus right to the studio but need to arrange it with the school. Please pack a drink & snack.
Mondays, Jan 8-22, ( 3 sessions) 3-4pm, $75 includes supplies

 PAST CLASSES

Pastoral Scene of Double Head at Sunset_Lauren Sansaricq_16x24in._oil on canvasNEW! Traditional Landscape Painting Composition, Jan 13 & 14 with Lauren Sansaricq

In this workshop we will discuss and put into practice the compositional conventions used by traditional landscape artists ranging from the 17th century to the 19th century. Students will learn how to breakdown their paintings into three simple elements of design to help the eye move through the picture more easily. We will also discuss how to develop a painting’s center of focus to create a satisfying composition. Participating students will develop their own individual studio landscape paintings with an easy-going drawing to grisaille to color approach. We will also talk about the importance of values, color and chiaroscuro in traditional landscape painting to create a dynamic picture. In addition, traditional painting techniques will be taught such as Glazing, Atmospheric Glazing, and Scumbling. All experience levels are welcome! Students are responsible for their own supplies. The studio has table top easels to use. Saturday & Sunday January 13 & 14, 9am-4pm,  $245

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Origami
Make a Set of Origami Cards with Meredith Piotrow

Fun for all ages and no experience needed! Spend an evening of creativity with local origami enthusiast Meredith Piotrow for an evening of one of a kind card making.  Using colorful papers, participants will receive step by step instructions to create their own origami cranes and kimonos. Then using their newly folded designs, they will make an original set of handmade cards, perfect for holiday cards, thank yous, or as gifts themselves. This class is open to adults and kids 10 and up. (kids under 13 yrs need to attend with a registered adult)

Tuesday, Dec 5, 6pm-8:30pm  $45 supplies included

color wheel. jpgColor Mixing Workshop (one day class!)
with Melanie Levitt

Have you ever wanted to be more successful in mixing colors? In this one day workshop, Melanie will lead you through a series of exercises in color mixing and your knowledge of color will grow dramatically in one day. We will discuss color balance, intensity, warm & cool, and complementary colors to help you create more successful paintings. Melanie will share some of her secret color combinations she uses in her own work. We will discuss color relationships and how a color can look different depending on what it’s next to. This class is suitable for the total beginner student who wants to learn more or for the advanced student who wants to expand their knowledge of color mixing to improve their paintings. All supplies are included in this workshop and you will leave with “cheat sheets” to use as a reference for future classes. This adult class is also open to teens ages 16 and up.
 Sunday, Oct 22  9:30am-4:30pm,  $145 includes supplies

Watercolor MonoprintWatercolor Monoprints:
The Floating Wash
(deadline for Sign up-Oct 28)

With Melanie Levitt
Non-toxic watercolor monoprinting is a dynamic art form combining the colorful palette and radiant flow of watercolors with an unusual diversity of beautiful and compelling techniques unique to this process. You will learn proper use of an etching press, the correct numbering and signing of your prints, plus different approaches to the medium with emphasis on double plate printing of foliage. Watercolor washes on the plate’s impermeable surface allows for a floating of color in a way no other medium can. You will also be taught how to do watercolor monotypes at home without a press. This exciting process loosens artistic tightness, inspires confidence and expands creativity. You need not have previous experience in either watercolors or printmaking to achieve beautiful results. The workshop fee includes supplies: a set of watercolors specific to this process, 8 sheets of printmaking paper, two printing plates and use of class materials.

Saturday & Sunday , November 4 & 5   9am-4pm  (limit of 8 people)
$295 includes supplies: set of watercolors, 8 sheets printmaking paper, 2 printing plates and class materials.

 

Karen 2PMC  (Precious Metal Clay)
Jewelry Design (2 sessions)
With Karen Eisenberg

MAKES A GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT! Make 2-3 pendants or earrings and a pendant! In this class, students will learn techniques for working in precious metal clay (PMC). PMC is an amazing material that is similar to clay, but after firing in a kiln, becomes pure silver. The focus of this class will be will using interesting textures and designs to create one of a kind jewelry. Students will create two pendants or a pendant and earrings.  A materials fee of $75  will be payable to the instructor at the class.  The second class will be finishing and assembling. Tuesdays,  Nov 7 & Nov 14, 6-9pm   $125 ( deadline for sign up, Nov 1)

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New! Painting the White Mtn Landscape for Kids –  After School Class

with Melanie Levitt
In this four week after school class, students will work on drawing and painting a White Mountain landscape scene from a photo. Lessons will include color mixing, shading, line, form and proportion.  Students will learn about composition and how to layer paint and create texture with a palette knife. Work will be done in pencil and acrylic paint on canvas. This class will help students improve their skills in a relaxing and nurturing environment. Students will work at their own level and class size will be limited to allow for individual attention.   Students should pack a snack and drink. All supplies included. Jackson and Bartlett students can take the bus to the studio but will need to arrange with the school. Please let us know if they plan on taking the bus)
Thursdays, Oct 26-Nov 16, 3:45-5:15pm,  $105 includes all supplies, Ages 7-13Some Art Scholarships are available for those in need.

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New! TEEN Studio Arts (drawing or painting)
After School Class with Melanie Levitt

In this intensive 4 session class, students will each work on their own individual project in either painting or drawing. (from photos or still life)  Lessons will be given in sketching, composition, line, color & value. Small class size allows for each student to receive lots of individual attention in a relaxed and nurturing environment. This class is open to all levels and abilities.  Students are responsible for the bulk of their own supplies and should bring a sketch book. For a  fee of $60, Jackson Art can provide oil painting  for the four weeks.
Monday Oct 23 – Nov 20, 3:30-5:30 pm, $115,  Ages 13-19 yrs.
(4 sessions, no class on Nov 13 )
Some Art Scholarships are available for those in need.

 

plein air photo(NEW) Beginner Outdoor Painting with Melanie Levitt

In this two 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.” 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 in a painting, composition, color mixing formulas, light effects, and 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 a day. No need to invest in expensive equipment! We will provided all the supplies you need to paint for the day.(ie-use of plein air easel, paints, brushes, canvas, palette, turpentine, etc.   (if weather is not suitable for outdoor painting, we will paint from photographs in the studio) This class is limited to 6 students to allow for lots of individual attention. We will meet at Jackson Art Studio and then travel to location. All students will need to bring a small sketchbook. Locations TBD.
Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27,  $ $295  includes supplies, (or bring your own supplies, $225) 9am-4:30pm

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xxxmat(NEW) Weekend with Mattisse: Acrylic Painting Workshop
with Rebecca Klementovich
In this 2 day weekend workshop, students will explore how Matisse simplified his sketching and painting to create dyamic artwork. We will be drawing from a still life which we will simplify and transfer to a canvas in a similar style as Matisse. There will be alot of emphasis on the line and composition. We will also spend time working on textile patterns due to the influence of textiles as backdrops in Matisse’s work. Some drawing ability is helpful. Please pack a lunch or pick one up during the lunch break. Students are required to bring their own acrylic painting supplies.
Sept 9 & 10, 9:30am-3:30pm  $225

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

fairy housesKIDS! Deadline for sign up August 16!
(NEW!)
(3-day) Gnome/Fairy Camp, August 23-25
With Lori Stearns & Melanie Levitt

This three day camp is for the kid who loves fairies & gnomes and wants to create a unique piece of art. Each student will make their own unique fairy/gnome house and garden using a variety of natural materials. The house will be done in a mosaic process from stones and ceramics. Windows and doors will be made out of clay and roofs created with shells and stones. The house will be surrounded by moss and other grasses. Students will also create unique miniature furniture and accessories out of natural materials. They can create walkways, stone walls, ladders, swings and mini gardens. They will also make a gnome or fairy to live in this magical garden! Each one will be unique. The house & garden will be the main project but we will also be doing other fun projects with a fairy/gnome theme-three days of fun! All materials included but kids are welcome to bring any special stones, shells, or other small hard bits.
August 23-25   $235  9am-3pm, 7-13 yrs
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PAST CLASSES…….

stowedecafternoon300Introduction to Japanese Color Woodblock Printing with Matt Brown

This exciting three day workshop offers an introduction to process of Japanese woodblock printing. The Japanese developed this tradition using water as a medium, brushes to apply colors to the blocks, and a hand-held baren instead of a press to transfer colors from the carved blocks to the papers. This workshop is organized to offer a comprehensive introduction to the wonderful range of tools, technique, and materials involved in this process. Everyone completes a multi-color print and engages with aspects of design, carving, and printing. There is an emphasis ottn sharing tricks and techniques that may be adapted to other art-making (watercolor painting, western style printmaking). All experience levels are welcome. A $75 supply fee will be payable to the instructor at the first class and will include all the tools and materials needed for this workshop.
March 30 – April 2  (3 day workshop) $355  Times will vary slightly each day.
Friday: 10am-5pm, Sat: 9am-5pm and Sunday  9am-4pm
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photo-38(NEW!) Paint Big:  Flowers Acrylic Painting Workshop with Joelle Goff

Back by popular demand!! In this weekend workshop, Joelle will guide you through the process of creating a very large scale flower painting using acrylics. Students will first sketch  their flowers in proper proportion to create a dynamic composition. Attention will be giving to choosing a color palette, blending color, and how to build up a painting in layers starting with darks to lights. The small class size will allow students to receive one on one attention. Participants can bring their own flower photo or choose one from the instructor. This class is suitable for the beginner student or to those who have painted and want to move to the next level. A supply list will be emailed upon registration. Students will be required to bring their own acrylic painting supplies. A supply list will be emailed to registered students.
Saturday & Sunday,  Feb. 11 & 12 10am-4pm   $225
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KIDS! Paint Big: Flowers
(after School Class) with Joelle Goff

In this three week after school class, Joelle will guide students through the process of creating a large 16×20” flower painting using acrylics. Students will  learn to sketch their flowers in proper proportion to create a dynamic composition. Instruction will be given in color mixing, blending paint and how to build up a painting in layers from light to dark. The small class size will allow students to receive one on one attention. Students from Jackson & Bartlett schools can take the bus right to the studio but need to arrange with school in advance. This class is open to all levels. Please pack a drink & a snack. We have smocks, but please wear clothes you wouldn’t mind getting paint on.
Tuesdays, March 7, 14, & 21  3:45-5:15 pm $105 (all painting supplies included) Ages 7-13 yrs.
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coloudy day at the marsh 12x12 hai-Ou HouHai-ou Hou Quick Fun Workshop: quick loose, fresh, bold & expressive

Award winning , Hai-ou Hou has adopted a powerful abstract aesthetic of impressionist painting style for creating intensely colored, highly textured and provocative art. In this class, she will focus on the key elements of quick painting, and shares tricks and secrets for finishing a painting in less than two hours, making your painting more expressive and appealing, your colors bright and intense without being raw, and subtle without being muddy. This workshop will prepare you mentally and physically for painting quickly in any subject or plein air. This class will take place in the studio and is open to all levels and any mediums.Supply list will be sent to registered students.
Fri., Oct 7, 6:30-8:30pm (demo) Sat. & Sun., Oct 8 & 9,  10am-4pm  $295 

Hai-ou Hou was born in Beijing where she studied painting and ceramics at the prestigious Central Institute of Fine Art and Design. She accepted a teaching post at the Hubei Fine Art Institure where she taught painting and design. After immigrating to the US, she received her Master of Fine Arts from Towson University. Hai-ou’s work has been widely published and exhibited both nationally and internationally and hangs in many museums, corporate, and private collections. She is the recipent of numberous fine arts honors and awards. Please visit her website at www.haiouhoufineart.com/plein-air/

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(NEW!) The Fall Landscape: Beginner Plein Air Painting(learn to paint outside!)

In these one day outdoor painting workshops, students will enjoy the process of setting up an easel outdoors and painting the beautiful Fall White Mtn. landscape “en plein air.” 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 in a painting, composition, color mixing formulas, light effects, and 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 a small painting. No need to invest in expensive equipment! We will provided all the supplies you need to paint for the day.(ie-use of plein air easel, paints, brushes, canvas, palette, turpentine, etc.   (if weather is not suitable for outdoor painting, we will paint from photographs in the studio) This class is limited to 6 students to allow for lots of individual attention. We will meet at Jackson Art Studio and then travel to location. No need to invest in expensive equipment! We will provided all the supplies you need to paint for the day.(ie-use of plein air easel, paints, brushes, canvas, palette, turpentine, etc.   (if weather is not suitable for outdoor painting, we will paint from photographs in the studio) This class is limited to 6 students to allow for lots of individual attention. We will meet at the studio and then travel to location. All students will need to bring a small sketchbook & drawing pencil along with a lunch, drink, sunhat, sturdy shoes and clothing layers to be outdoors. Locations TBD.

Sunday, Oct 16, $155  includes ALL YOUR SUPPLIES  FOR THE DAY, 9am-4pm
(OR $95 bring your own supplies for plein air painting.)
Private & semi-private sessions are also available, please inquire.

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(NEW!) Beginner Landscape Painting: The Fall Pallette

In this 3-week painting workshop, beginner students will learn how to paint a  9″x12″ Fall landscape scene in either oils or acrylics inside the studio. Photos will be provided as a reference or students can bring their own. The instructor will lead the class with lessons and demonstrations, from initial sketch to finished painting. Instruction will be given in  composition, sketching, value, color mixing, brushwork and use of materials. Students will gain an understanding of how to create depth and light in the painting. This class is suitable for the beginner student who wants to further their skills. 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 you with use of art materials including  for a fee of $85 for the three weeks: includes use of oil paints, brushes, palette, rags, gamasol, canvas, & drawing supplies) Please give at least one week notice if you would like supplies included. Also open to teens 16 and up.

Thursdays, Oct 20-Nov 10  $165    (3 sessions)   6-8:30pm
(no class on Oct 27)

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Fall Kids Image(NEW!) After School: Drawing/Painting:
The Fall Landscape

In this four week after school class, students will work on a series of drawing and painting projects with a Fall theme. This class will help students improve their skills in a relaxing and nurturing environment. Students will work at their own level and class size will be limited to allow for individual attention. Lessons  include color mixing, shading, line, form and proportion.  Work will be done in pencil and acrylics on canvas. All supplies included.  Students should pack a snack and drink.
Tuesdays, Oct 18-Nov 8  (4 sessions) 3:45pm -5:15pm
$95 includes painting supplies  Ages 7-13 yrs.

Want Private Instruction in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, or Mosaics?
Book a private lesson with us! Call for details (603) 387-3463