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Sip & Paint, NH

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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”
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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

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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!
(everything included except the wine/beer)
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate & bottled water available at studio for $1

Register through on our CALENDAR!

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

OUR LATEST SIP & PAINT SCHEDULE:

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NEW! Open Paint Night $35
(paint what you like!)
Saturday, Dec 9, 6pm
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Sunday, Dec. 10, 1pm
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Winter MittensWinter Mittens
Friday, Dec. 15, 6pm
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Covered BridgeCovered Bridge
Friday, Dec. 22, 6pm
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winter cardinal glassPaint 2 Winter Cardinal Glasses
Friday, Dec. 29, 6pm
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Saturday, December 30, 6pm
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Crimson BIrch
Crimson Birch
Thursday, Jan 4, 6pm

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WInter Funky Tree

Winter Funky Tree

Saturday, Jan 6, 6pm

$45 PER/ PERSON INCLUDES SUPPLIES

BOOK A PRIVATE  PARTY!
•8 person minimum during the week…
• 12 person minimum on weekends
•Pick any Painting!

• Holiday Parties
•Birthday Parties (Adults/Kids)
• Corporate Bonding Events
• Family Reunions,
• Girls Night Out
• Date Night Party
• Baby/Wedding shower, and More!

We also travel on location… (extra travel fee of $10 per/person)

Call (603) 387-3463 for more information and to book your date

Want to go Beyond Sip & Paint? Take a Class or Workshop!
(Teens 16 and up may attend adult classes)

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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

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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

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
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.

 

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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)

IMG_0045Wearable Art: Silk Painting with Kristen Pobatschnig

In this comprehensive one day 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, Dec 2,  10am-5pm  $145 includes materials

 

CLASSES FOR KIDS/TEENS

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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.

 

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

PAST CLASSES….

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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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

(NEW!) Kids PAINT Parties!!

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Ages 7 and up…

$35 per/child with a minimum of 6 kids!
(Each additional child ONLY $25)

Choose your painting …All kids leave with a finished 16×20″ painting! Advance booking required. Call (603) 387-3463 for details

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