Art Camps / Classes for Kids/Teens

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR 2019 ART CAMPS!

“I love going to Jackson Art because there are always so many different things to do. Some are easy. Some are harder but it is always fun. I meet lots of different friends there and I can’t wait to go back.” -Molly

“Jackson Art has created a wonderful environment for my son who has a passion and desire to learn and create all forms of art. The classes provides diversity and basic to advanced instruction – never loosing site of the fact that these are children and a gentle and thoughtful approach is needed . We are grateful for this very important outlet.” -Carla 

2019 ART CAMP FOR KIDS I, JULY 23-26 (4 DAYS)
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

 

2019 ART CAMP FOR KIDS II, AUGUST 5-9 (5 DAYS)
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-

2019 TEEN SUMMER STUDIO ARTS (4 EVENINGS-JULY 29-AUGUST 1)
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 ,6-9:30pm  $285 includes all supplies
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2019 INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING with Ian Torney (open to high school students)

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
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2019 Portrait Drawing with Ian Torney (open to high school students)

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
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2019 Still Life Drawing with Ian Torney (open to high school students)

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.

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(NEW!) Summer Outdoor Painting with Stapleton Kearns
(open to high school students)

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

(NEW) Introduction to Mosaics 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)
Saturday, Aug 31,  10am-1pm, $55 (materials are included)

(NEW) Open Studio Mosaics 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
Saturday, Aug. 31, 1-5pm $35

(NEW!) Fall 2019 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 NHand 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. This class is also open to high school students.
Sat. & Sun, Sept 21 & 22, 9am-4pm  $295

Flowers and Windows w/ Amy Brnger
Combining windows, landscapes, and flowers is exciting in this one day workshop! 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. Acrylics or oils can
be used but instructor will be using oils. A supply list will be available t to registered students. This class is also open to high school students
Sat., Oct 5, 9am-4pm, $165 per/person

Alla Prima Painting with 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.This class is also open to high school students
Fri, Sat, & Sun, Oct 18-20, 9am-4pm,  $400

Introduction to Abstract Painting:
Brushwork & Color w/ Rebecca Klementovich
Learn how to create a successful abstract painting in acrylics by exploring your emotional inner landscape! In this one day class, 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.This class is also open to high school students
Saturday, Nov 9, 10am-5pm, $145

Sip & Paint Classes

(kids 7 yrs and up can attend with a registered adult)

In Full Bloom
Sun, June 2, 6pm
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Sunset Reflection
Thursday, June 13, 6pm
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Paint your Pet
Friday, June 21
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Paint TWO Sunflower Glasses
Tuesday, July 2, 6pm
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Past… 2018 Art Programs for kids 

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 student 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. A limited amount of scholarships are available for those in need.

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

Mosaic creatureKIDS Mosaic Creature Plaque (1 full day)

With Lori Stearns

Create your own mosaic  design on a wooden plaque using broken tiles, glass beads and other small bits. Create a dragonfly, butterfly, ladybug or any design you want!  Older kids will learn how to use tile cutters to piece together their design. Younger students will use pre-broken pieces. Optional: bring some of your own small bits to personalize your  plaque.

Thurs, Aug 18   10am-3 pm $85 includes supplies, Kids 8 and up


Drawing/Painting: The Fall Landscape for Kids
(4 weeks) With Melanie Levitt
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 for drawing include color mixing, shading, line, form and proportion. Work will be done in pencil and acrylics. Students should pack a snack and drink.
Mondays, Oct 19-Nov 9 3:45pm -5:15pm
$95 includes painting supplies Ages 7-13 yrs.
(a small number of art scholarships are available for those in need)

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(NEW) After School ARTS & CRAFTS For Kids
( 6 weeks) With Melanie Levitt
In this 6 week after school class, students will have fun doing many different projects in various mediums. Each week will be a new project! Some projects include Clay Creations, Recycled Robots, Japanese Brushstroke Painting, Mixed Media Metallic Art, Zentangle Doodle Art, Bottlecap Magnets, Splatter Painting and more! A nice way to relax and have fun being creative after school. Students should pack a snack and drink. All supplies included and smocks provided.
Wednesdays, Oct 7-Nov 11 3:45-5:15pm $145 includes supplies Ages 6-13 yrs
(Jackson & Bartlett Students can take the bus right to
Jackson Art but need to arrange with the school)
(a small number of art scholarships are available for those in need)

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(NEW!) Teen/Drawing Painting Studio

(3 sessions) with Melanie Levitt

In this intensive 3 session class, students will each work on their own individual painting or drawing project in either pencil/charcoal or oils/acrylics. They will choose from landscape or still life. Lessons will be given in sketching, creating a successful composition, 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. Supply list will be sent to registered students. For a fee of $45, Jackson Art can provide oil painting supplies for the three weeks including use of high quality oil paints, brushes, canvas, palette, etc.
Thursdays, Oct 29-Nov 12 (3 session)
5:30-7:30 pm $95 Ages 13-19 yrs
(Please note: Some scholarships available for those in need. )