Nostalgic Impressionism with Kathie Odom, June 19-21, 2023

With excitement we welcome Tennessee plein air painter, Kathie Odom, to the White Mountains of NH for this three-day oil painting workshop. The focus of the class will be on painting NH barns and structures in the landscape. Kathie calls herself a “Nostalgic Impressionist” as a way of identifying the subjects and style of painting that interest her. Her aim is to show the story behind what often appears to be an ordinary scene... through painting on location. Kathie will help students find spontaneity, excitement and a greater comfort level painting en plein air. Students will find answers to questions like: What location do I choose? How do I start an outdoor painting? When should I stop? Should I take photos? What’s my first move? The colors vary as the sun moves across the sky... what do I do next?

Kathie will do a demo each day mixed with personal instruction at easel as you paint alongside her. Students will also learn about harmony in composition, the colors of light, alla-prima lay-it-and-leave-it brushwork, and the beauty of restraint.  Plus, how to have some great fun in the midst of it all! This class is suitable for the confident beginner through advanced painter. Class size limited to 15.

June 19-21, 2023 (3 day workshop) 10am-4pm $485
(Plein Air Locations near Jackson Art TBD)

Price: $485.00

Date: June 19, 2023

Available Spaces: 2

Intro to Palette Knife Painting En Plein Air w/Melanie Levitt at Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville, VT July 24& 25

Join award winning palette knife painter, Melanie Levitt, as she invites you to her two-day plein air painting workshop, “Introduction to Palette Knife Painting En Plein Air” in Jeffersonville VT at the Bryan Memorial Gallery! This workshop designed for self-expression. This class will start inside the studio and then we will move outdoors. The focus of this class will be on how to paint an entire painting in oils with a palette knife creating interesting marks and textures. Through demonstration and individual attention, students will learn how to distill the important information from the landscape and translate it onto the canvas. Melanie will address the importance of sketching/composition, how to create depth & light in a painting, color mixing, energetic mark making, and how to choose a stain color for your scene. All this will be taught in an understandable step by step process which will lead students to improve their ability to simplify the landscape and create a dynamic painting in a short time.

This class is suitable for the beginner or the intermediate student who want to loosen up and learn how to paint with a palette knife. We will meet at Bryan Memorial Gallery for a morning session and then head outdoors, weather permitting. Painting locations TBD. In case of inclement weather, we will paint at the gallery. Artists at any stage of their development are welcome. Upon receiving your registration, a materials list, a daily schedule and recommendations for accommodations and restaurants will be sent to you via email.

Participants are responsible for their own art materials and their own meals and accommodations.

Monday & Tuesday, July 24&25, 10am-4pm,(meet at Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville VT)  $250


Price: $0.00

Date: July 24, 2023

Available Spaces: 8

Capturing the Moment in Light & Color w/ Ann Larsen, Aug 26 & 27

Summer in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is a spectacular place to plein air paint! This workshop is designed to help students interpret what they see in the landscape and then put that down on canvas. Emphasis will be on capturing light, color and the emotional moment. Students will be guided through deciding on a subject, color mixing, value, and the importance of edges in their paintings. We will focus on a step by step approach to building a paintings by starting with large mass simplification, color choices and the importance of what to leave in and what to leave out to make a strong painting. Historical and modern references will be discussed. Each day will start with discussion and a demonstration of the days lesson. Each student will be given one on one attention to help them understand and work towards their painting goals. The workshop is for students with some painting experience.  Beginner to advanced.  Oil is the preferred but other mediums are acceptable.

Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27, 10:00 am- 5:00 PM, $325

Price: $325.00

Date: August 26, 2023

Available Spaces: 7

2023 MONHEGAN ISLAND RETREAT: Plein Air Painting, Light Hiking & Island Tour

Join Melanie Barash Levitt, owner of Jackson Art, for a unique experience combining plein air painting, (beginner and intermediate welcome) light hiking, gallery visits, and touring Monhegan Island.  This retreat will be reserved for a small group taking place in one of the most beautiful places in the world!

Accommodations: Meals and transportation not included.  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Trailing Yew (hearty breakfast included) but accommodations can be booked anywhere on the island including the Island Inn, Monhegan House, Shining Sails or house rentals on VRBO.

Cost for the class includes painting instruction and demos, island/gallery tour and a wine/cheese welcome upon arrival. Melanie will be working in oils but students can also work in medium of choice. Participants should bring all their own art supplies. Supply list and more details to follow.

Cost: $365 per/person,  Friday, 9/15/23  - Sunday 9/17/23. Class starts Friday afternoon upon ferry arrival (wine & cheese welcome) and ends Sunday afternoon at ferry departure. Or extend your stay to enjoy the island!

Melanie Barash Levitt has been exploring and painting on Monhegan Island for the last 19 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 Monhegan for over 150 years.  The peaceful nature of the island combined with the picturesque landscape make Monhegan an ideal location to immerse yourself in  art and relaxation.  A packing list will be sent to registered students. (in case of inclement weather, we will paint from the Trailing Yew)

Weekend Schedule:

Friday, September 15.-Arrive on the afternoon ferry to Monhegan Island. (We recommend the 3pm from Port Clyde for the smoothest ride!) Melanie will meet you at the dock (your bags will be picked up and transported to the Trailing Yew or other Inn/Hotel/Rental)  We will have a wine and cheese welcome at the Trailing Yew and go over our weekend plans. In the evening we will have dinner at Fish Beach followed by sunset painting demo by the dock. Paint along if you would like or just watch the demo.

Saturday, Sept 16 - We will meet at the Trailing Yew and then take a short walk to paint at Lobster Cove. Bring a backpack to put your supplies in. *Optional beer tasting at Monhegan Brewing or paint in the village in the afternoon. Group will meet for dinner (optional) at the Island Inn  (full menu with lots of choices including fresh seafood and lobster!)

Sunday, Sept 17-  We will paint at Horn Hill in the morning and then head towards the dock for lunch/painting and participants can take the afternoon ferry. Or, spend and extra night on the island!

Cancellation Policy. We ask that you to give us six weeks notice if you need to cancel. You will receive a full refund minus $50 cancellation fee.  Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space.

Price: $365.00

Date: September 15, 2023

Available Spaces: 2