Portraits: Secret Lives of Shopkeepers *Drop-In

Portraits: Secret Lives of Shopkeepers *Drop-In

Start Date:
Feb 7, 2018
Finish date:
Aug 9, 2018
20.00 USD
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Ms. Leigh Niland


with Leigh Niland

After-hours Portraits of Brattleboro Merchants. Faces familiar in passing are the focus of these alla prima portrait painting sessions. Shopkeepers are asked to "come as they are or would like to be portrayed", so we never quite know what we're in for until they arrive. It's a tall challenge for any painter but a lot of fun too. This class is especially recommended for those with some proficiency with oil paint and life drawing.  Drop-ins welcome.  If you are a Brattleboro merchant and are interested in modeling or know someone that is, please call or email us with the info.

Session 3: Exhibit opening - July 6th    5:30 - 7:30 pm  (will be up for the month of July)

Session 3 Merchant List: Brattleboro Printmakers: James Primrose, Kid’s Playce: Michelle Mahin, Whippersnappers: Amy Nelson, Windsor & Windham Housing: Connie Snow, Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce: Greg Lesch, Maple Leaf Music: Kate Spencer, Vermont Performance Lab: Sara Coffey, Strange Brew Tattoo: Jon Whitman & Rachel Brown, Duo Restaurant: Stephanie & Keith Bonin, Juno Orchestra: Zon Eastes, Butterfly Swing Band: Joe LoMonaco, Experienced Goods: Eric Cutler

For the summer semester, the 4th session of the portrait series will be on Thursdays, beginning June 21st through Aug. 9th from 6 - 8:30 pm 

Price per class:  $20. Including canvas, oil paints, and solvents   $10. BYO gear 

June 21 - Steve West (Fearless Computing + songwriter)

June 28 - Star Latronica  (Brooks Memorial Library)


July 12 - Jon Potter (Latchis Hotel)

July 19 - Gail Nunziata (previous Latchis Executive Director, current Trustee with Vermont Arts Council)

July 26 - Larry + Donna Simons (Candle In The Night)

August 2 - Ben Wichland  (Miller Bros. Newton)

August 9 - Erin Scaggs  (Elliot Street Fish + Chips)

Fall Session begins the week of Sept. 17th

Sept. 20 -  Cara Meinke - (Cara Wolff Jewelry)


Date pending for the following models:

Dr Rebecca Jones

David Scholaes (after Sept date to be determined) 


in memory of "Stanley Lynde" - by Nancy Detra from a photo taken by Bob George


"John Clements" oil painting by Roxcell Bartholomew


Feb. 21 - May 16    (no class on 4/18)
Wednesday  6 – 8:30 pm     

PAST Schedule:

2/21/18 - Greg Lesch (Chamber of Commerce)

2/28/18 - Connie Snow (retired Executive Director Windham Windsor Housing)

3/14/18 - Eric Cutler  (Hospice Shop)

3/21/18 - Jon Whitman (Strange Brew Tatoo)

3/28/18 - Sara Coffey (Vermont Performance Lab)

4/4/18 - Stephanie & Keith Bonin (Duos Restaurant)

4/11/18 - Rachel Brown (Strange Brew Tatoo)

4/18/18 - Kate Spencer (previous owner of Maple Leaf Music)

4/25/18 - Zon Eastes (The Juno Orchestra Project)

5/2/18 - Amy Nelson  (Whippersnappers)

5/9/18 - Joe LoMonaco (Edward Jones)

5/16/18 - cancelled

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