Check our calendar regularly for class date changes. They are also posted on this page.

Robert Steedman AWS

posted Apr 10, 2016, 1:43 PM by Mary Vermeersch   [ updated Apr 10, 2016, 1:43 PM ]

Robert achieved his full AWS a few months ago and now he has one more achievement to tell you about.  The painting that he submitted for his full AWS has been selected to be included in the upcoming AWS Traveling Exhibit.  We are all so very happy for him.

Rye Library Art Show - Mary Vermeersch & Students

posted Jan 22, 2016, 6:23 PM by Mary Vermeersch   [ updated Feb 8, 2018, 9:00 AM ]

     Mary Vermeersch and 8 of her regular students are exhibiting in an art show at the Rye Public Library from February 4th through March30th.  We are exhibiting 30 paintings between the 9 of us.  You will see these students are very talented and have gone beyond student. Please plan to stop by during this show to see what they have accomplished or join us for our opening at the Library on February 21st. from 5 - 6:30pm.  to meet the artists and share in the refreshments. Thank you so much.

Classes Starting OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2018

posted Dec 20, 2010, 8:19 PM by Mary Vermeersch   [ updated Nov 10, 2018, 9:53 AM ]

Check each teachers home page on our web site, for the supply sheets for their classes.  You can also call Mary at 603-778-0685 or 603-502-6462, or e-mail for further information.  You can sign up for any of the classes by phone or e-mail. The class fees can be paid by cash in class, or check made out to Brush and Palette and mailed to P.O. Box 914, North Hampton, NH 03862.



Dustan Knight 
is teaching a one day WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP, on  Saturday,  10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Fee: $60. WORKSHOP DELAYED UNTIL JANUARY.

Dustan Knight
Come join Dustan's 5 week class, "From Drawing to Painting"  Class date delayed until early January 2019.  10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Fee: $130
This fun informative and 'no stress' art class will begin with some drawing insights and tips and develop into a painting class using water medium ( including watercolor, watercolor pencils and acrylic mediums)  Each class will offer something new and Dustan will demonstrate a way of combining previous lessons into your creative expressions.  

Dustan Knight
Dustan Knight will be teaching a  5 week class Finishing Them Up, Class date delayed until early January 2019.  12:30 - 2 p.m. Fee: $110.
This is a new idea for a class that invites any artist, whether in class or not, to come paint in the Brush and Palette studio and ‘finish up’ paintings and projects   Dustan will be on hand and working with students individually to achieve their best personal results.  This is a ‘set your own pace’ studio opportunity with a knowledgeable and generous professional artist on hand to help you succeed. All artist levels and materials are invited.

Dustan Knight
Dustan Knight is teaching a 5 week class in Exploring Abstraction in Acrylic, scheduled to begin Tuesday, October 9 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Fee: $130. This class is adding an additional 3 weeks, Nov. 20, 27 and Dec. 4.  Each additional week is paid as you come and the weekly fee: is $30.
Have you always wanted to know how to paint abstractly? Don't miss this opportunity to learn how.
Dusty will simplify the concepts behind abstraction and each class will offer an approach to painting abstractly. Students will get a chance to try different styles and decide which feels most comfortable for them.  This is a fun exploratory class - with an emphasis on finding your own abstract voice.

Robert Steedman

is teaching his 4 week WATERCOLOR  class starting Tuesday, November 13,  from 6 - 8 p.m., Fee: $80. 
You will be learning how to control this very elusive medium through discussion, demonstration and painting.

  This course will take you from the sketch to the finished painting.  Color mixing, composition, technique and materials will be explored and demonstrated. 

Mary Vermeersch
Is offering her ONGOING OILS  Mondays 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  ALSO Thursday 6 - 9 p.m. $20 per 3 hour session. Come on by!  Each student works on their own project at their own pace with as much help as each requires.

Karen Blackwood

We are happy to announce, that Karen Blackwood will be teaching a 4 week Oil Painting  class,  The Essence of the Sea Workshop  starting  Tuesdays , April 2, 2019 through April 23rd, 2019,  9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Fee: $295.

Karen describes her workshop, The Essence of the Sea, this way, A successful painting is Alive! It evokes emotion and draws the viewer in! Find out what questions to ask to bring the wow factor to your work. This indoor class takes place at the Brush and Palette Art Center Tuesday mornings from 9am to 12pm.
Karen's workshop will aim to simplify the painting process through the use of a limited palette, larger design shapes and the use of the armature of the rectangle, a compositional device which helps guarantee a strong composition. Whatever your level, Karen will help you reach the next level. You can check out Karen's web site at

Todd Bonita,  
Check Todd Bonita's schedule for his upcoming classes on his website

The Brush and Palette is always open to new suggestions for classes.  If you have a class you would like to see, send us an e-mail.  We would love to hear from you, or put a comment on our Brush and Palette face book page and give us a like.  Thank you so much.

posted Dec 20, 2010, 5:52 PM by Mary Vermeersch   [ updated Jan 5, 2012, 1:55 PM by Dan Vermeersch ]

Rye Public Library art show, January - March 2016

posted Dec 20, 2010, 4:59 PM by Mary Vermeersch   [ updated Dec 15, 2015, 9:57 AM ]

     Mary Vermeersch and her oil painting students, are participating in an art show at the Rye Public Library, January 5 through March 28.  Our opening is scheduled for January 20th from 6 - 7:30 p.m. with a snow date scheduled for January 27th.  Please join us for light refreshments and a chance to meet the artists.  The work of these students is wonderful and sure to be worth your interest. If you have any questions, please give me a call at 603 778-0685.  

posted Feb 19, 2009, 9:51 AM by Dan Vermeersch   [ updated Jan 5, 2012, 1:55 PM ]

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