Dustan Knight - Artist

Dustan is a professional artist and teacher.  She received her MFA from Pratt Institute in NYC
and her Masters in Art History from BU. She writes regular art reviews for Art New England. She was the recipient
of the NH State Fellowship for the Arts and past Mac Dowell Colony Res
ident. Her paintings have been exhibited throughout the US and much of her work is represented by galleries in the Northeast. 


Dustan Knight - Watercolor Techniques

Workshop 10am - 3pm     
Jan 18, 2020
Fee: $65

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.

This fun class with Dustan Knight includes special watercolor techniques that can create a sense of winter. You  will be using special materials, salt, liquid friskit, white candle, white opaque paint, [using watercolor or acrylics). How to create the effect of snow with watercolor without using white paint.
If you can not get any of the above materials,we will have extras to share.

You will need at least six small 10 X 8 watercolor papers (140 lb, white, cold press, d'arches)

You can register for this class at 603 778-0685 or email at mary@brushandpalet.com.
You can pay for this workshop by check made out to Brush and Palette or with cash the morning of the class.
Don't miss this workshop with Dusty.

Saturday 10am - 3pm     
Workshop November 9th
Fee: $60

This romantic  atmospheric  image of an old boat shack at sunset is a fun exploration of wet watercolor mixing . Learn how to paint the sky and the colors reflected on the water.   Join Dusty for an informative one day class with step by step demonstrations.
Sign up soon. Workshops have been selling out.

Dustan Knight - Autumn Sunflowers in Watercolor and Ink

Workshop 10am - 3pm     
Oct 19, 2019
Fee: $60

Autumn SunFlowers- The perfect Fall subject is Sunflowers and pumpkins…working from a simple still life of Sunflowers and pumpkins we will have fun designing and drawing a simple composition and painting it using wet on wet and glazing watercolor techniques and ink.  This fun workshop also introduces the use of wax resists, background stencils  and loose ink details so artists can create their own expressive artwork.  -  Here is an example of Sun flower paintings to get us in the mood! Material list is regular materials, plus  saran wrap, ruler, and, flower stencil.

Any questions feel free to reach out through phone or email.
You can register for this workshop by phone 603 778-0685, or by email at mary@brushandpalet.com

Tuesday mornings 10am - 1pm     
Sept 10 - October 8  (five weeks )
Fee: $180 for all 5 weeks

In our continuing exploration of various art styles we turn our attention to the fabulous FUN POP ART era- 

We will be discussing about what makes Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Lichtenstein and other giants of the Pop art world so interesting.
Each week we will be trying our hand at their ideas.  Mostly an acrylic class but all mediums can be used, in fact Warhol and Hockney did a lot of watercolors!
These guys transitioned off of the nihilists like Marcel Duchamp - to talk about social and political phenomenon- great ideas to think about while creating.
All levels of artist invited to attend - its educational, fun and creative!   Note three hour class


Workshop 10am - 3pm     
Sept 19, 2019
Fee $60

This class ‘ a walk in the summer woods’ starts with a simple sketch and finishes with a sun dappled summer woodland scene.

All levels invited.  Fun informative creative workshop . Dusty demonstrates step by step
Techniques to layer paint to make values.  Simply stated.

Materials -140 lb arches cold or hot press paper.
10 x 14 “ or larger
Assorted brushes
Assorted watercolor paints
Masking tape
Pencil and eraser
Support board to tape pAper onto
Paper towels
Plastic paint palette