Looking for your inner artist? 

Submitted 2 years ago
Created by
Katie Donovan

There's an abundance of Art in the Upper Valley

I love art but I am not an artist.  I would love to learn though.  If you’re like me and want to learn some new skills these are great resources to check out in the Upper Valley.

Painting is our Specialty

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The Ceramic Corner


The Ceramic Corner is a new store in Claremont.   They had a Ladies night on Wednesday where you can bring wine and enjoy some painting.  You can see what they painted on wine glasses recently too.  They have great reviews for both painting and ceramics as a night out or a fun activity for the family: both reasonably priced.  I’ll have to check it out.

Cork and Canvas

sip n pain in the upper valley

Tip Top Pottery offers a sip n' paint too at Salt Hill Pub in Lebanon and at their White River location!  Classes in White River are Wed. 6-9 Sat. 6:30-9:30 and Sun. 3:30-6:30 and the 3rd Monday of the month at Salt Hill from 6:30-9:30.  For $40 you can create some beautiful paintings all on your own!

A Muse Your Palate


If you’re looking for another Sip and Paint experience try A Muse Your Palate.  This is an artist who travels to different venues and provides opportunities to paint for a small fee.  I was really interested in the pumpkin painting for $30 in Randolph.  All materials are provided.

Brushes and Brews

sip n paint uppervalley

Court Street Arts in Haverhill offers sip n' paint classes too. For $35 you can have a brew and paint, which includes all materials.  For ten extra you can enjoy some pizza and salad too!

Aidron Duckworth Museum

aidron duckworth museum

At the Aidron Duckworth Museum in Meriden you can learn to draw or paint water color. Class lengths vary and are  priced from $10-45.

Painting and Much More



Artistree in South Pomfret, VT has painting for teens and adults. Lots of fun ideas like collage card making, acrylic painting, figure drawing, and painting wine glasses.  They also have sip and paint for three hours of fun.  They also have music, holiday gift workshops, threatre, movement, and activities for kids under five and also school age.  They also do family clay time once a month from ten to twelve for $20 for the parent and child.

AVA Gallary


AVA Gallery also has classes for different media types. There are a variety of classes: digital photography, painting and drawing, community art like making gifts, fiber art, sculpture, calligraphy, and print making.  Making books and gifts sound cool.  Classes may be a single experience or a series of lessons.  There are classes for kids too like robotics, making games, and geometric art.

Library Arts Center

newport library arts

The library arts center in Newport does classes for kids and adults.  Activities for kids include ideas like making your own Halloween costumes, lego design, and teen painting. Adult classes are for people with experience and without.  Classes include ideas like landscapes, visual journaling, figure drawing and fiber arts classes.  Most classes are under $20.

Jo Ann’s Fabrics

jo ann fabrics online classes

Learn online for  $15-40 at Jo Ann's.  You can access the class more than once which is really helpful if you want to keep practicing painting or drawing.   Classes are a series of lessons around 20 min.  They also tell you what materials you will need to do the lesson.  You can also learn about cake decorating, jewelry making, quilting, sewing, and other fiber arts. Painting classes are online, but you can learn other topics in the West Lebanon store. This would be great fun for the family.

Theatre and Dance


If you want to learn more about music and dance classes in the Upper Valley check out this site.   You can also learn about theatre options too.

Enjoy the discovery.

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