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Take A Break with The Lightness of Painting


Join artist Jamie Townsend as he shares his process of painting layers and color in this free virtual class.  Jamie will demonstrate his craft while talking about his technique and answering questions from the virtual audience.

This class is presented free and a link to the Zoom connection information will be sent after registration. The Lightness of Painting will occur on Tuesday, January 12th at 2 PM. Register for this event here.

On artist Jamie Townsend:

Influenced by the rich and fearless colors of his youth in the 1970’s,  Jamie’s palette is balanced with pastels that came into his work after attending the Ringling College of Art + Design in Florida.  Drawing from his life experience it was merging with Eastern Philosophy that gave Jamie the confidence to develop his own style. He began researching Abstract Expressionists and painting large scale pieces. He embraces the modern street art movement and finds himself doing many murals as canvases.


Soon Jamie was traveling to Europe and discovering the culture and places that fostered this style. He found painting in Provence to be his favorite where the light is so muted and easy to see furthering his sense of color.  


When Jamie is not traveling and painting he enjoys being inspired by his children and the natural landscape and farmland of Vermont and it’s hardworking  people. You can often find him building tea houses and doing sculpture out in the forests he has loved since his youth.  During COVID-19, his most recent projects involve building barrel Saunas and sharing the healing powers of steam and heat. 


We’ve got even more classes/events on the calendar, so check out the full line up HERE.

Questions about upcoming classes, events or the Claremont MakerSpace in general? Let us know at [email protected].

Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team