Watercolors & Wine with artist Melissa Hyatt
Wednesday, July 20th
Join artists Melissa Hyatt & Christie Jones for an evening of watercolors!
During this two-hour class, led by local watercolor artist Melissa Hyatt, you will enjoy a glass of Suhru wine while painting a North Fork Coastal landscape. The workshop will begin with a mixology and watercolor making demonstration by Christie Jones followed by and introduction to watercolors as Melissa Hyatt shares tips and techniques for painting while guiding you, step by step, through her process to create a classic North Fork coastal landscape.
Learn about Christie’s non-toxic, handmade watercolor paints & paint making process through a meditative mixology demonstration in which you will watch watercolor paints be made. In the workshop you will learn how to paint landscapes, mix the paints, play with wet on wet techniques and wet on dry. Using color theory and with Melissa’s guidance you will learn to mix the paints to achieve every color of the rainbow. We will play with layering the paint to create the piece and add details while experiencing the magic world of watercolor.
This 2 hour class with Melissa includes a glass of Suhru wine and all Watercolor materials to create your own 5x7 piece. Attendess will go home with a beautiful and unique North Fork costal landscape watercolor painting as well as a complete watercolors kit including a trio of Christie's handmade watercolor paints in recycled shells, paintbrush, and five sheets of watercolor paper with which to continue your watercolor artistic journey.
Seating is limited. Pre-purchased tickets required. Refunds are not available for this event, if you are unable to attend, your ticket can be transferred to another attendee however it’s your responsibility to find a substitute. Registration is required to attend. Additional glasses of wine and cheese boards available for purchase throughout the event.
Date: Wednesday, July 20th
Time: Workshops at 2-4PM and 6-8PM
Location: Suhru Wines Tasting House, 28735 Main Rd, Cutchogue NY (Directions)
About Melissa Hyatt
Melissa Hyatt is an accomplished watercolor artist, surface pattern designer, illustrator, and educator. She loves to create and paint in her sunlit North Fork studio with her golden retriever April snoozing by her side. Melissa’s talent came in part from her two grandmothers, both artists who taught her to value the importance of creativity. Inspired by their artistry and commitment, Melissa graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in surface pattern design.
Melissa’s design skills were then honed in her work a design director for Waverly Fabrics, and she has worked in textiles as an artist, color consultant, and stylist for over twenty years. In 2015, Melissa launched her own brand. Her art has been seen on, bedding and dinnerware for Martha Stewart, fabrics for Waverly Fabrics, Schumacher, Home Accent Fabrics, and Belle Maison, bedding for Westpoint Home, home decor for Pier One Imports and wallpaper for Brewster Wallcoverings. She has designed logos for Northforkin’ and artwork for album covers at Atlantic Records. Melissa has been invited to host pop up shops at West Elm and Pottery Barn, and in her spare time she teaches watercolor classes in the North East. Her designs are licensed with Calypso Cards, Gina B., Raz Imports, Eccolo, Leanin Tree, Surefit Industries, Stupell Inc., and Cold Water Creek. There are more exciting collaborations in the works.
About Christie Jones
Christie is a fine artist based on Long Island, New York. Inspired by coasts & conservation, her work touches on mental health & climate change advocacy. Using the natural materials and typically working within the circular form she creates meditative work primarily in watercolor. Her popular abstract series, titled Impressions features marks made with her handmade watercolor paints captured during the paint making process.
In 2021 she created a shell recycling program, picking up discarded shells from local restaurants that would normally dispose them where they’d wind up in a landfill. Sanitizing them, she repurposes these shells into vessels to hold her handmade watercolor paints. Repurposing waste into packaging, using natural & local materials to create these paints, she offers them in limited batches inspiring others in their creativity.