Enjoy an array of artistic expression during Bear North. Performance artists will be roaming around during festival hours. Watch while artists create their work right on the slopes of our event. Take part in interactive art installations or sign up for one of our Paint & Pint Sessions.
Paint & Pint Sessions
Bear North will feature two very cool rounds of slope-side guided painting classes. These guided classes, led by Vermont teaching artist, Natasha Bogar, are perfect for all abilities. Beginners are welcome and your creativity is encouraged.
The Paint & Pint sessions are hosted under the custom made fern art event tent, created by Natasha. This inspiring environment is sure to bring out the artist in all of us. Please arrive 10 -15 minutes early for check in.
Tickets include all art supplies and an inspirational beer during the session. They are only available online. Additional beer will be available for purchase. All abilities are welcome! Click here for ticket info.
Friday August 2nd 6-8pm
Create your own acrylic on canvas of the moons’ phases and the starry night sky. Inky tree and bear silhouettes flood the foreground of the painting. Finish your piece with glow in the dark paint to make the moon and stars glow at night. The best part of art is in the process of creation. While mixing and blending paint you may lose track of time, leading you back to the present. The craft beers may help you as well!
All supplies for painting are provided and you receive a pint of Four Quarters Brewing delicious craft beer.
Saturday August 3rd 6:30-8:30pm
Create your own acrylic on canvas of artwork inspired by Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine. We begin with the background, painting the warm summer sky, green mountains and rivers of color. Next we add in the swirling sun bursting with droplets. The brilliant palette of yellows, oranges, reds and greens will brighten your day and your home. The best part of art is in the process of creation. While sipping on some sunshine, mixing and blending paint you may lose track of time, leading you back to the present!
All supplies for painting are provided and you receive a pint of Lawson’s Finest Liquids delicious Sip of Sunshine craft beer.
En Plein Air
We are excited to host regional artists to “create live” during our event. Artists will set up their work stations and paint the scene live for attendees to watch. Artist schedule on Saturday:
- 11:00 am – Annette Hanson
- 1:30 pm – Kimberlee Forney
- 4:30 pm – Amy Hook-Therrien
- 6:30 pm – Elizabeth Peroni Schutte
A native New Englander, Elizabeth Pieroni Schulte has been making art since childhood an only recently began to focus her sights on the seasonal views around Vermont. She finds the autobiographical quality inherent in landscapes intriguing and her exploration in this new genre compliments her earlier figurative work.
Having grown up in northern Vermont, Kimberlee Forney enjoyed creating art at an early age. Her vibrant and fantastical style developed out of a basic idea involving a lively and musical bar scenario with human-like forms embedded in the scene (titled “Jazzy at the Bar”).
From Windsor, Vermont, Hook-Therrien is a watercolor artist influenced by watching everything change through the seasons, by what’s among the trees, hidden in the snow or basking in the sun. She uses pen and ink in paintings to get the fine details into her work and then lays the watercolor over top.
Born in Denmark, Hansen has lived in Vermont since she was seven years old. She loves color and nature, and draws inspiration from both. She paints with acrylics and watercolors and loves to paint landscapes, especially outdoors “en plein air”.
There will be some great opportunities for attendees to really get their hands dirty – or painted! Hours will vary. See below for details.
Professional Henna Artist, Celina, offers exquisite and unique body art designs using her hand-made henna paste comprised of organic henna powder and organic lavender essential oil to give your design a safe, stunningly rich color. Celina will be open approximately Friday 6-7:30pm and Saturday 2:30-7:30pm.
Get a custom made tie-dyed shirt with the Bear North logo! Calamity & Crowe will be open approximately Friday 5-7pm and Saturday noon to 7pm.
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