Thursday, June 25, 2009

Great NEW STUFF!!!!!

2 orders in 2 days! Fun things for the kids to do, Hennah kits, tie dies, paint by numbers, as well as a GREAT shipment of ELLIE POOH! So while i have full stock, come in and check it out, Also, read down in this blog, it will tell you about classes at the "Granite Building" up the street!
Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Class info and Newspaper article....

Read through and you will see class info posted below. The WHERE is what i have not posted yet, because I am not sure of the street address. But, its the very cool granite building before Riverworks, When i have those details...

Ribbon Cutting/Newmarket NH

Art to Art shop in Newmarket hosts ribbon cutting
New supply store opens on Main Street
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Art to Art, a new art supply store on Newmarket's Main Street, held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, June 18. Participating in the ribbon cutting are, from left, Mike Hoffman, Town Council Chairman Michael LaBranche, Main Street coordinator Julie Glover, President of the Newmarket Business Association Gerry O'Connell, Art to Art owner Pat Ryan-Perkins, Town Councilor Rose-Anne Kwaks, LOCO Running co-founder Mike St. Laurent and Town Administrator Ed Wojnowski.Joshua Clark photo

By Joshua Clark
June 23, 2009 6:00 AM
NEWMARKET — Surrounded by members of the town's government and business community, Pat Ryan-Perkins cut the ceremonial ribbon June 18, on her art supply store that she hopes will become a staple of a thriving downtown.
Art to Art, which opened its doors in April, has become the destination for those in need of watercolors, oil paints, acrylics, pencils, brushes, sketch books, journals and original art.
At a glance
Art to Art
Where: 106 Main St., Newmarket
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As needed on Sunday.
Info:, or 292-3668.
Art to Art has access to framing for those looking to accent artwork, as well as a gift section through Fair Trade, which offers uniquely crafted items. Patrons can special order any item they need, but can't find within the store.
Art classes are also offered by Ryan-Perkins, who specializing in watercolors, for those novices or beginners looking to enhance or discover a new creative outlet.
Ryan-Perkins said she is currently in the process of looking for a second space in Newmarket where she could hold her classes.
Ryan-Perkins said her goal for the store was to create a place where local area artists and art enthusiasts could network.
"There is a strong desire for culture and the arts in town," she said, "and the response so far has been really positive and encouraging."
The ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday is the latest in a series of events designed to bring awareness to the town's burgeoning business district.
Town Council Chairman Michael LaBranche, was on hand for the ribbon cutting. He said similar events will be held at Rocky's Famous Burgers, Between The Bread, and E & T Barber Salon in July.
"There's a lot of diverse stuff going on in town," said LaBranche, "and it's good to see all of the different ventures opening up."
LaBranche said the increased business activity has helped to revitalize the downtown district by drawing a large number of visitors to the area.
"It's all helping the town to get back to where it was, but in a different format," he said.
Local business owner Mike Hoffman, who was also on hand for the ceremony, said Art to Art is a great addition to the town and another example of the downtown redevelopment providing a spark to the local economy.
"It's great to see Newmarket coming alive," he said.
At a glance
Art to Art
Where: 106 Main St., Newmarket
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As needed on Sunday.
Info:, or 292-3668.

Monday, June 22, 2009

I did it, I hope its OK, I havent had it proof read yet!

Pattie Ryan Perkins
watercolors plus!
Suggested supply list.
To start with, decent paper is most important! Montval, made by Canson is a good student grade, as well as professional.
I will give students an INITIAL discount of 20% This means when you get the first bulk of supplies, min. $40.00 total purchase.
I am doing this to compete with the on-line suppliers, because I think its important for people to know what they are buying, and to be able to touch it, look at it, etc. It is very expensive to start painting, so I am doing my best to make it affordable, and if you stay with painting, as you replenish supplies, you can go with the better pigments, etc.

Paints, PAN or TUBE
**Perm Alizarin Crimson *Lemon Yellow
**Ultramarine Blue *Cerulean Blue
**Perm. Sap Green *Hookers Green
**Cad Red Scarlet Lake
**Cad yellow Perm Magenta
**Yellow Ochre Cad Orange
**Sepia Cobalt Blue
The prices on some paints varies by series.** means most imp, *means sencondary, etc
Student grade watercolors sometimes have 2 series.
Professional paints have up to series 5 or 6. #6 Reason being, some pigments are very expensive and hard to get.
We will go over those kinds of things over time.
Brushes also vary in price, but there are many affordable sets, made out of synthetic materials. I have several of these personally, because my brush care is not that great!
Flat, a 1” to 2” flat is good to have for “washes”, skies, oceans, etc!
Then a large round is good, 16 round or larger.
A smaller round, any where from 12 round to 8 round.
Try to get brushes specific for watercolor. I will have a lot of items in the store, and will go over the different types.
If you have stuff at home, you are welcome to bring that in to the first class, before purchasing anything, and we will see what you can use.
I am definitely NOT trying to “up sell” products for the store, and only want you to start with what you need and you will know soon enough weather or not you will be painting for a long time!
There are way too many types of paper, so I will be specific here.
The usual paper that pro. Artist use, it the D'Arches, 140 pound cold press. This is sold by the sheet (22 x 30) for app. $ 8.00 a sheet.
You can get 4 paintings out of one sheet, that will matt a frame at app. 16 X 20. Break that down its only $2.00 per painting.
Then there is **Canson's Montval Paper. This is great paper cost wise, and it will work for the student or professional artist.
The Montval Paper is also 22 X 30, and cost about $3.00 a sheet.
You can buy this paper in pads, as well as “blocks”.
You should have s sketch pad, not too large, a couple of pencils, 2b and 2h. Gum eraser, or kneaded eraser. Masking tape, or artist tape.
Plastic container for water. Paper towels.
You should also have a collection of photos, or pictures cut out of magazines, Calendars etc., that you may want to attempt!

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Availability for sessions. Mark class times that you would like, you can put down more then one. 1 for first choice, etc.
I may have to move things around to fill up classes. You could also indicate flexability.
When you pay for the class, you pay for the month. Your seat is your weather your there or not. If you know in advance that you may not be there, we may be able to adjust. But as you know, I have made a commitment to “pay the rent” so I need commitments in return.
Class cost is $65.00 per 4 week month, $80.00 per 5 week month.
This does include 1 piece of Montval WC paper.
Adult A.M. 10:30- 12:30
Kids Afternoon 2:30- 4:00 (age 8 and up)
(prompt pick up expected)
Adult Eve 6:30-8:30
Kids a.m. 10:30-12:00
Adult Eve 6:30-8:30
A $20.00 Deposit will hold your spot for class desired.
I reserve the right to cancel class do to lack of sign up, then your $20.00 deposit would be returned.
Any questions, feel free to email me at
or call the store at 603-292-3668


Class sign ups are happening, But i havent figured out how to get it to the blog...
So give me a minute and Ill get there, Or come on into the store and we'll get you set up! We'll be starting July 6, 09 Call the store at 603-292-3668 Ill give you the details.
Or email!

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