Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Art, Wine & Fun Nights

Hey, Monadnock area folks!

Looking for something fun to do with your friends? Check out my Art, Wine & Fun Nights at area restaurants and businesses. Beginners are welcome and a good time is always had by all. A great mid-week stress reduction plus you go home with some art for your walls.

What could be better?

Here are is the schedule of upcoming events. Register online here.

March 19th (rescheduled from March 12th): Ramunto's in Keene ~ poppies

March 27th: Vital Essence Wellness Center in Keene ~ beach day

April 1st: The Marina in Brattleboro, VT ~ dragonfly

April 15th: The Marina in Brattleboro, VT ~ poppies

April 16th: Ramunto's in Keene ~ sunflowers

April 29th: Sunflowers Restaurant in Jaffrey ~ still life with cherries

April 30th: Raunto's in Keene ~ Paris at night

Sign up here or call Kristina for more info 603-903-5902603-903-5902.

Sunday, February 16, 2014


Here's another painting progression in photos-- Bloom.

My aim was to pump up the color vibrancy even more than usual on this piece to create a magical realism feel. Inspired by memories of being a very small girl standing among the tall stands of sunflowers & delphiniums in the family garden.

"Bloom" diptych, 40x40 inches, acrylic on canvas. ©2013 Kristina Wentzell

Saturday, February 1, 2014

in home Art Parties in the Monadnock Region

Looking for a fun night out?

 How about hosting an art party for your friends right in your home?  Keene artist, Kristina Wentzell now offers Art Parties in the Monadnock area.  “Art parties are fun and relaxing” says Wentzell “they allow friends to share laughs, some wine, and really get into the creative spirit. And the best part is that everyone goes home with a piece of art they can be proud of.”

Art Parties are geared towards all levels from beginners on up. Kristina will come to your home and provide all the art supplies and materials, three hours of instruction, and set-up and clean-up. Each person will receive an original piece of art to take home.

 Following Kristina’s step by step guides and instructions, participants create bright, colorful flower paintings. “I try to keep my teaching light and hands-on—I especially love working with people who think they ‘can’t do art’ and seeing the look of surprise and joy on their faces when they create something beautiful. Usually it’s because someone long ago in their past told them they were ‘no good at art’ and they mistakenly believed them.”

Choose from one of the offered tutorials or choose one of the floral paint/collage parties.

Go HERE for more information.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Art, Wine & Fun Night at Ramunto's in Keene

Looking for something fun and different to chase 
away the winter blues?

Spend a night sharing some laughs and wine with your friends while creating something beautiful.

Go HERE to register.

Art, Wine & Fun Night puts the emphasis on FUN!  Art Nights are stress-free & casual where beginners are encouraged.  Kristina will guide you step by step through the process of creating your own work of art.  All materials are provided and everyone will go home with a painting they can be proud of.

5-6pm happy hour meet and greet (drink and food specials)
6-9pm art making

Kristina will provide step by step instructions on creating a springtime bouquet in a green vase. The poppies, cosmos & delphinium will surely get you in the mood for springtime. This is a made in two parts: first the acrylic painting and then collage elements are added.

What is included
-full set up and clean up
-all materials & art supplies
- 3 hours of instruction
-everyone goes home with an 11x14 inch painting
-cost is $50 per person (food & drink not included)

What if I’ve never painted before?
Beginners are encouraged! I will guide you step by step on how to create a beautiful piece of art. I strongly believe that everyone is capable of making art—come relax and enjoy the creative process.

What if I want to paint something different?
I would never want to squash anyone’s creativity! While I do encourage beginners to follow along with my instructions, if you would like to paint something else you are welcome to do so! I am still happy to provide critique and advice if you like.

Go HERE to register or call Kristina at 603-903-5902

Stay tuned for upcoming classes.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Welcoming the new year

Welcome 2014! 

I have lots of things planned for my studio this year from returning to many of my favorite outdoor art shows (hello Portland & Newburyport) to expanding the very successful Keene Art Tour to TWO open studios and of course to art making.

There will be lots of that too.

Stay tuned for updates on Art Parties, a new series based on the beloved Victorian language of flowers, and more.

Oh, and you can enter for a chance to win art every month!

Pop on over to my Facebook page for all the details. The next giveaway will be announced in early February.

art from December's giveaway contest

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Open studio Holiday Art Sale

100 Paintings for $100 or Less Holiday Art Sale

Saturday, December 7th 2013
10am to 4pm

This is my last open studio of the year!  I'm cleaning out, painting, baking, & decorating up a storm. There will be many original oils and mixed media paintings priced at $100 or less (get a preview here). Also prints on canvas and paper, note cards and large paintings at 50% off.

December 7th, 10am to 4pm, 87 Ashuelot Street, Keene NH