The Salty Canvas Is Here

Catering to artists and art collectors of a different sort

A new studio in East Hampton Village caters to artists and art collectors of a different sort.  The Salty Canvas, which opened on Aug. 21 at 94 Newtown Lane, offers painting lessons for kids and adults alike, specifically for after-school programs and birthday parties for children, painting nights for grown-ups, freestyle open-studio painting sessions, and other private get-togethers. The co-owners are Khanh Ngo, owner of Khanh Sports and East Hampton Eyewear, and Nikki Payne, a 2007 graduate of East Hampton High School who took up art while in college and has been painting in acrylics for several years.

“It’s been really great so far,” Ms. Payne said. “I feel lucky to do what I’m doing.”

During Paint Nights, which cost $40 to $60 per person, adults get a beginner painting lesson and take home their works of art at the end of the night. The Salty Canvas is also offering classes for 3 to 5-year-olds on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at $25 per session or five classes for $100. Camp Create after-school art sessions for ages 8 to 15 will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. beginning next week and running through Dec. 22. The cost for the full 16-week program is $800. More details are at