Manito Art League Membership Meetings 


Membership meetings are held at the Manitowish Waters Community Center, unless members are notified otherwise.
Meetings are Organized as follows:

 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Discussion of Business Matters

 9:50 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Coffee and ……. Bring your own coffee mug, for a lively discussion or a show and tell of ART!

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

An Art Workshop for Members and the Public
Look below for information on workshops.

Membership Meeting Dates for 2022

May 11
June 1
July 6
August 3
September 7
October 5

Northwoods Outdoor Artists - Plein Air Gatherings

MAL Members and other artists gather at interesting northwood's sites to draw and paint.
Whether novices or experienced artists, all are welcome.

Plein Air Schedule for 2022

Click here for more details

MAL Workshop



June 1, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm “Perspective Drawing Workshop with Phil Babb”

Phil will demonstrate one, two and three-point perspective. Then, he will take you, step by step, drawing a scene in two-point perspective.

Bring the following materials, a cheap pad of plain paper, an eraser and a 12” or 18” ruler. Optional: T square and triangle.
Phil will bring pencils, pencil sharpener, reference photos and extra supplies to lend.

Class size is limited to 10. Class fees of $10 for MAL members and $20 for non-members given to the MAL.

Please register with Phil by May 28 via email [email protected] or 815-790-6074.

Please bring your own lunch

August 3, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm “ Watercolor with Dale L. Popovich”

Details coming soon.

September 7, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm “Fun, Easy, Versatile Layered Mixed Media Art with Polly Sievert”

This workshop will introduce you to many layering techniques in mixed-media art. We will be using fabrics, papers, paints, inks, laces and other fibers to create either a stand-alone art piece or elements to use in dimensional, textural art. Pieces created by prior class participants have ranged from abstract art to elements from nature to even portraits. the choice will be yours. I will show many possible applications prior to us getting started.

Materials to be brought by participant: protective covering for the table, scissors for cutting fabric and paper, paper towels.
Optional materials to bring: acrylic paints in colors you may want to work with, inexpensive ones are okay, 100% cotton fabric scraps at least one inch wide, in colors you like. Decorative trims & lace if you have them, an apron to protect you, latex or nitrile gloves to protect your hands. Bring if you have: rubbing plates, decorative scissors.

$25.00 paid to the instructor for ... Material kit provided by presenter: base fabric, some fabric scraps, Varied papers for creating textures, variety of laces, freezer paper, some rubbing plates & decorative scissors to borrow, old hotels keys to use with rubbing plates, Matte Medium, Gesso, Acrylic paints, foam & bristle brush.

Class size is limited to 20. Class fees of $10 for MAL members and $20 for non-members given to the MAL.

October 5, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm “Watercolor Workshop with Melinda Schnell: Tips and Techniques”

An overview of some examples of brush handling, color mixing and paint application, concluding with a small painting using techniques we’ve explored.

If you have your own watercolor supplies please bring them. The three primaries will be used: red, yellow and blue. Some brushes will be available, but bring a large wash brush and a smaller one for details, if you have them. Bring a container for water, paper towels, paper plates or a palette for mixing paint, 1” masking tape, a piece of foam core board 20”x30” cut in half to tape paper on, a pencil, vinyl eraser and a clean sponge.

For a $5.00 fee the instructor will provide watercolor paper and wax-free, tracing paper.

Class size is limited to 10. Class fees of $10 for MAL members and $20 for non-members given to the MAL. Please register 3 days ahead with Melinda at 714-385-2565 or [email protected] Bring your own lunch.