Manito Art League Membership Meetings 

Membership meetings are held at the Manitowish Waters Community Center and are organized as follows:

9:00 a.m. -   10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Discussion of Business Matters
Great Art in Our Great Northwoods
A MAL artist's show-and-tell of his or her artwork
and artistic process or an art project for attendees.

10:30 a.m. -  2:30 p.m.

An Art Workshop for Members and the Public
Look below for a list of 2019 workshops

Membership Meeting Dates for 2019

May 8
June 5
July 3
August 7
September 4
October 2

Create Art - Open Studio, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

MAL members and other artists come together "off season" on the first and third Tuesdays of the following months at the Manitowish Waters Community Center to receive a dose of creative energy as they work on their own individual art projects.

 

Create Art - Open Studio Dates for 2019

Jan 15

Feb 5, 19

Mar 5, 19

Apr 2, 16

Nov 5, 19

Dec, 3, 17

Cabin Fever Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.

MAL Members and other artists gather together “off-season” to work on a member-inspired art project
and share lunch at the Manitowish Waters Community Center.

 

Cabin Fever Wednesday Dates for 2019

Feb 13 - "Sweets for your Sweet!"

Mar 13 - "Artist Trading Cards...Field Trip"

Apr 10 - "Drawing 101" - John McFarland

Nov 13 - "Card Making"

Dec 11 -  "It's a Party!"

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 2019

June 6 -     Boulder Boat Landing (H&K)

June 13 -   Clearwater Camp

June 20 -   Coon’s Franklin Lodge

June 27 -   Hawk’s Landing

July 11 -     Cedaroma Lodge

July 25 -    Stoney Creek Home & Garden

August 1 -   Sandy Cashman’s Home

August 8 -   Star Lake

August 15 - Red pine Camp for Girls

August 22 - Black Bear Bar

August 29 - Minocqua Brewery and Torpy Park

MAL Workshop

WORKSHOPS

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May 8:  Char Brickner - The Big Reveal

We’ll be using a 10” x 10” or 12” x  12” canvas to create a one-of-a kind, beautiful, mixed-media art piece.
Layer upon layer of stenciled paint will build the foundation of your mixed-media piece.
Masks will then be applied to block the next layer of paint from reaching the surface of the canvas.
Finally, a layer of black paint is applied over the entire canvas.
Once dry, we gently peeeeeel the masks revealing the glorious magic of this process.

All Materials provided, you need only bring your curiosity and a willingness to explore.
Cost for all materials $35
Class is free to members. Non members pay $10 extra.
We will break for lunch. Please bring your lunch.
Class size 20, last day to sign up May 8, providing there is room with this popular workshop instructor.
To  register, please call Arlene B at 715-385-0299 or e-mail arlenespottery@gmail.com

June 5 :  Darcy Sage - Etegami

Etegami e=image: tegami=letter is a Japanese art form that literally means “Japanese postcard art”, but it is much more than that. Etegami was conceived in the 1960’s by a calligraphy artist, Kunio Koike, who envisioned an art form that could be spontaneous, honest and personal without being self-obsessed. The finishing touch on an etegami is the placement of a hanko (chop).
Participant supply list: If you have any of the following supplies, please bring but don’t go buy them: bamboo paint brush or a brush that you can go from fine point to thicker lines; sumi ink, india ink, or black ink; a variety of 4”x 6” white watercolor papers, rice papers or other papers that can handle wet media; fruits, vegetables or objects you would like to paint, and watercolors.
Materials to be provided by presenter: ink and papers, liquid watercolors, small pallettes, still-life objects, brushes to borrow and all supplies to make a personalized hanko stamp.

Material fee is $5 per kit.
Class is free to members. Non-members pay $10 extra.
We will break for lunch. Please bring your lunch.
Class size 20, last day to sign up May 31.
To register, please call Arlene B at 715-385-0299 or e-mail arlenespottery@gmail.com.

July 3:  NO WORKSHOP

August 7:  Mary Burns - Felted 3-D Birds

Black-capped Chick-a-dee

Are you inspired by our beautiful birds of the northwoods? Would you like to learn how to create a felted black-capped Chickadee? Join us for this workshop and we will make our own felted birds with luscious wool fleece. This class will cover basic dry needle felting techniques, as well as some advanced methods to create a 3-D bird. Lets play with wool!
Materials to be brought by participant: if you have a foam felting block and felting needles please bring them.
Materials provided by presenter: foam block, needles (special felting needles), wool fleece.

Material Fee is $15 for entire kit or $5 for fleece only. Class is free to members. Non-members pay $10 extra.
We will break for lunch. Please bring your lunch.
Class size 12, last day to sign up August 5.
To register, please call Arlene B at 715-385-0299 or e-mail arlenespottery@gmail.com.

September 4:   Polly Sievert - A Study in Layers

This workshop will introduce you to many layering techniques in mixed-media, fabric art. In this class, we will be creating “new fabric” out of a base of fabric layered with papers, paints, laces and other fibers. This “new fabric,” once dry, can be used as a stand-alone art piece, cut into shapes and even sewn with a sewing machine. This workshop is for any level of competency.

Materials to be brought by participant:

  • Protective covering for table (a plastic tablecloth or large thick garbage bag)
  • A container for water
  • Old credit cards or hotel keys for use with rubbing plates
  • Scissors for cutting fabric and paper
  • Paper towels or other towel if you like wiping your hands periodically
  • Optional:
    • 100% cotton fabric scraps at least 1 inch wide...variety of colors & prints.
    • Decorative trims & laces only if you have them. Please don’t buy them.
    • Less than perfect Gelli printed pages you may have
    • Apron to protect your clothes
    • Latex or Nitrile gloves to protect your hands
    • Rubbing plates (If you don’t have them, there will be a few to share.)
    • Decorative scissors (If you don’t have them, there will be a few to share.)
    • 4 Bed Risers for table legs, if you prefer to stand while creating. It’s easier on one's back.

 

Material Kit provided by presenter:  base fabric, some fabric scraps, variety of papers for creating textures (deli paper, book pages, magazine pages), variety of laces, freezer paper, some Rubbing Plates & decorative scissors to borrow, Matte Medium, Gesso, Acrylic paints, foam & bristle brush

Materials Fee is $25.

Class is free to members. Non-members pay $10 extra.
We will break for lunch. Please bring your lunch.
Class size 20, last day to sign up August 21.
To register, please call Arlene B at 715-385-0299 or e-mail arlenespottery@gmail.com.

October 2:  Lisa Krueger - Exploring the Vibrant Colors of Alcohol Ink

Fill your day with the vibrant colors of alcohol ink, as we explore this fun and exciting medium. No art experience is needed to experiment and create. In this workshop, you will be introduced to various techniques Lisa uses in her work with inks on tile, Yupo paper, and canvas panels.  All art materials will be provided by the presenter.

Materials to be brought by participant: two boxes to take your awesome art home!

Material fee is $20.  Class is free to members. Non-members pay $10 extra.
We will break for lunch. Please bring your lunch.
Class size 24.  Last day to sign up is Sept. 27.
To register, please call Arlene B at 715-385-0299 or e-mail arlenespottery@gmail.com.