Manito Art League Membership Meetings 

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

8:30 a.m. -   10:15 a.m.

Discussion of Business Matters and
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, TBD

                    Dec 11,  TBD

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- TBD

Cost for materials is $5 per panel.
Class is free to members. Non-members pay $10 extra.
We will break for lunch. Please bring your lunch.
Class size 15, last day to sign up May 4.
To register, please call Arlene B at 715-385-0299 or e-mail arlenespottery@gmail.com.

June 5 :  Workshop 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 11: NO WORKSHOP

August 7: Workshop 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:  Workshop 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.

Material fee for all is $10.
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:  Workshop 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.

Supply list:
91% Isopropyl Alcohol, latex gloves, plastic table covering, canned air optional, paper towels, Alcohol Blending Solution, a small squeeze bottle to put alcohol in, white ceramic tiles 4.25” x 4.25” and 3” x 6” sizes (Menards has individual tiles), a few pieces of 74 lb white Yupo Paper cut into 4.5” x 6”, a canvas panel primed with Kilz 2 (optional), Alcohol Ink - the number of bottles & colors are your choice, but I suggest a least 6 bottles in gold, silver, blue, yellow, magenta, orange and teal, straws: coffee stir & large regular size. * 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.