MAL 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 2018 workshops

Membership Meeting Dates for 2018

May 9
June 6
July 11
August 1
September 5
October 3

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

MAL members and other artists come together throughout the year 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 2018

Jan 2, 16
Feb 6, 20
Mar 6, 20
Apr 3, 17
May 1, 15
June 5, 19

July 24
Aug 7, 21
Sept 4, 18
Oct 2, 16
Nov 6, 20
Dec, 4, 18

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 2018

Jan 10
Feb 14
Mar 14

Apr 11
Nov 14
Dec 6

MAL Workshop

WORKSHOPS

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May 9, 2018:  Karen Lenhart, “EXPERIMENTAL WATERMEDIA”

This workshop will use traditional watercolors along with a variety of water and dry media on a textured substrate. Participants will experience the flexibility of combining various water media, while pushing their watercolor paintings in an entirely new painterly direction.
Participant supply list: Normal watercolor supplies paints, brushes, table covering, paper towels/tissue, 1-8 sheets of watercolor paper. Winsor Newton Permanent White Gouach, Watercolor Grounds- white (Daniel Smith or Golden).
Bring only if you have the following: Inktense Pencils, Acrylic inks, High Flow Acrylics.
A variety of items will be brought by instructor for you to try.
Materials provided by presenter: Prepared 8”x 8” panels.
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 6, 2018:  Karen Gleisner, STAR, ARTIST BOOK

This “STAR” artist Book is made with multi layers of different colored papers. Assembled into 7 signatures, this 5.5” x 5.5” book when closed will unfold into an 11” diameter star design when fully opened. This book has a variety of content possibilities for future use including photos, artwork, collage, etc.
Supplies to bring by participant, if you have, otherwise we will share: pencil, eraser, ruler, scissors, Xacto knife, cutting mat, bone folder or paper folding tool, 10 sheets of scrap copy paper for gluing.
Materials to be provided by presenter: All specialty papers, covers, ribbon, adhesives and sewing tools.
Material fee is $15 per kit.
Class is free to members. Non-members pay $10 extra.
We will break for lunch. Please bring your lunch.
Class size 10, last day to sign up June 1.
To register, please call Arlene B at 715-385-0299 or e-mail arlenespottery@gmail.com.

July 11: NO WORKSHOP

August 1, 2018:  Arlene Sarkela, “THE VALUES OF UNDERPAINTING”

Participants will do an under painting of a photo of their choice in either raw umber or burnt sienna acrylic paint and gesso. I will demonstrate planning composition, contrasts and values in the under painting. Then participants will do their under painting using at least five values of acrylic on canvas with a gesso brush or other 1 1/2”-2” brush. After lunch break we will paint over underpainting with color adding contrasts and detail.
Participant supply list: paints, brushes, substrates usually used plus 2” gesso brush, easel, towels, photos, table covering and whatever else you need to paint.
Materials provided by presenter: I will have raw umber and burnt sienna acrylic and gesso for those who use oils. Photo in color and black & white that can be used as well. Hand outs: composition, color, contrasts.
Class is free to members. Non-members pay $10 extra.
We will break for lunch. Please bring your lunch.
Class size 10, last day to sign up July 27.
To register, please call Arlene B at 715-385-0299 or e-mail arlenespottery@gmail.com.

September 5:  Char Brickner,  “YIKES STRIPES - BRING ON THE GLUE

Using paints, stencils, book pages, music sheets and tissue, we will create a soft collage background for our work.  Your silhouette choice will be traces and painted onto our finished 12 x 12 background. As you begin to ‘fill’ your silhouette with rows of cut paper strips - you will start to see the beauty and intricacy of this simple layered process and end with a finished piece of art work for yourself or to give.
ALL materials provided by instructor.  Material fee for all 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 July 31.
To register, please call Arlene B at 715-385-0299 or e-mail arlenespottery@gmail.com.

October 3, 2018:  Barbara McFarland, “DESIGN, COMMIT, CREATE, FROM CHAOS TO WOW!”

A tour of basic watermedia materials, composition, color, subject and completion.
Materials to be brought by participant: your favorite substrates (paper, canvas, etc), paints, brushes, sketch book, photos or images of subjects, plastic to cover tables, tape, paper towels, collage paper if you wish to collage.
Materials that will be provided: handouts.
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 Sept. 28.
To register, please call Arlene B at 715-385-0299 or e-mail arlenespottery@gmail.com.