Manito Art League Membership Meetings 

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

 9:00 a.m. -  9:30 a.m.

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.

 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Discussion of Business Matters

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

An Art Workshop for Members and the Public
Look below for a list of 2020 workshops

Membership Meeting Dates for 2020

May 13
June 3
July 1
August 5
September 2
October 7

Cabin Fever Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.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 2020

Feb 12 - "Mono Printing"

Mar 11 - "Watercolor with Gale"

Apr 8 - "Artist Trading Cards"

Nov 11 - "Card Making"

Dec 9  -  "Holiday 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 2020

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 13:  Darcy Sage - "Two-Tone Color Dyeing in One Step”

Participants will draw, stamp or stencil a pattern onto their own white, 100% cotton, rayon or linen fabric or garment using a special dye attractant.  4 napkins, 4 fat quarters (18” x 22” pieces of fabric), 1 or 2 t shirts (or other shirts), 1 or 2 scarves or a few baby garments are appropriate items for the time allotted.  When dry, the fabric(s) or garment(s) will be scrunch dyed. Wherever the attractant is applied, the dye will be darker.

Materials to be brought by participant: their own fabric or garments. (Or arrange to buy napkins or fabric from Darcy ahead of time.)  Participants also need to bring plastic containers (preferably with lids!) to “scrunch” their items into. (Containers should be sized to fit each item scrunched into a tight, flat layer) A dishpan-style container will also be needed to transport the dye-filled, smaller containers home safely! Participants should also bring a hair dryer, if they have one.

Material fee to instructor is $20.  This covers chemicals and dyes needed.

Participants must prepay a registration fee to reserve a spot in the workshop: $10.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members.  Class size is 15.  The last day to sign up is May 8.

We will break for lunch. Please bring your lunch.

To  register, please call Arlene B at 715-385-0299 e-mail arlenespottery@gmail.com

June 3:  John McFarland - “You Can Draw!”

John will outline a few basic principles of drawing and will provide handouts illustrating those ideas. Most of the class time will be devoted to drawing exercises, focusing on the initial outline materials.  John will provide as much one-on-one help as time permits.

Participants should bring any pictures of interest.

The instructor will provide a drawing kit for $15 for all participants in this workshop.

Participants must prepay the registration fee to reserve a spot in workshop: $10.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members.  Class size is limited to 15. The last day to sign up is June 2.

There will be a break for lunch, so participants should bring a lunch.

To  register, please call Arlene B at 715-385-0299 e-mail arlenespottery@gmail.com

July 1:   NO WORKSHOP

August 5:  Jessica Riedy - “Social Media for Creatives”

Social media is redefining how the art world does business. Social media offers “artist creatives” an unprecedented opportunity to share their work with  audiences, to connect with potential buyers, and to gain credibility without the complexities and politics of galleries.  In this workshop, Jessica Reidy of Social Siren Marketing, will help you to understand social media basics and best practices, and to create an effective social media strategy. The course focuses on producing content for social media using text, video, audio, and visuals. You will learn how to develop a "brand voice” and chose the best social channels to reach your target audiences.

Materials to be brought by participants are a laptop or notebook for notes.

Participants must prepay a registration fee to reserve a spot in workshop: $10.00 for members and $20.00 for non members.  Class size  is 20 and the last day to sign up is August 4.

There will be a break for lunch, so participants should bring a lunch.

To  register, please call Arlene B at 715-385-0299 e-mail arlenespottery@gmail.com

September 2:  Ginny Stiles - “Sketching Your Life”

“Sketching Your Life” is a workshop devoted to inspiring you to recognize that drawing/sketching can actually change your life. It is a refresher for some on how to actually “see” things and a reminder that drawing is a personal, life skill that is more about connecting with and commenting on “the everyday.” Drawing can leave you feeling composed.

The workshop is a hands-on workshop on how to set up a sketchbook and then make it a friend that goes many places with you.  Ginny will have many examples, based on a book by Danny Gregory called Art Before Breakfast, of how sketchbook artists use this platform to record and define their days. She will give you many resources in the class, so that you can further pursue and practice this amazing gift of seeing things differently. For as little as 15-20 minutes scattered throughout your week, you can find new serenity in your life. Even if you’ve been painting for years, keeping a personal sketchbook can open new doorways. Bring a camera.

Materials to be brought by participant: a journal,* pen, watercolors and brushes. (Colored pencils maybe substituted for watercolors). *It is preferred that you have a 90 lb, 9 x 12, Strathmore Visual Journal (mixed media).  A black, archival pen is important ...Sakura 1.0 to 5.0 is good one or a pen of your choice. It should be one with a fairly-fine line. The instructor uses a fountain pen (medium point Lamy Safari). Ultra Fine Sharpie pen could work. A pencil and ruler are also necessary.

Materials to be provided by Ginny: handouts.

Participants must prepay a registration fee to reserve a spot in the workshop: $10.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members.  Class size is 30. The last day to sign up is September 1.

There will be a break for lunch.  Participants should bring a lunch.

To  register, please call Arlene B at 715-385-0299 e-mail arlenespottery@gmail.com

October 7:  Mary Burns - “Felted 3-D Butterflies”

In this workshop, beautiful, colorful, 3-dimensional butterflies will be created. Participants will learn how to dry-needle felt, using special needles and wool fleece. This class will cover basic, needle-felting techniques, as well as some advanced methods. Please join us in creating  colorful butterflies in wool!

Materials to be brought by participant: if you have a foam felting block and felting needles, please bring them.

Materials provided by Mary: foam block, needles ( special felting needles), wool fleece.

Materials fee: $15.00 for the entire kit or $5.00 for fleece only.

Participants must prepay a registration fee to reserve a spot in workshop: $10.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members.  Class sizes is 15.  The last day to sign up is September 2.

There will be a break for lunch. Participants are asked to bring a lunch.

To  register, please call Arlene B at 715-385-0299 e-mail arlenespottery@gmail.com