Monthly Archives: August 2012

September Classes and Workshops Offered by M & M

M & M members will be offering a wide variety of classes and workshops beginning in September. There is definitely something for everyone!!! We appreciate your support for the following classes and workshops:

Linda Benton McCloskey will be offering Cold Wax and Oil Workshop at the Mechanicsburg Art Center beginning September 7. This 2 1/2 day workshop will explore the diversity of cold-wax medium with oil paint, pigment sticks and powdered pigments. Cold-wax medium is wonderful for oil painters (and abstract painters) to experiment with, using non-traditional tools to achieve texture and finishes similar to encaustic but without the heat. This exciting medium is gaining widespread popularity, and opens doors for oil painters and abstract artists to explore new techniques and surface effects.

Thom Kulp will offer Experimental Mixed Media at Art Association of Harrisburg.  Using a mixture of experimental media, students will develop paintings in layers of materials and exciting new techniques. A variety of methods will be demonstrated throughout this 8 week course for developing expressive color and texture by pouring, layering, spraying, and stamping methods. This class is designed for both abstract and representational artists.

Elaine Brady Smith will begin a 10 week Collage Class at the Art Association of Harrisburg. This class is for all levels of experience and will cover the basics of collage and how to combine the elements and principles of design to make your collage work stand out. In addition, learn how to make decorative papers for use in collage and mixed media art.

Christine Goldbeck will offer 6 weeks of Basics of Digital Photography beginning September 15th at Art Association of Harrisburg. New and intermediate photographers will develop and improve their skills in pixel-based photography. through demonstration and hands-on experience, the course will cover important creative and technical principles. Students will learn about composing, editing, storing, and outputting(printing/website) digital photographs and more.

Encaustic Workshops will be offered by Linda Benton McCloskey and Elaine Brady Smith. Elaine will offer a one day Intro to Encaustic Art at the PA Guild of Craftsmen on September 22. The class will cover how to make your own medium, substrates, fusing methods and tools. Demonstrations are given on various techniques such as:  applying color, making marks with tools,  incising lines, imbedding objects, adding collage and transfers.

Linda will offer a 2 1/2 day Basic Encaustic Workshop beginning September 28 at her home studio at 600 Yale Street,  Harrisburg, PA. You will learn all the basic encaustic painting techniques such as layering, fusing, texture, line, scratching back, stamping, stenciling, transfers, etc. Contact Linda Benton McCloskey for more details.


Ann Lawson and Linda Benton McCloskey at Jaxsnaps!!!

The mother and daughter team of  Linda Benton-McCloskey and Ann Yeager Lawson are currently exhibiting their art together at a new gallery in Lancaster, PA!  Jaxsnaps has just opened it’s doors in the busy downtown Lancaster art scene. The Butterfly and Dragonfly themed show will be exhibiting their work until August 31, 2012.
Ann has entered two pieces of acrylic mixed media art titled “Painted Lady” and “Square Root” (seen above), and Linda has entered one piece of acrylic mixed media art titled “A New Beginning” (seen below).
The gallery is located at  1252 North Queen Street, Lancaster PA 7602 (717) 945-9651.  Owner:  Jacqueline Wilson

Susan Darling to Instruct “Corks and Collage”

Susan Darling will be instructing a one-day collage workshop entitled “Corks and Collage.”

The workshop will take place at the Lynden Gallery on Saturday, August 18th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

The Lynden Gallery is located at 117 South Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA  17022

This is the 3rd time for this event. Bring a bottle of wine and collage materials to share for an evening of creative fun and conversation.
Cost $35 – reservations suggested, but not required. For more information call (717) 367-9236

David Henry at AAH Summer Soiree

M & M artist member, David Henry will be exhibiting his landscape paintings at Midtown #2 of Art Association of Harrisburg’s Summer Soiree’s.

Summer Soirees are annual indoor-outdoor gatherings at beautiful local homes and serve as showcases for talented artists and their work.

The event will be Saturday, August 18, 5-8 PM at  802 Green Street, Harrisburg hosted by Kevin Hancock and Kevin Sheets. The house is a 3 story mid-19th century home with a patio.

In addition to David’s work, the popular plein air artists Brian Eppley, Jonathan Frazier and Steve Wetzel will display their paintings. The music of Jazz musician Jimmy Wood will augment the ambiance. Farm-to-table summer dishes and sangria will complement the art and music!

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased through the Art Association of Harrisburg website or by calling 717-236-1432.