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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.

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Thom Kulp’s Summer Mixed Media Class at AAH

Thom Kulp will be teaching Experimental Mixed Media at Art Association of Harrisburg beginning July 18. The class will run 6 weeks on Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.

In this session, students will experiment with collagraph prints. Making a collagraph printing plate and pulling prints from their plates will be a focus for the summer session class.  Thom will demonstrate how this technique can be an end unto itself or simply become another way to start a painting, i.e. LAYER, LAYER, LAYER!!! 

Each week will feature a demo and then a critique of the students work from the previous week.  In addition to collagraph printing, Thom will demonstrate how to make hand dyed tissue paper, how to create a composition with pre-made cut out shapes (randomly chosen), how to create a black and white composition with just gloss medium and black gesso, working on textured surfaces (spackling compound, glass bead gel, crackle paste etc.), and possibly starting a painting using “ink starts”. 

Thom’s main philosophy about anything he does or shows in class is that all these demos are simply different ways to START a painting.  It is up to the student to learn the techniques, incorporate them into THEIR own repertoire and add their own unique twists. 

For more information, or to register for the Experimental Mixed Media class, call Art Association of Harrisburg at 717-236-1432

Student Faculty Exhibit at AAH

2012 Student Faculty Exhibit at Art Association of Harrisburg PA

The Annual Student Faculty Exhibit opened Friday, June 29th at Art Association of Harrisburg. Several of our M & M members are participants in the show and have won awards for the Mixed Media category.

Tina Berrier with “Little Red Riding Hood”, 1st Place Mixed Media Award

Mary Kandray Gelenser with “Her Circled Orb” 2nd Place Mixed Media Award

Also exhibiting work are students Joanne Finkle, and Christine Goldbeck. Faculty exhibitors are Thom Kulp and Elaine Brady Smith, who won 3rd Place for Faculty work.

“Oriental Dreamer” by Joanne Finkle

“Amazonia Primeval” by Thom Kulp

“Spirits Rising” and “Skyline View” by Elaine Brady Smith

“In The Pink” and “Coneflower Collage” by Christine Goldbeck

AAH Summer Soiree with Thom Kulp

M & M artist member, Thom Kulp will be exhibiting his mixed media art at the first 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 hosted this Saturday, June 9, 5-8 PM at  2301 Oakwood Road, Harrisburg by  Mark Hughes, Dr. Kirstin Snow & David W. Volkmanin. The house, located in the historic Bellevue Park area is a beautiful  Dutch Colonial-style home built in the early 1900’s.

In addition to Thom Kulp’s mixed media art, Judge Jeannine Turgeon, Donna Curanzy-Seltzer, and Diane Witcoski will also be exhibiting their art, photography and jewelry. Hors d’ouevres and beverages will be served.

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