Events

This Event List shows all types of McMurray Art League events in list view. You can change the view to Calendar then Week, Month, or Year. Click on an event to see more details and register.

Members should first log in to be offered the member price. You must register for the series or separately for each day you plan to attend.

For a list of upcoming classes, click here.
For a list of upcoming exhibits, click here.

Upcoming events

    • Friday, March 22, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    Come work on your latest project with your friends. $3 studio fee.

    • Monday, March 25, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    Hope you can attend. If not please provide a report we can share at the meeting. 

    • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 14
    Register

    The Expressive Landscape in pastel with Gail Beem. 

    SuppliesDescription.

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for the series here or for the 3/27 and 4/3 sessions separately.)  

    • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    • Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    • 15
    Register

    The Expressive Landscape in pastel with Gail Beem. 

    Supplies, Description.

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for the series here or for the 3/27 and 4/3 sessions separately.)  

    • Friday, March 29, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    Come work on your latest project with your friends. $3 studio fee.

    • Tuesday, April 02, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    Judy DiGiacomo will show us how to make pop-up Easter greeting cards.  $3 studio fee and possible materials fee.

    • Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    The Expressive Landscape in pastel with Gail Beem. 

    SuppliesDescription.

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for the series here or for the 3/27 and 4/3 sessions separately.)  

    • Friday, April 05, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    Come work on your latest project with your friends. $3 studio fee.

    • Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register
    Click here for description and supplies.

    Minimum: 8 students
    Maximum: 16 students

    (Register here for the series or register for 4/10 and 4/17 sessions separately.)

    • Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    • Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    • 14
    Register
    Click here for description and supplies.

    Minimum: 8 students
    Maximum: 16 students

    (Register here for the series or register for 4/10 and 4/17 sessions separately.)

    • Thursday, April 11, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    McMurray Art League general membership meeting. Speaker Michale Schiavone on light and glass. www.schiavonestudios.com 

    • Thursday, April 11, 2019
    • 11:59 PM
    • Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register

    Register for the juried spring show by registering online or mailing registration forms and check postmarked by this date. For links to the Prospectus, Standards, Registration Form and Inventory Form, click here.

    You may pay securely online or mail a check for $25 made out to MAL with "Spring show" in the Memo field to:

    Jan Pini, MAL
    103 Crabtree Ct.
    Venetia, PA  15367

    • Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register
    Click here for description and supplies.

    Minimum: 8 students
    Maximum: 16 students

    (Register here for the series or register for 4/10 and 4/17 sessions separately.)

    • Monday, April 22, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    Hope you can attend. If not please provide a report we can share at the meeting. 

    • Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    Barry teaches watercolor painting techniques. He says:

    Students should bring at least three photo references or sketches of their choosing. Their own favorite watercolor supplies including a box of pop up Kleenex. Working surface should be at least 140lb watercolor paper....nothing less. Subject of the class will be my usual "emphasis on composition and values use with individual instruction for each student"

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for the series here or for 4/24 and 5/1 sessions separately.)  

    • Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    • Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    • 13
    Register

    Barry teaches watercolor painting techniques. He says:

    Students should bring at least three photo references or sketches of their choosing. Their own favorite watercolor supplies including a box of pop up Kleenex. Working surface should be at least 140lb watercolor paper....nothing less. Subject of the class will be my usual "emphasis on composition and values use with individual instruction for each student"

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for the series here or for 4/24 and 5/1 sessions separately.)  

    • Friday, April 26, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    Jan Pini will show us how to get started with polymer clay.  $3 studio fee and possible materials fee.

    • Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    Barry teaches watercolor painting techniques. He says:

    Students should bring at least three photo references or sketches of their choosing. Their own favorite watercolor supplies including a box of pop up Kleenex. Working surface should be at least 140lb watercolor paper....nothing less. Subject of the class will be my usual "emphasis on composition and values use with individual instruction for each student"

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for the series here or for 4/24 and 5/1 sessions separately.)  

    • Friday, May 03, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Saturday, May 11, 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • Peters Township Library, 616 McMurray Rd., McMurray, PA 15317

    Be sure to come to the reception on TBD!

    Show hours the same as library hours: Monday-Thursday 9-9; Friday 9-5; Saturday 9-4; Sunday 12-4. 

    • Wednesday, May 08, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    Pastel landscape techniques. Learn the concepts and techniques of classical art; space, light and atmosphere. Color, composition , form, textures and pastel techniques will also be discussed and demonstrated.  Individual instruction.

    For a pastel list,  Jim suggests getting a set of soft pastels from Sennelier; hard Nupastels and Rembrandt pastels;  Conte pencils; blending stumps; pastel toned papers made by Sennelier or Ampersand.

    Maximum students: 16
    Minimum students: 10

    (Register for the series here or for 5/8 and 5/15 sessions separately.) 

    • Wednesday, May 08, 2019
    • Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Pastel landscape techniques. Learn the concepts and techniques of classical art; space, light and atmosphere. Color, composition , form, textures and pastel techniques will also be discussed and demonstrated.  Individual instruction.

    For a pastel list,  Jim suggests getting a set of soft pastels from Sennelier; hard Nupastels and Rembrandt pastels;  Conte pencils; blending stumps; pastel toned papers made by Sennelier or Ampersand.

    Maximum students: 16
    Minimum students: 10

    (Register for the series here or for 5/8 and 5/15 sessions separately.) 

    • Thursday, May 09, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    McMurray Art League general membership meeting. Speaker TBD.

    • Saturday, May 11, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 32
    Register

    Come learn to paint with Linda VanNewkirk! This is a class for beginner painters to learn to paint along with an instructor. You will be painting your own version of a 16"x20" painting with a spring theme. All art supplies will be provided, including acrylic paint, brushes and a canvas. BYOB, if you want. Light snacks and beverages will be supplied.

    Class will be held at the McMurray Art League studios located in the McDowell Shops in Peters Township near Atria's restaurant. Street address is 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15367


    • Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    Pastel landscape techniques. Learn the concepts and techniques of classical art; space, light and atmosphere. Color, composition , form, textures and pastel techniques will also be discussed and demonstrated.  Individual instruction.

    For a pastel list,  Jim suggests getting a set of soft pastels from Sennelier; hard Nupastels and Rembrandt pastels;  Conte pencils; blending stumps; pastel toned papers made by Sennelier or Ampersand.

    Maximum students: 16
    Minimum students: 10

    (Register for the series here or for 5/8 and 5/15 sessions separately.) 

    • Monday, May 20, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    Hope you can attend. If not please provide a report we can share at the meeting. 

    • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    • Friday, May 24, 2019
    • Touchstone Center for the Arts, 1049 SR2003, Farmington, PA 15437
    • 15
    Register

    A specially designed get-away for McMurray Art League artists/friends combining our CAFÉ classes (sessions focusing on various crafts taught by fellow attendees) AND two optional Touchstone-taught 2-hour classes, meals, and lodging. For all the details and schedule, click here.

    ACTIVITIES: The schedule allows for CAFEs, when we can share our knowledge of various crafts with one another in a bright large studio space (or work on whatever you want). We can also take part in TWO opportunities to experience classes taught by Touchstone’s instructors. We chose a JEWELRY MAKING project and INTRO TO BLACKSMITHING as the two class offerings. We are relying on members to come forward with CAFÉ ideas.

    ACCOMMODATIONS: There is a 2-story dorm which will accommodate up to 16 people – 2 single beds per room. The rooms are not fancy, but seem comfortable and offer handicap accessibility. Two rest rooms are available on each floor (total 4). We need to bring our own bedding and towels.

    COST:
    $90 for 2 nights lodging
    $70 for 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner at Touchstone
    $20 for studio rental
    $180
        Add optional workshops:
    $50 for Blacksmith class ($10 materials fee) 9:30-11:30 Wednesday May 22
    $50 for Jewelry making class ($10-$30 materials fee) 2:00-4:00 Wednesday May 22
    $280 TOTAL (plus materials fee)

    Additional costs include dinner the first night at Maywood Restaurant, and breakfast on the way home. We are excited to offer this CAFÉ AWAY at Pennsylvania’s Premier Craft School – TOUCHSTONE CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Check out their website for more information. https://touchstonecrafts.org/ Contact Sandy Conley at conley1973@verizon.net to reserve your space at the CAFÉ AWAY. We expect this to be a popular event, so do not wait to SIGN UP! Touchstone requires us to sign a contract guaranteeing at least 12 people to stay at Touchstone and at least 8 people for each workshop session.

    • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    This Watercolor Workshop is a casual class, all questions are welcome. Learn techniques in Watercolor; getting the maximum use of your brushes 

    This class is geared for students interested in learning the wonderful world of watercolor. Some drawing ability preferred, for beginners to intermediate painters.

    Click here for supplies.

    Bring reference photos or magazine pictures to paint from. Sue also has photos to work from.   

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for 5/22, 5/29, 6/5 and 6/12 sessions separately or click here to register for the series.)  


     

    • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    • Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    • 14
    Register

    This Watercolor Workshop is a casual class, all questions are welcome. Learn techniques in Watercolor; getting the maximum use of your brushes 

    This class is geared for students interested in learning the wonderful world of watercolor. Some drawing ability preferred, for beginners to intermediate painters.

    Click here for supplies.

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register here for the series or register for 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, and 6/12 sessions separately.)  


     

    • Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    This Watercolor Workshop is a casual class, all questions are welcome. Learn techniques in Watercolor; getting the maximum use of your brushes 

    This class is geared for students interested in learning the wonderful world of watercolor. Some drawing ability preferred, for beginners to intermediate painters.

    Click here for supplies.

    Bring reference photos or magazine pictures to paint from. Sue also has photos to work from.   

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for 5/22, 5/29, 6/5 and 6/12 sessions separately or click here to register for the series.)  


     

    • Wednesday, June 05, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    This Watercolor Workshop is a casual class, all questions are welcome. Learn techniques in Watercolor; getting the maximum use of your brushes 

    This class is geared for students interested in learning the wonderful world of watercolor. Some drawing ability preferred, for beginners to intermediate painters.

    Click here for supplies.

    Bring reference photos or magazine pictures to paint from. Sue also has photos to work from.   

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for 5/22, 5/29, 6/5 and 6/12 sessions separately or click here to register for the series.)  


     

    • Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    This Watercolor Workshop is a casual class, all questions are welcome. Learn techniques in Watercolor; getting the maximum use of your brushes 

    This class is geared for students interested in learning the wonderful world of watercolor. Some drawing ability preferred, for beginners to intermediate painters.

    Click here for supplies.

    Bring reference photos or magazine pictures to paint from. Sue also has photos to work from.   

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for 5/22, 5/29, 6/5 and 6/12 sessions separately or click here to register for the series.)  


     

Past events

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Eileen Sudzina, Watercolor or Acrylic on Yupo 3/20
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Themed Exhibit--Pickup and Dropoff
Monday, March 18, 2019 CAFE - Anne Trimble, Flip greeting cards
Friday, March 15, 2019 Open Studio
Thursday, March 14, 2019 MAL General Membership Meeting (Speaker Elizabeth Castonguay)
Thursday, March 14, 2019 MAL Studio Themed Exhibit Registration Due
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Eileen Sudzina Watercolor or Acrylic on Yupo Series
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Eileen Sudzina, Watercolor or Acrylic on Yupo 3/13
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Peters Twp. Library drop-off/pick-up "Radical"
Monday, March 11, 2019 Peters Twp. Library registration due 3/11 "Radical"
Sunday, March 10, 2019 "Anything Goes" show takedown
Friday, March 08, 2019 Open Studio
Thursday, March 07, 2019 Suzanne Werder Acrylic Self-Portrait 3/7
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 Tom McNickle, Oil 3/5
Friday, March 01, 2019 Open Studio
Friday, March 01, 2019 "Anything Goes" Show at The Galleria
Friday, March 01, 2019 "Anything Goes" show dropoff
Thursday, February 28, 2019 Suzanne Werder Acrylic Self-Portraits Series
Thursday, February 28, 2019 CANCELLED - Suzanne Werder Acrylic Self-Portrait 2/28
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 "Anything Goes" show registration date 2/22
Monday, February 25, 2019 MAL Board Meeting
Friday, February 22, 2019 Open Studio
Thursday, February 21, 2019 CAFE - Bill Karaffa, Portrait Drawing
Thursday, February 14, 2019 MAL General Membership Meeting (Speaker William Rock)
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Tom McNickle, Oil Series
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Tom McNickle, Oil 2/13
Monday, January 21, 2019 MAL Board Meeting
Wednesday, January 09, 2019 Peters Twp. Library pick-up "Playtime"
Friday, January 04, 2019 Open Studio
Monday, December 10, 2018 MAL Jingle Mingle (potluck)
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 CAFE - Origami Holiday theme
Saturday, December 01, 2018 Themed Exhibit Reception
Saturday, December 01, 2018 CANCELLED - Holiday Artists' Market
Thursday, November 29, 2018 Themed Exhibit--Pickup and Dropoff
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 CAFE - Group watch of "Loving Vincent"
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 MAL Studio Themed Exhibit Registration Due
Monday, November 19, 2018 MAL Board Meeting
Friday, November 16, 2018 Open Studio
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Ron Thurston, Watercolor 11/15
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Ron Thurston, Watercolor Series
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Ron Thurston, Watercolor 11/14
Saturday, November 10, 2018 "Artistic You" Paint-Along - ACCOMPANIED KIDS WELCOME!
Friday, November 09, 2018 Open Studio
Thursday, November 08, 2018 MAL General Membership Meeting (Speaker Susan Werder)
Friday, November 02, 2018 Open Studio
Friday, October 26, 2018 Open Studio
Thursday, October 25, 2018 Christine Swann Pastel Portraits 10/25
Monday, October 22, 2018 MAL Board Meeting
Monday, October 22, 2018 Peters Twp. Library registration due 10/22 "Playtime"
Friday, October 19, 2018 Open Studio
Thursday, October 18, 2018 Christine Swann Pastel Portraits 10/18
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Sue Levy, Watercolor 10/17
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Lush Brush
Sunday, October 14, 2018 Fall show takedown
Friday, October 12, 2018 Open Studio
Thursday, October 11, 2018 MAL General Membership Meeting (Speaker Kathy Mazur)
Thursday, October 11, 2018 Christine Swann Pastel Portraits Series
Thursday, October 11, 2018 Christine Swann Pastel Portraits 10/11
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Sue Levy, Watercolor 10/10
Saturday, October 06, 2018 Fall show reception
Friday, October 05, 2018 Fall show at the Galleria
Friday, October 05, 2018 Open Studio
Friday, October 05, 2018 Fall show dropoff
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 Sue Levy, Watercolor Series
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 Sue Levy, Watercolor 10/3
Friday, September 28, 2018 Open Studio
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Jim Sulkowski Oil 9/26
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Fall show registration date 9/25
Monday, September 24, 2018 MAL Board Meeting
Friday, September 21, 2018 Open Studio
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Jim Sulkowski Oil Series
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Jim Sulkowski Oil 9/19
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Themed Exhibit--Pickup and Dropoff
Friday, September 14, 2018 Open Studio
Thursday, September 13, 2018 MAL General Membership Meeting (Speaker Heather Heitzenrater)
Thursday, September 13, 2018 MAL Studio Themed Exhibit Registration Due
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Darlene Sanders Collage 9/12
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Darlene Sanders Collage Series
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Darlene Sanders Collage 9/11
Friday, September 07, 2018 Open Studio
Friday, August 31, 2018 Open Studio
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 CANCELLED Bill Vrscak Watercolor 8/29
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Deferred - Peters Twp. Library drop-off/pick-up "Mismatched"
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Studio Clean Up Day
Friday, August 24, 2018 Open Studio
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 CANCELLED Bill Vrscak Watercolor Series
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 CANCELLED Bill Vrscak Watercolor 8/22
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 MAL Jingle Mingle
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Studio Repair Day
Monday, August 20, 2018 Prep kitchen for painting
Monday, August 20, 2018 MAL Board Meeting
Monday, August 20, 2018 Deferred - Peters Twp. Library registration due 8/20 "Mismatched"
Friday, August 17, 2018 Field trip to Pittsburgh Botanical Gardens
Thursday, August 16, 2018 Outing to Little Lake Theatre "Steel Magnolias"
Monday, August 13, 2018 MAL Executive Board Meeting
Friday, August 10, 2018 Open Studio
Friday, August 03, 2018 Open Studio
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 8/16 Outing to Little Lake Theatre "Steel Magnolias" registration due by 8/1
Friday, July 27, 2018 Open Studio
Friday, July 20, 2018 Open Studio
Friday, July 13, 2018 Open Studio
Friday, July 06, 2018 Open Studio
Friday, June 29, 2018 Open Studio
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 CAFE - Group watch of Bill Hosner video "Painting the Figure in Plein Air"
Friday, June 22, 2018 Studio Exhibit Reception
Friday, June 22, 2018 Open Studio
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Outing to Clayton/Frick Museum
Friday, June 15, 2018 Open Studio
Thursday, June 14, 2018 6/20 Outing to Clayton/Frick Museum registration due by 6/14
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 CAFE - Group watch of Barbara Jaenicke video (Edges & Editing)
Friday, June 08, 2018 Open Studio
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 Themed Exhibit--Pickup and Dropoff
Monday, June 04, 2018 MAL Transition Board Meeting (Potluck)
Monday, June 04, 2018 MAL Studio Themed Exhibit Registration Due
Friday, June 01, 2018 Open Studio
Friday, May 25, 2018