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

    • Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    • 2
    Register

    The theme of Ron's class is Painterly Adventure.

    View his work, awards and suggested materials list on his website.:  www.ronthurston.net    

    Supply list at http://www.ronthurston.net/workshops-.html

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

     

    • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 15
    Register

    The theme of Ron's class is Painterly Adventure.

    View his work, awards and suggested materials list on his website.:  www.ronthurston.net    

    Supply list at http://www.ronthurston.net/workshops-.html

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for the series here or for the 12/6 and 12/13 sessions separately,)

     

    • Friday, December 15, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

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

    • Friday, December 29, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

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

    • Friday, January 05, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

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

    • Tuesday, January 09, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    Jeannie McGuire is a watercolor figure painter. 

    Mannerisms: A habitual gesture or way of speaking or behaving.

    Seek out references or better yet take your own photos of people in the midst of speaking, expression, gesture, contemplation etc.  In the workshop I will encourage you to imagine the voice of your subject(s), the sound of their breath, their intonation, and their mannerisms as it relates, and to paint from that perspective.

    Outline and supplies

    Minimum class: 10
    Maximum class: 16

    (Register here for the series or for 1/9 and 10 classes separately.)

    • Tuesday, January 09, 2018
    • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    • 11
    Register

    Jeannie McGuire is a watercolor figure painter. 

    Mannerisms: A habitual gesture or way of speaking or behaving.

    Seek out references or better yet take your own photos of people in the midst of speaking, expression, gesture, contemplation etc.  In the workshop I will encourage you to imagine the voice of your subject(s), the sound of their breath, their intonation, and their mannerisms as it relates, and to paint from that perspective.

    Outline and supplies

    Minimum class: 10
    Maximum class: 16

    • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Peters Twp Library

    Peters Township Library show change. Register online by clicking Peters Twp. Library registration due 10/23 or contact Sandy Conley by email at conley1973@verizon.net or phone at 724-942-0553 with artist's name, title, medium and price or NFS or POR.

    You may enter 3 paintings (or photos) unless they are very large, then perhaps only two.  We don't get many extremely large works.  Information is needed by the deadline to provide time to design and print a brochure for the show. 

    There is no entry fee but a 10% commission on sold works is donated to the library.

    • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    Jeannie McGuire is a watercolor figure painter. 

    Mannerisms: A habitual gesture or way of speaking or behaving.

    Seek out references or better yet take your own photos of people in the midst of speaking, expression, gesture, contemplation etc.  In the workshop I will encourage you to imagine the voice of your subject(s), the sound of their breath, their intonation, and their mannerisms as it relates, and to paint from that perspective.

    Outline and supplies

    Minimum class: 10
    Maximum class: 16

    (Register here for the series or for 1/9 and 10 classes separately.)

    • Friday, January 12, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

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

    • Saturday, January 13, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    David Csont specializes in watercolor rendering of architectural objects.

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for the series here or for 1/13 and 1/20 sessions separately.)  

    • Saturday, January 13, 2018
    • Saturday, January 20, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    • 14
    Register

    David Csont specializes in watercolor rendering of architectural objects.

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for the series here or for 1/13 and 1/20 sessions separately.)  

    • Monday, January 15, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    Board meeting

    • Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

     Nancy Hokaj will be showing us how to fold origami figures.

    • Friday, January 19, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

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

    • Saturday, January 20, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    David Csont specializes in watercolor rendering of architectural objects.

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for the series here or for 1/13 and 1/20 sessions separately.)  

    • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    Judy DiGiacomo will show us how to make pop-up greeting cards 

    • Thursday, January 25, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    Barry teaches landscape oil painting techniques. Supplies 

    He says: For references, I prefer something of their own.....a photo or sketch as to a page from a magazine.....or worse someone else's painting from mag. But I can't dictate to for some students have been inspired by a painting and want to see if they can create the same look and there is some merit in that, so let's let them bring in what they will!!  

    Let's just say preferably their own photo or sketches.

    We will follow with our traditional one on one instruction. Students should bring reference photos. One thing I would like all students to have is a box of pop up Kleenex.

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for the series here or for 1/25 and 2/1 sessions separately.)  

    • Thursday, January 25, 2018
    • Thursday, February 01, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    Barry teaches landscape oil painting techniques. Supplies 

    He says: For references, I prefer something of their own.....a photo or sketch as to a page from a magazine.....or worse someone else's painting from mag. But I can't dictate to for some students have been inspired by a painting and want to see if they can create the same look and there is some merit in that, so let's let them bring in what they will!!  

    Let's just say preferably their own photo or sketches.

    We will follow with our traditional one on one instruction. Students should bring reference photos. One thing I would like all students to have is a box of pop up Kleenex.

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for the series here or for 1/25 and 2/1 sessions separately.)  

    • Friday, January 26, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

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

    • Thursday, February 01, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    Barry teaches landscape oil painting techniques. Supplies 

    He says: For references, I prefer something of their own.....a photo or sketch as to a page from a magazine.....or worse someone else's painting from mag. But I can't dictate to for some students have been inspired by a painting and want to see if they can create the same look and there is some merit in that, so let's let them bring in what they will!!  

    Let's just say preferably their own photo or sketches.

    We will follow with our traditional one on one instruction. Students should bring reference photos. One thing I would like all students to have is a box of pop up Kleenex.

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for the series here or for 1/25 and 2/1 sessions separately.)  

    • Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register
    More info coming soon.

    Minimum: 10 students
    Maximum: 16 students

    (Register here for the series or register for Feb 7 and 14 sessions separately.)

    • Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    • Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register
    More info coming soon.

    Minimum: 10 students
    Maximum: 16 students

    (Register here for the series or register for Feb 7 and 14 sessions separately.)

    • Thursday, February 08, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    General membership meeting

    • Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register
    More info coming soon.

    Minimum: 10 students
    Maximum: 16 students

    (Register here for the series or register for Feb 7 and 14 sessions separately.)

    • Monday, February 19, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    Board meeting

    • Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    Oil landscapes.

    Minimum class: 10
    Maximum class: 16

    (Register here for the series or for Feb. 21 and 28 classes separately.)

    • Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    • Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    Oil landscapes

    Minimum class: 10
    Maximum class: 16

    (Register here for the series or for Feb. 21 and 28 classes separately.)

    • Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    Oil landscapes.

    Minimum class: 10
    Maximum class: 16

    (Register here for the series or for Feb. 21 and 28 classes separately.)

    • Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    Bill teaches watercolor painting techniques.

    Maximum students: 16
    Minimum students: 10

    Outline and supplies.

    (Register for the series here or for 3/7 and 3/14 sessions separately.) 

    • Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    Bill teaches watercolor painting techniques.

    Maximum students: 16
    Minimum students: 10

    Outline and supplies.

    (Register for the series here or for 3/7 and 3/14 sessions separately.) 

    • Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    • Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    • 15
    Register

    Bill teaches watercolor painting techniques.

    Maximum students: 16
    Minimum students: 10

    Outline and supplies.

    (Register for the series here or for 3/7 and 3/14 sessions separately.) 

    • Thursday, March 08, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    General membership meeting

    • Monday, March 12, 2018
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register

    The MAL Studio Gallery theme is "Then and Now."

    Please sign up and register online or send tag information (artist, title, medium, price, size) to Linda Saksa at saxa3@msn.com or 724-941-6413.

    You may enter up to 3 pieces, depending on number of entries and size.  Information is needed by the deadline to provide time to design and print tags and a list for the show book. 

    There is no entry fee but a 15% commission on sold works is retained by MAL.

    Drop off is 5:00-6:00, Thursday, 3/15.

    • Thursday, March 15, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • MAL Studio

    The MAL Studio Gallery theme is "Then and Now".

    Please sign up and register online by clicking here MAL Studio Themed Exhibit Registration Due or send tag information (artist, title, medium, price, size) to Linda Saksa at saxa3@msn.com or 724-941-6413.

    You may enter up to 3 pieces, depending on number of entries and size.  Information is needed by the deadline to provide time to design and print tags and a list for the show book. 

    There is no entry fee but a 15% commission on sold works is retained by MAL.


    • Monday, March 19, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    Board meeting

    • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register
    This class is designed for students who want to take their figure paintings and portraits to a more creative level by incorporating storytelling, design & composition, and color harmony.

    Peggi works in watercolor, but students can work in any medium since the focus will be on the content of the painting.

    Outline References Watercolor supplies

    (Register for 3/20 and 3/27 sessions separately or for the series by clicking here.)  

    Minimum: 10 students
    Maximum: 16 students

    • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    • Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    Register
    This class is designed for students who want to take their figure paintings and portraits to a more creative level by incorporating storytelling, design & composition, and color harmony.

    Peggi works in watercolor, but students can work in any medium since the focus will be on the content of the painting.

    Outline References Watercolor supplies

    Minimum: 10 students
    Maximum: 16 students

    (Register here for the series or register for Mar 20 and 27 sessions separately.)

    • Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register
    This class is designed for students who want to take their figure paintings and portraits to a more creative level by incorporating storytelling, design & composition, and color harmony.

    Peggi works in watercolor, but students can work in any medium since the focus will be on the content of the painting.

    Outline References Watercolor supplies

    (Register for 3/20 and 3/27 sessions separately or for the series by clicking here.)  

    Minimum: 10 students
    Maximum: 16 students

    • Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    This Watercolor Workshop is a casual class, all questions are welcome, Sue will do a demo for each sessionFall and Winter Landscapes with full instruction; putting people in your paintings; color mixing, from great greens to the reds and yellows, neutral colors for winter paintings. How you can use your paintings to create your own greeting cards. 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.

    Materials needed are:  Good watercolors, such as Winsor Newton or Daniel Smith (colors: yellow- lemon, cadmium medium yellow, red- alizarin, permanent rose, blue- ultramarine blue, cerulean, viridian , sap green, hookers green medium); Watercolor palette; Flat chiseled edged brushes, 1/4" & 1/2"; Round brushes, numbers 4,8,10 or 12. Good watercolor paper, Arches 140 lb. cold press is preferred; Small spray bottle; Artists tape;  Board  to tape the paper onto; Container for water; Paper towels.

    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 Apr. 4, 11, 18, and 25 sessions separately or click here to register for the series.)  


     

    • Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    • Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    This Watercolor Workshop is a casual class, all questions are welcome, Sue will do a demo for each sessionFall and Winter Landscapes with full instruction; putting people in your paintings; color mixing, from great greens to the reds and yellows, neutral colors for winter paintings. How you can use your paintings to create your own greeting cards. 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.

    Materials needed are:  Good watercolors, such as Winsor Newton or Daniel Smith (colors: yellow- lemon, cadmium medium yellow, red- alizarin, permanent rose, blue- ultramarine blue, cerulean, viridian , sap green, hookers green medium); Watercolor palette; Flat chiseled edged brushes, 1/4" & 1/2"; Round brushes, numbers 4,8,10 or 12. Good watercolor paper, Arches 140 lb. cold press is preferred; Small spray bottle; Artists tape;  Board  to tape the paper onto; Container for water; Paper towels.

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register here for the series or register for Apr. 4, 11, 18 and 25 sessions separately.)  


     

    • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    This Watercolor Workshop is a casual class, all questions are welcome, Sue will do a demo for each sessionFall and Winter Landscapes with full instruction; putting people in your paintings; color mixing, from great greens to the reds and yellows, neutral colors for winter paintings. How you can use your paintings to create your own greeting cards. 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.

    Materials needed are:  Good watercolors, such as Winsor Newton or Daniel Smith (colors: yellow- lemon, cadmium medium yellow, red- alizarin, permanent rose, blue- ultramarine blue, cerulean, viridian , sap green, hookers green medium); Watercolor palette; Flat chiseled edged brushes, 1/4" & 1/2"; Round brushes, numbers 4,8,10 or 12. Good watercolor paper, Arches 140 lb. cold press is preferred; Small spray bottle; Artists tape;  Board  to tape the paper onto; Container for water; Paper towels.

    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 Apr. 4, 11, 18, and 25 sessions separately or click here to register for the series.)  


     

    • Thursday, April 12, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register