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, October 04, 2017
    • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    • 9
    Register

    Oil painting the landscape.

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

    Minimum class: 10
    Maximum class: 16

    Materials List

    Paints: An assortment of reds, yellows, blues and greens with the addition of white.

    Brushes: An assorted size range of bristle brushes (Tom prefers filberts).Five would be plenty.

    Canvases: 3 to 4      Size 16 X 20

    Turpenoid: NOT TURPENTINE OR MINERAL SPIRITS and container for it.

    Easel: Table top is fine.

    Miscellaneous: Palette or palette paper, Palette Knife, Paper Towels

     

    • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 13
    Register

    Oil painting the landscape.

    (Register for the complete series here or for the Oct 4, 11, and 18 sessions separately.) 

    Minimum class: 10
    Maximum class: 16

    Material List

    Paints: An assortment of reds, yellows, blues and greens with the addition of white.

    Brushes: An assorted size range of bristle brushes (Tom prefers filberts). Five would be plenty.

    Canvases:   3 to 4     Size 16 X 20

    Turpenoid: NOT TURPENTINE OR MINERAL SPIRITS and container for it.

    Easel: Table top easel is fine.

    Miscellaneous: Palette or Palette Paper, Palette Knife, Paper Towels. 

    • Friday, October 20, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

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

    • Monday, October 23, 2017
    • Peters Twp Library
    Register

    Peters Township Library show change. Register online 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, October 25, 2017
    • 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.

    • Friday, October 27, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

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

    • Wednesday, November 01, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 14
    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 Nov 1, 8, 15, and 29 sessions separately or click here to register for the series.)  


     

    • Wednesday, November 01, 2017
    • Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    • 15
    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 Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 29 sessions separately.)  


     

    • Thursday, November 02, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    Jan Pini and Anne Trimble will share the video they bought showing the pastel landscape painter Barbara Jaenicke's technique. $3 studio fee.

    • Friday, November 03, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

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

    • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    Pastel with Gail Beem. 

    This workshop is primarily about color.  The exercises in this workshop will help you to develop a further awareness color and color harmony and to develop a platform of knowledge to make effective and expressive color choices for your artwork.  We’ll explore ways to use a variety of color systems to organize the many choices of color available.  The object is to learn some principles and to devise unique and exciting color palettes for your artwork.

    For outline and supplies, click here.

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for the series here or for the 11/7 and 11/14 sessions separately.)  

    • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    • Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    • 9
    Register

    Pastel with Gail Beem. 

    This workshop is primarily about color.  The exercises in this workshop will help you to develop a further awareness color and color harmony and to develop a platform of knowledge to make effective and expressive color choices for your artwork.  We’ll explore ways to use a variety of color systems to organize the many choices of color available.  The object is to learn some principles and to devise unique and exciting color palettes for your artwork.

    For outline and supplies, click here.

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for the series here or for the 11/7 and 11/14 sessions separately.)  

    • Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 14
    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 Nov 1, 8, 15, and 29 sessions separately or click here to register for the series.)  


     

    • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    General membership meeting

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

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

    • Saturday, November 11, 2017
    • 7:00 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 the theme TBA. 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 Kmart and Atria's restaurant. Street address is 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15367

    • Monday, November 13, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    Sandy Conley will teach us how to make a box with lid. Save those greeting cards you get in the mail to use for this fun project. $3 studio fee.

    • Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    Register

    Pastel with Gail Beem. All mediums welcome, including fiber!

    This workshop is primarily about color.  The exercises in this workshop will help you to develop a further awareness color and color harmony and to develop a platform of knowledge to make effective and expressive color choices for your artwork.  We’ll explore ways to use a variety of color systems to organize the many choices of color available.  The object is to learn some principles and to devise unique and exciting color palettes for your artwork.

    For outline and supplies (for pastel and watercolor), click here.

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

    (Register for the series here or for the 11/7 and 11/14 sessions separately.)  

    • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    • 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 Nov 1, 8, 15, and 29 sessions separately or click here to register for the series.)  


     

    • Friday, November 17, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

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

    • Monday, November 20, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    Board meeting

    • Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 14
    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 Nov 1, 8, 15, and 29 sessions separately or click here to register for the series.)  


     

    • Monday, December 04, 2017
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317
    Register

    The MAL Studio Gallery theme is "Red, Red and More Red."

    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, 12/7.

    • Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • MAL Studio
    Register

    Come join your art friends to celebrate the season.  Please bring an hors d'oeuvre or treats to share. Last year there was so much food, it served as our lunch!

    • Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    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 www.ronthurston.net/supplies.html

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

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

     

    • Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • MAL Studio
    • 9
    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 www.ronthurston.net/supplies.html

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

     

    • Thursday, December 07, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • MAL Studio

    The MAL Studio Gallery theme is "Red, Red and More Red".

    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.


    • Saturday, December 09, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • MAL studio
    • 12
    Register
    We will open the studio for a Holiday Artists' Market. You may reserve a table by registering online or calling Carmen DiGiacomo at 412-563-1859. You may share a table but only one person should register. You are expected to be present for the entire sale time and conduct your own sales, collecting appropriate PA sales tax. No wall space will be available as we will have a themed show at the same time.


    Pay online or bring a check for $10 made out to MAL to the setup (Friday 12/8 7-9 PM or Saturday 12/9 8:30-10 AM).


     
                                              
    
    • Saturday, December 09, 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • MAL Studio, 4069 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317

    Come join us to enjoy the latest McMurray Art League studio exhibit.

    4069 Washington Rd.
    McMurray, PA 15317

    Near Atria's and Kmart in the McDowell Shops in Peters Township.

    • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • MAL Studio
    • 16
    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 www.ronthurston.net/supplies.html

    Maximum class size: 16
    Minimum class size: 10

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

     

    • 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
    • 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

    • 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.)

    • 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
    • 15
    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

    • 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.)  

    • 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.)  

    • 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