Monday, November 19, 2012

Susan Sarback, Margaret Dyer Workshops

Susan Sarback, Oil
Mackinac Arts Council is proud to announce that we will be hosting two multiple-day workshops in 2013. Susan Sarback, master oil painter from the School of Light and Color is coming to Mackinac in August to teach a four-day workshop on plein air painting. Students will go out to different locations around the island to paint onsite and receive personal instruction from Susan.

Margaret Dyer, Pastel
In September 2013, Margaret Dyer, master pastelist will teach a three-day workshop in pastels. Don't worry--for you Drop-in-and-Draw lovers, we will continue our biweekly 2-hour art workshops at the Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum in July and early August on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We have some wonderful instructors lined up to teach workshops in watercolor, collage, drawing, jewelry, photography and more!

 If you're interested in taking these classes:

Susan Sarback, Plein Air Oil Painting:
August 12-15, 2013. 9am-4pm. Adults. Four-day outdoor painting workshop. $525/member. $575/non-member. For more information, contact Lily Porter at or (906) 984-4124.

Margaret Dyer, Pastels:
September 9-11, 9am-4pm. Adults. Three-day pastel workshop. $300/member. $350/non-member. For more information, contact Lily Porter at or (906) 984-4124.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fall Happenings

It's a beautiful fall up here on the Great Turtle, and Mackinac Arts Council is already busy getting ready for the 2013 season! We have written grants to Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Mackinac Island Community Foundation, and a Letter of Inquiry to ArtPlace America. These grants request funding for operations, professional development, supplies, and equipment. The grant decisions will be announced in early January.

The line up of musicians for our series Music in the Park is coming together. We will have seven outdoor concerts on the lawn of Marquette Park featuring 11 Michigan artists. Be sure to keep an eye out for our calendar, you won't want to miss next year's concerts!

We have some great artists instructors preparing to teach for Workshops at the Museum next year. Jennifer Powell of St. Ignace, MI, and former resident of Mackinac Island, will teach "Colorful Collage," a class on paper collage. Jennifer wrote and illustrated the children's book "What I saw on Mackinac." Her beautiful collage work can be seen in this book. Nicki Griffith will be teaching a workshop on pastels. Nicki lives on Mackinac and is part of the artist group, The Mackinac Seven. We will also have return instructors Bill Murcko and Rosemary Gould. Bill will teach live figure drawing of people dressed in historic costume. A two-day workshop on metal jewelery making will be taught by Rosemary. We still have available spots if you are an artist and would like to teach a class. Please send us an email if you are interested.

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Stay tuned for more updates throughout the winter!

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