Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Plein Air Painting Class at WA Museum of Wisconsin Art in Hartford


Plein Air Painting
Wednesdays, July 15 – August 19
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 Noon (six classes /12 hours)

Enjoy the delights of summer painting in the outdoors. Locations will be chosen for ease of accessibility and protection on rainy days. The instructor will assist, guide and encourage each student to grow on their own. This class is open to beginner and above levels. A supply list will be sent with your confirmation. Medium of your choice.

Instructor: Joyce Eesley
MWA Members: $95 / Public: $110

Beginning to Intermediate Watercolor Painting
Wednesdays, July 15 – August 19
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (six sessions /12 hours)

Watercolor painting can often seem a little intimidating, but all you really need is guidance and patience. We will focus on helping you get more out of this fascinating and addictive medium. You will learn the basics of good composition through use of elements and principles of art. We will be experimenting with many different techniques for achieving textures through experimentation with new artistic approaches. This class is aimed at beginning to intermediate students who want to gain greater knowledge of the medium and continue to grow as a watercolorist. Students will improve through the understanding of color, composition and design. Students will gain knowledge and insights on tips and techniques presented and have a new perspective for watercolor painting. A supply list will be sent with your confirmation.

Joyce Eesley
MWA Members: $95 / Public: $110

Monday, June 29, 2009

Milwaukee Sketch Club at Covered Bridge Park in Cedarburg

It was just the 3 of us for most of the morning at the park. Now and then someone would come through but only one photographer came through for the Cedarburg Plein air event, no artists. It was really quite nice.

Ruth Simos at South Shore Frolics

Ruth Simos will be exhibiting at the South Shore Frolics Art Show on Sunday, July 12, 2009 at South Shore Park, 10am to 5pm. http://www.south-shore-frolics.com/ http://www.bayviewarts.org/members.html

Milwaukee Sketch Club July 2009 Plein Air Outings Schedule

All our welcome to join us. Just email msc1922@gmail.com for more information if you'd like to meet up with us.

July 1: Greenfield Park Lagoon, 2028 S. 124 St. (W) Enter at 116 and Rogers St form Hwy 100. Rogers St. is 1 block south of Becher St. http://www.county.milwaukee.gov/GreenfieldPavilion23067.htm

July 4: 4th of July Parades and Fireworks

July 8: Grant Park Clubhouse, 100 E Hawthorne Ave, E on Rawson Ave to Hwy 32, Left turn across bridge, Rt Oak Creek Parkway dr. (S) http://www.county.milwaukee.gov/GrantClubhouse23695.htm http://www.wisconline.com/counties/milwaukee/parks.html

July 11: The Great Circus Parade Festival Showgrounds Veteran's Park, Milwauke Lakefront (E) http://circusworld.Wisconsinhistory.org/Parade/EventOverview.aspx

July 15: North Ave Water Tower, E end of North Ave at St. Mary Hospital. Park area to E along lake (E) http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM23QC

July 18: North Point Lighthouse, 2647 N. Wahl Av. W up hill at LaFayette Dr. from lakefront, Rt on Terrace, N to North Ave, Rt on Wahl Av. N to lighthouse. E in park (E) http://www.northpointlighthouse.org/

July 22: Kletch Park Falls, 6560 N. Milw river Pkwy, Glendale. N of silfer Spring dr. E of Green Bay Av. Meet along river just south of park entrance. (N)

July 25: Cathedral Square Park, 520 E Wells. On Jackson St. between Kilbourn Av & Wells st. (E)

July 29: Downtown Waukesha, Could possibly meet near the Steaming Cup, 340 W. Main St. (W) http://www.downtownwaukesha.com/ http://steamingcupwaukesha.com

Friday, June 26, 2009

Upcoming Milwaukee Sketch Club Cedarburg covered bridge Plein Air Outing this Saturday 6/27

Hello All

This Saturday we will be meeting at Cedarburg Covered Bridge.

Joyce's directions going north on 43 to Cedarburg are:
Take Hwy 60 west off of 43 you will come to five corners on the north side of Cedarburg. You take a sharp right onto Covered Bridge Road and it is just a short distance. There is a little park with parking just before the bridge to the right. When I was there the park had a couple of picnic benches and you get a good view of the bridge and water.


Milwaukee Sketch Club at Hoyt Park

Hoyt Park was the perfect place to be on a hot muggy day. Well shaded with mature trees, cool and with a slight breeze. We sat on and underneath the stone bridge going across the Menomonee River. No bugs since it is still early in the season. This would be a good place to go later in the day because there is a path that goes along the south side of the river all the way to the rapids. Pictures from Margo & Kathy.

See http://www.friendsofhoytpark.org/ for more info on this park.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Upcoming Milwaukee Sketch Club Plein Air Outings 6/24 & 6/27, 2009

June 24 - Hoyt Park, 1800 N Swan Blvd, Wauwatosa. http://www.friendsofhoytpark.org/
We will be meeting in the parking lot off of N. Swan Dr. at 9am

June 27 - Cedarburg Covered Bridge - 43 N. Hwy C, C west, right on Washington, Bridge Rd at 5 Corners to bridge. http://www.town.cedarburg.wi.us/about-cedarburg.cfm http://www.co.ozaukee.wi.us/history/bridge.html

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Milwaukee Sketch Club's Wednesday's Plein Air Outing

It was very misty, atmospheric and cool Wednesday morning, so after meeting just outside the War Memorial Parking lot, we decided to go somewhere where there was some cover. We ended up parking at the McKinely Marina, a-f slips area near the Milwaukee Yacht club. There was a building with benches, a nice overhang with a good view of the boats and a lot of nice reflections. Margo & I took a walk to the end of the breakwater walkway too. There were some people fishing too and cleaning their boats.

Learn About the Artist Series at New Berlin Library

Call Natalie at 262-785-4980 to register for these free art talks Tuesdays 1:00-2:15pm.
  • June 23 Munch
  • June 30 Rubens
  • July 21 Seurat
  • July 28 Gauguin
  • August 4 Magritte

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Marie Myler won a honorable mention award at the Beloit Plein Air

One of our members, Marie Myler, http://www.mariemyler.com/ , won an honorable mention award for her painting, "Riverbank Reflections" at Beloit's Friends of RiverFront 2009 Edge of the Rock Plein Air Painting Event, http://www.friendsofriverfront.com/edge_of_the_rock.html .

Monday, June 15, 2009

St. John's Painting Group

Anyone who would like to is welcome to join us on Thursday nights to paint together. We meet at St. John's Catholic Church on Cold Spring and 84th St. year round from 7-9:30pm. We do not have meetings, just paint. We don't have instructors but everyone is willing to share their expertise if asked. There is no cost except for a nominal donation to the church. I don't remember when we did that last. Joyce and Bob Weis are in charge of this too. Email msc1922@gmail.com if you'd like to meet with us

Upcoming Milwaukee Sketch Club Plein Air Outings 6/17 & 6/20, 2009

June 17 - Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Dr. Close to Milwaukee Art Museum. Close to Calatrava wing of Art Museum. http://www.discoveryworld.org/

Note: We're planning to meet in/near War Memorial Parking Lot on the other side of the Milwaukee Art Museum which is next door to Discovery World and paint outside along the Lake Front.

June 20 - Cedarburg Plein Aire, June 18-24. http://www.cedarburgpleinair.com/

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Milwaukee Sketch Club at Boerner Botanical Gardens on Wednesday 6/10/09

The peonies, irises and a lot of other flowers were in bloom. It was fun to watch the chipmunks running around. Well worth the $4.50 admission fee to Boerner Botanical Gardens, http://www.boernerbotanicalgardens.org/

Milwaukee Sketch Club at Mallard Lake in Whitnall Park, Tuesday 6/9/09

You could hear the roar of the falls as we walked down the path from the parking lot at the top of the hill. Ducks, geese and a blue heron came to visit. Margo took some excellent pictures.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Upcoming Milwaukee Sketch Club Plein Airs, June 10 & 13

June 10 - Boerner Botanical Gardens/Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Dr. Admission Fee. http://www.boernerbotanicalgardens.org/

June 13 - Downtown Greendale, S on 60th from Grange. Rd turns right & becomes Northway. Turn S on Broad St. http://www.discovergreendale.com/

Plein Air at McKinley Marina

Bit overcast and with a northerly wind but I was able to find a somewhat protected corner. The Smile-Mile Run/Walk was going on so there was a steady stream of runners and walkers to paint. Plus of course, sailboats, fishing boats. Note: Make sure to arrive on or before 9am to get the best parking place. Milwaukee Sailing Club had a Brewers event going on too. If anyone has pictures they'd like posted, feel free to email them to msc1922@gmail.com

Friday, June 5, 2009

Stage Coach Inn Plein Air

It was a great day to paint outdoors on Wednesday; sunny, not too warm and not too windy. We found each other easily at the Stage Coach Inn located in Brookfield, Wisconsin, http://www.elmbrookhistoricalsociety.org/ . Lot of interesting things to paint and sketch such as a round smoke house, black smith shop, icehouse, gardens, flowers, trees.... and everyone had a good time. Here's some pictures that Marie & Margo took.

Next plein air outing is this Saturday at McKinley Marina http://milwaukeemarina.com/ . See you there!