We are Zooming into May with 7 online art classes!
Our fabulous instructors are eager to teach and so set them up with Zoom to help us reach our students.
Classes start the week of May 11:
Introduction to Gelliplate Printmaking, with instructor Ingrid Booz Morejohn, Mondays 1–4pm, runs May 11–25 (3 weeks)
Drawing With Inks, with instructor Jennifer Kane, Tuesdays 1–4pm, runs May 12–June 30 (8 weeks)
Acrylic Painting 101, with instructor Bob Placky, Tuesdays 6–9pm, runs May 12–June 30 (8 weeks)
Pastel Painting: Exploring All Subjects, with instructor Susan Nicholas, Wednesdays 9am–12pm, runs May 13–27 (3 weeks)
Oil Painting: Exploring All Subjects, with instructor Susan Nicholas, Wednesdays 1–4pm, runs May 13–27 (3 weeks)
Introduction to Watercolor Painting, with instructor Nicole Packard, Thursdays 1–4pm, runs May 14–June 4 (4 weeks)
What to do with all those gelliprints? Turn them into an art journal! with instructor Ingrid Booz Morejohn, Mondays 1–4pm, runs June 1–15 (3 weeks)
NOTE: We will NOT be mailing a printed schedule of classes.
If you have trouble accessing the online registration system or want to apply a credit for a canceled session please reach out to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Diane at 814-360-6323.
You can still register by mail — we are checking the post office box — but we are not in the office.
Update on Exhibitions
Our Recycled Show, “Rings and Things” has a new Call For Entry Deadline and protocol. ENTRY DATE is June 1st! CLICK HERE to go to the entry page for an entry form and details.
We will hang the show int the gallery so that people walking by can see through the windows but the gallery will be closed. We will also be taking pictures of the work and posting them on our website as a Virtual Show.
Our Annual Figurative Show was scheduled for May 15–24. Due to uncertainty surrounding dates we will not be designing and mailing a call for entry at this point in time. When we have a definite date that we can reopen the Art Center we will re-schedule this popular show and get information out.
The Art Alliance Members Show is up! But the Gallery Downtown is closed.
For the safety of our patrons and volunteers, we have decided to keep the Gallery Downtown closed at least through the end of March. You are welcome if you are downtown to peer in the windows. We are in contact with Kish Bank to see if they will still be open. We will let you know.
John McKaig is full-time lecturer of drawing at Bloomsburg University, and of drawing and art history at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA. He received a BFA in printmaking from Miami University in Ohio, and a MFA in printmaking from Syracuse University, NY. He has taught printmaking, painting, figure drawing and anatomy at Syracuse University, drawing and illustration at Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY, and all levels of painting, printmaking, general and figure drawing, and analog photography at Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI. John McKaig has exhibited work throughout the U.S. and internationally, in group and juried exhibitions as well as in
Congratulations to the award winners in our Members Show:
First Eric Ryan Markievich
Second Cecil Fish
Third Mike Demi
HM Kelly Green
HM Linda Hale
HM Liz Krick
HM Tom Mickle
Location, Show Dates & Hours
The show is divided and exhibited in two locations:
The Downtown Gallery
Currently closed until further notice. Check out our online gallery!
Kish Bank’s Expect More Store, 114 S. Allen Street, State College, PA
Currently closed until further notice. See our online gallery of the wonderful art up at the Kish Bank
Thanks to everyone who donated during Centre Gives
A huge Thank You to everyone who donated during Centre Gives and to everyone who supports us in our mission to connect our community through art. As a community arts organization, we not only serve our community but depend on our community as well. We can only do what we do because of you!
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If you didn’t get a chance to donate through Centre Gives, there are other ways you can help us:
Amazon Smile Program
Did you know that when you order through Amazon’s Smile portal you can choose a nonprofit for Amazon to donate to? Go to https://smile.amazon.com and under the main Search bar, find the Supporting Organizations link and choose “Art Alliance of Central Penna” from the list. Then, every time you want to order through Amazon, use the https://smile.amazon.com url and Amazon will donate a percentage of every purchase you make to the Art Alliance! It is that easy!
Take one of our online art classes (see below)!
Participate in our online Stay At Home Art Gallery or share with us what fun art projects you have been working onduring this stay-at-home time. We will post them on our website and on social media!
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We know that in these uncertain times, everyone is making difficult choices, and we are so grateful that you are choosing to help us in our mission to bring people together through art. You are truly amazing and we are grateful your continued support!
Upcoming Events › Main Page List
Zentangle Drawing JUNE 12th, 7–9 pm with Nicole Packard Enjoy an evening of art and relaxation from the comfort of your own home! Learn how to create a beautiful and complex pattern called Zentangle, using only lines. Teens welcome! Sign up online today! Contact Diane at (814) 360-6323 with registration questions or issues or email email@example.com.Find out more »
Unusual Art Making JUNE 19th, 7–9 pm with Nicole Packard Learn how to use materials that you already have in your house to create interesting pieces of artwork. You could use these techniques for handmade cards, wrapping paper, or a piece of art for your wall. Materials: Paper (printer paper, cardstock, or a roll of paper), Scissors, Dish soap, Paint (watercolor, acrylic, tempera), Straw, Magazines (we are going to tear them apart), Glue, Tissue paper. Fee: $15 Sign up online today! …Find out more »
Studio to Plein Air 3-Day Workshop with Susan Nicholas (Susan Nicholas Art) at Rhoneymeade Sculpture Garden & Arboretum June 23–25, 9am–4pm each day All days we will meet at Rhoneymeade Sculpture Garden & Arboretum 177 Rimmey Road, Centre Hall, PA 16827 http://www.rhoneymeade.org Discover how to see beyond the obvious within the landscape, and use expressive color to capture the essence of mood and atmosphere in sky and more. Whether you work in pastel, oil, watercolor, or acrylic, you will learn…Find out more »
Photo Editing: A Crash Course JUNE 26th, 7–9 pm with Nicole Packard Are you interested in making your pictures pop and trying out new editing techniques. Artist Nicole Packard will walk you through editing your own photos on Pizlr.com, a free online editor. No photo editing experience necessary. All you need is your computer and your own digital photographs. Special Notes Teens welcome! Fee: $15 Sign up online today! Contact Diane at (814) 360-6323 with registration questions or issues or email…Find out more »
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED! Stay tuned for a new fall date. Join Lena Thynell for a day of watercolor painting where we paint water and seascapes. Please bring your own reference photos. Beginners as well as more experienced artists are welcome. Bring your own lunch or snacks as well as watercolor supplies.Find out more »
Watercolor Landscape via Zoom JULY 10th, 7–9 pm with Nicole Packard Learn the basic of watercolor while creating your own version of this landscape painting. No need to leave your home, artist Nicole Packard will be leading you through the process over Zoom. You will need a set of watercolor paints, a paintbrush, and a sheet of watercolor paper. Special Notes Teens welcome! Fee: $15 Sign up online today! Contact Diane at (814) 360-6323 with registration questions or issues or email…Find out more »
Chris teaches with a fun and relaxed style. Each day there will be demonstrations and lots of one-on-one instruction. This workshop will focus on the process of creating a watercolor painting. He will speak in-depth about devising a plan for success with your painting; the importance of drawing, design and brushwork; simplifying and improving color mixing (no more muddy watercolors) and how to get dynamic value relationships. Contact Art Alliance office at firstname.lastname@example.org for a supply list.Find out more »
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