7pm on a Tuesday, which on depends on our speaker
St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church School Cafeteria, lower level
1 Riverstone Circle
(at Rte. 179/ West Bridge Street – by Staples)
New Hope, PA. 18938
Bring a friend!!
We are excited to have John Murdoch giving a lecture Tuesday, June 14th, 7pm " Practical and easy drawing and painting tips".
John will also be teaching a workshop on "alla prima portrait painting" Saturday, June 18th from 10am to 4pm.
Both will be at St. Martin of Tours Church, 1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope.
charcoal cast study by John Murdoch
The lecture is free and open to the public; the workshop requires a $25 reservation fee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to sign up.
A full description below:
Lecture: "Practical and easy drawing and painting tips"
John Murdoch: "I am often asked how to help students and artists improve their work. These are the most common questions I receive and solutions used to help solve problems in drawing, color and composition."
John Murdoch is a classical artist, master instructor and founder of the non-profit Bucks County Classical Arts Center in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Here the apprentice-style atelier training of the masters is passed to the next generation of artists locally, nationally and internationally. He holds multiple copyrights and is producing books about his art and teaching methods. He is a leader in the atelier movement and in the field of classical figurative artwork.
He sells his work through gallery sales and commissions. John continues the historical connection between the classical figurative masters of the past and the traditions of the Bucks County Impressionists. In 2013 he helped found Gold Light Gallery in New Hope, PA where his work can be purchased. He also hosts the Gold Light Gallery Annual Juried Show every March which highlights the best of Bucks County and national realism.
John has devoted decades to the art and craft of making his inner visions come to life on canvas. He produces portraiture, figurative and still life paintings with an otherworldly edge, often using hand-ground paints and gold leaf on wood panel or canvas.
His artistic lineage traces back directly, student to teacher, to 18th century luminary, Jacques Louis David. Today, he teaches using the same rigorous French “atelier” system of training that has been passed down through the centuries. One of John’s gifts is in making this difficult to master material accessible for a modern audience. His training includes The American Academy of Art in Chicago (on scholarship) and Atelier LeSueur in Minnesota. He won the John and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship while finishing his studies at the School of Representational Art in Chicago.
His work has been shown internationally. Venues have included the Art Renewal Center International Salon; Richeson 75 Figure & Portrait International; Greenhouse Gallery Salon International; The Salmagundi Club; Ellarslie Museum in Trenton, NJ; The Lancaster Museum of Art, PA and The Ernst Museum in Budapest. His work has been featured in American Artist Magazine, International Artist Magazine, The New York Times, The Intelligencer, The Times, and other publications.
John lives in Bucks County with his family, and three cats.
June 14 Meeting with John Murdoch presentation and demo
July 21 Picnic
Sept. TBD Meeting
Oct. TBD Meeting
Oct. 31 Members' Show drop off at The Conservatory, 4059 Skyron Dr., Doylestown (by the airport)
Nov. 3 -19 Members' Show at The Conservatory
Nov. 4 Reception for Members' Show at The Conservatory
Dec. TBD Member Holiday Party
Past 2016 events:
January 15th - Philadelphia Museum of Art with Patrick Connors
February 23 - NHAL meeting
Artist of the month: Alan Fetterman www.alanfetterman.com Lecture and Demo "Living in an Artistic Lexicon"
March 8th - NHAL meeting
Artist of the month: Patrick Connors www.connorsfinearts.com Lecture “The Chiaroscuro and the Ambiguity of Gloom”
March 12th: Workshop with Patrick Connors
April 5th NHAL meeting
Artist of the month: Georganna Lenssen www.georgannalenssen.com Lecture and demo “The Painterly Still Life”
April 9 & 10: Workshop with Georganna Lenssen
May 20, 6 - 9pm Award reception for Juried Show
May 20 - 22 Juried Show open 12 - 6pm
7pm NHAL meeting speakers at St. Martin of Tours Church cafeteria,1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope, PA