Leatherstocking Decorative Artists

What is Decorative Painting?
   Decorative painting is a diverse art form utilizing a variety of techniques and media
  (types of paint) to decorate functional and non-functional surfaces. Because of
 certain teaching methods used in learning how to paint -- decorative painting is a 
   really easy art form to learn. The use o patterns  created by other artists and 
   freehand designs allow a high degree of success without long years of academic
       training or inherent drawing ability.  

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This Month's meeting info...

Saturday, Februay 17th

Doors open at 12:30 pm

Brief Business meeting at 1:00 pm

Painting program immediately following meeting

Oneida County Farm & Home Center

(Cornell Cooperative Extension)

121 Second St., Oriskany, NY 13424


Sandy Robinson, Dorothy Lehman

& Michele Koen


Darla Peck & Patricia Peters

Painted Gift

Lory van Lieshout

President's Message...

         Happy New Year everyone!  I hope your New Year’s resolution is to paint more!!  Perhaps you can work on an unfinished piece that has been patiently waiting for you.  Or maybe organizing your painting space is first on your list of “things to do”.   Whatever you decide to start with, just start!  If you are looking for inspiration after a busy holiday season, call a friend, meet for coffee or even better….paint together!
        We had a wonderful time at our 2017 Christmas party.  Thank you, Mickie, for all your hard work setting it up.  The food was great and the gifts were beautiful!
        I would personally like to recognize all the outgoing officers and thank them for all their years of service.  Because of them, our Chapter has grown and flourished!   Thank all of you that have volunteered to become more involved and hold an office or head a committee.  As your president, I will work very hard this year to keep the Chapter on a path of fun and friendship as we all learn from each other. On a serious note, Patricia Wadman took a nasty fall and broke her ankle.  She is currently in rehab and expected to be heading home to soon to begin her long road to recovery.  Unfortunately, Patricia was elected to be our new treasurer.  It may be quite some time before she is able to drive so we will need to elect a replacement until she is up and around.  Sandy Robinson has graciously volunteered to temporarily maintain the position but if you are interested in helping out, Sandy can teach you!
          Our next meeting is January 27th.  The doors open at 12:30, meeting is 1:00 – 5:00.  The program is to paint together!  Bring a piece to work on and let’s enjoy each other’s company for a couple of hours.
See you in January,
Joyce Kinville

Seminar Report…

       As we start 2018, we have 2 travel teacher seminars to look forward to. The sign up form for Cynthia Erekson’s May seminar is in this newsletter. For the Pie Paddle you will be required to purchase the piece from Cynthia because she will have to do some prep work on it for us. The other project you may do it on your own surface if you wish. Just ask if you have any questions.

         We will also have a free to chapter members 1 day local teacher workshop. The application for this is above if you are interested in teaching. 

         I have also been in contact with Chris Haughey and the her seminar will be May 18 & 19, 2019.

          At some point during this year I will begin the quest to figure out who we may want to have teach in 2020….. can I actually have just said 2020?? That doesn’t seem possible!!! LOL Anyway, please keep your eyes out for anyone whom you may like to have. Get me the contact info and I will take care of contacting them for more info. Please don’t contact them yourself as that can get confusing for the teacher as to whom she is supposed to be dealing with. See you at the meeting!!


2018 LDA 1 Day Workshop Teacher Application

LDA is taking applications to teach a one day workshop by local teachers. Local being teachers that are close enough to drive here. We would like to have the workshop on June 30, 2018. We ask that you bring a sample of what you want to teach to the March 18th chapter meeting as well as the form below filled out,

so the membership can vote for their favorite one. If you can’t be at the meeting you may submit the form to Lory along with a good picture of your project. You may also pass it along to someone you know who may be interested. 

If you have questions contact Lory van Lieshout – [email protected] or




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Cost per student: Surface included? Yes or No

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Is this your design or another teacher’s?

If not your design, then whose and do you have permission from the artist to teach it?

Please describe your project you’d like to submit. What medium used? Any special techniques used? Etc.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Feb 17 at 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, Mar 18 at 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, Apr 21 at 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, May 19 at 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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