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Art of Theorem Painting


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Register today for Madison County Historical Society’s Heritage Handicrafts: A Leisure Arts Workshop Series: Art of Theorem Painting Workshop on Saturday, May 5 from 9 am -12 pm. Pamela Vogan Lynch, a professional artist and retired Director of Art for the Oneida City School District will be the instructor. Theorem Painting is an early American decorative technique that dates back to the first half of the 19th century- a leisure art form that enabled the average non-professional artist to create acceptable art forms for decoration and personal enjoyment. Participants will learn the steps of theorem painting to create an original painting of their own. All theorem materials will be provided. This workshop is for adults and children aged 13 years and up.

Pamela Vogan Lynch was hired by the Oneida City School District in 1976 and taught art at Oneida Junior High School until 1993, when she then transferred to the high school to teach both Studio and Advanced art classes. She was appointed Director of Art in 1988. During her tenure she served several art organizations at the local, state, and national levels and was recognized as NYS Section 3 Art Educator of the Year. Since retirement, she has devoted much of her time to her own art, participating in various media workshops, and exhibiting her work in galleries throughout the region. She is an active member of the Cazenovia Watercolor Society, and is a Signature member of the Central New York Watercolor Society/Gold Medallion status, and currently serves on the CNYWS Board of Directors. Her community volunteerism includes membership in the Collections Committee of the Madison County Historical Society, trustee of the Oneida City School District Foundation, the United Way of Greater Oneida, and supporting the Oneida Healthcare Auxiliary, and volunteer curator of the Jessie Harp Griffing Memorial Gallery at the Kallet Civic Center.

The workshop will be held at the Madison County Historical Society on Saturday, May 5 from 9 am- 12pm. The cost for the workshop is $30. Space is limited to 20 participants, so register soon. For more information please contact the Madison County Historical Society at 315-363-4136, or history@mchs1900.org. The Madison County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates both a museum and the Mary King Research Library located at 435 Main Street in Oneida. The society continues to preserve, collect, promote, and exhibit the history of Madison County and its fifteen towns and one city through the development of programs that enhance Madison County’s heritage. The historical society’s headquarters are housed in an 1849 Gothic Revival Villa that is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places.

Madison County Historical Society’s Heritage Handicrafts: A Leisure Arts Workshop Series is programming designed to engage and involve Madison County residents in Fine Arts and Craft activities common in the 19th century, with a focus on making cultural connections to creative pastimes which are still relevant today. There is one more workshops to be offered this year: Botanical Watercolors (June 9) 9 am- 12 pm, $30 registration fee. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.