Every few months with 6-8 students, we make up a group of panels using traditional gesso, linen over board, and gessoed board. The traditional gesso can be textured or sanded smooth to suit your needs. The result is a surface that reflects light light and absorbs oil, entirely different from working on acrylic. Working together we can prepare enough panels for the upcoming season in our favorite size, ready to go. Our next materials workshop will go on the calendar when we have a minimum of 4 students. We hope to do another one before fall plein-air painting comes up. Contact me to find out more.
We began moving in to Riverview Station in December of last year, and opened our doors after renovation and much shuffling. Everything went into storage while work was done to create a wonderful working studio. Thanks to everyone, students, friends, and family…New students are welcome anytime, and visitors welcome. Let’s paint 2017 bright!
Of Time & The River October 21 – 23, 2016
Painting on the French Broad River for the upcoming Benefit and Art Sale, Of Time and The River…For tickets or more information….to Riverlink’s website…this year the location will be the wonderful Zelandia Castle, built in 1902.
Food, wine, local beer, art…and support the health of our river resources…
My collaborators and I are forming an association to continue our work of mounting benefit art shows for non-profits. Together, we are the Saints of Paint: John Mac Kah, our visionary; Christine En…
Source: The Saints of Paint
October 7 – 9, 2016 9am – 5pm
Plein-air Workshop with John Mac Kah at Addison Farm Vineyard360 view of mountain ridges, vineyards, and fall color. Catered lunch, free wine-tasting and tour one of Asheville area’s first vineyard. Demos, discussion and instruction. Visit my website http://www.JohnMacKah.com for more information. Register ASAP to reserve a space. Vineyard & Plein-air
Our new studio location…191 Lyman Street
Our new studio is housed in what was once a factory for manufacture of leather belts used in machinery. It was housed in front of a tannery, now moved. The complex was
built in 1902. Later it housed two different textile operations, and then was purchased for family run candle-making operation; it was commonly called the Tannery Building. And was listed in Cabins & Castles, a survey of historic buildings in Buncombe County, now out of print.
The Candle Station was begun by two sisters and their family; they later purchased the building and began to rent it to a diverse assortment of small businesses and artists. When they ceased operation, it was renamed Riverview Station.
My new studio is located in the back, on the second floor and we have two wonderful round windows providing north light. While the address is 191 Lyman St. and you can park and enter from the fourth door from the right, head up the stairs and follow signs to JMK Studio 236. Take the stairs up and then go right, then left. We’re at the end of the hallway.
You can also take OLD LYMAN at the north end of the building, going around Mt. Glassworks to the right. This lot has limited parking during the week and semi trucks making deliveries. You can proceed to the back and there is another access. Please don’t block loading docks or designated parking areas. Look for the stairs and windows. We are in the first studio on the right at the top of the stairs. We sometimes leave to go painting at the park.
We have just completed our move to a new studio in the River Arts District of Asheville. I will be open after some renovation after January 10th. You can reach me by email or phone/text as usual. The new location is in Riverview Station, 191 Lyman Street, Asheville. We’re in studio #236, upstairs on the north end. Take Old Lyman round to the back and part in the courtyard to the right. We’re really excited to be in this great, larger and more accommodating space. We expect to be open by January 15-16 and classes resume after the 18th if all goes well.