Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Art at Valley Lake Gallery

Art at Valley Lake Gallery


Horsham, PAArt at Valley Lake Gallery will hold it’s Grand Opening on Saturday, October 5th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Ample parking is available and light refreshments will be served.

The opening exhibition will feature oil paintings of Frances Galante, Richard E. Goldberg and Maggie Leiby. Other invited artists/speakers will exhibit and lecture throughout the year.

Art at Valley Lake Gallery will include educational programs such as art classes, demonstrations, lectures and movies on various art topics.

 “The mission of Art at Valley Lake Gallery is to creatively transform lives”, says Sr. Linda Arico, CSR, Director. We hope that our art gallery and educational programs will inspire art enthusiasts. We also seek to transform lives through the Gallery’s proceeds, which will benefit The Drueding Center, a transitional housing program for women and children in North Philadelphia.        

A highly qualified frame shop will also be on the premises.

Art at Valley Lake Gallery is located at 3 Village Road in Horsham, PA. For more information, please visit  or call 215 914-4148.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Schedule of Events at the Art at Valley Lake Gallery

Art at Valley Lake Gallery Schedule of Events
For more information call Sr. Linda at (215) 260-5631 or email

Where: 3 Village Road, Horsham PA 19044

Opening Reception October 5th 2:00pm to 5:00pm (Stop By! All are Welcome...)

Speakers/ free will offering

Oct 19th Sat 10:00 am Speaker Ashby Saunders – Life as a Sculptor
Nov 9th Sat 10:00 am Speaker Gary Donnelly – Photography
Feb 8th 10:00 am Speaker Reena Brooks – Print Making
Mar 15th 10:00am Speaker Arlene Goldberg – Minerals in Nature Then On You

Demos/ free will offering

Jan 25th Sat 10:00am Frances Galante
Feb 22nd Sat 10:00am Maggie Leiby

Movies and Discussion/  free will offering

Nov 2nd Sat 10:00am
Movie Edgar Degas
Hosted by: Richard E. Goldberg
Jan 18th Sat 10:00am
Movie Claude Monet
Hosted by: Diana Sargent
Mar 8th Sat 10:00 am
Movie Ce’zanne
Hosted by: Sr. Linda Arico

Art Lessons

Fridays Oct 18th-Nov 22nd 9:30am to 12:30pm Oil Painting  Instructor Maggie Leiby

We provide lectures, demos, movies/discussions...Where: Art At Valley Lake Gallery

3 Village Road, Horsham PA 19044

Yes we are hosting lectures, demos, movies about various art subjects in general and the life of famous artists. (See the schedule above for dates and times of these educational events). Plus as an extra these speakers artwork will be on exhibition for all to enjoy in the gallery which benefits "Drueding Center". These events are available to the public. We only request a small donation toward "Drueding Center" a transitional housing program for woman and children. Spend a morning with other art enthusiasts and learn more about art. If you are interested in attending any of these educational programs please call Sr. Linda Arico, CSR at 215 260-5631 or notify her by email at

Art Classes at the Gallery Plein Air Painting Instructor Maggie Leiby

Oil Painting Classes

Maggie Leiby

All Levels, A special welcome to beginners (Cost $225)

Fridays:  9:30AM – 12:30PM
Where: 3 Village Road Horsham PA 19044
Six Week Session:  October 18th – November 22, 2013

Contact: Sr. Linda Arico, CSR  at 215 260-5631 or email her at to register for the class.

Always wanted to learn to paint, but you were afraid to try?  Well, this is the class for you!  Come, relax, and learn the joys of oil painting!   Instruction will based on the individual needs of each student.  Drawing, Color Theory, Composition, Panting Techniques, Brush Application, and Materials will be covered. Working from reference photos for landscape painting, as well as, direct observation using still life will be the focus of this class.  Supply list will be sent upon registration.

Maggie Leiby has a BA in Studio Art from Kennesaw State University in Ga., has studied at the Pa. Academy of Fine Art, Studio Incaminati, The Barnstone Studio,  the Woodmere Museum School, and with various nationally known Artists.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Here's the Supply list for Maggie Leiby's Class!

Oil Painting


Maggie Leiby


Supply List: 2013

You can also call Maggie Leiby directly her contact information is below.

Palette Colors:  Recommended Brands:  Gamblin, Windsor- Newton, Holbein, or Rembrandt (Always, buy Artist Grade, not Student Grade paints)  Winton is a student grade – very poor mixing quality

  Alizarin Crimson

  Cadmium Yellow Light

  Cadmium Orange

  Cadmium Red Light (Rembrandt the best)

  Cadmium Red Medium

  Permanent Green (optional)

  French Ultramarine Blue

  Indian Yellow

  Phthalo Blue

*Permanent Rose (optional)

  Viridian or Phthalo Green

  Cobalt Violet

  Titanium White (Permalba) is a good choice, as it is buttery

   Ivory Black or Chromatic Black (Gamblin) my favorite makes beautiful blues

 *Burnt Sienna, handy to have, but we can mix

   Raw Sienna

   Raw Umber

*Ultramarine Violet


 * = Optional Colors


Bristle Filbert  brushes such as, Silver Grand Prix, Princeton, or Isabey.  Sizes: 0, 1, 2, 4, 6 (or you may bring what you have)

1-Soft Mongoose hair brush about ½”- 1” wide.  Bob Ross brand available at Michaels or AC Moore

Canvas, Canvas Board or Panel

11 x 14 or bigger, or whatever you have or feel comfortable working on.  I think it is easier to paint larger than smaller.   8 x10 or 9 x 12 is good for plein air painting (on location)

Canvas Pad (tablet) 9 x 12, handy size for practice or demonstration. (Optional)  

 Palette:  Wooden, or  I use Plexiglas.  You may purchase a Plexiglas palette from me.   Cost:  $10.00

Use only Odorless Thinner, i.e., Turpanoid (blue can), or Gamsol (Gamblin)

Paper Towels – preferred brand – Viva

Liquin medium Windsor- Newton or Galkyd Lite (Gamblin)

Palette Knife

Palette Cups – 2 medium, one small (optional)

 Please Note: You are not required to have all these items to start.  Gradually, you can build up your supplies


Recommended web sites to order on line:,

Maggie Leiby (215) 918-0739 (H)   215-514-1841 ©                .