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2018 Artist in Residence




Meet Earl

We were pleased to revive our Artist in Residence program in order to showcase the talents of local painter Earl W. Lehman, whose year-long residency at Salt Springs began at the Celebration in September 2017.

Earl's paintings currently hang in the hallway in the Wheaton House and can be seen by appointment until May 5, 2018, when the house will again be open on weekends. They are for sale, and the proceeds will benefit both the artist and the Friends.

In addition, Earl will provide a number of workshops over the spring and summer of 2018. Says Earl:

I'm a painter, and I love what I do! I've been a rostered artist [with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, an Arts in Education program] for twenty years. My enthusiasm for my calling is not lost on young minds and they quickly follow suit. . . . I've never asked to teach, but teaching came to me.

I'm a teaching artist, and I love this too! Part time. I really enjoy working with people, especially kids. I teach the language of vision in terms of paint and anything else you can see, hear, touch, feel, or imagine, in an atmosphere of delight and acceptance.

We invite you to participate in Earl's workshops, beginning on March 11. His knowledge is wide, his enthusiasm infectious, and his classes fun.











Workshops—Mark Your Calendars!



Collage painting. I Look Forward



Collage Painting Workshops
Sundays, March 11 and 18, 1–3 p.m.

Meet and create collage paintings with Earl. We ask that you begin collecting (and bring with you) thin interesting scraps of material—paper, cloth, plastic, tags from clothing, ticket stubs, advertising scraps—in various colors, shapes, and textures, real or implied.

No special skills or knowledge needed—Earl's here to guide us through the steps.

All ages welcome, but kids must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $10/person per class. In the Wheaton House.

We'll need the following supplies as well. We'll have some on hand, but if you can bring some as well, please do!

Acrylic paints, brushes
Colored pencils, colored pens
6b pencils
Quart containers for water
Rags, paper towels
Styrofoam egg cartons (for paint)
1" thick roll of blue tape


















Acrylic Landscape Painting Workshops
Sundays, June 3 and 10, 1–3 p.m.

Earl will lead two fun and instructive workshops. Composition will be emphasized, along with the elements of art and principles of design, with the goal of creating a good painting or two.

No special skills or knowledge needed—Earl's here to guide us through the steps.

Bring acrylic paints, brushes, and drawings or photos if you have them; otherwise we'll have some on hand.

All ages welcome, but kids must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $10/person per class. We'll work outside, weather permitting.

We'll need the following supplies as well. If you can bring some of these as well, please do!

Acrylic paints, brushes
Colored pencils, colored pens
6b pencils
Quart containers for water
Rags, paper towels
Styrofoam egg cartons (for paint)
1" thick roll of blue tape


Acrylic Landscape Painting. Moonrise I




































More About Earl

A portal into the artist's work

A bit about the artist's life (from the Independent)