Theorem painting workshop June 29 in Oneida


Registration has begun for Art of Theorem Painting, part of the Madison County Historical Society’s Heritage Handicrafts Leisure Arts Workshop Series, 10 a.m. to noon June 29 with Pamela Vogan Lynch, a professional artist and retired director of art for the Oneida City School District.

Theorem painting is a decorative technique that dates back to the first half of the 19th century as a leisure art form that enabled the average non-professional artist to create acceptable art forms for decoration and personal enjoyment. Participants will learn theorem painting techniques that involve using multiple overlay stencils to paint a bird on velvet.

The workshop will be held at the Madison County Historical Society at 435 Main St. in Oneida . The cost is $35. Theorem materials will be provided. This workshop is for adults and children aged 13 years and up. Space is limited to 20 participants. For more information contact the Madison County Historical Society at 315-363-4136, or

Heritage Handicrafts: A Leisure Arts Workshop Series is 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 still relevant today. Botanical Watercolors is part of a series of workshops that continue with Adirondack Pack Basket July 13 and Rag Rug Trivet August 10. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts and administered by CNY Arts.


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