Tuesday, April 19, 2016

"Saturday April 23rd - Make Awesome Action Paintings with Eric McRay"

Jerry's Artarama
Holly Park Shopping Center
3060 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609


April 23 - Make Awesome Action Paintings 
with Eric McRay

Item# EM160423


Click here to register!

Product Description

Instructor: Eric McRay

Class Code: EM160423

Workshop Fee: $120

Medium: Acrylics

Saturday, April 23rd, 10:00am-4:00pm

Come study the style and action painting techniques used by Jackson Pollock and the Abstract Expressionist painters!

In this workshop, you'll create personal artwork based on traditional action and abstract painting techniques. Activities include throwing, flicking, dripping, splattering and spraying paint. Students will complete large abstract paintings that will address color, passion, and expression. It’s time to unleash your inner you.

Supplies to bring:

Prostroke Powercryl Explorer Set of 5 (contains a #1 round, #4 and #6 brights, #8 flat and a #12 filbert)

A variety of your favorite colors in SoHo or Matisse Acrylics

Matte Medium, or Gloss Medium and Varnish

Matte or Gloss Gel

Modeling Paste

A palette

Canvas 24x30 inches up to 30x40

View Shaw University McRay interview:

View UNC TV McRay interview: https://youtu.be/RjMqmgGJ-bw

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Eleos Community Arts Center

125 Timber Drive, Garner
Saturday, April 9th

$30 per person
Register early!! Online at www.ELEOSgarner.com

Saturday evening we will interpret this jazz
painting into your own unique and personal expression.

Monday, March 28, 2016

"April 2nd - Collage Creations Workshop with Eric McRay"

April 2 - Collage Creations with Eric McRay

Holly Park Shopping Center
3060 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609


April 2 - Collage Creations with Eric McRay

Product Description

Instructor: Eric McRay

Class Code: EM160402

Workshop Fee: $120

Medium: Mixed Media

Saturday, April 2nd, 10:00am-4:00pm

Join master collagist, Eric McRay for a dynamic learning experience. Come learn new ways to look at collage/papier colle’ (French: pasted paper or paper cut outs).

This collage workshop is open to the beginner, intermediate or advanced artist. In this workshop you will create your own unique collage artwork, utilizing painted papers, photographic reproductions, photos, scraps of fabric, and elements from magazines, paint, and more.

Through collage techniques you will experience a truly unique way of approaching your art!

Supplies to bring:

-canvas board 8 x 10, or 9 x 12, or 11 x 14, up to 18 x 24

-illustration board 8 x 10, or 9 x 12, or 11 x 14, up to 18 x 24

-Golden heavy gel (semi gloss)

-Golden gel medium (semi gloss)

-Canford or Murano paper - various colors

-rice papers

-brushes for gel medium - flats or brights, at least ¾ in wide.


-X-acto knife and extra blades

- a cork-backed, or non-slip ruler – 12in, 18in or 24in, depending the size of your board

-An assortment of Matisse acrylic paints

-An assortment of synthetic brushes – Polar Flo and Ebony Spendor are good choices,

-black Sharpies

-graphite pencils


-old photos

-color copies of old photos

View Shaw University McRay interview:  https://youtu.be/1JbTFBd8CxY

View UNC TV McRay interview:  https://youtu.be/RjMqmgGJ-bw

Monday, February 22, 2016

"Paint Pictures, Share Stories & Find Friends"


Eleos Community Arts Center

125 Timber Drive, Garner

Saturday, February 27


$30 per person

Register early!! Online at www.ELEOSgarner.com


Friday, February 12, 2016

"Join Us for Chocolate and the 2016 Hearts Wall"

Saturday February 13th
Join us for chocolate and...
"The 2016 Hearts Wall"
McRay Studios is located at Artspace, Studio 205
201 East Davie Street (Blount Street Intersection)
in the Art District of Downtown Raleigh
(Near Big Ed's & City Market Produce)

“Remember…trends and lifestyles change so quickly,
but an art collection is a visual diary of a couple’s life together”.
- McRay
Each heart painting is an original 6x6 inch collage painting
on gallery wrapped canvas priced at $75.
919-614-2174 ~ efmcray@aol.com

Thursday, February 4, 2016

"Eric McRay's Latest Abstract Paintings"

Eric McRay
SkyHouse Elevation Gallery Opening Reception First Friday February 5, 2016
6pm to 8pm

308 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 296-0100

Exhibition Dates: January 8 – March 26, 2016

On view in the Elevation Gallery at SkyHouse Raleigh: a new collection of abstract paintings from Artspace studio artist Eric McRay.

Eric McRay’s installation at SkyHouse Raleigh features a collection of his latest abstract paintings. Through a strongly intuitive process, McRay applies thick coats of richly colored acrylic paint to each canvas, giving them a distinct personality all their own.

Phone: 919.614.2174
Email: efmcray@aol.com

"Debut of the New Hearts Wall"

First Friday February 5th join us for the Artspace debut of the new "Hearts Wall" consisting of over 150 plus 6x6 inch collage paintings.

Acclaimed North Carolina artist Eric McRay continues his series of 6x6 inch original heart paintings to create a show teaming with energy, magic, and romance. Eric McRay states, “Together these pieces create a complete expression of love, sensuality, romance, and a rich quality of life”.

Each heart painting is an original 6x6 inch collage painting on gallery wrapped canvas priced at $75. 

Phone: 919.614.2174
Email: efmcray@aol.com
Location:  McRay Studios at Artspace, Studio 205, 201 East Davie Street, Raleigh NC 27611

Saturday, January 2, 2016

"Introduction to Abstract Painting Taught by Eric McRay at Cary Arts Center"

Guess who is now teaching for the Town of Cary at the Cary Arts Center?
Yours truly, Eric McRay

Join me in my new class..."Introduction to Abstract Painting"
Monday, January 11 - February 22
7-9:30 p.m

CARY ARTS CENTER (919) 469-4069
"Introduction to Abstract Painting - 91600

Ages: 16 Yrs. and over

Instructor: Eric McRay

Fees: Resident $105.00 - Non-Resident $135.00 (6 classes)
Monday (once a week), January 11 - February 22 | 7-9:30 p.m (No Class Jan. 18)

Description: Explore the many ways abstractionists create dynamic and sophisticated large paintings.  Use acrylic paints to spray, stamp, splatter, scribble, and scrape paint. Color, composition, and different styles of abstraction from cubism to minimalism will be explored. 

The supply list will be shown on your receipt.
Spots Available: 10

Participation in recreation activities can provide positive outlets for one's time and energy.

Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Ave. Cary NC, 27511
Phone (919) 469-4069