Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Jan 12-Mar 2
Mixed media-Open your creative intuitions while working in a variety of mediums acrylic, charcoal, photography, encaustic, use on type and whatever else may strike your fancy.
8 Wk's $112. members $126. non Member.
The Book is Art
Instructor: Barbara Erickson
Jan 13-Feb 17
9:30am-12:00 -6 Weeks
Express yourself with handmade books Learn some basic book binding skills while creating your own original "Art Books"
Members $84 Non Members $96
Also on Tuesdays
Instructor: Annamaria Castellucci
Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Goya Cezanne, Van Gogh, Picasso and many other maters have used the creative powers of sketching.
Members $112. Non members $126.
Friday's Only a few space left in class!!!
Instructor: Laura Lein-Svencner
9:30 am to Noon 8wks
Collage Exploration II
Learning about creating in a series, with collage on watercolor paper or canvas.
Members $112. Non Members $126.
At Naperville Art League through the Naperville Park District
Collage Exploration I
Tuesdays Mid Day 11:30-2:00pm
Instructor: Laura Lein-Svencner
At Naperville Art League through the park district.
8 weeks 165.00
Two session in one, first week we will experiment and explore the different ways to create your own collage papers. Second session we will collage with them and learn about image transfers. Sure to be a great class.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
invites you to her
ANNUAL FALL OPEN STUDIO
Sat. Nov. 22nd
Viewing, feasting, buying and imbibing will begin at
Bring in your postcards for a chance to win art!
drawing at 7 p.m.
50 E. Galena, 2nd floor
(above Budget Finance)
Aurora, IL 60505
Hope to see you there!
for more images and information!
TO GET THERE:
From the East: Take I-88 west to Rte 31. Go south on Rte.31 to Galena. Go left or east on Galena. Cross the river, go over
the "north island" in the middle of the Fox River, pass the Paramount Arts Theater- our building is the
first building east of the east branch of the river, 50 East Galena.
Budget Finance is on the first floor, studios are on the second.
You do not have to feed the parking meters on Saturday.
Call Joyce Reuland at Gallery 44
if you get lost on the way.....
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Most of you know that I've been doing Christmas craft shows for the last 30 some years and only began immersing myself into the collage-mix media field five years ago.
Although I incorporate many of my former craft supplies into my artwork, I have so MANY, MANY Christmas do-dads, ribbons, ornaments, decorations and the like, I need to get them used in some creative endeavor. Because of that I'm hosting a CHRISTMAS COLLAGE CREATION weekend here at my house on Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23.
*on Saturday, November 22, from 9:30-12:30 come create your own ABUNDANTLY DECORATED CHRISTMAS TREE. I have a 12" artificial tree for each of those attending, as well as a tremendous amount of Christmasy and/or collaging supplies to transform them into one of a kind works of art!!! I only ask you to bring a glue gun with extra glue sticks because that will be our main adhesive. Also bring along any embellishments that you yourself might want to add to your tree.
*on that Saturday afternoon from 2-5 we'll be creating our own CHRISTMAS ANGEL OR FAIRY on a 14" muslin doll. Again I have all the supplies you'll need unless you have your own favorite fabric or embellishments. It would be helpful to bring a glue gun and possibly a sewing shears to class, although I have several to share. These dolls will hopefully carry the qualities of Love, Peace and Joy to your holidays.
*on Sunday afternoon, the 23rd, from 1-4 we'll be COLLAGING CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS. I've got paper mache and wooden shapes galore for each to make a small collection of ornaments for yourself or for gifts. Bring along a brush and a bottle of gel medium or decoupage glue for adhering papers.
I'll take 10 participants per class so that there's enough room for each participant to have a comfortable space to work at. These are adult classes so those attending must be at least 16 years young. Cost is $15 per class or $40 for all three.
Call me at 630-833-0125 , email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or write (220 E. Highland, Villa Park, IL 60181) to reserve a place in any or all of the classes. Your place will be confirmed, however, only when your payment is received - (Cash please or check made out to Family Traditions).
For any who would like to attend but cannot, I will be happy to set up any of these three hour classes at your convenience IF you bring at least 2 more friends with you at $15 a person.
***Theres' a discount for anyone attending all three classes - $40 for all three.
And for those coming for both classes on Saturday, bring a sandwich if you'd like to stay put.
Hope you can join us!
Monday, November 3, 2008
The MCS has made a few small changes for our Potluck/Swap meeting in December. We will meet December 7th at 11:00 to 1:30. Our meeting will be held at the Darien Municipal Building 1710 Plainfield Road. There will be no meeting fee collected that day. Please bring something to share as this will be a Luncheon Potluck. The Swap is active while we enjoy our meeting. Members and guest are invited to bring anything they would like to get rid of or share with the rest of the group. It is a great time to socialize and find some wonderful items to put in your next collage. After the meeting we will all be available to travel over to support one of our devoted members Mary Yezek in her ONE Woman show called. "What Matters is on the Inside" National University of Health Sciences, 200 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, Reception is held from 1-3pm Dec. 7th.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
1-3pm. The artwork will be exhibited for the months of December and January.
www.SEAConference.com 9th Annual Self Empolyment in the Arts, Feb 27th-28th, Hilton Hotel-Lisle, IL the conference is all about professional developement for artists. And Much more. Keynote speaker is Tony Fitzpatrick, well know Chicago Artist.
2008 International Orton Conebox show- Ed Cook, Nancy D'Agostino, Juliette Herwitt, Nancy Staszakl, Sadia Uqaili, Anne Von Ehr. Fermilab Art Gallery, Kirk Road & Pine St. Bativia, Ill. 60510 http://www.fnal.gov/pub/Artgallery Nov 13-Jan 5th, Artist Reception Dec 5th from 5-7pm. contact email@example.com 630-840-6825
With the Dupage Art League and Whole Foods Market in Rice Lake Square, MCS member Laura Lein-Svencner will be exhibit work in the Cafe dinning section through the Month of November.
http://craftsuppliesforless.com/kidscraftsupplies_foamsheets.html ( just so you have an idea of what the foam sheets look like. They should be 1/4'' thick on the thinner sheets of foam it doesn't work as well)
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Darien Municipal Center 1710 Plainfield Road, Darien
Ann Hupke will present a workshop on stampmaking. You will need to bring an X-acto Knifeand extra blades and a pair of cuticle scissors. Don't miss this one! Meetings of the MCS are held in the Training Room of the Darien Municipal Center, 1710 Plainfield Road, Darien. Meetings are generally the first Sunday of each month from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted, and there is a fee of $5.00 per attendee.
The print is from a photograph Nancy took of everyone and was layed over the ink. The Water base ink will dry out faster and you my have to reink the surface under the image.
Gale is showing us that the plexi glass is inked up and her paper is next with the photo of herself taped to the top. She will line it up and start printing.
Gale is using different tools to etch in the paper just enought to pick up the inks on the print paper in the reverse.
Here Gale is checking her image and thinking about re-ink the surface of the plexi glass.
Photo or image underneather the sheet of plexi and the paper is taped to the edge, creating a hinge effect. You work in small lines and flop our paper and blot it persay and then go back and using a nib and pen holder you dip the into the ink and continue small lines at a time. The water base inks dry fast, that's why you hinge it and work small and fast.
This is Rose's Photo image she is working on.
Joan's Puffer bird she is working on.
And Mary's Granddaughter, Sarah, is working on her's. Her finished piece is the first photo in the line here posted.
Work station is set up to use three different colors, old phone book for blotting the ink from the brays. Clay tools to carve into the the slab of clay.
Nancy S. has just finished making some impression in to the class and inking up the slab.
Here are some Japanese maple leaves which makes a great impress.
Gale's print, what a great success. After making some impression with plastic Onion bags and the Japanese maple leaves, you then lay a sheet of paper on the clay and rub the surface, by hand or with the rolling pin. After your done with the clay surface use a scraping tool to scrap off the oil ink surface. Freshing up the terra cota slab and your ready to go again.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Judge for this exhibit was Annette Perone Leiber
1st-Eve Ozer for "Eden"
2nd-Laura Lein-Svencner for "N"
2nd-Mary Yezek for "Clock Face"
3rd-Mary Warner for "Architecture VI"
3rd-Denise Grzyb for "Ebony and Ivory"
3rd-Sarah Ettinger for "Eeee's"
Honorable Mention-Barbara Pompei-Boland for "Quilted & Quartered"
Honorable Mention-April Schabes for "Object D'Art"
Honorable Mention-Ann Hupke for "Untitled"
Honorable Mention-Sylvia Koch for "S is for Secret"
Judge Annette Perone Leiber's comment -Excellent show! It is very inspirational to me as an artist to see the imagination a variety of techniques used. A lot of substance went into each piece and all should be proud of their work.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
NOTE special day and time
Our September meeting will be held on Saturday,
September 6. We’ll meet at 10:30 a.m. at
Starbucks, 750 N. Franklin St., Chicago (corner of
Franklin and Chicago Avenue). The River North
Art Dealers Association will conduct a 1½-hour
tour of local art galleries. If you missed our tour
last year, be sure to catch this one!
Sunday, October 5
Darien Municipal Center,
1710 Plainfield Road, Darien
Nancy Staszak will conduct a workshop on
Printmaking Techniques. She has some new and
interesting ideas to show us. Please bring a few
1. Protective clothing
2. Simple images for trace monotypes
3. Grasses or leaves for splatter-screen printing
4. Smooth papers to print on (Nancy will bring
some to share)
5. Newsprint and/or wax paper to carry work
Sunday, November 2
Darien Municipal Center
1710 Plainfield Road, Darien
Ann Hupke will present a workshop on stamp
making. You will need to bring an X-acto Knife
and extra blades and a pair of cuticle scissors.
Don't miss this one!
Meetings of the MCS are held in the Training Room of the Darien
Municipal Center, 1710 Plainfield Road, Darien. Meetings are
generally the first Sunday of each month from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. unless
otherwise noted, and there is a fee of $5.00 per attendee.
I hope all of you are enjoying the summer as it marches towards cooler weather and for some of us more
routine schedules as our offspring head back to school.
Our August all-day workshop meeting was a great success because we had a record 13 members and guests
participating with two of the visitors being young women heading to college. They were somewhat
overwhelmed with the enthusiasm and activity of the members that brought mounds and mounds of materials
and supplies. Before long they were cutting, combining, gluing etc. There were plenty of mentors for them
to watch and learn from. All of us learned at least one new technique or use of some scrap. The swap tables
were piled high with many goodies.
Our upcoming exhibit at the Indian Prairie Library in Darien is our last scheduled exhibit of the year and we
have a judge who will be selecting award winners. She is Annette Perone Leiber, from the Addison Art
Guild. Annette is herself a mixed media and collage artist and tells me that if she weren’t already a member
of several art guilds she would be a member of the MCS. The winners of the library exhibit will be eligible
to participate in the 2009 Best of the Best exhibit.
We look forward to having you join us for the September outing to the galleries of River North. Mark it on
your calendar and note it is on a Saturday instead of Sunday.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
There was a little confusion about the drop off for Alphabetica II, so here are the revised details.
1. All artist will drop off work August 30th between the hours of 10-12 noon. Please make arrangement with other members if you can not drop off yourself.
2. Hanging will be done from 12-2pm no late drop offs please.
3. All artist will have to fill out title cards,
4. Please bring a writen or typed sheet with name, phone number, title of work size and price.
5. Laura and Connie will be hanging the show but we do need a couple of volunteers to help with check in and the drop off.
6. If you can volunteer please be at library at 9:45am
7. We have extra postcards to hand out as the reception isn't till September 28th from 2-4pm.
8. I will be checking with the library as of the pick up day would work better for us if we took them home that day of September 28th which is a Sunday after the reception. More detail will be coming about this.
9. There is a elevator.
If you have any quesiton please contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 630-655-4492
And I'm sorry to say that we can not contact every member with out an email so if you know of a member please pass this along.
Sorry for the short notice.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Alphabetica II, an exhibit of collages and assemblages by members of the
Midwest Collage Society. Each artist selected a letter of the alphabet and created
a unique work based on individual interpretations. The group received an
invitation by Indian Prairie Library after a successful exhibit at Downers Grove
Library in 2007.
Dates: Work on display September 1-30, 2008 during library hours
Reception Sunday, Sept. 28 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Indian Prairie Library, 401 Plainfield Road, Darien, Illinois 60561
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
All Day Workshop to create 3-D assemblage 9-4 pm
"Spend the first Sunday in August brushing up on your three dimensional skills. Bring along a shadow box, a cigar box, a drawer, or a found piece of wood, metal etc. Take an old piece of art and alter it or combine it with another to create a third dimension. Boxes, frames will be available to share. Don't forget to bring glues, drills, screws, and other tools to put together a multitude of objects. Learn and be inspired by others' work. Inspire others with your own pieces.Pack a lunch or plan to visit a local restaurant and bring snacks to share. Show and tell and critique opportunities. And don't forget, a table will be set aside to swap unwanted supplies. Bring references that inspire you, to share with others. http://www.blancoart.blogspot.com/
Friday, June 27, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair is pleased to announce that we will be giving out the first Fiber & Textile Art Award this year at the fair! The award will be $2,000 to be used for tuition for an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fiber Arts or Textile Arts. This award is being administered by the Northwest Area Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. NAAC administers other scholarships as well. It is made possible by a generous donation from Toni Neil of The Fold. Here is the challenge: We have only until June 30th 2008 to find candidates for the award! WE NEED YOUR HELP! Will you please tell EVERYONE you know about this award? Post it at your places of employment, put it in your newsletters, blogs, forums, lists, tell your church organizations, guilds, clubs, golf buddies, etc, etc and even possibly email it to your friends? Then ask all of them to do the same? You never know where you will find a fiber arts fanatic! Complete information and the application can be found on the web site at FiberAndFolk.com. I know--I put it up there myself just this evening! (If it doesn't show as the first item on the home page, hit your refresh button). Thanks and plan to come and see the first one given away on Sunday, July 20th! See you at the fair! (46 days and counting)! Carol Carol Cassidy-FayerMidwest Fiber & Folk Art FairJuly 18, 19, 20, 2008Join Us at the Fair!FiberAndFolk.com
Saturday, June 7, 2008
The box of directories.
Busy working on our soul collages.
A moment to share ideas and reflect.
Looking great for images.
Re cap on the June 1st meeting. Our membership invited Kathy Boe to do a mini workshop on Soul Collage. I know that we all jump in and started cutting away, eager for more. We'll have to set up another session soon. We also were able to assemble our directory which are printed up bi annual. No meeting in July but look for more detail coming up for August meetings.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
May 13, 2008
OPEN Call for Artists 18 years and up.
The Alliance of Fine Art is sponsoring a juried fine art exhibition July 22 through August 23, 2008 at the historic national landmark, Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook, Illinois. The “Restoration” theme of the exhibit ties in with the restoration of Mayslake Peabody Estate, host to many theater, music, lectures and workshops. Entry date is July 19.
The Alliance of Fine Art is a non-profit, professional association of fine art organizations formed to advance fine art education and promote the arts. For Prospectus and entry form please go to: www.allianceoffineart.com
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Sylvia M Koch would like to know if everyone that made some paper at the last meeting would be so kind to bring your piece back in so we can set them on a side table to a good look see. With the way things were and clean up it was hard to see what everyone made. Look forward to seen you all on June 1st 1:30-4:00 for Soul Collage at the 1710 Plainfield Road, Darien.
I think Mat board,glue and scissor are going to be need with magazines check the blog for more info or you latest newsletter.
MEETING REPEAT OF INFORMATION-------------------------------------------
SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2008Kathy Boe will present our June program “SoulCollage.” Visit www.soulcollage.com for somehistory of the subject. Something completely newand different!Bring the following items:Several 5x8” pieces of mat board, a glue stick,scissors and magazines.NO MEETING IN JULY
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Judge: Roy Achilles
Awards Reception was May 18th, 2008
Best of Show-Gaylord Walter
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Hello Artists, I am a member of Gallery 659 in Glencoe. We are hosting an Art Open for artists 65 and over in August. Entries are due June 30. For prospectus, see: http://www.gallery659.org/mature_audiences_prospectus.pdf If you are under 65, please pass this along to artists in the appropriate age group who you think may be interested. Please feel free to contact the gallery (or me) with any questions. Thank you! JudithJudith Joseph 1215 Wendy Drive, Northbrook, IL 60062 847-204-4043 email@example.com http://www.judithjosephstudio.com
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
This is a little news article recently printed about the Midwest Collage Society. check it out.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Sylvia stamping the objects in to the wet sheet of freshly formed paper.
Spraying with natural dye's from Twinrocker's
Members ready to get started on there projects. Sylvia gave a wonderful demo and we were so excited to give it a try.