Monday, February 25, 2008

Shared interests

Collage seems to be in many different places these days and the bridge to exploring a variety of different mediums. Here is a site that might interest may artist in all back grounds. Many workshops and classes are open to the public. Check it out.

if anyone is interested in volunteering a little or A LOT of time they can contact me.
My e-mail address is
Please put "Conference Volunteer" as the subject line.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sarah Ettinger and Nancy Staszak

Sarah Ettinger and Nancy Staszak will be exhibit their work at Dr. School Exhibit Mezzanine Marmion Academy, 1000 Butterfield Road, Aurora IL 60502
March 2-28, 2008
Reception Sunday, March 2nd. 2:30-5:00pm
Gallery Hours
Monday-Friday 9am-3pm

Thursday, February 21, 2008

March 2nd Midwest Collage Society

The highlight of our March meeting will be a survey and discussion about future group programs and projects. Be prepared to share some ideas for workshops or field trips and suggestions for group projects that can be exhibited.

Members of the Midwest Collage Society.
Our next meeting on Sunday, March 2nd will have a mixed agenda.
(1) We will have a survey session to see what members would like to experience at future meetings.
(2) We will have a mini workshop. The only supplies you need is some adhesive (glue, glue stick, etc.), scissors, and of course your Swap materials.
~We will set up a table of a wide range of collage materials. You will choose 3 objects and create a quick collage on a 4 X 6 mat. This challenge should produce some very exciting and interesting results.
(3) Back by popular demand we ask everyone to bring 15-20 samples of a 4 X 6 collage paper that you have made. It could be hand made paper, paste paper, marble paper, or some other surface design that you have created. We will have an exchange of papers for you to take a sample of each.
~If you have time to write up the recipe of how your paper was created, please do so. This was a very interesting and popular activity last year.

Swap table will be set up for exchange of items. Doing a little cleaning in the studio? don't toss it in the trash bring to the meeting first and see if someone else can give it a new life.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Hand Papermaking Workshop at LaGrange Art League

Hand Papermaking Workshop

Explore the joys of hand papermaking. You will learn to make paper from things such as banana peels, flax, plants you can grow in your own garden, and even blue jeans! Hand-made papers are wonderful for collages, mixed media, hand book-binding, and many other projects. Your imagination is the only limit. This is a process-oriented workshop, perfect for those of you that are “hands-on.” Leave your inner critic at home and come have some fun!

Tuesday, March 25 from 10AM-12:30PM

The fee will be $30 per student

Note a minimum of 6 max 10 students

Students will need:

a sturdy tray like a cookie sheet or cafeteria tray that is at least 11" x 14" with sides to prevent dripping,

Comfortable, non-slip shoes,

water-proof smock or apron,

soft drafting brush or wallpaper brush if you have one

At LaGrange Art League

122 Calendar Ave

LaGrange IL 60525


Register Early!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Founder of Midwest Collage Society Wins Award

Laura Lein Svencner won Best of Show at the McCord Gallery. Here she is glowing next to her winning collage.

All Day Collage Workshop

On February 3, a handful of collage artists gathered to work on Exquisite corpse entries, Alphabetica entries for the Downers Grove Library exhibit or to work on whatever else inspires them. One activity that the collagists worked on was a collaborative piece. This is what the result was.