Sunday, April 20, 2008

Prepare for May 4th Meeting

SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2008
May’s meeting will be a papermaking workshop
with Sylvia Koch. Most of you have seen the
beautiful works that she creates… well, here’s the
chance to learn her method! Be prepared to work
with wet material and make sure to bring the
 A board (Plexiglas, gatorboard, or foam
insulation board) covered with a piece of
ALL COTTON fabric. Dampen fabric and
stretch as tightly around board as you can,
then tape on the back with duct tape. White
or beige fabric is best since you will be
adding color to your work. We suggest the
board be about 18" x 18" so that you can
create several small samples of work.
 A large sponge.
 Rubber or foam stamps or other objects that
will make an impression in the paper.

Watch the slide show for more details of May's Meeting.

Woodridge Public Library Exhibit "Herstory"

Woodridge Public Library
Midwest Collage Society
Theme: Herstory: Celebrating Women
Dates of Exhibit: The Month of May
May 2nd - May 31st, 2008
Viewing time while Library is open 9-5pm
Stop in and view this wonderful display of visual stories.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Alphabetica-Downers Grove Public Library, Midwest Collage Society

Downers Grove Public Library and Midwest Collage Society have come together for a Earth Day Celebration and the exhibit of "ALPHABETICA" You may view the slide show on the side bar of this blog to see detailed photos of this exhibit.
Sylvia Koch is going to be our featured Artist for May 4th meeting. She is giving a mini Workshop on this style of collage and papermaking embellishment.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

MCS Critique Meeting with Ann Blass

Our April Meeting with Artist and teacher Ann Blass. She was invited in for a critique. Each member was asked to bring in two piece of art work for dicussion. About 20 members showed up which is always a wonderful turn out.
Ann talking with Dale about her piece
Terri's piece on the easel.
Ann discusses with Dee whom is sitting down in the red shirt and black sweater. Some very nice small collages.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Papermaking and bookmaking class starting up

Hi All- Just a reminder that our class at DuPage art League
is starting on Monday, April 14.

Here is the "low-down"Three in One: A Taste of Hand Papermaking, Surface Treatments and Bookbinding

If you’ve been intrigued by hand papermaking, paste papers, and book binding, this is the class for you. We will spend the first two classes making paper using Eastern and Western sheet forming methods. In the next two classes, we will explore a variety of surface treatments such as paste paper and suminigashi. The last two classes, we will create hand-bound books using the papers you made in the previous classes.
This is a great “sampler” for beginners and experienced students.
Spring Session: April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19
Monday evenings: 7:00-9:30pm
Instructors: Cheryl Mahowald & Carla Klausler
Cost is $75 for members and $85 for non-members.
To register, call 630-653-7090

Supplies-For the first two classes you will want:a sturdy tray such as a cafeteria or baking sheet at least 10" x 15" (larger is better)an old sheet or non-fusible pelon cut down to the size of your tray. (you will want at least ten pieces of cloth)a water-proof aproncomfortable shoesWe will discuss further supplies in classPlease let me know if you have any questions.
Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Cheryl Mahowald
Prairie Spirit Papers, Inc.