Friday, January 30, 2009

BRING YOUR CREATIVE ENERGY

Bring your CREATIVE ENERGY to an all day work day of collage. Layer by Layer you will create another work for exhibiting. Bring your exquisite corpse so we can see what we have and more canvasses will be available for purchase. Don't forget it is a great day for swapping materials, supplies, etc. Share a snack. Come for the whole day, part of the day or just to visit. FEB. 1, 2009, THE BEGINNING OF A NEW MONTH. COME TO THE DARIEN POLICE STATION TO MAKE ART. SEE PREVIOUS BLOG FOR ADDRESS.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Info- Bookbinding class at Dupage Art league~

Hello All-
At long last we have updated our web site!
Check it out at http:// www.prairie-spirit-papers.com Also, wanted to let you all know that we are starting class at DuPage Art League on February 23rd. It's never too early to plan ahead :-) Bookbinding and Surface Treatments DuPage Art League 218 West Front Street, Wheaton, IL 60187 Mondays: Feb. 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6, 7:00-9:30 PM Torn between your love of hand bookbinding and decorative paper? This class will combine three surface treatments on paper and three bookbinding techniques. Satisfy both sides of your brain! Learn marbling and non-traditional uses for acrylic and watercolor paints. Then pair these papers with three different binding techniques. You will go home with three hand-bound books and a stash of paper for other projects. $75 for members, $85 for non-members to register, call: 630-653-7090 I am also teaching a one day workshop at Blicks in Wheaton... Accordion Book with Pamphlet Stitch Insert Blick Art Supplies 79 Danada Square East, Wheaton, IL Saturday, April 18, 1:00-3:00 This hard cover book structure is fun and flexible. Students will learn to cover boards with perfect corners, fold an accordion and sew a pamphlet stitch insert. $25 per student to register, call: 630-653-0569 Hope you are all staying warm! Cheryl Mahowald Prairie Spirit Papers, Inc.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A full day of collaging etc Next Meeting

Feb 1st 2009
Darien Municipal Center
1710 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561
All-Day workday from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.Bring a sack lunck and a project to work on and perk up what will likely be a cold snowy and dreary day!

Collage and Books

Dear Members,
Looking around on the Chicago Artist Coalition Gallery site I stumbled upon some very interesting work, you might want to take a look.

http://www.caconline.org/gallery.asp?artist=JeffStevenson

www.jeffstevenson.com

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

Jonathon Talbot's Workshops

Hi,
Three 2009 Talbot workshops have now been scheduled.
* Collage Techniques & Creative Exploration will take place Feb. 14th & 15th, 2009 with an optional extra day on the 16th. Location: The Artist’s Studio, Warwick, NY * Mastering Image Transfer will take place Feb. 21st, 2009. Location: The Artist’s Studio, Warwick, NY * Dancing with Design will take place Feb. 22nd, 2009 Location: The Artist’s Studio, Warwick, NY More details appear below. Registration forms as well as travel and accommodations information can be found at http://www.talbot1.com/workshop. I hope you will join us at one or more of these workshops. I also hope you will pass this message along to any friends, groups, or lists where it might be of interest.
Thank you. Cordially, Jonathan
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Saturday & Sunday, February 14th & 15th, 2009 with optional extra day on Monday, February 16th. COLLAGE TECHNIQUES & CREATIVE EXPLORATION / a 2 or 3-day (your choice) PRESIDENT'S WEEKEND WORKSHOP in the artist's studio: Join us in Warwick, NY for this 2- day + an optional extra-day President's Weekend workshop in the artist's studio. Enjoy new opportunities for spontaneity as you learn how to eliminate liquid adhesives from the collage-assembly process. Other subjects to be covered include "Getting Started," Accessing our Creative Energies, "Paperless" Transfer of Printed and Photocopied Images, Preserving Found Materials, Preparation of Substrates, Sources of Tools and Materials, Presentation and Framing of Finished Works, and more (like all Talbot workshops, this workshop's specific goals will be determined by the participants at the beginning of the workshop). Hours: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM with optional evening hours on Saturday at no extra cost. Two-day workshop fee: $250. Extra day: $75 additional. Fee includes all materials, a free copy of "Collage: A New Approach," access to all tools in the studio, and continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments each day. Registrations will be honored in the order in which they are received. Limited to 7 participants. For a registration form you can print out and send in visit http://www.talbot1.com/workshop. For additional information, call Jonathan Talbot at (845) 258- 4620 or send an e-mail to jonathan@talbot1.com.
Saturday, February 21st, 2009. MASTERING IMAGE TRANSFER / in the Artist's Studio: Explore a variety of image transfer methods to determine which will work best for you. Learn shortcuts, resolve problems, and become an "image transfer expert."Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM. Workshop fee of $110 includes all materials, a free copy of "Collage: A New Approach," access to all tools in the studio, plus lunch and refreshments. Registrations will be honored in the order in which they are received. Limited to 8 participants. For a registration form you can print out and send in visit http://www.talbot1.com/workshop. For additional information, call Jonathan Talbot at (845) 258-4620 or send an e-mail to jonathan@talbot1.com.
Sunday, February 22nd, 2009. DANCING WITH DESIGN / in the Artist's Studio: During this workshop we will "free-up" our approach to composition by using collage to explore a variety of the aspects of design. Included will be intellectual, intuitive, and kinesthetic approaches to line, shape, color (including hue, value, and intensity), texture, movement, rhythm, relativity, interest, and unity. Most of the day will be devoted to hands-on interactive compositional exercises but each participant will create at least one finished work as well. Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM. Workshop fee of $110 includes all materials, a free copy of "Collage: A New Approach," access to all tools in the studio, plus lunch and refreshments. Registrations will be honored in the order in which they are received.Limited to 8 participants. For a registration form you can print out and send in visit http://www.talbot1.com/workshop. For additional information, call Jonathan Talbot at (845) 258- 4620 or send an e-mail to jonathan@talbot1.com.
PS. There is nothing you have to buy in order to participate in any of these workshops. You will receive a list of suggested items to bring but the list specifically says bring only what you have do not buy anything. Please know that if you show up empty handed you will find that everything you need for a full and enriching experience will be provided.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Business and Planning meeting Jan 11th 2009

From our president, Tania Blanco
Jan 3rd, 2009

Yes we have a meeting for Jan 11, at 1-3 at the 1710 Plainfield Road, Darien IL
It is a meeting for the board of directors/executive.
I would also like to let the general membership know that they are welcome to this planning meeting. I would like to have the chairman of each job deliver a report about the past year and the plans for the rest of the year. If someone cannot attend, they need to send a report with their information to me by the 8th of January.
We will need to create a nominating committee.

MCS President
Tania Blanco
taniablanc@aol.com

Friday, January 2, 2009

Party

To save me time in trying to call you, please reply to this email upon receiving it!

You are invited to an impromptu
Christmas-New Year’s Open House Celebration for very creative people!

The tree is up and it’s bigger than ever… the house is pretty clean… there’s still lots of good food in the refrig… the weather doesn't look too bad...so come by if you can!

This Sunday, January 4, anytime after 1pm.
At 220 E. Highland, Villa Park
RSVP if you can either by email or phone.
(630-833-0125)
The only artwork we’ll be doing is arranging food on your plate!
However, if you have a new book or project, bring it along to show the group!


UTA, THE FLIGHT IS ONLY ABOUT 19 HOURS LONG - ALTHOUGH I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH IT COSTS!!!