Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Feb 7th 2010 Meeting

Sunday February 7th
Workday with a Bookmaking program
9AM to 4PM
Bring your supplies and whatever art project you are working for a fun filled day of Creating together with your collage friends.
Our program will start around 1:00 or 1:30, depending how long it takes them to set up. Lauren Shover and Angela Ventrella will present a workshop on bookmaking.
They have conducted a very popular workshop for the Illinois Art Educators Association in the past. Angela showed us how to do paper marbling and construction of a simple book in October 2008. Lauren has a collection of beautiful handmade books and papers which she will show and share with us.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Call for Artists-Union Street Gallery

Spring National Juried Event
March 12 - April 9, 2010
Artists from across the country are encouraged to submit entries to "Image Attitude Impression", the Spring National Juried Art Event at the Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights, IL. Juror Geoffrey Bates, Director and Curator of the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, Governors State University, University Park, IL, will choose works for the show that cover the spectrum of ideas the title alludes to, from portraits to masks, games and masquerades, beliefs and affectations, and the creation and transformation of identities.

Artist awards
1st Place $500 2nd Place $350 3rd Place $150

PROSPECTUS online at

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

ArtClay Silver Certified Instructor and Collage Artist Debbie Wojnarowski

Stop by the you tube site and view one of our members

Deb Wojnarowski
ArtClay silver Certified Instructor
PMC Certified Artisan

Monday, December 7, 2009

Secrets of Selling Art-Beyond the Tent

Passing along some great information about an upcoming event.
Secrets of Selling you Art
Sponsored by Alliance of Fine Art.

Please take a look at the site below for more details.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

No Meeting for Jan 2010

"Memory" Mayslake Peabody Estate-Midwest Collage Society

Midwest Collage Society members will be presenting a Exhibit "Memory" at Maylake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st Oak Brook IL 60532, January 12th-March 6th 2010. Opening Reception Saturday Jan. 16th, 4-6 pm Closing Reception Saturday Mar 6th 1-3pm.

Along with this exhibit there will be a
Collage Workshop offered to interested indiviuals,
"The Intuitive Process of Collage"
Workshop will be held at

Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 W. 31st Street
Oak Brook IL 60523

Workshop Description:

The Intuitive Process of Collage
The art form of collage is an intuitive process of concealing and revealing, adding and subtracting until you reach a desired image. Students will learn the fundamentals of collage, design skills and the opportunity for new spontaneity as they explore exciting collage techniques. We will cover the proper techniques, adhesives and materials for the fine art of collage. Both those new to collage and people with previous experience will benefit from this workshop as it is designed to engage any level of interest. Each participant is ensured to come away inspired. Day one will be about creating individual unique collage papers, coating them with polymer medium to prepare for the tack iron process. Day two consists of exercises in compositional layouts; images transfer techniques and exploring the intuitive process of creativity in their collage artwork. Please note the collage workshop is set up on two separate Saturdays to give working individuals the opportunity to participate in this Collage workshop.

Collage Instructor: Laura Lein-Svencner- Award winning National Artist, Teacher and Demonstrator, member of the National Collage Society, LaGrange Art League, Naperville Art League, co founder of the Midwest Collage Society.

Dates: Saturday Feb 20th 9-4pm
Saturday Feb 27th 9-4pm

Fee $185.00 Check made out to Forest Preserve District Dupage County or pay by credit card (Visa/Master/Discover)
Plus a $20.00 packet/supply fee collect on Feb 20th by instructor day one.
Check made out to: Laura Lein-Svencner or cash.
Call to reserve you space in the workshop: (630)206-9566

Students supply list:
Workshop Participates are asked to bring a brown back lunch and drink, wear comfortable cloths, bring an apron to wear.
Coffee and small snacks will be served.
All other supplies will be provided for the workshop.