Wednesday, June 30, 2010

August Meeting-Midwest Collage Society

Sunday, August 8th, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

The morning hours of this meeting will be from 9:30am till about 12:30 with a break and clean up of more projects that all the members have decided to bring and work on.. We do these kind of Workday session with our members to offer oportunities to share and grow in our collage mediums. After the lunch break members are invited to be part of our Afternoon demonstrations and lectures with this months Artist Andrea Harris. Please feel free to come for a full day or a half day..bring all your supplies that you need to work side by side with fellow collage artists. It's an enjoyable time with new ideas and techniques spring up.

Andrea Harris, Artist Representative for Strathmore Artists Paper™, will present “The Essentials of Paper”, a 90-minute hands-on presentation on Strathmore Fine Art Drawing and Watercolor Papers. The presentation will focus on how understanding a paper’s fiber, weight, texture, surface, grade and permanency affect an artist’s choice and usage of fine art paper. Attendees will participate in hands-on exercises, using the various papers with a wide selection of drawing materials.

The goal of the presentation is to provide information to help artists select the right paper for their medium and technique.

The presentation will cover all aspects of fine art drawing papers including:
• History of Writing Surfaces: parchment to papyrus to paper
• History of Paper: from China to Europe
• How Paper is Made: past and present
• Handmade paper vs. Machine made paper
• Components of Paper: fiber, watermark, surface texture, sizing, weight, permanence.
• Environmentally friendly papers and alternative fibers
• Types of Paper: newsprint, sketching, drawing, bristol, illustration, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, water-media
• Grades of Paper: student, artist, professional
• Paper Storage

Attendees will receive FREE:

• Strathmore paper & literature packet
• Additional Strathmore papers to be used during presentation hands-on
• Prismacolor drawing materials
• Princeton watercolor brush

About the Presenter

Andrea Harris was educated at the School of the Art Institute Chicago (SAIC). Her artwork has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States. Andrea's artwork can be found in private collections throughout the United States & Europe, including a recent acquisition by the Illinois Institute of Art. Andrea is one of 120 artists awarded participation in the “Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet” public art exhibition in Chicago and Washington. DC, and her replica “Cool Globe” has been featured at the United Nations & Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.