The Midwest Collage Society (MCS), founded in 2003, promotes collage as a fine art by providing exhibit opportunities and professional development activities to our 52 members.
Meetings are held at 1710 Plainfield Road, Darien IL, usually the first Sunday of the month from 12:30-2:30pm. No meetings in January and July unless otherwise posted.
Midwest Collage Society celebrates over 100 years of Collage As a Fine Art since 1912.
Pick-up time for work at the Bloomingdale "Peace
Works" exhibit is quickly approaching.I understand that a variety of private events have been held at the
museum during the run of our exhibit, and that there have been a number of
sales.If you are unable to pick up your
own work, please make sure to arrange for another member to do so.There was a typo on the info sent out with
the registration form, so please take note of the correct pick-up dates and
times listed below:
Friday, December 16, from 4-5 pm
Monday, December 19, from 6-8 pm
One to three members are needed to serve on this year's
nominating committee.You would be
responsible for contacting current board members to see whether they would be
willing to serve another term, and to recruit other members to fill any open
positions.All work can be done via
phone or e-mail.If you'd be willing to
serve on the nominating committee, please contact me ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org
3.NO JANUARY MEETING
There will not be a special January meeting this year, but
remember that you can always arrange a "play date" at home and invite
a few fellow artists to join you.That
might be a fun time to share new techniques or materials and to have a chance
to chat and catch up with each other.
As always, February's meeting will be an all-day work day
from 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM at the Darien Municipal Center.Bring a project or two that you're working
on, a sack lunch and something to drink.Also feel free to bring goodies to share and collage or assemblage
materials to swap.Ann Hupke and Sylvia
Koch have volunteered to help members do a bit of "hands on" work
with batik on paper during the workday.A small supply list will be e-mailed before the meeting for those who
wish to experiment with the batik process.
More details about the Addison exhibit will be e-mailed
soon.Watch your inbox!
A Workshop is scheduled already with the Addison Art Guild and Addison Center for the Arts.
Location will be at Addson Trail High School Art Dept.
213 N. Lombard Road, Addsion IL 60101
The Fine Art of Collage Workshop
March 17th, 2012
National Collage Society member and co-founder of the
Midwest Collage Society
Come celebrate 100 years of Collage as a fine art with the Midwest
Collage Society Experience the old and new art movement in collage with this
step by step workshop; using found and repurposed papers, acrylic glazing, and
clear image transfers. The technique of tacking down the papers with a heat
seal iron will be taught. Student will create an 8 x 8 piece of collage art. All supplies will be proved in a packet and
handout. Limited to 10 Student person Session
contact Annette Leiber to register for this workshop at 630-250-9407
6.MEMBER NEWS AND
Pam Peterson recently won the Grand Prize in the
professional catagory of the Citra-Solv "Falling Into Art"
contest.The prize included a cash
award.Congratulations, Pam!The winning pieces can be viewed here:
Some space is still available for the following workshop at
LaGrange Art League:
Mixed Media Workshop - Dianne Martia, instructor
December 16 & Saturday, December 17-www.lagrangeartleague.org
Time:9:30 am to 4 pm
Explore and experiment!Combine different media to create line, depth and texture in your
work.Learn to combine acrylic, gels and
dry media along with altered papers and image transfers to achieve a layered
effect.Composition as well as
techniques will be covered.Students
will be encouraged to convey individual expression through their work.View instructor's work at:www.caconline.org/dianne_martia
Beginner and Above
Some materials are included in registration fee; supply list
Come explore the wonderful world of plaster.In this class, you will learn fabulous
texturing secrets using joint compound, plaster of Paris and specialty
products.We will explore the layering
of art mediums with plaster, creating canvases that will leave people wondering
how they were created.Papers, acrylic
paints, watercolors, pastels, oils, charcoal and graphite can all be used on
these wonderful surfaces.So grab your
sense of adventure and an apron, and join us for a truly fun class!
Supply list at registration.A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.