Friday, April 13, 2012

May's Meeting

May 6th 12:30 -3:00pm
At the Darien Municipal Center 1710 Plainfield Road in Darien.

Botanical Collage
Susan Bartlett will present a demo on Botanical Collage.  Susan uses a method similar to the Talbot Method, where papers are pre-coated with gloss polymer medium.  There will be a short time for some hands-on experimenting using her tools and materials, but please bring along your own scissors and xacto knife.  You may also want to bring along a small amount of collage paper that has been pre-coated (on both sides) with gloss polymer medium.

Artist statement
I believe there are endless possibilities for work about natural curiosities. For each piece I like to highlight details that are not obvious, enlarge them and set them on a background of complementary color. Botanical Collage offers me the opportunity to dive into color as well as texture by creating my own papers. The papers Transform my drawings into sculpted pieces that have depth and are rich and vibrant. I own the whole creative process from start to finish, which allows me endless possibilities.

Susan has lived all over the country. The various landscapes have inspired her to be creative in my different mediums. She currently resides in Downers Grove, Illinois. In pursuit of furthering her art, went through the Botanical Art Illustrations program at the Morton Arboretum. Susan is currently a member of the Nature Artist Guild.

For this presentation members may want to bring scissors, Xacto knives & their own papers if they wish.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Special Exhibits and Events for April

Some exhibit and some interesting events in the City of Chicago Culture Center and Elmhurst Art Museum..if you get a chances do stop by and enjoy, Mixed Media and Collage.