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.
Collage - Sketchbook to Canvas Class by Laura Lein-Svencner
Thursday Mornings 9:30am – 12:00
Mayslake Peabody Estate 1717 W 31st Street Oak Brook IL 60523
Sept 29th, Oct 6th, 13th, (No class October 20th), Oct 2ndNov 3rd, Nov 10th
Everyone wants to create a nice piece of artwork but it seems composition is the stumbling block. In this class we will first work in a sketchbook with magazines exploring the process of how some compositions work and others don’t. Students can work in an abstract or realistic style, developing strategies to rebuild and break through creative blocks with basic design skills. Emphasis on personally visual style will be explored.Some collage palette creating will be introduced along with image transfers and the tack Iron method of collage application. Student will move their sketches to the substrates of watercolor paper and canvas. Independent study of influential artists of our past and present with image references will be shared in class discussion.
6 Weeks $175.00 Material fee $10.00 collected on first day of class.
Midwest Collage Society member Laura Lein-Svencner also has this event coming up
The National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) Art Gallery, managed by Lombard Arts Coalition (LAC), will be hosting their annual “open” fine art show October 5th through December 5th. LAC invites you to participate. This show is juried and judged with cash awards going to the top artists. In addition, those artists will be eligible to enter their winning piece in the Alliance of Fine Art’s “Best of the Best” Show in the spring.
The art gallery is located inside NUHS Clinic Building B, 200 E. Roosevelt Road (corner of Roosevelt Road and Highland Avenue) in Lombard.
Please feel free to forward this invitation to other artists you may know. For more information about this event, please e-mail Lombard Arts Coalition at info@LombardArtsCoalition.comor call (331) 645-3992.
The artist application is attached. If you prefer to receive a packet in the mail, e-mail info@LombardArtsCoalition.com.