Tuesday, April 25, 2017

May's 7th Meeting Spirit Dolls


In this workshop we will be making a Spirit Doll in a style that Nancy has used in many dolls. Nancy and Mary create these dolls to represent different spiritual attributes, such as humility, joy, love, etc. In making your doll you might do the same or perhaps allow yourself to give your doll it's own meaning or interpretation.

***Nancy will be bringing faces and the base boards for these Spirit dolls. We'll also be bringing glue guns and a few other glues you might be using, as well as some extra fibers.
*** a piece of decorative paper to adhere to the base board as a background. These boards are approximately 4 to 5" x 4 to 6".
***gel medium or the like to glue this paper onto board.
*** Scissors
***Fibers, such as yarn, ribbons, fancy fibers and trims to use in dressing the doll and possibly for hair.
***charms, beads and other embellishments such as feathers, etc, to finish off your doll.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Call for Art...Woman Made Gallery

Hi Midwest Collage Society members, 

Please Note: This is an independent call for art separate from any exhibiting the MCS does together. Artist need to follow submission guidelines. 

Wild Cuts
July 7 – August 19, 2017 | Opening Reception: July 7, 2017 | 6-8pm
Entry Deadline: May 19, 2017
Juror: Ruby Thorkelson


From paper and paste to hip hop samples and glitching, collage is a long-standing strategy for exploring, exploiting, and reordering visual and sensory culture. Collage has appeared in wildly distinct forms across all the major art and culture movements of the 20th and 21st century, from surrealism to riot grrrl to net art. This exhibition is open to femme artists of all genders working across all disciplines, with a specific emphasis on video, sound, and works on paper. 


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Midwest Collage Society Exhibit-Downers Grove Public Library

Sneak Peek 
Stop in to the Downers Grove Public Library and See the Midwest Collage Society's Annual Exhibit- Happy Earth Day Everyone! 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Tree of Life demo and mini workshop

Andrea Fox will get us started with ideas for creating our own "Tree of Life" collage.
"Tree of Life"— We will explore it's meaning and inspiration. The subject has mystical aspects and magic that many cultures, races and religions have as a source of life in their beliefs. This presentation will provide some insights to the history of the Tree of Life.  It is meant to inspire you to think and feel your way to creating a personal tree of life with your knowledge of collage. As an art teacher, I have used the subject of tree in drawing and painting classes because the artist can easily relate to the way a tree grows and the mood it can create. We won't hug a tree but some of our feelings and inner self may show up in our collage work.

Andrea gave a wonderful presentation and mini workshop....here's some idea of trees she showed and the Celtic tree horoscope...etc. 

And now some paper, scissors and glue....and the Midwest Collage Society is off and cutting. 

What a great theme to work in....so many different kinds of trees and the tree is and has been a huge part of all our lives, from the paper we work with to the homes we live in...Imagine