Work Day (no presenter) Bring whatever you want work on and visit with other Midwest Collage Society members.
Tania Blanco offers “Mixed Media Madness” with a group paper altering project. There will also be a “Brown Bag Challenge” to get your creative juices flowing and inspire you to think outside of the “Bag.” Bring plastic table cloth, scissors, glue, bottles of inexpensive craft acrylic paint, foam brush and addition brush, stamps and ink pad. scraps of paper to share and a hair dryer (to help dry paint).
Robin Liefeld is a writer and self-taught mixed media artist who creates whimsical, childlike characters with vibrant colors and lots of dimension. Her colorful works of art often encourage you to stand in your truth and to be brave in the face of challenges. She wants her paintings to connect to the inner child and uplift, and lighten the soul. She will talk about her writings and art and how she uses social media to promote her art, her journaling workshop, and her mission. Check her web site at http://www.robinliefeld.com
Kath Schonauer will present a “Frottage” workshop: Frottage is the printing technique or process of taking a rubbing from an uneven surface to form the basis of a work of art.
Margi Hafer will demonstrate various acrylic pouring techniques and creating acrylic “skins” for collage.
July NO MEETING
Denise Laurin Donatelle will present a workshop on hand made Japanese paper scrolls.
September NO MEETINGMCS Collage Retreat at Camp Alexander MAC
October 7th 12- Sandra Bacon will present a Workshop/Demonstration on GOLDEN ACRYLIC PRODUCTS There will be free samples and lots of new ideas she’ll share.
Andrea Fox will present a workshop on creating a “Flutter Book”.
MCS Annual Christmas Party
People will probably be able to submit two or three pieces of work. Dates TBA.
Jocelyne Roy is going to take charge of this one and will be point person.
We also have a mid-May through June exhibit at the Norris Cultural Center in St. Charles. Theme TBA
We will partner with The Sister Project that Margi Hafer is coordinating honoring her sister, Donna Johnston. These works are unfinished pieces by Donna, finished by friends and members of the MCS. Margi will be sending a detailed e-mail reminder to people who have offered to finish Donna's paintings.There will be an exhibit of the finished pieces at the Norris Gallery in May-June. She will need photos of the finished work and short artist statements by so she can work on the book. Thank you to all of you who are participating in this project.
The reception is
The Library is at 400 Duane Street in Glen Ellyn.
Saturday, Jan. 6, 9:30 am – 4 pm
Use writing, drawing and image gathering to ignite creative insight that brings themes of change,
by Laura Lein-Svencner
Mondays: (no class )
This 13-week group circle course will explore Julia Cameron’s Walking in this World, the sequel to The Artist’s Way. These books are designed to help people discover their unique creativity in gentle ways. Journal writing, group discussion and the comfort of like-minded people can help you become creative in all aspect of your life.