Tuesday, June 26, 2018

MEETINGS No July Meeting

IMPORTANT!  Refreshments are needed for the Norris reception on Saturday. See details below.

August 5th   9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Denise Laurin Donatelle, artist and instructor at Waubansee Community College will present a workshop on hand-made Japanese paper scrolls.
In the morning participants will have time to create an original 7.5” x 4.5” work of art using stamps, images, paper, a drawing, or Chinese ink painting techniques, (ink techniques will be demonstrated). This art should be lightweight paper under 80lb. Bring any materials you need to create the artwork. Prior to the workshop, you can make sketches. We will have about 1.5 hours to work up the design of the artwork. You have complete artistic control over what you would like to do! This art piece is the image around which the 16" scroll proportions are based. In the afternoon the Japanese scroll (kakemono) will be created using traditional scroll-making techniques. Denise will demonstrate Chinese or Japanese ink painting techniques which may be added to the scroll. Denise will provide proper adhesive, Washi paper (all other papers will be glued to this paper), wooden dowels and informative step-by-step hand-outs. 

See photo of sample scroll attached.
Materials List:
Participants should bring thin ribbon for hanging the scroll, a variety of four-six different colored and/or patterned papers. Use your eye to coordinate or contrast papers for the components of the scroll and to “frame” the artwork. Scrolls are typically composed of silk fabric, so if you prefer to use fabric (any type!), bring that along, too.

Paper Suppliers: 
Japanese handmade papers can be purchased at Mulberry Paper and More: 
Dick Blick Art Supplies
The Paper Source
Misc. Supplies
Exacto blade knife, cutting surface, ruler, T-square; as well as pencils, stamps, images, and drawing/collage elements to create the central piece of original art for the scroll. Acrylic paint (optional: to paint rods; twigs about 3/8” in width work, too.) Denise will supply rods.

Wood glue

Artist Tape for positioning
For Paper: Jade or Rhoplex bookbinder’s glue (no Elmer’s or Rubber Cement)
For Fabric: 3M Scotch Repositionable Mounting Adhesive (optional, and Denise will have some with her).

September NO MEETING

September 19-23 2018 ARTIST RETREAT 
We are getting closer and closer to our fabulous fall retreat and registration forms should now be completed with deposit sent to TANIA BLANCO 1263 Bainbridge Drive. NAPERVILLE, IL 60563.  Consider bringing a friend to this fun 5 days of creating with abandon.  To keep our prices affordable we need 23 participants. Don't delay and send your registration today.

October 7th  12- 2:30 p.m. Sandra Bacon will present a Workshop/Demonstration on GOLDEN ACRYLIC PRODUCTS There will be free samples and lots of new ideas she’ll share.
November 4th  12-2:30 p.m.Andrea Fox will present  a workshop on creating a “Flutter Book”.
December 2nd   12-2:30 p.m.MCS Annual Christmas Party

Congratulations to the winners!  
Norris Cultural Center Exhibit, Bits & Pieces
1st Place   Karen Sako
2nd Place  Judy Koessel
2nd Place  Nancy Savaiano Rosenberg
3rd Place   Joan Lucht
3rd Place   Chris Jacobsen
3rd Place   Mara Krumins
Honorable Mention:
     Rachelle Barmann
     Nancy Castner
     Mary Warner
     Cherylyn Gnadt

There is an amazing body of work presented at this exhibit and all members are congratulated and admired for their work.

Bits & Pieces Reception 
Saturday, June 30, 1:30 to 3:30
Norris Cultural Center for the Arts
1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles, IL

PLEASE bring a small plate of refreshments to share for the Saturday reception!
Let Adrienne Austin know what you are bringing: rbrbtrfly@aol.com. Or call her at 630-355-7745.
Only  a few people have contacted her. Here is what is on her list:
Fruit tray
Veggie tray
Cucumber sandwiches

Please plan to bring your wrappings to pick up your work after the reception.
If you cannot come, please arrange to have another member take your work for you!

Norris Art Gallery entering instructions.  Entrance is at DOOR 45. 
The Norris Art Gallery entrance is now at DOOR 45, which is around the corner to the left side of the NCAC. Just follow the signs. Parking is available in all of the parking lots as the high school is closed. Call  630-584-7200 if you need assistance in entering the gallery. 

Next MCS group show will be for the month of December at the Woodridge Public Library. We still need a title for that show. Forward your good ideas to Nancy Castner and Jocelyne Roy


Workshop and class by Laura Lein-Svencner 
Micro Mini's 2-Day Collage Workshop at Naperville Art League
This workshop allows you to learn how to create many pieces of small Art with great detail. 
Friday July 20th-Saturday July 21st, See Supply list  Call to register. Click here Flyer 

On-Line Class, Collage with an Iron, 
Learn how to create collage with an iron, using simple materials
and you home iron. See flyer attached. Class is held in 
an On-line Classroom in a Private blog with interaction with 
the instructor. Starts August 8th, runs for 4 weeks. Flyer Here   Register Here 

Please keep in mind that all members may submit news up to one week before each meeting. Send to Joan Lucht    joan.of.art33@gmail.com