Tuesday, July 31, 2018

August Meeting-Workshop

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 
Last call for participation in the Fall Retreat – September 19-23 at Camp Mack, Indiana.  Calling all creatives: visual artists: collagers, painters, illustrators, quilters; photographers, poets, nature lovers, antique hunters, hikers, sunset worshippers; singers, music makers & tai chi practitioners.

Please send your registration fees along with the registration form to Tania Blanco
1263 Bainbridge Drive Naperville, IL 60563 as soon as possible. Questions?
E-mail: taniablanc@aol.com or 630-464-3749.
Registration form is attached.

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

A small group show will be coming up in September at the Indian Prairie Library.
Nancy Castner asked for volunteers back in April or May and these members came  forward and will be in the show: Cherie Denton, Sandy Finch , Paige Whitney, Joan Lucht and Chris Jacobson.

Our last MCS show of the year is in December at the Woodridge Public Library. We will choose the theme at one of the next meetings. Send in your ideas! Other information will be supplied soon! 

Anyone who has completed work on my sister, Donna Johnston’s painting may bring it to the August meeting. You may email your Artist Statement to me at matgihafer@yahoo.com. If you still need more time, it’s O.K, but I am trying to complete The Sisters Project book by November. Please send a photo of your finished work to me ASAP (as an attachment to your email) along with your artist statement about the piece. Be sure to print Donna’s name on the piece and sign your name under her name.
If you have any questions please email me or call me at 815-370-3345.
Thank you to all of you that are participating in this special project!
Margi Hafer


National Collage Society 34th Annual Juried Exhibit, will be on-line this year...members who aren't members of NCS may still want to submit to this.

Image needs to be 300 dpi and 5" x 5"  Link to NCS Site...then members have to go to Entry Thingy and it's pretty easy. Deadline is August 24th 2018.

Marjorie Boyd had four pieces accepted in the National juried exhibit, "Hand Lettering" at Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights. The dates of the show are August 23rd to September 15th