From our President
Once again, hope you are all well and creating in the longer daylight hours. It was so nice to "see" so many of you at our Zoom meeting last month. Life as we have known it for the past year is opening up and as a result we will be meeting at the Darien Police Station on April 11th. Hurray. Registration will be necessary so follow the format described below. We will also be holding elections at this meeting. Please plan to attend.
We are looking for a special outdoor location for the August 1st MCS Meeting, 9am-2:30 . We are fortunate that Barrie Mason has agreed to share her knowledge of fabric dyeing with us. Unfortunately, this has the potential to do damage in the police department meeting room. An outdoor location with a pavilion in case of bad weather and the availability of water would be ideal. Please keep your eyes open for any possibilities in your area. Contact any board member when you find anything that would meet this criteria.
Please keep yourself safe,
2021-22 membership dues are to be paid in April. If you will be attending the meeting please bring the attached form and payment with you. If not please mail a check for $20 with the attached form to:
1789 35th Street, apt 6313
Oak Brook, IL 60523
April 11th: 12 noon-2:30pm
Election of officers President--Nancy Castner, Vice President--Tania Blanco, Treasurer--Andrea Fox, Communications--Joan Lucht, Membership--Cherie Denton, Exhibits--Adrienne Austin and Joan Lucht, Education and Retreat--Margi Hafer
"Making Marks in Collage and Mixed
Media" Workshop Presenter, Andrea Fox Supply list HERE
At this workshop we’ll be drawing/mark making onto our collage papers and adding layers of marks to our works of art. You’ll see several mediums for mark making and techniques of use for collage. You’ll be using your own collection of papers for collage and bringing the drawing and paint mediums you already have. Pencils, pens, colored pencils, etc. that you already have in your art supply. Andrea will show you how to enjoy working mediums that you possibly haven’t used yet and the old tried and true mediums that you may be using already. We’ll work at “drawing” onto a collage to add interest and new ways to complete your work.
NOTE: This Meeting will be at the Darien Police Station, Advance registration will be necessary: Due to the need for social distancing we can only have 16 participants at (one person per table) our meeting/workshop. Masks must be worn.
Register for the Meeting by
emailing Cherie Denton at firstname.lastname@example.org with
the SUBJECT: MCS April 11th Meeting. Let her know that you will bring the
membership application and dues with you.
All participants must be paid members of the MCS. See MEMBERSHIP above. Membership Form HERE
May 2: Noon-2:30 pm “Creating Original Collage Cards” Tania Blanco,
June 6: Noon-2:30 pm “Paste Papers Workshop” Marge Boyd, presenter
July: No Meeting
August 1: 9am-2:30pm All Day Workshop “Special Fabric Dyeing Workshop” Barrie Mason, presenter
September 12: Noon-2:30pm “Create a Rainbow Star Book” Mary Warner, presenter
October 6-10 MCS Fall Retreat at Camp Alexander MAC, REGISTRATION FORM AVAILABLE NOW! (see attachment)!
November 7: Noon-2:30pm “Special Paper Ornaments Workshop” Bonnie Jaswith, presenter
December 5: Noon-2:30pm MCS Holiday Party
BETWEEN THE LINES
Enjoy the show until May 2:
Downers Grove Public Library
Monday – Friday 10 am to 7 pm
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm
Pick up your art May 3 from 10am to 12pm
Bloomingdale Park District
July 10, 2021 to August 14, 2021
Prospectus will be sent in May. This will be a judged exhibit.
An image is needed for publicity and postcards. Please send asap to email@example.com
The 2021 MCS Fall Retreat at Camp Alexander Mack, in Milford Indiana is scheduled for Wednesday, October 6 through Sunday, October 10th. REGISTRATION FORM HERE!
The camp has made some changes including all new windows in the Sara Major building (where we stay) and air purifiers in all buildings for better ventilation. Work spaces will be one person to a table AS before, but spread out. Dining room will have a served buffet and be geared to social distancing. Masks will be required indoors in group areas. We request that attendees be fully vaccinated prior to attending camp.
Our retreat is limited to only 25 people. There are so many outdoor areas to enjoy as well. In the past many of us have gone for an evening to the Round Barn Theater in Nappanee, Indiana. It is now open with limited "safe distance" seating. A musical version of "Little Women" will be available while we're at "Camp Mack". Early October is a wonderful time to enjoy the beauty of Camp Alexander Mack and our renewed ability to share being together with our artist friends. Registration forms will be available in April and attached to the April Newsletter. We hope you will consider this wonderful opportunity to create, share and learn from each other.
WORLD COLLAGE DAY IS MAY 8 It’s an annual international celebration of collage. How will members celebrate it? Maybe we can do another virtual show of our collages from that day? Or how about making a collage postcard and sending it to another member? Have them guess who created it?