Hi MCS Members,
Mother Nature smiled upon us with a sunny summer day that was not too hot for our August meeting held in Laura Lein-Svencner's backyard. Thanks Laura for all the prep work and for hosting MCS. Many thanks to Barrie Mason who shared her knowledge of Parfait Dying. It was truly magical when we pulled our fabrics out of the vessels. There were so many different designs and colors, yet we all had the same basic colors and tools to play with. Barrie's teaching abilities really made us all look like pros.
The deadline is almost here for our exhibit at Indian Prairie Library. Our Exhibit Committee works hard to find venues for displaying our work. You are incredible artists, please participate so others can see and admire your amazing abilities. You just have to provide the basic information by September 15th, the work doesn't have to be delivered until October 1st. Let's not disappoint so that we will be invited back.
Also be sure to visit the Silent Auction at Nature's Best Cafe in September. Details below.
Lucky us, we get to make a Rainbow Star Book at our next meeting on September 12th.. Mary Warner has put packets together for us so we just have to show up with a minimum of preparation. The materials needed are listed below.
I am so looking forward to the MCS Retreat in October. If you can get away, come join us for days of carefree art! Details are listed below.
Nancy Castner, President
September 12: Noon-2:30pm
at the Darien Police Station 1710 Plainfield Road
Meeting Workshop: "Rainbow Star
Book" Mary Warner. presenter
We will be making a star book using a rainbow of colors. You'll each receive a kit with all papers needed to make a 4&1/2" by 3&1/4") book.
This will include supplies for the covers and a tie. Before adding the inner set of papers, we'll embellish them with cuts and pop outs. Mary will be providing each with a kit to make a 4&1/2" by 3&1/4" star book from a rainbow of colors.($2.50) The CREATIVE PART will be how we embellish the innermost layer of pages with a VARIETY OF CUTS, cuts that might also be useful in collage.
Supplies to bring:
· Bone folder
· Glue stick
· Wax paper or other papers to protect from glue
· A stronger glue such as tacky glue with toothpicks
· Scissors, and for the embellishing of the inner pages
· Exacto knife and cutting mat
· Ruler with metal edge and pencil
· Decorative edged scissors and punches
· A covering for your table
Register for the Meeting by emailing Cherie Denton at firstname.lastname@example.org with
the SUBJECT: MCS September 12 Meeting. Let her know that you
will bring the membership application and dues with you if you haven't paid MCS
All participants must be paid members of the MCS. Application is attached.
October No General MCS Meeting
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
Camp Alexander Mack, Milford Indiana
Wednesday, October 6 through Sunday, October 10th.
Registration form and additional retreat information is attached to this email.
Early bird registration $ 270 – Registration Includes 11 meals, four nights accommodations.
Registrations received after August 31 will cost $295
IT’S TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE MCS FALL RETREAT!
ALTHOUGH YOU HAVE UNTIL AUGUST 31 TO RECEIVE THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT.
WE NOW HAVE 16 PEOPLE REGISTERED TO ATTEND THE MCS RETREAT. THIS CONFIRMS THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE PARTICIPATING TO HOLD THE RETREAT. HOWEVER, THERE IS ROOM FOR A FEW MORE. PLEASE SEND YOUR REGISTRATION TO HOLD YOUR PLACE. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF MCS TO ENJOY THIS WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AT CAMP ALEXANDER MACK: ARTISTS CAN WORK IN THE MEDIA OF THEIR CHOICE. WRITERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, BICYCLISTS, AND FRIENDS WHO JUST LOVE THE CAMP ATMOSPHERE AND WANT TO RELAX HAVE ATTENDED OUR RETREAT. SO ASK A FRIEND TO SIGN-UP WITH YOU!
Note: An update letter will be sent to all Retreat Registrants following the retreat committee meeting in early September.
We request that attendees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to attending camp.
Turning the Page our last exhibit for 2021!
October 2 - October 28.
Indian Prairie Library, Darien Illinois
Drop off October 1st 10:00 - 12:00
Pick up October 29th 10:00 - 12:00
Space for wall art, 3D and altered books!
MCS SILENT AUCTION
September 1 through September 30, 2021 (Hunger Action Month)
Nature's Best Cafe, 1904 Brookdale Road, Naperville, IL
BIG THANK YOU to all MCS artists who donated their art to support Loaves & Fishes.
Download and print copies of the attached Silent Auction Flyer.pdf to give to friends and family, or download and send it as an attachment to an email.
Let's make this the best service project ever.
A winning recipe for "Hunger Action Month".
Positively Naperville and The Daily Herald (shown here) ran our story.
Laura Lein-Svencner has a collage and coptic stitch journal making workshop.
September 11th and 12th, 9:30am-4:00pm
Limited to 8 adult students
This 2-Day workshop will start with creating a large piece of paper with fun mixed media techniques on its surface. The large sheet of paper will then be used for the covers of your Coptic stitch books. We will learn about the different parts of the journal, folding papers to create signatures and then stitching them all together for our own wonderful handmade journal. These journals can be used for a wide assortment of drawing mediums like colored pencil, markers, pens, and graphite pencils. And for Morning Pages if you're an avid journal writer. Students will be able to make a larger journal and a smaller one. This technique of bookbinding can be adapted to different sizes and more absorbent papers for wetter mixed media.
Instructor will provide
Cut book board to size, paper for inside of journals, book thread and needles, drawing paper, magazines, sandpaper and use of stamping products, plus an instructional packet.
Use of tack irons and safe release sheets.
$25.00 Supply Fee Collected by instructor in workshop
Fee: $95 Member/$120 Non Member
To Register - LaGrange Art League Workshop
Andrea Fox and Laura Lein-Svencner have abstract collages Exhibiting in "Not Really" Oct. 2nd to Nov. 6th
Tall Grass Gallery
367 Artists Walk, Park Forest, IL. 708-748-3377
Free Zoom Presentation
Art Journal Making by Kristin Peterson
Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 7 pm (ends before 9 pm)
The Homer Township Public Library and the Lemont Artists Guild present Artist Kristin Peterson, who will give a presentation on Art Journal Making. Kristin is a third generation artist, originally from South Dakota. She is always exploring and expanding the creative depths of journal making. She is passionate about vintage collage and mixed media. Kristin loves color and things that have a love-worn comfortable feeling. Her journals contain a vibrance mixed with a little funk, and sprinkled with sensibility. Visit her website at www.alteredstatesstudio.com.
TO REGISTER VISIT: https://homerlibrary.org/lemont-artists-guild-zoom-event
St. Thomas the Apostle indoor art fair
Nov 13 and 14
Anyone interested in space to exhibit and sell please contact Tania Blanco
No fee but small commission to a charitable mission. All payments go through central cash. table. Details will be supplied later in the summer