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17C425 - Abstract Mixed Media Composition in Collage

October 13-15, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 9am-4pm
Laura Lein-Svencner

17C425 - Abstract Mixed Media Composition in Collage
17C425 - Abstract Mixed Media Composition in Collage17C425 - Abstract Mixed Media Composition in Collage17C425 - Abstract Mixed Media Composition in Collage

The Medium of Collage illustrates not only where it has been but also where it is going; blurring the boundaries of possibilities, exposing rich story-lines of experimentation while aiding in each student’s visual vocabulary. The use of color, texture and imagery will be emphasized through the layering of altered collage papers and acrylics. Students will be encouraged to build their own palette of papers. The connections to composition through design principles will be taught along with the intuitive process visually associated with the fine art of collage. Tack irons will be used to fuse the collage papers to a variety of desired surfaces. Clear image transfer technique will also be taught using the tack iron fusing method. Whether new to collage or more experienced, this workshop is designed to engage all levels of interest in the contemporary medium of collage.

Materials fee includes: Use of tack irons, Use of misc. mixed media supplies and papers, Art folder with illustrated instructions( like a book), Image transfers, Safety release paper, Polymer medium to use during class plus much more. New Tack irons will be available for purchase from instructor at the end of class.

No prior experience needed...everyone will start with the basics and build from there.

Level: Beginner and above

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Tuition $325
Materials Fee $20

Laura Lein-Svencner grew up in Downers Grove and now resides in Darien, Illinois. She’s married with four grown children and a home full of loving creatures. Although she has studied drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and paper making, her love of paper keeps pulling her back to collage work. She is a signature member of National Collage Society and co-founder of the Midwest Collage Society, which exhibits throughout the Midwest Region. Her collages are represented at Cappaert Contemporary Gallery, Egg Harbor WI. Laura teaches her collage techniques locally at Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, Illinois and On-line. Her work is published in North Light books, Incite I, II, and III, AcylicWorks II, The Art of Expressive Collage by Crystal Neubauer, The Artist Magazine, The Professional Artist Magazine, Cloth Paper Scissor Magazine, The Watercolor Magazine and Collage in All Dimensions (book) by Gretchen Bierbaum. When not teaching classes or workshops Laura enjoys her family, her own yard and walks in the woods that replenishes her creative spirit.

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