Believing Art, Process and Series - Collage

October 22-25, 2020

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday, 9am-4pm

Instructor: Laura Lein-Svencner

Registration Deadline: Oct 12

Description

Students will explore surface techniques building their own collage palette that will stretch new awareness and growth. Everyone will be working with harmony, values, differences, and the relationships of design elements, each pulling from their own feelings, experiences of inter-connectedness to mind, body, spirit. Emphasis will be on working in a series. As we get older, we grow self-conscious and judgmental, believing that art is not good unless it’s realistically recognizable. Collage, design, and mixed media offer up a playful experimental atmosphere that is safe for all to find a deeper meaning to the art-making process. Students’ collage works will emerge and evolve on watercolor paper and wood panel, fused with heat and tack-iron method.

Material fee covers glue, gesso, misc. papers, misc. substrates, tape, instructional handout plus much more will be provided for each student.

Level Beginner and above

Class Size 12

Instructor Laura Lein-Svencner

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  • Tuition $480
  • Materials Fee $20

Instructor

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Laura Lein-Svencner

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.…Read More

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, IL and online. Her work is published in North Light books Incite I, II, III, and AcrylicWorks 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 by Gretchen Bierbaum. When not teaching classes or workshops Laura enjoys her family, her own yard and walks in the woods that replenish her creative spirit.

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Believing Art, Process and Series – Collage

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

Class Confirmation
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Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details.

Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.

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