Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May 2017 Newsletter

May 23, 2017
Hello one and all!  What a weird month, but life goes on.  We're from Chicago, and nothing weather wise surprises us.  I apologize for no newsletter last month.  Missed the meeting, but made this one.  It was on the quiet side, so not much to report.  Here goes:

Color and Design Workshop: open to the public!

I'm letting you know about an upcoming class that is being hosted by the Fiber Art Divas at the Naperville Fine Art Center and Gallery.

All the info is listed below, including a description of the class.  Now, the first thing I want you to consider when you read the heading, is the following:

Design and color are the two things that can make or break the end results of your work.   This class will give you the basics we all need to build on to produce visually quality work.

I haven't had design and color classes since 1974.  I have already signed up because a refresher course is what I need.  And I'm hoping many of you will consider joining me there!

If you look at Heidi Parkes work on her website, you will see that she is off in a direction that many of us are not. Don't let that scare you off.  She is not teaching us her designs and techniques.  She is teaching us design and color.  She was previously a high school art teacher, so will be super qualified to walk us through this.

So be there or be square! Broaden your horizons, increase your skill levels, and sign up for Heidi Parkes class.

Elements of art, design, and post-modern principles
Instructor: Heidi Parkes
Fri., June 16        9:30am – 3:30pm
Register through Naperville Art League  630.355.2530
$60                         Adult
Min 15/Max 20
Learn how to use elements of art (line, shape, form, value, space, texture, color)) plus design concepts (balance, contrast, emphasis, pattern, movement, rhythm, unity), and post-modern principles (recontextualization, juxtaposition, identity, text, gaze, hybridity, appropriation and more) in your art. Lecture, hands-on exercises, discussion, visual aids, and handouts will give participants confidence to try new approaches to their art. Heidi Parkes is an award-winning contemporary fiber artist and a fine art instructor. Principles taught in her workshop are applicable to all. Supply list at www.napervilleartleague.com. Bring own lunch or order out.
Supply list – Elements of art, design, and post-modern principles
Colored pencils, crayons, or markers in a variety of colors
Colored paper
A magazine to cut
Straightedge ruler
Glue stick
Unlined paper, min. 30 sheets

Possible Gallery Show in our Future!!!

Yvette brought it to our attention that we have been contacted by the Norris cultural Art Center in St. Charles, Illinois in regards to showing our work at their gallery!  Yay!  We are talking about doing this in 2018.  We'll keep you posted as more info comes in.


Don't forget to get cracking on your challenge!  Info on that is in previous newsletters.  This should produce some very interesting pieces.  Can't wait to see the end results!

The End:

That's all the news that's fit to print, folks.  Our next meeting will be on Monday, June 26th, at 7 pm at the Naperville Art League. Three dollars would be appreciated per person to keep a roof over our heads!  Please and thank you.  Until then, enjoy your spring.