LEMONT ARTISTS GUILD PROGRAMS 2016-17
September 21, 2016-WATERCOLOR
Chicago artist David R. Becker, paints and teaches watercolor around the world. David has two books published by
North Light Books…"Watercolor Composition Made Easy" and "How to Sketch in Watercolor". David has recently
come up with having Holbein paints make three different brushes with his Beckerart name on them. Check out
Beckers website at davidrbecker.com. David will do a demonstration.
October 19, 2016-BUSINESS OF ART
Besides being an artist and running his own gallery, Sergio Gomez offers professional development resources for
artists and does professional speaking helping artists manage their art career. He has a talk on "Closing the Gap" that
he does in the US and Europe. Check out Sergio's website at www.33contemporary.com. Sergio is also on the faculty
at South Suburban College.
November 16, 2016-CARTOONING
Charles Welch spent his career working in advertising and animation. He currently teaches adults, teens and children
at College of DuPage and DuPage art league. He will cover cartoon basics as well as talk about creating storylines
and developing characters. He invites participants to bring material to draw along.
December 2016-LAG Holiday Party
(not at the library)-Date and Details will be announced at a later date!
January 18, 2017-ANNUAL SHOW AND TELL
LAG Members and Guests (open to the public) show & discuss each's own artwork. A popular meeting that will help
you get to know your fellow LAG members better and see their artwork!
February 15, 2017-PYROGRAPHY DEMONSTRATION
Pyrography is essentially woodturning with modern tools, unlike the woodturning of the past. Gail Diedrichson uses
hard woods which have a wonderful scent when burned with different types of tips to create fine lines and details. Gail
enjoyed a career as an art teacher and also has an M.A. in drawing from N.I.U. She currently also illustrates children's
books. Gail will demonstrate and bring samples of her work. Her website is www.gailspyrography.com.
March 15, 2017-ZENTANGLE, BEYOND THE BASICS
Sue Jacobs is a certified Zentangle teacher. You can check out her website at suejacobs.blogspot.com to see her
beautiful work. She will explain and demonstrate her techniques. She encourages all to draw along. She will have kits
on hand for $5 which include five 3 1/2" square tiles of printmaking paper, a Sakura Pigma Micron pen, special pencil
and tortillions to create softness. She will also have extra tiles for 50 cents each. Participant are welcome to bring their
own supplies if they like.
April 19, 2017-COLLAGE
Laura Lein-Svencner is an Abstract Mixed Media Collage Artist. Laura teaches collage with the heat seal iron method
of fusing coated collage papers to many surfaces. She has been nominated for a 2016 Arts Award in the category of
Teaching Arts in Chicago.
She will bring samples of her work, papers she uses and will show how to create surface designs. Laura has taught
many classes in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin and is a member of Midwest Collage Society.
May 17, 2017-PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ARTWORK
Mike Bessler, professional photographer, will show us how to use inexpensive LED lights to photograph artwork. He
encourages participants to bring their cameras and a photo of their own. He will choose a participants photo to show
us how he enhances work in Light Room Adobe Photoshop. He can photograph with the quality needed for giclees.
Mike is the current president of the Plainfield Art League. His website is besphoto.com.
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