Lemont Artists Guild




Meetings/Programs (scroll below for printable version)

Hope you can join us at a meeting!

Regular Meetings/Programs take place on the third Wed. of the month (unless noted otherwise*) at:

Homer Township Public Library 

14320 W. 151st St.

Homer Glen, IL 60491


All programs take place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (Sept-May), unless denoted with a *


January 15, 2020


All attendees at this meeting will have an opportunity to bring their artwork and discuss it with the group. This is a great opportunity to get some constructive suggestions or just show and talk about what you are currently working on or about your plans for the future. This is always an insightful and popular meeting to attend that will help you get to know your fellow LAG Members and Guests! 

February 19, 2020


Deana "Dee" Everson will demonstrate and discuss glass cutting techniques and tools, glues and mortar, grouting, substrates, mosaic applications and how she does her 3D glass mosaic artwork. Dee’s mosaics evolve out of her love and passion to experiment with a variety of textures, colors and sizes. She currently resides in Orland Park, IL and holds a degree in Graphic Design from the American Academy of Art (Chicago) and studied at the Chicago School of Mosaics. The beauty of the glass along with its different textures, transparent qualities and intense colors that are released when light pours through the glass excites Dee as she sees her mosaics come alive with beauty. Dee is also an art instructor for children and adults and explores all kinds of mediums, but is most enamored by colored glass.

Visit her website at www.artclassesbydee.com

March 25, 2020* (4th Wednesday)


Joseph Barabe will discuss the compelling and intriguing topic of identifying art fraud and forgery with the use of the microscope. He gained his experience in this topic as a Senior Research Microscopist and Director of Scientific Imaging for 24 years at McCrone Associates, Inc. (Westmont, IL). While working there, he mentored under the tutelage of Dr. Walter C. McCrone where he learned the special skills necessary to examine and analyze the materials constituting historical and contemporary works of art, historical objects, and documents. His analytical duties included the analysis of art objects such as paintings and prints, ancient documents and historical and archeological artifacts using a variety of analytical tools including polarized light microscopy, SEM with x-ray spectrometry, infrared and Raman spectroscopy, and other analytical methods as appropriate. He has performed forensic document examinations including forged and altered documents; paper, ink and toner comparisons, writing sequence determinations, and printing process identification. His scientific imaging specialties include photomacrography, photomicrography and invisible radiation photography. His famous projects include: analysis of the ink on the Gospel of Judas, the Archaic Mark forgery, the Voynich Manuscript analysis and the Zapruder film imaging project. Prior to joining McCrone, Joe was senior scientific photographer at the University of Chicago. He currently continues his work in this interesting field of art fraud as a Director and Senior Research Microscopist at Barabe & Associates LLC. 

Visit his profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-barabe-17130415

April 15, 2020


Ellen Rottsolk (back by popular demand!) will spend the evening exploring the relationships DaVinci and other artists used to draw the human figure. Please bring paper that is 81/2”x 11”or larger, pencils and an eraser to be able to follow Ellen as she demonstrates figure drawing techniques. Ellen received both a Bachelor of Science in Art Education and a Master of Arts from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She has taught art at the high school and junior college levels and also has taught numerous classes for DuPage Art League including beginning & advanced drawing, perspective, portraits and pastel painting. She is a winner of numerous awards and has exhibited in shows throughout the area.

May 20, 2020


April Schabeswill demonstrate how Art Journaling gives importance to the wonderful little moments in life that would pass us by if we did not take the time to mark them down. She will show us that just by jotting a few words, sketches, collage or doodles on the pages of your journal, you will give importance to these little moments in life. Our lives have become so busy that days and weeks go by and we don’t even know what happened along the way. Art journaling is a fun and creative way to record and cherish these moments. In looking back, these moments may actually be big moments that sparked creativity and peace in our own being. Such a simple thing, an art journal, to guide and record our creative journey! April resides in Orland Park, IL and currently teaches Creative Art Journaling at The Center in Palos Park, IL.

Image taken from past watercolor demonstration.

Image taken from past watercolor demonstration.

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2019-2020 LAG Upcoming Events-Programs (pdf)