Laura Lein-Svencner

Holistic Approach to Collage and Mixed Media

May 18-24, 2019 (Five Teaching Days)

Students will experience a daily practice of shared community with a morning talking circle, affirmation that lean into meditative collage sketching. These sketches will inspire rounds of paper surface techniques that build a collage palette that stretch students in new awareness and growth. Everyone will be working with differences, harmony, value and the relationships of elements, students will pull from their feelings and experience of inter-connectedness of body, mind, spirit and emotion. As we get older we grow more self-conscious and begin to judge believing art is not good unless it’s realistic. 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 be on watercolor paper and wood panels. The instruction of the heat seal method of ironing the papers in place will be presented. Let us journey the vastness of our inner creative voices together.

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Laura Lein-Svencner 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 papermaking, her love of paper keeps pulling her back to the art of collage. She’s a member of many local and international collage groups and cofounder of the Midwest Collage Society and a signature member of the National Collage Society.

Laura’s has been working in the medium of collage for 23 years her work has been published in many North Light Books: The Art of Expressive Collage, Incite 1,2,3,4 and AcrylicWorks 2 and 3, 6. As well as a self-published book of her collage works,Tack Down Tuesday Abstract Mixed Media Collage. She exhibits through the Chicago and Western suburbs of IL and represented at Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. Laura teaches her collage techniques at Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, and other area art leagues and centers in Illinois. 

This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Something for All Levels.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $590
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $610
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $630

Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $475
(There are 6 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

For this week, the arrival date is Saturday, not our normal Sunday.

Saturday, 5/18
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in package)

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5/19-5/23
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Wednesday, 5/22
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, 5/24
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Sunday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
    Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)

    Tuesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
    Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
    Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.