Legacy Collection Program Approved
October 2018 Sketches
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Upcoming LCAL Meetings
Monday, Oct. 15 State Bank of the Lakes, Grayslake
7pm - 9pm
Monday Nov 19 Fall Membership Show Critique
Jack Benny Center, 7:00 - 9:30pm
October Presentation: Batik Demo
The October meeting demo will be on the artistic use of batik, the Indonesian technique of wax-resist dyeing of cloth. It will be given by member Michael Mc Conville, who entered a large stretched batik panel titled “Nestled” in the Spring Membership show.
Batik is made by drawing resist dots and lines with a tool and/or by printing the resist with a stamp. The applied wax resists dyes and allows selectively soaking of the cloth in one color, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating for multiple colors.
Michael graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Arts. His studies included painting, drawing, lithography and graphic design. After College he sought employment in his hometown of Rockford Illinois. After a few years he went on to employment in a Chicago suburban advertising agency.
As his skills as a practical artist grew, so did his abilities as a fine artist. Attending workshops and classes he advanced in painting, colored pencils and pastels. About five years age he rediscovered Batik. At first he was mesmerized by effects of colored wax combined with dye. Now he enjoys that challenge of the media, the foresight required, the understanding of color theory, color blending and of course the “Happy Accident.”
The purpose of this League is to create more interest in art in Lake County, Illinois and to develop a higher appreciation of visual art. It shall do this through art exhibitions, festivals, demonstrations of art techniques, lectures, critiques and sharing of ideas, inspiration and encouragement between members.