Lemont Center for the Arts

To enrich the cultural landscape of Lemont by fostering the production and appreciation of the arts.

Fiber Arts, Paper Art, and Mixed Media

This summer at LCA, students can explore a variety of arts involving fiber, papers, collage, and mixed media. We offer the following classes:

Friendship Bracelet                                         Age Level: 6-13             

Using a braiding disc and 7 strands of cotton yarns, participants will make a lovely braided friendship bracelet. This is simple and fun to do and students will wear their finished bracelets home! Participants can also create a Candy Stripe knotted bracelet. The stylish candy stripe pattern is easy to do once the simple knotting technique is mastered.

Date: June 7                                                        Time: 6-8 p.m.

Instructor: Betty Burian Kirk

Fee: $20 (plus $4/ supplies payable to instructor at class)

Friendship Bracelet – (c) Betty Burian Kirk


Journal Making (Japanese Bookbinding)       Age level: 16+

Learn the history of how Japanese Bookbinding developed and the various styles they used. Participants will make two traditional book bindings as well as the modern method of embossing the covers to create their journals.

Date: June 28                                                       Time: 6-8 p.m.

Instructor: Betty Burian Kirk

Fee: $20 (plus $6/supplies payable to instructor at class)

Book Binding – (c) Betty Burian Kirk


Collaged Bookmarks                                           Age level: 12+

Create mini collages in bookmark size. Assemble decorative papers, stamps, dried flowers or leaves then laminate and embellish with tassels and beads. Great to keep for yourself or for gift-giving. Each student will make 6-8 bookmarks.


Date: July 15                                               Time: 10 a.m. -noon

Instructor: Dianne Martia

Fee: $20 (plus $5/supplies payable to instructor at class)

Bookmarks – (c) Dianne Martia


Mixed Media Collage Experience                    Age level: 16+

Get creative and learn techniques for making altered papers and image transfers. Incorporate these with paint and acrylic medium to create unique collage works of art. Explore combining methods and media such as oil pastel, colored pencils, stamps and stencils into your pieces. Learn techniques for achieving surface texture and line in your work. Composition will be covered and experimentation encouraged. A supply list will be provided prior to class.


Dates: August 4 and 5                        Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Instructor: Dianne Martia                   (half hour lunch break)

Fee: $130 (plus $8 for additional supplies payable to instructor at class) Please sign up 2 weeks in advance.

Mixed Media Collage – (c) Dianne Martia



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This entry was posted on May 14, 2012 by in Classes and tagged , , , , .

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.