Laura Lein-Svencner     May 15-20, 2011 (Four Teaching Days)
Collage in Concept and Composition

Laura Lein-Svencner Artwork Collage, in its finest, will blur the boundaries of possibilities, exposing rich storylines of experimentation and aiding in each student’s visual vocabulary. The use of color, texture and imagery will be emphasized through the layering of altered collage papers and acrylics. Students will be encouraged to build their own palette of collage papers there by making each collage so very unique. The connections to composition through design principles will be taught along with the intuitive process visually associated with the fine art of collage. The clear image transfer and the tack iron will be used to fuse the collage papers to a variety of desired surfaces. Whether new or experienced, this workshop will engage all levels.

Laura Lein-Svencner has been working in the medium for collage for the past 12 years. Though her background is in ceramics, printmaking and drawing; she has settled nicely into collage which fulfills all her tactile needs. Her works have been published in the Oct 2010 American Art Collectors, Dec/Jan 2010 issues of Art Calendar, Feb 2009 of Watercolor Artists Magazine, and the National Geographic Educational Publication in 2008.  Lein-Svencner has curated many shows and exhibits; 2007 Human Artefaks and most recently with her students in the Paper Bundles Collaborative.  She is a member of the National Collage Society, award winner for the 22nd Annual Juried National Collage Society exhibit. Laura is a member and co-founder of the Midwest Collage Society, where she has won numerous awards, including Best of Show and First Place ribbons.  She has been teaching collage classes and workshops consecutively for the past 10 years and exhibits in Fine Art Fairs during the summer months and winning many placement ribbons for her work.

Studio: Something for all levels.


Laura offers a partial tuition scholarship.
Workshop Fee: $425 + tax
Additional Material Fee: $30 + tax
Room & One Dinner Fee: $309 + tax
Class Fees Explained
Workshop Itinerary


Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, 5/15
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception
6:00 Dinner

Monday – Thursday, 5/16-5/19
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Thursday, 5/19
4:00 Farewell Champagne Toast
Friday night’s accommodations are part of the room package for this workshop

Friday, 5/20
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

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 $50 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.


Sunset at Dillman's