Laura Lein-Svencner
All Elements of Paper and Collage/Collage, Mixed Media and Book Arts

May 21 - May 27

5 Teaching Days


Returning for the 11th year in 2022

This workshop will start off with creating your own unique collage papers from repurposed sources. We progress into collage stages of awareness. Our first project will be a Collage Meditation Pocketbook. Staying small we will move into Mixed Media Mini’s and then into Small Block Composition, which allows us the capacity to learn about creating a series. The papers that are left over will nicely fall into place with a “One Artist’s Journal.” These little journals can be made for special events or daily use. There are many surfaces we will be exploring, part of this workshop will have you using a heat seal iron to adhere your papers, other parts will have you stitching with waxed book threads. Full of high energy and guaranteed to inspire more ideas of inspiration within the realms of paper and collage.

Four Art Projects in this workshop:

  • Collage Meditation Pocketbook
  • Mixed Media Mini’s
  • Small Block Composition
  • One Artist’s Journal



Laura Lein-Svencner resides in Darien, Illinois. She is 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 is 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 27 years her work has been published in many North Light Books, Incite 1,2,3,4 Acrylic Works 2 and 3, 6, The Art of Expressive Collage. And a self-published book of her collage works-Tack Down Tuesday Abstract Mixed Media Collage, Basic Design in Collage and Viewing New Composition.
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.

Affiliations: NCS, MCS, LALG, NAL

Learn More about Laura Lein-Svencner


If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $680
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $695
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $720
If 6-7 students attend class (all teaching days): $755

This fee includes use of tack irons, tissue paper, waxed book thread, assortment of papers, inks, hand-out packet and anything else Laura can fit in her van to make this experience as best as it can be.

Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $550
(There are 6 nights’ accommodations included in the “Room & One Dinner Fee” listed above.)



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 Room and Meal Package. $25 additional for day students.)

Sunday. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – May 22-26
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, May 25
9:00 a.m. – Noon Class in Session
NOON Champagne Toast & Dessert (included in package
Lunch On Own
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Friday, May 27
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)
Sunday 7:00 p.m. S’more Roast (no charge)

Monday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Tuesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
Tuesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

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 $40 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.