Illinois State Museum


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM CDT
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Illinois State Museum 
502 South Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62706

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Elizabeth Bazan 
Illinois State Museum 

SNIP! A Collage Workshop for Adults 

Fee: $15 Museum Society Members, $25 Non-members 

Join artist and Associate Curator of Art Doug Stapleton for an evening of art making and general creative mayhem. Using the art works from the STILLNESS & the Gertrude Abercrombie exhibitions as inspiration, participants will create their own still life, landscape, interior, or portrait using found images cut and pasted from various sources. No drawing or painting experience needed! You will leave with a finished piece ready to tape to your refrigerator or hang on your wall! 

Stapleton will guide the process of making your collage with humorous anecdotes and small pearls of artistic wisdom. Beverages, including adult beverages will be served. Limited to 20 participants. Advance registration required by April 16. Register by clicking the button below.

Optional items to bring:   

  • images of interiors 
  • catalogs of any kinds—furniture, housewares, flowers, seed, clothing 
  • copies of family photographs and letters 
  • labels and tags from merchandise or boxes 

Doug Stapleton is the Associate Curator of Art with the Illinois State Museum, an educator and an artist. He has exhibited throughout Chicago, across the country, and in Paris France. He is represented by Bert Green Fine Art in Chicago. Visit his website:

Register Online Now!To print a paper registration form click here. If you choose to send registration by mail, please contact Elizabeth Bazan at or (217) 558-6696 so that she can hold your spot while waiting for delivery.