Bio Laura Lein-Svencner grew up in Downers Grove and now resides in Darien, Illinois. She’s married with four grown children and a home full of loving creatures. Although she has studied drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and paper making, her love of paper keeps pulling her back to collage work. She’s a member of many local and international collage groups and co-founder of the Midwest Collage Society, which exhibits throughout the area. She has won many awards with published work in a series North Light books, The Artists Magazine and Professional Artist. Her collages are represented at The Woodwalk Gallery Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. Recently she self-published her book Tack Down Tuesday's. Laura teaches her collage techniques, on-line and at Naperville Art League in Naperville, Illinois, and Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, Illinois. During the summer you’ll find her exhibiting her work at art fairs and teaching collage workshops all around the Midwest.