MINOOKA – On Nov. 4, the ladies of the Minooka Women’s Club viewed a demonstration on watercolors.
The artist and speaker for the demonstration was Marjorie Schlekeway, who has her roots in South Dakota where she started drawing as a young girl. After retiring from a career teaching the deaf and then as a speech pathologist, she began painting and found her real passion.
“When she spoke to us and showed her beautiful watercolors, we could feel her passion and love for what she does. This shows in her work,” the group said in a news release.
Even while teaching and getting a master’s degree to further her education, she still found time for art classes at Augustana College, the Art Institute of Chicago and several workshops.
The group learned where some of her inspirations have come from and the technique of painting with watercolors. Schlekeway teaches classes with the Morris WaterColor Guild.
Schlekeway also sells her paintings in galleries, art shows and out of her home.
During the business portion of the meeting, members talked about the upcoming Santa’s Workshop from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7 at Minooka Elementary School which allows area children to do holiday shopping, have treats and get a picture with Santa.
The group also discussed the trip to the Morris Healthcare and Rehab Center, where the organization brings bingo for the residents.
All women of the Minooka, Channahon and Shorewood area are invited to attend the group’s meetings, which are held the first Tuesday of the month in St. Mary’s Church Hall in Minooka.
This article was submitted by Minooka Women’s Club member Kathy Sabuco.