Encaustic Painting and Printmaking Workshops
September 19–23, Monday–Friday
AM 9:00 am–12:30 pm: Introduction to Encaustic Painting
PM 1:00 – 4:30 pm: Encaustic Monotype Printmaking
One session: $420 (includes $20 materials fee)
Both sessions: $790 (includes $40 materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students per session
The ancient art form of encaustic has evolved into one of the most versatile mediums available to contemporary artists and offers many exciting, creative possibilities! In these hands-on workshops, students will explore the luminous beauty and versatility of encaustic art—the painting and fusing of pigmented beeswax.
Mornings will focus on encaustic painting basics, as well as how to easily and inexpensively incorporate encaustic into a regular studio practice. Equipment and tools, encaustic paint recipes, painting supports and more will be discussed. Students will learn how to create image, texture and line using a variety of techniques and how to embed collage elements, found objects and image transfers within translucent layers of wax.
Afternoons will focus on encaustic monotype printmaking. Students will create unique prints by ‘pulling’ their painted image directly from the heated palette – no printing press required! Encaustic monotype lends itself to natural and spontaneous mark making, allowing for extensive creative exploration. Additional printmaking techniques including stenciling, stamping and blocking will be explored the ‘encaustic’ way.
Ample time for hands-on work will be provided.
No prior experience in encaustic painting or printmaking is necessary for either workshop. Prior workshop registrants are welcome.
For more information about the instructor, please visit: www.deborahwiniarski.com