Encaustic in Three Dimensions
Wednesday–Friday,10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fee: $455 (includes $30 materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
This workshop will explore one of the many ways dimension can be achieved with wax—by applying encaustic paint to plaster cloth forms. Rigid and absorbent when dry, plaster cloth makes a wonderful ground for dimensional encaustic work. In this three-day workshop, participants will work with this versatile material to create three-dimensional forms and reliefs that can stand alone or be incorporated into encaustic panel paintings. When wet, plaster cloth is easily wrapped, folded, draped or molded onto armatures, wire mesh or any solid surface. Once dry, the forms will readily accept encaustic paint. Participants will have ample opportunity to work and apply various encaustic painting techniques to their created plaster cloth forms. Discussion and demonstrations will include fusing techniques for dimensional work, various ways of joining multiple forms, incorporating imagery and presentation options. Since beginning encaustic techniques will not be addressed in this workshop, prior work with encaustic is advised.
Deborah Winiarski has been teaching encaustic workshops at the Art Students League of New York since 2009. Her encaustic work has been exhibited at venues in New York City and across the United States. In 2012, her work was included in The Wax Book: Altered, Repurposed, Remade at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, MA; WAX: Contemporary Encaustic Works at Pajaro Valley Arts Council in Watsonville, CA; and Painting: Color Dominates 2012, an online exhibition. For more information please visit: www.deborahwiniarski.com.