WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS + CLASSES

Encaustic 101: Painting With Wax

4/7–4/8/18  | Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

5/19–5/20/18  | South Shore Art Center, Portland, ME

Encaustic, meaning “to burn in” in Greek, is an art form dating back to the 5th Century BC. Used as a contemporary medium it is a versatile method of painting with a beeswax based paint and a heated palette. This hands-on studio course will introduce participants to safety, supports, encaustic history and contemporary use while providing demonstrations and opportunity to practice and apply 2D techniques which include making encaustic medium, application, fusing, color mixing, etching, texturizing, graphite and Xerox transfers, collaging, embedding and incorporating found objects. 

Metal | Metallic

Summer 2018  |  Maine College of Art, Portland, ME 

If you love old nails or collect small pieces of found metal and rust, this workshop is for you.  Wax + Metal focuses on combining metal, metallic pigment stick, and silver and gold leaf with encaustic medium to create work that shimmers and has depth.  The application of metallic pigment stick will be demonstrated and silver and gold leaf will be demonstrated as ways to finish work, add shine, and enhance metal surfaces.  It is a prerequisite that participants have completed an introductory level class prior to enrolling. 

Layers, Translucency + See Throughs

5/30–5/31/18   |  Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Truro, MA  Waitlist Only

A hands-on studio course, this workshop is designed to take students beyond the basics involved in working with encaustic, offering participants a deeper understanding of how to create paintings that suggest depth and dimension.  An emphasis will be placed on composition and expressing meaning through an exploration of accumulating marks, drawings, and image transfers at varying levels.  Students will have plenty of time to explore and develop their own personal ideas and visual vocabulary on larger or multiple panels.

Encaustic Workshop: Next Level

4/14–4/15/18   |  Maine College of Art, Portland, ME 

10/6–10/8/18  |  Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA

The “Next Level” workshop is designed to take students beyond the basics involved in working with wax and resin.  A hands on studio course, this workshop will offer participants a deeper understanding of contemporary use, while providing them plenty of time to develop and explore their personal ideas and visual vocabulary on larger or multiple panels.  An emphasis will be placed on navigating the challenges of working larger and expressing meaning through an exploration of mark making and techniques to create translucency and depth.  It is a prerequisite that participants have completed an introductory level class prior to enrolling.