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A workshop in the Studio, Join me in my beautiful light filled studio in a stone schoolhouse for an unforgettable experience. Learn, work, and enjoy your fellow artists. photo by Virginia Huffman


Four Days: Monday- Thursday, July 15-18, 2019

This workshop will be an opportunity to enhance your work with a variety of new techniques, as well as taking it to a new scale. Individual instruction and criticism will help you move your encaustic painting to a new level. And just for fun, a little taste of cold wax painting as well..


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For people with encaustic experience or significant painting experience in other media, it will be an opportunity to take your work into a new dimension.

The  workshop will combine the expertise of a mature artist both with hands on demos and ample time for students to work, as well as portfolio reviews for individual participants, and advice related to professional development. I will share techniques and work one on one with each student either in creative coaching, a professional development session or a portfolio review. It is open to artists at all levels. 

Many people stay at a certain level with their encaustic painting because they see working at a larger scale, or changing their approach, as intimidating. It does present certain challenges, but when you understand how to overcome them, it can be a richly rewarding experience.

This workshop will allow you to work up to 30" x 30". It will address all aspects of working larger, from the planning and drawing stages, through preparation of the surface; understanding temperature control and how it facilitates working larger, handling color and glazing, as well as special effects, and finishing.

A number of new techniques will be presented: use of dry pigment and encaustic on incised line, and a variety of additional mixed media approaches, basic color and glaze theory, creating texture and working with photographic and other mixed media, and maybe alittle about COLD WAX!

Think about combining a number of smaller panels to create one big one. Think outside of the box!

The workshop will review all the basics, including information about how to make paint, about the commercial paints and their applications, about supports, grounds and techniques: paint application, fusing, glazing, inscribing and mixed media, materials, demos of applying paint, glazing, fusing, How to get that smooth surface! 

Learn some new techniques: Introducing mixed media, working with oil bar, pigment, creating lines and texture. We will emphasize how these techniques can be developed to create a unique encaustic language for each student. We will talk (and demo) how to create glaze layers, and about the evocative use of color. We will demo and try some special techniques like inscribing and using dry pigment..and, you will leave with a printout containing all the information you need as well as a list of suppliers. 

Fee: $850 includes most materials except panels

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