work on paper

work on paper
New Mexico Blues, dyptich, 36" x96"

WORKING LARGER, back by request: Five Days: Mon- Fri, AUGUST 6-10, 2018

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 since the Master Class has been so popular, I am going to add an element of professional development as well.
MOSTLY, IT IS ABOUT MAKING THE PAINTINGS YOU WANT TO MAKE.




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

In addition, we will add a page from the "Master Class': For those ready to think about the possibility of exhibiting their work, or who already are, but want to increase their exposure. Or those who simply want to further develop a body of work with that direction in mind.


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 workingat 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, handlingcolor and glazing, as well as special effects, and finishing.A number of new techniques will be presented: use of dry pigment and oil paint on incised line, mixed media approaches,basic color and glaze theory, creating texture and working with photographic and other mixed media.

This masterclass is suitable for artists with some experience, whether in encaustic or other media, ready to think about the possibility of exhibiting their work, or who already are, but want to increase their exposure. Or those who simply want to further develop a body of work with that direction in mind.  Previous encaustic experience is not required.


The workshop will also cover 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 approaches.safety, materials,demos of applying paint, glazing, fusing, How to get that smooth surface! Learn somenew techniques: Introducing mixed media, working with oil bar, pigment, creating linesand texture and image transfer. We will emphasize how these techniques can be developedto create a unique encaustic language for each student. We will talk (and demo) how tocreate glaze layers, as well as 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: $950 includes most materials

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