DRAWING AND PAINTING SHORT SESSION
September 25 – 30, 2022
(Four studio days)
Encaustic Painting: Layers of Meaning
This workshop will cover the foundational practices of encaustic painting along with exploratory techniques in a hands-on process of discovery and experimentation. We’ll start with the basics: making encaustic medium and encaustic paint, fusing, substrates, materials, equipment, and safety. Then we’ll incorporate techniques of transparency and opacity, surface manipulation/texture, building and removing layers, collage, branding, incising, glazing, and dry brushing. I will demonstrate my particular techniques of working with a template as a reference point for drawing, layering with transparent wax, and adding color with oil glaze and collage. Students will experiment toward their own creative ends. All levels.
Studio artist; teaching: University of the Arts (Philadelphia), Truro Center for the Arts (MA), R&F Paints (NY), Penland; collections: Metropolitan Museum (NYC), Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster Museum of Art (PA); publications: Encaustic Art in the Twenty-First Century (Schiffer Publishing), The Art of Encaustic Painting: Contemporary Expression in the Ancient Medium of Pigmented Wax by Joanna Mattera, Authentic Voices: Contemporary Paper and Encaustic by Catherine Nash.