Sessions Run: Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 4PM, July 8th and 9th, 2023
Description: You know what's great about Encaustics? Its' versatility!! This art medium can be the jumping off point for endless possibilities. Join along with us as we learn the ancient technique of encaustic. We will be using pigmented beeswax medium and leave the class with a number of completed art pieces. Even the very basic techniques create beautiful works.
In class we will cover:
Basic knowledge of encaustic, history & safety as well as;
1 intro project to learn basic techniques
1 project to learn image transfer
1 project to learn collage/texturing/excavating back and filling in with color
1 project to do a shellac burn on
1 project learning how to use encaustic for mono printing
Workshop will be lead by Ashley Ellis, professional artist and Instructor. This workshop has something for every artist, from beginner to advanced seeking to explore the ancient art of Encaustics.
The workshop will run with minimum of 4 students / maximum of 16 students.
Each day we will meet at 10 am, take a small break for lunch (at students own expense) and then end each day at 4 pm. Cost: $295/person + $40 Materials Fee
***Class must be paid for in advance to hold your spot.
What to bring: Please dress comfortably for our workshop. I advise not wearing your best clothing as it has a strong possibility of getting dirty. Please consider bringing any snacks you may need and a water bottle for the day. You will has access to a refrigerator if you are bringing a bagged lunch to help keep it cool.
Please feel free to bring any mixed media elements, or sketches and ideas you may want to work into your pieces. This is not required but participants in the past find it very rewarding when they can epersonalize their experience with their own artistic "flavor". Great examples of what we can incorporate is organic materials, specialty paper, some foils etc. I will have a small assortment of these things as well available for you to use.
Please add the $40 Materials Fee at checkout this helps cover the consumable supplies as well as your encaustic substrates that you will be using for each of your pieces (approximately 5 substrates) and more.
What to expect:
Day One Workshop will include the overview of encaustics, the history and general safety when working with encaustics. We will try to cover all the techniques in day one of the workshop, but any techniques we don't cover on day one we will be sure to cover on day two. The second day of the workshop is built to allow you time and space to work with all the new knowledge you have gained during day one. I will encourage you to flex your creative muscles and make myself available on day two to help creatively problem solve on each of your pieces.
Need more info: Contact Ashley at info@AshleyGordonART.com if you have any questions.
*** Travel, food & lodging at the expense of each student. Please reach out for any recommendations,
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