Encaustic Mixed Media Comprehensive Workshop series
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Dates: 3 sessions 1/23, 1/30,2/6
10am to 3 pm each class
Time: 10am to 3 pm each class Upstairs Studio
In this workshop series we dive deep into the exploration of working the encaustic paints, pigment (oil) sticks, collage applications, and other forms of mixed media with encaustic. We will draw inspiration from painting, sculpture, print making and more to start to push boundaries of what is “painting.” Each mini workshop with start with a basic review of the materials, as well as studio safety practices. From there each class will delve into a specific set of skills for that week, progressing on to more advanced skills each week. Students will be given ample instruction and work time in this longer format sessions. Students are not required to take all three sessions, but it in encouraged. Each session will include an informal group critique, as well as one on one time to talk about layout, composition, and color.
Experience with encaustic is not needed for this class, however, prior art marking experience will be helpful. Limit 5 students to give everyone a safe distance to work.
Paint and tools will be provided for use each session for $25 payable at class, you may opt to bring your own paint and supplies also. See supply list for other materials needed.
Session 1 (1/23/21)- Getting a handle on the basics. In this session we will focus on the basics of working with the materials, terminology, fusing techniques, and some quick paintings to get a feel for how the surface is affects with brush choices and fusing techniques. We will also talk about translating your current working style into a new material.
Session 2 (1/30/21)- This session is all about working with collage and image transfers. Learn the nuances of varying paper types to get a secure hold with the wax, as well as the transferring, and maintaining, even the most delicate line work image. We will cover using the pigment sticks to add fine line color work, and to tint areas with transparent colors.
Session 3 (2/6/21) – This session will focus on techniques that requires a more advanced hand in the materials, such as getting that pristine glossy surface, inlayed lines, stencil work. Students will be able to continue working on pieces from a prior week or pushing on to more ambitious work.
Limit 5 students max
Fee: single class $150, 2 classes $270, all three $360 M +supply fee
single class $160, 2 classes $290, all three $390 NM + supply fee