Photo + Encaustic: Into the Blues
3 -Day Workshop by Sarah Rehmer
$455 members/$485 non-members
This workshop is designed for both painters and photographers interested in gaining new skills and pushing the boundaries of their studio practice through the combination of encaustic, collage, and photography.
Demonstrations introduce you to the basics of encaustic painting and digital printing, while we will explore ways to further alter our photographic images through a series of markings and underpainting combined with monochromatic imagery that borrowers from the look and feel of traditional cyanotypes. We will focus on incorporating embedded photo prints on thin papers such as tissue and Japanese papers, creating ethereal and richly detailed works.
We will start off with Sarah’s steps for creating and isolating images in photoshop to get the look and feel of cyanotypes, and then move on to building up underpaintings.
- Roll of paper towels. These should be Viva brand or shop towels from the hardware store. Hot wax soaks through others too quickly.
- Roll of 1” 3M blue painter’s tape. Do not buy the Duck brand, it does not have enough tack.
- Jump drive with your images for printing onsite. Bring a variety of subject matters to pock from Photos should be sized at 11x14”, 300ppi resolution. We will adjust for final print size during the workshop.
- 3-4 birch panels to work on. I suggest ordering these from cheapjoes.com or dickblick.com, (specifically the Joe’s Prime Cradled Painting Panels (standard or extra-deep) or Blick has various brands) in various sizes. The maximum size should be 11x14 / 12x12- cradled panels on these please. Consider getting some rectangular and some square boards so you can explore various layouts.
- 1- or 2-Ampersand Encausticboards- same max size note as above
- Sketchbook and pencil for sketching and note taking
- Apron or smock
- Roll of baking parchment paper
- Optional: a laptop with image editing software to work on converting your files to blues!
You can purchase your materials at your local art supply store or any of the following:
Dick Blick | www.dickblick.com
Jerry’s Art-a-rama | www.jerrysartarama.com
Cheap Joes | www.cheapjoes.com