Encaustic

Summer Arts Institute
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2012 Encaustic Classes
Encaustic and the Sculptural Artist’s Book
Instructor BioCatherine Nash
Artists who integrate books with encaustic have found that wax imbues their work with translucency – layering – obscuring – strengthening – luminosity, and adding a potential of content as skin, fog, time, mystery and more. In this workshop, we will experiment with the integration of varied bindings, sculptural book forms, and the potential of altered books with both clear wax and molten pigmented waxes. Participants will learn varied ways to incorporate text, mixed media layering, image transfer and the use of stencils for repeated imagery. Encaustic based monoprinting, collage, assemblage and molten painting are all fair game for the expression of content within dynamic book forms.

This workshop will begin at WSW with an investigation of varied papers and their capabilities, the designing and preparation of two or three book projects and an inspirational PowerPoint of international book artists who incorporate encaustic into their works. On Wednesday afternoon we’ll take our work to R&F Handmade Paints to finish the week off with a thorough hands-on exploration of pertinent encaustic techniques and to develop and resolve our integrated artists’ books.

July 16-20
Tuition $775 ($725 member) Lab Fee $35

Class Limit 7

This class is full, but cancellations do occur. If you are interested in taking this workshop please email us and we will put you on our waiting list.

Join WSW for a members discount on your workshop and many other great benefits!


This Too Shall Pass, Catherine Nash

Catherine is traveling around the country interviewing artists working with handmade paper and encaustic and has an excellent working relationship with our friends at R&F. This class is another logical point of intersection and collaboration.

Monoprint and Encaustic
Instructor BioPatty Tyrol Instructor Bio Cynthia Winika
Join WSW in collaboration with R&F Handmade Paints as we work with two of the most fluid two-dimensional art media. The first two and a half days of this class participants will work with Patty in the WSW intaglio studio. Emphasizing a quick and free pace of working, she will cover a wide range of both additive and reductive monoprint methods such as painting with ink and R&F oil sticks, use of paper stencils, Xerox transfer, cliché verre, chine colle and embossing. We will play and experiment.

After lunch on Wednesday we will gather up our monoprints, say goodbye to WSW, and head over to R&F Handmade Paints to work with Cynthia. Using the printed work as “elements” that we will combine using encaustic, via layering and composing new images to create the completed encaustic images at R&F Handmade Paints on the last two and a half days.

July 23-27
Tuition $775 ($725 member) Lab Fee $30

Class Limit 7

Please call or email us for information regarding this class.

Join WSW for a members discount on your workshop and many other great benefits!


cynthia winika encaustic workshop

monoprint and encaustic
Top: Encaustic by Cynthia Winika, Bottom: Monoprint byPatty Tyrol

Consistently, this collaborative workshop with R&FHandmade Paints is among the most popular. No wonder why – students enjoy quality studio time with abundant technical information readily available to guide exploration in these expressive media.”

Handmade Paper and Encaustic
Instructor BioTatana Kellner Instructor BioKelly McGrath
Join WSW in collaboration with R&F Handmade Paints as we create handmade paper and encaustic works. The first two and a half days of this class will be held at WSW in the papermaking studio, where students will work with cotton, abaca, and flax fibers. Once the basics are mastered, we’ll investigate the potential of hand papermaking. We will create papers using a variety of hand papermaking techniques: layering, imbedding, translucency and opacity, stenciling, pulp painting, and embossing.

After lunch on Wednesday we will travel to R&F Handmade paints where we will use these handmade paper elements as starting points. This session will begin with an introduction to basic encaustic techniques. Then students will create deeply layered collages by working directly on the handmade papers or mounting the handmade sheets on panels. We will be saturating, bending, burnishing, dipping, staining, transferring, drawing, and carving into this natural wonder.

August 20-24
Tuition $775 ($725 member) Lab Fee $40

Class Limit 7

This class is full, but cancellations do occur. If you are interested in taking this workshop please email us and we will put you on our waiting list.

Join WSW for a members discount on your workshop and many other great benefits!


papermaking and encaustic workshop Top: Encaustic tests by Kelly McGrath, Above: Illegal Acts, by Tatana Kellner, trace monoprint, letterpress and collage on paper.

“Handmade paper and encaustic wax are one of those matches made in heaven. The wax enhances the luminosity of the paper and the paper adds a dimension of elegance to the encaustic.”

FROM THE BOOKSTORE

  • Ce’

    Inspired by a Chinese legend that the gift of giving comes from studying the objects of nature, the images of Ce’ were created from collected found organic material and arranged into “sentences” to read as visual language.

    Irene Chan, 1998. Buy it now.