More About Encaustic: Going Larger July 11-15

07 Apr 2016 11:37 AM | Ellen Koment

Five Days: JULY 11-15, 2016

Take a whole week to expand your painting horizons. This will be an opportunity to work at a larger scale,and to enhance your work with a variety of new techniques. Individual instruction and criticism will help you move your encaustic painting to a new level.

For people with encaustic experience it will be an opportunity to take your into a new dimension. Many people stay at a certain level with their encaustic painting because they see working at a larger scale, or changing their approach, as intimidating. It does present certain challenges,but when you understand how to overcome them, it can be a richly rewarding experience.

This workshop will allow you to work up to 24" x 24". It will address all aspects of working larger, from the planning and drawing stages, through preparation of the surface; understanding temperature control and how it facilitates working larger, handling color and glazing, as well as special effects, and finishing. A number of new techniques will be presented: use of dry pigment and oil paint on incised line, mixed media approaches, basic color and glaze theory, creating texture and working with photo and other media.

ELLEN KOMENT is the winner of the IEA LaVendeene award for excellence in Encaustic Education. She holds a BFA from the Cooper Union Art School in NYC, and an MA in painting from UC Berkeley. She has been teaching encaustic, painting and drawing for twenty years.           

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