03 Feb 2017 10:19 AM | Ellen Koment

This three day workshop in my quiet light filled encaustic studio, with views of the mountains,  is the perfect opportunity to take three days for yourself, to focus on your work, and take it to the next level. 

The workshop will cover all aspects of Encaustic Painting You will learn basic techniques or refresh and refine existing skills. This 3 day workshops provides hands-on experience, a full range of topics, with time for skills to develop. We cover safe practices, grounds and substrates, fusing with torch, or heat gun. Additional techniques include: transparency, glazing, building texture, smooth surfaces, layering, mark making, small pours, collage, stencils, image transfers and more! Discussions include developing the work's content and finding your unique voice with the medium. Also covered: Setting up your encaustic studio, tips for working larger, shipping, and care of encaustic works. Students will leave inspired and prepared to continue on their own with confidence. 

This workshop is open to artists at all levels.  No prior experience with encaustic is needed!

We will discuss the preparation of the panels, taking your drawings or sketches to the panel, and finishing. In addition, a variety of new techniques will be introduced. We will discuss the creative process, and how to do what you really want to do.  We will talk about creating depth in your paintings with multiple glaze layers, how to make a variety of new and exciting marks between layers as well as using marks as drawing. We will cover image transfer and the incorporation of photographic imagery, and introduce the new water based encaustic paints.

For more experienced encaustic painters, this will be an opportunity 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.

You will leave with a printout containing all the information you need as well as a list of suppliers.

All materials except panels are included, including a wide variety of paints and tools. Each student will receive information about where to stay and what to do during their time in Santa Fe!

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