Get fired up!
July 2-8, Lexington, Kentucky in the EncaustiCastle
SummerWax like WinterWax brings you around my table to explore what comes when fully engaging in the practice of connecting to inner muse and trusting it to create a lifestyle that reaches deep and wide and is sustaining. I share what fires me up, in trust that it ignites your spirit for creative exploration and visioning as well~
all workshop instruction with Patricia, Melissa and Brenda
most supplies and materials
accommodations in the EncaustiCastle
welcome dinner at EncaustiCastle
breakfast and lunch on workshop days
all the amazing and unexpected discoveries that come from new experiences
Around the dining table:
Around the studio table:
•fire and wax fusion-using fire in many forms to set the stage for encaustic beauty
•elemental material usage as a means to sophisticated expression and depth resonance
•engaging the inner muse to draw in on these new firey options with individual expression
•perfecting our presentation with post photo tips and tricks for posting as well as print
•luscious inclusion and finishing of photographs with encaustic medium and paint
strategizing success: vision casting for the remaining year before us
group conversation and feedback
determined process evaluation of goal-setting revelations to most effectively carry them into the rest of the year
and of course good food and fabulous companionship~
In this workshop, we will experiment with varied ways of combining the media of encaustic and paper as we simultaneously investigate and explore personal ideas and content. Create unique waxed based sculptural, assemblage and mixed media works that dovetail with your own personal artistic vision. Work through your ideas quickly as we learn to paint and monoprint on oriental papers using pigmented molten encaustic. Specifically, learn how to carefully glue Japanese mulberry paper to lashed wooden armatures and make them as tight as a drum. Encaustic can be used to lightly stain and strengthen the structure or it can completely envelop and encase the paper, creating a unique three dimensional forms. Learn how to fuse onto both convex and concave surfaces as we create structures that range in form from the organic to architectural. Stain, paint, embed, layer, stitch, crumple, fold, form and dip: Complete a series of small studio constructions that will inspire and ignite diverse sculptural ideas.
This is a deeper investigation than just technique….what is it you truly want to express? Through a series of journaling, writing, and encaustic work on/with paper, find your authentic voice and vision so that you can make work that expresses your deepest self. Whether you’ve been an artist for many years or just starting to find your own voice, this is an opportunity to deeply excavate to personally meaningful content. Learn how to develop an expressive body of work that is thematically focused and aesthetically consistent in presentation. Lots of individual attention. You will leave with individualized assignments, new work from which to springboard and a sketchbook that acts as a personal reference for the future. A rich fusing indeed!
For more information and to register: amandajolley.com/classes/encaustic-paper/
We will be having our first group show beginning June 1st at the Maitland Library Art Gallery. Our FloridaWax IEA Chapter Show will be from June 1-30th, celebrating the Art of Encaustic!
Kat Masella generously and enthusiastically shares many techniques and methods of working with encaustic in a safe and healthy manner - making this hot wax medium easily accessible to all. These inspiring sessions will unleash your unlimited creative potential with this most versatile and limitless medium Come play and be seduced by this addicting artist medium. These encaustic classes fill quickly and limited to 14 students. ALL MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT PROVIDED. Workshop tuition only $299. Registration
Kat Masella, is an award winning encaustic mixed media artist. Masella has studied art extensively at Boston SMFA with concentration encaustic both self-taught and via master workshops as well as encaustic intensive teacher training R&F.
Kat has worked in all artistic mediums for nearly two decades but, it is encaustic's sensual possibilities that fuels her passionate flame. Masella has been full time artist since 2011 exhibiting regularly in juried shows of New England and teaching at Northeast Art's Studio Center.
This workshop involves an in depth exploration of block printing on paper and fabric. Drawing inspiration from ethnic textiles and contemporary art, we will look at different sources and examples of how block printing can be used in artwork and other creative pursuits. Motifs, designs and pattern repeats will be emphasized as well as the way pattern, repetition and rhythm can be used in compositions. Students will carve rubber blocks with their own unique images and will be encouraged to develop their own personal vocabulary. Instruction will be given on different types of repeats, such as: mirror repeats, quarter turn repeats, and seamless repeats. Designs can be incorporated into encaustic works, used for home or clothing textiles, decorative papers, in handmade books or journals, or as limited edition prints.
More info & register: amandajolley.com/classes/exploring-personal-symbols-motifs-and-designs/
Instruction in a variety of print media including Monoprints, Intaglio, Relief,
and Encaustic Collagraph and Traditional Collagraph, Mixed Media Print Approaches.
Designed for both beginners with no printmaking experience as well as experienced artists who would like to add new techniques to their own personal toolbox. Each class will provide you with technical information and personal assistance with discovering and creating your own personal imagery. $649 for 5 full days.All Levels/In-Studio. Registration
Jeff Hirst has been exhibiting his work since 1987 and has shown extensively across the United States and Europe. Hirst’s work has been shown at The Minneapolis Institute of Art, the McKinney Contemporary in Dallas, Butters Gallery in Portland, Oregon and Arte Internazionale in Matera, Italy. Hirst is the owner of Hirst Printmaking, a printshop and teaching facility where research and exploration in experimental print ideas meld encaustic and printmaking.
There is an “early bird” discount of $100 if you sign up by June 1, 2016!
All levels welcome! Beginner to experienced artists.
Textures! Colors! Patterns and Shapes! These elements are everywhere, especially in the magnificent country of Mexico. Discover how to combine these rich “ingredients” to create beautiful works of art. Mexico is the land of intriguing old walls, windows, doors, signage and sidewalks. Crumbling, decaying flaking and rusting surfaces abound, combined with vibrant layers of colors and patterns.
Utilizing “photo-strolls”, sketching, mixed media and warm encaustic wax, learn how to interpret these dynamic surfaces that surround you. As an option, you may bring ideas/sketches/photos from home and favorite places that inspire you. We will employ “vision and touch” to create small “tacTILE” sample boards, using at least a dozen (or more!) mixed media techniques. For your final project, you may either assemble your beautiful “tacTILES” onto a larger substrate, or continue to explore the wonderful surfaces that inspire you.
You will learn the following techniques:
Cost of workshop, lodging & food: $1800 (based on double occupancy, there is a fee for single occupancy, based on availability)*. Airfare, airport transfers and dinners NOT included in the fee.
*There is an “early bird” discount of $100 if you sign up by June 1, 2016! This makes the total cost $1700. Please mention this to Sam/Hacienda Mosaico when you sign up. For more detailed workshop information, contact Lisa: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration (Hacienda Mosaico, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico): http://www.haciendamosaico.com/ws_06.html
Lodging and workshop information (Sam Leonard): email@example.com
Repeated use of a shape, color or design element unifies composition, creates pattern, rhythm and movement as well as reinforces content. This workshop focuses on the creation of intricate patterns, expressive personal surfaces and complex, multi-layered pieces utilizing and in combination with encaustic painting techniques. With an emphasis on mixed media and mark-making, participants will focus on finding their voice through these new techniques. Methods and materials covered in this workshop include the use of organic and geometric form, realistic and abstract imagery, patterned collage, stencils, candy molds and branding (creating marks with heated metal and wood burning tools). Considerations such as using pattern and repetition as content itself, to tell a story, support and/or strengthen the content message will also be discussed. Optional individual critiques with Lorraine are offered to all participants.
For more information and to register: amandajolley.com/classes/mixed-media-encaustic/
I am very excited to announce the launch of my first online program, available March 31, 2017. Pre-order Today to get Sale Pricing and a chance to win the featured artwork!
In this self–paced program you will learn:
In addition to the 25+ videos that are included in The Wonderful World of Wax: Encaustics 101, we have also included a great downloadable PDF that outlines all the materials and supplies we use throughout the course – resources that you will want to familiarize yourself with over time.
The downloadable content is yours to keep and you will have access to all online content for a full two years!!
We have also included a reference glossary of terms and some vocabulary that may be new to you as you deepen your artistic and creative practice.
When you register for this program you will also have the opportunity to get involved with our private online community where you can share your work, interact with other encaustic artists, see their work, leave your comments and connect.
Click on this link to find out more and register.
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