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  • 05 Sep 2017 11:19 AM | Kat Masella

    Event Dates: 9/5/2017 - 9/8/2017
    Location: Northeast Art Workshop Studio
    Address:
    19 KETTLE COVE - BUILDING C7
    Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

    Encaustic Mixed Media:  Line and Grid

    All Levels/In-Studio

    $650  for 4 full days (Includes supply fee)


    Taught from an alternative, experimental approach with daily demos, critiques and discussions of ideas and progress.   

    Lines lead the eye and communicate information through variation in width, direction, density, length and character. They are as integral to any composition as the composition itself. Despite the incredible versatility of the encaustic medium, there is a limit to the techniques available in which to incorporate line. This workshop explores line and linear language far beyond the usual methods and materials to include the use of tjanting tools, masks, drawing with horse and human hair, branding with heated metal and wood burning tools, as well as creating your own grids, laces and lace like forms using free motion sewing machine embroidery on water soluble stabilizer. Also, a bonus demo of  working with candle/incense to make marks.

     The workshop begins with a comprehensive exercise involving composition generation, which will result in several compositions from which to explore these new techniques. Considerations of the use of the grid as a conceptual as well as compositional tool will also be discussed.   FOR FULL DETAILS AND REGISTRATION:  https://northeastartworkshops.com/event/65181/lorraine-glessner

     

    Artist Bio ~ Lorraine Glessner, MFA Temple University, is a highly accomplished encaustic artist in high demand for her works and her teachings.  Her works have garnered many top juror awards in impressive shows in addition to Nominee, NICHE Educator of the Year award.


  • 28 Aug 2017 10:00 AM | Nancy Crawford
    Monday, August 28th to 
    Friday, September 1st, 2017 
    10:00am—5:00pm
    Order and Chaos, Fire and Ice
    An Adventure in Calligraphy and Encaustic 
    with Massimo Polello and Nancy Crawford
    (5 day program)
    Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada
    The Langley Fine Arts School
    9096 Trattle St, Fort Langley
    Intro to Encaustics

    Join master calligrapher Massimo Polello and artist Nancy Crawford for an exciting week of calligraphy and encaustic painting, exploring the dualities of Order and Chaos, Fire and Ice.

    According to classical science, the definition of Chaos was an “absence of order”. Today Chaos is considered a form of complexity. If we look back to Greek mythology, the Cosmos or Universe was a beautiful, well-ordered whole that arose out of Chaos. Order and Disorder, Cosmos and Chaos are in fact etymologically related. Is it not natural then for us as artists to want to participate in this dance, this exploration of Order and Chaos?

    The Lettera Capitalis Monumentalis are perfect examples of precision and equilibrium; ORDER in the classic and purest sense of the word. Peace and security are conveyed as in the upright columns of a Roman temple. The aim of the first part of the course is to present the Roman letters in their purest forms, their construction, ductus, proportions and spacing, written initially with an ordinary pencil and then with a flat brush, horizontally and then vertically as the first letters were. Even at this early stage of the workshop we might discover that the Lettera Romana is perhaps not as “in order” as it seems, and that its basic shape always depends on fortune, timing and the moment of writing.
    The second part of our calligraphic focus will be on exploring different ways of executing a freer form of writing, freer in the sense of inviting the unexpected, random and fantastic. In essence, a form of writing that is driven by instinct and comes from the “gut” – the place that many oriental traditions believe houses true knowledge. The aim is to encourage every student to develop his/her own technique.

    Finally, we will combine lettere capitalis and free writing, Order and Chaos, through a process of layering our calligraphy with encaustic medium, a luscious surface of beeswax and damar resin. This ancient technique that originated with the Greeks will provide an exciting process for us to continue our exploration of our dynamic dualities adding additional colour, depth, texture and finishes.

    5-Day Program Investment
    $825.00 + GST = $866.25 prices are in CDN dollars; an excellent opportunity for participants coming from the US and abroad.

    REGISTRATION

    Your tuition covers most supplies including papers, wooden panels, adhesives, encaustic medium, oil paint, metal leaf, enamel paints, assorted graphite media, pan pastels, India ink, and more. In addition, your fee includes the use of all studio equipment including grills, heat guns, torches, several brushes, tools and drawing boards. The studio space itself is a large, open space with great ventilation and double doors leading to an outdoor courtyard. Your fee also includes 5 catered lunches.

    Upon registration for this program, you will be sent a small supply list of calligraphy materials to bring along (pens, brushes, some inks and gouache) in addition to a questionnaire to fill out that will help you identify a concept or idea to work with and develop over the course of the workshop. At that time we will also check for any dietary constraints or preferences.

    Accommodations: There are several options for staying close to the studio venue. Please email us to receive an accommodations list.

    Massimo Polello and Nancy Crawford



  • 10 Jul 2017 10:00 AM | Ellen Koment

    This workshop is about coming closer to what you as an artist want to say: Not my voice, but yours. I will help you find the tools and techniques you need to express yourself, and to create a series of paintings that reflect your creative self.  How do you come to that point of recognition? Coming to it, how do you express it..what does the painting look like?

    This workshop is open to artists with encaustic experience, or artists new to encaustic who work in other mediums.

    Each student will work on a group of paintings that will work together, that can be exhibited or seen as a series. That inform and enhance each other. We will work on a series of panels from 12” to 24”, depending on what size best suits you.

    By touching on the works of a number of artists in various mediums, we will try to come closer to understanding what your source is, by looking at what theirs were. What are your resources, what touchés you, what do you want to say?

    It isn’t about techniques as an end, but at technique as a means toward what you want to achieve. However, we will also review or introduce a variety of techniques. We will talk about color, about transparency, layering, line, collage and the inclusion of photographic imagery, mark making and the small pour. and a variety of tools of expression..

    details at . www.nmencausticworkshops.com

  • 02 Jul 2017 5:00 PM | Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch

    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~

    inclusive of:

    • 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~ 

  • 07 Jun 2017 11:07 AM | Kat Masella

     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.  


  • 01 May 2017 11:08 AM | Kat Masella


    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.

  • 23 Apr 2017 12:30 PM | Lisa JonesMoore

    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:

    • Using your camera (or cell phone camera) and sketchbook to document surfaces
    • Warm encaustic wax (encaustic “basics”), scribing into wax, wax accretion, “scraping back” layers, monoprinting with warm wax
    • Mixed media techniques (all compatible with wax): graphite/pigment/oil pastel “rubs”, rusting surfaces, impressions with found objects, embedding small found objects, use of alcohol and water-based inks, mark-making
    • Making texture using the following: wax, molding paste or wall spackle, crackle paste, lace, cheesecloth, sand, eggshells, natural elements and more
    • Drawing and cutting your own stencils for “pattern and shape”, how to use with all media
    • Tool-making (chopstick texture-makers)
    • Shellac and wood glue “burns” and MORE!

    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: jonesmoorestudioart@gmail.com 

    Registration (Hacienda Mosaico, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico): http://www.haciendamosaico.com/ws_06.html

    Lodging and workshop information (Sam Leonard): info@haciendamosaico.com



  • 22 Apr 2017 10:00 AM | Ellen Koment

    Use this beautiful luminous watercolor medium, and use encaustic wax, with a variety of additional materials to create exciting abstract paintings. Move away from the traditional watercolor or encaustic paintings into an entirely new realm.

    • Use watercolor:
    • With wax as a resist, creating numerous layers for exciting affects
    • This is an entirely new idea. How to mix wax and watercolor, mostly on paper, to expand and explore the outer reaches of each medium. Some exciting effects can be achieved.
    • With inks to enhance and intensify. Inks have an intensity that lend an additional element, and are also sometimes a saving grace
    • With image transfer, and mixed media. Incorporate photographic imagery, and collage materials for unusual affects
    • Create your own abstract language, starting from familiar images, and taking it into the unknown. Explore the language of form and color, and their expressive possibilities.
    • ON Day two, be introduced to the new water based encaustics! Combine it all.

    details at  www.nmencausticworkshops.com


  • 10 Apr 2017 10:51 AM | Kat Masella

     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.  

     

  • 31 Mar 2017 9:00 AM | Nancy Crawford

    Encaustics 101

    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:

    • How to set up your studio space
    • Health and safety considerations
    • Good choices for encaustic substrates and how to prepare the surface and edges for working
    • Strategies for learning how to fuse well with the creation of a “practice pot”
    • Techniques for building up your base layers of wax
    • How to create and maintain strait edges of wax within your encaustic works
    • Processes for creating texture in your work
    • Approaches for applying colored wax
    • Ways to attach gold leaf to your encaustic works so that is both stable and beautiful
    • Simple procedures for creating your own stencils so that you can incorporate your unique marks, shapes and designs into your works
    • Assorted ways that you can incorporate oil rubs at different stages of your work
    • Along with 2 different ways to hang your finished works

    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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