Below is a list of scheduled workshops that I will be teaching. I am also am available for private and small group instruction.
To register, unless otherwise noted, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surface Design + Encaustic - Encausticamp - July 23-28, 2013 - Federal Way, WA
There are endless options for unique mark-making, layering and patterning when combining surface design techniques on fabric with wax. We will explore contemporary and traditional techniques such as silk painting, batik, and discharge on silk. Students will also experiment with traditional surface design tools and learn how they can be adapted and used directly with the encaustic process. Demonstrations will be given to illustrate how the fabrics can be used in an encaustic painting and students will have time to create their own artwork with the fabrics that are made. To register and more information click here.
Encaustic, Paper and Pattern - August 17 & 18, 2013 - Patris Studio and Art Gallery - Sacramento, CA
Traditionally, encaustic painting is done on a rigid surface such as wood panel. In this workshop we will break the rules a bit and apply multiple layers of thin encaustic on paper, building translucency and visual depth. Each layer will add various elements and subtle complexity of color. We will be making our own wax stamps to explore how pattern and repetitive mark-making can be used compositionally and to add visual interest. Students will also be encouraged to explore and develop their own color palettes. Finished pieces can be archivally matted and framed in a conventional method giving them rigidity and a more intimate quality than unframed encaustic on panel. Fee: $250 + $25 materials
Explore Encaustic! - October 5 & 6, 2013 - Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
Encaustic painting was developed in ancient times, but is one of the hottest painting mediums today - literally. It is the process of painting with molten pigmented wax. There are many ways to approach encaustic painting which make the possibilities limitless. Encaustic is unique in it’s beautiful textural and light absorbing qualities. This comprehensive class will give students all the basics of getting started with encaustic painting. Topics and demonstrations include safety, studio setup, surfaces and grounds, mixing medium and paint, and fusing. Some of the techniques covered are layering, scraping, incising, collage, stenciling, image transfer and mixed media. Come for two days of waxy exploration! To register contact Mendocino Art Center.