Introduction to Encaustic with Ellen Koment / Starts April 13th, 2012
This workshop will be an introduction, if you haven’t done encaustic before, or you need a refresher on basic techniques, For more advanced encaustic painters, it 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.
This three day workshop will cover all the basics, including information about how to make paint, about the commercial paints and their applications, about supports, grounds and techniques: paint application, fusing, glazing, inscribing and mixed media approaches.safety, materials, demos of applying paint, glazing, fusing, How to get that smooth surface!
Learn some new techniques: Introducing mixed media, working with oil bar, pigment, creating lines and texture and image transfer. We will emphasize how these techniques can be developed to create a unique encaustic language for each student. We will talk (and demo) how to create glaze layers, as well as some special techniques like inscribing and using dry pigment..and, you will leave with a printout containing all the information you need as well as a list of suppliers.
The second and third days will teach you additional skills, and give you time to refine your technique, and become more comfortable with the medium, while beginning to understand how it can become part of your personal artistic language.
Where: West Alameda St Studio; call for directions
When: Workshop Dates can be arranged for your group of three or more, and private half days can be arranged.
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