Thursday, December 6, 2012

Encaustic workshop--and swatches for SDA library

A TWO-DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP WITH MARIA JOSENHANS

When: Thursday and Friday, January 3 & 4, 2013   10am – 3pm

Where: The Classroom at Opus Art Supplies, 120 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver

Maximum participants: 6

Cost: $325. Materials included for the duration of the workshop:

-pre-mixed colours of beeswax and medium
-brushes
-heat guns                                                                           
-several types of irons
-hotplates                                                                            
-thermometers
-three substrates/panels per participant                         
-carving/scraping tools
-collage materials

Deposit: $75. (Refundable only if cancellation notice is given by Dec 26, 2012)

Description: This course is an introduction to the fundamental skills required for encaustic painting. This workshop is open to all levels, however a basic knowledge of colour theory is helpful. The aim of this workshop is to teach technique!

Day 1 will be comprised of demonstration (including important safety guidelines) followed by a hands-on, step-by-step tutorial. Through the replication of a finished sample painting each participant will learn and practice a variety of techniques and skills involved in the application and fusing of wax in order to achieve different effects.

Day 2 will be an open studio. Participants are free to experiment with different techniques in order to better understand how they might apply encaustics to their own work. As the class size is limited to only six participants I will be available to help each individual refine a process of application and fusing in order to achieve their desired result.

To register and secure a space in the Encaustic Workshop, please email:

maria.josenhans@gmail.com


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SDA, if you don't regularly read the Official blog, has a call out for more swatches for the travelling library. PDF is available as guideline from this post.

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