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Contemporary Uses of Wax and Encaustic— Introduction to Encaustic Painting with Deborah Winiarski

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Contemporary Uses of Wax and Encaustic— Introduction to Encaustic Painting with Deborah Winiarski

Time: June 10, 2013 at 6am to June 11, 2013 at 7pm
Location: New York USA
Website or Map: http://www.theartstudentsleag…
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: The Art Students League of New York
Latest Activity: Apr 26, 2013

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June 10-11
Monday-Tuesday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fee: $330 (includes $30 materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students

In these hands-on workshops, students will explore the luminous beauty and versatility of encaustic—painting with molten, pigmented beeswax. This ancient art form has evolved into one of the most versatile mediums available to contemporary artists and offers many exciting, creative possibilities! The workshop will focus on encaustic painting basics, as well as how to easily and inexpensively incorporate encaustic into a regular studio practice.  Equipment and tools, encaustic paint recipes, painting supports and more will be discussed.  Students will learn how to create image, texture and line using a variety of techniques and how to embed collage elements, found objects and image transfers within translucent layers of wax.  No matter your current medium or genre, encaustic has much to offer.  Beginners are welcome, as are prior workshop registrants. Ample time for hands-on work will be provided.

Deborah Winiarski has been teaching encaustic workshops at the Art Students League of New York since 2009.  Her encaustic work has been exhibited at venues in New York City and across the United States.  In 2012, her work was included in the National Encaustic Art Exhibition at The Encaustic Art Institute, Cerrillos, NM; The Wax Book:  Altered, Repurposed, Remade at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, MA; and WAX:  Contemporary Encaustic Works at Pajaro Valley Arts Council in Watsonville, CA. Her work will also be included in the upcoming 3rd edition of Embracing Encaustic.  For more information about the instructor, please visit:  www.deborahwiniarski.com.

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