Wednesday-Friday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fee: $455 (includes $30 materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
This workshop will explore the sculptural possibilities of wax and encaustic. Rigid and absorbent when dry, plaster cloth makes a wonderful support for dimensional encaustic work. In this three-day workshop, participants will work with this versatile material to create 3D forms and reliefs that can stand alone or be incorporated into encaustic panel paintings. When wet, plaster cloth is easily wrapped, folded, draped or molded over armatures, wire mesh or any solid surface. Once dry, the forms will readily accept encaustic paint. Participants will have ample opportunity to work and apply various encaustic painting techniques to their created plaster cloth forms. Other dimensional techniques such as creating poured wax castings from simple molds and free-hand modeling of encaustic medium will be demonstrated. Additional discussion and demonstrations will include fusing techniques for dimensional work, options for joining multiple forms, and advanced techniques for incorporating imagery. Since beginning encaustic techniques will not be addressed in this workshop, prior work with encaustic is advised.
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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