LUMINOSITY, LINES AND TRANSPARENCY: An Encaustic Workshop – Lynda Ray
Tuesday – Thursday, September 7 – 9, 2021 | 10:00am – 4:00pm | $425
For beginners and those wishing to advance their technical skills.
Encaustic painting is the art of layering melted beeswax and transparent colors onto panels and then carving, embedding and experimenting to make unique works of art. This workshop is a chance for students to learn a variety of encaustic techniques and build a foundation for creating texture and luminosity in their own pieces. Demonstrations will be followed by time to improvise, for practicing carving and scraping, stenciling, imprinting, casting botanical materials, and working with a stylus to make lines, dots and patterns. Participants will emerge with a range of skills to deepen the direction of their work and confidence to create using the new techniques learned in class.
What to Bring:
Most can be purchased on amazon.com or most art supply stores such as Jerry’s Artarama or Dick Blick.
*2-5 Wooden painting panels any size from 8×8 to 9×12 your choice of how many: Ampersand Encausticbord or unprimed panels. No larger or smaller please. Please nothing coated with acrylic. Can be purchased on amazon.com or most art supply stores such as JerrysArtarama.com or DickBlick.com
*Sketchbook for notes and sketches. Can be purchased on amazon.com or most art supply stores such as JerrysArtarama.com or DickBlick.com
Media: *Encaustic Paint 104ml blocks- red, blue yellow, green, violet, black and white. These are your basic colors, bring additional favorites for your own use.
I recommend R&F encaustic paint. Amazon.com
*1-2 pounds of encaustic medium pellets. R&F encaustic brand at Amazon.com *Optional: Thin collage paper. Ie: Mulberry paper scrap pack. DickBlick.com *Optional: For leaf imprints bring Ivy leaves or other broad green leaves that are small enough to place on the boards. Short pine needle branches will also work. I will bring some of these with me for your use.
*Foil pans, small loaf size approximately 3×5 inch or smaller found in grocery stores *Scissors, utility knives, masking tape and pencil
*Optional: Chip or Hake’, natural hair brushes approximately 1 inch. I will have plenty that are 1 inch and wider. (If you want to work with brushes thinner than 1 inch, please bring natural bristle or hake’ brushes.) Lowes, Home Depot or amazon.com
*Optional: Mylar stencils. StencilGirlProducts.com
*Optional: Mark making and scraping tools, usually found in clay tools department. I will have some available. Amazon.com
*Optional: Polishing cloth. T-shirt material, nylon or silk