4-Day ENCAUSTIC PAINTING AND MONOTYPE: Developing Composition
March 12, 2020
Paula Roland's Studio , Santa Fe
In this workshop, we will cover the basics of Encaustic in both painting and monotype and, and guided by fun exercises, use the monotypes to generate ideas for composition in our paintings. There will also be plenty of work time for you to explore your own ideas in wax.
With encaustic painting, we cover safe practices, grounds and substrates, fusing with a torch, lamp, and a heat gun. Further topics: translucency, glazing, texture, smooth surfaces, layering, scribing, excavating, wax and oil stick, stencils, image transfers and more.
With encaustic monotype printing, we cover: Ways to navigate the Roland HOTbox and use it effectively. We will cover tools, techniques and approaches, including additive and subtractive ways of working and aim for a balance of spontaneity and structure in the work. We gain experience with a range of papers, and each with their own quirks and peculiarities. We will create layered “passes” for depth, translucency, and blended color and will learn the interdependent variables (temperature, wax, paper, pigment load).
In summary, this workshop :
- Is an overview of many techniques for encaustic painting and printmaking
- Provides interesting exercises that quickly inform ways of working in a fun way
- Will cover comprehensive health and safety for encaustic and utilizes artist-grade, archival materials
SKILLS: Open to artists at all levels. No prior experience with encaustic is needed! Watching Paula’s 2 ½ hour Instructional DVD ENCAUSTIC MONOTYPE: Painterly Printmaking with Heat and Wax, will help you review or give you a jump start for this workshop. (order here).
FORMAT: Demonstrations are interspersed with ample studio work time, Q & A, and discussions geared to achieving your goals. Class limited to 8. 10AM- 4PM daily.
SUPPLIES: Most all supplies, including a large selection of encaustic paints, brushes, equipment, and miscellaneous tools and supplies are available for your use. A list of small tools and incidentals will be sent. Panels are not provided but may be available for purchase. Inquire about Roland HOTbox™ purchase or a self-guided workday in the studio following the workshop to exercise your new skills.