DIPPED AND SATURATED (+ Carbon)
August 29, 2020
Paula Roland's Studio , Santa Fe
Paper and wax were made for each other:
Saturated. Using the Roland HOTbox, we will explore ways to manipulate paper on the printing plate and saturate it with “juicy” wax, both pigmented and not. Saturated prints have more encaustic on the surface, allowing for the “look” of an encaustic painting but on flexible paper. This allows the addition of transfers, stitching, creasing, and other ways to alter and present the work.
Dipped. Next, we will dip paper in vats of beeswax multiple times, letting it cool in between layers so that it builds up like a dipped candle. Thin Asian papers that absorb less wax become translucent and remain flexible. The heavier paper will become rigid with wax when dipped and will be opaque. Edges may be beautifully irregular and the surfaces of these object-like substrates are excellent for painting, transfers, oil paint sticks and most other painting techniques. Carbon-based media (graphite and ink) and other techniques will be introduced.
Presentation options will be shown and developed so that you leave with completed works. Bring your ideas!
FORMAT: Demonstrations are interspersed with ample studio work time and shared group discussions. Class limited to 8.
SKILLS: Some experience with encaustic is helpful.
SUPPLIES: Most all supplies, including a large selection of encaustic paints, paper, and miscellaneous tools, are provided.