Workshop Highlight: Surface Design & Layers OR Texture & Layers

Student work from Tyler School of Art, where I teach classes similar in content to this workshop.

Focused workshops allow intensive time for critique, learning, applying and expanding on your current work to not only learn valuable techniques, but to grow exponentially as an artist.

This workshop focuses on the creation of expressive personal surfaces and complex, multi-layered pieces utilizing and in combination with encaustic painting techniques. With an emphasis on mixed media, methods and materials covered in this workshop include the use of organic and geometric form, realistic and abstract imagery, patterned collage, stencils, candy molds, drawing with horse hair, pyrography (creating marks with heated metal and wood burning tools) as well as creating expressive personally designed fabrics and papers utilizing indigo, rust printing, and bleach discharge.

The application of thin layers of encaustic for collage, covering a panel with fabric as well as the conceptual use of layers, pattern and repetition will also be discussed. This workshop is taught from an alternative, experimental approach with daily demos, critiques and discussions of ideas and progress.

See more work from some of my other mixed media encaustic workshops with similar content to Encaustic Surface Design and Layers and Encaustic Texture & Layers here and here. Visit this post for texture and layers inspiration eye candy.

Author: lorraineglessner

I'm a mixed media artist, workshop instructor and former assistant professor at tyler school of art in Philadelphia, PA.

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