If you could say it with words, there would be no reason to paint. –Edward Hopper
Beyond the Basics Encaustic Painting
A Live Virtual Zoom Workshop
Registrants will receive a Zoom link to join the workshop & will have access to the recorded sessions for a limited time following the workshop.
Limited to 10 participants!
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
3 Days-April 5, 7, 12, 2022
1:00pm-3:30pm EST each day
*We will take a short break during the session
$450 Venmo or Check
3 Ways to Register
1. *PREFERRED* Venmo: Send to @Lorraine-Glessner
2. Paypal: Send to email@example.com
3. Check (please contact Lorraine for mailing address)
For Lorraine’s bio, portfolio, exhibitions, teaching and anything else you might want to know, please visit her web site.
If you’re ready to take your encaustic painting knowledge to the next level, then this is the workshop for you. Designed for those with some encaustic painting experience, this workshop takes a deeper dive into progressive painting and mixed media encaustic techniques to include color mixing, transparency and opacity, blending and gradations and how to organize layers of color and visual information.
Organized into three comprehensive segments with time in between for experimenting with the techniques at your leisure, this workshop is designed to offer you the group workshop experience without leaving home. Segment one is focused on encaustic color mixing, translucency, opacity, alternative application techniques and tools. Segment two is an even deeper dive into encaustic painting techniques, layering, blending, gradations and comprehensive scraping and layer manipulation techniques. The third segment is a deep dive into encaustic collage, including seamless placement, application and fusing, image transfer, mixed media and composition.
It is helpful, but not necessary to have had any previous experience with the encaustic medium to take this workshop.
***Registration for this workshop automatically enrolls you in Basically the Very Basics Live Virtual Encaustic Demonstration for FREE!
Who should take this workshop?
- You’ve worked in encaustic for a while and have never used its transparency and layering possibilities to full advantage.
- You’ve worked in encaustic for a while and have never scraped your layers(!) to reveal the awesomeness underneath.
- You want to express yourself in a more meaningful way with your work.
- You want to create consistency, a personal voice, your own mark, in your paintings and body of work as a whole.
- Your creative process is stagnating and you need to learn a new process, idea or technique.
- You love image and collage, but when you embed these elements into encaustic, the collage is blurred, burned or looks clunky.
- You love painting with the intensely pigmented color of encaustic and want to learn how to effectively apply it-how to mix color, how and when to use glazes, what brushes and tools to use.
- You are frustrated with your current body of work, your process(es) and want to create consistency, and a cohesive portfolio.
- You are a semi-beginner to advanced painter (encaustic or other) who often finds their paintings rife with color, paint, collaged, etc. information, but can’t put a finger on what is lacking or how to finish it.
- You have great ideas but your compositions are scattered, nothing connects or works together to tell your story.
What happens in this workshop? What will I learn?
- Learn tips for getting out of your own way so your painting process flows.
- Learn how to apply encaustic paint in layers and in various levels of transparency, as well as how and when to scrape back to reveal exciting forms and patterns within the layers.
- Learn how to use the transparency of the wax to allow pattern and information to combine and ‘talk’ within the painting.
- How to effectively use the palette for mixing and painting in encaustic.
- Learn alternatives to the tools, painting and scraping methods from the ‘usual’ encaustic techniques.
Included in all of my encaustic workshops
- Color, composition, application, content-the basics, the intermediate, the advanced.
- Using color relationships, proportion, scale as an effective foundation for other painterly information.
- Learn how to use encaustic’s strengths (layering, transparency, luminosity) to tell your story.
- Group sharing and discussion-always an amazingly helpful time for participants to share their victories and struggles.
- A slide talk with examples of contemporary artists whose work applies the concepts discussed in the workshop is offered for inspiration. Some examples of the slides included in the talks for this workshop is just below.
- Individual and group instruction/critique throughout the workshop.
SUGGESTED MATERIALS PARTICIPANTS HAVE IN THEIR STUDIO
- Read this blog post for tools ideas-please note, you don’t have to have these materials but you might see something you’d like to try.
- 2-4 wooden painting panels (your preference of 8×8 or 10×10, but no larger or smaller, please) (nothing coated in acrylic or acrylic gesso!!)
- 3-5 natural hair brushes for encaustic painting (1 smallish-no bigger than 1.5” brush will be designated your medium brush, so it must be free of color.
- 1lb encaustic medium from any company
- Heat gun and/or Iwatani torch
- Sketchbook or Drawing paper
- Package of razor blades or clay scraper
- Any small sharp-ended tool for incising/writing/drawing into the wax (sewing or knitting needles are great)
- Basic encaustic colors
- Double sided scraper tool-available for purchase here
- Mark-making tools…Woody, litho crayon, graphite paper, charcoal, oil pastel, etc.
- Decorative stencils, mesh, doilies, etc-anything flat with open areas that can be used as a stencil
- Various materials for collage (papers, magazine images, photos, etc.)
What kind of work will I make?
Please enjoy these works in progress that were created by workshop participants during workshops similar to this one.