If you have worked with Bees Wax as a medium, you know what a creative adventure it is to paint, sculpt and carve this luscious material into your creations.
If you are curious about Encaustic and a beginner, this workshop will walk you through the basics and allow for time to create a beautiful piece ready to hang!
So once you have experienced the magic of working with wax, you will start to discover infinite ways of expression. During this continuing workshop, we will have time to play with the following techniques:
*Laying down layers of transparent wax
*Mark making using a variety of tools.
*Carving in, intarsia (like wood inlay).
*Photo image transfer on encaustic surface. Bring a toner based photocopy and learn how to turn it into a decal, while embedding it into wax.
*Cutting your own stencils. make your own design or patterns that will create a bas-relief surface of colors.
*I will bring my hand made stencils to share.
*Using oil pastels for depth and mark making.
*And of course, following your own art making experiments and discoveries with me nearby to help you if needed.
As well as using small boards for learning techniques, I will provide larger cradled panels for a final piece.
If you are experienced and wish to work larger, feel free to buy a panel or bring a plywood base to work on.
Optional: Bring images/memorabilia/small objects to collage into your work.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
$60 for teachers, $85 for non-teachers
Materials are additional, $50 includes all encaustic medium, colors, wood panels. Note that other encaustic workshops for the general public are priced close to $200 for registration and materials.
Class size is very limited for this workshop!
Continuing Education Units Available. Contact Liz Lauter for information
Event Location: Redwood High School, room 514
395 Doherty Drive, Larkspur, Ca. in Marin County
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About Karen Meadows
Karen Meadows has been developing her encaustic art for over 10 years. Coming from a textiles background with her M.F.A. from California College of the Arts, she wanted more texture in her painting, so wax was a natural material to experiment with. She has developed a personal language and multiple techniques.
After teaching drawing and painting at Redwood High School for 21 years, she is eager to share her process with artists and art educators. She is passionate about guiding students through the creative process and has written hundreds of inspiring project lessons.
Her website is www.karenmeadows.com
Contact Liz Lauter
with KAREN MEADOWS
Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Redwood High School
Rm 514, the Ceramics Room
Continuing Education Credits available!
Marin County Office of Education
Integrated Learning Specialist Program