ENCAUSTIC WAX MONOTYPE PRINTMAKING
ENCAUSTIC WAX MONOTYPE PRINTMAKING
ONE DAY WORKSHOP
LOCATION: 1005 WELLINGS ROAD
Encaustic monotype prints. How to do printmaking with wax!
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Encaustic Monoprinting a versatile way of working in encaustic wax that allows you to create an image and transfer it to paper without using a press. Unlike other printmaking methods, the encaustic monotype is a process which creates an original work of art. It cannot be duplicated. The exact design and thickness of wax will never be repeated again. Monotypes are unique images, one-of-a kind, and generally priced accordingly. Monoprints utilize a stencil or have an element permanently etched or applied to a plate which makes the image repeatable.
You will be learning a monotype method. A single print method. It is a beautiful process that allows you to work fast and fresh. It can create beautiful translucent works on many types of paper. Although the process lends itself well to abstraction, there are plenty of applications for representative art works. All of the the outcomes can have a loose painterly flair.
YOU CAN EXPECT:
Small class size means more attention to your needs. Group instruction for up to four students.
Demos and hands on time to practice the techniques
Realize a good abstract monotype can be a print that does not look like anything. It may look like scribbles and that is ok.
Exercises that allow you creative freedom to explore with out expectation of final results
Explorative activities on multiple papers
Explore abstraction mark making drawing techniques
Encaustic monotype prints are a versatile way of working in encaustic that allow you to work on flexible surfaces.
This encaustic method creates works that are easy to handle, ship, or store.
Composition and relationship of work to intention will be explored
Mounting prints to boards, presentation options for framing and for display of free-hanging paper.
You will leave with multiple prints
SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN
fusing with hot palette
oil pastel and oil stick
pan pastel and wax
composition ans abstraction
BENEFITS TO YOU
Receive the benefits of the mindful qualities of creativity
Accepting, inclusive, safe environment in which to work.
Reflective and fun ways to get in touch with your authentic self
Social connection with yourself, others
INCLUDED IN THIS WORKSHOP
Professional Art Supplies Provided
Entry requirements: None
Minimum Age: 16
Max # of students: 4
Registration Deadline: 1 week before start date
Instructor: Kristin MacPherson
I loved this workshop! Kristin is friendly and funny. We spent the day trying different techniques. I was impressed with my first try at encaustics. I went out and bought medium to get right at it at home.
1005 Wellings Road, Regina, SK S4K 0A2
Do I have to have previous experience?
No, absolute beginners are welcome. No experience required. This workshop is suitable for anyone over eighteen years old. Please note: If accompanied by parent/guardian attending the workshop, then sixteen years old and over is acceptable.
What is encaustic paint?
Basically it is beeswax and pigment. Encaustic is a versatile, ancient medium made with beeswax and damar resin. Encaustic means to burn because heat is needed to use this medium.
What should I wear?
Old shoes and warm clothing. The satellite studio space is cool, bring or dress in layers. It would suck to be cold all day.
What about lunch time?
We will be leaving the studio for a lunch break (approximately one hour).
Do I need specialized equipment to do this after the workshop?
You will need a heat source (It can be a simple as a hot iron.) Good ventilation...Summer is always around the corner :), beeswax and a inflexible surface to work on.
Is this like paint night?
No. It is better. ;) You can personalize it.