July 16 Encaustic Pen Tool Painting with Larry Calkins
Painting with an encaustic pen is a quiet meditation on process and discovery. It favors patience and deliberateness. What appeals to me is the slow build up of wax, stroke by stroke, layer upon layer, adding colors bit by bit and carefully mixing them directly on the panel. This method lends itself especially well to working on a small surface. For example, the encaustic painters of Greece, who developed this process, seldom made pictures larger than the average head. 1 space left. July 17 Encaustic Collage with Larry Calkins
In this workshop you will build collages and mixed media works on panels and on paper. Collage with encaustic wax is a fast, reversible and simple alternative to working with glues. You will explore collage with a variety of papers and cloth. There will be examples of altering materials and surface, stenciling as well as transfer techniques. Collage materials will be fused to the surface working with an iron, heat gun or a torch. 1 space left.