Two Worlds Collide is the stable amalgamation of mixed media art and encaustic art. Master mixed media artist Christina Lovisa has developed methods taught through her program TWC to ensure that stable merger. Through mini projects, materials and techniques are explored and amazing projects are the result! This encaustic tile/magnet project is super fun and productive! Make dozens of tiles in no time and learn fine collage and waxing techniques.
Learn all about encaustic painting from its history to tools and techniques in this fully illustrated book. Over 25 traditional, as well as, non-traditional techniques are covered including mixing pigments, incorporating additives, layering in papers and fibers, adding foils, photos and carving, using carved stamps, various inks, glue, watercolor and more. Also contained in the book are complete projects that show you step-by-step how to combine the techniques to create a more complex finished work, and a photo gallery for additional inspiration.
Last weekend I created an encaustic diptych at an abstract-landscape diptych workshop put on by Waxworks Encaustics with artist Dania Al-Obaidi. Here are my notes and additional research and reflections about working on two panels.
I enjoy experimenting with a variety of encaustic materials, techniques and tools. Everything I learn pushes my creative journey in new directions. I share what I've learned with other artists through my blog All Things Encaustic.
This hands-on, one-day encaustic basics workshop is a great introduction if you have never worked with encaustic wax or learned encaustic techniques before. The workshop will examine approaches to using mixed media, tissue papers, and other objects that can be embedded into the wax for an encaustic collage. Even photographic elements can be combined with the medium to produce unique encaustic mixed media results. We will address heating, fusing, and manipulating wax, as well as discuss colors, brushes, and where to find materials.
Margot Hartford is a Bay Area lifestyle and fine art photographer. While serving as a docent at SFMOMA, she discovered encaustic painting through the work of Jasper Johns. Inspired, she created a small studio in her home and experimented with using wax to produce pieces of art incorporating her photography. Now she teaches various Encaustics workshops at The Image Flow, and elsewhere, and continues to use photography in her pieces. Margot has a studio at the ICB in Sausalito.
Encaustic paint is made from medium and pigments. You can purchase it pre-mixed in cakes or small tubs or you can add pigment in dry, powdered, or stick form (such as an oil stick) and mix the colors yourself. Commercially made encaustic paint offers consistency in color over time, the convenience of different sizes, and ease of having the paint right at hand. However, experienced encaustic artists often like to mix their own paints to vary the amount of pigment and for artistic individuality.
To learn more about encaustic art techniques, I highly recommend Patricia's Seggebruch's books. Beginners will find a wealth of basic and intermediate information and techniques in Encaustic Workshop while artists who want to take encaustic farther into mixed-media territory will be inspired by Encaustic Mixed Media: Innovative Techniques and Surfaces For Working with Wax.
After experimenting with a variety of traditional media such as oil painting, photography and film, Hillary Younglove turned to mixed-media to explore modern aesthetics that incorporate techniques and narrative elements based on the human figure.In the last two decades, Hillary has been studying and experimenting with techniques used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans (encaustic, mosaic, fresco). Through these explorations, ancient techniques are anchoring modern sensibilities into a body of work where layering, texture and color dominate. The tactile nature of the artwork relies on a physical, labor intensive effort that helps to materialize the emotions through a natural and organic process. Mirroring her own work, Hillary time travels a lot, in a world where esoteric research and guided study feature prominently. She is the founder of Trompin\u2019 Manikins, a puppet making laboratory.
Designed for students new to the encaustic medium or those wanting to expand their knowledge, this 2-day workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the materials, working methods, and safety fundamentals for working in encaustic. Students will leave the workshop with a solid technical foundation and the confidence to continue exploring encaustic beyond the workshop.
Sarah approaches her teaching with alternating between demonstrations and working time so students can see and discuss a process, and then immediately give it a try. This workshop will cover topics such as: basic painting techniques, color mixing, fusing methods, substrate selection, texture and line work, and surface refinement. If you have current pieces made in another medium, please bring for a discussion on how to translate or enhance the work with encaustic paints. All paints and tools/brushes are supplied.
Sarah Rehmer was born, raised, and resides in the greater Chicago area. In 2003 Rehmer earned her BA in Graphic Design and Photography from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. She found her love for working with pages from old books while auditing a class post-graduation at the university and began working with encaustic paints and paper in 2004. Rehmer is a FY2012 Illinois Arts Council - Professional Development Grant recipient and her work is held in private collections in around the United States, Canada, Italy, and Norway, as well as Institutional and Corporate collections in Illinois and New York. Rehmer has been teaching classes and workshops around the Midwest since 2009 and has taught regional workshops for R&F Handmade Paints. Sarah is also a full time freelance artist with a design and photography based business.
Drawing and mark-making can help to create a richly layered surface particularly with the medium of encaustic. In this workshop, we will explore several techniques and a variety of materials for drawing and mark-making in combination with encaustic painting. Both Pressman and Stover, who co-teach many classes together, will address many formal and expressive aspects of drawing such as line, texture, form, shape, and depth, variety and scale. Demos will include fusing, layering, incising, transfers, scraping and collage. Students will be encouraged to develop their own voice whether they tend toward representational or abstract work. This class is designed for those with some encaustic experience and want to expand their techniques and explore their ideas more fully.
Susan Stover is a San Francisco Bay Area artist who creates paintings and sculptures that explore themes of cultural identity and mythology. Having studied many aesthetic traditions from around the world, she embraces ritual, tradition, and meditation inherent in repetitive processes.Originally from the midwest, SusanStover received a BFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and her MFA from California College of Art in Oakland, CA. Both of her degrees concentrated in textiles and painting. She has taught extensively including workshops in Australia, India, Italy, France, Mexico and throughout the U.S.Susan currently lives in the northern California wine country. Her work often combines traditional textile techniques such as basketry, stitching, batik, and indigo dyeing with encaustic and other paint mediums. She is interested in creating work that has historical and cultural reference at the same time bringing it into a personal and contemporary context. Her inspiration comes from traveling and immersing herself in other cultures, absorbing the colors and textures of a place and learning about local artisan traditions. She is represented by Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY and Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, CA.
Be inspired to push your work to new layers and textures! In this exciting 3-day workshop you will explore creating deeply textured and layered paintings embedding objects and carving the surface. You will learn many techniques including accretion and will be encouraged to develop and expand your voice using this medium. An overview of a variety of mixed-media will be demonstrated including adding fiber and fabric as collage, color-mixing and creating texture working with masks and stencils.
In this exciting one-day Encaustic workshop, you will explore creating translucent, layered paintings only achieved with molten beeswax on Ampersand Encausticbord. A brief history and description of Encaustic painting will be discussed as well as basic supplies and tools, safety, preparation of supports including application of grounds and fusing. An overview of a variety of techniques will be demonstrated such as image transfers, mixing your own paint, creating texture and working with masks and stencils. There will also be lots of studio time and one-on-one instruction. You will create paintings that will develop your aesthetic and artistic voice with this medium. This class could also be used as studio time if you have taken a class with me before. All levels welcome and all supplies including R&F Paints, Ampersand Encausticbord, and Silverbrush Ltd. brushes are provided. 59ce067264