Review

Kristin Polich
Emergence
Floating suspended drawings by Kristin Polich
The whole is greater than the sum of its’ parts.  Aristotle

I recommend the exhibition of work by Kristin Polich whose incredible 3 dimensional fiber work is on exhibit at Artspace, Richmond, VA www.artspacegallery.org
She uses wire, yarn, fabric and other materials to construct her pieces.

These pieces walk the line between drawing and installation. The huge gallery was filled with ‘drawings’ which appeared to be the creation of some being that found a spot and went about her business of doing what they do in fierce competition. 
KP describes her work resembling netting or a web that symbolizes fragility and strength. She explores the connectedness and separation of these essential elements in the human experience.
An additional plus of her work is the shadow each one of these dimensional drawings cast. The distance they are placed from the wall and the angle of the light on them create a rich experience. The patterns of her web-like forms are cast again in black and white shadows and this interplay brings this beautiful work to life.
I long to see larger pieces along with these intimate works in the future.

This is excellent work and I highly recommend your catching this show or future exhibitions of her work.

Arrowmont: Introduction to Encaustic April 6-9, 2017

www.arrowmont.org

www. http://www.arrowmont.org/workshops-classes/workshop-details/?action=evrplusegister&event_id=188

Encaustic painting produces impressive results with luminous and jewel-like surfaces and textures, such as on wood panels and is an excellent material for all kinds of work. Students will learn the step-by-step process including layering transparent color, imprints, and working with stencils, the stylus and texture. Understanding the properties of encaustic is the first step to incorporating it into your work. At the end of the workshop, participants will be familiar with a range of skills and creative possibilities that will influence their own work. No encaustic experience is necessary. Open to all skill levels.

contact me with an questions: richmondencaustic@gmail.com

March 11, Saturday, Working with encaustic and photos at visarts.org

5 spots open as of 1/22/17

Combine encaustic painting with your favorite photographs to create collages on panel. You’ll get help choosing the right image, and we’ll discuss layering and surface embellishment.

www.visarts.org

March 4 Saturday, Encaustic Painting at the Workhouse, Lorton, VA

All levels
More info coming soon.

February 25, Saturday, Working with encaustic and photos at visarts.org

FULL as of 1/30/17


February 22 Wednesday Mornings 10-1230 pm at visarts.org

5 spots open as of 01/31/17
www.visarts.org

all levels

The Visual Arts Center
Richmond, VA
 804.353.0094 

www.visarts.org

Encaustic painting is an ancient, luminous medium that is made of molten beeswax, pigment, and resin. In the same painting, it can appear smooth, shiny, or textured as well as three-dimensional. This makes it ideal for working abstractly or in a representational style. Explore melting and fusing, line and edge, collage and texture. For experienced students this is an opportunity to review processes, delve into an idea more deeply, or try something new. A small wooden panel for each of the techniques demonstrated will be provided. Bring additional wood panels up to 9” x 12″. The equipment, paint, medium, brushes, and tools will be provided. No encaustic experience necessary.

February 21 Tuesday eves 6-830pm at visarts.org

4 Tuesday evenings 6-830pm
All levels

all levels

The Visual Arts Center
Richmond, VA
 804.353.0094 

www.visarts.org

Encaustic painting is an ancient, luminous medium that is made of molten beeswax, pigment, and resin. In the same painting, it can appear smooth, shiny, or textured as well as three-dimensional. This makes it ideal for working abstractly or in a representational style. Explore melting and fusing, line and edge, collage and texture. For experienced students this is an opportunity to review processes, delve into an idea more deeply, or try something new. A small wooden panel for each of the techniques demonstrated will be provided. Bring additional wood panels up to 9” x 12″. The equipment, paint, medium, brushes, and tools will be provided. No encaustic experience necessary.

Feb 18. Saturday. The Workhouse, Lorton, VA 11-5pm

www.workhousearts.org

Three spots open as of 1/22/17

All Skill Levels
 
Encaustic painting is a process that produces impressive results with luminous and jewel-like surfaces and textures. Participants will learn techniques such as melting through, line and edge, transfers, texture and working with paper. Each person can choose to practice all of these methods or just the ones that interest them. At the end of the workshop, artists will be familiar with a range of techniques which they can use as they develop their body of work.  All paint, equipment, tools and small practice panels will be supplied.  An optional materials list will be supplied before the workshop. (Meets in W-7, 711) 



Tuition: $135
Materials: $40, payable to the instructor at first class

January 21 All day workshop 1030-430pm at The Visual Arts Center or Richmond

FULL as of Dec 29

The Visual Arts Center
Richmond, VA
804.353.0094


www.visarts.org

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, is an ancient painting method that combines pigment, molten beeswax, and resin. Finished pieces can appear smooth, shiny, or textured as well as three-dimensional. This makes the medium ideal for working abstractly or in a representational style. In this workshop, you’ll begin to explore melting and fusing the wax, making clean lines and edges, and methods of paper and texture.

January 14 at The Workhouse, Lorton, VA 11-5pm

www.workhousearts.org
3 spots open as of 12/24/16

All Skill Levels
 
Encaustic painting is a process that produces impressive results with luminous and jewel-like surfaces and textures. Participants will learn techniques such as melting through, line and edge, transfers, texture and working with paper. Each person can choose to practice all of these methods or just the ones that interest them. At the end of the workshop, artists will be familiar with a range of techniques which they can use as they develop their body of work.  All paint, equipment, tools and small practice panels will be supplied.  An optional materials list will be supplied before the workshop. (Meets in W-7, 711) 


 Sat Jan 14 (11am-5pm)
Tuition: $135
Materials: $40, payable to the instructor at first class

Wednesdays starting January 11, 2017 for six weeks 10-1230pm

2 spots open as of December 15, 2016

Encaustic Painting

all levels

The Visual Arts Center
Richmond, VA
 804.353.0094 

www.visarts.org

Encaustic painting is an ancient, luminous medium that is made of molten beeswax, pigment, and resin. In the same painting, it can appear smooth, shiny, or textured as well as three-dimensional. This makes it ideal for working abstractly or in a representational style. Explore melting and fusing, line and edge, collage and texture. For experienced students this is an opportunity to review processes, delve into an idea more deeply, or try something new. A small wooden panel for each of the techniques demonstrated will be provided. Bring additional wood panels up to 9” x 12″. The equipment, paint, medium, brushes, and tools will be provided. No encaustic experience necessary.

Tuesdays starting January 10, 2017 for six weeks 6-830pm

3 spots open as of January 6, 2017


The Visual Arts Center

Richmond, VA
804.353.0094

www.visarts.org


Encaustic painting is an ancient, luminous medium that is made of molten beeswax, pigment, and resin. In the same painting, it can appear smooth, shiny, or textured as well as three-dimensional. This makes it ideal for working abstractly or in a representational style. Explore melting and fusing, line and edge, collage and texture. For experienced students this is an opportunity to review processes, delve into an idea more deeply, or try something new. A small wooden panel for each of the techniques demonstrated will be provided. Bring additional wood panels up to 9” x 12″. The equipment, paint, medium, brushes, and tools will be provided. No encaustic experience necessary.

Dec 3 at The Workhouse, Lorton, VA 11-5pm

complete


www.workhousearts.org

All Skill Levels
 
Encaustic painting is a process that produces impressive results with luminous and jewel-like surfaces and textures. Participants will learn techniques such as melting through, line and edge, transfers, texture and collage. Each person can choose to practice all of these methods or just the ones that interest them. At the end of the workshop, artists will be familiar with a range of techniques which they can use as they develop their body of work.  All paint, equipment, tools and small practice panels will be supplied.  An optional materials list will be supplied before the workshop. (Meets in W-7, 711) 


 Sat Dec 3 (11am-5pm)
Tuition: $135
Materials: $40, payable to the instructor at first class.

Nov 19 at The Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA 10-4pm

2 spots open as of 11/7/16

www.visarts.org

Encaustic is a luminous medium that is made up of molten beeswax, pigment and resin. Techniques of melting and fusing the wax, making clean lines and edges, and methods of texture, and collage will be demonstrated and discussed. Encaustic is ideal for working abstractly or in a more representational style. A small wooden panel (4×5”) for each of the techniques demonstrated will be provided. Bring an optional 9×12 inch board for larger work. Equipment, paint, medium, brushes and tools are supplied.

Oct 22 at The Workhouse, Lorton, VA 11-5pm

Full as of Oct 21

www.workhousearts.org

All Skill Levels
 
Encaustic painting is a process that produces impressive results with luminous and jewel-like surfaces and textures. Participants will learn techniques such as melting through, line and edge, transfers, texture and collage. Each person can choose to practice all of these methods or just the ones that interest them. At the end of the workshop, artists will be familiar with a range of techniques which they can use as they develop their body of work.  All paint, equipment, tools and small practice panels will be supplied.  An optional materials list will be supplied before the workshop. (Meets in W-7, 711) 

Fall Quarter (1 day workshop)
Session A: Sat Oct 22 (11am-5pm)
Session B: Sat Dec 3 (11am-5pm)
Tuition: $135
Materials: $40, payable to the instructor at first class.

NEW Oct 15 Encaustic Monotypes workshop 1-4pm at Studio Two Three, Richmond, VA

www.studiotwothree.org
Encaustic monotypes are made by painting your image on a heated palette with encaustic paint and then that image is lifted from the surface by applying rice paper. Silicone stencils and tools which are heat tolerant are also used on the hot plate to create interesting patterns and texture. These prints dry and solidify immediately leaving a ghost image on the plate that can again be worked into in quick succession.
SUPPLY LIST: Each student will be supplied with paint, medium, rice paper, mark making tools and silicone stencils. Bring your own paper to experiment with and any other heat tolerant tools you may want to try.
You will come away from the workshop having acquired a new skill and a stack of unique monotypes.

Oct 12- Nov 30 Eight Wednesday mornings 10-1230pm at the Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA

Full as of 9/15/16

visarts.org


Encaustic Painting

all levels

Encaustic painting is an ancient, luminous medium that is made of molten beeswax, pigment, and resin. In the same painting, it can appear smooth, shiny, or textured as well as three-dimensional. This makes it ideal for working abstractly or in a representational style. Explore melting and fusing, line and edge, collage and texture. For experienced students this is an opportunity to review processes, delve into an idea more deeply, or try something new. A small wooden panel for each of the techniques demonstrated will be provided. Bring additional wood panels up to 9” x 12″. The equipment, paint, medium, brushes, and tools will be provided. No encaustic experience necessary.

October 11 - Nov 29 Eight Tuesday eves 6-830pm at the Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA

3 spots open as of 9/19/16

www.visarts.org


Encaustic Painting

all levels
Encaustic painting is an ancient, luminous medium that is made of molten beeswax, pigment, and resin. In the same painting, it can appear smooth, shiny, or textured as well as three-dimensional. This makes it ideal for working abstractly or in a representational style. Explore melting and fusing, line and edge, collage and texture. For experienced students this is an opportunity to review processes, delve into an idea more deeply, or try something new. A small wooden panel for each of the techniques demonstrated will be provided. Bring additional wood panels up to 9” x 12″. The equipment, paint, medium, brushes, and tools will be provided. No encaustic experience necessary.