July 22 All day workshop at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA


5 spots open as of May 19, 2017

www.visarts.org

more info coming soon

July 8 All day workshop at the Workhouse, Lorton, VA

www.workhousearts.com

July 6 four Thursday afternoons at Glen Allen, VA

www.artsglenallen.com

more info coming soon

June 20. Six Tuesday evenings at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA

www.visarts.org

Encaustic Painting

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting combining pigment, molten beeswax, and resin. Finished pieces can appear luminous, smooth, shiny, or textured, as well as three-dimensional. This makes the medium ideal for working in both abstract or representational styles. In this class you’ll explore melting and fusing the wax, making clean lines and edges, and methods of collage and texture. The instructor will provide 4x6 wood study panels.  Students will purchase other necessary panels no larger than 9x12". All other equipment and materials are provided.
  • email me at richmondencaustic@gmail.com with any questions.

May 20, at the Workhouse, Lorton, VA

workhousearts.org

1 spot open as of May 16

Discover the process of encaustic painting.
Sat May 20 (11am-5pm) 
Contact me with any questions at richmondencaustic@gmail.com
http://www.workhousearts.org
Encaustic painting 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 leaf impressions. 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. I work alongside of you as you discover the process of this great medium. All paint, equipment, tools and small practice panels will be supplied.
Tuition: $135
Materials: $40, payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

May 13 at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond

Full as of 051217

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 collage and texture.

April 22, Encaustic Painting at the Workhouse, Lorton, VA

5 spots open as of 040317

www.workhousearts.org

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 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) 

contact me with any questions: richmondencaustic@gmail.com

April 19 Encaustic Painting for Eight Wednesday Mornings at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond

Encaustic painting is an ancient painting method that combines pigment, molten beeswax, and resin. Finished pieces can appear luminous, smooth, shiny, or textured, as well as three-dimensional. This makes the medium ideal for working in both abstract or representational styles. In this class you’ll explore melting and fusing the wax,  line and edge, and methods of working with paper and texture.

contact me at richmondencaustic@gmail.com  with any questions.

5 spots open as of March 13

April 18, Encaustic Painting for Eight Tuesday Evenings 6-830 pm at the Visual Arts Center of Ricmond


www.visarts.org

Encaustic painting is an ancient painting method that combines pigment, molten beeswax, and resin. Finished pieces can appear luminous, smooth, shiny, or textured, as well as three-dimensional. This makes the medium ideal for working in both abstract or representational styles. In this class you’ll explore melting and fusing the wax,  line and edge, and methods of working with paper and texture.

contact me at richmondencaustic@gmail.com  with any questions.

Arrowmont: Introduction to Encaustic April 6-9, 2017


There are still a few spaces open as of 030317
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

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

3 spots open as of 03/03/17

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

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.