Encaustics: Image Transfers in Hot Wax
Saturday, April 9 / 10 am – 4 pm
Encaustic transforms and enhances images of all kinds. Bring in old photographs, new photographs, illustrations, images from books, text, music or maps and we will create beautiful pieces that honor the imagery of our lives. We will transfer and collage these images and also use carbon transfer paper, graphite, metal foils, and rub-ons as well. By the end of class you will have completed 3-4 small paintings with your images. If you are interested in encaustic this is a great introduction.
Instructor: Jessica Weems
Ages: Adult (Ages 15+) / All levels
Images/Papers/Text/Maps to collage:
This can be anything on medium-weight to tissue-weight paper, even napkins! A class selection will also be made available to play and experiment with.
To transfer these must be toner-based PHOTOCOPIES from a copy shop (Staples, Kinkos, etc.) of any images/text/maps/illustration. Laser prints should also work. Ink-based images WILL NOT TRANSFER! Must be toner! Transferring will FLIP/MIRROR the images so get them mirror-flipped when photocopying to fix this.
Any scraping/carving tools you already own (supply sill be provided if you do not have any).