This spring I will again be offering my Intro to Encaustics Course at the Ottawa School of Art (Orleans location). The class will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 Monday afternoons from April 24th to June 19th. Please visit the school website or the end of this post for a full course description.
We always have a great time experimenting with various techniques. See below the work of a couple of my fabulous students!
A straight up landscape by Tara Moore created by building up layers of colour...
A bundle of asparagus rendered by Sam McGarva through a meticulous digging back to depict fine details...
A collage composition by Tara featuring a wedding and child's party dress. Note the exquisite detail such as the wire coat hangers, lace, beads and sewing in metallic thread!
You too can have such fun! Just enroll! (See the course description below).
This course will explore the lustrous and visceral medium of encaustics. Students will begin by becoming acquainted with mixing pigment and wax and adjusting transparency and opacity. Class projects will involve the layering of colours, working with brush stroke, creating texture and relief pottery tools and collage. Participants will have the opportunity to incorporate drawing, fabric, sewing and found elements into compositions. The course will conclude with an independent project in which students can employ their favourite techniques.
FYI you also get to experiment with a blow torch.