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Veiled Images

Stephanie Lee
9:00 - 4:30
Sat March 22

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$ 185  

Welcome, dream-weavers and storytellers, to this playful workshop where the magic of encaustic medium meets memory-sparking photographs! Picture this: a realm where waxy whispers blend with captured memories, where your snapshots transform into ethereal art pieces. In this workshop, we’ll simplify the art of encaustic work to combine layers of molten wax and your favorite images to create mesmerizing dreamscapes.
We’ll start our art pieces with our favorite photographs - vintage or current, crisp or faded, full or partial - which will be added to layers of paint, simple collage, and a soft translucent veil of wax, their details glowing with an otherworldly charm. We’ll explore layering the images under wax but also fine tuning the magical technique of image wax transfers on top of the wax.
Whether it's transforming a simple snapshot into a hazy memory of a forgotten dream or crafting a fantastical narrative with multiple images, you’ll learn to infuse your artwork with a touch of magic with the most simple and personal materials. By the end of our beeswax scented workshop, you’ll leave with a collection of ethereal art pieces, each one a new story written with treasured images and the timeless, mystical medium of encaustic.

Materials Fee $5 paid at beginning of class 
Encaustic Medium for student use and all tools and supplies needed to work with the encaustic.
Extra paint
Miscellaneous tools and supplies for group sharing and to supplement what you bring.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

5-10 Images of nature. These can be magazine pages, laser or toner copies, or vintage found images. If you bring photocopies, basic copy paper is fine and is preferred over a thick cardstock or heavier paper. I recommend you bring a variety of sizes that somewhat correspond to the sizes of the substrates you bring.
3-7 Substrates of your choice such as canvas boards, wood panels, artist boards, scraps of masonite, craft panels, etc. in sizes that you’re comfortable traveling with (no larger than 11x14). I recommend sizes such as 5x7, 8x10, etc. Having a few to work on will give you more freedom to experiment during the workshop.
A few of your favorite colors of acrylic paint, including a white that you like. Be sure to have a couple of lighter colors as well so that the white space in your images will be visible.
A small container of your favorite collage glue. I like Liquitex Soft gel matte medium.
A few of your favorite art brushes including one that is 1-2” wide.
A small collection of collage papers. These can be small pieces and just a few stuffed in an envelope to pull from if you want will be ine. These are different from the nature-themed images you will bring and I recommend that for the collage papers you focus on patterns and color and not so much defined images.

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