Mirella Vassallo: Encaustics 19-20th May 2018

$280.00

Photo encaustics. An exciting encaustic workshop for all levels …beginner to advanced. Make art from photos. Learn about materials, techniques and how to tweak your existing encaustic skills to suit their application to photos. From basic encaustic wax over photos to more intricate detail of enhancing them with collage using a variety of objects, found or sentimental small mementos. No need to be a photographer even bad photos can become good art. Unleash your creativity and experiment adding your personal touch with skills learnt, brushstrokes, rich imagery, collage, drip, & colour glazes.

Wax has the ability to refract light in unique ways adding otherworldly and ephemeral qualities to your photos. This workshop will give you the working knowledge of this versatile medium and processes so you can explore and further develop your creative style.

Description

Photo encaustics. An exciting encaustic workshop for all levels …beginner to advanced. Make art from photos. Learn about materials, techniques and how to tweak your existing encaustic skills to suit their application to photos. From basic encaustic wax over photos to more intricate detail of enhancing them with collage using a variety of objects, found or sentimental small mementos. No need to be a photographer even bad photos can become good art. Unleash your creativity and experiment adding your personal touch with skills learnt, brushstrokes, rich imagery, collage, drip, & colour glazes.

Wax has the ability to refract light in unique ways adding otherworldly and ephemeral qualities to your photos. This workshop will give you the working knowledge of this versatile medium and processes so you can explore and further develop your creative style.

Requirement list:

We will be working with 3 – 5 A4 size printed photos and wooden boards. All photos and boards will be provided. Cost of these is included in the materials cost of $50 which also covers encaustic wax, gesso, glues, and other materials.

Please note most items on requirement list (except collage elements) will also be provided so don’t feel you have to bring everything, just bring what you can that way you won’t have to wait around to use the communal supply.

* small container to hold vegetable oil

* paper towel

*cotton rags (couple of handkerchief size rags)

*any carving/ scribing/ stylus tools for marking wax

*old credit card or trowel for spreading glue

* gloves – single-use vinyl

* small watercolour paints and/or watercolour pencils, or just good quality colour pencils

*tracing paper

*fine sandpaper (small amount, ¼ sheet will do)

* wax pastels

*panpastels

*stamps (wooden or rubber)

*Scissor

*small foam brayer

* trimming knife pen


Collage elements

*decorative tissue papers or interesting paper napkins

* metal leaf

small objects – we will be glueing them on a wooden substrate or encapsulating in wax

For example…..

* natural thin fabric (with small printed patterns work best) eg silk, cheesecloth

*buttons

* natural fibre thread

*small shells

*bark

*feathers

*mosaic pieces

*jewels

*dried out tea bags

*anything else you can think of.

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