This is a 5-day workshop. Classes run 9 – 4 pm daily and tuition includes lunch.
The Wax Praxis is designed for you to embark on a 5-day deep dive into a comprehensive of encaustic painting and its various applications. Starting with an overview of the encaustic medium’s deep ancient history, to grounds, tools, brushes, fusing methods, safety, palette preparation, color mixing and layering, the Wax Praxis will open up a world of creative possibilities to apply to your painting practice.
This class will explore the rudiments and essentials of painting with wax to fully incorporate prints, photographs, textile embossing, collage materials and other media such as pan pastels and pigment sticks into encaustic paintings. Layering with any kind of paint forms the stage in which to translate your inspirations and creative visions into wax. In this class, students will learn to layer medium by creating transparent color layers to achieve depth.
The elements and materials that come together with encaustic painting form a unique alchemy. There are a lot of ways to work with heat and on an encaustic surface while it is still warm. I will demonstrate the adherent nature of wax and various image transfer techniques it offers up such as laser, inkjet, Xerox, graphite and carbon transfer.
Each day will begin with a demonstration of specific techniques. Rather than a purely technique driven workshop however, the Wax Praxis is designed more for students to discover new techniques to then apply to an existing creative narrative or to bring concepts and ideas into fruition for their work.
** THERE ARE JUST 2 SPOTS LEFT IN THIS WORKSHOP**
This price includes daily lunch, material fees, applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars
Elise Wagner has been a working artist in Oregon for nearly four decades. Wagner taught herself how to work with encaustic as an oil painter. She is a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant Recipient, was a 2022 recipient of the Artist Reliance Award and awarded grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, the Regional Arts and Culture Council and the Ford Family Foundation.Click here to read more about ELISE WAGNER