Encaustic Workshop by Carolyn Springer

Posted on | Thursday, June 9, 2011 | No Comments

June 26, 1pm - 3:30pm

Encaustic: Paint made from pigment mixed with beeswax and resin fixed with heat.
Carolyn Springer is a faculty member for the University of Indianapolis and the Herron School of Art and Design. 

Price of Workshop $75.00 which includes materials.

In this workshop you will produce what is called a "soul portrait" which will utilize the encaustic technology with photographs of loved ones, Xerox copies, buttons, keys, watch parts, letters etc. to collage a memory portrait. Bees wax will be used as glue to combine the collage together.

Supplies provided:
Beeswax, slow cookers, paint brushes with natural hair bristles, art canvas or wood surfaces (5x5 or 5x7), various collage items, heat guns, quilting irons, crayons, pigment sticks, paper towels.

Materials suggested to bring:
Family photographs or photocopies in various sizes, scissors, apron, thin garden gloves & collage items:
Old letters or postcards, old tape measure, maps, dictionary pages, keys, coins, dolls or doll parts, old toy game pieces, dominoes, dice, matchboxes, playing cards, stamps, dress patterns, lace, fabric, buttons, brass charms, bones, shells, flowers, nails, washers, twine, fishing lures etc.

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