Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spring Encaustic Workshop at LoneStar College, CyFair

Hayes Parker: Bowl with paper, plaster cloth, encaustic, powdered graphite.  This piece was cast in sand. 
Last day of the Spring Encaustic workshop at LoneStar College, CyFair was Saturday. We were all sad to see it end and everyone was wanting more days added on to the 6 weeks course.  (six Saturdays) Below are photos of some of the works produced the participants. Keep in mind that even though this is an introductory level class, several of the participants have experience with encaustics beyond this workshop. All are artists working in other media.  One of the students has a studio set up for wax at home so some of his pieces were made outside of class during this 6 weeks. 
Take a look.  Congratulations to each of them. Great work!

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Above: Two views of the Box by Hayes Parker. Size is about 16" x 16" x 5".  Encaustic, paper, powdered graphite over cardboard box.

Other works by Hayes Parker. Here you can get a sense of scale since I do not have the exact sizes.

Hayes Parker: on Encaustibord panel, 8 x 12 inches, encaustic and shellac.

Hayes Parker: Encaustic textured  on plywood panel

Hayes Parker, bowl and box. Bowl is about 13 inches in diameter. 

Hayes Parker: Encaustic on plywood panels with added rusted parts. Maybe shellac and mica flakes.  12 x 12 inch panels. 

Hayes Parker: Box, wood with encaustic and shellac
Hayes Parker: Encaustic with paper and shellac on plywood panel, 12 x 12 inches. 
Hayes Parker, more texture
Linda Walker's work
More of Linda Walker's work. 

Joelle cleaning up at end of workshop

Joelle's  poured piece. Didn't get a photo when she removed the tape.

Some of Joelle's little paintings on plywood and Encaustibords.

Patty and Joelle cleaning at end of session.

Monday, February 6, 2012

New Dates for Encaustic Workshop at Lone Star

The Encaustic Workshop planned at LoneStar College, CyFair has been rescheduled with a new start date. 
There are still three seats available. Below is the information you need to register. 
On LoneStar's home page, you will log into MYLonestar. To do that you must create a user name and password. When you get to the home page of MyLonestar, scroll down to CE and CE Registration and click there. Should take you the right spot for registration. 

Encaustic Painting
ARTSC*3800059*5002   REG# 17553   2/18/12 – 4/21/12   SA   10AM-2PM    ARTS 116    No class on 3/17 or 4/7.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Intro to Encaustics - Spring Workshop
You can now register for the Spring Encaustic Painting Workshop. The workshop dates are
Saturdays beginning Feb. 4, 2012 and run 6 Saturdays through March 10 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm each Saturday. The workshop is held in the Center for the Arts Building on the CyFair campus in Room #116.
To register on-line go to the LoneStar website and click into MyLonestar. You will have to establish a user name and password there. In MyLoneStar, scroll down the page to the CE section. Just below the red CE sign is another button that says CE on-line registration. Click that and you will be taken to the form to be filled with the information below.  
Registration on campus is done in the CASA Building.   The school address is 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433

ARTSC 3800059 - 5001   Encaustic Painting (3800059 is the catalog number)
Lone Star College System | 2012 Spring
Class Number
Location: LoneStar College CyFair, LSC-CyFair and in person.
Instructor: Gwendolyn Plunkett

If you have any questions about registrations or class content, please contact me. 

Workshop Covers the information below:
·      Brief history of Encaustics from antiquity to now
·      Safety Measures
·      Materials and equipment
·      Substrate options
·      Priming Options

  • Painting and fusing
  • Smooth and rough surfaces
  • Opaque and translucent color
  • Various techniques of creating textures
  • Scribing or drawing into wax
  • Transfers  and Collage techniques
  • Textured surfaces
  •  Pouring
  • Dipping
  • Embedding materials