Friday, August 26, 2011

Encaustic Painting Workshops - Fall

Instructor: Gwendolyn Plunkett
Workshop at LoneStar College, CyFair Campus
You may have to register on campus but below are the numbers
you need to register.  

LoneStar College-CyFair campus 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433
Through Continuing Ed
Saturdays, 10:00 – 2:00
beginning September 24 – Oct 29
8 students max
Catalog number ARTSC 3800059   5001 SA  Class number 14510
Room 116  in Fine Arts Bldg.


                    And at
Sat and Sunday November 5 & 6     8 students max
Register for this workshop through the Craft Center.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Workshop Schedule for July and August

See workshop descriptions below schedule
Note that there is a cost reduction from last summer due to a reduction in length of workshop day.
To reserve a spot contact me via e-mail for availability and then spot is reserved upon a receipt of payment via mail to my address.

You will receive full refund if cancellation is made at least one week prior to workshop date. 

All workshops are limited to two participants.  
Cost of each two-day workshop is $200.  

Beginning Level I - 2 Day Intensive  
Hours: 10:00 - 3:30   Lunch Break: 12:30 - 1:15 
July 9 and 10 (Saturday and Sunday) 
July 12 and 13 (Tuesday and Wednesday) 
August 6  and  7 (Saturday and Sunday) 
August 9 and 10 (Tuesday and Wednesday) 

Beginning Level II - 2 Day Intensive 
Hours: 10:00 - 3:30   Lunch Break: 12:30 - 1:15
July 16 and 17 (Saturday and Sunday)
July 21 and 22  (Thursday and Friday
August 13 and 14 (Saturday and Sunday)
August 16 and 17 ( Tuesday and Wednesday)

Intermediate Level (two spaces available per each two-day workshop)
Hours: 10:00-3:30  Lunch Break: 12:30 - 1:15
July 26 and 27 (Tuesday and Wednesday)
July 30 and 31(Saturday and Sunday)
August 18 and 19 (Thursday and Friday)

Open Studio  
Thursdays July 14,  July 19, July 28
9:30 - 12:30   (2 spots available) $30
1:30 - 3:30      (2 spots available) $30

Beginning Level I - 2-Day Intensive
Cost: $200
Materials: All materials and equipment supplied
Instruction covers:
     Brief history of Encaustics
     Safety Measures
     Materials & equipment
     Substrate options
     Priming Options
     Priming substrate
     Fusing with heat gun
     Fusing with small torch
     Smooth and rough surfaces
     Opaque and translucent color
     Various techniques of creating textures
     Scribing or drawing into the wax
     Transfers and collage 

Beginning Level II  -  2-Day Intensive 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: $200
Materials: All materials and equipment supplied
Instruction covers:  Review of techniques previously covered plus demos of the following techniques:
     Textured surfaces continued
     Transferring imagery
     Embedding materials
     Making medium  

Intermediate Intensive  -  2-Day (Directed Study) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: $200

Instruction includes reinforcing techniques that were covered in previous Level I and II workshops and/or from student's independent work. Student will focus on some idea or theme to carry through a small series. 
     Experimentation with mixing media
     Expand working techniques with stencils and masking
     Expand working techniques with controlled and non-controlled textures
     More use of torch

Open Studio is for those workshop participants who want to work but have no studio.
There is no instruction. Only medium and equipment is provided. Substrates and paint may
be purchased at local art supply stores Texas Art Supply (RF brand) on Montrose and Art Supply on McGowan and Main downtown, (Encaustikos brand.)
Cost: $30 per 3 hour session

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Spring Encaustic Workshop at Lone Star College, CyFair campus

These paintings were made by Hayes Parker in one of my 2-day summer studio workshops.
Here is the information you need to register for the Spring Encaustic Workshop at Lone Star College, CyFair.
You will have to register on campus in the CE Department, MOD 1 building.
Encaustic Painting - ARTS C - 3800059   5011-2011 Spring

The class meets in the Arts building Rm 115.
Class begins on Sat. Feb 5 and runs for six consecutive Saturdays.
Class time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Paint, medium,  small wooden panel substrates, some oil bars and oil paint, some paper for collage,  and all equipment are supplied by school.
Students should supply their own drawings, photocopies, objects for embedding, extra collage material compatible with wax, shop towels, and oil bars of your choice of colors.

By Linda Walker in Fall workshop at CyFair.

There are some excellent books on the market today about painting with encaustics. Most can be found on Amazon. Although I have my books available during workshop, it is very beneficial for you to have your own.
By Celine in the Fall workshop at CyFair

This workshop covers the following:
Brief history of wax/encaustic as a medium for art making
Safety precaustions with equipment, tools, and studio ventilation
Types of substrates appropriate for use with wax
Several ways of priming substrates

At end of workshop, participant should have at least 12 paintings that demonstrate a working knowledge of the following techniques:
transparent and opaque uses of encaustic paint, collage with wax, image transfer, embedding objects, pouring techniques, smooth and rough textures, stencils and masks, and dipping methods.

See images below in earlier posts of students work from both the workshop at school and at my studio.

The studio where we hold classes at CyFair. This class was several semesters ago and we are showing Joanne Mattera's book on encaustic most of us refer to as "the encaustic bible."