YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN AN ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOP IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUR SUMMER EXHIBIT, WAX AND WILDFLOWERS. Lean more about painting with wax as a mixed media experience!
Taught by Lyn Belisle, nationally-known teacher, artist, designer, and writer.
ENCAUSTIC COLLAGE EXPLORATION
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Taught by Lyn Belisle
Semmes Studio, San Antonio Art League
Limit 8 Students
$85 Tuition SAALM Members
$95 Tuition Non-Members
All Basic Materials Provided
Layered Stories: Encaustic Collage Exploration is an all-level workshop designed to introduce you to simple encaustic techniques, composition mastery, and layering. This workshop allows you to use your own images or studio images to layer stories through translucent beeswax and mixed media. It is designed to explain in a hands-on way the process of working with encaustic as a mixed-media resource.
Enhancing collage with encaustic medium or beeswax is a natural extension of mixed media studio practice. It is as if beeswax and paper were made for each other. Encaustic wax gives paper a luminous quality and sometimes makes it translucent, which is great for layering. Layering, glazing, embedding, stylus incising, subtractive impressions and markmaking and some of the basic techniques we will explore in combination with our narrative images.
Artists have a general idea of composition and what to add first and second and so on. But then all of the principles and elements of art add jumble and hesitation as we try to take those first critical steps toward a meaningfully structured mixed media piece. And carrying it through to completion without some kind of a roadmap can be tough. This workshop helps us build that roadmap through Alignment, Breathing space, and Thirds.
The Project – create a narrative encaustic collage that tells a compelling story using photos and textures.
The Process – create two encaustic collages on substrates. Explore effective story-telling composition. Enhance the wax and images with mixed-media techniques.
The Goal – enjoy learning about the beauty of beeswax as a mixed-media tool while developing your skills in collage composition.
About the Teacher:
Lyn Belisle is a nationally-known teacher, artist, designer, and writer. She teaches mixed-media workshops at Lyn Belisle Studio in San Antonio, which she founded in January of 2013. She also teaches nationally, most recently in Santa Fe, Provincetown, Washington State, and Taos.
Her online workshops and ebooks cover an array of creative topics for all levels of learners. Her favorite media are earthenware, paper and fiber. She has authored two articles for Cloth Paper Scissors magazine as well as a coloring book on the folk art of Mexico.
She is VP of the International Encaustic Artists and President-Elect of the San Antonio Art League.
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$85/$95 REGISTRATION FOR ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOP: LAYERED STORIES