Waxing Poetic: Creating Magic in Encaustic Artwork
February 10 & 11
10:30am - 3:30pm
Learn the basics of working with encaustic medium and collage. We will experiment with the additive and subtractive qualities of creating with hot wax. We will create texture by building up wax and carving it away. This introductory workshop will let you experiment with a variety of techniques and materials and create three finished encaustic pieces that use wax to beautifully enhance our creations. For a preview of encaustic techniques, join artist Kelly Schaub for a free encaustic demo on Wednesday, January 18, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm during the weekly Artisan Market.
Collage artist Kelly Schaub lives and works from her studio in Rockport, Texas and is active in arts organization sin Rockport, Port Aransas, and Corpus Christi as venues for her teaching and exhibitions. Self-taught and a livelong learner. Schaub began exploring mixed media collage in 214 when she packed up all her belongings in a vintage RV and began life on the road. In 2020, Schaub launched Collage -Lab.com, an online resource for collage artists. She was profiled in Kolaj Magazine's World Collage Day Special Edition in 2019. She was honored with a purchase award from the Doug & Laurie Kanyer Art Collection, along with awards for mixed media collage from Art Center of Corpus Christi, Port Aransas Art Center, Art League of South Texas, and Art Association of Corpus Christi. Additionally, Schaub was self-published sevreral collections of colage through her everydaypaper.rocks website. She has curated international collage exhibits and is represented by Moon Over Water Gallery in Rockport. Her work is featured in several publications, including Collage Care: Transforming Emotions and Life Experiences with Collage, by Laurie Kanyer, MA.
Questions for Kelly? firstname.lastname@example.org
Some supplies are provided, but students will need to bring the following:
Encaustic Medium - 1 pound
Small aluminum loaf pan to heat your medium
Eclectic griddle or electric frying pan - short extension cord or power strip is helpful
Hake brushes and/or natural bristly chip brushes
3 cradled wood panels at least 5" x 5"
YES! Paste or Nori Paste
Metal spoon or bone folder or burnishing tool
Waxed paper or parchment paper
If you want to get one color of encaustic wax, black or white is recommended. Encaustikos alo offers "sample pack " if you want to play with lots of color!
Instructor will provide:
Metal tools for etching - instructor will have a variety of clay tools & dental tools that you may use - if you have a ceramic loop, this is very helpful.
Graphite, vegetable oil, oils pastels etc.
Variety of vintage papers - you can bring your own too!
Please contact the instructor if you have any questions about the supplies.
There are no refunds, exchanges only if the Art Center cancels the class. You are welcome to give your spot to a friend or relative please email email@example.com