Ed Dolinger, owner of Dialog Studios in Roanoke, informs me that the gallery will return from over a year of hibernation, starting with the workshop described in the text of the release below. —MikeA
Introduction to Encaustic Painting Workshop
About Encaustic: Encaustic is an ancient painting technique using hot beeswax mixed with resin and pigment. The word Encaustic comes from the ancient Greek term Encaustikos which means “to burn in”. During the past few years it has become a popular medium for contemporary artists because of its lush luminosity, and translucent qualities. It can be used with collage materials, image transfers and photography along with many other materials and applications. Encaustic is permanent and archival yet it can be reworked easily. Layers of molten wax are applied to the support surface and each layer is fused with a heat to the previous layer.
This is an introductory workshop, for all levels of artists.
Instructor: Jeff Juhlin (www.jeffjuhlin.com)
Location: Dialog Studios, 208 4th Street, SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
Date: October 6th & 7th (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 10 AM to 4 PM with a 1 hour lunch break
Fee: $235 per student: includes painting materials, equipment and several, 10” x 10” un cradled wood panels to paint on.
What is covered in the workshop: There will be demonstrations that will cover the techniques listed below and each participant will complete several small encaustic paintings during the workshop.
* Safety, studio set up and general safety information related to Encaustic
* How to make clear medium
* Supports: Paper, Cradled Panels and other supports
* Preparing the surface of your support
* Melting the paint * Mixing colors * Xerox transfers
* Creating smooth or textured surfaces
* Line and edge * And more
Contact Ed Dolinger: 540-460-9968 firstname.lastname@example.org