Fusing Art + Wax: Encaustic Collage Master Class
The Pink Bloop, Encaustic monotype, 24 x 24 inches
Full refund by November 15, 2023. If you want to be on the waiting list, please contact me.
December 9 and 10, 2023 In-person in Carlsbad
Registration deadline: November 30, 2023
Level: Intermediate | Class size: 8
Over the course of two-full days dedicated to artistic creation, you will acquire technical expertise and collage composition skills while harnessing your creative intuition to craft a truly unique encaustic collage.
Traditional collage relies mainly on adhering paper to a surface using glue. However, encaustic collage elevates this art form by employing encaustic medium to fuse paper and occasionally three-dimensional assemblage objects. In this course, we’re taking it a step further, delving into the exciting world of encaustic monotypes to infuse your work with completely distinctive and original imagery. Think of it as collage on an unique creative journey.
If you have made any encaustic monotypes, please bring them. But if you don’t, fret not; we’ll dedicate a few hours to creating two mesmerizing monotypes that will become the heart of your collage work.
What you’ll learn:
• The unique results collage will bring to your work
• Collage composition, unifying your work, creating balance
• Using dynamic backgrounds
• Proper substrates to use
• Encaustic monotype demo
• Mounting backgrounds
• Layering materials including paper, netting and silk
• Adhering various papers and encaustic monotypes
• Imbedding three-dimensional objects
• Applying oil stick, oil pastel, India ink and pan pastel
• Useful tips working with different papers
Supplied materials: One 8 x 8 in. substrate panel, encaustic medium, encaustic paints, hot box, pan pastels, oil sticks, collage papers, PVC adhesive, 2 print making papers for encaustic monotypes
You’ll need to bring: Small sharp scissors, favorite collage papers including watercolor, acrylic or gelli prints,1-2 encaustic monotypes, Elmer’s Xtra Strength Glue Stick, apron, rigid surface for additional work, snack.