Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Exciting encaustic workshop

Our excitement knows no bounds. Our ducks are in a row, we made it happen! Fellow artist, Carol Bajen-Gahm - # 1 lead- and I are coordinating a printmaking and encaustic workshop in St. John's, Newfoundland. From August 28 to 31, 2009, Anita Singh, a local printmaker, and Laura Moriarty, encaustic artist and instructor with R & F Paints, will lead artists in a series of activities that begin with the production of prints using gun arabic transfers and trace monotypes and end with the use of these prints to develop various works in encaustic.

The printmaking activities will take place at St. Michael's Printshop, downtown St. John's, and we then move to Carol's studio in lovely Torbay, on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, to do the encaustic portion. Additional details about this workshop can be found on the R & F Paints site. If you are interested in encaustic and want a great holiday destination, this is the workshop for you. Interest is high and half the seats are already taken.


self taught artist said...

congrats on this! anyone who learns from you is LUCKY. wish i could be there too!

Nancy Natale said...

This sounds very interesting, Margaret. I have had experience making prints from xerox copies using gum arabic and it's pretty amazing. I don't know if that's the process you mean, but it's a good one. And then using encaustic in addition sounds very engaging. Good luck and happy workshop!