Friday, February 25, 2011

All things wax

All my preparations are completed for may attendance at the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA  which begins on June 3, 2011.  I fly into Boston on June 1, meet my fellow conference participant, Carol Bajen-Gahm and drive down to the Cape. We have lovely condo accommodations thanks to Carol's daughter. What a week it will be.  After the conference finishes  there are day long post conference workshops  offered.  I plan to take two of these also and then fly to Halifax on Thursday, June 9 to attend the Annual General Meeting of CARFAC.  What an exciting trip.

Now who wouldn't want to attend a conference in a location like this? 

I'm registered for a range of conference sessions that will see me exploring image transfers , using paper in encaustic, fusing with irons, creating pattern effects in your work, and hand made paper substrates.  In addition there are panels, a key note address by Jackie Battenfield, a conference exhibition, mini exhibitions by participants in hotel rooms, a trade show and all the unscheduled learning that occurs at such events. I'm excited.

Post conference sessions I'm attending;

          Advanced Encaustic: Mainly Metals
          Charyl Weissbach

As our practice continues, we may find ourselves looking to explore some materials more deeply. This advanced workshop focuses on the metallic. Boston-based painter Charyl Weissbach, who uses metals extensively in her own work, will demonstrate a variety of techniques and materials: gilding above and below the surface with various metallic foils, metallic oil sticks, the use of metal flakes, mica, and iridescent pigments. You will integrate these materials and techniques into your own projects with Charyl available to work with you.

       Masks and Stencils
        Deanna Wood 

Following her demo during the conference, Deanna will get you working on ways to create unique or repeated images through the use of masks and stencils, which you’ll make yourself with acetate, tracing paper and regular copy paper. You’ll learn how to temporarily attach the masks, cut out a design using an x-acto knife, and the advantages/disadvantages of various materials. 

This weekend I have two days booked for group studio time at Torbay Bight StudiosI plan to work on a piece for my submission to the Beeline Juried exhibition.  


hw (hallie) farber said...

Sounds like an exciting June for you.

Kathy said...

Have a wonderful time!! I know you will :-)