In this workshop we will explore how the nature of paper is transformed through contact with wax. Working with both Japanese and Western paper, participants will dip paper in wax, sculpt it, and attach it to wood panels. Using encaustic medium, a variety of art papers, and photocopies, we will create one of a kind collages. We will also experience the immediacy of pulling monoprints from hot plates using encaustic paint and silicone tools. These prints can be mounted on wood panels or framed, displayed, or cut up and collaged. Open to all levels. No prior experience necessary.
TUITION: $240 + FEES: $60
Dietlind Vander Schaaf holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco and an MA from the University of Southern Maine. Her work has been described as the transformation of disparate objects into elegantly simple compositions of pattern and grace (Artscope). She has exhibited nationally and was featured in the April 2016 Maine Home + Design magazine's profile One to Watch on standout artists in Maine. Vander Schaaf is a Core Instructor for R&F Handmade Paints and the president of New England Wax. She is the recipient of grants from the Maine Arts Commission and International Encaustic Artists, a Tending Space Artist Fellowship from the Hemera Foundation, and the JurorÌös Award in association with the 10th International Encaustic Conference. In addition, she is a 200 hr Kripalu yoga teacher working on her 500 hr certification. www.dietlindvanderschaaf.com
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