The focus of this advanced encaustic workshop will be to diverge from the square and rectangle, while diving more deeply into color. By assembling, nailing, screwing, hinging and gluing together wood forms, students will combine shapes and encaustic paints to create sculptures or 3 dimensional paintings. Participants will learn how to understand colors by their hue, chroma, and value, gaining insights into how color affects balance, contrast, movement, pattern and composition.
TUITION: $230 + FEES: $85
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 magazines profile One to Watch on standout artists in Maine. Vander Schaaf is the president of New England Wax and one of seven Core Instructors for R&F Handmade Paints. 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 Jurors Award in association with the 10th International Encaustic Conference. In addition, Vander Schaaf is a 200 hr Kripalu yoga teacher working on her 500 hr certification.
Jumbo Presto pancake griddle, heat gun (available at your local hardware store), potter's needle and assorted pottery looping tools, multiple unprimed cradled panels up to 12" x 12", roll of masking tape, scissors, and ruler, natural bristle paintbrushes (I recommend hake brushes), razor blades. Optional: they can bring small pieces of wood for working with dimensionally. I will provide an assortment of small wood pieces, as well as all the paint, medium, pigment stick, nails, a couple of hammers, quick drying adhesive, and color charts.