Beginning Encaustic with Deborah Winiarski

Tuesday, May 31
1 session

In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore the luminous beauty and versatility of encaustic painting.  The workshop will focus on encaustic painting basics, as well as how to easily and inexpensively incorporate encaustic into a regular studio practice.  Equipment and tools, encaustic paint recipes, pigmenting options, painting supports, safety considerations and more will be discussed.  Participants will learn how to create image, texture and line using a variety of techniques and how to embed collage elements, found objects and image transfers within translucent layers of wax.  Ample time for hands-on work will be provided.

Deborah Winiarski teaches a mixed-media class and the encaustic workshops at The Art Students League of New York in Manhattan.  In 2015, Ms. Winiarski curated the exhibition, CASTING SHADOWS – Work in Dimension and Relief, at Julie Heller East Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts, as part of Conference 9’s Curatorial Program.  Deborah Winiarski is Featured Artworks Editor for ‘ProWax Journal,’ a quarterly online publication for professional artists working in the medium of encaustic.  She also moderates ‘ProWax Forum,’ an online discussion group where questions regarding encaustic materials, technique, and vision are answered.  Her work is currently represented by Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York City, Broadhurst Gallery, Pinehurst, North Carolina, and Elizabeth Clement Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts, and New York City.