Textures Galore! with Corina Alvarezdelugo

Wednesday, June 1
1 session

Students will learn how to control their paint to make it work for their creative artistic needs. After a brief introduction on how to apply wax for a smooth finish, the focus will be on different ways to add texture and dimension to their works in a controlled and premeditated way, using only encaustic for this purpose. Students will learn to build up texture using the “dry” brush technique, to build up surface (accretion technique), fill up crevices, layering and scraping, hollow relief, dripping, and splattering. They will also learn, how using different tools can help them achieve different textural effects.

Corina Alvarezdelugo was born in Valencia, Venezuela. After formal training with Venezuelan painter and sculptor Luis Alvarez de Lugo, she studied at Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, and earned her BFA with Honors and Distinction from Albertus Magnus College, New Haven. Working with different materials and techniques in mixed media painting and sculpture, her work has been shown in galleries and museums in South America, the Caribbean, and in the USA, including the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City. She has won awards from major organizations in Connecticut and New York, being the most recent an Artist-in residency at the Vermont Studio Center with a Merit-based Grant, and a featured segment on Spotlight on the Arts on the TV Magazine, All Things Connecticut aired this year on CPTV. Her work is in private collections worldwide.