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Instructor: Laura Moriarty
June 25 - 29
Monday - Friday
1 - 4pm
5 Sessions

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This encaustic workshop is all about experimentation. Working with simple hand tools and using excavational techniques, we will focus on aspects of the process which parallels those found in the natural world; friction, embedding, heating and cooling, enfolding, fracturing, erosion, conglomeration. With process as a metaphorical touchstone, we will take a hands-on approach to a number of 2- and 3-dimensional projects intended to lead to the discovery of curious cause and effect relationships. Participants can expect to create a varied collection of curious specimens that can exist in their own right, or be incorporated into new pieces of art.

Laura Moriarty makes process-driven sculptural paintings and works on paper, creating forms, colors, textures and patterns that result from the same processes that shape and reshape the earth. A lifelong resident of the Hudson River Valley, Laura maintains a studio in Rosendale, New York and currently teaches at R&F Handmade Paints and as a Visiting Artist in studios both in the U.S. and abroad. Before taking up encaustic, Laura received training in hand papermaking and printmaking from Women's Studio Workshop. Laura's work is exhibited extensively throughout the United States and abroad and is included in many public and private collections. Among her honors are a Grant from the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation and two Pollock-Krasner Grants, as well as many artist residencies and fellowships.