Wednesday, June 8
This workshop will introduce you to painting with a medium that begins to harden the moment it leaves its heat source. You will learn about wax and medium, painting and fusing, working the surface to achieve various textures, substrate options, archival issues, and safe studio practices. Individual concerns will be addressed. Most importantly, why use encaustic, and how encaustic can be incorporated into your work.
What can the medium do for you? What can you do with the medium?
This is THE workshop for those wanting to get started….correctly.
Binnie Birstein is a painter known for her complex layering of images, energy lines and grids. Originally from New York City, Binnie has shown throughout the country, extensively in the Northeast, in many prestigious exhibitions, including the two museum incarnations of Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence In Contemporary Encaustic. Her work was included in R & F’s 2012 Encaustic Works, and will be included in Organic to Geometric: Investigations in Structure & Surface in 2015 at Endicott College, Beverly, Mass. A faculty member at Creative Arts Workshop as well as an instructor at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Binnie also offers private instruction from her studio in Norwalk, Connecticut.