Monday & Tuesday, June 6 & 7
Silkscreen onto Encaustic is a process whereby images are screenprinted under and on top of a wax based surface producing images that have the luminosity of encaustic paintings while maintaining the graphic nature of silkscreened imagery. The workshop will introduce and explore various approaches to combining screenprinting and encaustic, utilizing line and halftone photo-based imagery. The technical information will be presented through a hands-on approach with emphasis on achieving each individual artist’s aesthetic goals.
Jeff Hirst is a San Francisco Bay Area-based artist who has been exhibiting his work since 1987 and has shown extensively across the United States and Europe. His work has been shown at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the McKinney Contemporary in Dallas, Butters Gallery in Portland, Oregon, and Arte Internazionale in Matera, Italy. Jeff teaches workshops at his Oakland printshop and at national venues.