Alternative Surfaces with Jodi Reeb

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Alternative Surfaces with Jodi Reeb

240.00

Monday
June 4
10am – 4pm

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Monday
June 4
10 – 4pm

What do you use to impart some interesting surface finishes in your encaustic paintings? I will demonstrate alternative absorbent surfaces I have explored that can be partnered with encaustic painting.  We will use a variety of surface treatments including powdered graphite, glass shards and acrylic metallic paints that patina or oxidize. The paints are water-based and contain real metal particles such as iron, copper and bronze. To create beautiful, rusted and patinas finishes on the encaustic surface, we will a solution of peroxide, salt and vinegar, which speeds up the oxidation process. These surfaces can be layered with encaustic or be the final finish. I have tested these mediums on encaustic paint using the freezer method and have found them to be very durable and adhere well.  The metallic paints bind on porous and non-porous surfaces.


Reeb lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has been a full-time artist and teacher for 20 years. She has taught printmaking, acrylic and encaustic painting as well as book arts.  Her artwork has been shown nationally receiving numerous awards and is in many private and corporate collections nationally such as Target Corporation, United HealthCare Group, Hilton Hotel Minneapolis and Wells Fargo Mortgage. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where she instructed printmaking in the Continuing Studies program for over 9 years. She also has been teaching acrylic and encaustic painting workshops for the past 6 years at the Minnetonka Center for Art and in her studio. Jodi creates her mixed-media paintings and sculptures in her studio at the Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art in Minneapolis, but travels to the countryside to receive her inspiration, combining contrasting landscapes and environments in her work.