Encaustic Monotypes and Monoprints: Beyond the basics with Leslie Giulliani

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Encaustic Monotypes and Monoprints: Beyond the basics with Leslie Giulliani

480.00

Monday & Tuesday
June 4 & 5
10am – 4pm

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Monday & Tuesday
June 4 & 5
10am – 4pm

The goal of this workshop is to give artists a new perspective into the process of printmaking with encaustic, with the aim of breaking out of color, shape, and visual vocabulary ruts. I will offer some new tools and methods to employ in their studio practice that encourage experimentation and artistic growth. In this session we will explore the experimental process of making monotypes and monoprints leading up to creating prints with a strong visual focus. We will discuss pigment characteristics inherent in the paints that will enhance the layering and mixing of colors to their best effect. Instead of going into the studio with the pressure of always having to have the big idea, we will explore the virtues of the improvisational nature or monotype making. We will add techniques to create design elements for focus and repeatable shapes and textures to amplify their impact.

We will cover:
*Planning the printmaking process
*Tools for mark making and texture
*Color layering and mixing
*Stencils
*Transfers
*Cold composition
*Combining oil and wax on the palette
*Gel plates
*Stamps
*Combining several prints to create a unified new work
*Ways to finish and present the work


Leslie Giuliani has an eclectic artistic background. Having graduated with a B.F.A. in drawing and painting, she continued her studies in esoteric art forms including fresco painting, Byzantine icon painting, gold leaf conservation, non-silver photographic processes, primitive rug hooking, digital embroidery and encaustic painting. Working at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT, she has taught hybrid forms of printmaking focusing on its application in Encaustic painting. Currently, her work involves creating monotypes, embellishing them with Digital Embroidery and sewing the pieces together to form larger works.  Ms. Giuliani is the recipient of a 2008 Artist Fellowship Grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism for Craft and is the author of several published articles on rug hooking and cyanotype photography. Her work was included in the Farnsworth Museum’s show, “Beyond Rugs” and her work is in the permanent art collections of the Housatonic Museum of Art and the state of Connecticut. She has worked with well-known artists on special projects including the architect, Richard Meier and the Argentinian artist Liliana Porter.