Advanced Painting Techniques with Alexandre Masino

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Advanced Painting Techniques with Alexandre Masino

480.00

June 5 & 6
Monday & Tuesday
10am - 4pm

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June 5 & 6
Monday & Tuesday
10 - 4pm

An additional materials fee will be due on or before the first day of class.

This two day workshop offers a great opportunity to develop, refine and widen the approaches of your painting techniques. During the first day, we will discuss different aspects of encaustic painting. Alexandre will demonstrate his use of the medium by showing different steps of his approach. Presenting the advantages of the double-boilers, he will demonstrate ways to achieve interesting textures, various fusing methods, using drawing tools, indirect drawing, underpainting, the great versatility of fan brushes and so on….  All these techniques can easily be applied both to representation or abstraction. The participants may either work from photos, from objects or in an abstract manner, but the main focus will be geared towards a painterly approach.  Staying away from tricks and gadgets, the goal is to push your own technique and art practice by suggesting new avenues to explore and provide different ways to achieve your vision.

The main focus of the second day is to allow the participants to explore the various notions presented in the first day. Alexandre will talk individually to each participant about their own practice, and how they can further develop their painting ability, control and understanding of the visual language. The objective is to make sure that each participant returns to their practice with new tools and knowledge, having a higher level of understanding of painting and of the encaustic medium and its many subtleties.


Alexandre Masino's practice has been devoted to encaustic painting for more than 15 years. His work has been presented in more than fifty solo and group exhibitions in galleries and art centers across Canada, the United States and Europe. He his known for his painterly approach, both in painting and monotype, using representation in dialogue with a subtle and expressive use of encaustic. His work is included in curated shows and publications on a regular bases. Alexandre has been teaching and exhibiting at the Conference since the first year. He also teaches master classes at R&F Handmade Paints and Concordia University in Montreal. Working as an external advisor in research and development for Kama Pigments, he contributed to the refinement of their various products of encaustic paint. Alexandre Masino’s works can be found in various public and private collections throughout North America and Europe. He is represented by the galleries de Bellefeuille (Montreal), Christine Klassen (Calgary), Concept Art (Pittsburgh), and St-Laurent & Hill (Ottawa).