Fired Up with Pat Spainhour

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Fired Up with Pat Spainhour

240.00

Thursday, June 1
10am - 4pm

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Thursday, June 1
10am - 4pm

An additional materials fee of $35 will be due on or before the first day of class.

Who likes to play with fire? Pat Spainhour, assisted by her blacksmith husband Paul Spainhour, will present a one day workshop experimenting with the burned surface and encaustic paint. Students will learn how to scorch paper, use fireworks (sparklers) on paper, brand a wood panel, and even create texture with gunpowder. This is an exciting experience, safety measures will be in place, and the  burning controlled. Beeswax, medium, and encaustic paints will be introduced to the surface for finishing techniques.


Pat Spainhour is a contemporary painter-printmaker, having recently retired from teaching at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She earned a BFA degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has 36 years of experience teaching studio art and art history. Pat studied encaustic painting with Tremain Smith in 2006 and Paula Roland in 2009. Pat Spainhour was recently presented with the Innovation Award at the Fire on the Mountain gallery show for a collaborative sculpture combining her encaustic work on paper and an iron support created by her husband, Paul Spainhour.