Metal | Metallic with Dietlind Vander Schaaf

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Metal | Metallic with Dietlind Vander Schaaf

480.00

June 8 & 9
Thursday & Friday
10am - 4pm

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June 8 & 9
Thursday & Friday
10am - 4pm

An additional materials fee of $45 will be due on or before the first day of class.

Metal | Metallic is a two-day encaustic workshop designed to take students beyond the basics involved in working with encaustic.  A hands-on studio course, this workshop will focus on the technical aspects of incorporating small pieces of metal and rust with encaustic medium and paint, as well as the opportunity to work with metal leaf and metallic pigment sticks to create work that shimmers and has depth.  An emphasis will be placed on expressing meaning through an exploration of composition.  Students will have plenty of time to explore and develop their personal ideas and visual vocabulary on multiple panels.  If you love old nails or collect small pieces of found metal and rust, learn how to incorporate these objects into encaustic medium.  The application of metallic pigment stick and silver and gold leaf will be demonstrated as ways to finish work, add shine, and enhance metal surfaces.


Dietlind Vander Schaaf holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco and an MA from the University of Southern Maine. Her work has been described in terms of it’s focus on “showcasing the wax itself, encasing objects as if they were ancient artifacts” (Orlando Sentinel) and as the transformation of “disparate materials into elegantly simple compositions of pattern and grace” (Artscope). She has exhibited her paintings nationally and was recently featured in Maine Home + Design magazine’s “One to Watch” profile on standout artists in Maine.  The recipient of a Maine Arts Commission Artist Project Grant; the Juror’s Award in association with the 10th Annual International Encaustic Conference; the Award of Excellence from Encaustic Art Institute; an Emerging Artist Grant from International Encaustic Artists; and a Pace House residency from Maine College of Art, Vander Schaaf currently serves as president elect of New England WAX.  She teaches workshops throughout New England.