Encaustic Theories and Practices with Michael David

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Encaustic Theories and Practices with Michael David

480.00

June 5 & 6
Monday & Tuesday

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June 5 & 6
Monday & Tuesday

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

This two day intensive workshop will focus on your personal growth and development. To maximize your experience we suggest the participants send digital examples of your work or a link to your website and a short statement about your work and your goals for the workshop a month prior to attending the workshop. Michael David will then suggest specific materials, techniques and research before the workshop to get the most out of this program. Advanced techniques such as large-scale pouring, accretion and used of mixed media will be available.

The goal of this workshop is to expand and deepen the relationship between the use of your materials and techniques to help you express more clearly and specifically your own personal narrative.

The workshop will be kicked off with a Power Point Presentation tracing the history of Encaustic from Fayum and Zerbe- through, Johns, Marden and Bengliss to it’s most contemporary contemporary practioners such as David, Mattera, Kline, and Kiefer. In addition this power point (with your permission) will include examples of your work that you submitted, creating an opportunity for a gentle and supportive critique of your work.

Suggested reading for the workshop, Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art With Wax: By Lisa Rankin

Michael David, painter, curator and educator is best known for his use of the encaustic. His work is included in the permanent public collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Brooklyn Museum among  many others.

David's first one-man show was in 1981 at the historic Sidney Janis Gallery. That year he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the youngest artist ever to do so, and in 1982 was awarded an American Academy of Arts and Letters prize. He went on to exhibit at galleries worldwide and was represented by Knoedler & Co. for the next 25 years, his work most recently has been featured this wall in Berlin in the exhibition the Golem at the Jewish Museum.

David is founder and creator of the Fine Arts Workshop, a post- graduate independent study program in Atlanta and now maintains his painting studio in Bushwick across the hall from his latest curatorial effort (after the recent closing of Life On Mars Gallery), as owner and Artistic Director of David & Schweitzer Contemporary, with Keith Schweitzer, in Bushwick Brooklyn.