Wax, Yupo, Washi: Encaustic Collagraph on Japanese Papers with Dorothy Cochran

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Wax, Yupo, Washi: Encaustic Collagraph on Japanese Papers with Dorothy Cochran

480.00

June 7 & 8
Wednesday & Thursday
10am - 4pm

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June 7 & 8
Wednesday & Thursday
10am - 4pm

An additional materials fee of $50 will be due on or before the first day of class.

Yupo is a synthetic paper available in pads, sheets and rolls of various weights.  It makes the perfect substrate to create hot wax plates called encaustic collagraphs.  The surface holds gestural marks of the brush and objects can be coated with wax and stamped. Layers of wax can be incised or textured to create depth. Tapes and stencils can be employed to block areas for precise, geometric areas and defined edges.  The imaged plates can be printed as relief, intaglio or combined with monotype and drypoint, all using the Yupo.  This method is economical, plates easily cleaned and stored and have the additive benefit of being easily cut with scissors or utility knives. In this two-day workshop, we will make plates, explore various printing strategies such as multiple color plates, transparency and chine colle. Additional encaustic applications of the completed prints and Japanese papers will be part of the learning experience.


Dorothy Cochran is an accomplished printmaker who continues to push the boundaries of how to create works on paper.  With long time experience as an artist, educator and curator, she has developed innovative ways to work and layer wax substrates, creating prints of luminous quality. She holds an MFA from Columbia University, currently teaches at The Montclair Art Museum and conducts workshops throughout the United States. Her works are represented in museums, corporate and private collections and exhibited widely.

This workshop is supported by Awagami Factory paper

This workshop is supported by Awagami Factory paper