Working with Soft Supports with Sherrie Posternak

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Working with Soft Supports with Sherrie Posternak

240.00

Wednesday,  June 7
10am - 4pm

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Wednesday, June 7
10am - 4pm

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

Hard substrates like wood panels, ceramic or metal, limit the ways in which wax and other materials can be applied.  Using soft supports like cotton quilt batting, oil-absorbent sheets used for hazardous waste cleanup, and perhaps canvas and other fabrics, we will expand the possibilities by sewing through these materials after they are soaked through with wax.  These soft materials also provide a direct method of attaching mixed media elements.  And like working with encaustic atop rigid supports, these soft supports can be painted on, image-transferred on, and collaged on.  Students will also learn various innovative methods of mounting, framing and hanging including affixing work to rigid under-supports.  Or by free-hanging the finished pieces, students will compare the results of viewing the work with and without light coming through from behind.

This workshop is appropriate for students with beginning through advanced knowledge/experience in encaustic.


Sherrie Posternak takes advantage of all of her life’s passions—making and teaching art, travel, learning about other cultures, becoming fluent in the Spanish language, and building her new business designing accessories. Everything involves communication and the integration of the variety of life’s disciplines. Within the context of the arts, Sherrie chooses whatever medium or technique is most appropriate to express her ideas—encaustic, photography, ceramic, glass, fiber. She began her encaustic practice 10 years ago (www.sherrieposternak.com), and has had solo and group shows in the U.S. and Mexico.  She teaches workshops in all phases of the encaustic practice, including specialty courses in transferred and embedded imagery and working with mixed media. She self-published a catalogue on the topic of her art installation “A Memorial for El Tomate.” Images of Sherrie’s work are in the gallery section of the E-book “Contemporary Paper and Encaustic” by Catherine Nash, and Volume I of Linda Robertson’s revised E-book “Embracing Encaustic.”