Crossing Dimensions with Textural Wax

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Crossing Dimensions with Textural Wax

550.00

KELLY MCGRATH
Wednesday & Thursday
June 5 & 6
10am - 4pm

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June 5 & 6
Wednesday & Thursday
10am - 4pm
2 Sessions

One of the most exciting qualities of encaustic is its ability it gives artists to achieve a constructed surface beyond the capacity of other painting media. As a material wax crosses between 2D and 3D, providing unique opportunities to combine color texture and dimensionality. In this class, participants will explore a variety of materials that can enhance the textural and sculptural attributes. We work with accessible materials like plaster, joint compound and cardboard to create a range of relief surfaces. Fabrics like burlap and cotton batting can take on more structural characteristics once waxed. Impasto is a great material for building up accretion. With each surface special attention will be given to working temperature, fusing techniques and finishing methods.

*PLEASE NOTE: Additional materials list/fees may apply


Kelly is the former workshop coordinator for R&F Handmade paints. She is currently a full-time graduate student and educator, teaching painting, sculpture and mixed media classes. She has been researching, designing and teaching workshops since 2009. With regularly scheduled classes through R&F Kelly has also taught through organizations such as Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Women's Studio Workshop, Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art, Loomis Chaffee Academy with additional demonstrations throughout the northeast.This past year she has shown at Katonah Art Center in NY, the NAEA National Gallery in VA, the Lace Mill Gallery in NY and a special online show with Trestle Gallery, NY. She maintains a studio and residence in the Hudson Valley of New York.