Going Bold and Outwards

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Going Bold and Outwards

550.00

HELENE FARRAR
Wednesday & Thursday
June 5 & 6
10am - 4pm

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

Explore new heights and raise your wax work “off the panel” with encaustic castings of both found and created  relief objects. This two-day encaustic workshop is designed to take students through the basics of moldmaking and creating evocative, textured, and sculptural paintings. A hands-on studio course, this workshop will offer participants an opportunity to develop both content and connected form. Students will go bold  - - - and be invited to experiment and play as they cast with encaustic and mold with a unique material called “Impressive Putty”.  There will be ample time for students to work independently and stretch their own personal ideas  with this unique dimension on larger or multiple panels.

*PLEASE NOTE: Additional materials list/fees may apply

A little more about Impressive Putty

ImPRESSive Putty is a non-toxic single-part mold material that melts in the microwave to form a soft dough or putty. While ImPRESSive Putty is warm, you can impress an item into the putty to make a push mold or press mold. After it cools, you can use it many times to cast things. You can make molds and texture sheets to be used with polymer clay, modeling clay, soap, and wax. Once you have finished with the mold, just melt it down to make another. If you’ve worked with silicone mold putties, you’ll already be familiar with the process, but you'll find this much more forgivable and improved results.


Farrar has taught and worked in the visual arts for twenty years while actively exhibiting in commercial, nonprofit and university galleries in New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Italy, and England. Farrar has a BA in Studio Art from the University of Maine and a Masters of Fine Art Degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College in Vermont. Hélène currently owns and operates her own private art school in Manchester, Maine out of her “Farmhouse” studio. Farrar was most recently featured in a solo exhibition “What We Carry” at the University of Maine at Farmington's Emery Art Center. Farrar holds a professional certificate as an art educator and is represented by the Archipelago Fine Arts in Rockland, the Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill, and the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner . Her teaching practice has lead her to non-profits across the state of Maine, as well as, workshops on Monhegan and in Tuscany. She has been on the faculties at both the University of Maine and Thomas College. Most recently, she taught encaustic painting at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. She is also a teaching artist for the Farnsworth Art Museum.