Introduction to Encaustic Workshop
Dates: 10/12/2013 - 10/12/2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art - 30 Atlanta St.
This workshop, taught by Lorraine Glessner, involves the exploration of encaustic, one of the most exciting and versatile mediums available to the contemporary artist. The workshop is taught from a hands-on approach, with an emphasis on mixed media as participants are encouraged to develop a personal vocabulary by applying these new techniques to their current ideas and methodologies.
Mini critiques and discussions of ideas and progress take place daily. A slide lecture on the historical and contemporary applications of encaustic is available for all workshops.
About the workshop
- Open to artists from beginning to advanced levels of development
- No prior experience in encaustic painting is necessary
- Introduces participants to basics of encaustic painting as well as a variety of advanced techniques
- Equipment and safety issues
- Grounds and substrates
- Application and painting techniques
- Color mixing
- Creating texture
- Surface manipulation
In addition to encaustic techniques, participants will explore the mark-making possibilities of branding (creating marks and patterns with fire, heated metal tools and objects).
"Glessner's encaustic works show off to full effect the hazy, dreamy qualities of the medium. There is also a pervasive organic theme in these abstract paintings; certain details vaguely suggest root cuttings growing in water, or maybe tiny marine life captured under a microscope. It's as though a slide were blown up and superimposed over the bright imagery and patterns of items piled onto the clearance table at Anthropologie. This distinctly feminine trait makes Glessner's works, as serene as they are, all the more cheerful." --David Pelfrey, Black and White City Paper, Birmingham; November 26, 2009
Glessner's work will be featured in the exhibition Shadow Circus, which will be on display Sept. 28-Dec. 15 at the museum.