Encaustic Painting Workshop
This workshop is for anyone who is curious about encaustic painting--whether you have seen glowing, mysterious beeswax based paintings and wondered how they were made, or you have done some encaustic painting and would like to do more. We will spend the day exploring the beautiful, ancient-to-modern painting method playing with wax and color, incorporating collage materials, experimenting with ways of making marks including transfer drawings, stencilling, incising, and imprinting texture. We will cover the basics of preparing, applying and fusing encaustic paint, which is a mixture of beeswax, damar resin crystals, and pigment. We will get messy, we will create some heat (blowtorch, heat gun and hotplates will be in use, so you must be 18 years of age or more), and you will do beautiful things! Materials are provided.
Patti Bowman is a Seattle-based artist, currently focused on encaustic painting. Patti grew up drawing, and discovered her love for painting and printmaking while studying Biology at the University of Calgary in Alberta. There, she received a B.Sc. with a minor in Fine Art. She continued to study printmaking and sculpture at Emily Carr College (now University) in Vancouver, BC. Patti moved to Bellevue, WA in 2000. She studied printmaking and painting at Pratt and Gage Academy in Seattle and has been painting in oil and encaustic and showing work in the Seattle area over the last fifteen years. She is represented by Linda Hodges Gallery. Patti’s paintings of urban landscapes and representations of bodies of water reflect an interest in the social tension and uncertainty that results from rapid change in the circumstances of contemporary life.
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