Learn how to create vibrate collage artwork using beeswax and tissue paper! In this workshop, we will: * Learn a brief history of the encaustic medium and beeswax sourcing * Cut out organic shapes from tissue paper *Understand the basics of painting with the wax medium *Compose a vibrant 10 in x 10 in encaustic collage that is ready to hang socialize while being creative! * Tea & snacks provided Join me for an afternoon in the creative beehive! For those of you who attended the first workshop, this will be an opportunity to build upon the skills obtained from the first lesson. For everyone else, this will be your opportunity to create a small encaustic piece for yourself (or maybe someone else). This workshop is appropriate for the novice and beyond. …..So what Is Encaustic? Encaustic is a Greek word meaning “to heat or burn in” (enkaustikos). Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the beeswax and varnish to fusing the layers of wax. Encaustic consists of natural beeswax and damar resin (crystallized tree sap). The medium can be used alone for its transparency or adhesive qualities or used pigmented.
Noelle has worked for many years in the arts education realm developing a profound relationship with culture, creative expression, and child development. She works to convey the beauty and complexities of human nature using texture, pattern, and narrative elements throughout her work. Noelle's work further explores themes such as cross-cultural awareness, women's spirituality, and the botanical world through painting and collage practices. These subject matters are expressed through a vibrant play on color and form through painted paper cut collage and watercolor. The mixed mediums employed here includes watercolor, acrylic painting, cut paper collage, and encaustic painting. Noelle currently works as a Visual Artist and Art Instructor from her home studio at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, CA.
Rose & Lavendar Tea will be offered
Each participant will be given: 10 x 10 inch wood panel Encaustic medium Collage supplies
Our workshop will take place at the Tannery Arts Center located near downtown Santa Cruz. At the end of each workshop we will take a short tour of the Arts Center campus and visit a local Gallery.
Come with an openness to create and think in color and composition! No experience necessary. Keep in mind that we will using hot wax and heat guns, both can be dangerous when one is not mindful :)
Mixed media workshop: Encaustic Collage