Encaustic Monotype Painting with Elizabeth Schowachert, using her Handmade Silicone Tools

The Art of Tools with Elizabeth Schowachert

Friday, January 24th, Saturday, January 25th and Sunday, January 26th, 2020 -10am to 4pm each day

The workshop is $575 and includes MANY supplies

In this workshop Elizabeth will share her approach to image creation and print making (Encaustic monotype) on a HOTbox. Students will experience working with a wide variety of her Handmade Silicone Tools, as well as learn different approaches to finishing work by integrating alcohol inks, India inks and collage.

Additionally, Elizabeth will teach students how to mount finished work onto birch panels, and or to collage onto to the panel in order to create a finished piece of work.

Encaustic Monotype is a rich art process that allows the artist to explore mark making in a free and relaxed way. It can open doors that you may not even realize needed to be opened. Elizabeth’s Silicone Tools allow artists to explore an expansive array of marks that can, at times, move the artist towards new ideas. Her tool making has had a strong influence on her work, as the tools and marks inspire new ideas which add depth to her work.

Each student will receive their own Silicone Blade Tool (a $49 value) which Elizabeth will custom cut and design for them at the workshop. In addition, she will have a large array of tools available for her students to use during the workshop.

For more workshop information click here: https://theencausticcenter.com/art-of-tools.html

And for questions and registration contact Bonny at bonny@theencausticcenter.com or 214-405-5993

The Encaustic Center: theencausticcenter.com
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, TX. 75080

Bonny Leibowitz

bonny@theencausticcenter.com

214-405-5993

Day 1:

Will be a combination of instruction, demo and individual work on the HOTbox. We will explore working with a variety of mark-making tools and adding ink (India and alcohol ink) to prints. End of day group critique to discuss work completed and share ideas/thoughts on what took place.

Day 2:

Continued work on Hotbox, with deeper exploration into taking the work to the next level – working with collage/mixed media to create various compositions. End of day group critique to discuss work completed and share ideas/thoughts on what took place and potential next steps.

Day 3:

The focus will be on creating finished work, using the prints that have been completed this far. Elizabeth will demonstrate how to mount work to panel. End of day group critique to discuss work completed.

Provided workshop supplies and equipment:

*Two cradled 12×24 boards and two 12×12

Participants are welcome to bring and/or purchase additional cradled boards here at the workshop

Encaustic medium and paint

Scroll paper

Masa paper

Talas Jade #403 adhesive

Each participant will also receive their own Silicone Blade Tool (a $49 value) which Elizabeth will custom cut and design for them at the workshop. In addition she will have a large array of tools available for her students to use during the workshop.

* alcohol and india ink

HOTboxes … We have several but if you have one you can bring, or allow us to borrow; even if you’re unable to attend, please let me know!

*We’ll be working on the Roland HOTbox ™ sold by Vent-A-Fume: Roland HOTbox

Participants may like to bring additional supplies:

Encaustic paint (We will have paint to share and paint for sale as well)

Alcohol Inks

An Apron

A notebook

Submitted by Bonny Leibowitz. Email: bonny@theencausticcenter.com

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