I’ve taught the e*graphics process at Kalamazoo Book Arts Center for a number of years. The many ways to play with encaustigraphics just keep expanding! Day long workshops are great for an introduction, and a second day can be added if there is an interest in complex three-dimensional forms.
Some of the things we explore in an e*graphics intro class:
• learning to make the e*graphic material by creating fantasy feathers and leaves
• making “super simple sculpture” with e*graphics—standing figures, easy hanging art, and window graphics
• helping you learn to make e*graphics with your own images (which you’re encouraged to bring to class on a flash drive), and…
• demonstrations on other ways to use e*graphics for three-dimensional hanging sculptures and other large format works (visit the Forms section of this site to see examples of e*graphic creations).
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Here’s some additional overview on my class structure, in case you’re interested in having me teach your group or guild:
I teach the encaustigraphic process in both one and two day class formats. Classes may be structured around either flat or sculptural forms, depending on interest. All students receive a detailed manual for the process, and the first half of a single day class focuses on making the e*graphic material itself, with the second half of the day aimed at ways to use e*graphics to make a variety of artworks and structures. For more complex forms, like mobiles and advanced structures, a second day can be scheduled. Participants work first with sample materials I provide, but are also invited to bring their own images on a flash drive so they can create original content and forms. I’ve taught sculptors, jewelers, and book artists as well as lovers of all things paper and process. It’s quite exciting for students to see their own ideas translated into this new material. If you represent a venue or organization interested in sponsoring me to teach, you can contact me at <encaustigraphics at gmail.com> (convert the “at” to the typical @ sign—thanks!).