upcoming workshop at Yourist Studio

I'm teaching a workshop at the end of June at the Yourist Studio Gallery in Ann Arbor. Workshops there are very special because Kay has created an incredibly nurturing, creative setting. We'll listen to great music, eat a wonderful potluck lunch each day and do some amazing things with encaustic including exploring monoprints and focusing on collage and assemblage.

Here are the details:
ENCAUSTIC COLLAGE - June 27-28, Saturday 10-5 & Sunday 10-4

Encaustic workshop tileInstructor: Leslie Sobel

Tuition: $100 Lab fee: $50

Each summer Yourist Studio presents a non-ceramic workshop for students interested in exploring new mediums. This year’s new medium is taught by Ann Arbor’s most experienced encaustic artist Leslie Sobel.

Encaustic’s ancient Egyptian roots date back 2000 years.
It is a beautiful, luminous material made from bees wax and pigment. By applying layers of wax one is able to achieve various textures and relief. It is also the collage medium par excellence. Participants will learn how to use encaustic as an element in mixed media assemblage. This two-day workshop will explore the use of encaustic with collage materials in two and three dimensions. We will use found objects, old prints/photographs or drawings, while at the same time utilizing the ancient practice of encaustic painting. Participants should bring materials they are interested in incorporating into mixed media assemblage or collage pieces. This includes but is not limited to old photos, magazines, tools, small objects, natural materials like seeds, dried leaves, pebbles, etc.

Encaustic, brushes, color, heated palettes, torches and flat substrates will be provided. *Students who would like to work in wooden boxes or do more elaborate assemblage should contact the instructor to discuss possibilities.

This workshop is for participants of all skill levels


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