This session focusses on the technique of photo-encaustic. This is particularly of interest to those people who may have already attended my Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop (but not a pre-requisite), and who wish to progress creating photographic based encaustic artwork. The importance of creating a smooth and even surface upon which to embed imagery is vital on this one day workshop, and we will spend some time honing this skill.
There are two main methods of creating a photo-encaustic painting. Transposing the printed image to the surface on paper and dampening the paper making it easier to rub away everything excluding the image. Or, printing your image on specialist papers which are fine enough to soak into the wax leaving the image on the surface. I have had limited success with the former, probably down to my impatience! But love the process of embedding the images in the wax, watching them reveal themselves is as exciting as removing a print from your etching press.
Using images (supplied in advance by you) or from my resources, we will use a variety of papers to embed photographs (both mono and colour) onto the waxed birch ply surface. You will work on three panels (varying sizes - maximum A3) using three different images to create a unique finish to your photographs. Please contact me in advance to discuss what will make a successful photo-encaustic image. Please ensure that you seek permission to use photography which is not your own.
This workshop is suitable for complete novices, intermediate Encaustic artists or photographers looking to create a different finish to their images.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials, hot and cold drinks in my studio and homemade cakes.
Pre-workshop communication on suitable images and digital preparation of said images.
Lyn Kirkland at Contemporary Encaustic Wax Workshop
Unit 5, St George's Workshops Portland Dorset DT5 2AN
“I had a great day with Lyn in her studio on a one to one photo encaustic workshop. I learnt about encaustic history and tested a variety of encaustic techniques which has given me a great insight into how I may use this in the future in my work. It was a really interesting day, Lyn’s a great teacher, and it was a lot of fun too”