Introduction to Encaustic Printmaking: Creating Monotypes with Beeswax and Paper with Victoria Foster Harrison
Friday, Feb 12 2021, 9:00am - 4:00pm PST. copy to my calendar, iCal export
Northwind Art Fort Worden Building 306, Port Townsend, WA 98368, United States (map)

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will take place at Curly Girl Art Studio, 889 53rd St., Port Townsend . Limited to six students only.

Create one-of-a-kind prints (monotypes) with pigmented beeswax and paper on a professional heated aluminum palette; this modern off-shoot of encaustic artwork involves touching a warmed plate with chunks of colored beeswax, manipulating the strokes in a huge variety of ways and then laying paper down to absorb the wax. Once lifted, the print dries instantly, and the result is an original monotype. This medium creates gentle surprises and aha moments, resulting in beautiful representational and abstracted images, landscapes, and rustic patterns. The freedom of this process is the ability to fiddle, play, discover, relax, explore, express and let go – a fast and fluid process and yet meditative. Each day will involve instructor demonstrations, quick guided exercises and as much time to print as possible.