Develop your personal visual language and "capture" some carbon!
This popular class is loaded with informative activities designed to help you create outside of your habitual ways of working. Paula Roland presents this exploratory workshop using carbon-based art materials, including graphite and India ink, in works made on and off of the Roland HOTbox™.

In this workshop, we freely engage the whole body using big brushes and mops with India ink on “body-size” paper. Extending this meditative experience, we create invented marks with found tools, explore expression and composition, and find what is meaningful to us in our newly developing visual language. Explorations continue while creating encaustic monotypes on the Roland HOTbox™.  Materials, including ink and/or graphite in liquid, solid, and powder forms, may be freely combined and layered. Works may use color or a range of black/white/grey. Experiments in fusing with powerful heat lamps reveal surprising special effects. Discussions address artists using carbon as both material and content, and carbon’s historical and environmental implications in times of climate change. Register soon, this class fills quickly!

FORMAT: Discussions include framing and presentation ideas and ways to incorporate these techniques in our studio practice. Demonstrations are interspersed with ample studio work time and shared group discussions. Class limited to 10. 10AM- 4PM daily.

SKILLS: Must have basic skills in encaustic printing and painting. If you do not have these, or need a refresher, please ask Paula about private or semi-private workshops a few days prior, to help prepare you.

SUPPLIES: Most all supplies, including a large selection of encaustic paints, paper, and miscellaneous tools are available for your use. A Roland HOTbox™ is provided for each person. A list of small tools and incidentals will be sent. Inquire ahead about Hotbox availability for purchase after the workshop.

COST:  $925  Half payment of $462.50 holds your place. Balance is due 45 days prior. Mark your calendar and make your payment by 6/28/17  or you may lose your place.

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