April 25th & 26th, 2015
ENCAUSTIC COLOR EXPLORATIONS:
Weekend Workshop in Oberlin, Ohio
Saturday and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm
OPEN STUDIO: Come and play in FAVA’s fully loaded encaustic studio, where beginner students and artists play side by side creating Encaustic paintings, through the guidance of Linda Lenart McNulty. Bring in an encaustic project you’re working on, or take part in the ideas presented. Either way, you’ll have the support and encouragement you need, as well as all the encaustic supplies you could dream of! There will be lots of time to play, to laugh, and to inspire those around you! Workshops are small and personal; we laugh a lot and there is a lot of one-on-one instruction.
ENCAUSTIC COLOR EXPLORATIONS: For April’s Workshop, we will be exploring color! Color in encaustic painting is often intuitive. For the most part, we just play around. But by going a little deeper into our study of color and what makes it tick, we will open up a whole new range of possibilities in our work.
We’ll explore found color– dissecting it and reinventing it in our paintings, through layering and mixing on the palette; and see if we can’t get color to reinvent itself for us. We’ll see what makes color complements and analogues click, and how these color groupings work together to tone each other down or brighten each other up. We’ll compare hue, tint and shade, and how this specifically relates to encaustic painting, where we include light and the layering of medium, or the ratio of pigments in our work, and not just the addition of white and black paint. And we will touch on the ever elusive theory of warm and cool colors, and how they interact.
In the end, we will get more comfortable with choosing our own personal color palettes, and gain confidence in how our color choices can influence our work. I hope you can come!
Register early! My seating preference now is for only 6 students, taken in order of registration and preference given to full-weekend participants.
Here is the registration link. Registration just saves your seat. It’s a good idea. You can work out payment later with James:
at the FAVA Center, Oberlin, Ohio