Photo by Amanda Smith
Encaustic with Photographs with Amanda Smith & Kevin Tully (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)
- October 22, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- October 23, 2021
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- October 24, 2021
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Encaustic in its most basic interpretation means hot melted wax applied to an absorbent surface. Encaustic is typically bees wax mixed with damar resin and pigments. It has been used as a painting medium since Greek and Roman times. It was used to decorate warships, marble statues and eventually as a fine art medium for painting portraits on wooden panels. Painting with encaustic has continued through the ages and has relatively recently been discovered by photographers.
This workshop explores the application of encaustic to digital pigment prints, transcending the photographic process by adding depth, luminescence and providing the opportunity for greater artistic expression. This workshop will cover:
• History of encaustic and view examples of work
• Preparing digital images for printing
• Preparation of boards
• Application of encaustic
• Introduction to hand coloring on wax
• Incising in the wax with various tools
• Image transfer onto the wax with inkjet copies
• Layering of images with tissue paper
• Application of cold wax
• Various techniques to add texture to wax
• Finishing the sides of the boards and proper hanging techniques
• Care of encaustic art
NOTE: All supplies will be provided. Students will be instructed to send digital files for printing. Prints will be glued to boards during the workshop which will be used to apply the encaustic.
Amanda Smith & Kevin Tully (https://asmithgallery.com/) are the Directors of A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. Amanda started the gallery in 2010. Kevin came on board two years later. A Smith Gallery is a Fine Art Gallery with a portion of the gallery emphasizing alternative processes. The gallery is a champion of the creative potential of the photographic process through exhibitions and workshops.
Please note this course will be held at the Los Angeles Center of Photography in 2021. Depending on the status of the virus, participants will be required to wear masks at all times, in addition to practicing social distancing. By registering for this class you recognize the risks of contracting COVID-19 and release and hold harmless the Los Angeles Center of Photography from all liability.
NOTE: This is classified as a “Special Guest/Master Photographer” workshop. We advise you to read the “Special Guest/Master Photographer Refund Policy” HERE before enrolling.
Traveling from out of town? Need a place to stay?
We strongly recommend The Culver Hotel, a boutique hotel conveniently located about two miles from the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Guests of LACP will receive 25% off the listed room rate (pending closures and black-out periods).
Click HERE for details on booking.
Weekend-Intensive (Three Sessions)
Dates: Friday, October 22, 7-9 pm + Saturday and Sunday, October 23-24, 10 am – 6 pm, 2021
(Please note exact meeting times may vary.)