Nicole holds an M.F.A. in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA. She has been teaching art to adults and children for 11 years.
A two-fold class in the basics of encaustics in which participants will create a small work of art on wood and also venture into the world of printmaking by making and printing wax collagraphs on our etching press. Using blocks of wood, photocopies or laser prints, beeswax and heat students will understand how to dive into the world of encaustics and make a truly personal work of art. Students will enhance their works by embellishing the beeswax with carving, scratching and impressing textures into the soft wax surface. They will continue the idea of collage with beeswax and apply it to printmaking by creating an encaustic collagraph. Using mat board and a variety of materials for collaging such as fabric, strings, stencils, acrylic mediums, and leaves, participants will use encaustic principles to create a substrate to print. Once plates are completed they will be printed with Akua Intaglio Inks on our large press. Students will leave with a one-of-a-kind work of art on wood and a small edition of prints. Teens 16+ welcome.
$20 materials fee paid to the instructor
Masks and social distancing required.
Age Group: Adult
11/7 & 11/14
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