R&F collaborates with The Center for Photography in Woodstock, NY in this 4 day hands-on workshop that will provide you with the basic working knowledge to combine photographic processes with the encaustic medium. Encaustic, an ancient Greek wax-based medium, can be used to give unusual dimension to your work, provide new substance and body to a photograph, add translucent layers, alter the illusion of space, and transform your imagery. This interdisciplinary workshop will combine presentations, step-by-step instruction, and plenty of time to experiment and make new work.
On days one and two at the Center for Photography at Woodstock we will explore creative ways to work with photography and encaustic and see inspiring examples including the work of Joel Peter Witkin and Doug & Mike Starn. Then we will roll up our sleeves and prepare our images, experimenting with various photographic processes including toning, coloring, cyanotypes, digital prints, digital negatives, and a variety of transfer techniques. On days three and four at the encaustic studio at R&F Handmade Paints, we will learn about the many ways to incorporate the photographic images with the encaustic process. We will learn about the many different effects including layering, optical effects, intensification of light and depth in an image, and how to make imagery translucent. The class will also cover archival techniques, methods of presentation, and basic safety. This is a class about experimentation: leave your old ideas behind and open the doors to new possibilities and processes! Class size is limited to 10 participants. Registration and lab fees apply.
Contact The Center for Photography in Woodstock (845) 679-9957 to register.