May
3
to May 5

Structural Alterations: Exploring Sculptural Work using Wood and Encaustic

Artists have been using wood as a sculptural material for thousands of years and wood continues to be used as a versatile material by contemporary artists today. We will explore how wooden structures are assembled and will use encaustic paint in conjunction with wood to realize each artist’s personal vision. Wood manipulation, assembling techniques, and finishing ideas will be covered in the class as well as how wax can be used to add subtle and bold color statements.  Encaustic techniques exploring glazing and pouring will be covered. The class will look at contemporary artists working sculpturally in wood. While much technical information is covered in the class the major emphasis in the class is on each artists personal vision and what they are communicating. The class will include several PowerPoint presentations. No experience is required for taking the class.

Fee: $600 + $40 materials.
May 3-5, 2019 (3-day workshop; 10am-4pm each day)

Guest Instructor: Jeff Hirst

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Jun
17
to Jun 21

Fiber and Wax Intensive with Susan Stover

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This week-long workshop (6/17-6/21) will explore the physical properties of fabrics and fibers, ways they can be manipulated and colored, and how they can be incorporated with encaustic. We will focus on learning various surface design techniques on fabric, such as batik, silk painting, shibori, rusting and eco-dyeing along with dipping and manipulating different fibers and fabrics. Participants will be encouraged to develop their own voice in relation to the presented materials and methods. Topics to include other artists and examples, exercises and experimentation embedding fibers and fabrics in wax, layering and creating depth, mixed media, pattern, compositional and conceptual concerns. Students have the option of individual critique if desired. Featuring such Jacquard products as Dye-Na-Flow, Damar Resin, Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments, Encaustic Medium, Indigo, Waxes and more!

Tuition: $745 + $55 lab fee (lodging options available)
Instructor: Susan Stover

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Jul
8
to Jul 12

Encaustic Mixed Media 5-Day Workshop with Shary Bartlett

This five-day workshop is an exploration of the amazing translucent, layered, smooth and textural effects that can be achieved when painting with sweet-smelling molten encaustic beeswax. Discover ways to colour, fuse, alter, and gild your collages, photo transfers and encaustic monoprints. Create 2-dimensional mixed media paintings, a 3-dimensional shadow box, and an encaustic book using Shary’s huge array of ephemera, unique papers, fabrics and enticing trinkets. Suitable for new or experienced artists. Featuring Piñata Alcohol Inks, Dye-Na-Flow, Lumiere, Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments, Encaustic Medium and Inkjet Fabric Sheets.

Dates: July 8-12, 2019 - 9am - 4pm each day (optional evening projects available outside the classroom)

Location: Red Deer College Series, Summer Arts School
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Cost: $645 CDN (+$150 CDN for all materials/supplies* & + $39.75 CDN GST fee)

*All materials provided in your supplies fee, however, students are welcome to bring any personal materials.

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Jul
10
to Jul 12

Pattern & Repetition: Fabric and Wax with Susan Stover

Pattern and repetition are an integral part of our everyday lives. Visually we find it in nature, textiles, architecture, and objects in our environments. Physically we use it in rituals, ceremonies, and meditations. Audibly we hear it in music, mantras, and machinery. Using encaustic in combination with surface design and mark-making techniques on fabric, this 3-day (7/10-7/12) workshop will explore pattern and repetition in art. Students will explore their own interest in this topic and encouraged to develop personal images, motifs and marks. This class is intended for those with working experience of encaustic at an intermediate or advanced level. Instruction will be given on silk painting, sun printing, batik, tjanting tools, layering, and stenciling to create patterns and unique marks on silk and paper and how to incorporate it into encaustic. Featuring such Jacquard products as Dye-Na-Flow, Damar Resin, Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments, Encaustic Medium, Indigo, Waxes and more!

Tuition: $675
Instructor: Susan Stover

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Jul
15
to Jul 19

Encaustic Photography 5-Day Workshop with Shary Bartlett

Is it a photograph or a painting? Indulge yourself in five glorious days discovering the evocative beauty of Inkjet, LaserJet and professionally printed photographs secreted beneath translucent encaustic wax. Hand-alter, transfer and enhance photos printed on paper and textiles and apply a variety of painterly surface treatments: textures, coloured waxes, oil, water-based and cold wax pigments, pastels, inks, metallics and hot tools. Learn studio setup practices and a myriad of encaustic techniques in a fun and mutually supportive atmosphere. Suitable for new or experienced artists and photographers.

Featuring Piñata Alcohol Inks, Dye-Na-Flow, Lumiere, Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments, Encaustic Medium and Inkjet Fabric Sheets.

Dates: July 15-19, 2019 - 9am - 4pm each day (optional evening projects available outside the classroom)

Location: Red Deer College Series, Summer Arts School
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Cost: $645 CDN (+$150 for all materials/supplies*)

*All materials provided in your supplies fee, however, students are welcome to bring photographs and personal materials.

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Aug
24
to Aug 27

Encaustic Mixed Media Sculpture with Susan Stover

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Are you ready to move off the flat panel and explore some sculptural or relief forms with encaustic? This 4-day workshop (8/24-8/27) workshop will focus on experimenting with loads of materials to create wall sculptures and 3D forms. We’ll start by looking at other artists to get the creative juices flowing and to illustrate some of the various options. Techniques and demos will include multiple ways of constructing and building underlying structures with materials such as foam, plaster, wood, cardboard, paper clay, wire, and found objects. Using encaustic on top of the forms, we will incorporate surface treatments and mark making with pastels and oil sticks. Discussions will include color and form interaction, scale relationships, importance of sketching, presentation options, finding one’s unique voice. Featuring such Jacquard products as Dye-Na-Flow, Damar Resin, Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments, Encaustic Medium, Indigo, Waxes and more!

Tuition: $550 + $35 materials fee
Instructor: Susan Stover

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Nov
8
to Nov 11

Moving Paint: Working with Oil and Wax with Lisa Pressman

Join guest artist Lisa Pressman for this 4-day workshop (11/8-11/11) as you will be expanding your personal vocabulary and vision in your art. We will focus on layering, moving paint and markmaking to build rich and personal paintings. The language of art will be revisited: composition, color, tension and space, and scale along with color theory. Demonstrations include using R&F Pigment sticks, pastels, drawing materials along with excavating, mono printing, glazing, mark- making and editing. We will focus on content, how to see and moving your work forward. Students will be encouraged to work in a series, while revisiting the painting process. Professional practices will be addressed and activities will include exercises, informal group discussion and individual support. This is best for students with some art background. Featuring such Jacquard products as Dye-Na-Flow, Damar Resin, Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments, Encaustic Medium, Indigo, Waxes and more!

Tuition: $795 + $35 materials fee
Guest Instructor: Lisa Pressman

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Apr
5
to Apr 7

Concept and Passion: Advanced Encaustic with Susan Stover

Whether you work intuitively or with fully formed ideas, this workshop will explore the threads
that run through our work, what drives us to create, what draws us to work with certain materials, and how we can hone our skills to complete our best work. We will share our explorations into materials,ideas and what inspires our practices with the goal to further individual directions. Participants can expect demonstrations, studio time, exercises, short presentations and individual feedback to round out days of deep exploration in encaustic and mixed media. Topics to include: developing your color palette, finding your passion, expanding your ideas, technique refinement, design fundamentals, the language of materials, and pitfalls of mediums. Featuring such Jacquard products as Dye-Na-Flow, Damar Resin, Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments, Encaustic Medium, Indigo, Waxes and more!

Atelier One Studios #8, Graton, CA
April 5-7, 2019 (3-day workshop; 10a-4p each day)

Fee: $525 (includes most materials).

Instructor: Susan Stover

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Mar
16
to Mar 17

East Meets West: Batik + Encaustic with Susan Stover

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Batik is a textile technique originating in Indonesia. It involves applying wax to fabric to create a pattern which resists the dye in the coloring process. The tools and methods of batik are very adaptable to painting with encaustic. This 2-day workshop will explore traditional batik on fabric with the intention of incorporating the fabrics into encaustic painting (featuring waxes by Jacquard). We will also explore how these traditional techniques can be adapted to be used in a contemporary way as participants will be encouraged to explore their own interests in mark-making and pattern. This class is intended for those with working experience of encaustic at an intermediate or advanced level. Featuring such Jacquard products as Dye-Na-Flow, Damar Resin, Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments, Encaustic Medium, Indigo, Waxes and more!

March 16-17, 2019 (2-day workshop, 10am-4pm each day)
Atelier One Studios #8, Graton, CA

Fee: $350 + $25 materials fee.
Instructor: Susan Stover

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Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

Hand-Painted Silk Scarf Workshop at Dick Blick Stores (select locations)

Blick Art Materials Stores (select locations) is holding a Hand-Painted Silk Scarf Workshop. Create a unique, wearable work of art! Learn to stretch and paint a silk scarf using basic design processes. Design templates, materials, and inspiration provided.

Featuring Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow painted onto a 22" x 22" 100% silk scarf … watch the colors flow! Designs will be transferred onto silk using provided design templates. Learn resist techniques featuring Jacquard’s Removable Water-based Resist. Workshop recommended for ages 13+.

Date: Saturday, March 9th
Time: 1-4pm
Cost: $40 (includes materials)

EVENT REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
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Mar
5
to Mar 26

Mix, Marble, Crackle and Pour: 4-Session Course with Lynn Busch

Get ready to explore the exciting and invigorating world of experimental art in this 4-session course. Learn how to create a variety of marbled and textural effects to use alone or incorporate into other works of art. We will use acrylic mediums, resins, Jacquard’s Marbling Color, and Jacquard’s Piñata Alcohol Inks. This is mixed media at its best!

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Feb
16
to Feb 17

Basketry Workshop with Peeta Tinay

Immerse yourself in a 2 day, all Inclusive basketry workshop (held 10am-6pm both days)

Are you new to basket making or always wanted to take a workshop? Come cut your teeth on a challenging and rewarding beginning basket. Made baskets in the past? Come brush up on your skills and learn some new techniques and perspectives about basket making. Students will learn the twining technique, the fundamentals of materials selection, basket shaping, and the importance of tension while making an approximate 15" diameter x 3" tall basket.

Baskets will be made from multiple diameters of round reed which lend textural interest. The split spoke and twined construction of this basket base will boast a colorful spiral pattern. There will be vibrant colors to choose from for the basket base as well as black and brown round reed for those with a more subdued palette. All round reed will be pre-dyed (with Jacquard Basic Dyes) and prepared for this specific project.

Requirements: age 18+; hand strength required.

Cost: $300 (2-day workshop, 10am-6pm each day)

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Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Ink Your Heart Out - Piñata Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper Demo

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Create an alcohol ink Valentine at your local Blick store February 9th from 1-3 PM! See the effects of Jacquard’s Piñata Alcohol Inks on YUPO Watercolor Paper, and get inspired to make a painting of your own!

WHEN: Saturday, February 9th, 1-3 PM (local time for your store location).
WHERE: All Blick store locations (except for campus stores).

Locate your nearest Blick store: http://ow.ly/IqJz30ns8w1

Participation is FREE! Pre-registration is not required; first come, first served.

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Jan
3
5:30 PM17:30

Jacquard Jagua Temporary Tattoo & Henna Tattoo Demo With Sarah Stackley of High Five Henna

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Curious about tattoos? Want one but not forever? Come see Jacquard’s Jaqua Temporary Tattoo and Mehndi Henna Kits in action on a live model.

The fabulous Sarah Stackley of High Five Henna will demo and explain the basics of Jaqua and Henna, show how to mix Henna and Jaqua so you get the best results, share tips on using the bottle and more. There will be worksheets, so you can practice traditional designs and time for Q+A.

Cost: FREE

Please register by calling 651-698-6431 or CLICK HERE to visit Wet Paint's website.

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