Here's the new workshop that I'll be teaching for this amazing program . . .
ABOUT THIS CLASS:
MYTH AND MIST: Fusing Image and Imagination in Wax
In this workshop, Lyn Belisle (that would be me!) shows you how to choose and combine compelling photographic elements to create layered encaustic collages, works that fascinate through implied stories and myths.
The power of composition focuses the viewers eye on these frozen photographic images, creating an unbreakable, unforgettable connection.
With Lyn’s gentle approach, you will learn how to create wax-veiled works that inspire new myths and stories, works to reflect your creative aesthetic and the choices that make your art unique.
Photography, collage, and encaustic have a natural affinity.
When you discover how to use these three together, the result is a fragile but unchanging collection of marks, images, and wax that reflect a mythical moment frozen in the mist of time. That moment of Myth and Mist is endlessly engaging, like a mayflower in amber.
In the process of exploring these mythical, mystical collages you will learn about:
You get a substantial bonus pack of evocative non-copyright photo clips as an "inspiration starter." You can download these and print them out on paper or tissue and begin to assemble your own myths and stories.
Lyn says, “All my art reflects my fascination for shards from the circle of time - ghostly photo transfers, spirits and veils, all those wonderful clues seen out of the corner of the eye, slipping just beyond clarity.
While I work intensively in clay, paper and fiber, it’s collage that I return to when I need to explore what is intangible. Putting images together through instinct and serendipity always opens a new story for me, one that I can follow down many paths in many media. And the misty translucence of encaustic medium and beeswax is the perfect metaphor to enhance these very personal visual juxtapositions.
I hope you’ll join me in this class. It will serve you well in your own art practice, whether you are a beginner or an expert in the field of encaustic.”