Upcoming Workshops at Lyn's Studio
POSTCARDS TO MYSELF
Sunday, January 8th, 2017
All materials included
Limit Six Participants
Postcards to Myself is an all-level workshop designed to reaveal and interpret non-verbal messages through building and layering collage elements and beeswax.
Participants will work with images from vintage art books and old printed volumes of text which will be enhanced, concealed and revealed with layers of beeswax. The message to oneself will become clear through the working process.
The Project – create two postcard-sized mixed-media works using old images, text, and beeswax to convey a concept or a wish in a carefully comoposed non-verbal way.
The Process – Tear words from vintage books, then select images from old art catalogues using your own best intuition. Cover the first layer with beeswax as you explore the basics of encaustic. Continue to layer and bulid your "message to yourself," writing the final layer with book foil into the beeswax.
The Goal – Learn to trust the creative process as choices are made (without knowing quite why). Learn the basics of encaustic technique to control translucency and mystery on each of two postcard-sized works.