Encaustic Books: Wax, Paper, Thread
September 9, 2018 – September 15, 2018
Wax nostalgic, wax poetic, wax philosophical and wax creative. In this workshop students explore methods of encaustic painting through the creation of books and journals. You will transform thin wood panels into richly layered, textured book covers. Participants will infuse papers with beeswax, imagery and words to become journal pages. Your collection will be bound into tactile books. They can be thematic, conceptual, or simply full of creative meanderings. The class will include demonstrations in encaustic, journaling and bookbinding (coptic and longstitch) to guide student’s experimentation. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $525
Erin Keane is an encaustic artist and bookbinder in Asheville, North Carolina with an MA in Art Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is an exhibiting member of Southern Highland Craft Guild and is represented by 310 ART Gallery in Asheville’s River Arts District. Keane teaches at Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch’s EncaustiCamp and OpenStudio, Penland School of Crafts and John C. Campbell Folk School. She is published in the Encaustic Arts magazine.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.