Candy in Wax Paper: Printmaking with Encaustic
August 15 - 20, 2021
Julie Belcher · pioneer-house.com/julie-belcher
Workshop at a glance
Experiment with typographic letterpress printmaking and how to manipulate and encase these newly created one-of-a-kind printed papers with encaustic beeswax.
- Encaustic printmaking
- Creating original monoprints
- Working with typography and letterforms
- Paper and wood
- Beeswax and encaustics
- Printmaking tools
- Original monoprints
- Various encaustic mixed media pieces
- Printmaking techniques
Julie Belcher is a printmaker and mixed media artist who creates encaustic works in Knoxville, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a BFA from the University of Tennessee, and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Belcher played a pivotal role in reviving handset letterpress printmaking. Her aesthetic pays homage to her Appalachian roots, employing monoprints, drawing, painting, and collage layered in beeswax. With her partner, she was named as a Vogue World 100 Creative Influencer of 2019.
This workshop will feature guerrilla printmaking techniques to create original monoprints on paper that students will encase and layer in luxurious translucent and pigmented beeswax. Participants will work with typography, letterforms as words; but also, as pattern and texture on various papers that they can paint, tear, collage and then fuse the layers of imagery with melted wax on a wooden canvas. This unique combination of impressions on paper and wax will make for great experimentation and provide plenty of techniques to take home and apply to your own practice. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600 · materials list
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