Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Encaustics Workshop with Daniella Woolf

I just finished an exciting encaustic workshop! 
            The workshop was given by Daniella Woolf through North Country Studio Workshops at Bennington College.
What EnErGy! Our group bonded though inspirational excitement in the studio, and by Daniella's humor, wit, and knowledge.
Most of us started off as virgins and ended up walking on the moon!
            What an experience!  If you do not know what encaustics is, go here or here
     You can use any rigid porus surface to create your collage on. We discovered you can do it on paper and fabric too.
            We did a group collage on rice paper. Everyone made one 5” horizontal paper collage piece, and then we ‘encausticated’ them as a hanging scroll. 
Daniella Woolf and myself assembling the scroll.
These 2 photo's are from Jane Davies- see her blog here
The finished scroll is ready to contribute to the silent auction to benefit NCSC.
This was one of those experiences that can change your work. I love collage and have worked with fiber and paper collage using traditional mediums. This adds another dimension to that. Encaustic sinks the collage, creating an air of mystery or translucent layering that I have yet been unable to achieve. I'm looking forward to exploring this new medium.

In Daniells's words- "G'Hed!!"


Jane Davies said...

Fabulous! I recognize those pictures.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

The scroll is magnificent and whoever owns this will have a real treasure. Beautiful! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Kit Lang said...

I've been privately exploring encaustic, fabric, paint and stitch and the combinations thereof - I'm hoping to post something on my blog in March.

Cheryl Rezendes said...

Sounds fabulous Wen! I've been want to take an encaustic class as well. Sounds to me like you would recommend Daniella Woolf in a heartbeat.

Lovely piece your posting here on the blog!


Wen Redmond said...

Thank you all- it really was wonderful.
I feel, in a way, I've come full circle as in the late 70's I used to do batik!

Laura said...

really beautiful...I so want to learn how to use encaustics over my photos.

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