Encaustic- Adding Inclusions
Thursday, November 16th, 9:00-3:00PM
This class is for those of us who love collecting all those odd bits and pieces that have a history, not because we have a use for them but because they’re way too cool to pass up. We know you’re out there! Artist Alix Christian has collected objects like these for years, and has started using them to great effect in her encaustic work. We were surprised to discover how easy it is to add almost anything to a canvas with the hot wax. No shape is too unusual, no material is off limits. (The obvious exception is something that might melt in the hot wax – but even that might be cool!) Come experiment in class, using layers of colored wax to adhere your own odd bits and pieces to wooden encaustic panels. Or choose from Alix’s stash. You’ll leave this beginning class with one or more pieces of art. The sides are nicely finished off, so your art is ready to hang.The class is held at the instructor’s studio in North Boulder- GARAGE GALLERY 4593 North Broadway, #C-105 Boulder, CO 80304
Please bring the following optional materials:
- favorite collage materials and ephemera
- an apron
- sack lunch and water bottle (There is a coffee shop with a small selection of lunch items across the street.)
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee.
Alix Christian likes to play with fire. She's an encaustic artist who mixes beeswax and tree resin with pigmented colors, then heats the layers with a blow torch. Alix earned her BFA in Portland, Oregon, and her MFA in West Texas. Her work has been exhibited as far south as Texas and New Mexico, north from Minnesota to Michigan, and across the Atlantic in Assisi, Italy. Alix taught Fine Art and Computer Graphics at Amarillo College for seven years, and has resided in Colorado since 2010. Though typography is a love of hers, encaustic was "the first medium to catch me and now it won't let go". See Alix's work at alixchristian.com or on Facebook.