Encaustic – Mark Making with Wax and Fire
Friday, November 16th, 10-3:30 PM
Instructor: Alix Christian
This class focuses on incising lines into hot wax with carving tools to “write” and “draw” in the encaustic medium.
Use the technique to create texture, to design patterns, or to form shapes. You’ll practice changing the width and depth of your lines in class, plus how to combine them for different effects. Filling in the lines and dots with color or layering additional colors on top is an exercise in serendipity! This class is for both new and experienced students. Alix will cover basic information at the beginning of the class, and then will demonstrate the specific techniques. Experienced students can move right ahead at their own pace while Alix helps newer students get started. The class is held at the instructor’s studio in North Boulder at 4593 North Broadway, C-105. There is a short lunch break at a coffee shop that’s down the street and has a small selection of lunch items.
Please bring the following optional materials:
- 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.