New Encaustic Classes at the Foundry Studio: Oct 7-Dec 19, 2015

I love Fall! It is a time for new experiences, and settling into fresh rhythms. Come take a class with me, learn new skills, add another medium to your repertoire, renew acquaintances and meet new friends.

I have a new studio in The Foundry Art Centre, and I want to share it with you. It has new dedicated electrical lines, large work tables, hot plates and heat guns, and enough supplies to start new work, or complete pieces in progress. There are both open studio times, as well as classes to refresh your memory of tools and techniques, or learn them in a professional studio for the first time.

The following classes are listed below (description, what to bring, cost):
Encaustic Open Studio (independent work time, or with instruction in 3hr blocks of work time)
Encaustic Basics: 3 hr class
Encaustic Basics II: 3 hr class
Encaustic Intensive: 6 hr
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Encaustic Open Studio
Oct 7 – Dec 19.
Need space to work? Access to encaustic tools and materials? Inspiration or assistance?
Sign up for work time/space on open studio days. Blocks of 3 hours are available for you to work independently, or with instruction.
Sign up for 1 block of time, or several:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday 10am-1pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and/or Friday 1-4pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday 5-8pm
1, 3hr class, independent work: $36
1, 3hr class, with personal instruction: $45
4, 3hr classes, independent work: $125
4, 3hr classes, with personal instruction: $160
Choose your day and time. Email Lisa at sisleyblinn@gmail.com to set up your class time.
Bring: Materials and personal tools for new work you are starting, or work that you are completing.
Adults 18+. Limit 8
Note: Participants must already have knowledge of working safely with encaustic tools and materials.
Encaustic Basics: 3 hr class
Saturday: Nov 7, Dec 5, or Dec 12
New to encaustic? Learn the history of this beautiful, luminescent medium, studio set-up and safety, fusing with a heat gun, transparent and opaque painting techniques, creating texture, and layering collage materials. We will work small on a number of substrates. This overview will give you experience with the tools and medium, preparing you for more advanced classes.
Provided: All materials and tools
Bring: An open mind, and willingness to learn about a new art material
Adult 18+. No prior art or painting experience required.
$65 cash or check
Email Lisa at sisleyblinn@gmail.com to sign up for class. Limit 16
Encaustic Basics II: 3 hr class
Saturday: Nov 21 or Dec 19
Continue learning more techniques, refine your image creation, and work in a professional art environment. You will learn how to create hard and soft edges, create low relief areas and textures with stencils, include image transfers, inlayed line work, and use a hand held torch for shellac burn. We will work small on a variety of substrates.
Provided: All materials and tools
Bring: Personal tools, or encaustic paint colors that you may already have and love.
Adult 18+.
Note: Must have taken Encaustic Basics class, or have knowledge of working safely with encaustic tools and materials.
$65 cash or check
Email Lisa at sisleyblinn@gmail.com to sign up for class. Limit 16
Encaustic Intensive: 6 hr
Saturday: Nov 14 or Dec 5
Can’t wait to learn everything in the Encaustic Basic, and Encaustic Basic II classes? This 6 hour workshop is for you. Bring a snack/lunch and a small notebook for this incredible information download! All the information in the Basics and Basics II class are covered, plus more about substrates (papers, tiles, braced boards), and how to do a pour over existing work (drawing, print, photo on absorbent paper).
Provided: All materials and tools
Adult 18+. No prior art or painting experience required.
$100 cash or check
Email Lisa at sisleyblinn@gmail.com to sign up for class. Limit 8
Provided for all classes: A professional fine art encaustic studio:
  • 4, 36″x80″ work tables with dedicated hot plates, heat guns, support materials and tools for encaustic.
  • Up to 4 chairs per table, as needed for participants and projects
  • a 24″x48″ press bed etching press for printing encaustic-plexi plate monoprints/monotypes as well as traditional etchings and collagraphs. (coming soon)
  • a printmaking work bench for inking plates and rolling up Akua water-based inks
  • a Paula Roland Hot Box for encaustic monoprints/monotypes
  • a large drying rack for class/workshop projects.
  • a double-high flat file for storage demo/work station
  • storage shelves for the studio, as well as class projects in progress
  • Bulk materials that can be ordered at discount (beeswax, damar crystals, papers, …) and available for purchase by class/workshop participants.
  • Some fine art papers, boards, chip brushes, and starter paint sets available.

Sign up for classes and enjoy the Fall with me!
Lisa

The Foundry Art Centre
100 Clark St,
St Charles, MO 63301
Near the intersection of Clark St and N Main St/N Riverside Dr

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