Workshops

Beginning Encaustic Printmaking + More

WHAT IS THIS PROCESS?

Creating monotypes (one-of-a-kind prints) with pigmented beeswax and paper on a professional heated aluminum palette; this technique creates gentle surprises and aha moments, resulting in beautiful abstracted images, patterns and representational images.

 

WHO ARE THESE CLASSES FOR?

These classes are designed for several different situations (Prior Encaustic experience not required):

  • For the artist interested specifically in encaustics and printmaking, OR

  • For the artist who wants to loosen up and explore, OR

  • For anyone who wants to explore and express, OR

  • For anyone interested in a weekend experience.

    BELIEVE ME, IT IS A FUN EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE!


WHY ENCAUSTIC PRINTMAKING?

Playing. Discovering. Relaxing. Exploring. Expressing. Letting Go.

Finding Little Bits of Joy. Just plain HAVING FUN. A time of stress release.


“I finally found a way to express my “art”.

I love color but really can't draw or paint so the class was such a gift to me.”

—SS, workshop participant


ONE & two DAY Beginning encaustic printmaking WORKSHOPS

Choose the one-day class to get a quick taste of the medium.

Choose the two-day workshop to have a deeper experience.

FEE of $195 for a one day class and

$380 for A two day CLASS INCLUDES:

  • ALL SUPPLIES! (that’s a deal!)

  • A variety of professional and hand made pigmented beeswax

  • Endless use of sumi-e paper, text papers

  • One mat for your prints (choose from 8x10 or 11x14) and several greeting cards

  • Go home with all your prints rolled up (fits in your suitcase!)

  • (For the two day workshop, receive an additional mat and greeting cards, 2 sheets Extravorganza, scroll paper, and additional special waxes)

  • The use of the heated palette equipment

  • The use of a wide variety of tools

  • Aprons available

  • Work space in a fabulous 500 sq ft studio

  • No need to buy any supplies

  • Minimum 3 students, maximum 5 students (wonderful teacher to student ratio)


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the artist’s PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING

I believe each person has creativity inside of them…and that creativity is ideas put into action.

I believe people are creative in how they follow their passions.

I believe that not everyone has powerful creativity that comes naturally, but I believe everyone has bits & pieces of creativity at minimum; I am respectful of the bravery of someone who takes an art class for the first time.

I believe creativity is about exploring, discovery, testing out, taking risks, pushing limits, analyzing & letting go at the same time. 

I believe that creativity starts with the two words “WHAT IF?”

I believe that creativity comes in endless forms…home décor, crafts, science, gardening, woodworking, marketing, fiber arts, architecture, yes—bookkeeping (leaving no stone unturned), landscape design, computer science, and on and on.

I believe Encaustic Printmaking is an amazing place to feel the freedom of making mistakes, without rules and without “shoulds.” It is a platform for feeling safe in the art world.


“That was such a fun class!
Working with wax the way you taught us makes the process so creative and free. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and your beautiful space!”

—MM, workshop participant


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ADVANCED CLASSES (PRICED SEPARATELY)

NOW AVAILABLE:

  • OPEN STUDIO ARTWORK DAY for Encaustic Printmakers who are independent.

  • REFRESH ARTWORK DAY. Not a workshop, but the artist will guide you as needed, no teacher demos. For Encaustic Printmakers who are relatively independent.

  • ADHESIVES for Encaustic Prints & Framing Options

  • RUBBISH? OR NOT? (don’t throw those prints away! - or take a REFRESH class). The artist will demonstrate many ways to enhance or improve your prints.

  • LANDSCAPES & PLANT FORMS (An Encaustic Printmaking Advanced Class)

  • ABSTRACT COMPOSITIONS (An Encaustic Printmaking Advanced Class)

  • YUMMY PAPERS (An Encaustic Printmaking Advanced Class)

  • PHOTO TRANSFERS & ENCAUSTIC (not a printmaking class)

  • ECO-DYEING ON PAPER (not a printmaking class)

    IN THE WORKS:

  • 2020: MARK-MAKING on Paper with Inks + More…& Asemic Writing (not a printmaking class, but is encaustic friendly)

  • 2020: COLLAGE with Encaustic Prints

  • 2020: WEAVING & FOLDING & SEWING with Encaustic Prints


FURTHER DETAILS

Victoria will give instruction through demonstrations throughout the day, but wants to allow you as much time to print as possible. Four weeks before class, she will send out more details via email.

REFUND POLICY

Click HERE

WAITING LIST

If you are interested in attending a workshop, and it is full, please email her HERE as she does keep a waiting list. OR, she MIGHT be able to schedule a new class that works for you.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Available during checkout.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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The artist does not offer scholarships at this time. However if a paid student needs to cancel their spot, they have the option to offer their space to someone on the scholarship list. Please email her HERE if you know someone who cannot swing the workshops financially but would love to take a workshop, and would like to be placed on the Scholarship List (no guarantees of placement).

PRIVATE CLASSES OR EVENTS

Yes, the artist offers private classes as the workshop schedule permits. Please contact her HERE to arrange.

LUNCH, BEVERAGES AND SNACKS

Brewed coffee, hot tea, iced tea, water and afternoon snacks provided. Refrigerator and microwave available.

Please bring a sack lunch or a list of local places to grab something quickly will be provided. The artist prefers to have lunch together to get know each other better (if possible), and leave breaks for personal time to catch up with phone calls and such.

ABOUT MY LOCATION

Curly Girl Art Studio is located in Port Townsend, WA.

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