Workshops

Beginning Encaustic Printmaking 

 

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.


WHY ENCAUSTIC PRINTMAKING?

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

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


“We think you should rename your workshop “Encausti-Crack” because it is so addicting!”

—KS & MCB, workshop participants


ONE, Two & Three-DAY WORKSHOPS

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

Choose two- or three-day workshops to have a deeper experience.

 

FEE of $150 PER DAY INCLUDES

All Supplies:

  • Pigmented beeswax.

  • Endless use of sumi-e paper, text papers.

  • One 8" X 10" mat for one of your prints and several greeting cards.

  • (Additional larger mat and greeting cards, 2 sheets Extravorganza, scroll paper with two-day workshop.)

  • Go home with all your prints rolled up!

  • The use of the printing equipment.

  • The use of a wide variety of tools.

  • No need to buy anything.

 

HOW MANY?

Limited class size.

 

WHEN?

Classes are generally on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 – 4:00 but my new schedule will include mid-week classes.

 

FURTHER DETAILS

Victoria will give instruction through demonstrations throughout the two days, but wants to allow you as much time to print as possible. Once your balance is paid, she will send out a detailed information sheet with further details (what type of clothes to wear, parking instructions, etc.)

 
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MY 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

Victoria is designing Advanced classes, and will require an encaustic printmaking class from her or another teacher as a requirement.

IN THE WORKS:

  • Open Studio Time for Encaustic Printmakers (print alongside me, not a workshop)

  • Mark-Making with Inks + More…& Asemic Writing (not a printmaking class)

  • Adhesives for Encaustic Prints & Framing Options

  • The Rubbish…or NOT Class (don’t throw those prints away!)

  • Collage with Encaustic Prints

  • Encaustic Printmaking: Focus - Landscapes and Plant Forms

  • Encaustic Printmaking: Abstract Compositions

  • Encaustic Print Applications: Weaving & Folding & Sewing

  • Encaustic Printmaking: Yummy Papers

  • Photo Transfers and Encaustic

 

REFUND POLICY

A 50% deposit holds your spot. The balance is due 3 weeks prior to class. All fees are nonrefundable if you cancel prior to 3 weeks before class-time, but can be applied to a future workshop, you can send someone in your place or you can apply the amount towards the purchase of Victoria Foster Harrison’s artwork, to be used within 1 year, please. However, cancellations made within the 3-week time period before class-time or no shows are non-refundable and non-transferable.

If the minimum enrollment of 2 is not met, you will be notified 3 weeks prior to class, and you may apply your deposit/balance to a future class, or receive a refund of class fees paid. In the rare situation that a class is cancelled, you may reschedule, or receive a full refund of your deposit/balance; any costs incurred by the student such as airfare and lodging will not be replaced.

If you are booking a plane ticket, please feel free to contact me to find out if the class minimum has been met. 

Upon submitting payment, you hold Victoria Foster Harrison of Curly Girl Art Studios free from any liability in the event of loss or accidental injury or death, illness or health condition, flight or lodging cancellations, war and natural disasters. Victoria Foster Harrison of Curly Girl Art Studios is not responsible for any illness, new or pre-existing, or damage sustained while participating in her workshops or classes. 


LUNCH, BEVERAGES AND SNACKS

Coffee, tea, iced tea, water and afternoon snacks provided.

Please bring a sack lunch or I will provide local places to grab something quickly. I prefer 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.

 
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ABOUT MY LOCATION

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

Specific location information will be sent to you upon paid registration.