Today I made some coloured wax sticks for my workshop at Baldessin Press near Melbourne. There’s still one place left I think, if you hurry!
Today I did a little homework for the workshop I’ll be teaching at Baldessin Press. I love teaching there because it is such a beautiful place with beautiful people.
This time I’ll be teaching some printmaking techniques using wax, encaustic collagraphs and wax monotypes. I’ll be there on the 5th and 6th of April. I’m pretty sure there are vacancies, but there’s only enough room for a maximum of eight people, so if you’re interested it’s probably best to book soon. Bookings can be made through their website.
My next encaustic workshop will be at Baldessin Press, near Melbourne, on the 24th and 25th of August. There are only eight places available for what will be a great weekend exploring encaustic and paper in beautiful surroundings. The studio was built by renowned printmaker and sculptor George Baldessin at St Andrews, largely from recycled materials.
This course will take an experimental approach to using encaustic on paper. You will learn how to collage prints together using encaustic, how to exploit the characteristics of wax to layer and combine imagery, and how to work into the surface with wax and pigment to create interesting and compelling surfaces. We will cover the health and safety aspects of encaustic, and setting up an encaustic studio, so that you are equipped to explore further on your own. The course is suitable for all levels of experience.
I’m really looking forward to it, because I love teaching, I love spending time in Melbourne (even when its cold), and I will enjoy visiting George’s studio. I’ve always admired his work.