CREATE FREELY WORKSHOPS
Explore a contemporary artistic medium - for relaxation, for stretching boundaries, for being mindful and focussed and just for the FUN of it - with freedom from “rules and shoulds”. With warmed pigmented beeswax and a heated professional palette, create original hand-pulled prints with Japanese paper.
ART ON PAPER:
Beginning Encaustic Printmaking Classes
WHAT IS THIS PROCESS?
Creating monotypes (one-of-a-kind prints) with pigmented beeswax and Japanese paper on a professional heated aluminum palette; this technique creates gentle surprises and aha moments, resulting in beautiful abstracted images, patterns and representational images.
These classes are designed for the artist interested specifically in printmaking OR for the artist who wants to loosen up OR the non-artist who wants to explore and express. For those interested in the painterly process, mark-making, mixed media & collage, a contemporary approach to traditional printmaking and much, much more!
Playing. Discovering. Relaxing. Exploring. Enjoying a Meditative Art Medium. Expressing. Letting Go. Finding Little Bits of Joy. Just plain HAVING FUN. A Time of Stress Release.
Demonstrations and as much printing time as possible!
Endless use of sumi-e paper
Endless use of chunk waxes (mainly R&F and homemade waxes)
A mat for your prints (one 8"X10" and one Artist Trading Card size) for each day of class - larger sized mats are available for purchase.
Many greeting cards
Try several types of Asian papers
The use of the printing equipment (your own 16 x 20 "hotbox" to use)
The use of a wide variety of tools.
Lunch and beverages.
I have aprons, but feel free to bring your own.
No need to buy anything, unless you'd like to bring extra paper or tools.
In Victoria's NEW home studio in Port Townsend, WA.
(August class at a Port Ludlow Community Club while I am in transition of moving)
Minimum 4 students, maximum 6 students.
A simple & delicious lunch is included.
Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea, Water provided
Victoria will give instruction through demonstrations throughout the session, however she wants you to have as much time as possible to print. Even though this medium lends itself easily to the abstract, demos will also include plant and tree forms, circles and lines, textures and patterns. Three weeks ahead, she will send out a detailed informational sheet.
TWO DAY WORKSHOPS
$300 for 2 days. Your $50 non-refundable deposit holds your spot. The remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to class. If you need to cancel, you may apply your deposit to a future class, gift a friend, or put the deposit towards purchasing art from me.
OR...ONE DAY WORKSHOP
$150 for 1 day. Your $35 non-refundable deposit holds your spot. The remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to class. If you need to cancel, you may apply your deposit to a future class, gift a friend, or put the deposit towards purchasing art from me.
AUGUST 19TH AND 20TH (SAT and SUN) TWO DAY WORKSHOP
9:30 - 4:00
Held at my local Port Ludlow Community Club
ONE OPENING LEFT - Please email me to verify the opening is still available before paying.
OCTOBER CLASSES POSTPONED DUE TO MOVE
Questions? Email me - artist@VictoriaFosterHarrison.com
Have a date you'd like me to consider?
Just contact me! Minimum amount of students: 4
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A BIT ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Victoria has a degree in Fine Arts at California State University Long Beach, and has been a practicing artist for 14 years, wrapped around raising two children. She is represented by Bainbridge Arts & Crafts Gallery, is a member of the Seattle based Women Painters of Washington, a member of the Port Ludlow Artists League & Port Townsend's Northwind Gallery - and also a member of the International Encaustics Artists organization.
Originally a large-scale acrylic landscape painter, Victoria was introduced to Encaustics in 2011 by Richard Nelson, art supply store owner on Bainbridge Island, WA. From there, Victoria attended several local Encaustics classes and eventually landed in Santa Fe, NM at one of Paula Roland's Encaustic Printmaking classes in 2012. VOILA! LOVE with waxy printmaking was born.
Interestingly enough, Victoria was specifically focused on printmaking and also with fibers during her college studies. She now is a printmaker & teacher - and also uses hand-dyed silk (learned from Sue Stover of Patricia Baldwin Seggebrush's Encausticamp in Federal Way, WA), collage from Crystal Neubauer (from Serena Berry's workshop on Bainbridge Island, WA) and rust in encaustic panels (learned from Pam Nichols of Portland, OR, via Kathi Vezzani's wonderful workshops in Gig Harbor, WA). Life is a big circle!
She first taught at the Winslow Art Center on Bainbridge Island, WA - and can't decide which she likes better - creating Encaustic prints or teaching the process! Eventually Victoria moved about 45 minutes away from Bainbridge & taught in her home studio in Port Ludlow, WA. She will be moving to Port Townsend in August of 2017 and will be building a new studio there.