Encaustic Painting – The Basics and Beyond – The Art Students League

Encaustic Painting – The Basics and Beyond

Deborah Winiarski

Deborah Winiarski

Workshop Description

April 6-7
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 – 4:30 pm
Fee: $350 (includes $35 Material fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 11 students
Please request supply list
In this hands-on workshop, students will explore the luminous beauty and versatility of encaustic—painting with molten, pigmented beeswax. This ancient art form has evolved into one of the most versatile mediums available to contemporary artists and offers many exciting, creative possibilities! The workshop will focus on encaustic painting basics, as well as how to easily and inexpensively incorporate encaustic into a regular studio practice.  Equipment and tools, encaustic paint recipes, painting supports and more will be discussed.  Students will learn how to create image, texture and line using a variety of techniques and how to embed collage elements, found objects and image transfers within translucent layers of wax.  No matter your current medium or genre, encaustic has much to offer.  Beginners are welcome, as are prior workshop registrants. Ample time for hands-on work will be provided.

About the Instructor

Deborah Winiarski’s work has been included in exhibitions at in New York City and venues across the United States—including Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC; Kouros Gallery, NYC; Heather James Fine Art, Palm Springs, California, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and Julie Heller East Gallery and A Gallery, both in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Most recently, in 2015, Ms. Winiarski curated the exhibition, CASTING SHADOWS—Work in Dimension and Relief, at Julie Heller East Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts. A catalog of the same name accompanied the exhibition. Also in 2015, the artist and her work were included in the books Embracing Encaustic: Mixing Media and Art Students League of New York on Painting: Lessons and Meditations on Mediums, Styles, and Methods.

In addition to her regular mixed-media class, Deborah Winiarski has been teaching the encaustic workshops at the Art Students League of New York since 2009. In 2014, Ms. Winiarski was invited as artist-in-residence at The Studios of Key West in Key West, Florida. Additionally, for the past several years she has been a presenter and workshop instructor at The International Encaustic Conference held annually in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Ms. Winiarski also holds the position of featured artworks editor for ProWax Journal, a quarterly online publication for professional artists working in the medium of encaustic, and moderates ProWax Forum, an online discussion group where questions regarding encaustic materials, technique, and vision are answered.

Deborah Winiarski studied at the Art Students League of New York. She also studied abroad at Studio Giambo and Accademia D’Arte in Florence, Italy. Ms. Winiarski holds a master’s degree from Queens College, New York City. Ms. Winiarski is currently affiliated with Denise Bibro Fine Art, Inc., New York City; Broadhurst Gallery, Pinehurst, North Carolina; and Elizabeth Clement Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts.

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