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 in New York City including at Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York Artists Equity’s Equity Gallery, and Kouros Gallery; and at venues across the United States including Heather James Fine Art, Palm Springs, California, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Julie Heller East Gallery and A Gallery, both in Provincetown, Massachusetts; Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, Arizona; Art Wynwood, Miami, Florida; and the International Fine Art Show, Boston, Massachusetts.  In 2018, her work was included in the group exhibition, Waxing Poetic, at the Pelham Art Center.  The artist and her work are included in The Art Students League of New York on Painting:  Lessons and Meditations on Mediums, Styles and Methods.  In 2017, Ms. Winiarski presented a gallery lecture at the League entitled, The Art of Appropriation.

In addition to the mixed media classes, Deborah Winiarski teaches an ongoing series of encaustic workshops at the League. She has been a Presenter and Workshop Instructor at The International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, Massachusetts; and, as Featured Artworks Editor, Ms. Winiarski made regular curatorial contributions to ProWax Journal.  She is also the creator and moderator of ProWax Forum, an online discussion group where topics regarding encaustic materials, technique and artistic vision are addressed.

Deborah Winiarski studied at The Art Students League of New York and abroad at Studio Giambo and Accademia D’Arte in Florence, Italy.  Ms. Winiarski holds a Masters 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.

For more information about Deborah Winiarski and her work, visit: www.deborahwiniarski.com

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