New Schedule now up! April – June 2013 for encaustic workshops @ the hive, in Alton, ON – See what the buzz is about!
Hi there… here is ‘the hive’ teaching schedule … now all workshops are posted until the end of August 2013! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions: andrea – 519-323-3437. The hive is in the beautiful and historic Alton Mill Creative Arts Centre, near Orangeville, ON www.altonmill.ca
Workshops include full day, two day, and half-day options, depending on your schedule. For more information on my teaching, visit: www.andreabird.com
Encaustic 1: Introduction to the medium, brief history, safety concerns, the use of the heat gun, blow torch and iron as fusing tools, mixing colours, basic layering, creating smooth/textured surfaces, incorporating collage, photo transfer, gouging and filling gouges with medium and oil paint.
Encaustic 2: working with glazes of colour to increase transparencies, ironing techniques explored, working on boards covered with encaustic gesso, transfer papers (carbon, graphite, etc), masking off areas, gold/silver/copper leaf, stencils, water on wax, and making your own medium.
Encaustic 3: intense vs. subtle colour layering, india ink on transparent papers, tips for difficult collage items, transferring colour photocopies, scraping at layers, metallic powders, ironing things in/out of wax, iron as a gouging tool, and pastel usage.
Encaustic 4: exploring various surfaces: drywall compound on wood, plexi-glass, rusted metal, colour theory, advanced glazing methods, working with 3-D collage items, using oil sticks, water-soluble wax crayons and carving out straight lines.
Encaustic 2, 3 & 4 workshops are intended for those who have a) taken encaustic workshops/classes with me/someone else in the past and/or b) those who have been experimenting with encaustic on their own. The focus of each builds on the one before, with new techniques being added, increasing in difficulty. It is important that you have used all three fusing tools: the iron, heat gun and blow torch.
NEW! Half-day Introduction to Encaustic Workshops give students a chance to try it out over a three and a half hour period. Basic layering, introduction to the fusing tools (iron, heat gun and blow torch) as well as photo transfer and collage will be demonstrated. Can be morning or afternoon.
NEW! Adult & Child Workshops provide an opportunity for a parent to attend and take part in the class with their child… overseeing their progress in the workshop. Tools provided are heat gun and iron only. We will be working on matt board, by the end of the one day or two days creating several beautiful greeting cards +/or small paintings to take home. Minimum age for child: 7 years.
NEW! Three day Intensive – “Sinking In”: for experienced encaustic painters only. This three day workshop is more focused on process, with gently facilitated group sharing, some new adventerous techniques demonstrated, and lots of time to explore in a supportive environment. First one is offered in August, 2013!
Prices… see below…. add HST please.
Give it a whirl! The space will be set up and those interested can give it a try - Andrea will be giving demonstrations and then you’ll have a chance to try it for about 30 minutes. Times listed with dates. Cost is $10 per person for supplies.
Open Studio: only for those who have taken an Encaustic 1 or Half-day Introduction workshop with me. Sign up for three and/or six hours of studio time. No teaching/facilitation. Bring your own substrates/collage. The hive will provide pots/brushes/griddles/blow torch/heat gun/iron/collage items/community! Cost is $45 for three hours (half day), $70 for whole day. Times: 10:30am – 1:30pm +/or 1:30-4:30pm. (All day is 10:30am-4:30pm with time off for lunch.)
OPEN STUDIOS TAKE PLACE ON THE LAST WEEKEND OF MOST MONTHS (DEC. 29/30, JAN. 26/27, FEB. 23/24, MAR. 30/31) AND EVERY OTHER FRIDAY FROM NOON – 3PM (DEC. 14/28, JAN. 4/18, FEB. 1/15, MAR. 1/15)
Workshops: these run all day from 10am til 4pm with a lunch break of 45 min. (half-day intro’s run for 3.5 hours) Cost for one day workshop is $190 (+ hst) or $350 for two workshops/people. Half-day workshops are $125 or two for $230 (+hst).
Sat./Sun., May 4/5 – Give it a Whirl! (1pm & 3pm)
during Spring Awakenings Festival at the Alton Mill
Sat., May 11 – NEW! One-day Transfer Workshop withTania Wycherley
(10am – 4pm) If you love encaustic and photography, this is the workshop for you!
Fridays, May 3, 17, 31 – Open Studio (1 – 4pm)
Sat./Sun. May 25/26 – Open Studio (Sat. from 10:30 til 4:30, Sun. from noon – 5pm)
Sat., June 8 – Encaustic 1 Workshop (10am – 4pm)
Sun., June 9 – Encaustic 2 Workshop (10am – 4pm)
Sun., June 15- Half-day Introduction (1pm – 4:30pm)
Sat./Sun. June 22/23 – Image Transfer & Encaustic with Tania Wycherley (10am – 4pm)
* see below for more details
Fridays, June 14 & 28 – Open Studio (1 – 4pm)
Sat./Sun. June 29/30 – Open Studio (1-4pm)
* Image Transfer & Encaustic with Tania Wycherley Prerequisite: Encaustic 1 (or equivalent)
During this two day workshop, our time together will be centered on two of your original photographs. One image will be transferred onto an 8×10 panel, the other onto a 5×7 panel. We will start by creating smooth under layers on the panel with encaustic medium. You will then sandwich your image between layers of wax. You will also be experimenting above and below your image with the following techniques:
* Under layer options such as encaustic paint, stamping and collage.
* Surface techniques such as transfers, gouging, incising, drawing tools, collage.
* Tricks and tips for successful burnishing (temperature, tools, grids)
Sat., July 6 – Half-day Intro. to Encaustic (1pm – 4:30pm)
Sat., July 13 – Encaustic 1 Workshop (10am – 4pm)
Sun., July 14- Encaustic 2 Workshop (10am – 4pm)
*Mon. July 15 – Optional ‘play’ day 3 of workshop (10am – 4pm)
*Note: you can take all three days (Enc. 1, 2 and play day) – price: $400
Sat./Sun. July 20 & 21, Give it a Whirl! during Cuisine Art (1pm & 3pm)
Fridays, July 12 & 26 – Open Studio (1 – 4pm)
Sat./Sun. July 27/28 – Open Studio (full or half day)
Three day Intensive: “Sinking In” Fri/Sat/Sun Aug. 9/10/11
For experienced encaustic painters only. (Prerequisite: Enc. 1 & 2 or equvialent) 10am – 4pm each day
Price: $350 (Substrates not included.)
Sat/Sun., August 17/18 – Give it a Whirl!
during ‘Doors Open’ 1pm & 3pm
Fridays, August 16 & 30 – Open Studio (1 – 4pm)
Sat./Sun. August 24/25 – Open Studio (full or half day)
See more info. on www.andreabird.com
NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION IS NEEDED FOR ALL WORKSHOPS, BUT NOT ‘GIVE IT A WHIRL!’
Check andreas website www.andreabird.com
To register for workshops: call Andrea at 519-323-3437 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
To hold your spot you need to pay a deposit for half of the workshop fee.
Visa/MC available, or mail a cheque payable to: Andrea Bird, RR#1, Moorefield ON NOG 2KO
All prices include taxes/supplies.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel 7 days or more before the beginning of the class/workshop, then a $25 administration fee will be charged, and the rest of your money refunded. If cancelling within 7 days or less, there is no refund.