Monday through Wednesday, August 6th - 8th, 20189:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. $400 (includes all materials)
Kathryn Bevier is excited to return to Lyme Academy College of Fine Art for a third year to offer another Encaustic workshop. Regardless of your experience with this medium, if you are interested in learning how to work with Encaustic or want to take your art to the next level, Kathryn will skillfully guide you. You will gain an in-depth knowledge on the working properties of wax, color mixing, creating desired effects such as surface texture and depth, and understanding the subtleties that will help you to elevate your art.
Learn archival practices for using a variety of mixed media, collage and image transfers over the course of the first two days.
On Day 3 you will learn essential information on the printing process with Encaustic paints, from set-up, free-form printing, how to work from registration for mono-type printing, as well as a wide array of application techniques. You will also learn how the different pigments and papers behave for a better understanding on how to achieve the results you desire.
About Encaustic Painting
Encaustic is the art of painting, sculpting, or printing with a beeswax based medium using heat to bond the layers of wax to a substrate and to each other. Artists have practiced the technique of Encaustic painting for over two thousand years. In ancient Greek, Roman and Egypt times Encaustic was a main art form, but throughout history its use slowly faded as oil, watercolor, pastel, even acrylic came into vogue. However, there have always been artists that kept the medium alive and in the mid 1900’s artists such as Diego Rivera and many of the modernist, especially Jasper Johns, brought attention back to this art form. Today, Encaustic is experiencing a renaissance with a ground swell of contemporary artists employing this medium.
About the Artist
Kathryn Bevier earned her BFA at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. From 2008 till 2015, Kathryn was the General Manager of Enkaustikos, an artist paint manufacturing company in Rochester, NY. Of her many responsibilities, development of education was an intregal part of her position. She contiues to focus on education and offers workshops at Kathryn Bevier ArtWorks; her studio in the Anderson Arts Building.
She travels extensively throughout the US and Canada to provide learning opportunities in a variety of arenas, including the National Art Materials Trade Association, I.E.A EncaustiCon, EncaustiCamp, Rochester Institute of Technology, College Art Association, The International Encaustic Conference, Savannah College of Art and Design, and several national art expositions.
She is very active in the local Rochester arts community through her involvement with many arts organizations, local colleges, and public schools.
Kathryn’s art has been featured since 2000 in the Memorial Art Gallery Store and Mill Art Gallery in Rochester, NY and in her gallery studio since 2000 at Anderson Arts Building Studios in Rochester, NY. She has been published in Encaustic Revelation by Patricia Seggebruch published by North Light Books 2014.
Artwork: Kathryn Bevier, Encaustic with Mixed Media
Monday, Aug. 6 - 1:30 pmtoWednesday, Aug. 8 8:00 pm