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UPDATE: NEW STUDENT WORKS FROM IRONING WITH WAX CLASS!

My recent class at Spruill Center for the Arts, Ironing on Watercolor Paper and Panel with Encaustic Wax, had some magnificent pieces created as usual. Sign up and see what comes out of your soul!!

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Spruill Arts: Fall Quarter Registration is now open!

Spruill Arts: Fall Quarter Registration is now open.

~spaces fill up quick!~

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NOV 23~SPRUILL: ENCAUSTIC IRONING ON WATERCOLOR PAPER

Spruill Center for the Arts Registration for Encaustic Workshops Open in Dunwoody, GA

Monday, November 23rd, 10AM – 4PM

Intstructor: Penny Treese

Ironing as an encaustic wax painting technique results in a unique and beautiful experience for the artist and the viewer. Surfaces can be created to emulate coral-thick and textural, or thin layers of pigmented, natural, unbleached beeswax can be fused to watercolor paper or wood surfaces revealing subtle, transparent layers of color that seem to pulsate and move before the eyes of the beholder. In this encaustic workshop, learn the method of ironing wax to develop what Penny calls, “Selfscapes,” representations of sky, sea, ground, or simple yet stunning abstract fields of luscious color. You will leave this workshop with several encaustic wax masterpieces on paper and wooden substrates. While moving gracefully with the flow of the molten wax under the hot iron, you may find yourself swimming within serene waves, floating amongst translucent clouds and experiencing a healing that is born from the freedom of creating abstract beauty without restriction.

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

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SEPT 21~SPRUILL: Intermediate to Advanced Encaustic Painting

Spruill Center for the Arts Registration for Encaustic Workshops Open in Dunwoody, GA

Monday, September 21st, 12:30 – 5:30 pm

Instructor: Penny Treese

If you’re already addicted to the luscious layering of wax and empowering feeling of “painting with fire,” join Penny Treese in her advanced encaustic painting workshop and elevate your work to a new dimension. This intermediate workshop is designed to introduce a variety of new techniques, as well as begin open dialogue and encouragement involving the content of students’ paintings. Moving beyond technique, we will delve into what inspires each artist, guiding them into creating successful works of encaustic art.

For more experienced encaustic painters, there’s an opportunity to enhance their practice with a variety of exciting techniques, and to begin to develop of a consistent body of work. Individual instruction aids in taking current work to a new level.

Previous encaustic experience is not required but an understanding of mixing and creating pigmented wax, using a torch, and safety is encouraged.

New techniques will be explored: Introducing mixed media, working with oil sticks, pigment, image transfer, plaster as a base to create texture, etc. Creating a glass-like to raised textural surfaces will be demonstrated, as well as special techniques such as inscribing and use of washes. Students gain password access to an extensive list of supplies, links to buy all materials used in class, safety and history facts and more.

SOME EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

Register at Spruill: https://registration.spruillarts.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=153PTEP100

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Update: Student Work from Photo-Encaustic Class at Spruill

My recent class on May 15th was a blast as was to be expected.

To sign up for another class and read about the original class go to LearnWaxArt.com

Hope to see you at the next one!!

 

 

 

 

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Spruill Gallery: Student & Faculty Juried Exhibit Opening Reception

Come see my work and many other amazing pieces!

*June 4 – August 8: Dunwoody, GA

*Opening Reception and Awards Presentation: Thursday June 4, 6 – 9 PM

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AUG 9~SPRUILL: IRONING ON WATERCOLOR PAPER AND PANEL WITH ENCAUSTIC WAX

Spruill Center for the Arts Registration for Encaustic Workshops Open in Dunwoody, GA

Sunday, August 9th, 12:30 pm until 5:30 pm

Instructor: Penny Treese

Ironing as an encaustic wax painting technique results in a unique and beautiful experience for the artist and the viewer. Surfaces can be created to emulate coral-thick and textural, or thin layers of pigmented, natural, unbleached beeswax can be fused to watercolor paper or wood surfaces revealing subtle, transparent layers of color that seem to pulsate and move before the eyes of the beholder. In this encaustic workshop, learn the method of ironing wax to develop what Penny calls, “Selfscapes,” representations of sky, sea, ground, or simple yet stunning abstract fields of luscious color. You will leave this workshop with several encaustic wax masterpieces on paper and wooden substrates. While moving gracefully with the flow of the molten wax under the hot iron, you may find yourself swimming within serene waves, floating amongst translucent clouds and experiencing a healing that is born from the freedom of creating abstract beauty without restriction.

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

Register at Spruill: https://registration.spruillarts.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=153PTEP030

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MAY 15~SPRUILL TECHNIQUES IN PHOTO-ENCAUSTIC PAINTING by Penny Treese

Spruill Center for the Arts Registration for Encaustic Workshops Open in Dunwoody, GA

TECHNIQUES IN PHOTO-ENCAUSTIC PAINTING by Penny Treese

Learn several of Penny’s unique techniques and secrets in manipulating images to create photo-encaustic paintings. Add texture to your photos by distressing with water, wine, found objects, steel wool, natural pigments and more. Explore printing and manipulating photos on translucent papers like mulberry, tissue, and other fine art papers. Photos printed on Japanese papers then saturated with natural beeswax and fused, create luminous results to enhance your work’s visual narrative. Learn how layering photos, tearing or cutting your photo then reassembling, and applying washes can create a psychological depth to your carefully chosen photographs. Class includes a pre-workshop “image planning” session with the Penny via email or phone. Penny will guide you through choosing the best photos for this medium and unique workshop.
NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED – Intro to Encaustic recommended.

Dates: Friday, May 15, 2015
Meets: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Fee: $190

REGISTER AT SPRUILL : https://registration.spruillarts.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=152PTPE030

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SPRUILL ENCAUSTIC PAINTING: EXPLORING IRONING ON PAPER by Penny Treese

Spruill Center for the Arts Registration for Encaustic Workshops Open in Dunwoody, GA

SPRUILL ENCAUSTIC PAINTING: EXPLORING IRONING ON PAPER by Penny Treese

Ironing as an encaustic painting technique results in a unique experience for the artist and the viewer. Surfaces can be created to emulate thick coral-like textures, thin translucent waves of color, and more. The natural beeswax can be fused to watercolor paper or wood surfaces revealing subtleties that seem to pulsate before the eyes of the beholder. In this encaustic workshop, you’ll learn methods of ironing wax to develop what Penny calls, “Selfscapes,” representations of sky, sea, ground, or simple yet stunning abstract fields of luscious color. You will leave this workshop with several masterpieces on various substrates. While moving gracefully with the flow of the molten wax under the hot iron, you may find yourself swimming within serene waves, floating amongst translucent clouds and experiencing a healing that is born from the freedom of creating abstract beauty without restriction. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

Dates: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Meets: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Fee: $190

REGISTER AT SPRUILL : https://registration.spruillarts.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=152PTEP050