Events & Workshops

Encaustic with Stencils at Articipate

Encaustic with Stencils at Articipate

Description

Join visual artist Candace Law at Articipate in Berkley on Saturday, December 3 from 12:30 – 4:30 pm for an encaustic workshop with stencils.

This workshop is for any artist who is curious about this versatile medium and wants to explore ways to incorporate it into their own work.

The day will start with a brief review of the basics, priming and painting, then move to this fun technique of using melted wax and stencils to create shapes, patterns, and even texture.

New to encaustic? This is the perfect time to learn about this medium without investing in the equipment and supplies.

Worked with hot wax before? Use this as a refresher session and bring in any questions or problems you’ve been having to discuss and find solutions.

There will be demonstrations, along with individual work time and one-on-one time with me, giving ample opportunity to explore the materials and tools. 

All equipment, paints, and most materials are included. Wood panels will be provided for painting, and stencils along with some items and papers for collaging or embedding will be available.

Participants are welcome to bring along any additional items they might like to work with, such as decorative papers, beads, found objects or other small mementos. Apron or studio clothes are suggested.

Class size is limited, so sign up early!

How to Enroll

Click on the “Register” button above or visit www.Articipate.us for more information. Space is limited and will fill fast, so don’t wait!

Workshops are subject to cancellation because of insufficient enrollment or for other reasons.

Cost

$65 (including materials)

Date and Time

Saturday, December 3
12:30 – 4:30 pm

Location

Articipate
3833 12 Mile Rd.
Berkley, MI 48072

Art : Dialog “Going Forward”

Art : Dialog “Going Forward”

Description

Art : Dialog is an opportunity for you to gather with other Detroit-area artists to talk about “all things art” and to share your work with like-minded artists. The meeting is free and open to anyone interested in connecting with artists.

The featured topic for the first part of the session is “Going Forward”. Let’s discuss how the pandemic affected your art practice and how you have (or maybe haven’t) been able to resume working on your art. It’ll be an opportunity to share observations and experiences, as well as to discuss strategies for coping and continuing to be productive going forward. Here are a few questions to consider ahead of the meeting:

  • Has your art and practice changed for the better or worse over the last three years?
  • Have you become more or less productive than you would like and in what ways?
  • What measures, if any, have you tried to cope with these changes and how successful were they?
  • Is there an approach that has worked for you that you might encourage other artists to try?

We’ll have ample time for conversation and networking during the break. And if you choose, bring one or more pieces of your work to just share with us or to receive honest, constructive feedback from the other artists during the balance of the session.

You’ll also have the opportunity to see “Captured on Film”, an exhibition that debuts work from a new project by our own photographer Eric Law. The series takes an intimate look at old, discarded and rusty things, captured on traditional black and white film using a pinhole camera and hand-printed on silver-based paper.

Please RSVP by registering so we can be sure to have enough seats for everyone. And don’t forget to invite another artist to attend with you!

Free

Date and Time

Saturday, December 10
1 – 4 pm

Location

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery
20919 John R Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
248-398-6119
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Encaustic on Paper

Encaustic on Paper

Description

Join visual artist Candace Law in the studio on Saturday, November 12 from 10 am to 4 pm for a day of creativity using encaustic on paper!

In this workshop, you will learn about painting with encaustic using paper as the support instead of wood panels—from heavier weights to thin Japanese sheets. We’ll be covering:

  • A brief review of encaustic basics and a warmup exercise
  • Using brushes and hot wax to paint onto paper
  • Painting on paper on a heated palette with wax chunks
  • Briefly exploring printing monotypes directly on the heated palette

Demonstrations and group discussion, as well as individual work time and one-on-one time with the instructor will fill out the day.

As always, the equipment, supplies, and most materials are provided. In addition, you may want to bring a few of your own papers with which to experiment.

New to encaustic, or been away from it for a while? This is a great time to give it a try, or come and remind yourself just how wonderful and versatile this medium is. There will be ample time for learning the basics and warming up.

Class size is limited, so sign up early and get the early-bird price! The cost is just $140 until October 28 or $165 for later registrations.

How to Enroll

Click on the “Register” button above, then scroll down the page to the enrollment form. At checkout, you will be able to pay securely online with a credit card or PayPal. Payment plans are also available from Affirm or PayPal.

Workshops are subject to cancellation because of insufficient enrollment or for other reasons. If a workshop is canceled, you will have the option to receive a full refund or transfer your registration to another scheduled workshop.

Cost

Early Bird (Register by Oct. 28)
1-Day Workshop: $140

Registration after Oct. 28
1-Day Workshop: $165

 

Date and Time

Saturday, November 12
10 am – 4 pm

Location

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery
20919 John R Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
248-398-6119

Encaustic Mixed Media at GPAA

Encaustic Mixed Media at GPAA

Description

Join visual artist Candace Law at the War Memorial on Saturday, October 22 from 10 am to 4 pm for an encaustic mixed media workshop sponsored by the Grosse Pointe Artists Association.

This workshop is for any artist who is curious about this versatile medium and wants to explore ways to incorporate it into their own work.

The day will start with a brief review of the basics, priming and painting, then move on to experiment with a couple popular techniques used by artists today.

New to encaustic? This is the perfect time to learn about this medium without investing in the equipment and supplies.

Worked with hot wax before? Use this as a refresher session and bring in any questions or problems you’ve been having to discuss and find solutions.

There will be demonstrations, along with individual work time and one-on-one time with me, giving ample opportunity to explore the materials and tools. 

All equipment, paints, and most materials are included. Wood panels (sizes 6” x 6” to 8” x 10”) will be provided for painting, and some items and papers for collaging or embedding will be available.

Participants are welcome to bring along any additional items they might like to work with, such as decorative papers, beads, found objects or other small mementos. Apron or studio clothes are suggested.

Class size is limited, so sign up early!

How to Enroll

Click on the “Register” button above, then scroll down the page to the enrollment form. Space is limited and will fill fast, so don’t wait!

Workshops are subject to cancellation because of insufficient enrollment or for other reasons.

Cost

Early Bird (Register by Oct. 17)
Member: $60
Non-Member: $80

Registration after Oct. 17
Member: $80
Non-Member: $100

Date and Time

Saturday, October 22
10 am – 4 pm

Location

Grosse Pointe Artists Association Studio
The War Memorial
32 Lakeshore Drive
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Shellac Burn With Encaustic

Shellac Burn With Encaustic

Description

Join visual artist Candace Law on Saturday, August 27 from 10 am to 4 pm for a workshop you won’t want to miss! Let’s have some hot fun and create with shellac and wax.

If you’ve never tried it, this is a great time to see the really lovely effects this technique can produce on your encaustic artwork.

The main attraction of the day will be shellac in various colors—even custom ones. We’ll start in the classroom and prepare a few of our panels with medium and layers of paint, then we’ll move outside to see and explore the magic of this material.

I will also talk about and demonstrate other materials that can be burned as part of your encaustic creation. You’ll have a chance to try burning tar paper, wood glue, and even gesso.

As an added bonus, I will talk about and demonstrate shou sugi ban, a Japanese process of burning wood to preserve it and give it an exquisite finish. Use it to give a unique look to the cradled edges of a wood panel. You won’t want to miss this!

New to encaustic, or been away from it for awhile? This is a great time to give it a try, or come and remind yourself just how wonderful and versatile this medium is. There will be ample time for learning the basics and warming up.

As always, the equipment and most materials are provided. Demonstrations and group discussion, as well as individual work time and one-on-one time with the instructor will fill out the day.

Class size is limited, so sign up early!

With the CDC’s COVID risk for Oakland County again at a “High” level, we ask that you wear a face mask, especially during the demonstrations and group discussions. Hand sanitizer is available for you to use, too.

How to Enroll

Click on the “Register” button above, then scroll down the page to the enrollment form. Space is limited and will fill fast, so don’t wait!

Workshops are subject to cancellation because of insufficient enrollment or for other reasons. If a workshop is canceled, you will have the option to receive a full refund or transfer your registration to another scheduled workshop.

Cost

1-Day Workshop: $165

Date and Time

Saturday, August 27
10 am – 4 pm

Location

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery
20919 John R Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
248-398-6119

Photos in Wax Workshop

Photos in Wax Workshop

Description

Join visual artist Candace Law on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21 from 10 am to 4 pm each day in a workshop you won’t want to miss! You’ll be hands-on, working with different ways to use photo images you’ve taken and creatively pair them with Encaustic. How fun is that! The cost is just $295, and all materials are included.

You will learn several processes that include:

  • transferring images onto a waxed surface
  • embedding images printed on thin papers
  • hand-coloring photos using pan pastels or pigment sticks
  • doing a wax pour
  • and other cool things

This will be an exploration of techniques many artists use to bring photographic images into their creative work, and it is going to be a lot of fun. So dig out your phone or camera, go through some old photo prints, and sign up early; there are a limited number of spots available. You will be covering a lot of ground to push and enhance your photo/wax/mixed media work, so some basic experience with encaustic will be helpful.

Demonstrations and group discussion, as well as individual work time and one-on-one time with the instructor will fill out each day. The discussion and review at the end of each day is a critical part of the learning process, so attendance is expected from 10 am to 4 pm. This workshop will be a great opportunity for you to add to your creative toolbox.

As always, the equipment and most materials are provided. You will be asked to email ahead of the workshop one image that will be printed and glued to a panel ahead of time for you to use on Friday; then bring with you 4 or 5 additional photos or images to use in class. More details will be provided in a separate email in advance of the workshop.

How to Enroll

Click on the “Register” button above, then scroll down the page to the enrollment form. Space is limited and will fill fast, so don’t wait!

Workshops are subject to cancellation because of insufficient enrollment or for other reasons. If a workshop is canceled, you will have the option to receive a full refund or transfer your registration to another scheduled workshop.

Cost

2-Day Workshop: $295

Date and Time

Friday & Saturday, May 20-21
10 am – 4 pm

Location

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery
20919 John R Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
248-398-6119

“Welcome Back…Again” Encaustic Workshop

“Welcome Back…Again” Encaustic Workshop

Description

Join visual artist Candace Law on Saturday, March 26 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm as she welcomes artists back to the studio…again…for the first encaustic workshop of the year. The cost is just $165, and all materials are included.

Spring is in the air and with it, our thoughts turn to new art challenges. This workshop will be an introduction to the medium for beginners, as well as a refresher for those who have worked in hot wax before but would like to be reminded of some of the basics again before settling into their work

If you’ve heard about this lovely, versatile medium and have wanted to give it a try before committing to buying all the equipment and supplies—this is the workshop for you. Everything is provided, and you’ll get the opportunity to ask all your questions and try some different techniques.

If you’ve worked with encaustic before, but haven’t done so since COVID started, trust me, you might like a refresher. Not only will it remind you of some of the basics and best practices, but you might also learn something new or glean an idea that sparks your creativity. It is also a great time to connect with other artists again after our hibernation.

In the workshop, we will cover the equipment and materials commonly used, the basic process of painting, and move on to work three small projects that cover painting in encaustic, using hot wax to embed items and another technique as we have time. This is the perfect time to learn or get back in the flow before more challenging workshops come in the spring and summer.

Looking ahead: we will be working with Encaustic and Photographs at the end of May, and on to Shellac Burns (among other materials) in the summer months. You will get the most out of these future workshops if you’ve had some basic work with the medium, or a good refresher before then.

How to Enroll

Click on the “Register” button above, then scroll down the page to the enrollment form. Space is limited to 8 spots and will fill fast, so don’t wait!

Cost

One-Day Workshop: $165

Date and Time

Thursday, March 26, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location

Color | Ink Studio & Gallery
20919 John R Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
248-398-6119

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