Events & Workshops

Photos in Wax Workshop

Photos in Wax Workshop

Final Week…Register by May 13

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

Recent Events & Workshops

“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

SAVAGE CITY Book Launch

In a conversation moderated by Detroit author and playwright Andrew Lark, SAVAGE CITY author Donald Levin talks about how he developed and researched the book, where the characters came from, and what its relevance is to today’s world.

Visit www.DonaldLevin.com to purchase a signed copy of the book directly from the author.

BIG INK Woodblock Printing Event

BIG INK Woodblock Printing Event

Saturday, October 16
Sunday, October 17
11am-4pm each day
Free and open to the public

Join us! You’re invited to Color | Ink Studio & Gallery to watch as 14 artists print large-scale woodblocks on the “Big Tuna”, BIG INK’s giant mobile printmaking press! BIG INK, a New England-based arts business, is teaming up with Color | Ink Studio to present this event for the first time in the metro-Detroit area.

Each of the artists started work on their giant woodblocks in August using traditional Japanese chisels. BIG INK Director Lyell Castonguay has been guiding them through online instruction over the last two months. All the work leads up to a two-day public demonstration this weekend as the press produces paper prints from the woodblocks — essentially giant wooden stamps up to 4 feet by 8 feet.

“Seeing woodblocks printed at this scale is impressive,” Castonguay says. “(It’s) like magic. The woodblock is inked, sent through the press, and an image appears on the paper. It’s like watching a rabbit pulled out of a hat.”

Color | Ink Studio will be open to visitors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. There will be a hands-on community art-making activity featuring small woodblock prints. Admission is free.

Saturday’s participating artists are Theresa Ann Moore, Candace Law, Kelly Vander Kley, Lavinia Hanachiuc, Leanne Su, and Don Kilpatrick.

Sunday’s participating artists are Martine MacDonald, Pat Duff, Katrina Maria Dienno, Madeleine Barkey, Emily J Legleitner, Robin Jourdan, Beverly Booth, and Frank Dulin.

“Welcome Back to Encaustic” Workshop

“Welcome Back to Encaustic” Workshop

Description

Join visual artist Candace Law on Thursday, August 12 from 10 am to 4 pm as she welcomes artists back to the studio for the first “back to normal” encaustic workshop. The cost is just $145.

The day will begin with a review of the process and materials to get you warmed up, followed by demonstrations of several techniques that might have become “rusty” for you like creating texture, collage, and stencils. As always, there will be ample time for you to work individually.

Want more time to delve deeper as well as enjoy the company of other artists? Then register for Thursday and Friday, and have a second day for additional work as well as trying mark-making media and creating monotypes. The cost for both days is only $250.

Or are you curious about encaustic and want to give it a try? First-timers are always welcome, and you’ll receive plenty of instruction as you learn about this wonderfully expressive medium.

The equipment, supplies, and many materials needed for the workshop are provided. Candace will be present on both days to provide guidance and answer your questions one-on-one as you work.

How to Enroll

Use the “Register” button above to enroll in the workshop. Space is limited and will fill fast, so don’t wait!

Cost

One-Day Workshop: $145
Two-Day Workshop: $250

Date and Time

Thursday, August 12, 10 am – 4 pm
Optional 2nd Day:
Friday, August 13, 10 am – 4 pm

Location

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

BIG INK Woodblock Printing Event

BIG INK Woodblock Printing Event

Description

BIG INK and Color | Ink Studio are hosting a weekend of monumental woodblock printing on October 16th & 17th. We invite artists interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24 by 36 inches to apply to participate at !

No prior printmaking experience is necessary, and emerging, mid-career and established artists are encouraged to submit a design for consideration. Either a previously created image or a new concept is acceptable.

If selected, you’ll have two months to carve a woodblock (max size: 40″ by 96″) based on your submission. We encourage all skill levels to apply. You’ll learn the process through a combination of online and in-person instruction.

Participation highlights include:

✔️ Access to BIG INK’s Woodblock Printmaking Online Master Class
✔️ Speedball Sponsorship Kit including wood, ink, and paper samples
✔️ Hands-on instruction during the event
✔️ Three impressions from your woodblock

Then on the weekend of October 16th & 17th, BIG INK will transform Color | Ink Studio into a print studio featuring The Big Tuna: a custom-designed giant mobile press. And we’ll invite the general public to watch as you and the other participants print together (one day in attendance is required).

The BIG INK program blends elements of a formal class and a maker fair. It’s a fun way to expand your skill set, meet other artists, and engage with the public. Don’t miss this opportunity to bring your next big idea to life while participating in a one-of-a-kind art making bonanza!

How to Apply

Use the “Apply” button above for more information and to apply. There’s no cost to apply; accepted applicants pay $300. The application deadline is August 9; notification is August 11.

Have Questions?

Are you considering applying? Do you have questions and want to know more? In this live chat with Lyell Castonguay of BIG INK and past participants Leslie Bartlebaugh and Don Kilpatrick we discuss the event, how to apply, and what it’s like to take part.

 

Free to apply
Accepted applicants pay $300

Date and Time

October 16 & 17, 2021
One day attendance required

Location

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