Day ones agenda was creating smooth surfaces,and included image transfers, working with charcoal, graphite, pan pastels and carbon paper. They all took to it like ducks to water creating some stunning pieces.
Day two was, texture. dry brushing, stencils, masking, line and edge, gold leaf and my new favourite graphite powder. We also worked on creating landscapes with colour, and employing some of the previously learnt techniques. The tables were full of exciting shapes, forms, and colours. It was such a visual delight.
Some students chose to concentrate on pattern and texture, whilst others delved into imagined landscapes. Lunchtime came and went with many of the students choosing to continue working through lunch, Encaustic is a bit like that once you discover its seduction you are hooked.
There’s just something special about Port Kembla and Red point Gallery that sparks creativity. We loved it and we can’t wait to return.
More photos are on our Gallery page Here
During World War II Opium Poppies were grown on five acres of the land, to supply morphine for our overseas troops. Blair and the team at Mowbray Park were so friendly and ensured our stay was so comfortable. we highly recommend this place for a day trip or longer adventure. One of the joys of our nomadic lifestyle is seeing new places , exploring the amazing history of Australia and meeting new and interesting people. We never know what we will discover next.
For our "Scissors, Paper, Wax" workshop with Wollondilly Art Group, fourteen eager students discovered how to combine Encaustic with plaster and paper.
You can see some more Photos HERE
Artist Kate Belton's Tinkat Alley Art Studio at Fassifern was the perfect setting for our first Encaustic techniques workshop for 2018.
Nine eager students filled the pace with their creative vibe and made some great work. Kate's colourful studio really helped us get into the mood to get our wax on!
Lovely people, yummy cakes, perfectly cool weather all helped the creative juices to flow. You can see some more Photos HERE
We had a great weekend learning how to use encaustic with photography. Jo's studio was the perfect setting on a warmish Saturday as we all met and got creative with our photographs and encaustic wax. The group created some amazing pieces working with collage,texture,encaustic pours, image transfers, gold leaf, dips, brushing and layering with glazes. As you can see the results of the workshop were awesome
More photos are on our Gallery page Here Video to follow soon :-)