Soul Totem & Shield Making: Taking Encaustic 3D with Gina Louthian-Stanley, July 11 & 12

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Soul Totem & Shield Making: Taking Encaustic 3D with Gina Louthian-Stanley, July 11 & 12

345.00

Saturday & Sunday, July 11th & 12th
10am - 4pm
$345 includes materials, tools and equipment

Beginners welcome. And if you have prior experience with Encaustic you can enhance your skills and go to a new level with your work!. Gina will cover safety and basics of Encaustics as needed. for all participants.

A totem is considered something (such as an animal or plant) that is the symbol for a family, tribe, etc., especially among Native Americans or a carved or painted form, or a person or thing that represents an idea.

In this workshop we will dive right in exploring the sculptural possibilities of plaster cloth, wax and encaustic making a totem and shield which best represents your personal idea or creative desire. Rigid and absorbent when dry, plaster cloth makes a wonderful support for dimensional encaustic work. Once the form is created, we will apply Encaustic medium and fuse it to the sculptural composition using a variety of techniques. In the class, we will have a 12” disc and 12” rectangular shape to use as a base for the plaster cloth. As the structures near completion, you will learn how to add found or small personal objects into the sculptures to create your ‘totem’ and discuss ways to finish and display your totem. As we create, we will contemplate our forms and their meanings to us personally - you can even to go abstract. Gina will bring the two forms, plaster cloth, decorative papers, Encaustic Medium and pigments, oil sticks, oil pastels, and tools.

Optional - Bring your own decorative papers, ephemera, small nails, thin fabrics, found objects, organic matter, buttons, etc. Bring paper towels, Wet Ones, and Scissors.

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