Course Description


The class will concentrate on the use of photography and the Encaustic Technique of fusing, pouring, working on different papers and distressing our images.

This TWO-day immersive workshop will concentrate on the use of photography and the Encaustic technique, focusing on the beautiful aspect of memory found in both media. We will open the workshop with a discussion tracing the historical relationship between painting and photography, tracing a line from early tintypes to Degas, Muybridge, Cornell, Rauschenberg, the Starn Twins, Kiefer and to its present day uses. We will be demonstrating techniques of pouring, fusing, working on different papers as well exploring deconstructing and distressing our images. In addition, we will discuss archival techniques, methods of presentation, step-by-step instruction in the use of proper substrates, use of different papers, digital and collage techniques, as well as presentation – a “Digital for Dummies” (everything you were afraid to ask) to help you to create and produce your images. 

You will prepare  your choice of imagery, any pre-production (digital and/or distressing) you may need to do, choice of papers, collage elements, and substrates with which you need to be prepared to bring with you to the workshop. An email communication outlining what to expect and how to best prepare prior to these consultations will be sent prior to these consultations


Paper to purchase:
One pack of
and/or sheets of
to print out 6-8 or more manipulated photo printouts on Kozo and / or Mulberry paper 


BRING AN APRON.  All supplies necessary to complete the project will be supplied by the studio. You are encouraged to wear clothing you don’t mind turning into art projects themselves, close toed shoes and for those with long hair please pulled back. 



July 25th & 26th 10am-4pm


Class $295

Materials $100


In the event of cancellation the paid balance payment will be refunded less material fee if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. If no one is available the class fee maybe used for a class at a later date.