Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Thurston's Upcoming Workshop. Sign Up Now

Instructor: Russell Thurston
Friday, March 25 - Sunday, March 27, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This three-day class is for artists who have a basic understanding of encaustic technique and want to push their painting into brave new areas. You will learn a variety of new techniques that allow you to take the encaustic process well beyond basic layering and scraping. You’ll be amazed at how versatile and evocative the medium can be.
A brief overview of what we’ll cover:
• “Work That Surface” — This portion of the workshop will show you how to use specialized encaustic tools designed to make unique marks, smooth the surface or build up heavy texture
• “The Three ‘E’s’” — Etching, Engraving, and Embossing. You’ll learn various ways to achieve fine details using stencils that can give a hard edge or a soft, glowing atmosphere to your paintings
• “Oil Magic” — How to integrate oils, oil sticks and dry pigments into the working process. The range of looks that you can achieve by adding oils is phenomenal. It really is magical and can greatly expand the possibilities of your painting
• “It Came in 3-D!” — After you’ve mastered the two-dimensional encaustic surface, it’s time to move on to the many possibilities of three-dimensional encaustic work. Encaustic can make a fine sculptural medium, but only if you know its strengths and weaknesses. An overview of how to work with encaustic in three-dimensions.
About Russell Thurston
Russell Thurston lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife, a writer, and his son, Max. Previously a photographer and illustrator in Chicago, IL, he has lived and painted in Santa Fe since 1996. During that time, he has had solo and group shows in Santa Fe, Chicago, Manhattan, Los Angeles, Kingston, Tucson, and the Haydon Arts Center in Lincoln, NE. He is on the Board of Directors of the Encaustic Art Institute. For more information, visit www.russellthurston.com.

• To sign up for workshops, go to the EAI website: http://www.eainm.com/eai_event_signup.html
• For more information call 505-424-6487.

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