The Encaustic Minimalist

This encaustic workshop and suggested projects will provide you with ideas on how to get started doing a lot more with considerably less. It is the ideal investment for an artist who desires to broaden their portfolio and create some wonderful art with a minimal investment of materials
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Tutor Name(s): Daniella Woolf
Level: All Levels
Programme: On Demand Masterclasses
Duration: 1.5 hours
About

Daniella Woolf is ‘the Encaustic Minimalist’ as she teaches how to do a lot more with considerably less. Less can mean using fewer materials but can also mean creating a ‘container’ of limited items to explore in many different ways. A wonderful masterclass full of new techniques, developing your work practice, and producing a masterful series of art.

As an artist, Daniella’s studios speaks to the variety and complexity of materials and inspiration that she can draw upon. But what if you had to do more with less? How do you choose what tools, materials, and inspiration to draw from to create more with less, and how would the results appear?

This encaustic workshop and suggested projects will provide you with ideas on how to get started doing a lot more with considerably less. It is the ideal investment for an artist who desires to broaden their portfolio and create some wonderful art with a minimal investment of materials.

Key Learnings:

  • Introduction
  • Safety Considerations
  • Introduction to India Ink
  • Working 3 Panels
  • Exploring India Ink some more
  • The Pen Tool
  • Hot Wax Pen Tools
  • Create a Paper Napkin Collage
  • Flecking
  • Make Donuts
  • Create a work on Paper
  • Working with Stencils
  • Working on surfaces before encaustic
  • Working on surfaces after encaustic
  • Creating Perfect Pearls Mist
  • Using Stencils and India Ink
  • Using Stencils and Dry Brush Stroke
  • Metallics
  • Working with Foils
  • Adding Bling to Stencilled Panels
  • When All Else Fails
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Sessions Overview
Session 1
Getting Started with India Ink

To begin your encaustic journey, Daniella will outline the masterclass series and the safety considerations you should make. You’ll then get straight into the learning with an introduction to India ink, working 3 panels before exploring India ink some more!

Session 2
Working with the Pen Tool

You’ll now turn your head to practical experimentation and master the art of the pen tool plus explore hot wax pen tools. Following this, you will create a paper napkin collage and Daniella will demonstrate Flecking (using watercolour pencils on fabric). Finally, you’ll discover how to make donuts and create a work on paper.

Session 3
Stencils, Dry Brush Stroke and Bling

Session 3 will see you develop you skillset – Daniella’s guidance will instil confidence in you to work with stencils, be able to work on surfaces before and after encaustic as well as in creating perfect pearls mist and stencils. You’ll then combine this knowledge with your learnings from Session 1 and create projects using stencils and India Ink and dry brush stroke. Finally, Daniella will introduce you to metallics, working with foils and adding bling to stencilled panels.

Session 4
When All Else Fails

In this final session you will learn how to work with your projects when all else fails, before Daniella concludes the masterclass series and rounds up your learnings.

Materials & Preparation

A comprehensive, in-depth Masterclass Pack is provided upon purchase to this course. Course members will also receive a full materials list, as linked below.

Meet the Master: Daniella Woolf

Daniella Woolf is an artist, author, curator and instructor in encaustic, fiber and mixed media. She describes her work as ‘an amalgamation of materiality, mathematics and repetition’ and her preferred medium is encaustic because of the versatility it offers. Formerly a founding partner of Wax Works West, a school for the encaustic arts, Daniella is currently exploring stenciling and multi-dimensional paper mixed media art as well as enjoying walks along the Santa Cruz Coast, California, where she lives with her wife, Kim.

Galli Creative

Galli Creative produces educational workshops focused on textile, stitch, surface design and encaustic arts. Their teaching format is self-guided featuring some of the leading art instructors in the world. Most instructors are published with DVDs and books in print, and many have achieved the highest recognition in their field.

In addition to producing educational workshops, Galli Creative produces archival educational video for leading museums. Their documentary film work has taken them from Southeast Asia to Latin America to Europe with an emphasis on fashion, creativity, sustainability and restorative methods.

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