Josie Rodriguez, Artist
Contemporary Encaustic & Mixed Media
Impressed with Wax: Basic Encaustic Techniques
~ 5 Hour Class
Explore the world of encaustic painting and discover a lost art that has captivated painters for over 2000 years. Encaustic means to “burn or heat” and comes from the Greek, enkaustikos. During this 5 hour class you will learn the basics of encaustic painting, including history, safety, equipment, building smooth and textured surfaces, photo transfer, carving and incising, layering, and collage. Demonstration of techniques will be followed by practice and you will leave at the end of the day with many examples of your own work. Josie's style of teaching is relaxed, fun and non-judgmental.
~$200 per student includes five hours of instruction, use of equipment and all supplies.
Mark Making on Paper
~ 5 Hour Class
In the morning session you will create interesting images on tissue paper using rusted objects. Alcohol inks on Yupo paper, carbon paper and gold foil will be introduced. In the afternoon you will use this paper as collage elements, adding wax and pigment to create your one-of-a-kind encaustic paintings. Bring 3 or 4 cradled wood panels no larger than 12 inches. Most supplies are included and additional supply list will be provided at time of registration.
~$200 per student includes most supplies.
*Pre-requisite: Familiarity with encaustics.
Painting with Light: Photography & Encaustic
~ 4 Hour Class
Students must be familiar with basic encaustic techniques. You will receive four hours of instruction exploring the limitless possibilities encaustic offers through photo transfer onto a wax surface. We will explore transferring black and white images from computer to laser printer using parchment paper then transferring image to wax surface. I will show you how to mount images on to a wood panel, and we will see the effects of using carbon paper and gold foil. Bring 3-4 wood panels no larger than 12x12 inches.
You will be asked to send your black and white images ahead of time for me to print on my laser printer.
~ $195 per student includes most supplies.
Encaustic Practice Sessions
Do you have an idea brewing or a project you want to refine and finish? Work on your own project in my studio where you will receive guidance and individual attention in a supportive environment, or you can explore on your own. Equipment, wax, pigment and tools available for you to use.
~$45 per hour.
All classes except for practice sessions must be paid in advance through check, cash or Venmo. Thank you.