2019 - 2020 WORKSHOP schedule

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Sunday, October 6, 2019: 1-4pm
Main Line Art Center (Haverford, PA)

Students learn how to blend samples of old text, journal entries, letters, found photographs, and other bits of ephemera to create a visual narrative. We discuss composition, construction and layering, symbolism, and visual balance. We experiment with painting and coloring, acrylic and gel medium, stamping patterns, cutting paper, layering, and how to blend our collage with painting to create a final cohesive piece of artwork. 

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Mondays, Oct. 7 - Nov. 18, 2019 from 6-9pm

Main Line Art Center (Haverford, PA)

Medium: Mixed Media | Level: All Levels
Member: $220.50 | Non-Member: $247.50

This encaustic mixed media class teaches students about the history of encaustic painting. We learn how to blend encaustic painting with photography and collage. Students explore various techniques including working on substrates (wood panels) and directly on paper surfaces. We also learn how to incorporate oil sticks and paint to the surface of the wax to enhance textural details.

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Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 from 1-4pm

Main Line Art Center (Haverford, PA)
Medium: Mixed Media | Level: All Levels
Member: $36.75 | Non-Member: $41.25

Students learn how to blend colors and create interesting surface textures with encaustic paint. We use stencils to create patterns and textures and use markmaking tools to carve into the surface of the wax. Students discover additive and subtractive techniques to enhance their compositions.

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November 8, 9, 10 - 2019

Big Dramatic Questions Artist Retreat (Collingwood, Ontario)

Figure studies, landscape photography, collage and encaustic painting — a little of this and that. In this workshop students will create alternative landscapes and surreal narratives using their own photographic imagery combined with other source material, ephemera and encaustic painting. We will focus on juxtaposing visual elements, playing with scale, pattern, and symbolism to create a cohesive mixed media artwork.

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March 20 - 23, 2020

The Encaustic Center (Richardson, TX)

Combine photography with the ancient art of encaustic painting. Students will experiment with a variety of substrates and papers including photographs mounted to wood panels and working directly on fiber prints.  

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August 17 - 21, 2020

Waitsfield, VT

Photo Encaustics with Lorraine Glessner & Leah Macdonald
at Lareau Farm Retreat

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Schedule a Private Workshop:

Great for small groups or one-on-one sessions. At your studio or mine! Price and availability upon request.

Portfolio Development & Photography Mentorships:

A long-term, 10-month learning experience. Work one-on-one to develop a cohesive, refined body of work using a variety of mixed media and encaustic techniques. The Portfolio Development Mentorship is great for beginners and experienced artists looking to refine their portfolio. Price and availability upon request.

For inquiries, contact Leah: leahwax@aol.com  |  610-247-9964