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Painters have long been enticed by encaustic, an ancient process that employs hot pigmented beeswax wax to add color to a piece of art. Recently, photographers have also begun using encaustic techniques to add extra dimensions to their work. Over five days, Jill Skupin Burkholder introduces you to a spectrum of possibilities for enhancing photographic images with this time-honored process.
We begin the encaustic process with detailed, high-contrast digital images that can be layered with each other at the project's start, or with wax at different stages throughout. Participants then practice printing these rich, textured images onto inkjet paper, handmade paper, and cotton fabric. We also spend time photographing new images and developing workflow strategies tailored to individuals' needs.
In addition, Jill examines the role of printed material as an art object, while participants acquire hands-on experience with several basic ways of creating art books. From scrolls and accordion structures to pamphlet stitching and other 3D methods, every technique is well suited to the commingling of wax and paper, and all offer unique contributions to an artist's vision.
Join Jill and discover new avenues of artistic expression as you combine photography and bookmaking with the seductive medium of encaustic.`
Working knowledge of your laptop computer
Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements in Santa Fe. On-campus accommodations are not currently available.
Tuition includes daily lunch.
Jill Skupin Burkholder is a photographer and artist whose work includes handcrafted techniques such as encaustic techniques using beeswax and resin, and bromoil printing, an alternative photography process using brushes and lithography ink to create an image.
Jill’s prints have exhibited at SohoPhoto in New York; R&F Handmade Paints Gallery in Kingston, New York; the Texas Photographic Society’s traveling Alternative Processes exhibition; and in various publications. Her work is in private collections and the permanent collections at The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas, and The Harry Ransom Humanities Center in Austin, Texas.
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