Introduction to Encaustic: Painting Metaphors of Spring with Hélène Farrar
April 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, April 29 from 10 am to 4 pm (ET)
In-person class, in the first-floor studio of the Gamble Education Center on the Farnsworth Campus
Spring is one of the most colorful of seasons where everything comes to LIFE! Colors abound in the landscape creating conversations and song! Join artist Hélène Farrar as she leads you in an ‘Introduction to Encaustics – The Metaphors of Spring,’ painting in the ancient medium of encaustic. Students will explore this hot molten wax painting medium where they will drip, pour, drag, layer, heat, and scrape! In developing a rich variety of textures, we will observe and look at flowers and the spring landscape for form, gesture, and color. Class time will be divided between demonstrations and individual work time. Proper studio ventilation, wax safety, and how to “finish” artworks in terms of framing and care will also be touched upon. Students will leave with multiple finished pieces and be recharged by this dynamic workshop. Most materials will be provided, but there is a supply list of things that would be handy to bring.
Hélène Farrar has taught and worked in the visual arts for twenty years while actively exhibiting in commercial, nonprofit and university galleries in New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Italy, and England. Farrar has a BA in Studio Art from the University of Maine and a Masters of Fine Art Degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College in Vermont. Hélène currently owns and operates her own private art school in Maine out of her “Farmhouse” studio, where she holds varied workshops and classes. Her teaching practice has spanned the state in many local arts non-profits and has taught encaustics at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and the International Encaustics Conference. Farrar is represented by Archipelago Fine Arts in Rockland.
Cost: $135; $123 members