ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOP WITH ISABELLE GABORIT - SOLD OUT
WHEN Saturday, September 17th | 10.00AM-12.30PM
WHERE An Gáirdín Organic Garden & Ecology Centre, Portumna
ADMISSION €20 (+€20 for materials)
Encaustic painting is an ancient, painting process using molten beeswax. In this workshop, Isabelle will introduce you to the basic techniques of encaustic painting, sharing its spontaneous virtues of working with texture and colours and its versatility with building up layers. Using an experimental approach to explore technique and manipulate the paint, you will be able to create a beautiful artwork and embellish it using a wide range of techniques.
Subjects covered during the introduction class:
• Safety, ventilation, corrects working temperatures, and proper use of equipment.
• Appropriate supports and grounds, palette, brushes, colors and studio set up.
• Different ways to apply paint, fusing options.
• How to achieve a smooth surface.
Note: Please bring a hot gun if you own one . All participants will be asked to bring materials ranging from photocopies, found papers, scraps of fabric, pictures, letters, labels, pieces of fabric, drawings, stamps, etc, old keys, etc. which will be included in their own works. Bring an apron or wear painting clothes.
Suitable for both beginners and advanced artists. Booking with fee (non- refundable) necessary as numbers limited (8 people). You will have at least two pieces to take home with you.
For more information contact 087 631 9890 or book online.
Isabelle Gaborit: As a student Isabelle has gained a foundation in sculpture, drawing and painting at l’Ecole des Beaux Arts (Poitiers, France) and graduated in 2006 with an honours degree in fine art in Ireland. She is a former member of Artspace in Galway and G126. As an art workshop facilitator, she has an extensive and active knowledge in facilitating workshops and community projects in various mediums; encaustic painting, mixed media and art and craft.
To see Isabelle’s encaustic work, visit: http://isabellegaborit.com
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