Encaustic & Photography Workshop September 11th-14th, 2010 by Danielle Correia

Fawn Potash and I will be teaching a photography and encaustic workshop beginning this weekend.  Co-hosted with R&F Handmade Paints, this four-day hands-on workshop will provide you with the basic working knowledge to combine photographic processes with the encaustic medium.  This interdisciplinary workshop will combine presentations, step-by-step instruction, and plenty of time to experiment and make new work.

On Days One and Two at the Center for Photography at Woodstock we will explore creative ways to work with photography and encaustic and see inspiring examples including the work of Joel Peter Witkin and Doug & Mike Starn. Then we will roll up our sleeves and prepare our images, experimenting with various photographic processes including toning, coloring, cyanotypes, digital prints, digital negatives, and a variety of transfer techniques. On Days Three and Four at the encaustic studio at R&F Handmade Paints, we will learn about the many ways to incorporate the photographic images with the encaustic process. We will learn about the many different effects including layering, optical effects, intensification of light and depth in an image, and how to make imagery translucent. The class will also cover archival techniques, methods of presentation, and basic safety. This is a class about experimentation: leave your old ideas behind and open the doors to new possibilities and processes! To learn more about the encaustic process please visit the R&F website www.rfpaints.com

Fawn Potash is a photographic artist, educator, and curator whose work has been exhibited and collected internationally. Potash’s imagery has been published in Harper’sThe New YorkerMirabella, and Art News. Fawn teaches at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and spent over a decade leading CPW’s Woodstock Photography Workshops. Her work can be seen at www.fawnpotash.com

Danielle Correia is an interdisciplinary artist who received her BFA in Photography & Sculpture from the University of Montana in 1998. Soon after, she discovered encaustic and has been incorporating it into her work ever since.  She has lectured at The Gay & Lesbian Community Center in New York City, & has taught encaustic classes in private and public studios from Florida to Alaska.  Since 2004, she has co-developed workshops in photography and encaustic technique. Her own work has been featured in group and solo shows regionally and nationally.

Visit the Center for Photography at Woodstock website for registration information.


Encaustics: Wax and Image at the Westchester Gallery by Danielle Correia

If you are in the area, stop by and check out photography & encaustic work I have in a show that runs through the end of July.

This exhibition is a survey of regional artists working in the medium of encaustics, a wax based paint (composed of beeswax, resin, and pig­ment) kept molten on a heated palette. Remaining malleable only as long as the wax is hot, encaustic is time-based. Layers of rich, vivid color accumulate as they are poured, brushed, and mixed together on a porous surface, fusing together as the wax solidi.es. Each artist in the exhibition offers a unique perspective on this beautiful medium–at once intuitive and scienti.c–presenting an array of poetic explorations of color, form, process, and material.

Artists Featured:
Christine Aaron / Pamela Blum / Serena Buschi / Danielle Correia / Beth Dary / Jeri Eisenberg / Donise English / Pamela Farrell / Lorrie Fredette / Cora Glasser / Valerie Hammond / Allyson Levy / James Meyer / Denise Orzo / Vincent Pidone / Debra Ramsay / Jill Skupin Burkholder

A Survey of Regional Artists Working in Encaustics
June 1st – July 30th
Westchester Gallery / Westchester Community College Center for the Arts
196 Central Ave White Plains, NY 10606  (914) 606-7500
Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 8:30pm, Friday 9:30am – 11:30am