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.