Encaustic Collagraph Methods: Exploring Alternate Printing Plates and Papers with Elise Wagner
April 25 @ 10:00 am - April 26 @ 4:00 pm
This two-day workshop explores creating encaustic collagraph plates from Ampersand clay boards and printing onto Japanese and Encaustiflex papers.
This semi-private workshop in my Portland studio pushes past the Encaustic Collagraph Printmaking technique that I pioneered, breaking the rules some more, this time with printmaking! You will learn some basic encaustic towards mark making and building texture. A comprehensive demonstration will cover applying the wax and the use of various encaustic techniques towards building the printing plate along with dry point etching, incising, embossing, and the use of heated tools. An in depth overview of paper types, the advantages of using different plate types and Akua Inks and mediums will be discussed.
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM each day.
You will first create the collagraph plates on a 6 x 6 inch Clayboard using my Wagner Encaustic Collagraph White on a 8” x 8” Clayboard. The next day, we begin applying ink, intaglio wiping and printing using Akua Intaglio Inks onto Kozo and Encaustiflex papers. The plates that you create in this workshop can also be saved and reused to come back and print from again and again OR, turned into mixed media paintings.
This is an intermediate level course. Some exposure to encaustic painting or printmaking is helpful.
The Workshop includes two reusable 6 x 6 inch Clayboards to use as plates, up to two small sheets of Encasutiflex paper, collagraph white wax, Akua Inks, wiping cloth, tissue paper and newsprint. We will be printing on a 24″ x 48″ Takach Etching Press. Additional plates and paper available for purchase.