the encaustic center

580 W. Arapaho Rd. #271, Richardson, Texas, 75080

The Encaustic Center PROUDLY Announces Guest Artist / Instructor

Kayla Barker for a 1-day Workshop

Photography and Encaustic

 

Next workshop: TBD

 

See images from the most recent workshop:

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:

Join fellow artists and photographers for a full day of learning the art of encaustic wax to enhance your photography. Teacher and award-winning and published photographer, Kayla Barker will teach you how to turn your photography into wax infused photographs which are encapsulated with a mixture of hot beeswax and tree sap and enhanced with oil paint. This process, known as encaustic, is one of the oldest forms of painting. During this workshop, Kayla will be sharing the history, art form and steps to using encaustic wax to enhance your imagery. Join Kayla for a full day of learning the art of encaustic wax to enhance photography. The day will include instruction for the creation of six pieces and learning about:

  • history of encaustic
  • supplies and types of wax
  • choosing the right photographs
  • brushing and layering
  • adding texture and collaging
  • pouring and scraping
  • adding color with pigment sticks and oil
  • working large scale
  • preservation and care and keeping
  • framing and presentation
  • six 8x10 encaustic works using your photographs

 

 

Provided supplies:

  • Encaustic medium and wax
  • Two gessoed 8x10 cradled boards
  • Two gessoed 8x10 flat boards
  • Two sheets Hahnemuhle photo rag paper (You will be sending photos directly to Kayla to have your images printed and ready for the workshop)
  • PVA mounting glue
  • Trays and candle pouring pots for pouring techniques
  • 3 pigment sticks of Kayla's favorite colors to share; these and many more colors may be purchased here at The Encaustic Center at 20% off
  • Scrapers
  • Heat Gun
  • Brayers
  • Collage and texture supplies

 

Supplies to bring:

  • oil painting brushes
  • collage and texture supplies
  • xacto knife or straight razor blades

 

Suggested Supplies and links if you'd like to purchase your own:

PVA mounting glue

ruler or straight edge

brayer

candle pouring pot

tray or cookie sheet with lip for pouring

paper towels

rubber gloves

scrapers

 

 

ABOUT KAYLA:

Kayla Barker is an award-winning and published film photographer based in Midland, Texas that travels around the world for her commissioned work. Kayla uses film cameras, old and new, that range from $40 to $4,000 as her medium to photograph places and details that inspire her. Kayla especially loves the nostalgic look of film for her work.

Her fine art film photography is available for purchase as wax infused photographs which are encapsulated with a mixture of hot beeswax and tree sap and enhanced with oil paint. This process, known as encaustic, is one of the oldest forms of painting. Kayla uses encaustic to fuse together her realistic view of the world and parts of her imagination. She layers and distorts the wax to bring texture, depth and feeling to her photographs and art.

Small glimpses captured on film and forever documented in how they existed at that time, Kayla’s artwork is an expression of how she views the world. Through her work, she lets the past continue to live on and evoke emotions in the present.

 

 

View Kayla’s encaustic work at www.kaylabarkerfineart.com and her photography at www.kaylabarker.com

 

 

 

 

 

Bonny Leibowitz

for registration and questions

bonny at theencausticcenter.com

214.405.5993

 

additional contact for questions:

Deanna Wood

deanna at theencausticcenter.com

972.345.9968

 

The Encaustic Center

580 W Arapaho Rd. #271

Richardson, TX. 75080

214-405-5993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

580 W. Arapaho Rd. #271, Richardson, Texas, 75080