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The cost of the workshop is $595 for In-person participants and $495 for home Zoomers. Links provided below.
The workshop includes MANY supplies.... more info below:
Click here to see work created in previous Art of Tools workhops.
In this workshop Elizabeth will share her approach to image creation and print making (Encaustic monotype) on a HOTbox. Students will experience working with a wide variety of her Handmade Silicone Tools, as well as learn different approaches to finishing work by integrating alcohol inks, India inks and collage.
Additionally, Elizabeth will teach students how to mount finished work onto birch panels, and or to collage onto to the panel in order to create a finished piece of work.
Encaustic Monotype is a rich art process that allows the artist to explore mark making in a free and relaxed way. It can open doors that you may not even realize needed to be opened. Elizabeth's Silicone Tools allow artists to explore an expansive array of marks that can, at times, move the artist towards new ideas. Her tool making has had a strong influence on her work, as the tools and marks inspire new ideas which add depth to her work.
Each student will receive their own Silicone Blade Tool (a $49 value) which Elizabeth will custom cut and design for them at the workshop. In addition, she will have a large array of tools available for her students to use during the workshop.
Will be combination of instruction, demo and individual work on the HOTbox. We will explore working with a variety of mark making tools and adding ink (India and alcohol ink) to prints. End of day group critique to discuss work completed and share ideas/thoughts on what took place.
Continued work on Hotbox, with deeper exploration into taking the work to the next level - working with collage/mixed media to create various compositions. End of day group critique to discuss work completed and share ideas/thoughts on what took place and potential next steps.
Focus will be on creating finished work, using the prints that have been completed this far. Elizabeth will demonstrate how to mount work to panel. End of day group critique to discuss work completed.
Watch this fantastic video of Elizabeth speaking about the processes we'll be covering and a demo:
Provided workshop supplies and equipment:
Participants may like to bring additional supplies:
Elizabeth is offering all who sign up for the workshop a special one time 20% discount code to shop for brushes or tools before the workshop! Visit her store at: https://elizabethschowachertart.com
Connecting is to link or to be linked to; join; fasten.
Our lives are made up in part by our connections. Without connections we would literally be alone, living a singular life –
it would be akin to living in nothingness.
Connections can be fleeting or painful to have or keep. They can also bring joy, happiness and contribute a more fulfilled
• Making connections can be hard to maintain; with others or with one’s self.
• They can be deep or shallow and they can ebb and flow with the people in our lives over time.
• They are needed and wanted by most.
• They need trust, respect and empathy in order to be maintained or to grow.
My intention with my art/paintings is to explore the most significant connections in my life, those that have influenced
me and made the deepest impressions.
Cultural connections have had a significant impact on my life, my way of thinking, the way I choose to live and my ideas about myself. My experiences in Asia especially have influenced my ideas about myself, who I am and how I live my life.
In my current body of work, “The Art of Tools” I am exploring the relationship to line, form and shapes through the use of a wide array of handmade tools.
Artist Bio: Elizabeth Schowachert
Elizabeth was born and raised in Northern California and has always held a deep appreciation for nature. Currently, Elizabeth resides in Bigfork Montana, near Glacier National Park. When she is not enjoying the great outdoors she is designing and making a variety of artists' tools, including Sumi-e paintbrushes, fiber, and silicone mark-making tools. Her creative practice also includes creating a wide array of mixed media artwork, including encaustic painting and monotype.
Her studio is located in Bigfork Montana
Elizabeth's tools and brushes are available for purchase in her online store: https://elizabethschowachertart.com
Cost and payment:
▪via Zelle to email@example.com
▪via PayPal below
▪By check to The Encaustic Center, 580 W Arapaho Rd. #271, Richardson, TX, 75080
▪By credit card; call Bonny at 214-405-5993
▪By cash at The Bonny Studio or The Encaustic Center, please call or email Bonny to schedule a time: firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-405-5993