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2017 Spring and Fall CLASSES and Open Studio WORK times ::

Up and coming  **no experience needed** One Day Workshops::
BEGINNING Encaustic One Day Intensive* (North Boulder “Garage Gallery” Studio, 4593 No. Broadway, #C-105)
Saturday, July 8, 9:00am – 3:00pm    “some of everything” with focus on layering paper
Friday, August 11, 9:00am – 3:00pm    “some of everything”

Cost: $155; includes all materials. Limit 6 students.
Encaustic gives the artist the freedom (and challenge) to experiment with a variety of tools and techniques while painting with wax and fire! Working on wood panels you will create texture, gradation of color, multi layering, carved lines and patterns, added text and images, and more. The possibilities are endless. Learn basic encaustic techniques while giving yourself permission to play.
**No previous encaustic experience is required.
Register through Two Hands Paperie @ http://www.twohandspaperie.com/category_s/1879.htm

If you have SOME Encaustic Experience and/or an invitation to returning Encaustic Students…

Encaustic Open Studio Work Times (North Boulder “Garage Gallery” Studio, 4593 No. Broadway, #C-105)
Wednesdays from 9 am – noon
*email to reserve a spot

*Join me in my studio, and let me help you find direction and solve problems or use this time as an excuse to focus and get some quality time working on your own projects with some affirmative coaching. Griddles are supplied. Bring wax, torch and all other supplies. Or, let me know what you need and I will have supplies available for purchase like starter kits, boards, brushes, cans and wax, to get you off and running. Email me for a more extended supply list.

Pick your days, I’ll hold your spot. Space is very limited. Contact me ahead of time to reserve a space. 24 hour cancellation for your space to change dates only. Time card must be used by end of current session of which it is purchased, or forfeited. E-mail, call, or click here: http://alixchristian.com/talk-to-me/   I reserve the right to cancel a workday within 48 hours of the scheduled day. If time is cancelled all effort will be made to reschedule the time.
**For anyone with some previous encaustic experience.

One-time cost: $50 per session, or sign up for a group of time slots.

Purchase a 4 time card, @ $45 a session for $180.00

Fun, Funky Modern Calligraphy – exploring Letterforms

(Held at Two Hands Paperie, 803 Pearl Street, Boulder Colorado)
Sunday, July 23, noon – 4:00pm
Cost: $85; includes most materials. Check Two Hands Paperie Website for optional materials.
Join me on a journey beyond traditional calligraphy to something more modern more free. This adventure is about loving letterforms. I will give you a base from which to begin, and discuss some basics: pen nibs and holders, ink and paper qualities, line variations, horizontal and vertical spacing, and basic letter shapes. Then the fun begins as you play with letter variations, mixing it up. You’ll get a chance to experiment with different writing tools, inks, and even watercolor. We will get creative with writing! Just think what it can add to your journaling.
**No previous calligraphic experience needed.
Register through Two Hands Paperie @ http://www.twohandspaperie.com/category_s/1879.htm

 

Other class options to announced:

Encaustic and Layering Paper/Collage (North Boulder “Garage Gallery” Studio, 4593 No. Broadway, #C-105)
**coming back around in the spring**
Cost: $155; includes all materials and check materials list for possible personalized desired materials. Limit 6 students.
This class focuses specifically on collage. Collage with encaustic is collage with a twist. Melted wax medium transforms paper and ephemera in unexpected and surprising ways. Papers become translucent. Colors change. Images are softened. Because of the almost imperceptible thickness of the medium, successive layers create a subtle but richer visual depth than that made by gluing layers of paper. Join me to see how introducing a new medium into your kit of techniques, can change your collage work.
**No previous encaustic experience is required.

 

And… How about Fun, Funky Modern Calligraphy – exploring Letterforms
(Held at Two Hands Paperie, 803 Pearl Street, Boulder Colorado)
Sunday, March 12, noon – 4:00pm
Cost: $85; includes most materials. Check Two Hands Paperie Website for optional materials.
Join me on a journey beyond traditional calligraphy to something more modern more free. This adventure is about loving letterforms. I will give you a base from which to begin, and discuss some basics: pen nibs and holders, ink and paper qualities, line variations, horizontal and vertical spacing, and basic letter shapes. Then the fun begins as you play with letter variations, mixing it up. You’ll get a chance to experiment with different writing tools, inks, and even watercolor. We will get creative with writing! Just think what it can add to your journaling.
**No previous calligraphic experience needed.
Register through Two Hands Paperie @ http://www.twohandspaperie.com/category_s/1879.htm

 

Encaustic Monoprint

Date to be announced   10 – 2:30 pm, $155
We will paint directly on a hot palette with encaustic paint and press paper into the paint. The paper soaks up the paint and the palette acts like a printing press. As you pull the paper up, you get one print, so called a mono (or one) print.
Join me for this quick spontaneous form of art making. You are guaranteed to be prolific.
Maximum class size 5.­
Supply List:
3 or 4 R&F colors of your choice or more.
(Pick some of your favorite colors that work well together)
Large size pad (12” x 18”) of Japanese Rice paper (or two pads)

 

Encaustic Inclusions. Rust, metal and found objects
Working on a three dimensional form in encaustic is quite different from using a flat surface. Explore the possibilities with me in my studio to work and wax on a sculptural house shape. The forms are made by hand from thick layers of finely sanded wood, and range in size from 8 x 4 x 3 inches deep to 4 x 3 x 3 inches deep. Play with images, colors, collage materials, paper, metal, string, fabric, lace, and embellishments to make a one-of-a-kind statement expressing thoughts about houses and homes and the inner place we live. Apply carving and burning techniques to add depth and even more texture. No prior encaustic experience is necessary. Those who’ve already worked with encaustic will enjoy working “in the round”.
**No previous encaustic experience is required.

Encaustic and Layering Paper/Collage
Cost: $155; includes all materials and check materials list for possible personalized desired materials. Limit 6 students.
This class focuses specifically on collage. Collage with encaustic is collage with a twist. Melted wax medium transforms paper and ephemera in unexpected and surprising ways. Papers become translucent. Colors change. Images are softened. Because of the almost imperceptible thickness of the medium, successive layers create a subtle but richer visual depth than that made by gluing layers of paper. Join me to see how introducing a new medium into your kit of techniques, can change your collage work.
**No previous encaustic experience is required.