Thursday, July 21, 2011

ENCAUSTIC CAMP 2011

Trish, what an amazing treat to have been able to attend your Encaustic Camp of 2011! I am so grateful to have been able to be a part of such an incredible event..... you are simply an inspiration to all who are lucky enough to have been in one of your classes.

Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch organised an amazing 3 day Encaustic Camp in picturesque Salem, Oregon, July 14 -16. Her love of encaustics was evident and she shared all her techniques amongst 40 amazing ladies all around USA, Canada, and me the lone Aussie. There were several tutors besides Trish. Judy Wise, Crystal Neubauer, Bridgette Guerzon Mills and Michelle Belto.
I did not know what to expect, but was totally overwhelmed by everyone present. The learning of Encaustics, making friends with so many amazing talented and creative ladies, and 3 talented gentlemen was beyond my wildest expectations. I am totally in love with Encaustic........ and am looking forward to my next class with Trish, who is planning on teaching in Melbourne in 2012 at Queen of Arts Retreat. I can highly recommend attending her classes if you are interested in learning Encaustics.


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ENCAUSTIC CAMP Day 1


Day 1 of Encaustic Camp began with a class taught by Crystal Neubauer. A truly inspiring, generous and creative teacher. We learned how to combine wire, fabric, paper, transfers with encaustic medium.


































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ENCAUSTIC CAMP Day 2


Bridgette Guerzon Mills ran day 2 of the camp. In this class we learned how to make laser/photocopy transfers into encaustic medium, make wax paper, combine layers of encaustic medium with oil bars, oils stick and oil paints and create a one of a kind book. It was truly inspiring. Collage elements were embedded into the encaustic medium to create layers. I still have 2 more pages to complete, the day was not long enough.

















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ENCAUSTIC CAMP Day 3

Day 3 of Encaustic Camp was with Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch. What an amazing day this was. Trish shared with so many techniques of how to create encaustic masterpieces. We used, plaster, tar, oil sticks, oil paints, butane torch to burn backgrounds, shellac burns (this was a bit scary) which were all done outside with a "burn buddy" for safety.
Below is my 8 x 8 inch panel which I used masking tape and plaster to create a grid, using a butane torch burned the black background and layered on encaustic medium.





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OWL FETISH

This little trio of boards were created using oil sticks, layers of encaustic medium with embedded owls.


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This 8 x 8 inch panel was created using plaster and a stencil, then torched to create a blackend background, encaustic medium applied and chain embedded into it.


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Encaustic with plaster and burning into wood.

This tryptich was created with a foundation of plaster, torching into the wooden board, oil paint sticks and then layered with encaustic medium.










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