Handmade Paper and Encaustic with Laura Moriarty
July 31 - August 4| $775 – $825
Handmade Paper and Encaustic – Laura Moriarty
Dates: July 31 – August 4, 2023
Studio: Papermaking and R&F
Tuition: Members $775, Nonmembers $825
Lab fee: $75
Class limit: 6
Join WSW in collaboration with R&F Handmade Paints in Kingston as we explore combining handmade paper and encaustic. During the first two and a half days, participants will work in WSW’s papermaking studio, using cotton, kozo and other natural ArtFarm fibers. Students will be encouraged to develop a series of works as they learn the basics of sheet forming, collaging, embedding, stenciling, pulp painting, and embossing. Our focus will be to work experimentally, thinking about how to best use the qualities of each fiber for subsequent combining with encaustic, leaving ‘room’ for more to happen.
After lunch on Wednesday, we will travel to R&F Handmade Paints, where we will work in their encaustic studio, using our handmade papers as the starting point for unique mixed-media works with wax. After Laura leads an introduction to basic encaustic painting techniques, students will continue to develop their individual series. Experimentation and invention will be encouraged, and a variety of techniques will be introduced, including dipping, lamination, collage, inscribing, image transfer, and mixed media applications. The emphasis will be to use encaustic to enhance the special characteristics of our handmade paper, and tell a more layered story.
In order to reserve your space in the class, we require a deposit. From the drop down menu below, please select your desired tuition level. Registration is on a first-come first-served basis, and you can read about our refund and cancellation policies here.
A native of New York’s Hudson River Valley, Laura Moriarty makes process-driven works with pigmented beeswax whose forms, colors, textures and patterns result from processes similar to those that shape and reshape the earth. Awards and honors include grants from the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, as well as several residencies, including the Baer Art Center in Iceland, and, most recently, The Rabbit Island Artist Residency in Lake Superior. Laura’s work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions. In 2021, her solo exhibition, Resurfacing, was featured at the Hunterdon Art Museum in New Jersey.