Handmade Paper and Encaustic – Laura Moriarty
August 12 - August 16| $800
Dates: August 12 - 16, 2019
Studio: Papermaking and R&F
Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members
Lab fee: $75
Class limit: 6
In order to reserve your space in the class, we require a $300 deposit.
Join WSW in collaboration with R&F Handmade Paints in Kingston as we combine handmade paper and encaustic. During the first two and a half days, participants will work in WSW’s papermaking studio, using cotton, kozo and natural ArtFarm fibers. Students will learn the basics of sheet forming, and create unique pieces by collaging, embedding, stenciling, pulp painting, and embossing. Our focus will be to explore how to best use the qualities of each fiber for subsequent combining with encaustic.
After lunch on Wednesday, we will travel to R&F Handmade Paints, where we will use 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 working directly on their handmade papers, or mounting the handmade sheets onto panels. A variety of techniques will be introduced, including dipping, lamination, using stencils, embedding, collage, inscribing, image transfer, and a host of mixed media applications. The emphasis will be to use encaustic to enhance the special characteristics of our handmade papers.
Laura Moriarty makes process-driven sculpture and works on paper whose forms, textures, and patterns result from the same processes that shape and reshape the earth. Born in Beacon, NY, she received training through an apprenticeship in hand papermaking (1986-1990), and is otherwise self-taught. Laura’s work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Among her honors are an Individual Support Grant from the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation, a Baer Art Center Residency in Iceland, two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants, and a Ucross Foundation Residency.