A current exhibition at the Rehoboth Art League, 144 Degrees: Encaustic Paintings by Kristen Woodward, has sparked interest in the technique of encaustic painting. Woodward will lead a workshop, Exploring Encaustics: Painting with Oil and Wax, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 26.
This workshop will introduce the beginning student to the possibilities of working in traditional encaustic. Use of the medium, different kinds of supports and encaustic recipes will be discussed along with basic embedding and fusing techniques. Students will create a 6-by-6-inch painting to take home. Discussion of artwork by the instructor and by the students will be included. Preregistration is required for this workshop. Tuition is $50 for nonmembers and $25 for RAL members. A materials fee of $15 will include all the materials needed for the workshop. All levels ages 15 and up are welcome.
Woodward received her BFA degree in printmaking from Syracuse University, and her MFA in studio art from Clemson University. Her mixed-media drawings combine painting and printmaking, and often utilize found collage materials. Woodward is currently a professor of art at Albright College in Reading, Pa., teaching painting and printmaking, and team teaching cross-disciplinary courses on Latin American graphic art and women in the arts.
Her own artworks are in numerous permanent collections including the Federal Reserve Bank, Sexton Industries, The Shearwater Corporation, The Cottonlandia Museum, Wachovia Bank, Adams State College, Lockhaven University, Cooper University Hospital, and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics of Los Angeles. She is also the resident curator for the Artists2Artists.net.
144 Degrees: Encaustic Paintings by Kristen Woodward along with SO, IL Perspective: Re-Imagined Landscapes works by David Linneweh and John Reddington, and Members Showcase: Lost at Sea will run through April 27.
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