Exquisite Corpse Book in Encaustic (Mar. 2022)

Explore the fascinating unbounded rich medium of encaustic! Create luminous encaustic bound collages with an expert guide. We will each make a book based on Picture Consequences, the visual version of the Surrealist parlor game Exquisite Corpse (wherein a collection of words is collectively assembled).

As a child, did you have a book in which the pages were cut into thirds, the top third of the pages showing the head of a person or animal, the middle third the torso, and the bottom third the legs? We will compose our books with a least 8 individual drawings that we produce in class. We can use all our own images in the book or trade some with classmates. Encaustic wax medium will be the binding material for the drawings on Sumi paper adhered to “Encaustiflex.” Our covers will be made of cotton quilt batting saturated with wax medium. We will use eyelets and binder rings to put it all together.

Meets: (2) days Saturday & Sunday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (6-hour duration) (1-hour lunch break will be scheduled each day)
Dates: Mar. 19 & 20 in 2022
Location: Private Studio in Tucson, Arizona 85719, (Directions will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first day of class)

Instructor: Sherrie Posternak
Format: Lecture & demonstration with plenty of individual feedback or one-on-one instruction provided during hands-on studio practice.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate. All levels are welcome!

Medium: Encaustic plus Mixed Media
Technique: Specific to encaustic, using mixed media and a simple binding technique.
Materials: No materials are needed. This includes the use of studio equipment, tools, all consumable materials, a six-page resource guide, and a workshop outline. Bring notepaper, pen or pencil, a pair of scissors, an X-Acto knife, or a box cutter with sharp blades. Please wear closed-toed shoes and an apron while working in the studio.

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