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17A580 - Screenprinting Onto Encaustic

May 12-14, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
Jeff Hirst

17A580 - Screenprinting Onto Encaustic
17A580 - Screenprinting Onto Encaustic17A580 - Screenprinting Onto Encaustic

Silkscreen onto Encaustic is a process whereby images are screenprinted onto a wax based surface producing prints that have the luminosity of encaustic paintings while maintaining the graphic nature of screenprinting. The workshop will introduce and explore various approaches to combining screenprinting and encaustic, utilizing line and halftone photo-based imagery. The technical information will be presented through a hands-on approach with emphasis on achieving each individual artist’s aesthetic goals. Materials fee covers use of silk screens, photo emulsion, encaustic paint, pigment and blending sticks, inks, dyes, gesso, panels, transparency film and ink, and newsprint. No previous encaustic experience required - beginners welcome!

Level: Beginner and above

Student Supply List:
Please bring one box of gloves, a roll of paper towels, and a sketchbook. Send the instructor two images that you would like to print in class. Email jpeg images (or questions) to Jeff at one week to 10 days before class.

Tuition $350
Materials Fee $60

Jeff Hirst is a Chicago based artist who has been exhibiting his work since 1987 and has shown extensively across the United States and Europe. Hirst’s work has been shown at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the McKinney Contemporary in Dallas, Butters Gallery in Portland, OR, and Arte Internazionale in Matera, Italy. Hirst is the owner of Hirst Printmaking, a printshop and teaching facility in Chicago where research and exploration in experimental print ideas meld encaustic and printmaking. Hirst also teaches workshops at his Minneapolis studio and at national venues. and

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