Hosted by: Peters Valley School of Craft
August 10-14, 2018
19 Kuhn Road, Layton NJ 07851


Encaustic on Paper

Clare Murray Adams

August 10-14

While encaustic wax and paint is most often worked on a solid surface such as wood, it also lends itself to working on a paper substrate in thin layers. It can be translucent or more transparent allowing underneath layers of color or imagery to be visible. We will focus on layering papers and imagery through collage, using stencils, transferring imagery from photocopies, and burning/branding the paper. By working on a variety of papers from heavy weight such as printmaking papers to very thin handmade papers, participants will experience the versatility of working with wax on paper. Participants will also experience several bookmaking structures including accordion fold, Japanese stab binding, and single/multiple signatures. Work will include experimenting with sewn paper, by hand or machine, and constructing sculptural paper forms using newly created encaustic treated papers. Beginner to Intermediate

Clare Murray Adams received a BFA from Kent State University and her MFA from Vermont College. She is a retired Professor of Art and former Chair of the Visual Art Department at Malone University in Canton, Ohio, now living in rural Southington, Ohio where she maintains an active studio practice. Workshops in encaustic painting at R&F Handmade Paints led Clare to apply for and receive a residency in 2005 at the Jentel Foundation in Wyoming where she honed her encaustic painting skills. Clare’s background in contemporary quiltmaking and surface design techniques influences her approach to encaustic painting, which emphasizes richly layered surfaces with transparency and depth. Clare currently teaches workshops in collage and encaustic painting and exhibits throughout the United States. The venues where she has shown include Quilt National in Athens OH and The Third Encaustic Invitational in Tucson AZ as well one person exhibits in Ohio, South Carolina, Michigan and California. www.claremurrayadams.com

Tuition: $605

Studio/Materials Fee: $65

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