Interplay: Combining Textiles and Encaustic • June 1 – 5

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Susan Stover, Guest Teaching Artist

Monday – Friday, June 1 – 5, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

EARLYBIRD PRICE through Monday, April 20: $660

After April 20: $750 Nonmember, $675 Member (10% discount)

Whether you are an artist working with textiles and wanting to experiment with encaustic or an artist working with encaustic and wanting to experiment with textiles, this class will investigate the possibilities of combining the two. We will explore the physical properties of textiles and wax, ways they can be manipulated and colored, how they can enhance each other, and how they can be used for 2-d and 3-d work. Various surface design techniques on fabric, such as batik, silk painting, and shibori along with application on construction techniques such as crochet, stitching, plaiting, and coiling will be included. Encaustic instruction will include safety, studio set up, several techniques and mixed media options. Topics to include other artists and examples, exercises and experimentation embedding and dipping fibers and fabrics in wax, layering and creating depth, pattern, compositional and conceptual concerns. Participants will be encouraged to develop their own voice in relation to their chosen materials and methods. All levels of surface design experience are welcome. (Note: This is not a skills class in crochet, coiling, or other hand construction techniques. Please come with a basic understanding of skill if you wish to explore the encaustic process on hand-constructed surfaces.) Materials fee $30, payable to instructor during the workshop. **See supply list of items to bring to class**

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About Susan Stover:
Susan Stover is a San Francisco Bay Area artist who creates paintings and sculptures that explore themes of cultural identity and mythology. With the study of global patterns and of utilitarian and sacred objects in non-western cultures, her work embraces ritual, tradition, and meditation through repetitive labor. She received a MFA from California College of Art in Oakland, California and a BFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Her paintings are in many private collections and in 2016, Stover was commissioned for several pieces for the American Ag Credit headquarters in Windsor, CA. Her work was featured on the cover and in the lead article of the Surface Design Journal Winter 2016 issue and has been included in The Art of Expressive Collage by Crystal Neubauer, Studio Visit, and Gathering Clouds – A Magazine of Contemporary Art. She teaches workshops in her northern California studio and other locations in the U.S., and internationally. Textile Center will be welcoming her fresh from a teaching tour to Australia and New Zealand!



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Withdrawal Policy

There will be a 50% refund if your notice of withdrawal is received by Monday, April 20, 2020.

There are no refunds after this date.

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