Beginning encaustic workshop with guest artist Jeffrey Hirst

Beginning encaustic workshop with guest artist Jeffrey Hirst


Beginning Encaustic Workshop

$550+$25 material fee

March 11-13, 2019 at the Lyon Arts Studio in American Fork, Utah

Explore the luscious properties of painting with pigmented beeswax in this Intro to Encaustic Painting workshop with seasoned Chicago painter and printmaker Jeffrey Hirst. Learn multiple creative techniques of encaustic painting, including transparent layering, collage and photo transfer, color mixing, surface manipulation (smooth versus textured), combining oil and wax, and printmaking techniques applicable to encaustic.

Hirst will first provide technical information and demonstrate various techniques. Then students will implement them on their own, using their own individual imagery as they expand their unique aesthetic. Along with answering technical questions, Hirst will also talk with each artist about the work they are creating. During one of the lunch breaks, a powerpoint presentation will be given on artists using encaustic. At the end of the workshop an informal sharing time of work will take place.

Extend your experience! Register for the advanced workshop here!

About the instructor:

Jeffrey Hirst has exhibited his work throughout the United States since the 1987. His work has been showcased at national and international venues including the Minneapolis Institute of Art; The Holter Museum, Helena, Montana; McLean Project for the Art, McLean, VA; Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL; McKinney Contemporary, Dallas, TX and Palazzo Dell’ Annunziata, Matera, Italy.

He has been a visiting artist at universities around the United States conducting encaustic and printmaking workshops and has taught encaustic classes at Grand Maris Art Colony in MN, Arrowmont School for the Arts in TN, Center for Contemporary Printmaking in CT, Cullowhee Mountain Arts in NC, and Truro Center for the Arts in MA. Hirst also is the owner of Jeffrey Hirst Studios, a Printmaking shop in Chicago specializing in Intaglio, Screenprinting, and Experimental Approaches towards combining printmaking and encaustic. His classes can be viewed at his site:

Hirst received his MFA from Louisiana State University and BFA from the University of Minnesota. He is a recipient of a 2009 Minnesota State Arts Board grant and a printmaking fellowship residency to the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland. Hirst is represented by Addington Gallery in Chicago, Brandt-Roberts Galleries in Columbus, OH and Water Street Gallery in Douglas, MI. His work is in numerous public and private collections including Arcstone Technologies, Grant Thornton International, Great River Energy, Southern Graphics Council, and SAP America.

See more of his work on his website here.

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