We are thrilled to welcome back faculty member Lanecia Rouse Tinsley! We have fallen in love with Lanecia’s warmth, authenticity, and thoughtful ways of articulating the connections between creativity, faith, and lived experience. One student described Lanecia as “a spiritual presence + a gifted teacher.” Another wrote, “Lanecia was fabulous; loved her process – please have her back.”
Back then by popular demand, this process-oriented class will expose participants to a way of engaging in creative introspection, as well as learning to use a wide variety of tools, processes and ideas connected to producing mixed-media encaustic paintings.
Participants will begin by learning about encaustic and the creative process we will utilize the entire week. They will then learn the basics and variables of collaging with encaustic: heat, fusing, paper, tools, pressure, layering and adding other paint mediums/powder to the wax. This will be followed by exploring techniques such as using additive and subtractive process and image transfer by the end of the week.
Participants can expect to create 4 to 5 mixed media abstract encaustic paintings during this class encompassing a variety of technical and an intuitive process. Participants will leave with a working knowledge of mediums utilized, their use, and an awareness of how introspection, exploration and doing it for the process can enhance their current art making practices.
All experience levels welcome, including beginners. Please note that participants should be capable of handling carving tools, scissors, and brushes with basic instruction, and should be comfortable creating together in silence for an extended period of time. Ages 18+
Each day will being with a check-in, followed by an introduction to the day’s experience and techniques. We will take time to set our intentions using Lectio Divina, followed by plenty of creative time when participants will be free to work at their own pace. We will gather together again at the end of class to reflect on the process and answer any questions that may arise.
There is no requirement for participants to work outside of class time; however, some participants may wish to continue working in the afternoons or evenings.
Participants can expect to make one mixed media encaustic painting on wood panel each class. The works will be inspired by their reflection upon poems by poets like Mary Oliver, Rilke, Wendell Berry and Maya Angelou. Participants will have the opportunity to continue working on a piece during the next class if necessary.
The experience is process-oriented, so I do not like to rush the process for anyone. However, I will shape the experience to be one in which they can begin and finish a work within the given length of time.
What should I bring to class?
Please bring a poem or poems that inspire you, and plan on wearing closed toe shoes in the studio at all times. All necessary encaustic materials will be provided; however, participants may wish to bring various materials for collage (fabric, cheesecloth, papers, magazine images, photographs, etc.) and any small sharp-ended tool for incising/writing/drawing into the wax.
The Full Package covers tuition + materials, all meals (Sunday dinner through Saturday brunch) and lodging.
Full Package: $745-$1275
- Private Room – $1275
- Shared Double Room / Yurt – $960
- Library Dorm: $825
- RV Hookup: $795
- Guild Tent $780
- Own Tent: $745
Commuter Cost: $500
(Commuter Cost includes Sunday dinner, Monday through Friday lunches, and Saturday brunch.)
This class is part of the Grünewald Guild’s Summer 2019 Program: Opening. Learn more about the Summer Program.
June 23 – 29, 2019
This is a non-refundable deposit.
The remaining balance must be paid in full upon arrival.
Date(s) - Jun 23, 2019 until Jun 29 2019