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COLLISION COURSE: Encaustics and Printmaking

Instructor: Jeffrey Hirst
Monday, February 3 through Friday, February 7
10am – 4pm, 5-day workshop
Class size 6-8, All Levels
$700 members, $750 Non-members

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This class is designed to mix print materials with drawing to arrive at a finished piece. The class will utilize intaglio-based processes such as carborundum prints, drypoint, encaustic collagraph, and chine colle and then take the printed components to explore how these materials can co-exist as drawing materials to create finished pieces. The class will use collage to build drawings with charcoal, tape, india ink, encaustic paint, and more. While the journey of creating is key, realizing finished work will be the goal of the class.


JEFFREY HIRST has exhibited his work throughout the United States and Europe since 1990 and has his MFA from Louisiana State University and BFA from the University of Minnesota. His work has been showcased at national and international venues including the Minneapolis Institute of Art; The Holter Museum, Helen, Montana; Addington Gallery, Chicago, McKinney Contemporary, Dallas, McLean Project for the Art, McLean, VA, and Bienal do Douro, Portugal. Hirst has been a visiting artist at universities around the United States conducting painting and printmaking workshops and has taught workshops at NCSW-Bennington College in VT, Arrowmont School for the Arts in TN, Truro Center for the Arts in MA, Cullowhee Mountain Arts in NC, and has been an annual presenter at the International Encaustic Conference in MA. Hirst is the owner of Hirst Printmaking, a printmaking shop specializing in intaglio, hybrid processes, screenprinting, and experimental approaches towards combining printmaking and painting. In 2005, Hirst pioneered the process of combining silkscreen and encaustic painting and has conducted workshops on the process throughout the United States.


Image:Jeffrey Hirst, Spatial Alterations, Encaustic Collagraph

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  • Printmaking Paper is provided with the price of the workshop (12 sheets) (additional paper will be available for purchase)
  • Notebook/Sketchbook
  • Cardboard (6 pieces from 12 x 12 to 40 x 40)
  • 2 Qts of gel or matte medium (any brand is fine)
  • 1 Qt of water-based polyurethane
  • 2 boxes of compressed charcoal
  • variety of drawing pencils 
  • an assortment of brushes both oil and waterbed
  • Printmaking tools if you have any (drypoint needles, burnishers, scrapers, roulettes, etc.)