This workshop combines encaustic painting with printmaking by creating collagraph plates that use wax to make the printable surface. Participants will be able to experiment with inlaying and incising techniques to create texture and build their images on re-usable plexi-glass plates. The plates can then be inked with water based Akua Intaglio Ink and printed. The possibilities for using encaustic to create texture are limitless.
BINNIE BIRSTEIN, originally from New York City, is known for her complex layering of images, energy lines and grids. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in England and Japan, extensively in the Northeast in many prestigious exhibitions and invitational’s, including the Cape Cod and Hunterdon Art Museums, at Endicott College, Beverly MA, other venues include the Everson Museum of Art, the New Britain Museum, Chautauqua Institute, and Memorial Art Gallery. She has attended all of the International Encaustic Conferences, presenting and teaching. She is an instructor at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Castle Hill Center for the Arts in Truro, MA and at the Creative Arts Workshop, as well as her studio in Norwalk, CT. Visit Binnie at www.binniebirstein.com
Image: Binnie Birstein, Untitled, Encaustic collagraph