In this class, artists will work with Encaustic (hot wax) paint on individual flat heated palettes which is then used for printing, drawing, painting and transferred onto Encaustiflex, a highly sensitive, absorbent, rip-proof flexible substrate. This very fluid method of printmaking allows for the very detailed embellishment of monotypes, which may be hung without frame or glass and can be sewn to make artist’s books.
LESLIE GIULIANI has a rather eclectic artistic background. Having graduated with a BFA in drawing, oil painting and photography, she continued her studies in a variety of media including fresco, egg tempera, digital embroidery and encaustic. She has worked with textile handcrafts since childhood.
Ms. Giuliani has been an arts instructor for over 25 years, specializing in encaustic and the materials of making artwork. She has taught privately, at arts centers, colleges and museums. Ms. Giuliani is a Core Support Instructor for R&F Handmade Paints.
Her work is in the collections of the State of Connecticut and The Housatonic Museum of Art. Her paintings have been featured in two international encaustic biennial exhibitions and she has exhibited widely. In 2008, she was the recipient of an Artist Fellowship Grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. Visit Leslie at www.lesliegiuliani.com
Image: Leslie Giuliani, Paranormal Activity, Encaustic monotype