PAPER LITHOGRAPHY AND ENCAUSTIC
Instructor: Leslie Giuliani
Tuesday, May 12 through Wednesday, May 13
10am – 4pm, 2-day workshop
Class size 4-8, All Levels
$275 member, $325 non-member
Paper lithography is a printmaking technique using a toner or laser-printed image as the printing plate. By applying a mixture of water and Gum Arabic to the copied page, pigment can be rolled onto it, then used as a plate to print the image onto a painted or printed background. Participants are welcome to work from fresh crayon drawings or bring images to copy in class, such as drawings, illustrations, and high-contrast photographs. The start of the workshop will provide instruction in making encaustic paintings and monotypes to serve as the background for the final prints. Participants will receive instruction in using pigment sticks in place of traditional inks which can yield as many as 105 colors, as well as learn the best techniques for successfully layering pigments onto a waxed surface. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have acquired the skills and knowledge necessary to continue working in this process independently, without a press or other specialized equipment.
Leslie Giuliani has a rather eclectic artistic background. Having graduated with a B.F.A. 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.