In this workshop participants will make mixed media work combining encaustic painting with transferred imagery using Pigment Sticks. Replacing traditional inks with Pigment Sticks yields a versatile palette of 105 colors. Paper Lithography is a printmaking technique useing a toner or laser printed image as the printing plate by adding a solution of water and gum Arabic to the in order to transfer the image. Instructor Leslie Giuliani will present the best techniques for successful layering over a waxed surface. Participants are welcome to bring images of all varieties to test the bounds of this process, including drawings, illustrations and photographs. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have acquired the skills and knowledge necessary to continue working in this process without the need for a pres 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.
Visit Leslie at www.lesliegiuliani.com
Image: Leslie Giuliani, Man, Paper lithograph on encaustic with collagé