Sat + Sun
10 am – 4:00 pm


Cyanotypes + Encaustic

with Liba Labik

Students in this workshop will learn processes of art creating that contain alchemy of combining Cyanotype, a 170-year-old photo printing process, and Encaustics. The first day of the workshop students will experiment with creating cyanotypes prints. You will learn how to use cyanotype chemicals to create a light-sensitive solution which is then  applied on the paper. Students will experiment with variety of natural materials such as plants, leaves and various objects that will be placed on the coated paper and exposed to the UV light-sun.

Once printed as cyanotypes, the images can be used as a surface for encaustic painting and other mediums. The second day of the workshop students will work with their cyanotypes prints and encaustic medium. They will learn about studio safety, how to make and use their own encaustic medium. Liba will share tricks and common mistakes to avoid with creating art using cyanotypes and encaustic.

Group demonstrations and friendly critiques will be an essential part of this workshop. Students will have an opportunity to create their own artwork or choose from projects that I will have available. Experience with encaustic techniques and/or cyanotypes is recommended but not mandatory. Absolute beginners are welcome. Students must be min 13 years old.

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