Friends of this page will know that I love to bring my EU Encaustic on card, class around the country and just this weekend past I spent a very pleasent day with a wonderful class of ladies in one of my favourite venues 'The Marketplace Theatre and Arts Centre' in Armagh City.
Its a favourite of mine for several reasons, firstly the workshops spaces are big and bright, accessable to all and entirely fit for purpose, Secondly the staff are pleasant and helpful at every turn. Thirdly, I always meet the loveliest of people in class there and last but certainly by no means least, the Gallery always shows a diverse and varied selection of inspiring exhibitions...I always have a nosey when Im up and was proud to show my own work there in the past.
But on Saturday as distracting as the work on the walls was, I was there to encourage people to create their own..
With a full class of 10 we got straight to work with a brief intro into what Encaustic is, the techniques by which it can be used and had a wee chat about EU Encaustic Ironing being a gateway introduction to a medium with endless possibilities.
We had a ball, learned how to apply wax, create layers, created flowers, learned the techniques for creating landscape images using our iron as our paintbrush and they were off.
It was a super day, thank you for joining me ladies and for those of you who discussed visits to other counties do keep in touch, as I said I am alway happy to create a bespoke class just for you, just drop me a line xxN.
...as friends of this page will know I have participated in a number of Culture Night events over the past few years....and truth be told I've enjoyed each and every one! Now although our Clones Studio is under renovation and I wont be there this year to showcase my work and working practices I do however have plans and I'm excited to share those with you...With still lots to do in August and not wanting to wish the time away I suggest you mark your calender if you have an interest in the Art Techniques used with Encaustic and Wax...I'm excited to share it with you..... simply clink on the link below for all the deets!
See you there.
Contemporary Visual Artist working in mixed media/encaustic based in the durmlins of Co.Monaghan. Ireland.