WORKSHOPSENCAUSTIC WORKSHOP WITH LINDA BIGNESSeptember 29 - September 30, 2018
Next Session: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018 / 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore the luminous beauty and versatility of encaustic painting. The workshop will focus on encaustic painting basics, as well as how to easily and inexpensively incorporate encaustic into a regular studio practice. Equipment and tools, encaustic paint recipes, pigmenting options, painting supports, safety considerations and more will be discussed. Participants will learn how to create image, texture, and line using a variety of techniques and how to embed collage elements, found objects and image transfers within translucent layers of wax. Ample time for hands-on work will be provided.
Linda is offering a one day workshop on Saturday the 29th which will cost $300 non-member and $280 member. And if participants would like a more intensive workshop, Linda will continue teaching on Sunday the 30th. The total cost to attend the two day workshop is $450 non-member and $430 member. All materials and lunch are included in the cost.
Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is Monday, September 24, 2018.
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Take an Encaustic Workshop!
Exploring Encaustic with Linda Bigness
All materials, equipment, and instruction provided; $150. A small materials kit will be available for sale if you wish to take home some supplies.
This is an opportunity for a one-on-one, instruction in the artist's studio–an unparalleled opportunity to study the encaustic process in the artist's creative environment.
This one-day, personalized workshop is for beginners or experienced artists. Most participants take home two finished encaustic tiles.
10 am – 5 pm with lunch break following demonstrations.
The workshop is limited to 4 participants.
Call or email me to register for the June 23, 2018 workshop.
Visa, Discover, American Express and MasterCard accepted or check sent to the following address: Linda Bigness, Studio 245, Delavan Ctr., 509 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY 13204
Abstract Art Manifesto
Abstract art has a long and rich history.
Abstract art can be intelligently talked about.
Abstract art is not decorative art.
Abstract art delivers meaning through non-objective means.
Abstract art can be understood.
Abstract art reflects the artist’s intent and the viewer’s interpretation.
Artist intent and viewer’s interpretation of abstract art can be different.
Sometimes abstract art simply is because of its presence.
Abstract art technique can be taught.
Abstract art appeals to intelligent people.
Abstract art is a thought provoking process of interpretation.
Abstract art can create discourse.
Abstract art is universal and multi-cultural.
Abstract art challenges a viewer’s aesthetics.
Abstract art continuously engages the viewer.
Abstract art influences all of the arts.
Abstract art remains a relevant and progressive art form.
Hitler did not like abstract art.
To be continued in my future book on Abstract Art.
studio245Linda Bigness is an internationally exhibited artist who maintains a gallery/studio in Syracuse, New York. Her work has been exhibited in several prestigious solo and group shows that have involved notable jurors such as art critic Clement Greenberg, Ivan Karp, director of OK Harris Gallery in NYC, and Tom Piche, director of the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. In addition, Bigness’ large scale paintings are often selected and commissioned for corporate and residential clients, including the Turning Stone Resort, Merrill Lynch Corporation, Haylor, Freyer and Coon, and Bausch and Lomb. She continues to exhibit professionally at several venues with artwork featured frequently at the Nan Miller Gallery in Rochester, NY. Presently she is working on her latest book and exhibition about abstract art and the contemporary processes used by working artists today. Part of the research for this book is taken from the workshops she teaches and her oil painting and mixed media collage experience. For over 30 years Bigness has used her expertise to share with others the unique beauty and processes of her chosen medium through writing, teaching and professional exhibits. Her first book “Paint It, Tear It, Create It” offered the reader insight into visual abstract thinking through the process of collage into painting. She continues to explore the abstract through surface manipulation using encaustics and oil and is currently working on a new series, the “Journey Stones Revisited,” a reflection upon her extensive travels throughout the United States and Europe.