The following equipment and materials are available during class in the CPW Digital Kitchen:
- 27″ 4 GHz iMac
- GTI Desktop Color Viewers
- GTI 48″ Wall Mount Color Viewer
- Wacom intuos3 6×8” tablets
- Epson v700 Photo Scanner Dual flatbed (8×10 max) and Film (up to 8×10”)
- Imacon Flextight 343 Virtual Drum Scanner
- X-Rite Color Management System
- Canon Pro-100 printers (13” wide max)
- Canon Pixma Pro-1 (13″ wide max)
- Canon Image PROGRAF ipf6350 (24” max width, 44’ max length)
- Adobe Creative Design Suite Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier, Bridge, and more!)
- NIK Software
- X-Rite Color Management Software
Techniques | Processes covered:
- Creating digitally printed photographic images on tissue and Asian papers.
- Layering printed imagery with encaustic, using heat gun, using tacking iron.
- Basic manipulation of encaustic paint, pigment sticks.
- Exploring surface textures with the paint.
- Finishing work.
Day 1: At CPW
Students will be printing at CPW. Wayne will explain the types of paper and printing process to the group. Participants will work in the Digital Kitchen to layout imagery on appropriate paper to use with wax. There will be a discussion on options, methods, and materials, and you will look at samples of finished work. Students are encouraged to bring in samples of their current work.
Day 2: At R&F
Wayne will introduce the encaustic process and have students prepare several surfaces with encaustic. Using printed material from the first day we will focus on manipulation of imagery and approach the pieces as collage. Encaustic medium will be used throughout the day to build layering. We will work with encaustic paint using techniques such as masking, stenciling, carving, inlay, etc. and also include pigment sticks. Inclusion of additional materials that are appropriate to use with encaustic, will be explored.
Day 3: At R&F
Students will continue their projects and have one on one time with Wayne to troubleshoot. We will wrap up with a group session a the end to look at everyone's work.