Encaustic Sculpture Class

March 28, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Encaustic Sculpture classEncaustic Sculpture classDeborah Kapoor's Encaustic Sculpture class, March 2014 at Bellevue College Encaustic is a wonderful medium. I love it for a million reasons: the luminosity, depth, dimension, its natural and organic qualities, its smell, etc. Last weekend I had the opportunity to take a class in encaustic sculpture from an artist and teacher I admire greatly - Deborah Kapoor. She has been teaching a number of art classes at Bellevue College (WA), and has a loyal following of student artists, many of whom take each and every class she offers! I've worked with Deborah before when she curated a show I was involved in last winter called Navigate. We also worked together to create a printed catalog for that show. Working with Deborah is a pleasure. She has a beautiful aesthetic sense, and is a professional through and through.

A Bandaged Heart, ©2014 Kim TinuvielA Bandaged Heart©2014 Kim Tinuviel, 6" x 5" x 4", encaustic, fabric, copper wire. Most encaustic work is two-dimensional and intended to hang on the wall. I love 2-D paintings, but the opportunity to sculpt with this medium was just too exciting to pass up. There are a number of methods that can be used to create a three-dimensional piece with encaustic, but Deborah focused on one particular technique - wire armature and plaster gauze bandage. I tried two types of armatures - wire mesh and soft aluminum wire. I was pleased with the results and look forward to many more experiments and projects with this new (to me) kind of encaustic work!


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