SOEWN EARTH

The Earth Reliant Artist



Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media







Workshops

Workshops
With Trace Willans
Of Soewn Earth.com
0401424751



9-14 APRIL 2016 – THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, NSW 

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th  April 2016
Natural Dye Mixed Media

Monday 11th to Thursday 14th April 2016
Plaster and Encaustic

More Info here



Wrapt in Rocky

June 26th to July 2nd



 Making Simple Paint and a Tape Bound Book
Begin the day by learning to make two simple paints from milk, flour, sugar and natural pigments. Then use them to paint a large sheet of watercolour paper on one side. While this is drying make a small sample tape bound book in preparation for tearing your painting into smaller pieces to make a one of a kind artist’s book which you will work back into using encaustic techniques.


Starch Paste
Learn how to create small artworks using flour and milk. We will create areas of crackle finish and then paint over them with handmade paint then finish with ink.

 Playing with Egg
We will look at many different ways of using egg as an art material, from traditional egg tempera to stenciling, stamping and breakdown printing.. This one of my favourite mediums to work with as it is so versatile. Also learn to make traditional gesso







Workshop Wednesdays are in hiatus
until I can establish somewhere to hold them
in my new home in Cardwell Nth Queensland

All workshops held at my studio in Kentdale

9.30 – 12.30 and stay afterward and eat your lunch

Maximum of 4 students

 $60 per workshop

Bookings Essential

Must be paid for in advance

soewnearth@yahoo.com.au

 Natural Paint Workshops




Natural Paint Sunday March 30 1.30 - 4.30
Learn to make your own natural paints including milk paint, glue paint and egg paint.
You will also create small artworks using starch paste which will have areas of crackle finish and then paint over them with handmade paint and finish with ink.

We will look at many different ways of using egg as an art material, from traditional egg tempera to stenciling and stamping  Also learn to make traditional gesso. 
All Materials supplied









March
March 5th
Making Simple Tape Bound Books
Use natural paints to paint a large sheet of watercolour paper on one side. While this is drying make a small sample tape bound book in preparation tor tearing your painting into smaller pieces to make a one of a kind artists book which you can work back into if you wish. 
It will also be possible to paint the covers with wax to make them sturdier.
All Materials supplied



A link to a past student: http://amermaidintheattic.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/our-backyardand-what-happens-when-you.html



March 12th
Starch Paste

Learn how to create small artworks using flour and milk. We will create areas of crackle finish and then paint over them with handmade paint then finish with ink.
All Materials supplied



March 19th
Encaustic Basics 
Description: In this introductory class we begin with safety, the most important component in learning encaustic. We address ventilation, correct working temperatures, and the proper use of equipment. I will explain how to make your own of encaustic medium and paint, appropriate supports and how to make a traditional gesso ground. I will show you how to size a panel, the many different ways to apply paint, fusing options, how the paint looks at full strength versus glazing, and focus on how to achieve a smooth surface.
You will learn how to treat the edges of your panels, control your work through different fusing techniques, control your brush strokes and learn a variety of methods of drawing into and onto your work. Techniques include incising, filling, scraping, drawing and creating texture.

All Materials supplied

Though I will provide a list of things you can bring if you wish to personalise your work.





March 26th

 Encaustic Next Steps 

Description: Wax is the perfect ground for inclusions and transferred imagery. I show you a variety of transfer techniques using carbon paper, carbon pencils, graphite, charcoal,, and toner based images. Learn how to collage paper and fibre into your work. Add bling to your work through the use of metal leaf.


All Materials supplied 

Though I will provide a list of things you can bring if you wish to personalise your work.

Prerequisite: Encaustic Basics I or equivalent skills 






February

February 5th  

Making Simple Tape Bound Books
Using natural paints made in the class paint a large sheet of watercolour paper on both sides. While this is drying make a small sample tape bound book in preparation tor tearing your painting into smaller pieces to make a one of a kind artists book which you can work back into if you wish.



A link to a past student: http://amermaidintheattic.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/our-backyardand-what-happens-when-you.html


All Materials supplied

12th: Plaster Book  

Learn how to make a small concertina book from plaster and then decorate it using simple handmade paints. Also learn to make traditional gesso.







January

8th Making Simple Tape Bound Books
Using natural paints made in the class paint a large sheet of watercolour paper on both sides. While this is drying make a small sample tape bound book in preparation tor tearing your painting into smaller pieces to make a one of a kind artists book which you can work back into if you wish.




All Materials supplied




15th Playing with Egg
We will look at many different ways of using egg as an art material, from traditional egg tempera to stenciling, stamping and breakdown printing. Also learn to make traditional gesso. This one of my favourite mediums to work with as it is so versatile.
ll materials are included.

Though I will provide a list of things you can bring if you wish to personalise your work.


Breakdown Printing


Ink Resist

Indigo + Ink Resist

Egg Tempera

Lino Printing + Indigo





22nd Encaustic Basics 
Description: In this introductory class we begin with safety, the most important component in learning encaustic. We address ventilation, correct working temperatures, and the proper use of equipment. I will explain how to make your own of encaustic medium and paint, appropriate supports and how to make a traditional gesso ground. I will show you how to size a panel, the many different ways to apply paint, fusing options, how the paint looks at full strength versus glazing, and focus on how to achieve a smooth surface.
You will learn how to treat the edges of your panels, control your work through different fusing techniques, control your brush strokes and learn a variety of methods of drawing into and onto your work. Techniques include incising, filling, scraping, drawing and creating texture.

All materials are included.

Though I will provide a list of things you can bring if you wish to personalise your work.






29th Encaustic Next Steps 

Description: Wax is the perfect ground for inclusions and transferred imagery. I show you a variety of transfer techniques using carbon paper, carbon pencils, graphite, charcoal,, and toner based images. Learn how to collage paper and fibre into your work. Add bling to your work through the use of metal leaf.


 All materials are included. 

Though I will provide a list of things you can bring if you wish to personalise your work.

Prerequisite: Encaustic Basics I or equivalent skills 









December


4th Encaustic Basics FULL
Description: In this introductory class we begin with safety, the most important component in learning encaustic. We address ventilation, correct working temperatures, and the proper use of equipment. I will explain how to make your own of encaustic medium and paint, appropriate supports and how to make a traditional gesso ground. I will show you how to size a panel, the many different ways to apply paint, fusing options, how the paint looks at full strength versus glazing, and focus on how to achieve a smooth surface.
You will learn how to treat the edges of your panels, control your work through different fusing techniques, control your brush strokes and learn a variety of methods of drawing into and onto your work. Techniques include incising, filling, scraping, drawing and creating texture.

All materials are included.

Though I will provide a list of things you can bring if you wish to personalise your work.



11th Encaustic Next Steps FULL

Description: Wax is the perfect ground for inclusions and transferred imagery. I show you a variety of transfer techniques using carbon paper, carbon pencils, graphite, charcoal,, and toner based images. Learn how to collage paper and fibre into your work. Add bling to your work through the use of metal leaf.


 All materials are included. 

Though I will provide a list of things you can bring if you wish to personalise your work.

Prerequisite: Encaustic Basics I or equivalent skills 





November

6 Nov: Natural Dye

Come along and learn how to bundle dye, working with leaves sourced locally. We will also look at working with a small natural indigo pot.





13 Nov: Starch Paste

Learn how to create small artworks using flour and milk. We will create areas of crackle finish and then paint over them with handmade paint then finish with ink.




20 Nov: Playing with Egg CANCELLED

We will look at many different ways of using egg as an art material, from traditional egg tempera to stenciling, stamping and breakdown printing. Also learn to make traditional gesso.







27 Nov: Plaster Book  FULL

Learn how to make a small concertina book from plaster and then decorate it using simple handmade paints. Also learn to make traditional gesso.






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