the encaustic center
580 W. Arapaho Rd. #271, Richardson, Texas, 75080
The Encaustic Center PROUDLY Announces Guest Artist / Instructor
Kayla Barker for a 1-day Workshop
Photography and Encaustic
Next workshop: January 20 & 21, 2018 - two 1-day sessions
See images from the most recent workshop:
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
Join fellow artists and photographers for a full day of learning the art of encaustic wax to enhance your photography. Teacher and award-winning and published photographer, Kayla Barker will teach you how to turn your photography into wax infused photographs which are encapsulated with a mixture of hot beeswax and tree sap and enhanced with oil paint. This process, known as encaustic, is one of the oldest forms of painting. During this workshop, Kayla will be sharing the history, art form and steps to using encaustic wax to enhance your imagery. Join Kayla for a full day of learning the art of encaustic wax to enhance photography. The day will include instruction for the creation of six pieces and learning about:
Supplies to bring:
Suggested Supplies and links if you'd like to purchase your own:
ruler or straight edge
tray or cookie sheet with lip for pouring
Kayla Barker is an award-winning and published film photographer based in Midland, Texas that travels around the world for her commissioned work. Kayla uses film cameras, old and new, that range from $40 to $4,000 as her medium to photograph places and details that inspire her. Kayla especially loves the nostalgic look of film for her work.
Her fine art film photography is available for purchase as wax infused photographs which are encapsulated with a mixture of hot beeswax and tree sap and enhanced with oil paint. This process, known as encaustic, is one of the oldest forms of painting. Kayla uses encaustic to fuse together her realistic view of the world and parts of her imagination. She layers and distorts the wax to bring texture, depth and feeling to her photographs and art.
Small glimpses captured on film and forever documented in how they existed at that time, Kayla’s artwork is an expression of how she views the world. Through her work, she lets the past continue to live on and evoke emotions in the present.