SILK SCREEN on ENCAUSTIC
Screen-Printing onto Encaustic
Screenprinting onto/ into Encaustic is a workshop that covers the unique process of screenprinting pigment sticks, tinted gesso, and screenprinting inks below/into/ onto encaustic surfaces. A simplified approach towards screenprinting makes this process easy to grasp and unites graphic print elements with painting surfaces and motifs.
The class will focus on creating images that incorporate multiple printing passes from both fixed screenprinting stations to freeform printing approaches.
The class is designed for students who have some encaustic experience although no screenprinting experience is necessary.
Jeff Hirst developed this process in 2003 and since 2011 has taught the workshop to many artists across the US and in Canada. Hirst is personally interested in the intersection of painting and printmaking and this class is at the forfront of this interest.
Jeffrey Hirst has exhibited his work throughout the United States and Europe since 1990 and has his MFA from Louisiana State University and BFA from the University of Minnesota. His work has been showcased at national and international venues including the Minneapolis Institute of Art; The Holter Museum, Helen, Montana; Addington Gallery, Chicago, McKinney Contemporary, Dallas, McLean Project for the Art, McLean, VA, and Bienal do Douro, Portugal. Hirst has been a visiting artist at universities around the United States conducting painting and printmaking workshops and has taught workshops at NCSW-Bennington College in VT, Arrowmont School for the Arts in TN, Truro Center for the Arts in MA, Cullowhee Mountain Arts in NC, and has been an annual presenter at the International Encaustic Conference in MA.