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Beginning in 1996, I started teaching encaustic painting to the local community in my studio in Portland, Oregon. Since then, I have taught coast to coast meeting hundreds of artists and formed many collaborative relationships as part of my creative exploration.


2014-15 Workshops

The Alchemy of Process with
Visiting Artist Lisa Pressman

Wagner and Pressman share a common interest in allowing the alchemy of materials to navigate and inform the contextual basis of their work. This workshop is designed to be an integrative collaboration of specific approaches between two working artists towards that end.

Both artists will share their unique approaches of combining oil, encaustic and printmaking towards enhancing your own artistic vision and focus. Bringing their unique and rich backgrounds to the class, you will learn from each artist how to loosen up through gestural exercises and mark making and how to think outside the picture plane and compose a painting from the ground up.

A Professional Practices session will be offered topics will include; approaching galleries, website development, getting your work out there, juried shows and writing an artist statement.

January 18-21, 2015
$675

email: elise@elisewagner.com to get on waiting list.

 


Encaustic Collagraph Monotype

Collagraph printing is a process that begins by using collage materials to build up a raised textured surface over any rigid substrates such as plexi-glass, wood or cardboard to create a printing plate. Inks/oils are applied to the textured surface and printed on paper or fabric. Encaustic collagraph uses wax, in lieu of collage material, as a soft ground that can be incised, carved or built up and manipulated to hold texture. Prints can be made using two distinct methods or a combination of: relief which will reflect the topmost surface of the plate; or intaglio which picks up the recessed details and fine lines. The flexibility of encaustic gives a dynamic twist to this traditional printing process by giving you a ground that remains stable through multiple print runs for an edition series, yet at the same time can be quickly and easily manipulated after each print for highly controlled monotypes that offer incredible depth.

 

This two-day workshop will take you through every step of the encaustic collagraph method that Wagner pioneered. Her unique approach to printmaking from a painter's point of view will take you beyond encaustic. You will first create the collagraph plates using Wagner's white wax on plexi-glass. The next day we begin printing using Akua inks. The plates that you create in this workshop can also be saved and reused to print from again and again.


Workshop includes two reusable plexiglass plates, three sheets of Rives BFK paper, encaustic supplies, and printing inks. Additional plates and paper available for purchase.

February 7 & 8, 2015
April 4 & 5, 2015

$290+$75 materials fee
10:00AM-4:00PM Saturday
9:00AM-4:00PM Sunday
Maximum 5 participants

email: elise@elisewagner.com to reserve a spot.

 


Encaustic Collagraph Monotype
Burning Bones Press
Houston, TX
February 28-March 1, 2015


New!
Navigating Abstraction
The Encaustic Center
Dallas, TX
March 6, 7 & 8, 2015


Encaustic Collagraph Monotype
Metchosin International Summer School
Victoria, B.C.
June 21-26, 2015


Encaustic Collagraph: From Print to Painting
A Collaboration Between
R&F Hand Made Paints & Women's Studio Workshop
Kingston, NY
August 17-21, 2015


Building a History: Relief, Incised and Inlaid Line Work


My paintings have always formed their structure through the use of line. In this workshop, students will tackle the “blank canvas” using line to build the foundation of a painting. Using translucent encaustic medium, you will learn to layer and build a history by way of varying the color, width and type of line. We will be fusing primarily with the tacking iron that will give you the ability to maintain the integrity of your layered lines towards creating incredible depth. To achieve line, we will be using various ceramic incising and inlaying tools as well as the wax writer for relief lines. I will share a brief slide show of my work and two artists that have greatly inspired my lines: Paul Klee and Richard Diebenkorn will be featured.

Dates: TBD
10AM– 4PM
Maximum 5 participants
$325 Includes all materials

email: elise@elisewagner.com to reserve a spot.
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Private Teaching Rates
$100/1st hr $65 for each additional (maximum 6 hours).
$300/day

These sessions include all materails and are ideal as one-on-one instruction for specific projects and techniques.
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Encaustic Painting Restoration Rates
$150/hr
I have restored encaustic objects and paintings for galleries and private collectors for many years and am on the Oregon Historical Society conservation source list. Please feel free to contact me regarding your specific needs and any photos of the work.


Wagner Encaustics Available Exclusively to Students
16oz. cans of my Encaustic Collagraph Titanium White is available to students. I also have a limited amount of colors available at 40% off and custom make colors on request.

PAYMENTS
Refer a friend discounts now available for all workshops!
Refer a friend and enjoy a 10% discount on any future workshop.





Paypal is accepted to elise@elisewagner.com, processing fees apply at the time of class.
To make a deposit, you can email me to request a payment inovice OR, select "sending money to family or friends" to avoid fees deducted from the total deposit. Please indicate which workshop you are making a deposit for in the notes section.


Credit cards accepted using Square for in workshop payments and purchases.

Checks and cash also accepted


ACCOMODATIONS

Artists travel to my workshops from all over the United States, Canada and beyond. The workshops have become a creative destination for artists to explore Portland's unique creative culture, restaurants and surrounding natural beauty.

My studio is conveniently located behind The Monticello Motel. This makes it easy to walk over to my studio for morning coffee and pastries fromt he local Italian bakery. The Monticello is a clean reasonably priced budget motel and has been favorably reviewed by former students. For more information and rates go to: www.monticellomotel.com.

All of the following accomodations are within a 10-15 minute drive to my studio or near the MAX Yellow Light Rail Line which will take you directly to my studio within 30 minutes. The below suggested hotels range in price from moderate to luxury.

Airbnb is also a good option in North Portland, including a single or double occupancy at my place.

The Kennedy School

Hotel Modera

Ace Hotel

The Nines Hotel



CANCELLATION & LIABILITY POLICIES


*All deposits are non-refundable but can be applied to a future class should you need to cancel.

*Deposits are transferable and non-refundable.

*25% refund of workshop fees upon cancellation.

*No shows are non-refundable.

*Deposit is fully refundable should instructor need to cancel class due to low enrollment.

*Upon purchasing workshop, you hold Elise Wagner, LLC free from any liability in the event of accident orinjury to yourself or your person.