Susan received a MFA from California College of Art and a BFA from Miami University with both degrees concentrating in textile arts and painting. Among her professional experience is faculty at U.C. Davis, staff at CCA, and 10 years at Jacquard Products, a manufacturer of textile pigments and dyes. Her love of pattern, texture and mark-making are evident as her work concentrates in the combination of surface design techniques and encaustic painting.
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Sat 8th, (D) 10:30-11:45 Surface Design, Fabric and Wax
Surface Design, Fabric and Wax. Fabric and wax have a long history together. Wax has been used in numerous cultures as a resist when dyeing fabric or as a strengthening/protecting element when added to fibers. This demonstration will introduce you to a variety of traditional and contemporary surface design techniques on fabric. The fabrics can then be collaged into encaustic. We will also use tools that can be adapted and used with the direct application of encaustic.
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Sat 8th, 2:45-4:00 (D) Paper Thin
If you have been frustrated with getting crystal clear layers of wax onto a support, let Sue Stover show how she paints micro layers of wax onto paper. In this delicate process she is able to layer imagery, keep the inherent translucency of the wax and come away with a finished painting that is only .002 thick.
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POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
@ Southwest School of Art
Surface Design, Fabric and Wax - Sept 10-11 - $185
2 days Mon-Tues; 9-4pm $185 (Material fee $20 )
Fabric and Wax have a long history together. Wax has been used as a resist in numerous cultures when applied to fabric before dyeing. This creates patterns and marks that are unique to the process.This workshop will focus on surface design techniques done on fabric. We will explore many contemporary techniques such as batik, discharge, stamping, sun printing and tie-dye to create uniquemark-making, surfaces and fabrics that can be embedded into wax. We will also experiment with traditional surface design tools and how they can be adapted and used directly with the encaustic processes. A great class for those who are new to the possibilities of surface design when incorporating fabric into encaustic.
Mon, March 5, 2012
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