Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Introduction to Encaustic: Spots filling up FAST!

Spots are filling up fast for Introduction to Encaustic
with Jan Yates, S.C.A.!

Try one of painting's oldest mediums!

About Jan Yates, S.C.A.

Since moving back to Canada from California Jan Yates has been elected as a member of the Society of Canadian Artists and her work is held in collections throughout North America, Shetland, Ireland, England and Australia. She has been awarded several grants from the Ontario Arts Council including two international travel grants. Yates has also  garnered recognition from selected juried exhibitions. The artist was awarded a residency from the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland in 2012 with a second residency awarded  in 2015 at 'the Booth' in Shetland, Scotland. In June 2016 Yates will be attending another residency in the Shetland islands.

Above all else, the land informs the development of Yates’ work. For over a decade the artist has made paintings and constructions directly on rural land near her home on the Niagara Escarpment, a Unesco biosphere reserve. The process of creating on site is integral to Yates, cultivating an intimate dialogue with the earth’s growth, decay and renewal. These direct encounters are the catalysts for in-studio exploration, evolving into a cyclical body of work mapping a quest for preservation, while contemplating the consequence of change.

Jan Yates has been an influential figure in the regional art scene, contributing her time and ideas to many community endeavors. She has spent five years researching Greenbelt legislation in Southern Ontario and recently expanded her investigations to include rural communities outside of Canada. Yates continues to teach and her work is represented by the Jordan Art Gallery, of which she is a partner.

With Jan Yates
Saturdays: February 13- February  27
3 Sessions
$55 Members/$65 Non-Members
Individual Session
$25 Members/$35 Non-Members

Encaustic mixes dry and oil pigments in hot beeswax.  Jan Yates has been working in encaustic for over 15 years and will share techniques including image transfer, collage, colour, glazing, layering, relief, and drawing. 
Open to those with no previous art-making experience as well as returning artists who want to further explore this alluring and tactile medium. A materials fee of $15 payable to the  instructor at the beginning of class will cover the cost of wax, tools and pigment. A materials list will be provided upon registration.

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