INAUGURAL ART AND WINE RETREAT
Enjoy a relaxing and fun weekend of making art in a fabulous 27 acre wooded estate on the Grand River in Austinburg, Ohio ~~ the heart of Northeast Ohio's wine country ~~
and conveniently located just minutes from I-90.
An Art Workshop in ENCAUSTIC (WAX) PRINTMAKING AND BEYOND!
Presented by Local and Internationally recognized artist, Sandy Shelenberger.
September 21, 22, 23, 2012.
ARRIVE: Friday, Sept. 21 @ 1:00 PM & DEPART: Sunday, Sept. 23 @ Noon.
FEE: $350.00 per person, shared accommodations (Private accommodations are available for a higher
fee - inquire if you are interested.) Participation in this workshop is limited to 8 artists
to ensure individual attention.
The FEE INCLUDES a light lunch upon arrival on Friday, Breakfast & Lunch on Saturday.
Brunch on Sunday; and snacks, Lodging, Winery Tour, Art Instruction and Art Supply Kit.
LODGING - This newly renovated and charming country home is impeccably clean and has 3 large bedrooms - each with a private bath. There is a full kitchen, great room with fireplace & event room.
The facility is non-smoking, air conditioned, and nature walks & pond.
ADDRESS: 930 Tote Rd., Austinburg, Ohio 44010.
DINING - You will be pampered with freshly prepared meals using locally grown fruits and vegetables.
Dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings will be at selected area wineries. Cost for dinners and wine is
not included in Workshop Fee. On Saturday there is a free tour planned at Debonne' Vineyards.
Friday, Sept 21: Arrive @ 1:00 PM-light lunch- introductions. Workshop: Encaustic Printmaking & More. Dinner at Winery, dessert at the Lodge.
Saturday, Sept 22: Breakfast, Morning Workshop: Encaustic Techniques on Boards, then lunch.
Afternoon Workshop: Play with Fire! wine cellar tour, dinner at winnery & dessert @ lodge.
Sunday, Sept 23: Art Wrap-Up/Show & Tell, Brunch & say Good-byes.....
For further information and / or to register contact:
Sandy at: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or telephone: 440-594-2839.
$75.00 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT DUE BY AUG 15, 2012
Sandy Shelenberger; 6859 Bushnell Rd., Conneaut, Ohio 44030.
I am very close friends with Sandy; and highly recommend her techniques as an instructor
and she is truely an inspiration on your journey of artistic creation.
~~Poetry In Wax ~~
"Poetry In Motion"
Encaustic is a very old technique used by the Greeks and Egyptian 3000 years ago. It is a medium
that uses melted wax and can be applied or
moved by various means such as brushes, heat guns, torches, pallet knives, ...............
or really anything the artist chooses to initiate into the process.
The art piece can be created with lots of texture, no texture with a very smooth surface or a combination of both. Mono printing is another technique used in the application of the wax and/or movement.
In this particular piece of art I layered various colors of wax using a drip method, heat gun, blow dryer and sanding. The base on which this piece is created is on encaustic board. However, the art can be developed and the final piece of art completed on wood panel or sometimes I use rice paper or watercolor paper which is stabilized.
Below you will my encaustic station or work table in my studio. There is another piece in process which I am hoping to complete tomorrow.
Friday Evening Sunset
This past Friday evening, I made it to my little summer place
on Lake Erie. Sitting at my place - the view was awesome.
What is it about sunsets that always brings calmness ...
I have read somewhere that Lake Erie has the most beautiful sunsets in the world. I believe it.
"May all things move and be moved in me
and know and be known in me
May all creation
dance for joy within me.
This morning was so cool, so refreshing - I just walked around my lawn and captured the beauty
of the morning. This is the cupid fountain, herbs, and flowers,
and lanterns outside my studio. I am going through the pink door soon
to create in my studio.
I wish each of you a beautiful and creative day.
"THE MERMAID'S SONG"
Today I am sharing photos of a couple of new pieces
of my art which I am taking to the framers on Tuesday.
"The Mermaid's Song" incorporates found papers, & objects
and layered with silk paints - creating a design and
letting it dry and then layering. again.
The media is done on rice paper.
"Music For Zeus" was created using a couple of
different techniques -
Tea stained cold press water color papers,
dropping and rubbing copper powder,
drops of metalic gold, silk paints,
and encaustic - a very old technique using
bees wax and resin.
A large part of my current work is created
Actually, in October of this year
I will be giving a speaking presentation for The Bee
Association which will trace the history of encaustic art
and the techniques used by
well known artists such as Piccaso and Jasper Johns.
I will include the methods, tools, etc that I use
in creating my own encaustic art.
Treasured stones - all shapes, all sizes,
all colors .....
gathered on the beach of Lake Erie.
"There is always a work in progress ~~be it in the mind, in the soul, in your heart
or in your hands."
~~ Rick Howse ~~
"The proper use of imagination is to give beauty to the world .....
The gift of imagination is used to cast over the common place
workday world a veil of beauty and make it throb with our
~~Lin Yu-T'ang ~~
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