Sculptural Mixed Media Encaustic
Susan Stover, Instructor
Dates: August 24th – 27th, 2019 (9am-4pm)
Materials Fee: $35
Skill level: Some encaustic experience necessary
Are you ready to move off the flat panel and explore some sculptural or relief forms with encaustic? This workshop will focus on experimenting with loads of materials to create wall sculptures and
3-d forms. We’ll start by looking at other artists to get the creative juices flowing and to illustrate some of the various options. Techniques and demos will include multiple ways of constructing and building underlying structures with materials such as foam, plaster, wood, cardboard, paper clay, wire, and
found objects. Using encaustic on top of the forms, we will incorporate surface treatments and mark making with pastels and oil sticks. Discussions will include color and form interaction, scale relationships, importance of sketching, presentation options, finding one’s unique voice.
Susan Stover is a San Francisco Bay Area artist who creates paintings and sculptures that explore themes of cultural identity and mythology. With the study of ethnic patterns and of utilitarian and sacred objects in non-western cultures, her work embraces ritual, tradition, and meditation through repetitive labor.
Susan received a MFA from California College of Art in Oakland, California and a BFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Her paintings are in many private collections and in 2016 was commissioned for several pieces for the American Ag Credit headquarters in Windsor, CA. Her work was featured on the cover and in the lead article of the Surface Design Journal Winter 2016 issue and has been included in The Art of Expressive Collage by Crystal Neubauer, Studio Visit, and Gathering Clouds – A Magazine of Contemporary Art. She teaches workshops in her northern California studio, other locations in the U.S., and internationally.