As promised last week, some photos of the encaustic projects we worked on at our last FOG session. Arlene took the more painterly approach and the rest of us did mixed media collage. As you can see our styles are quite different. I'm sure that there are more projects in the works.
Our October meeting came and went so quickly but we had a great time trying our hand at Encaustic Mixed Media. Despite all the safeguards we put into place, windows and doors open for ventilation, the stove hood fan and table fan on, location of the fire extinguisher, we still managed to set off the smoke detectors! We called the building manager to say that we had NOT set the place on fire and would she come to turn off the alarm for us. She was very nice about it all and has even offered us a locked cupboard to store our items. Encaustic - a very interesting addition to collage mixed media. An old process brought up-to-date and finding its way into a new generation of mixed media artists. While we all still have lots to learn about it - mainly working out of doors on a nice day - I think that we all agreed that we liked the process. I was most intrigued that you could put rub-on decals, Letraset letters and foil accents directly onto the wax. Photos to follow...
In a previous post I promised that I would update everyone on a fun series of Mixed Media and Art Journaling sessions that Jan and I will be facilitating for the Calgary Public Library in November. The first Saturday of November we will offer Mixed Media Madness as part of the ongoing Arts Club offered by the library on Saturdays at the Central Library Branch downtown. During November we are leading workshops on Inspired Art Journals at 4 city libraries based on the One Book, One Calgary event hosted by the library each year. Our Mixed Media and Journaling techniques will be based on The Book of Awesome, the One Book, One Calgary selection for 2012.
In the previous post we mentioned our involvement at the EcoLiving Fair using recycled materials to make a denim covered art journal. Those who attended had a great time creating and it was gratifying to see that our project was a success.