Tag Archives: habotai silk

Transferred and Embedded Imagery with Encaustic, with Sherrie Posternak

We are hoping the Covid situation will allow safe travel to Art Intersection and workshop participation. If our optimism proves wrong, we will refund 100% of the workshop fee.

Join us for an exciting workshop at Art Intersection and learn the techniques of transferred and embedded imagery with encaustic, with Sherrie Posternak.

In this 2-day workshop with Sherrie Posternak, you will play with your photo transfers on sample boards, using seven different types of printed surfaces, three methods of transferring, and six different ways of “sealing in” your transfers.

You will also spend time learning how to correctly do a “dammed” pour which prepares for the transfer. You will then transfer other materials besides photo imagery, such as oil pastels, metallic foil, and charcoal pencils, onto both smooth and textured, clear and colored surfaces. 

Next, using the students’ and instructor’s imagery printed on sumi paper, habotai silk, Japanese tissue, and commercial napkins, you will embed images into wooden panel bases which have received an “overpour” of encaustic medium. Students will learn the overpour technique as well as the adherence and “setting” techniques necessary to form a strong bond between the encaustic medium and the printed materials. Multiple overlaying embeds will create visual dimension, and the top layer may even receive a transfer.

The Process

The medium of encaustic -beeswax plus resin (sometimes with added pigment)- marries well with many other materials and techniques. One characteristic of encaustic medium lends itself well to receiving transferred or embedded images. These techniques enhance the ability of the artist to represent ideas using layering, perspective, and graphics. Sherrie Posternak uses transferred and embedded images extensively in her work, and has advanced experimentation with a large variety of materials and methods.

In addition to working on sample boards for transferring and embedding, participants will have the opportunity to combine their skills and sensibility in at least one finished piece.

Sherrie Posternak – Artist Biography

Sherrie Posternak began her encaustic practice in 2007, and has had solo and group shows in the U.S. and Mexico. She has also curated or juried various gallery exhibits. She teaches workshops in all phases of the encaustic practice. She self-published a catalogue on the topic of her 2010 art installation “A Memorial for El Tomate.” Her thoughts appear in various magazine articles and blog interviews. Images of Sherrie’s art are in the gallery section of the E-book “Contemporary Paper and Encaustic” by Catherine Nash, and Volume I of Linda Robertson’s revised E-book “Embracing Encaustic.”

Workshop Sign Up Form

Please complete this workshop sign up form before payment! This helps us stay in contact with you as well as update you with any information you may need before the workshop.