Encaustic Imagery – Embedding and Transfers with Shannon Amidon
Take your drawings, images and photos to new level by learning to combine them with ancient art of encaustic.
This overview workshop will cover materials selection, how to choose your imagery, embedding, layering and transfer techniques. Proper tools and safety procedures will be discussed. Great for photographers, collage artists, or anyone who wants to give their photos and images an artistic painterly touch.
All materials included and no previous encaustic experience needed. Students will go home with a sample board, resource list, instructional handouts and product samples. Class size is limited, age 13 +
Encaustic Imagery – Embedding and Transfers
Saturday, September 17th
1:00pm – 4:00 (3 hour workshop)
Cost: $85 per person (includes materials)
Reserve your seat: https://www.eventbrite.
Ages: 13 to adult
About the instructor:
KALEID gallery resident artist Shannon Amidon is an award winning artist from San Jose, CA. She creates mixed media artwork primarily concentrating on the ancient medium of encaustic painting. She incorporates natural, upcycled and repurposed materials into her artwork, breathing new life into objects that would otherwise be destined for a landfill. Using environmentally safe and sustainable practices is very important to her. In addition to upcycling discarded objects and materials she also makes her own paints using natural earth pigments and binders.
Shannon’s artwork has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions worldwide. In 2015 she received the Leigh Weimers Emerging Artist Award. In 2011 she was named the SV Creates Artist Laureate, receiving a Fellowship Grant. She was also the recipient of an Eco Art Grant and studio make-over from the Art Inspector part of the Zero One Art and Technology Network.
Shannon has been an artist in residence at TechShop San Jose, Herhusid House Artist Residency in Iceland as well as the David and Julia White Artist Colony in Costa Rica. In 2016 and 2014 she was chosen to create a large, 400lb, 5ft x 6ft public art heart for San Francisco General Hospital Foundation.