Combining Organic and Structural Ideas

Hirst, Carbon Blueprint, encaustic and silkscreen, 53 x 37 x 3, 2017

Guest Instructor: Jeffrey Hirst
Date: Fri-Sun, Mar 1-3, 2019
Time: 9:00-4:00pm
Location: Studio Joy, 608 E 30th St, Kansas City MO 64109
Workshop Fee: $525
Supply Fee: $85 (due at workshop)
Maximum: 16 students
Registration Deadline: Feb 25, 2019

Hirst, Aquatic Brume, encaustic and silkscreen, 27 x 26 x 3, 2018

Investigate and explore various approaches to combining screen printing and encaustic, using line and halftone imagery. Use inks, pigment sticks, and tinted gesso to print into/onto encaustic surfaces. A simplified approach towards screenprinting makes this process easy to grasp and unites graphic print elements with painting surfaces and motifs. The class will focus on creating images that incorporate multiple printing passes from both fixed screenprinting stations to freeform printing approaches. With these new techniques, you will be encouraged to focus on achieving your individual, aesthetic goals.

Student work from Screenprinting onto Encaustic


All equipment and supplies will be provided for each student. Designed for students who have encaustic experience, although screen printing experience is not necessary.
Student work

Lunch: 12:00-1:00
Fabulous restaurants are within walking distance, or bring a sack lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available.

Notice:  Janus the studio cat frequents Studio Joy and while she will not be joining our workshop, please bring any allergy medication if you may need it.

About Jeff:

Jeffrey Hirst has exhibited his work throughout the United States and Europe since 1990 and has his MFA from Louisiana State University and BFA from the University of Minnesota. His work has been showcased at national and international venues including the Minneapolis Institute of Art; The Holter Museum, Helen, Montana; Addington Gallery, Chicago, McKinney Contemporary, Dallas, McLean Project for the Art, McLean, VA, and Bienal do Douro, Portugal. Hirst has been a visiting artist at universities around the United States conducting painting and printmaking workshops and has taught workshops at NCSW-Bennington College in VT, Arrowmont School for the Arts in TN, Truro Center for the Arts in MA, Cullowhee Mountain Arts in NC, and has been an annual presenter at the International Encaustic Conference in MA. Hirst is the owner of Hirst Printmaking, a printmaking shop specializing in intaglio, hybrid processes, screenprinting, and experimental approaches towards combining printmaking and painting. In 2005, Hirst pioneered the process of combining silkscreen and encaustic painting and has conducted workshops on the process throughout the United States.

Hirst is a recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board grant, the DCASE City of Chicago Individual Artist grant and was awarded a residency at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in County Mayo, Ireland. Hirst is represented by Addington Gallery in Chicago, Brandt-Roberts Galleries in Columbus, and Water Street Gallery in Michigan. His work is in numerous public and private collections including Arcstone Technologies, Grant Thornton International, Great River Energy, SAP America, and Southern Graphics Council.

Hirst, Aqua, encaustic and silkscreen, 59 x 44 x 3, 2017

Student Cancellation Policy:

Students will receive a full refund of tuition less payment processing fees and supply fee to instructor (due to the preparation of screens for the workshop) if a request to withdraw is received by Studio Joy no later than 7 days prior to the first day of the workshop. Request to withdraw from a course less than 7 days prior to the first class session will not be eligible for refunds.