Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

Amanda Jolley: Intro to Encaustic Workshop

by Amanda Jolley

Instructor: Amanda Jolley
Date: Sat, June 13, 2020 OR Sun, June 14, 2020
Time: 9:30-4:30
Location: Studio Joy, 608 E 30th, Kansas City MO
Cost: $100
Maximum: 9 students 
**Both dates are full**

Encaustic is an art medium involving melted wax and a heated palette. Painting with encaustic involves applying the molten medium or paint (a mix of beeswax and damar resin with pigment added for paint) to a substrate while the wax is fluid. The wax is fused with heat and then cools to a solid state. While encaustic may be approached like traditional painting, the wax also maintains sculptural qualities, inviting marks, carving, and texture that may not be acquired with other mediums. The paint can be opaque or translucent, allowing the viewer to look deep into the painting and the layers beneath.

In this workshop, we will learn the basics of encaustic painting including:

  • History
  • Safe practices
  • Making medium
  • Mixing paint
  • Fusing
  • Creating a smooth surface
  • Creating layers
  • Creating texture
  • Scraping
  • Incising
  • Mark making
  • Exploring additional applications 

Student Supply List:

  • 4-6 flat or cradled birch panels or Ampersand Encausticbord no larger than 10×10

All other supplies will be provided.

“Everything Amanda Jolley does is full of joy and spirit—- she’s the best kind of inspiring and encouraging teacher! Take her class!”
-MaryJo Fisher

Lunch: 12:30-1:30
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 Amanda:

Website (you’re already here)
IG: @amandajolley
FB: Amanda Jolley, Artist

The search for greater meaning in life can often be a catalyst to change. This is the case for Amanda Jolley, and the change was radical, from accountant to artist. Without formal education in art, Amanda’s artistic training has been intentional; finding artists whose work compels her and then studying under them through workshops and personal instruction. She also regularly meets and works with other artists to propel process, ideas, and larger artistic vision. She is a member of the Kansas City Artists Coalition, the International Encaustic Artists, and Origami USA. In the past 10 years, Amanda’s paintings are regularly shown internationally both in solo and group exhibits. She also has a large-scale (12×6 sq ft) commissioned permanent installation at the University of Kansas Medical Hospital.

The inspiration for her work comes from a observation of the patterns found in every day life, and how they complement and often mirror the connections in the brain and processing of the subconscious.  Her work reflects the patterns emerging from the subconscious both in her encaustic painting and in her paper folding. The study of patterns is further examined by the folding of tessellations on paper and encaustic monotypes, incorporating these fold patterns and folded papers into her paintings and as standalone works. 

Studio Joy Policies:

Do not book travel until confirmation is received that the workshop has reached its minimum required enrollment. 

Refund Requests:
Students will receive a full refund of tuition less related transaction fees if a request to withdraw is received by Amanda Jolley, Studio Joy no later than 30 days prior to the first day of the workshop. At 15 days prior to the workshop, 50% tuition less related transaction fees will be refunded. Request to withdraw from a course less than 15 days prior to the first class session will not be eligible for refunds.

Students will receive a full refund of tuition if at 30 days prior to the workshop, the minimum required enrollment is not met.