Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

Amanda Jolley: Intro to Encaustic Workshop

by Amanda Jolley

Instructor: Amanda Jolley
Date: Sept 16, 2023
Time: 9:30-4:00
Location: Studio Joy, 608 E 30th, Kansas City MO
Cost: $120 (includes instructor supplies)
Maximum: 12 students **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
  • No panels that have been pre-gessoed for acrylic painting
  • Optional items if you have them, carving & scraping tools (pottery tools work wonderfully as do any other metal tipped tools)

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

Amanda Jolley utilizes the process of intuitive painting as a communicative device to express the patterns and metaphors emerging from her subconscious. Amanda’s mediums of choice include both encaustic painting and paper folding which she incorporates into this intuitive process. A staple in her work has become the use of embedded line-work as an expression of internal symbols and mimicry of the creases produced from paper folding. Amanda’s paintings are 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. She instructs and hosts workshops that draw an international audience from her studio in Kansas City MO US.

Studio Joy Policies:

Studio Joy strives to be accessible and accommodate the needs of its students. The old building does not allow for ability to accommodate all physical needs, but accommodations can be made for table height, type of seating, and most sensory issues. Please communicate your requested accommodations when you register. 

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.