Jeffrey Hirst/Wayne Montecalvo: Add, Subtract, & Divide
Digital Photo and Silkscreen Printing with Encaustic
Guest Instructors: Jeffrey Hirst & Wayne Montecalvo
Date: November 6-8, 2020
Location: Studio Joy, 608 E 30th, Kansas City MO
Full Cost: $595
Deposit: $350 (balance due Aug 6)
Workshop Supply Fee: TBD (due at workshop)
Maximum: 16 students
This unique workshop combines two processes that make use of photo based techniques; silkscreen printing onto encaustic surfaces, and applying digitally produced imagery onto encaustic surfaces.
Students will learn the transformative process of layering digital images on translucent papers using encaustic medium applied to a rigid panel. Using encaustic paint, R&F Pigment Sticks, and photo-silkscreened images, the panel surface will be reworked with hand drawn elements, collaged elements, and other mark making techniques. The process will include direct manipulation of large scale printed photographs by re-assembling, breaking down, distorting, and layering images, working toward a gradual buildup of information.
Using silkscreen printing process, a further reinvention of imagery takes place. Students will print from silkscreen stations as well as freehand silkscreening or “painting with the screen”. Students are encouraged to bring collage materials including additional photographs, newspaper, maps, magazine pages, leaves, fabric, stained or printed paper, powdered graphite, etc.
Students will be asked prior to the workshop to send Wayne and Jeff images that they would like to use for the class. From those submitted, Wayne will print medium format digital images on Japanese paper, and Jeff will expose student images to silkscreen. This class does require some encaustic experience, but no photography or silkscreen experience is needed.
Student Supply List: TBD
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.
Wayne Montecalvo is a multi-disciplinary artist who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He currently lives and maintains his studio in Rosendale, New York. Past residencies; 2016 Awagami Artist-in-Residence Program in Japan; Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, two residencies at the Frans Masereel Grafic Center, Kasterlee, Belgium, two residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. From 1998-2013 Wayne taught in the Art Department at the State University of New York, New Paltz campus. Additional teaching includes R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY, The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk CT, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, the Printmaking Center at the College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, Bard College, Annendale-On-Hudson, Red Hook, NY, The Woodstock Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY.
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. His work is in numerous public and private collections including Arcstone Technologies, Grant Thornton International, Great River Energy, SAP America, and Southern Graphics Council.
Studio Joy Policies:
Do not book travel until confirmation is received that the workshop has reached its minimum required enrollment.
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.