Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

Wayne Montecalvo: Distressing Compositions; Manipulating Digital Images and Wax

Guest Instructor: Wayne Montecalvo
Date: October 2-3, 2021
Time: 9:30-4:00
Location: Studio Joy, 608 E 30th, Kansas City MO
Registration (includes printing costs): $420
Maximum: 12 students *FULL – click the BUY NOW to be added to the wait list*
Experience Level: All

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The workshop will focus on combining digital images, hand drawn images, and other mark making techniques with encaustic medium. The idea is to push a photographic image into something new, something unique that can’t be repeated. Working with other materials including India ink, acrylic paint, encaustic gesso, stained paper, and more. Images are printed on Japanese paper of varying transparencies, allowing for overlapping subjects to combine in a variety of new ways. Further manipulation of digital images through tearing, cutting, and re- assembling will also be addressed. The advantage of incorporating imagery created on separate layers, allows for images to be composed outside of the main working surface, and then applied to the piece, allowing for greater options for composition.

I work with image, process, and a variety of materials in order to push the confines of art making to reinvent, rather than reproduce an image. Allowing an idea to emerge organically through curiosity, I manipulate the materials to create unexpected results that distort and redefine. I start with something expected, and end up with something mysterious, aiming for singular or unique outcomes within a defined image. Taking a painterly approach gives me the option for discovery by welcoming chance occurrences to create a new way to see a familiar object.” – Wayne Montecalvo 

Action Required: The workshop includes digital printing of student images. Students are encouraged to submit digital image files prior to the workshop. Printed images can be as many or as few as will fit within a 23”x 38” print area. Images will be printed on three sheets of Japanese Washi, color, or black & white, or some of each. In order to allow enough time to print images and have ready before the workshop, digital files will be needed by September 8, or sooner if possible. Information on how to submit the image files will be shared at registration. The cost of these prints are included in the registration fee.
Instructions for submitting images will be shared via email after of registration.

Materials to bring:

  • 4-6 flat or cradled wood panels or Ampersand Encausticbord no larger than 16×20 inch. A variety of sizes suggested. Can be coated with encaustic gesso or bare.
  • 1 lb encaustic medium
  • Burnishing tool
  • Parchment paper
  • Cheap brushes (fan brush if you have a cheap one)

Optional materials:

  • Collaging materials, old prints, wall paper, maps, etc.
  • Mark making tools that will work with wax
  • Your favorite wax tools

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 allergy medication if you may need it.

About Wayne:
IG: @waynemontecalvo

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, Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY, The Draw, Kingston, NY, The International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA.

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, and printing costs incurred by the instructor, 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, and printing costs incurred by the instructor, 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 if the minimum required enrollment is not met.

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