Encaustic Landscape with Dale Roberts

October 18 to 20, 2019

This workshop will address several possibilities and strategies for using references as a source of subject matter in encaustic painting, and will focus on the process of opening possibilities in the presence of limitation. Painting is ultimately concerned with using the “how” to communicate the “why “of visual pursuits. This search for “how and why” is the foundation for fruitful encounters for the artist and viewer of the finished painting. This workshop will focus on the use of various encaustic methods to express your response to the landscape. The class structure is informal with the emphasis on personal challenges, experimentation and growth. Levels from beginner to advanced are welcome.

Registration opens at 6 pm on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

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About Dale Roberts

Dale is a painter, working primarily in encaustic for over 30 years with a significant portion of work carried out in gouache, graphite and a variety of other techniques. His work explores the painterly possibilities of representation with regard to urban landscape, still life and rural landscape. Roberts graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from Tyler School of Art in 1982.

During the past twenty plus years, I have experimented with various paint formulations and methods of application. The thermoplastic nature of the paint, and translucence of the medium are two of the rare, intrinsic qualities which I find fascinating. Given the variables of pigment composition, they will often exhibit spontaneous effects, unattainable with any other medium. The paint has a very physical quality, capable of an exciting range of applications. The practice of encaustic has become an extension of my own vision, to the point where technique and aesthetic have fused like the paintings themselves.

Learn more about Dale Roberts at https://dalerobertsencaustic.com

Demonstration
Friday, October 18, 2019
7 – 9 pm
$5 for members, $10 for non-members
Maximum 30 attendees

Workshop
Saturday & Sunday,
October 19 and 20, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm each day
$60 for members, $100 for non-members
Maximum 10 attendees

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Location
Kensington Art Supply
120, 6999 11 Street S.E.,
Calgary, AB, T2H 2S1

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