Lou Freeman's 3 Day

Photo Encaustic Workshops 

Fees: $850.00:

Includes Workspace,Tools, Supplies, Models, Sets, Props, Lighting, 5-6 encaustic boards per person,

We are offering additional supplies in a package for $75.00

Date: OCT.19,20,21,2020

Time: 8:45am - 5:30pm each days, 1- lunch per day, Lunch not included.
Class limit: 10


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About this Program:  
If you are ready to make creative departure from Classic Portrait Photography or Create Photographic Art that is truly unique and one of a kind, this Program on Photo Encaustic Process is for you!  “After being consumed with a constant craving to embark on an artistic process that would expand my work as a photographer, I began a lengthy searching process for growth.  It seemed I was consumed with bridging a path to differentiate myself from my colleagues. I began a long path of experimentation. After studying and testing the process of Photo Encaustic for several years I realized I could  sell many new work clients as stand alone works of art with true impact! My vision and my clients interpretation was very unique, which created a more prestigious perspective and interpretation of my photographic multimedia creation. I then realized that many others may also have a similar desire to create these awesome works.”     The Photo Encaustic Process is fun, creative and very enjoyable while offering a new and more “Visceral Quality” to photographic prints. Photo Encaustic is a process by where Photo Print is transferred and fused to a wood or matt board substrate then combined with hot beeswax, resin, pigments in order to create a multi layered look of texture and color. 

The Encaustic Process itself can  also be combined with non organic collaging techniques to bring a three dimensional for your prints and combined artwork. You may add anything from fabric, twin, magazine cut outs, photographic images or  to your own written words on paper or newspaper clipping.  This process creates a one of a kind work creates a one of a kind look for a stand alone work of art which is perfect for portraits, still life, wedding portraits, plus landscapes.  From here the world is yours to create a completely new artistic statement through the collaging process combines with the Photo Encaustic  Process.  You should want to prepare a few ideas ahead for concepts and bring them with you. Think about what you might like to work with in your process.  Research  from your favorite photographic images, and preplan materials to work with in your collage techniques, for photography, you may want to plan for still life images or portraits images then bring the items with you or photograph them in advance. If you would like to photograph a subject or still life here is studio, we will be able to help you with your set and with your processing and print. There is a print  limit of 5-6 print limit.    


For the workshop:
Our goal is to introduce, cover the definition of and fully explain as well as demonstrate the working basics of the Photo Encaustic Process in order to immerse you into new creative options for embellishing photographic prints. You will learn about working with hot beeswax and resin in order to give you creative options for combining photographic images that are printed with the best settings for the process. These new methods will be presented from a photographers point of view and applied in an artistic fashion which is unique from classic painting style techniques.  Mentees may work with their own previously created images created or choose to create photographic portraits of still life in class. There will be a variety of props and subjects to choose from in each area. Each student will select and prepare the images to ready-to-print manner defined for the program. Once the images and collaging materials are chosen and prepared, mentees will begin the process of experimentation of creating true art as they layer the encaustic process onto their image. The layering process combined with the story telling process of collage can lift the feel of the 2D image of a silent photo to a 3D image that moves to speak to the viewer in an entirely new way that only the artist can create.  Within the first class day mentees will be urged to create a few boards where they learn how the medium reacts to different processes and then get a feel for the color of pigment. The following assignments will add print with the combined collaging choices. Mentee will feel their own rise within the creative process. Depending of individual speed to accomplish the complete works, most will leave with 5-6 pieces of finished work. You should bring ideas, (inspiring images on USB, 180 DPI, 2400 x 3000), collaging materials, camera, lens, cards, readers, and a sturdy work apron to protect your clothing. Dress Comfortably and ready to have an inspiring experience!


Locations: click here for a google map

Studio 1924 & Jeff’s Antiques
1924 Hwy 515 South
Blue Ridge, Ga. 30513

 We share a driveway with Expedition Big Foot Museum,GA.                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Housing Suggestions:
Comfort Inn and Suites in Blue Ridge
83 Blue Ridge Overlook, Blue Ridge, GA. 30513.

Serenity in the Mountains:
59 McKinney Rd., Blue Ridge, GA. 30513

Flight Suggestions: Flying into Chattanooga or Atlanta.                                                                                                                                                                                      

 **All Workshops & events require %100 payment due at booking date. Payment options: debit or credit via our website. Send Checks to PO Box 2803 Blue Ridge, GA. 30513. No cancellations within 30 days of event. Transfer is allowed. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance with Travel Insurance Services of Columbus, Ohio,800-937-1387 or visit their Web site: http://www.travelinsure.com/cobrand/select/sfw.  With this insurance you can protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances that might prevent your attendance.Foreseen circumstances that might prevent your attendance.   


Thank you in advance,
Lou Freeman-Kimble
Artist, Public Speaker & Educator