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Handmade Paper & Encaustic – Tatana Kellner & Cynthia Winika

August 7 - August 11

| $750

August 7-11
Tuition: $750 ($700 members)
Lab fee: $40
Class limit: 7
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Join WSW in collaboration with R&F Handmade Paints in Kingston as we create contemporary waxed handmade paper works. During the first two and a half days, participants will work with Tana in WSW’s papermaking studio, using cotton, abaca, flax, and ArtFarm fibers. Once we master the basics, we’ll investigate how to best use the special qualities of each fiber, creating collages by layering, embedding, stenciling, pulp painting, and embossing.

After lunch on Wednesday, we will travel to R&F Handmade Paints, where our handmade paper will be just the starting point. After Cynthia leads an introduction to basic encaustic techniques, students will create deeply layered collages by working directly on the handmade papers or mounting the handmade sheets on panels. Techniques will include saturating, bending, burnishing, dipping, staining, transferring, drawing, and carving.

Tana first became interested in papermaking while trying to give dimensional quality to her photo etchings. This was an impetus for WSW to build a hand papermaking program back in 1978. She spent over 10 years working full time in the studio and managing a bevy of others producing thousands of sheets of paper, notebooks, bound journals, and of course her own work in collage, and pulp painting, frequently employing encaustic. Really, she has such deep experience and expertise, there’s no reason to reach beyond the walls of WSW to find a great teacher.

Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.


Tatana Kellner

Tatana Kellner, WSW’s founding Artistic Director, has been printing, assembling images, and making artists’ books for over 35 years. Tatana’s work has been featured in over 25 solo exhibitions, most recently at the Garrison Art Center, Kentler International drawing Space, the Everson Art Museum, the Samuel Dorsky Musuem of Art in New Paltz, and SUNY Albany. Tatana is the recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, a Puffin Foundation Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Ruth Chenven Foundation Grant. She has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Banff Centre of the Arts, Visual Studies Workshop, Saltonstall Art Colony, Millay Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Artpark, Blue Mountain Center, Jentel, Foundacion Valpariso, Hessisches Landes Museum in Darmstadt Germany, Ragdale, Weir Farm and most recently at the Ucross Foundation.

Cynthia Winika

Cynthia Winika is a multi-media artist who has shown her work in museums and galleries in the US and abroad. She is the principle encaustic instructor for R&F Handmade Paints and has been teaching nationally and internationally for over 20 years. She has received grants from the Women’s Studio Workshop and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her paintings are featured in: Authentic Visual Voices by Catherine Nash, upcoming: Abstract Art by Dean Nimmer, and The Art of Encaustic Painting by Joanne Mattera., Collage Sourcebook for Rockport Press, Experimental Printmaking and Installations by Alexa Tala. She has work in many collections including The Museum of Modern Art in NYC and many University artist book collections.

Location: Hudson Valley, NY

Instructor Web Site: airgallery.org


August 7
August 11
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