Screenprinting onto Encaustic and Acrylic with Jeffrey Hirst
Friday, February 17 - Sunday, February 19, 10am - 5pm (1 hour lunch break)
Limit: 12 participants
Join Chicago-based printmaker Jeffrey Hirst for this Screenprinting onto Encaustic and Acrylic workshop. This three-day intensive will cover the unique process of screenprinting pigment sticks, tinted gesso, and screenprinting inks below, into and onto encaustic and acrylic surfaces. A simplified approach towards screenprinting makes this process easy to grasp and unites graphic print elements with painting surfaces and motifs.
The class will focus on creating images that incorporate multiple printing passes from both fixed screenprinting stations to freeform printing approaches. Artists have the option to work with either encaustic or acrylic and if they prefer may try both mediums. Some experience with encaustics is required for those specifically interested in this process, but participants can be new to screenprinting.
About Jeffrey Hirst
Jeffrey Hirst has exhibited his work throughout the United States and Europe since 1987. He 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; McLean Projects for the Arts, VA; McKinney Contemporary, Dallas, and Bienal do Douro, Portugal. Hirst is a recipient of the numerous grants and was awarded a fellowship at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland where he has gone on four residencies. Hirst is represented by Addington Gallery in Chicago and Brandt-Roberts Galleries in Columbus, OH and his work is in numerous public and private collections in The U.S., Portugal and Ireland. In 2021, Hirst co-founded Catalyst Art Lab and teaches encaustic and printmaking workshops across the U.S. Canada, Mexico and Ireland.