2016-2017 Teaching Schedule

encaustic workshop copyKatie Dell Kaufman’s Teaching Schedule 2016-2017

Fall 2016

Collage Class (September – December) – Weekly class at Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park, MD (part of a continuing 2 year curriculum), See specific class descriptions below.

Session one (Sept – Oct): Cruciform design structure with negative/positive organizing principle ∙ Black and white palette in combination with metallic colors (silver, gold, and copper) ∙ Aspects of color: value (gradation and contrast), surface value vs undertone value (metallics) ∙ Hand-altered papers (solids in black white and grey, and found papers) with B/W and metallic acrylic paints, developing systems of gradation through color mixing, layering and mark making.

Session two (Nov-Dec):  Radiating form as an organizing principle (starburst, fan, etc) ∙ Split complementary palette ∙ Aspects of color: chroma (gradation, key and contrast) ∙ Hand-altered papers (on transparent, translucent and opaque, papers) with acrylic inks and paints, developing systems of chroma gradation through color mixing, and layering.

Shadowbox Weekend Workshop (October 1&2) – Gateway Art Center, Brentwood MD

Encaustic Collage Weekend Workshop – (October 29&30) Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park, MD

Spring 2017

Collage Class (January – May) – Weekly class at Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park, MD (part of a continuing 2 year curriculum). See specific class descriptions below.

Session one:  Combining ambiguity with an underlying design structure as organizing principle ∙ Tertiary triad #1 palette ∙ Texture such as net, gauze, string, rice papers ∙ The use of acrylic paints and surfacers Black Lava, Modeling paste etc. to enhance texture.

Session two:  Photo as an organizing principle ∙ Triad #2 color palette ∙ Aspects of color: Temperature (gradation, key and contrast) ∙ Acrylic transfers and multiple transfers (black and white), Layering images, patterns, solids and transfers in collage.

Session three: Radiating design (non-starburst) as an organizing principle (partial and full concentric circles and spiral) ∙ Double complementary palette ∙ Aspects of color: Chroma (gradation, key and contrast) ∙ Hand-altered rice papers with using stamps plastic wrap, stencils (handmade and purchased) with acrylic paints.

Encaustic Collage Weekend Workshop (February 11 & 12) – Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park, MD

Encaustic Monotype Workshop (March 18 & 19) Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattsville, MD

Collage Weekend Workshop (April 1 & 2) – Gateway Art Center, Brentwood MD

Fall 2017

Collage Class (September – December) – Weekly class at Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park, MD (part of a continuing 2 year curriculum). See specific class descriptions below.

Session one:  The grid as a design structure and the window format as an organizing principle ∙ Black/White and Black/Brown/Sepia color palettes ∙ Aspects of color: Value (gradation, key and contrast) + Transparency/ opacity range ∙ Found papers, photos and papers of personal significance combined with purchased papers ∙ Brulage, fumage, decollage.

Session two:  The grid as a design structure and diagonals as element and organizing principle ∙ Primary triad (plus tints and shades palette) ∙ Aspects of color: Chroma (gradation, key and contrast) ∙ Hand-made stencils (on transparent, translucent, and opaque, papers) with acrylic paints, developing systems of Chroma gradation through color mixing, and layering.

Encaustic Monotype Workshop – Gateway Art Center, Brentwood, MD (date TBD)

Encaustic Collage Weekend Workshop – Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park, MD (date TBD)