Encaustic Monotype Workshops

Introduction to the Fine Art of Printing with Pigmented Wax on Paper

Work with Dorothy Furlong-Gardner in Ashland Oregon

Ancient Greeks mixed beeswax and powdered pigment colors to caulk their sea going ships. In Greco-Roman Egypt, realistic portraits adorned mummy casings. From time to time throughout the history of art there have been brief resurgences of encaustic painting on wood or canvas. This is one of those times.

Until the late 1970s there is no record of painting or printing with pigmented wax on paper, that is, until Dorothy Furlong-Gardner originated her encaustic painting/printing on paper process. Furlong-Gardner exhibited her first encaustic monotype in 1979 and has been doing formal teaching of the process and conducting private workshops for professional artists since the 1980s.

A Vaction Expereince

Combine work with a holiday in Ashland Oregon, home of the world renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Southern Oregon University with its diverse art department, art galleries and the Schneider Museum. Ashland supports dozens of fine art and crafts galleries, artisan wineries, micro breweries, artisan award winning cheese and chocolate shops and fine restaurants serving traditional, ethnic and the new fusion foods. The Rogue River Valley offers scenic beauty with many outdoor activities such as salmon and trout fishing, white water rafting, as well as easy to challenging biking and hiking on the many marked trails in the local parks and recreational areas. Famed Crater Lake, the beautiful Oregon coast and the Redwood National Park are a day trip away.