DATE Wed, July 14th

TIME 11:00 am–1:00 pm EST

COST $75


Encaustics on Paper
Taught by Radha Pandey

*Virtual workshop*

Encaustic is a technique used to create beautiful, at times atmospheric, pieces through wax painting. Throughout this virtual workshop, you will be using this method on paper to make it translucent and bring the colors of pulp-painted sheets back to the color of the 'wet' sheet. This technique will allow you to create your own translucent paper for use in artist books, to transfer or embed imagery, set drawings or collages and create a unique look and feel for your work, preserving it through time.

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Radha Pandey is a papermaker and letterpress printer. She earned her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she was a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship. She has learned European, Eastern and Indo-Islamic Papermaking techniques with Timothy Barrett and teaches book arts classes in India, Europe and the United States.
Her graduate thesis work- a hand-printed book of botanical anatomies titled Anatomia Botanica won the MICA Book Award at the Pyramid Atlantic Book Fair in 2014, and received an Honorable Mention at the 15th Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design.
Her book Deep Time won the Joshua Heller Memorial Award at the Pyramid Atlantic Book Fair in 2018.
Her artists books are held in over 40 public and private collections internationally, including the Library of Congress and Yale University.
Currently, Radha is working on an artist book inspired by Mughal floral portraiture from the 17th century, and how it was impacted by colonialisation of plants. All the paper for the edition will be hand made in the traditional Indo-Islamic style.


Supply List 

Students are responsible for the following supplies 

  • Hot plate

  • Animal hair brush

  • Hake brush

  • Aluminum loaf pan

  • Paper to wax

  • Paraffin wax

  • Encaustic wax medium

  • Beeswax

  • Whole kit from R&F paints (optional: comes with colored wax, encaustic medium, trays, 2 brushes, and soy wax for clean up)

  • Iron (will become studio iron)

  • Newsprint

  • Old credit card

  • Xeroxes (image transfers)

  • Heat gun (optional)

  • Paper towels

  • Bone Folder

Materials with an asterisk (*) next to them are sold in our store.