SPOTLIGHT: Explore ‘PhotoEncaustics’ at the new arts center in Bayview

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If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the interesting form of encaustic painting with a twist of using photography to create an encaustic piece, now’s your chance!

Introduction to photography-based encaustic painting is from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22 at the art center @ Whidbey Island Community Education Center (WICEC). The class will be taught by Kim Tinuviel.  The cost is $85, plus a $35 equipment fee.

Photo-encaustic is a relatively new synthesis of ancient encaustic painting techniques (beeswax, tree resin and heat) and contemporary photography. Combining encaustic with your original photographic images can creates a mystical, luminous or dimensional quality not often found in traditional photography. Adding textures such as brush strokes, scratches or incisions, pigments, and/or mixed media and found objects offers an unlimited source of inspiration. Images can be embedded in or transferred to the encaustic surface, and the result is a personal and soulful artistic expression. In this class, you’ll learn basic encaustic painting and photographic transfer techniques, collage and composition. Suitable for teens and adults.

The instructor, Kim Tinuviel, has extensive experience as a professional classical musician and as a contemporary photographer and painter in encaustic and mixed media. She is also the owner of Tinuviel Creative, a graphic/web design/marketing firm based in Langley. Kim received her music education at the Juilliard School in New York City, and later studied and apprenticed with various artists to develop her visual art techniques and styles. As a teacher, she taught music privately for many years before deciding that mentorships offered more flexibility for both teacher and student. Since 2011, Kim has been a Professional Mentor for The Juilliard School’s Entrepreneur Program. She also regularly coaches clients in computer software skills, and does art studio demonstrations as a part of her Whidbey Island studio tour activities.

Click here for more info on the class. 

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