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Silkscreen onto Encaustic DEMO with Jeff Hirst


May 14 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm CDT



Jeff Hirst returns to Wet Paint for a demonstration of Silkscreen onto Encaustic! He pioneered the process in 2004 and has been teaching it to artists around the US and Canada since 2011. Hirst, a painter and a printmaker, developed the process with a desire to combine a fluid paint medium with a graphic print medium where the boundaries of paint and print collide and unify.

Hirst will demonstrate processes that include printing below and onto encaustic. The demonstration will cover using transparent and opaque color through printing onto encaustic as well as painting with encaustic paint. Examples of achieving complex color relationships will be covered as well. Hirst will be using R & F Pigment Sticks, R & F Handmade Paint, R & F Encaustic Medium, and R & F Encaustic Gesso during the demonstration.

Please wear masks during in-person classes and events at Wet Paint. If you are having any COVID or cold-like symptoms even if you have been vaccinated, please do not come to the class. Thanks!

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; Addington Gallery, Chicago, 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 three 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. Hirst is a co-founder of Catalyst Art Lab, and teaches both online and in-person encaustic, drawing and printmaking workshops across the U.S. Canada, Mexico and Ireland. Hirst is an R & F Handmade Paint Core Instructor and a Silver Brush educator.

Hirst classes and mentorship program can be seen at www.jeffreyhirst.com and www.catalystartlab.com

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