Learn to create the wax like look of encaustic painting with the durability of acrylics. Mimic the soft, luminous effects of beeswax by applying multiple layers of acrylic paints and gels layer upon layer. Cut and bury paper images and stenciled patterns deep below the surface and create lovely soft translucent layers over them. Become familiar with encaustic-like wax formulas, explore a variety of applications and create a whole new feeling in your artwork. Open to all levels of painting experience.
Saturday and Sunday
September 29 & 30
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Class fee: $199
Materials: list will be provided, plus $20 paid to instructor
Instructor Bonnie Cutts was trained by GOLDEN Artist Colors for their Certified Working Artist Program in 1998 and has maintained the affiliation since that time. Her responsibilities include presenting technical information lectures about GOLDEN materials and applications of the materials, and teaching hand- on workshops with and about acrylic materials. She has also assisted in training other working artists and art educators in the U.S. and Europe.
Bonnie has been exhibiting her artwork since the early 1980’s in solo and group exhibitions and in online and virtual presentations. Her thick, viscous surfaces resonate with bold colors and are packed with emotion. Over the years Bonnie’s imagery was influenced by the natural world and her response to her environment. More recently her paintings have been influenced by her response to digital images of brain cells, neuroimaging, created by neuroscientists. The images initially were of the hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for memory as one of its functions, and now the paintings are less literal, more contemplative and abstract.
Bonnie’s work has been included in numerous exhibits throughout the United States as well as in virtual galleries in Amsterdam and Salzburg. Her work is included in private, public and corporate collections nationwide. Bonnie was a featured artist in Interalia Magazine, September 2016. The article about her, Brainbow and Beyond, included several images of her paintings and a conversation about her work.
This year, Bonnie is pleased to share that her painting Tenacity is the first of several paintings that will be featured on the cover of Der Nervenzart, or The Neurologist in 2018. The journal is published by Springer Medizin in Berlin and is “an internationally respected publication. The magazine is aimed at physicians in charge of neurology, psychiatry and neurology working in the clinic. Fundamental insights and up-to-date information in these areas of expertise are processed in a competent and practical manner. In addition, questions from areas such as neuropathology and neurosurgery to psychotherapy are discussed.”
Bonnie studied at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis where she received a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in drawing and painting. She continues to maintain a busy studio practice as well as exhibition schedule.