14 January, 10am to 3pm | Workshop cost: €45
Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, Galway City
As part of Joanna Kidney’s exhibition We Are Hurtling into the Future, Kidney will teach a class in encaustic painting on Saturday 14th January from 10am to 3pm in Galway Arts Centre. Encaustic painting is an ancient, immediate and tactile painting process using molten pigmented beeswax. The workshop will take an experimental approach to exploring the qualities of encaustic painting (texture, transparency/opacity, incising and impressing, building up/breaking down layers). Joanna most recently taught this technique to Fine Art students during a residency at Brigham Young University, Utah. Each participant of the workshop will create an encaustic painting. The cost is €45 which includes all materials.
On the same day, Joanna Kidney and Maeve Mulrennan will give a walk-through talk about the exhibition. Taking place at 4pm, the talk will then be followed by the launch of the catalogue for this exhibition, which will include installation images of the Galway Arts Centre Show and a two commisioned texts by Maeve Mulrennan and writer Finnbar Howell. This talk is free and no booking is necessary.
To sign up for the workshop please visit www.galwayartscentre.ie