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GRAY Judith, AUSTRALIA: ENCAUSTIC JOURNEY

Judith is a textile and encaustic artist who lives and works in the historic township of Broome in WA.  Broome is a place where people have a great connection to country.  Where people of many different cultural backgrounds and spiritual beliefs come together in an eclectic artistic community.  Judith’s work is exhibited regularly in Broome.  She has a Certificate IV in Visual Art and teaches yoga and meditation.

Judith draws inspiration from remote desert travel and exploration of the Kimberley region.  Often working in the field in very remote locations, Judith uses found materials, drawing, dying, stitching, bundling and binding along with encaustic medium to produce her work. Judith believes that by taking time to observe our response to life and our environment, we can develop themes and ideas in a very deep and meaningful way. 

Judith's enthusiasm for life, and her ability to understand and encourage her students, opens up possibilities for exploration and playful creative adventures.

Encaustic Journey

Encaustic straddles the line between two and three dimensions.  The junction between stitch and wax opens the door to lots of creative possibilities for textile artists.   Use this workshop as a playground to kick start, or develop, new themes with heaps of guidance and support.

In this workshop artists will build layers of colour and texture using a variety of techniques to develop their unique style in this wonderful medium.  Learn how to make and apply boxes, bundles, and three dimensional objects.  Develop and extend your own imagery while exploring basic design principles. Materials include: tissue, organza, gauze, bitumen, plaster, djanting tools, oil paints, pigments, pastels, ink and shellac. 

Develop your confidence with a blowtorch and allow it all to unfold! In the workshop artists can draw on their knowledge of other techniques and bring it all together under the encaustic umbrella. 

These techniques will give artists a solid grounding to help them work in series and further develop their themes and art practice to the next level.