October 2, 3, 4
Create a rich enamel surface with screen-printed images, textures, patterns and colors. Make your own images for the screen through familiar art methods of drawing, painting, printing, photography or collage.
In this three day workshop Kathy will first teach an easy do-it-yourself home method of making screens using the PhotoEZ system–no need for a Thermofax machine. She will send information and suggestions before the workshop so you can arrive with your designs to make your own screen. She will also discuss other methods for comparison and tell you where to send your art for custom screens when you prefer not to make them yourself.
On the second and third days you will learn how to dry screen print with standard powder enamel and how to fire your screened print. A screen can be used over and over again and can be applied to create enamel jewelry or wall pieces.
Kathy will teach a variety of ways to work with the screens including masking, registration, sift screening and more. The image can be completely screened or partially screened. She will also give you various ways to combine your images with enamel techniques such as fire scale, sgraffito and other stencils.
The workshop will be held at Glen Echo Park, MD on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 2, 3 and 4 2015. Hours will be 10:30 to 4:30 on Friday and 10:00 to 4:30 on Saturday and Sunday. The cost will be $390 plus a $13 Park registration fee. One screen is included and there will be a small fee per screen if you make additional ones.
How to Sign Up
Registration is handled by the Glen Echo Park system. You may register online by going to glenechopark.org or you may call 301-634-2226. NEG members will receive a $15 refund check at the workshop. The workshop is limited to 11 and will be filled by the first to sign up.
Kathy Wilcox has been a professional artist, enamelist and educator since 1976. She has taught art elementary through 12th grade in the local school system and art centers. She currently teaches adult enamel workshops from her studio, at art centers and Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Tennessee. Her enamel jewelry and wall pieces are exhibited and sold in national juried shows, art festivals, museums and galleries, and she has received numerous awards. Her work has been published in the “Art of Enameling” book and most recently in “500 Enameled Objects.” See her website at wilcoxenamels.com.