Encaustic Collagraph Workshop

Expand your art with Encaustic! Join visual artist Melissa Rian on Saturday and Sunday, March 9–10 from 10:00 am–4:00 pm for a two-day encaustic collagraph workshop and learn more about this printmaking technique. The cost is just $295. Space is limited, so register today!


About the Workshop

This workshop is for artists at every level who want to explore encaustic collagraph printmaking and create distinctive prints.You don’t need to be a printmaker to jump in and enjoy this process. What is encaustic collagraphy? Collagraph printmaking is a method of printing that uses a plate with a low textured surface. We create the plates using hot wax, tools and other materials to create patterns and texture on a rigid surface, then print using a press to pull a collagraph print. Even if you are new to printmaking or encaustic but would like to experiment with it, you are welcome to join us.

The agenda for the two days will include:

  • A review of the basic process using wax, tools, and materials like carborundum
  • Pulling prints with multiple plates and colors 
  • Exquisite corpse exercise 
  • Using different papers for printing 
  • Demonstrations 
  • As always, individual work time

The equipment, supplies, and many materials needed for the workshop are provided. You may bring any of your own tools or materials to create your plates, as well as any special papers you might like to experiment with in printing.


About the Instructor

Melissa Rian is an artist from metro Detroit, primarily working in encaustic. Over the last few years she has been painting with encaustic and mixed media. She has begun to incorporate encaustic into her printmaking as well as branching into dimensional works with encaustic.  Having earned a printmaking degree from Wayne State University, bringing encaustic into printmaking is a natural progression for her. For Melissa the feeling and the visual aspects of memory are what feeds her inspiration.


How to Enroll

Use the “Register” button above to enroll in the workshop. You may pay by credit card or mail a check. Your registration is not final until payment is received. Space is limited, so don’t wait to enroll!

Workshops are subject to cancellation because of insufficient enrollment or for other reasons. If a workshop is cancelled, you will have the option to receive a full refund or transfer your registration to another scheduled workshop.