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Encaustic Printmaking with David A. Clark

January 30 – February 1, 2018
Palm Springs Art Museum

3-Day Jan 30-Feb 1, 2018 Tues-Thurs
$450 museum members, $515 nonmembers
To attend, tickets are available through the museum’s box office (760-325-4490). 

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Encaustic Printmaking begins as a primer to the encaustic monotype and progresses to an exploration of the more advanced techniques involved in producing repeatable images while printing with wax. This class will expose participants to a wide variety of papers, tools and ideas and engage participants in varied technical process with an emphasis on adapting that process to their own unique visual voice. Students begin by revisiting the basics and variables of the encaustic monotype: heat, paint, paper and pressure. They then build on those basic principles to explore techniques such as additive and subtractive process, trace monotype, stenciling, cold composition and varied advanced techniques that explore how to control line, placement, color, saturation and registration. Students will learn to fine tune and nuance their printed images from start to finish. Participants can expect to create a wide variety of prints during this class encompassing a varied range of technical and intuitive process. There is no supplies list for this class. You will be working with items that can stain clothes. Dress appropriately. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

David A. Clark is a multi-disciplinary artist whose career has encompassed both visual and performance based work. David exhibits nationally, recently showing work at venues such as the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Conrad Wilde Gallery in Tucson and Jorge Mendez Gallery and the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Springs. David’s work is in the permanent collections of the Process Museum, the Hunterdon Art Museum and numerous corporate and private collections. His encaustic print work has been published and featured in Art in Print Magazine, Encaustic from Schiffer Publishing, Authentic Visual Voices: Contemporary Paper and Encaustic by Catherine Nash and Encaustic Works 2012 published by R & F Handmade Paints. David teaches nationally and in Europe, most recently teaching encaustic printmaking to an international group of artists in the Netherlands. David lives and works in Palm Springs, California. 

Clark David A Ancient Histories103 Encaustic Monoprint on Sakamoto 38x25 inches 2014

Ancient Histories #103 by David A. Clark 

Full day intensive classes are held in the Museum’s Artists Council Center on the lower level of the museum. Classes are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and have a lunch break. Get your tickets early. Last season almost all of our intensive classes sold out. 

Questions please contact Daniel Hogan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.