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Fly - Waxed and Soldered Layers

Imaginative altered book cover class with soldering, encaustic and collage techniques.

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Welcome to Guriana's first full online class - Fly - Waxed and Soldered Layers.

Guriana is a mixed-media artist and instructor who above all loves exploring, merging and appreciating the connections between art and craft techniques as well as the materials. Whatever the supplies and subject though, her unique, raw and organic style always shines through and this workshop is a wonderful celebration of it.

On "Fly" Guriana takes you to her most treasured space - her workbench on which she experiments with two very contrasting ways of creating. You'll be invited to follow her process step by step in order to embellish a cover of an old book in this distinctive style.

You will be combining the subtleness, lightness and gentleness of encaustic together with boldness and heavy looking soldered elements. This will bring you to a beautiful, layered composition that creates the most special cover for your new art journal - ready to fill in.

This workshop consists of two main parts:

1. Jamie's and Kasia's introduction to soldering and encaustic materials and techniques. This is perfect if you are a beginner and you never even held a soldering iron in your hand. This part of the course will explain everything you need to know in order to start with these two disciplines of art. It will also prepare you for the second main part of the course explaining techniques that later are demonstrated by Guriana.

2. Guriana's lessons. Divided into smart chapters such as Soldering, Balls on Canvas, Encaustic Medium and The Covers. This is Guriana's captioned step by step process with easy to follow subtitles (no voice over).

If you are a beginner this workshop is perfect for you, it will explain all you need to know in order to be confident with soldering and encaustic techniques as well as presenting a unique and layered project.

If you are more advanced then simply skip the intro part (or watch to refresh your knowledge + health & safety rules) and dive into Guriana's segment which will give you some very special ideas and will lead you through the process of making the most exquisite art journal cover.

Together with this class you will also receive a fully downloadable and printable handout - your Class Notes. 25 pages of detailed step-by-step instructions and explanations plus additional tips and a tutorial on how to mix your own encaustic medium.

On this course you will learn:

  • tools and the basic of working with encaustic medium
  • tools and the basics of working with soldering
  • “out of the box” ideas and techniques on how to play with these two techniques
  • the art of layering and creating a rich and textured composition
  • how to build a composition that consists of different elements
  • how to choose the right book for your project
  • how to create a soldered metal plate including an encaustic collage piece
  • how to work with patinas
  • how to create a ball-end wire for your embellishment
  • how to prepare your own silk ribbons
  • how to make your own encaustic medium

Above: The project that you'll be working on at different stages of the process.

This class is captioned in English and offered as instant access. This means that once you go through the purchasing process you will get immediate full access to all sections of this class. The handout is downloadable and printable, the video lessons are streamable with life-time access*.

Please note: It’s recommended not to use encaustic and soldering while pregnant.

*life-time access means as long as Everything Art Ltd exists.


Your Instructor


Guriana
Guriana

My name is Dorota Piechowiak, better known as Guriana. I live in Poland with my partner Peter. I’m a mother of two adult sons.

The older I get, the more passions I have, unfortunately I do not have more time…

I love travels and photography, to create the space around me. I’m a passionate of handcrafted and vintage findings which I regularly find with my friends on flea markets. I love to alter things, to give a second life to vintage objects, to connect paper with junk, rust, laces and linen. I adore wood and its smell, I love to get my hands dirty with paint and rust. Recently I am in love with soldering.

Since 2015 I teach workshops in Poland and I share my passion to cottons, lace, linen and metal.

My art motto is: “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun”.


Class Curriculum


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Your Instructor


Guriana
Guriana

My name is Dorota Piechowiak, better known as Guriana. I live in Poland with my partner Peter. I’m a mother of two adult sons.

The older I get, the more passions I have, unfortunately I do not have more time…

I love travels and photography, to create the space around me. I’m a passionate of handcrafted and vintage findings which I regularly find with my friends on flea markets. I love to alter things, to give a second life to vintage objects, to connect paper with junk, rust, laces and linen. I adore wood and its smell, I love to get my hands dirty with paint and rust. Recently I am in love with soldering.

Since 2015 I teach workshops in Poland and I share my passion to cottons, lace, linen and metal.

My art motto is: “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun”.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What is your refund policy?
Once a class has started or a recorded class has been accessed, no refunds will be issued.

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