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9.9.13

Hulls Art Supply & Framing - Enkaustikos Demo

Showing a variety of techniques on my
Demo board at my studio.
Picture taken by: Joyita Neerkaje

I'm honored and thrilled to be giving a Demo for ENKAUSTIKOS at Hull's New Haven on Saturday, October 12, 1-2pm. Registration is required as space is limited and there are already 7 people signed up, so hurry up and reserve your spot. Looking forward to meeting you there!

This is a free event.

Please follow the link below for details and to register:

Hulls Art Supply & Framing - Enkausticos Demo

7.8.13

Fall Semester at Corina's Studio (Art Classes for Teens and Adults)

I'm so excited to share with all of you a series of weekly classes I have organized for you during the Fall. Take a look, select your choice and contact me to reserve your spot!

NOTE: I'm completely bilingual, Spanish-English, and all my classes can be taught in either one or both. So, let me know if you want to immerse yourself into learning Spanish at the same time you're learning and making art, at no additional cost.

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REFERRAL BONUS

Receive $10 off of any class each time you refer someone to one of Corina’s Youth and/or adult classes and the person signs up. 
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LITTLE PRINCESS
Charcoal Drawing
(c) Corina S. Alvarezdelugo
PORTRAIT DRAWING MADE EASY (12 and up)
MONDAYS, 4:00 - 6:30 PM
September 23rd through December 16th
 
Students will learn the basic placement of facial features, proportions, planes, and contour, rendering the values of light and shadow. Creating likeness. We'll study the face in different positions, and learn to draw both, male and female portraits, from children to adults. Vine charcoal, soft pencil, and kneaded eraser provided. Bring a large clip board to class. Newsprint paper provided. 

Cost:
$270 for 10 session and get the 11th for free!
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MIXED MEDIA & COLLAGE
WEDNESDAYS, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
GREEN TEA, 12" x 12"
Mixed Media Collage
(c)Corina S. Alvarezdelugo
PRIVATE COLLECTION
September 25th through December 18th 
Open the doors to your creative spirit, experimenting and playing with mixed media and collage, while you discover your own personal artistic voice. Using different papers and media, as well as technique you'll learn about color, composition, textures, layers, and more. From the use of a grid, to background treatments, to the different ways to transfer images, to the use of photographs in your own work, including printmaking techniques to enhance your artwork… the possibilities are endless.
We’ll use all sorts of paper, pastels, watercolor, stamps, acrylics, inks, found objects, monotypes, and more! No experience necessary, as you will learn at your own pace as we go along, with individual attention as needed. This way you can focus on finishing the projects that interest you the most. A materials list will be provided upon registration. Beginners are welcome.   

Cost:
$270 for 10 sessions and get the 11th for free!

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ENCAUSTIC PAINTING (16 and up)
Students talking about their works
during one of our critiques at Corina's studio
(c) Corina S. Alvarezdelugo
WEDNESDAYS, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
September 25th through December 18th

Learn all you need to know to create art using one of the most versatile mediums available for artists today, offering many exciting and creative possibilities! After a brief history, and review of safety practices, students will start a series of hand-on projects, on an on-going basis. Along the course I'll introduce you to contemporary artists who currently use this versatile medium to open up discussions and expand your creativity. We will work with encaustic techniques including brushing, pouring, dipping, incising, stencil, collage, image transfer, encaustic monotype and more. 

This class is perfect for the artist who wants to adapt particular encaustic technique(s) to expand your unique visual language while working on a new body of work or  series, as you'll be able to work on your own with guided instruction as needed.

All encaustic paint, medium, tools and collage material will be provided, but you're welcome to bring your own "toner" photocopies, dried organic materials, special papers, drawings, stamps, stencils, other media, as well as found objects that you may want to incorporate into your works. You may also bring bisque-fired, unglazed clay pieces.

* Bring studio cloth or a smock 

Cost:
$500 for 10 sessions and get the 11th for free! (includes materials)
or pay as you come, $40 /3hr lesson + $12 materials fee

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ENCAUSTIC MIXED MEDIA 
Encaustic mixed media
(c)Corina S. Alvarezdelugo
THURSDAYS, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
September 26th through December 19
th

Open the doors to your creative self, as you listen and follow your own personal artistic voice. Learning how to successfully incorporate encaustic paint into your mixed media work, while learning different techniques and approaches. From the use of a grid to create a balanced composition, to background treatments, to collage, to the different ways to transfer images, to the use of photographs… the possibilities are endless.

We’ll use encaustic paint, all sorts of paper, pastels, watercolor, stamps, pigment sticks, inks, powdered charcoal, alcohol inks, found objects, encaustic monotypes, and more! No experience necessary, as you will learn at your own pace as we go along, with individual attention as needed. This way you can focus on finishing the projects that interest you the most. Most materials included.  

* Bring studio cloth or a smock 

Cost:
$500 for 10 sessions and get the 11th for free! (includes materials)
or pay as you come, $40 /3hr lesson + $12 materials fee
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Tuition payments can be done through PayPal or at the studio by check or cash. Contact me for details if using PayPal at CorinaStudioGallery[at]gmail[dot]com
 

15.7.13

SUMMER WORKSHOPS AT CORINA'S STUDIO

MIXED MEDIA, WAX AND THE ARTIST BOOK
MOM, 9 to 5
encaustic mixed media artist book
by (c)2013 Corina S. Alvarezdelugo
Choose your weekend:
Saturday - Sunday, July 27 - 28 or August 3 - 4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day
Level: open to all levels



In this two day workshop students will learn the process of using, altering, and re-purposing the elements of a book. Students will create their own book pages using plaster, papers, and natural materials. The process will also focus on incorporating the medium of Encaustic to make the pages stronger and give them a beautiful sheen, shape, and dimensionality. We will create two book structures –an accordion book and a book made of plaster pages. Both will explore different mixed media and encaustic techniques.  
LIFE OF COCOA
encaustic mixed media artist book
by (c)2013 Corina S. Alvarezdelugo

 The Artist Book is a work of art within the traditional confines of a book. It allows the artist the freedom to transform it and give it a new voice. Not only serving as texture, the text serves as inspiration for the artwork itself. The written words and visual images, original to the book, intertwine with the artist’s inner thoughts to create his/her one of a kind narrative.

All levels welcome, whether you are a beginner to the book arts and/or encaustic painting.
RELEASE
encaustic mixed media artist book
by (c)2013 Corina S. Alvarezdelugo


RELEASE
encaustic mixed media artist book
by (c)2013 Corina S. Alvarezdelugo


Students are encouraged to bring personal items, such as their own photographs (printed on toner based copies), imagery, twine, ribbons, natural elements (dry leaves, sticks…), old books, or any other materials they would like to incorporate into their creations.  

Cost:
$250 (some materials included)

Enrollment limited to 4 students  


Relief and Textural Effects with Mixed Media in Encaustic
Corina's signature Weekend workshop
Saturday - Sunday, August 17 - 18
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day
Level:
This workshop is open to students with an intermediate to advanced level of encaustic experience. 

Learn how to incorporate clay, joint compound and plaster cloth, as well as other materials to add depth, texture, and relief to Encaustic painting in this two-day workshop.
Day One working outdoors
DAY ONE: starts with a talk and demonstration of various techniques followed by a hands-on session in which to apply these techniques. Using terracotta (earthenware) clay, and joint compound to lay down a ground on a porous (unsized) paper surface. You will use this ground to create relief on which to design various textures, marks and strokes. You will also create 3-D shapes that will be attached on to your panels on the following day. It will all be left to dry overnight. Time permitting we'll experiment with tar, and grout, as well as paper-clay, as other means to add texture and relief to our works. 

Day two working indoors
DAY TWO: You'll start by attaching the 3-D shapes on to your panels while the wax heats up, and continue by painting your prep substrates, experiencing the different ways that wax can enhance its surface. You will be encouraged to use mixed media elements to develop your concept and push your limits and possibilities. The use of Encaustic media will add to the multi layered and textural aspect of this work.  

We will wrap up the workshop with a round table discussion and critique. By developing an awareness of the possible textures and layers that can be incorporated to the use of Encaustic medium, this workshop is designed to increase the ability to create, see and respond to a textural surface that can be incorporated into your works, despite your personal style.
Some of the works made by my students
during one of my workshops
Close-up of one of my student's work by Ellen Fabian













 


Cost
$350 (includes materials)
Enrollment limited to 6 students, minimum of 4  

To inquire on availability and make a reservation: CorinaStudioGallery[at]gmail[dot]com


2.7.13

Summer e-News is out, with Artists Talks and exhibitions to see!

Summer News
I've been so busy that's been hard to keep up with my blog writing. Good thing I have been able to write my newsletters so, at least you can follow the link and stay up to date. Hope to be able to write a little more in the future, as there's so much I'd like to share with you. In the meantime, here's my latest news...

SUMMER NEWS

Hope you enjoy it, and if you can stop by the shows I list there.

Happy summer everyone!


10.6.13

My Monthly e-Newsletter for June 2013 + Upcoming Encaustic Workshop

June Newsletter
My June Art Newsletter is out...you can read it by clicking here: June Art News  

Want to have the next issue delivered directly to your Inbox? Just click on Sign up for my Email Newsletter and stay connected on the top right margin in this window. You can unsubscribe at any time if you no longer wish to receive my communications. I only ask that you take a minute to let me know the reason, so I can make it better in the future. I would really appreciate your input.

I also like to take this opportunity to let you know that my Upcoming Encaustic Workshop, PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES, at the Arts Center Killingworth, in Connecticut, has been moved back one day, to Saturday, June 29th, to please my students requests. I heard there's is still a couple of spots left in that class, so if interested sign up ASAP. We are really going to push the boundaries of Encaustic painting, and you won't want to miss it!!

For more info about this workshop at the Arts Center Killingworth and to register, please click HERE  

 

24.3.13

My Monthly e-Newsletter for March 2013

My March Art Newsletter is out...you can read it following the link below:

March Art News from Corina S. Alvarezdelugo


Want to have the next issue delivered directly to your Inbox? Just click on Sign up for my Email Newsletter and stay connected on the top right margin in this window. Already on my emailing list? I invite you to please UPDATE YOUR PROFILE by clicking on the link at the Join my Mailing List button. Please, sign up for one or more of the lists I offer, as I'm trying to organize my mailings according to interests. You can also unsubscribe at any time if you no longer wish to receive my communications. I only ask that you take a minute to let me know what I'm doing wrong, so I can make it better in the future.


If you enjoy this newsletter, I encourage you to share it with anyone and everyone. I'm trying to build a bigger audience for my work and art classes, and can only succeed with the help of friends like you.


Thank you! 







2.1.13

2013 Workshops Schedule

All workshops at my studio unless otherwise noted...

JANUARY
*Layered Media: Finding Your Mark  FULL!
Three-Day Master Workshop with guest instructor New Jersey Artist Lisa Pressman
Friday, January 18, Saturday, January 19, and Sunday, January 20, 2013

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day. 
For more info about this workshop: http://corinadotdash.blogspot.com/p/visiting-artist-workshops.html


FEBRUARY 
*Level 1 - Introduction to Encaustic painting  
One-Day hands-on Intensive at the Arts Center at Killingworth  
Sunday, February 17th, 2013  
Note date changed due to the Nemo/Charlotte Blizzard 
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Level: open to all levels 
Location:
276 North Parker Hill Road, Killingworth, CT 06419
Phone: (860) 663-5593


MARCH
*Encaustic Weekend Retreat! Encaustic Painting Immersion at Corina's studio, a Level 1 workshop but spread in two days, for details click HERE.
Sat - Sun, March 2nd & 3rd Note date changed
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day
Level: Open to all levels

Cost: $250 (includes materials fee)
Enrollment limited to 8 students, minimum of 2


*Encaustic Demo at the Glastonbury Art League
Wednesday, March, 13, 2013, 6:30 - 8:30pm
 
Location: Welles Turner Memorial Library, Friends Room, 2407 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT
 
*Level 2 - Encaustic Beyond Collage: Transferring Images and embedding elements
One-Day hands-on Intensive at the Arts Center at Killingworth

Sunday, March 17th, 2013
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Level:
open to all levels (Prerequisite: a level 1 encaustic painting class)
 
 
Location: 276 North Parker Hill Road, Killingworth, CT 06419
Phone: (860) 663-5593


APRIL 
*"Functional" Mold Making Workshop - Part 1
Two-Day Workshop with guest instructor,  sculptor Jeremy Davis of the Lyme Academy of Art and the Lyme Art Association 
2 Saturdays, Part 1: April 20th & Part 2: May 4th
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM each of those days 
Cost: 
*$50.00 for SCS (Society of CT Sculptors) paid members plus materials for each participant
*$75.00 for non-members plus materials for each participant
Please register asap as spaces will fill up quickly! Limited to 10 students.
For more info about this workshop: http://corinadotdash.blogspot.com/p/visiting-artist-workshops.html

*Silk Aquatint -printmaking workshop
Two-Day Master Workshop with guest instructor, Artist Julio Valdez

Sat - Sun,
April 27th & 28th
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day
Level: Open to all levels

Cost: $250
Enrollment limited to 8 students

For more info about this workshop: http://corinadotdash.blogspot.com/p/visiting-artist-workshops.html


MAY
*"Functional" Mold Making Workshop - Part 2
Two-Day Workshop with guest instructor,  sculptor Jeremy Davis of the Lyme Academy of Art and the Lyme Art Association 
2 Saturdays, Part 1: April 20th & Part 2: May 4th
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM each of those days 
Cost: 
*$50.00 for SCS (Society of CT Sculptors) paid members plus materials for each participant
*$75.00 for non-members plus materials for each participant
Please register asap as spaces will fill up quickly! Limited to 10 students.
For more info about this workshop: http://corinadotdash.blogspot.com/p/visiting-artist-workshops.html 

*Level 1 - Introduction to Encaustic painting  One-Day hands-on Intensive at the Arts Center at Killingworth
Friday, May 17th, 2013
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Level: open to all levels 
Location:
276 North Parker Hill Road, Killingworth, CT 06419
Phone: (860) 663-5593

For more info about this workshop at the Arts Center Killingworth and to register, please click HERE  

JUNE
Level 3 * Pushing the Boundaries 
One-Day hands-on Intensive at the Arts Center at Killingworth
Saturday, June 29th, 2013
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Level: open to all levels (Prerequisite: a level 1 encaustic painting class)
One of the greatest aspects of the Encaustic medium is its compatibility to other media. In this class we’ll use watercolor, Indian ink, pigment sticks, oil, water-soluble wax crayons, Pan pastel, alcohol inks, charcoal, amongst other materials to enhance your encaustic paintings. 

For more info about this workshop at the Arts Center Killingworth and to register, please click HERE  


 For detail information about each of these workshops click HERE.
Other encaustic workshops available, contact me with your requests!

NOTE: Certificate of attendance for Teachers available upon request.

 
 

1.1.13

Happy New Year 2013 and Overview of 2012

Happy New Year to all my readers! 

As you are use to already, I like to start the new year by writing an overview of the year that just ended, so here’s my 2012 overview. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Awareness (c)

The non-for-profit blog and the Awareness Facebook page I started in 2011, to raise Awareness on Dense Breast Tissue and the current screening methods that cannot detect cancer well on this type of tissue is growing strong. Please, visit the links above, read about this issue, learn about it and be proactive! I also invite you to share your stories, and unite forces with me to build our case strong, to get the attention we need for better technology to screen cancer on Dense Breast Tissue.

Continuing with my continuous education and career advancement, I became an entrepreneur, by opening the doors of my studio/gallery to also teach children and adults, as well as to bring artists/instructors from all over the country to share their knowledge and talents with our local community and beyond. This new endeavor has kept me very busy all year long, and we got students as far as Canada visiting the studio to take workshops, how exciting is that!!!

GUEST ARTISTS at my studio:
*In April I invited, San Antonio, Texas artist/instructor/author, Michelle Belto to come to my studio to teach her signature WAX + PAPER workshop, at the same time that she was working on having her first book printed. So it was very exciting to hear all about it when she came visiting!! To learn more about her new book with links and more, just click HERE.



*In October, I had the pleasure of hosting Philly's artist/instructor, Lorraine Glessner. Her workshop on Mixed-Media Encaustic & Mark-Making was a great success as well! We learned to use fabric and other materials to create the most amazing backgrounds.

 
My Workshops during 2012:
*Encaustic Painting Introduction




*Relief and Textural Effects with Mixed Media in Encaustic
 

I was offered to teach an encaustic workshop at the  Arts Center in Killingworth, during their Fall semester. The workshop was such a great success that I have been invited back to teach two different workshops during their winter term and beyond.
 

Workshops are a great way to meet wonderful people from all over, what an amazing experience!!

Besides the workshops I offer classes on a weekly basis, and last June I hosted my first Youth Art Exhibition at my studio, showcasing the wonderful artworks these children had done since they joined my classes. 

They felt like real artists, proudly showing their works to family and friends.





On another note, and continuing with my development as an artist and as a professional, I attended for my second year to The International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA. The conference was 3 days long, always on the first weekend in June. But I arrived 3 days earlier to deliver my sculpture, PANGAEA 20-12, that had been selected to the Wax Book exhibition, juried and curated by Supria Karmakar from Canada, as part of one of the many of the conference's highlights!!
Pangaea 20-12 (c) by Corina S. Alvarezdelugo
to the right hand side.
Artist/Curator Supria Karmakar with
artist Deborah Wniarski
Artists Nancy Natale, Deborah Kappor
with artist and executive director of the Truro
Center forArts at Castle Hill, Cherie Mittenthal.
Supria Karmakar, with the wonderful help from some of the participating artists in the exhibition, published a book about this beautiful exhibit, and my piece was selected amongst other pieces to go on the front cover. Take a look:
Detail of my Pangaea 20-12 on the top right!
If you would like to have a sneak peak into this beautiful little book, just click HERE. You may also want to purchase a copy for your coffee table!

Encaustic Conference
Founder/Director Joanne Mattera
addressing the crowd
Going back to talk about the Conference, it is produced by Founder/Director Joanne Mattera with Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill and its Executive Director, Cherie Mittenthal, at Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA. So, I enjoyed three full days of lectures and demonstrations on everything to do with the wonderful and versatile medium of Encaustic and the business of art, as well as raising the bar when teaching Encaustic in your practice. I re-encounter with old friends and made new ones, from all over the world!!

I also seize the opportunity and took some of the workshops they offered at the Truro Center for the Arts, pre and post conference. 
Learning from Venezuelan/Sarasota, FL
artist/instructor Elena De La Ville, on
Encaustic and photography
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Picture taken by Cherie Mittenthal
At Nancy Natale's workshop
on Bricolage, during her critique

West Coast artist/instructor, Cari Hernandez,
during her Encaustic 3-D workshop

Continuing with my art career advancement, during the summer time, I traveled to R&F Handmade Paints in Kingston, NY. There I took a sculpture workshop, Sculpting Encaustic: Mold Making and Casting with Kelly McGrath.

Kelly McGrath during a demo
All my work during the workshop

Taking a workshop at R&F when one works on encaustic, is like being a kid in a candy store!!!
 
Besides the WAX BOOK exhibition at Gallery 10 at the Truro Center for the Arts, in MA, I participated in several other exhibitions during 2012. Here images from some of those shows:

 *Three of my sculptures were exhibited at the Barn Gallery in Guilford, CT
My three sculptures on the pedestals

*The Hotel Fair during the 6th Encaustic Conference, at the Provincetown Inn, P-Town, MA


*Two of my sculptures were juried into Connecticut Women Artists exhibition at the Slater Memorial Museum, in Norwich, CT
"Keep it Wild" behind the glass case,
and "Keep on Swimming", inside the glass case
Both pieces (c) Corina S. Alvarezdelugo
 *My sculpture, The Wax Machine, was selected by curator Julia Pavon to the Guilford Art League's annual juried exhibition.
The Wax Machine (c) Corina S. Alvarezdelugo
Mill Gallery, Guilford, CT
Exhibition's catalogue
 * My sculpture Pangaea 20-12, was also juried into the LATIN VIEWS. The 6th Biennial Art Exhibition by visual artists whose roots lie in countries where the Romance languages are spoken, at the Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery in Groton, CT

Pangaea 20-12
(c) Corina S. Alvarezdelugo
 *Participated in the last exhibition of the Pen & Brush gallery, NYC, in their old location.

*Three of my sculptures and 7 paintings were juried into the 11th STATE LATIN AMERICAN VISUAL ARTS EXHIBIT, curated by Balam Soto at the Atrium Gallery in Providence, RI. From this exhibition I was awarded a Citation by the Governor of Rhode Island.
I had other career achievements during the year, like been asked to jury for awards the summer exhibition at the Essex Art Association

Gave an Encaustic Demonstration to Guilford Art League's Members, and has been invited to give another demo at the Glastonbury Art Society in March 2013.

I continue donating 50% of the sales of the pocket mirrors with the printed image of my sculpture "Awareness", to the Downey Sisters' Fund FOR BRCA MUTATION AWARENESS AND EDUCATION, to educate the public and the medical community about the genetic risk of breast and ovarian cancer. 

Also participated in the New Haven's City-Wide Open Studios -CWOS- organized by ArtSpace, from Erector Square. They gave me a cute little private space that I got to fill with my art for the weekend.

I celebrated the Annual opening of my studio, the weekend before Thanksgiving. The opening was a great success, good friends and new ones came along, several of my artworks were sold, along with prints, and cards... and 10% of the sales was donated to the Red Cross, Hurricane Sandy Relief.

Thank you everyone who stopped by and to those that couldn't come but sent their good wishes, you all made this opening perfect!!

I have started conversations with Albertus Magus College to offer internships for their Art and Management students at my studio, for which I'm so looking forward to. 

Closing for now, one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to be more constant with my writing here. So, I will be making an effort to write at least once a month to keep you all updated with my work process, invite you to my exhibitions, and share with my readers my experiences in the arts world. So stay tune, and remind me if I get behind…

Wishing you all a new year filled with blessings of good health, love, and a steady job, with peace, happiness and… lots of creativity!!!

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