Lewis to give free workshop at LCVA

Published 10:56 am Tuesday, October 27, 2015

On Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Longwood Center for the Visual Arts will offer a free workshop on the wax-resist method. The workshop will be taught by Hampden-Sydney’s Barger Professor of Fine Arts David Dodge Lewis, whose work is on view along with Ephraim Rubenstein’s in the LCVA’s exhibition The Quickening Image: the Wax-Resist Drawings of David Dodge Lewis & Ephraim Rubenstein, a Twenty-Year Collaboration.

Attendees will learn how to create images by applying paraffin wax over paper that has been stained with various shades of India ink diluted by water. Participants will use other media, such as charcoal and pencil. Work featured in The Quickening Image contains great intensity and drama owed directly to Lewis’ and Rubenstein’s knowledge of the wax-resist technique and their expert execution of the drawing style.

Registration for the workshop is required by Thursday. Space is limited. This workshop is free and open to the public; registration enables LCVA to calculate the amount of free supplies to provide. To register, contact grabiecea@longwood.edu or call (434) 395-2648.

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