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Xcèntric 2019

Animation Workshop with Theodore Ushev

Audiovisuals + Courses and workshops

The animator and experimental filmmaker Theodore Ushev will be facilitating a workshop about encaustic painting technique, also known as hot wax painting.

This workshop dives into the genesis, the idea and the concept of the technique used to animate the film The Physics of Sorrow. The Physics of Sorrow is the first fully animated film that uses an encaustic painting technique, also known as hot wax painting. This technique, which dates back to antiquity, involves using heated beeswax and then adding coloured pigments. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface (wood, canvas etc...).

The technique was used in mummy portraits from Egypt and later used by contemporary artists like Jasper Johns, Tony Scherman and Fernando Leal Audirac.

This workshop will show the participants the pros and the cons of using this technique with the possibilities to create experiments with forms, movements and colours.

Participants: Theodore Ushev

This activity is part of Xcèntric 2019

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