February CAG meeting features Lauren Ohlgren, encaustic artist, travel journal artist and creator of The She Project

Lauren Ohlgren will speak about using encaustics at the February CAG meeting on Monday, February 4th at 7:00 pm at the meeting rooms attached to the First Presbyterian Church (8th and Monroe) in Corvallis.

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Encaustics, a wax-based medium, allows an artist to layer, collage and embed objects into a piece, or to create a translucent watercolor effect, or a sculptural effect. This ancient art form has resurfaced in the modern world gaining popularity with artists of all backgrounds. Ms. Ohlgren will talk about her experience working in encaustics: materials, safety, substrates, and techniques. She will also talk about the challenges of working in wax.

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In addition to her technical methods, she will share her creative journey. Her path includes working in fiber-arts, art-to-wear, book arts, travel journaling and creating the community creative project, The She Project.

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Ms. Ohlgren has been a member of the Teal Artists Coop since 2006, and has shown her work in a variety of different venues. She has worked in a variety of mediums, and is currently focusing on encaustics. She teaches classes in making art journals. She created The She Project, a women’s creative community event that has involved hundreds of artists since 2005.

You can learn more about her and see more of her work at her websites, www.laurenohlgren.com and www.sheproject.com.

CAG meetings start at 7:00 with a brief business meeting and a short topic, with the main speaker beginning at about 7:20. The speaker ends by 8:30, with social time following.

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