Melissa Hall - Tell Your Story

Melissa Hall - Tell Your Story

14 Sep 09:00 - 16 Sep 17:00 - Kansas City
Studio Joy


Narrative Photography with an Encaustic Finish

Guest Instructor: Melissa Hall
Date: Fri-Sun, Sep 14-16, 2018
Time: 9:00-5:00pm
Location: Studio Joy, 608 E 30th St, Kansas City MO 64109
Full Workshop Fee: $400
Deposit: $200 (remainder due Jun 15)
Supply Fee: $25 (to be collected at the workshop)
Maximum: 12 students
Experience: Beginner-Advanced

In this workshop the student will be introduced to Melissa Hall’s entire process from photoshoot, to image processing, to the final encaustic and oil paint finishing techniques. She will present methods and examples of how to make your photography tell a story. We will work with a model, costumes, props, and a location for practice illustrating your ideas. After our photography session, we will process our images either on the phone or the computer. We will spend time preparing our photos and substrates for use with encaustic. Finally, we will explore applying wax and oil paint to our images.

Day 1: Photoshoot with model and props at an offsite location.
Day 2: Review photo manipulation and photo processing, begin panel prep
Day 3: Complete panel prep and encaustic finish using Melissa’s unique approach

Supplies Needed for Class

*Either cradled or flat birch board substrates. Qty: 4-6 Size options: 12×18, 12×12, or 11×14 boards
*A prop you would like to use while shooting (other choices will be provided)
*Camera (Either DSLR or smartphone)
*Cord or card reader to transfer your files to a computer
*Pottery tools for scraping and picking out brush hairs

Optional items

*Laptop with Photoshop for editing

About Melissa:
Melissa T. Hall is an award-winning artist based in Lexington, Kentucky. Feeling something was missing after starting a career in computer science, she returned to school in Florida to study studio art and photography.

The past few years have seen a fundamental shift in the way she approaches her imagery. Returning to Kentucky after 10 years of living in Florida, altered not only Melissa’s environment but also her muse. Her pieces are a combination of her conceptual photography with encaustic processes and oil paint. Melissa’s work has been exhibited nationally and can be found in private and institutional collections.

Student Cancellation Policy:

Students will receive a full refund of tuition less payment processing fees if a request to withdraw is received by Studio Joy no later than 7 days prior to the first day of the workshop. Request to withdraw from a course less than 7 days prior to the first class session will not be eligible for refunds.

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