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100 Dresses Residency/ Encaustic Workshop with Nicole Bauberger

Nicole Bauberger • Painting - Encaustic

Nicole is interested in carrying out “100 Dresses” projects in various Yukon communities. If you have a room in your school where she could set up the tools for painting in melted beeswax, this might be of interest to you. This can take various formats. 1. Full project – it takes Nicole about 2 weeks to paint her own 100 Dresses. If she could have weekend access to the school, Nicole could be in your school for 10 school days, or maybe a little more, and ideally the residency would culminate in a show of her paintings as well as those painted by the students. The Artists in Schools program would only be charged for the time she actually spends teaching students, but students could come and talk with her and observe an artist creating an art project in their own school. Ideally, students would come and paint with Nicole, and between them paint a second 100 Dresses of their own. Educators find this artwork useful for teaching inference as a literacy strategy. Nicole would also be well placed to offer other visual art, creative writing and storytelling programming if that would suit your needs. 2. Smaller format: In this case, Nicole would just come into the school and work with students until the students had painted 100 Dresses, not undertaking her own 100. She could accommodate 12 at a time, and it would take about two hours per group. 3. Even smaller: A workshop in encaustic painting, painting in beeswax. It’s fun and can be used to teach changes of state, the elements of composition, and many other things. A class could come and try this for as short a time as one hour, but a full day is required due to extensive setup and takedown.

Learn more about the 100 Dresses projects on Nicole's website

Grade SuitabilityGrade 1 and up
Maximum Class SizeFour students at a time is easy, but if there was space and electrical access Nicole could have up to 12 at a time, or even 15 if an extra frying pan was available. This process would take about 3 full days. 1.5 extra hours of prep time will be added. This can be waived if it’s part of an overall 100 Dresses residency
Time RequiredSee program description.
Material RequiredThe artist will provide.
Material CostGuest dresses would be $5 each, which includes an extra board to try out the medium before painting the dress itself. This will depend on the length of the workshop and the per capita use of materials.
Language of InstructionEnglish or French
AvailabilityNicole says: Let's talk - Nov 8-Christmas, and Feb-June all possible at time of writing
Special NotesThis program requires extensive prep time. For each hour of instruction ¼ hour of prep time will be added

Nicole Bauberger

Nicole Bauberger is a storyteller, painter, writer and arts educator. She educated herself through collaborations and apprenticeships with other artists and loves to bring the advantages of these unique learning opportunities to schools, continuing to learn from the collaborative adventures undertaken with students. She has taught art both at the University level as well as to five year olds. For four years she created murals with students in Ontario High Schools through the Ontario Artists in Education Program. Her work can often be seen at Arts Underground and the Yukon Artists @ Work Gallery.

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