Paula Roland believes teaching is a creative endeavor and approaches it as she does her art. ”Encaustic printing and painting processes are a metaphor for the way I teach, and for life. It’s a Zen approach: be in the moment, pay attention to what’s happening, and let go of attachment to the outcome."
Paula is an adventurer with materials and processes and has expanded and elevated encaustic monotypes. Her early encaustic explorations included 35' scrolls, large-scale prints, and heated drawings. Her deep understanding of wax and pigment, and how they permeate the paper and become translucent, led Paula to develop back-lit monotype installations and create video projections onto large-scale encaustic images, uniting subject and object.
For Paula, there are no boundaries between printmaking, painting, and drawing. Roland takes this sensibility into the classroom. She creates a dynamic environment that encourages you to see beyond the surface or the medium. Her demonstrations and exercises encourage you to tap into your intuitive side as you learn from doing, and from hands-on exploration that liberates your intuitive creativity and leaves you with satisfying “aha” moments as the concepts come together for you.
Paula is passionate about teaching. She encourages you to rethink the potential and use of materials, and ways to further the poetics of your vision.