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Encaustic Painting Workshop
December 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
CANCELLED – Look for future classes here!
Beginning, 9 a.m. – Noon
This beginner-level encaustic workshop will give participants a hands-on introduction to the encaustic process (painting with hot wax and pigment). The class will start with the historical background of the medium and a demonstration of basic technique followed by hands-on studio time. You have a chance to explore materials and encaustic tools in a safe, comfortable studio environment. Topics covered will include: safety; an introduction to wax; how to start; and popular techniques and applications such as image transfer. If you’re familiar with the encaustic process and desire a refresher; or you’ve taken a longer workshop and want studio work time feel free to participate knowing an instructor is available to answer your questions. This workshop is ideal for anyone curious or interested in encaustic painting. There is no experience or artistic background required. Cost is $55 and includes all materials and instruction. Limit of 10 participants, 18 years old or older
Intermediate, 1 – 4 p.m.
This workshop will explore intermediate techniques and best practices for using wax and pigments. Develop your creativity using brushwork, fusing, layering, mark making and mixed media. Students will be introduced to current approaches to studio setup, tools and safety. This class examines specific characteristics that make wax a unique material to work with including opacity, temperature, adhesion, and texture. Additional techniques in encaustic will be explored including collage, printmaking, image transfer, and combining oil and wax. After demonstrations of various techniques, participants will work hands-on with the wax using their choice of a prepared board or a seasonal wreath for a substrate. Artists working in any medium will find this workshop an exciting opportunity to grow their visual vocabulary with wax or participate in studio work time with the materials and equipment.Cost is $55 and includes all materials and one-on-one instruction. Limit of 10 participants, 18 years old or older.
Attend Both Workshops!
The all day workshop is a combination of the Beginning and Intermediate Workshops described below. Cost for the all-day workshop is $99, a savings of $11 from the cost of both individual workshops.Limit of 10 participants, 18 years old or older.