hot_wax_884_350.jpg Horizontal TabsDescription Encaustic painting, or painting with hot wax, can produce beautiful and dramatic results. Learn basic encaustic techniques in this two-day workshop for all skill levels. Tuesday, June 18, 2019 to Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Registration Fee: $295 / $270 if registering by April 1 (includes $70 materials fee) *K-12 Educators: Earn 12 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop. Register Here Encaustic painting, or painting with hot wax, can produce beautiful and dramatic results. Heated beeswax becomes a painting medium when color pigments are added. You may obtain a final surface that is silky and smooth or richly textured, and both will beg to be touched. Learn basic encaustic techniques—what to do when, in order to get controlled and exciting results, from this ancient, but still unique medium. Versatile and fun for both beginners as well as experienced artists, encaustic painting also offers opportunities to embed items into the work such as photographs, papers, drawings, fibers or other thin materials. This workshop will begin with a demonstration of the techniques and tools, and safety tips will be given. Practice boards will be provided to help participants explore the medium before committing to their own panels to create their finished imagery. All supplies are provided as a part of the materials fee, however students should bring soft, smooth rags, photo reference materials and items to be embedded, if desired (please see Supplies tab for details). All skill levels are welcome. No previous experience is required. Faculty Barbara Hranilovich Instructor of Visual Arts and Entrepreneurship, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies A materials fee of $70, included as a part of the registration fee, covers practice boards, 2 cradled art boards, wax, pigment and access to tools, hot plates, and other equipment. Participants should bring the following materials to class: Soft smooth rags (cotton t-shirt fabric) for wiping Photo-reference, if desired (NOTE: photos to be embedded into wax should be photocopied on porous paper, such a copy paper) Other elements to embed, if desired (always porous) such as fibres/fabrics, newspapers, maps, scrapbook paper, drawings, doll clothes, lace, etc. Textural items to embed (always porous), like pieces of cardboard, fibers/fabrics, meshes, doll clothes, lace etc. Papers with fun textures, images, or patterns. Rice and tissue papers work very well. Bring an 8x10 (or so) image that can work as a background. It may be of anything from a simple texture, to something graphic, to something personal, a portrait, scene, etc.