Horizontal TabsDescription Discover the beauty of creating layered paintings with hot wax and pigment through this one-day exploration into encaustic. Friday, June 12, 2015 Registration Fee: $115 / Supply Fee: $35 Discover the beauty of creating layered paintings with hot wax and pigment through this one-day exploration into encaustic. The term encaustic comes from the Greek word meaning "to burn in" and it refers to the process of applying hot wax with pigment and resin onto an absorbent painting surface that is re-melted or "fused" with a heat gun to create a variety of effects. Unlike other painting mediums that go from wet to dry, this medium goes from a hot liquid to a solid in a matter of seconds allowing for a variety of layers to be added quickly. Versatile and fun for both beginners as well as experienced artists, encaustic painting also offers opportunities to embed items into your work. In this workshop, participants will begin with a demonstration of the techniques and tools and will be given safety tips. A practice board will be provided to assist participants in exploring the medium before committing to their own panel to create their own imagery. Participants are invited to bring their own materials to fuse into their works such as photographs, papers, drawings, fibers or other thin materials. All supplies and media will be provided as a part of the materials fee. All skill levels are welcome and no previous experience is required. Faculty Barbara Hranilovich Instructor of Visual Arts and Entrepreneurship, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Hot Wax! Introduction to Encaustic Painting Schedule Friday, June 12 8:30 - 9 a.m.Registration Check-in: Mallory-Towsley Center Lobby 9 - 10:30 a.m.Class Session 1: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Introduction to the history of encaustic and discussion about supplies and tools, safety, and basics of processes. 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Break 10:45 a.m. - NoonClass Session 2: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Demonstration of various techniques and tool usage for an understanding of the properties of the medium and how to achieve various effects. Discuss participants’ project plans and how desired goals might be accomplished. Noon - 1:30 p.m.Lunch Break 1:30 - 3 p.m.Class Session 3: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Work on a practice board to experiment with techniques and get comfortable with the medium. 3 - 3:15 p.m.Break 3:15 - 5 p.m.Class Session 4: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Work on final piece. 5 p.m.Course ConclusionMay continue work on piece if desired. Show and discuss class work to learn from each other. Please note that this schedule may be subject to change. Participants will be notified of any adjustments. Supplies All supplies will be provided. A $35 supply fee will be collected at the time of registration and includes practice board, cradled art board, wax, pigment and access to tools, hot plates, and other equipment. Participants are invited to bring their own materials to fuse into their works such as photographs, papers, drawings, fibers or other thin materials.