Registration: $125 / Materials Fee: $30
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 by the instructor as a part of the materials fee.
All skill levels are welcome and no previous experience is required.