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Encaustic Painting Bootcamp with Sharon Bloom / June 23rd, 2012

Encaustic Painting Bootcamp with Sharon Bloom / June 23rd, 2012

Have you ever wondered what kind of painting you could create with beeswax? Have you thought you’d like to give it a try sometime? Here’s your chance to learn the basics and many creative techniques in just one day!

Encaustic Painting Bootcamp explores:

▪ What is encaustic anyway?
▪ Hot wax fusing techniques
▪ Creating lines and shapes
▪ Using collage materials
▪ Smooth surfaces and textures
▪ How to make your own supplies!
▪ Different types of surfaces and supports
▪ Other ways to get creative with encaustic
▪ Where to get supplies, videos, and reference materials
▪ How to work safely with wax

There are several ways to create art with wax. This introductory workshop focuses on learning to paint with hot wax on a hard surface. We will be using birch plywood as our surface. The wax medium is made with natural beeswax and damar crystals.

But be ready – because this a bootcamp, we will do a lot more than just the basics. We will explore a bunch of things you can do with encaustic. Add to it, take away from it, incorporate collage elements, use other mediums, and above all: experiment. All supplies will be provided, and you can take your artistic creations home with you!

Day-long Bootcamps will be located near Old Town Albuquerque.

Sharon Sperry Bloom is an Albuquerque painter and photographer specializing in encaustic painting. She is a passionate proponent of artistic self-expression and enjoys working with both emerging artists and with career artists who are exploring new paths. Her work is currently exhibited at the Encaustic Art Institute. Her teaching philosophy is simple: to encourage the student to freely explore and take chances, allowing the utmost creativity to materialize.

Cost: $125 and includes art materials and taxes.

When: Saturday, June 23

Where: 1222 Mountain Road, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Cost: $125

Phone: 505-235-5474

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