Encaustic is a process of using melted beeswax mixed with Damar resin (for hardening) and pigments to create a very versatile medium. Come and learn the basics of this fascinating process.You’ll learn how to apply wax to a wooden panel and how to build your image, even incorporating collage techniques.I want to share my excitement of working with this magical medium. I enjoy the textures I can create and the play of light and luminosity that I get working with hot wax. There is a sculptural quality to the material and a freedom to create, whether it is working completely with the wax on board or paper, or combining the wax with collage and watercolor.
Encaustic is an ancient medium that was used by the Greeks to seal and paint their ships and then as funerary portraits that have lasted 2000 years. There was a resurgence of the technique in the 40’s and 50’s and again about 10 – 15 years ago. Artists are pushing the limits of this classic process to produce paintings, works on paper, sculpture and mixed media pieces.
Comments: The times for the workshops are flexible and can be adjusted to suit the interested parties. They can be changed from half day, to whole day or several day formats.
Time: 10 am – 2 pm or 12 pm – 4 pm
Cost: $175 for 4 hours (includes all materials)
Where: Shutter and Brush Fine Art – 1104 Bishops Lodge Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
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