Encaustic, or hot wax, is made of beeswax, pigment and resin, and Egyptians were the first to utilize this art form over two thousand years ago. Brought back into the modern art world by artists such as Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, encaustic is an important part of the contemporary art world while still being a unique media. These workshops are suited for beginner and intermediate level artists, and will help you to understand all you need to know about encaustic so you can return to your studio ready to create. All materials are supplied.
Beginner’s Basics–4 hours
In this beginner’s class you will learn the basics about encaustic paint, and by the end will be ready to return to your studio and create encaustic paintings on your own. We will cover suitable supports for painting on, basic painting techniques, fusing layers, and encaustic color theory. Materials will be provided. $350
Intermediate Encaustic Skills–3 hours
In this class students will learn more advanced encaustic techniques such as carving, transfers, embedding objects, collage and incorporating photos into paintings. $250